Schedule

 

Friday, April 20
 

All daytime programming will take place on campus at Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway (at 118th Street).

Registration at Uris Hall
10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Columbia CaseWorks: The PieSky Ventures
11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Presenter: Murray B. Low, Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

Columbia CaseWorks develops case studies and teaching materials written by Columbia Business School faculty members. Oriented around real-world questions and decisions, all CaseWorks materials challenge students to make sense of varied sources of information. The case discussed in this session will be e-mailed to you prior to Reunion Weekend.

Case: PieSky Ventures is evaluating four proposals to assess which one represents the best entrepreneurial opportunity. Clifford Smathers, the investment executive, knows that the decision must be made quickly in order to get involved. In which business should PieSky Ventures invest?

Alumni Lunch
12:15–1:45 p.m.

Class of 1962 Reunion Luncheon
12:15–1:45 p.m.

A Taste of Executive Education: Influencing Without Authority: Persuading Your Boss, Subordinates, and Peers
2–3:15 p.m.
Presenter: Robert Bontempo, Adjunct Associate Professor, Management Division

At a time when leadership requires less emphasis on giving orders and more on building consensus, personal persuasiveness and the ability to negotiate effectively have become critical skills for success. In this session you will hone skills around interpersonal and intergroup persuasion challenges. You will also get a taste of Columbia Business School Executive Education, learn about program offerings, and find out how you and up to four of your colleagues can receive a 25 percent tuition benefit.

Concurrent Workshops
3:30–4:45 p.m.

A. Career Management in a Changing Job Market
Presenter: Ellis Chase, EJChase Consulting, Inc.

During challenging times it takes extra elbow grease and strategic networking to make a smart career transition. In this session, executive coach Ellis Chase will share tips on how to fulfill your short- and long-term professional goals through career-management and job-search techniques.

B. Retirement and Beyond
Moderator: Josephine Linden, Adjunct Professor, Finance and Economics Division

Panelists
John Chrin ’88, Partner, Circle Wealth Management
David Corbett, Founder and Senior Consultant, New Directions
James Firman ’77, President and CEO, The National Council on Aging

The concept of “retirement” has changed radically over the past several decades; older individuals are approaching their time—and money—in a very different fashion than their parents did. Take part in this thoughtful discussion of post-retirement careers, money management, and estate planning.

Manhattanville Campus Update
5–6:15 p.m.
Presenter: Joe Ienuso ’01 (EMBA), Executive Vice President of Facilities, Columbia University

Columbia Business School is part of Columbia University’s expansion into Manhattanville, 17 acres west of Broadway between 125th and 133rd Streets. Hear an update on the plans for Columbia Business School’s new home.

Please see the weekend transportation section for shuttle service information.

All-Class Welcome Reception
Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street (between Lexington and Park Avenues)
7–9 p.m.

Reconnect with old friends and classmates over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the elegant Cipriani 42nd Street, one of New York City’s iconic venues.

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Saturday, April 21
 

All daytime programming will take place on campus at Uris Hall, 3022 Broadway (at 118th Street).

 

Registration at Uris Hall
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Concurrent Alumni Panel Discussions and Presentations I
9:30–10:45 a.m.

A. The Future of the Business of Business Journalism
Moderator: Jonathan Knee, Director, Media Program, and Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners

Alumni Panelists
William D. Cohan ’87, Author, Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World (Doubleday, 2011)
Jon Hilsenrath ’97, Chief Economics Correspondent, the Wall Street Journal
Timothy O’Brien ’92, Executive Editor, The Huffington Post Media Group

B. The European Crisis
Moderator: David Beim, Professor of Professional Practice, Finance and Economics Division, and Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

Alumni Panelists
Domenico Crapanzano ’97, Managing Director and Head of European Rates Sales and Trading, Jeffries International Limited
Lisa Marchese ’97, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, American Express
Katherine Priestley ’92, Founding Partner, Lincoln Vale, LLP

C. The Future of Labor Unions, Trade, Income Inequality, and Healthcare

Presenters
Chris Mayer, Director, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, and Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate
Andrew Stern, Ronald O. Perelman Senior Fellow, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, and former President of the 2.2 million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Join leaders of the School’s Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy for an introduction to the center and its mission to connect scholarship with real-world applications and generate research that informs public policy.

Outstanding Investors Look at Investment Prospects: Five Years Later
11 a.m.–noon
Moderator: Tano Santos, David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance and Economics, and Co-director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing

Alumni Panelists
Leon G. Cooperman ’67, Chairman and CEO, Omega Advisors
Mario J. Gabelli ’67, Chairman and CEO, GAMCO Investors
Arthur J. Samberg ’67, Manager, Hawkes Financial Services, LLC

Dean’s State of the School Address
12:10–1 p.m.

