Upcoming Alumni & Marshall Partners Events (one week)

Event IconCelebrating A Trojan Life: Dr. E. John (Jack) Larsen
Tue, 13 Dec 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Event IconMarshall Partners Bay Area event
Thu, 15 Dec 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Event IconMarshall Alumni Lunch - Newport BeachRecurring Event
Fri, 16 Dec 2016
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Event IconMarshall Alumni Lunch - Sherman OaksRecurring Event
Fri, 16 Dec 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Event IconMarshall Alumni Lunch - Manhattan BeachRecurring Event
Fri, 16 Dec 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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USC Marshall Alumni Association

 - Bay Area Chapter - 

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Who we are.

The Bay Area chapter of the Marshall Alumni Association serves the alumni in this area (over 4,000) by providing events and programs to help keep our network strong.  Wether you are fresh out of Marshall, or well into your current career, our chapter is for you.

We have a sucessful line-up of annual events, as well as monthly re-occuring events, all aimed at helping strengthen current relationships, as well as foster new relationships.  We know the Bay Area is vast, so we alternate networking activity locations to make participation avaialble to everyone.

The Bay Area board gathers constant feedback and more importantly, acts on that feedback to best serve the Marshall alumni.

We want to get to know YOU!  Please consider joining the Bay Area Marshall Alumni community and help us continue to build and strengthen the Marshall network. 

Remember - The Marshall network is only as strong as we make it!

If you have any questions, or want to get invovled, please email our president, Bonnie Yamaoka - bkyamaoka@gmail.com

What we do. (events)

Our chapter has a history of planning and executing dynamic and enjoyable events.  We hold monthly networking events, and also various annual events.

Monthly Networking Events:

Due to the fact that the Bay Area is vast, we alternate the location of our monthly networking event location between San Francisco and San Jose.  These location were chosen by the Bay Area alumni.

3rd Thursday of each month.

For San Francisco we hold a Luncheon in Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov.

For San Jose we hold a Happy Hour (after work) in Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct.

For the San Francisco Events, email Blake Ellis at blakeellisusc@gmail.com or Rob March at march.rob@gmail.com

For the San Jose Events, email Anthony DeLuca at deluca80@gmail.com


Our annual events are truly not to be missed.  If you can’t make the monthly networking activities, all true Marshall alumni can hopefully engage with other Bay Area alumni a few times a year.  These events include:

  • Career Day – This event is a pinnacle annual event.  Themes change from year to year to serve the needs of our alumni, but in general, this event offers valuable insight and information that is actionable whether you are actively looking for a job, making a career change, or simply looking for tips and best practices to stay on top of your career. Senior executives, mid-career professionals, or recent graduates, you won’t want to miss out on this event.

 This event typically occurs in the early spring (March or April) and is usually held in HP’s facilities (either in Palo Alto, or Cupertino).

  • USC Football Weekender – Once a year, the USC football team travels up to the Bay Are to play either Stanford or Berkeley.  There are a host of activities that occur over the weekend, (these vary year to year in detail).

  • The Business of Sports –   Each year we "team up" with a popular local sports team, enjoy a presentation by a business executive that discusses the business of that sport/team, and often enjoy watching a real game to end the evening.  Past events have included the San Francisco Giants & the Golden State Warriors.

  • Wine-Tasting - This is a great event to network with your fellow Trojans while relaxing with a glass of wine.  Often we are able to find a winery that will allow our group a private area to enjoy tasting wines from around the world.
  • Game Watching Parties - We've hosted a few USC game-watching pizza parties, and plan on more in the future.  These type of networking opportunities are casual, spirited, and loads of fun.

We are always looking for corporate partners that would host our group and possibly deliver high-level corporate business remarks.

This helps our Bay Area community to continue the type of business/strategic learning we enjoyed at Marshall.

Contact us if you would like to help us plan such an event with your company.  Email AlumniChapter_SF@marshall.usc.edu


Upcoming Bay Area Events


Nov 17 - Thursday - 5pm: San Francisco Networking Happy Hour

View the Alumni & Marshall Partners Events Calendar for all of our upcoming events.


Board of Directors


Marketing & Communications Chair

  Controller   Membership Chair   San Francisco Events Co-Chair

Anthony DeLuca

  Josh Bingham   Darryl Ng        Blake Ellis
Marshall MBA '07   Marshall MBA '07   Marshall B.S. '04        Marshall B.S. '07
email   email   email   email   email
San Francisco Events Co-Chair   San Jose Event Chair   Liaison to USC Regional Board, and Bay Area Chapter President Emeritus   Liaison to Marshall Partners, and Bay Area Chapter President Emeritus   Immediate Past President, and Bay Area Chapter President Emeritus
Rob March       Dave Hendryx   Samia Morgan    Bonnie Yamaoka
Marshall B.S. '07       Marshall MBA '98   Marshall MBA '80    Marshall B.S. '74
email       email   email    email
Career Development Co-Chair
  Affinity Group Chair   At Large Board Member   At Large Board Member   At Large Board Member
        Kyle Kamka   Matthew Weeks   Doug Laidlaw
        Marshall BS '08   Marshall MBA '86   Marshall BS '78
        email   email   email
At Large Board Member                
Ryan Crowley
Marshall B.S. (Accounting) '05                

Past Events


Jan 14 - San Mateo Networking Happy Hour

Jan 25 - Golden State Warriors Night.

Feb 2 - Technology/Start-up Affinity Group Planning Social

Feb 18 - Sunnyvale Networking Happy Hour

March 3 - San Mateo Networking Happy Hour

March 17 - San Francisco Networking Luncheon

April 21 - Sunnyvale Happy Hour

April 30 - Annual Bay Area Career Day @ LinkedIn

May 12 - San Mateo Networking Happy Hour

May 19 - San Francisco Networking Happy Hour

June 16 - Thursday - 5pm: Sunnyvale Networking Happy Hour

July 14 - Thursday - 5pm:  San Mateo Networking Happy Hour

July 21 - Thursday - 5pm:  San Francisco Networking Happy Hour

Aug 18 - Thursday - 5pm:  Sunnyvale Networking Happy Hour

Sept 15 - Thursday - 5pm: San Francisco Networking Happy Hour

Oct 20 - Thursday - 5pm:  Sunnyvale Networking Happy Hour