OCMBA: From Seattle to the Himalayas: John Wood, Wed May 11 530pm PDT

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022
5:30pm— 7:30pm
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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Outside Patio) - Irvine
17877 Von Karman Ave
Unit 110
Irvine, CA 92614
United States
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Join OCMBA for its first event of 2022!  


From Seattle to the Himalayas: 

John Wood - An Unlikely Career Odyssey

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

Wednesday, May 11

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Outside Patio) - Irvine


Enjoy a wonderful evening of networking and a moderated discussion with John Wood.  John is a Kellogg alum and the best-selling author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World.  He will discuss the leadership lessons he learned at Microsoft and how he then applied them to building Room to Read, one of the world’s most successful education NGOs.  He will also talk about the role purpose plays in the modern business world, based upon his work with leading-edge companies.  The discussion will also be moderated by Scott Ullem, HBS alumni and Edwards Lifesciences CFO.  The event will take place outside in the large, beautiful patio area of the Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Irvine with appetizers included in the price. 


OCMBA Host Schools: Northwestern Kellogg & USC Marshall

Attendance at OCMBA events is exclusive to alumni of the 15 participating business schools, and their guests.

Advance Registration Required. Tickets: $20 - $35 per ticket + Eventbrite fees

Shared appetizers provided / No-Host Cash Bar

Dress Code: Business Casual / Parking validated at Hangar 24 restaurant

Kindly register using this private Eventbrite registration link:


Registration for the event is now open. Early Bird Pricing ($20 per ticket) is available through April 30, and Standard Registration ($25 per ticket) begins on May 1. 

OCMBA is a network of the OC / So Cal alumni associations of the 15 participating business schools listed below:

If you have any questions, please contact one of the co-hosts: 

Brian Brenner ( Kellogg) at [email protected] or

Victoria Graveline Waiss (USC Marshall) at [email protected]

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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery (Outside Patio) - Irvine

17877 Von Karman Ave, Unit 110, Irvine, CA 92614, United States,
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