Join Dean Glenn Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, for an update on the School and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Picnic Lunch
1–2 p.m.

Concurrent Alumni Panel Discussions and Presentations II
2:15–3:30 p.m.

 A. Evolving Strategies in a Changing Healthcare Industry Landscape
Moderator: Cliff Cramer, Director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program

Alumni Panelists
Oscar B. Garfein, MD, ’97, President of the Medical Board, St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Susan Hertzberg ’97 (EMBA), President and CEO, Boston Heart Diagnostics
Ken Hitchner ’92, Partner and Head of Healthcare Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Sasha Pailet Koff ’02, Director, Quality Management Systems, Medical Devices, and Diagnostics, Johnson & Johnson
Carolyne Zimmermann ’02, Head of Search, Evaluations, and Negotiations Critical Care Franchise, Novartis Pharmaceuticals

B. Building and Managing the Brand Experience
Moderator: Olivier Toubia, Professor, Marketing Division

Alumni Panelists
Valda Coryat ’97, Director, Consumer and Market Intelligence, Heineken Americas
Debra Martha Coughlin ’82, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer, Draftfcb
Jennifer Dorne Rosenberg ’97, Worldwide Director, Global Marketing - Oral Care, Colgate-Palmolive

C. Nonprofit Board Leadership: Mission Rich, Resource Poor
Moderator: Ray Horton, Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance

Alumni Panelists
Kenneth A. Buckfire ’87, Board Member, New York Philharmonic
Dan Cain ’72, Executive Committee Member, Hancock Shaker Village
Tess Mateo ’97 (EMBA), Board Member, American Composers Orchestra
Maggie Neilson ’07 (EMBA), Partner, Global Philanthropy Group

Concurrent Alumni Panel Discussions and Presentations III
3:45–5 p.m.

A. Perspectives on Today’s Commercial Real Estate Market
Moderator: Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate, and Director, Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate

Alumni Panelists
Shannon E. Bauer ’07, Vice President, Acquisitions and Capital Markets, Vornado Realty Trust
Wilson Lee ’87, Managing Partner, First Growth Real Estate Capital
David M. Sherman ’82, President, Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management, LLC

B. Women in Business: Mentoring, Managing, and Maneuvering
Moderator: Gita Johar, Senior Vice Dean and Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business

Alumni Panelists
Phyllis Haberman ’72, Senior Managing Director, Egret Capital Partners, LLC
Sharon King ’97, Corporate Communications and Financial Journalist
Terri Lecamp ’87, Founding Partner and CEO, Plainfield Asset Management, LLC
Amanda Magliaro ’02, Managing Director and Head of Structured Products Syndicate, Citi

C. The Art of Choosing
Presenter: Sheena Iyengar, S. T. Lee Professor of Business

In her book, The Art of Choosing (Twelve, 2010), Iyengar looks at research in decision science alongside anecdotes from her own experiences as a first-generation American to explore the art and science of decision making.

Cocktail Receptions and Dinners

25th Reunion Class Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Sunset Terrace at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and the Hudson River

Class Cocktail Reception: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Class Dinner: 7:30–midnight

Enjoy an exclusive reception for the MBA 25th reunion class with Dean Glenn Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, prior to dinner at Chelsea Piers’ Sunset Terrace, where beautiful views of the Hudson River complement award-winning cuisine by Abigail Kirsch.

1st Reunion Class (MBA class of 2011 only)
The Lighthouse at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and the Hudson River

Class Cocktail Reception: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Class Dinner: 8:30–10 p.m.
Dancing: 10 p.m.–midnight

Join your classmates for cocktails, dinner, and dancing at Chelsea Piers’ The Lighthouse, where beautiful views of the Hudson River complement award-winning cuisine by Abigail Kirsch.

5th–20th Reunions and All EMBA Reunion Classes
Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and the Hudson River

Class Cocktail Reception: 7:30–8:30 p.m.
Class Dinner: 8:30–10 p.m.
Dancing: 10 p.m.–midnight

Join your classmates for cocktails, dinner, and dancing at Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty, where beautiful views of the Hudson River complement award-winning cuisine by Abigail Kirsch.

30th–50th Reunions and Platinum Classes
Del Posto Ristorante
85 Tenth Avenue (at 16th Street)
7:30 p.m.–midnight

Join your classmates for a spectacular evening at Mario Batali’s award-winning Del Posto Ristorante.

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Sunday, April 22
 

Alumni Family Brunch
Guastavino’s
409 East 59th Street (at First Avenue)
10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Cap off Reunion Weekend by bringing your family to Guastavino’s for Sunday brunch, a time-honored reunion tradition. Children’s entertainment will be provided.

 

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