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Alumni & Friends Calendar


July 2014
Wednesday, 30th
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6:00pm-8:00pm, Cedar Creek Café Bar & Grill, 1034 W 20th St., Houston, TX 77008
Join the Houston MBA Chapter for a happy hour. This is a great opportunity to continue to strengthen ties within the McCombs Alumni Network and current MBA student community. Friends and spouses are also welcome to attend. RSVP today!
August 2014
Friday, 1st
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7:00am-9:00am, Dry Creek Cafe, 544 Yale St., Houston, TX 77007
Please join the Houston BBA/MPA Chapter for their monthly First Friday Breakfast Series. All McCombs alumni and friends are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to connect with other alumni and hear the latest news and updates from McCombs. RSVP today!
Monday, 4th
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7:00pm-9:00pm, Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303-7402
This August the American Accounting Association's annual conference is in Atlanta and the McCombs Department of Accounting will be hosting an alumni reception during that time. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with peers, faculty, and friends. We hope you will join us! RSVP today!
Friday, 8th
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5:30pm-7:30pm, The University of Texas at Austin, Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
The Texas MBA Program and the McCombs Alumni Network invite you to a reception to kick off the new school year. We will be welcoming the incoming MBA class and returning MBA second years. Complimentary appetizers, one drink, and a cash bar will be available.

This will also be a great opportunity to network with other McCombs alumni, meet the newest class, and learn about what's happening at McCombs. Eric Hirst, associate dean for MBA programs, will be in attendance and looks forward to seeing you.

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Tuesday, 12th
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Noon-1:00pm, Online
Entrepreneurship is for many people the key to their dream careers - and their best path to acquiring wealth. While the experts agree that either people make money for you or money makes money for you, many entrepreneurs don't start with this perspective. And, they don't know what they don't know about their own strengths and desires, business options, revenue models, assembling resources to bridge their gaps, and so much more. Most start with a dream or an idea and jump right in. While doing what you love is an important element to success, the number of small business failures is staggering because that's just not enough.

In this webinar, Nina Pickell speaks to both the person considering starting a business and the experienced entrepreneur hoping to improve their chances of long term success. You'll learn more about...

- types of entrepreneurial ventures, income streams, and business systems.
- how to identify your strengths and put them to work for you.
- how to bridge gaps with the right resources and team.
- how to set yourself up for success.

Tune in to learn how to decide if entrepreneurship is right for you!

With a BBA and MBA from The University of Texas at Austin, Nina Pickell is an entrepreneur, innovator, and executive advisor, known for her expertise as a strategist, marketer, and branding pro as well as a thought leader in the world of talent management and development. Her passions include growing companies and helping people achieve success as they define it. An entrepreneur herself since graduate school when she launched a successful consulting business to fund her MBA, she now follows her passions and shares what she's learned from entrepreneurs like George Kozmetsky and Laura Kilcrease, two well-respected names in the university’s history. She's an accomplished writer; strategic consultant; advisory board member; owner of Internet franchises and music ventures; interim executive; educator; and a trainer as well as coach for executives, entrepreneurs, and music professionals. She recently began teaching her newest workshops for prospective and current entrepreneurs, including sessions for professional athletes across the country in 2013.

Nina is an expert in the art of reinvention, having held various functional leadership roles in global and early stage ventures and applying her expertise to many different industries. She has decades of leadership and operational experience in early stage and global companies. Nina left her last full-time role as senior director of product development at Monster.com in 2002 and set a course to add value in a broader way -- working with aspiring entrepreneurs through global organizations to help launch new products as well as improve business performance and profitability. To learn more, contact Nina directly at nina@beyondintent.com. RSVP today!
Friday, 15th
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7:00pm-10:00pm, EGADE Business School - Santa Fe, Auditorium 1, Mexico D.F., MX

The McCombs Mexican Alumni Network would like to cordially invite you to the Second Annual Faculty Speaker Conference. The event will include a speaker panel of McCombs and EGADE faculty with a networking reception afterwards.

For more information or questions, contact Tania Rodriguez, president of The McCombs Mexican Alumni Network, at tania@greenhabitatproject.com. Register now!
Thursday, 21st
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Noon-1:00pm, Online: https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/careerwebinar/
Do you have a strategy for your personal brand? As Tom Peters said in Fast Company, "All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You."

