Corporate Partners Regional Reception

More than 60 guests convened at the historic Fine Arts Building in Los Angeles on April 24 for a Corporate Partners Regional Reception co-hosted by the Bren School and Corporate Partner Jones & Stokes.

The event provides an opportunity for the Bren School to deepen relationships with existing partners and establish new relationships with representatives from companies and organizations that are interested in the program. Representing the Bren School were Corporate Liaison Marsha Marcoe, Associate Dean John Melack, Assistant Dean of Development Jennifer Deacon, Director of Career Services David Parker, and Career and Alumni Relations Coordinator Tammy Taub.

David Freytag, Vice President of Jones & Stokes, provided welcoming remarks, while Tim Cohen, Corporate Partners Program Chair and Vice President of URS, a longtime partner, spoke about the value of the program.

"It's very much a two-way street," Cohen said. "We are happy to support the Bren School, and we deeply value the access we have to its faculty and its highly qualified students and graduates. In our competitive marketplace, having access to such talented potential employees is an important part of being a Corporate Partner."

Wine for the event was donated by sustainably farmed Ceãgo Vinegardens. Bren alumnus Josh Metz is managing director at the cutting-edge winery, which produces wines from organic and biodynamic grapes grown on the estate and was just named one of California's top small businesses.

Top row, from left: David Parker (Director, Career Services), Stacy Gorajewski (Jones & Stokes), John Crowdery (President, Jones & Stokes), and Pam Lamkin (Jones & Stokes); David Freytag (Vice President, Jones & Stokes) and Chris Mundhenk (EIP Associates); Bren alumni John Onderdonk and Jota Shohtoku (AIG Environmental)
Bottom row, from left: alumni Mike Asakawa and Jill Gavender; Bren Corporate Liaison Marsha Marcoe, alumnus Josh Metz (Ceãgo Vinegardens), alumnus Bob Miller, Jennifer Deacon (Assistant Dean of Development), alumnus Alfred Andrade (Chevron); Corporate Partners Steve Koenigsberg and Christopher Hazen (WSP Environmental Strategies) and Tim Agajanian