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blueprint of business Alumni Weekend 2012 April 20–21

1972 1977 1982 1987 1992 1997 2002 2007

Celebrating the classes of

owen remembers with gratitude owen circle celebration dinner the blueprint of business In honor of Owen Circle members and leadership volunteers whose investment of time and resources play a vital role in the growth of the community and the school.

6:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 21 Student Life Center, Vanderbilt University Cocktails followed by seated dinner If you would like to attend this event, it’s not too late to join the Owen Circle. Please see the enclosed business reply envelope for details.

giving back alumni weekend celebrates the past alumni weekend gifts secure the future While you’re making plans to meet and network with old friends, take a moment to consider your Alumni Weekend gift. Your generosity has a real and immediate impact at Owen. To make a gift, please visit, use the enclosed business reply envelope, or call (615) 322-0815.

thank you! we look forward to seeing you in april.

Greetings from Owen. Great things are happening at Owen and I hope you’ll celebrate Alumni Weekend with us in Nashville, April 20–21. There is a lot of exciting news to report. Cumulative rankings place us in the top 10 percent of all B-schools in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. We earned an “A” from Bloomberg Businessweek for teaching and career service, and with our new strategic plan to guide us, the future is bright. Yet with all our forward momentum, we also want to celebrate Owen’s legacy, namely our community and its character, which have both been shaped by you and your classmates. Alumni Weekend gives you the chance to spend time with old friends, visit with former professors or any of our current world-class faculty, or simply amble through Vanderbilt’s beautiful campus. Most importantly, your presence allows us to thank you in person for your contributions to Owen. We have many exciting events planned for you and your family, including: • Kickoff Reception at the University Club • Alumni Family Picnic • “Dust off your MBA” educational series—your chance to get back in the classroom • Owen Circle Celebration Dinner (for Owen Circle members) • Class-specific events I sincerely hope you’ll come back and enjoy this wonderful weekend on campus with us. Warm regards,

Jim Bradford Dean, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Ralph Owen Professor of Management

the making of alumni weekendhonoring our volunteers thank you To the members of the Classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007 for their generous Alumni Weekend gifts. Special thanks to our Alumni Weekend chairs for their outstanding work this year. MBA’77 Chip Mattison IV MBA’87 Doug Thompson MBA’92 John Fisher EMBA’92 Chris Myers McCarthy MBA’97 Dave Windley EMBA’97 Bob Laws, Tom Truitt MBA’02 Dave Goodridge, Mindy Safer Hirt, Thomas and Kristen Ruggles McDaniel

EMBA’02 Jeff Dahlstrom, Linda Garceau MBA’07 Chris Baxley, Rehan Choudhry, Daniela Croda, Nora Driscoll, John Kingston, Brent Moseng, Neeti Nanda, Rachel Pike Wade EMBA’07 Len Jannaman, Jerry Lankford III, Nick May, Lewis Pennock Jr. MSF’07 Logan Gewin Jr.

*We are still recruiting volunteers for several classes. If you would like to be involved, please contact Owen Development and Alumni Relations at (615) 322-7409.

thank you To Owen’s Alumni Board, Alumni Council and Board of Visitors for promoting and connecting alumni with one another and with Owen through their support of Alumni Weekend. Alumni Council representatives and board members who are celebrating their Reunion in 2012 include: Tom Barton, MBA’77 Michael Bowling, EMBA’97 Jeff Dahlstrom, EMBA’02 Ann Rubin Dominick, MBA’82 Zach Eskelson, MSF’07 John Fisher, MBA’92 John Hawkins, MBA’92 Len Jannaman, EMBA’07 Mark Kuhns, MBA’92 Chuck Leone, MBA’92 Rob Louv, MBA’97

Chip Mattison IV, MBA’77 Nick May, EMBA’07 Rich May, EMBA’87 Chris Myers McCarthy, EMBA’92 Margaret Vaughan Robinson, MBA’92 Polo Romero, MBA’02 Susan Strayer, MBA’07 Doug Thompson, MBA’87 Mark Tillinger, MBA’82 Emily Baker Tobin, MBA’92 Dave Windley, MBA’97

registration deadline for all programs and events is april 12. register online at

thank you To Owen’s Alumni Council for their hard work and dedication in raising awareness of and support for Owen among their classmates and playing a vital role in the financial well-being of the school. Alumni Council for EMBA

Alumni Council for MBA

1980 1983 1984 1985 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

1971 Greg Tucker 1973 Ann Olsen 1974 Owen Kelly 1975 Gil Fuqua Jr., Jackie Shrago 1976 Richard Rice 1977 Chip Mattison IV 1978 Eric Hall 1979 Keith Stanton 1980 Eric Van Heyst 1982 Ann Rubin Dominick 1983 Johnny Roberts 1986 David Hornsby 1987 Doug Thompson 1988 Jeff Davis 1989 Steve Shin 1990 Miles Buntin, Bob Grohovsky 1992 Emily Baker Tobin 1993 John Nicholson, Sarah Townswick 1994 Janet Hall Koether 1995 David Corts Jr., Bob Frutchey 1996 David Wathen 1997 Dave Windley 1998 Tom Hamby 1999 Alli Zaro Fitzgerald, Brent Turner 2001 Brian Fox 2003 Julia Holt 2004 Mike Brandon, Shannon McDonald, Jim Rodrigues, McNeill Wells IV 2005 Constance Roskin Baker, Robert Walker 2006 Jeff Gowdy 2008 Matt Garrett, Erin Hofmann 2009 O’Neill Crist-Fulk, Bryan Houston, Justin Kingson, Alex Olsen 2010 Chris Brown, Nathan Hite