Recruiters, prospects, and customers all develop instant opinions of you through social profiles and a simple web search of your name. Empower your digital personal brand in this session with Stacey Harmon's 8 guiding principles, each designed for the socially savvy and not-so-savvy alike. Whether you've been marketing online for years or are still struggling to get started, this session is guaranteed to enrich your knowledge of personal brand building on social sites and craft a positive, professional, and likable image of you in today's digital world.

Harmon Enterprises is led by Principal Stacey Harmon, who brings over 19 years of marketing experience to her perspective. Stacey's marketing career began in 1995 when she started working in the in-house marketing department of Newport Beach’s premier residential brokerage. Stacey’s work history spans marketing, technology, real estate sales, operations, and entrepreneurship. Her experience, coupled with an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, has led Stacey to establish Harmon Enterprises, where she can exercise her passion for social media strategy, modern marketing, and powerful, digital workflows that transform businesses.

Stacey is an Evernote Business Certified Consultant (EBCC) and Evernote's Marketing Ambassador. Among Evernote's 100 million users, EBCC's 25 member inaugural class and approximately 60 ambassadors worldwide, she is truly one in a million. In addition to her consulting efforts, she has authored two books: "Facebook Page Marketing: Content Strategies for Real Estate" and "Untethered with Evernote: Tips and Workflows for Independent Entrepreneurs." Stacey has established herself as a nationally recognized expert who speaks on effective digital branding, social media marketing, and digital workflow management through Evernote.

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7:00pm-9:00pm, The Ginger Man, 2718 Boll St., Dallas, TX 75204
The Dallas BBA/MPA Chapter invites you to a networking social at The Ginger Man. Meet up with old friends and enjoy drinks and appetizers with your fellow alumni. No RSVP necessary, just show up.
September 2014
Thursday, 4th
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0:00am-0:00am, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
Join the Texas Exes on Sept. 4-5 for two fun-filled days revisiting the same campus you roamed as a student 50 years ago. You'll have the opportunity to chat with fellow graduates of the Class of 1964, hear insightful speakers, and tour your individual school or college. Don't miss this chance to see firsthand the many treasures that this great university has to offer. Register now!
Friday, 5th
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0:00am-0:00am, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, The University of Texas at Austin, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712
Join the Texas Exes on Sept. 4-5 for two fun-filled days revisiting the same campus you roamed as a student 50 years ago. You'll have the opportunity to chat with fellow graduates of the Class of 1964, hear insightful speakers, and tour your individual school or college. Don't miss this chance to see firsthand the many treasures that this great university has to offer. Register now!
Tuesday, 23rd
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11:30am-1:30pm, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2200 N. Pearl St., Dallas, TX 75201
At long last we're starting to see words and phrases used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There’s momentum gaining – and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation’s economy would be stuck in slow motion.

Get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, a Federal Reserve economist, and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come.

Panelists
Bob Parrino, chair, Department of Finance, McCombs School of Business
Mike Ullman, CEO and chairman, JCPenney
David Seaton, CEO and chairman, Fluor

What You Will Learn
What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the DFW local economy
Mike Ullman will discuss what's driving the retail sector and if growth is in its future
David Seaton will look at the status of engineering/construction projects in Texas, the U.S., and beyond

Event cost is $50 per person (includes lunch and parking) and is hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network, Texas Enterprise, and Texas CEO magazine. For more information including speaker bios, please visit the Texas Enterprise event page.

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October 2014
Thursday, 2nd
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7:30am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Houston Branch, 1801 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019
At long last we're starting to see words and phrases used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There’s momentum gaining – and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation’s economy would be stuck in slow motion.

Get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, a Federal Reserve economist, and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come.

Panelists
Jay Hartzell, professor, Department of Finance, and associate dean for business affairs, McCombs School of Business
Greg Armstrong, CEO and chairman, Plains All American
Janiece M. Longoria, chairman, Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority
Dr. Robert Robbins, CEO, Texas Medical Center

What You Will Learn
What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the Houston economy
Greg Armstrong will share what's going on with the Keystone situation and beyond
Janiece Longoria will share her insights on how the completion of the Panama Canal's widening will impact Texas logistics and the Port of Houston
Dr. Bobby Robbins will share the latest in Houston's health care technology, innovation, and challenges

Event cost is $50 per person and includes breakfast (a gluten-free option will be available) and parking. Event is hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network, Texas Enterprise, and Texas CEO magazine. For more information including bios, please visit the Texas Enterprise event page.

