Kenneth Leung, MBA ’89

Taste What Life has to Offer

Although he is a leader of business-to-business marketing of high-tech products, Kenneth Leung, MBA ’89, likes to remain grounded in the human side of life. That includes exploring different types of food. “I think what we eat is probably the easiest way to learn about cultures,” said Leung, Oracle’s director of Marketing, Database and Infrastructure...
Anita Alamshaw ’91

A Smart Decision: ‘UCR gave me what I needed to succeed’

Anita Alamshaw ’91 has always been decisive – that’s an important quality as executive director and general manager of U.S. Value and Access at Amgen, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. But she recalls one instance when she changed her mind, and how that made all the difference. Growing up in Orange County, Alamshaw...
Incoming Executive Fellow Armen Karamardian ’93

‘Community is Everything’ to Restaurant Leader

As a 2022-23 Executive Fellow, Armen Karamardian ’93 wants UCR School of Business students to understand that, in business, they will not always have the right answers right away – and that’s OK. As Chief Executive Officer of Zov's Restaurant Group based in Tustin, Calif., Karamardian speaks from experience – most recently from March of...
Anderson Hall

Quick Tips: Select Advice from Executive Fellows 

Five accomplished business executives recently kicked off the first in the UCR School of Business Executive Fellows Industry Discussion Series. All have served as Executive Fellows. Here are some selected insights they shared: ON BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS Darin Anderson, chairman and CEO of Salas O’Brien, Inc.: “You've got to be able to connect with people, you've...
UCR School of Business Executive Fellows Panelists

Integrity, Perseverance and Giving Back: Executive Fellows Discuss Keys to Success

A few years after she founded Stronghold Engineering, Inc., Beverly Bailey was at a job site when an engineer made a remark she has not forgotten for 25 years. “He told me that he believed that women belonged in kitchens,” said Bailey, president and CEO of a company that has grown into one of the...
Michael L. Zemetra ’93, Executive Fellow

For Executive Fellows, Success is Something to Share

Incoming Executive Fellow Michael L. Zemetra ’93 believes that success comes with a responsibility to give back. He is executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of Veritone Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence technology. He joined the Executive Fellows program for the 2020-21 school year, and will be contributing his real-world experience...
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Executive Fellows 2019

School of Business Names 2019-2020 Executive Fellows

School of Business Names 2019-2020 Executive Fellows Darin Anderson ’89, MBA ’91, and Dr. David Hadley ’71, M.S. ’73. will serve as Executive Fellows for the 2019 -20 academic year. Founded in 1992, the Executive Fellows Program aims to connect distinguished business leaders with students and faculty to enrich the learning experience. Fellows serve a...
student scholarship recipients

Two New Funds Champion Student Success

Two New Funds Established to Support Student Success As of 2018, twenty-seven scholarship funds have been established by donors to champion student success and over $132,000 was distributed in awards this year. As a result of the enormous growth in support received from our donors, alumni, and greater community, the total amount of scholarship funds...