Art Rebrovick Larry Battle Susan Adzick Cris Ashworth, Doug Small Rich May Jeff Koch Dru Anderson Steven Rawlins Frank Grant Chris Myers McCarthy Beverly Bond, Nancy Northington Nelson Andrews III Michael Bowling Mike Duley Kim Windrow Kent Wood Bruce Brockenborough Jeff Dahlstrom Jennifer Whitmire Mark Myers Sheri DiGiovanna Len Jannaman, Nick May Todd Jackson Emily Moth Adrienne Cooper Cameron Ahler, Beth Torres

Alumni Council for IMBA 1998 Sheila Dougherty 1999 John Elieson

Alumni Council for MAcc 2008 Amelia Emmert 2009 Jena Riggs

Alumni Council for MMHC 2010 Eric Rhinehardt

Alumni Council for MSF 2006 Martin Schnedlitz 2007 Zach Eskelson

let’s get together alumni weekend activities thursday, april 19 6 p.m.

student and alumni bowling party Visit the Alumni Weekend website for details.

friday, april 20 6–8 p.m.

alumni weekend kickoff reception University Club The official start of Alumni Weekend and your chance to visit with classmates, network with other Owen alumni and faculty, and hear from Dean Bradford. You can also pick up your name tag (your ticket to Alumni Weekend events) and welcome packet here. Friday evening

individual class gatherings Weekend chairs will contact their classmates with details and locations. Stay tuned to the Alumni Weekend website for the most current information on plans for your class. If you are interested in helping with Alumni Weekend events for your class, please contact Alumni Relations at (615) 322-7409.

saturday, april 21 Noon–2 p.m.

alumni family picnic Owen Graduate School of Management lobby and courtyard Hear the latest news from Owen and honor Alumni Council members as they are recognized for their outstanding service and support. The picnic offers a familyfriendly environment, great food and the chance to hear the dean’s welcome along with special remarks from Alumni Board President Brent Turner, MBA’99. 2–3:30 p.m.

“dust off your mba” Owen Graduate School of Management classrooms An annual educational series hosted by Vanderbilt Executive Programs designed to further your skills in the marketplace and enhance your understanding of the latest business trends. Visit the website for full listing of discussion topics and registration information. 6:30 p.m.

the blueprint of business owen circle celebration dinner Student Life Center, Vanderbilt University This dinner recognizes Owen’s most loyal supporters and features the presentation of the second annual Owen Graduate School of Management Distinguished Alumni Award. Cocktail attire. Separate invitation to follow.

registration deadline for all programs and events is april 12. register online at

things to know planning for alumni weekend Registration/check in Please register online at and indicate which events you plan to attend. Registration deadline is April 12. The Alumni Weekend check-in table and welcome packet pickup will be located in the lobby of the University Club, 2402 Garland Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Be sure to wear your name tag throughout the weekend; it serves as your event pass and is required for admission to all Alumni Weekend events. Parking Complimentary parking for Alumni Weekend is available from 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20, through midnight Sunday, April 22. Best options are lots 5A and 5B (across from the law school, corner of 21st and Broadway) and Terrace Place garage (Terrace Place and 20th Avenue). Accessible parking is available at these locations as well as in Lot 6B (between Owen and the Divinity School). Do not park in any spaces marked “reserved.” Attire Dress for all daytime events is casual and comfortable. Plan on more festive attire for evening parties and cocktail attire for the Owen Circle Celebration Dinner. Mobility assistance To arrange for on-campus mobility assistance, please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at (615) 322-0815. Child care Sitting services include Family Care Connection, (615) 371-0600 or, and Nannies of Green Hills, (615) 673-1150 or These sitting services charge fees and require advance notice. Vanderbilt University and the Alumni Association assume no liability or responsibility for any child care services, including the ones listed above. Undergraduate Admissions Alumni are welcome to visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and attend one of its daily group information sessions and/or campus tours. Information sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturday. Campus tours start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, and at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Reservations are required for any group information session or campus tour. Call (800) 288-0432 or (615) 322-2561 to reserve your place. Student Recreation Center Alumni will have free use of the Student Recreation Center during the weekend. Its hours are 5:30 a.m.–midnight Friday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday, and noon–11 p.m. Sunday. Alumni must take their Owen Alumni Weekend name tags (available at registration) for admittance. For information, contact Lynn Smith at (615) 343-6627 or visit Vanderbilt Bookstore Visit the new bookstore—Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University—located at 2525 West End Ave. Bookstore hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday and noon– 4 p.m. Sunday.

where to stay local hotel discounts and rates These hotels are providing special Alumni Weekend rates. Please call the hotel directly to make a reservation and be sure to mention the group name. Many hotels fill up before the cutoff date, so book as early as possible. Visit our travel website,, to find other hotels with discounted rates.

Courtyard by Marriott

1901 West End Ave. (615) 327-9900 or (800) 321-2211 Rate: $119 per night Group code: OAW Group name: Owen Alumni Weekend Reservation cutoff date: March 20 Hutton Hotel

1800 West End Ave. (615) 340-9333 Rate: Single/double—$179; triple—$199; quad—$219 Group name: Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management Reunion Reservation cutoff date: February 21 Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

2100 West End Ave. (615) 320-1700 or (800) 336-3335 Rate: $185 per night Group name: Owen Graduate School Alumni Weekend Reservation cutoff date: March 1 Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt University

2555 West End Ave. (615) 321-1300 or (800) 285-0190 Rate: $199 per night

registration deadline for all programs and events is april 12. register online at

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