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Thursday, 9th
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7:30am-9:30am, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - San Antonio Branch, 402 Dwyer Ave., San Antonio, TX 78204
At long last we're starting to see words and phrases used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There’s momentum gaining – and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation’s economy would be stuck in slow motion.

Get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, a Federal Reserve economist, and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come.

Panelists
Jay Hartzell, professor, Department of Finance, and associate dean for business affairs, McCombs School of Business
Anil Kumar, senior research economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Joe Robles, president and CEO, USAA
Kenneth P. Trevett, president and CEO, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Rad Weaver, CEO, McCombs Partners

What You Will Learn
What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the San Antonio economy
Joe Robles will share his views on the financial sectors long term prospects
Ken Trevett will share trends and the future promise of the biosciences for San Antonio
Rad Weaver will share what private equity deal making looks like today

Event cost is $50 per person and includes breakfast (a gluten-free option will be available) and parking. Event is hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network, Texas Enterprise, and Texas CEO magazine. For more information including bios, please visit the Texas Enterprise event page.

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Friday, 17th
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All DayMultiple Locations, Austin, TX

Save the Date for McCombs Alumni Weekend Oct. 17-19, 2014 in Austin! All alumni are invited to catch up with friends and learn from faculty.

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • An opening breakfast and economic forecast panel
  • Lectures with your favorite faculty members
  • Welcome party at the McCombs School
  • A pre-game alumni bbq
  • Limited group seating at the Texas vs. Iowa State Game (separate tickets available in August)
Be sure to watch your email for details and registration information coming in early June. In the meantime, update your profile in the alumni directory and like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook so you don't miss new details as they come out.

We look forward to seeing you in October!
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7:30am-9:30am, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, TX 78705
At long last we're starting to see words and phrases used to describe the U.S. economy like: optimism, revenue growth, more hiring, GDP increases, and consumer confidence is up. There’s momentum gaining – and especially in Texas. In fact, without Texas, the nation’s economy would be stuck in slow motion.

Get expert insight on what 2015 has in store for the economy as Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business bring together CEOs, a Federal Reserve economist, and UT faculty to share their insights for the year to come.

Panelists
Laura Starks, professor, Department of Finance, and associate dean for research, McCombs School of Business
Alexander M. Davern, chief operating officer, National Instruments
John Hofmann, executive vice president of water, LCRA
Mark Willis, CEO, Keller Williams Realty
Mine K. Yücel, senior vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

What You Will Learn
What global and U.S. factors could impact Texas and the Austin economy
Alex Davern will share his perspective on the tech market including manufacturing, sales, innovation, and the prospects for additional growth.
Mark Willis will discuss the Austin real estate marketing including home sales, new home construction, rents, and the cost of borrowing.
John Hofmann will share his perspective on what Texas businesses should expect and can do to deal with the continuing drought.

Event cost is $35 per person and includes breakfast (a gluten-free option will be available). Event is hosted by the McCombs Alumni Network, Texas Enterprise, and Texas CEO magazine. For more information including bios, please visit the Texas Enterprise event page.

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Saturday, 18th
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All DayMultiple Locations, Austin, TX

Save the Date for McCombs Alumni Weekend Oct. 17-19, 2014 in Austin! All alumni are invited to catch up with friends and learn from faculty.

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • An opening breakfast and economic forecast panel
  • Lectures with your favorite faculty members
  • Welcome party at the McCombs School
  • A pre-game alumni bbq
  • Limited group seating at the Texas vs. Iowa State Game (separate tickets available in August)
Be sure to watch your email for details and registration information coming in early June. In the meantime, update your profile in the alumni directory and like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook so you don't miss new details as they come out.

We look forward to seeing you in October!
Sunday, 19th
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All DayMultiple Locations, Austin, TX

Save the Date for McCombs Alumni Weekend Oct. 17-19, 2014 in Austin! All alumni are invited to catch up with friends and learn from faculty.

It will be a fun weekend including:

  • An opening breakfast and economic forecast panel
  • Lectures with your favorite faculty members
  • Welcome party at the McCombs School
  • A pre-game alumni bbq
  • Limited group seating at the Texas vs. Iowa State Game (separate tickets available in August)
Be sure to watch your email for details and registration information coming in early June. In the meantime, update your profile in the alumni directory and like the McCombs Alumni Network on Facebook so you don't miss new details as they come out.

We look forward to seeing you in October!