Orange County Chapter

Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network


We host a variety of social and professional events for Berkeley-Haas alumni living in the greater Orange County area. We also network with other business school alumni groups to foster greater interaction between business school professionals of all ages and careers.



  • Minutes – Orange County Alumni Network Chapter Board Meeting Tuesday January 10, 2017

    Mediterranean cuisine from Adolfo’s was served and a bottle of Stags Leap Petite Sirah and a Heitz Chardonnay were enjoyed by all. Thank you, John Bernard!

    Pete Shearer of the Irvine Company, who attended our holiday wine tasting, join us and has agreed to join the board and take on the LinkedIn duties for Megan Tobin who has moved to Florida.

    The official meeting began at 7:10pm. Attendees included: Bart Young, John Bernard, Marty Kanselbaum, Mark Sarchet, Nancy Pollard and Pete Shearer.

    Minutes of the November meeting were approved. The chapter has $1400 in its bank account.

    Past Events:
    The holiday wine tasting was a huge success thanks to the generosity of Nancy and Ed Pollard.

    Upcoming Events

    • OCMBA MIT Sloan + INSEAD – Capital Seafood – Jan 24 – RSVP – Bart to send email
    • Artificial Intelligence – Mimi’s Irvine Jan 26 11:30 -1:30pm – RSVP
    • Leaders of Philanthropy Night – Shea Center – Apr 6 – Marty – RSVP Thank you Marty!
    • Americanization vs Globalization – Bart to contact UCI and UCLA Alumni contacts
    • Microbrewery Tour San Diego via Train – Bart to confirm dates / plans with Chris Pope

    Chapter Communications
    Mark Sarchet agreed to handle website updates and Pete Shearer will handle LinkedIn.

    • CAA Liason                                                                                        – Mark Sarchet
    • Facebook                                                                                          – Open
    • OC Website                                                                                        – Mark Sarchet
    • Email Marketing                                                                        – Bart Young
    • LinkedIn                                                                                         – Pete Shearer


    This meeting concluded at 8:15pm. Next meeting is Tuesday February 7.

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About Us

Our mission is to create a strong, lifelong connection to Berkeley-Haas by building a community of engaged alumni in Orange County.

We hold a Chapter board meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Young Company in Laguna Beach. Please contact Bart Young, MBA 76, at 949-376-8404 if you are interested in joining our board or participating in upcoming events.

To reach us, or to be added to our event mailing list, email us or subscribe to our chapter email list.

OC Chapter Board

Current Board Members

Name Position Title Company
Bart Young, MBA 76 President CEO Young Company
John Bernard, MBA 83 VP Treasurer Dir. Acquisitions KDF Communities
Marty Kanselbaum, MBA 77 Director Principle Vector Realty
Gary Newton, MBA 75 Director Angel Newton Portfolio
Megan Tobin, BS 91 Director President Time2Market
Ethan Namvar, MFE 05 Director CIO Centricity Financial, LLC
Gail Spencer, BS 83 Director Dir. Marketing Advance Storage Products
Bruce Dos Santos, MBA 12 Director Project Mgr. Santa Ana Unified School District
Sid Majahan, BS 12 Director Finance MillerCoors

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