USC Marshall Alumni Association

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Your Los Angeles Chapter is a great way to connect with the Marshall School if you just graduated or are well into your career. We have events and programs to keep you connected to what is happening at Marshall.

We invite you to get involved with our LA Chapter. We have many opportunities where you can share your talents with planning events, outreach to alumni and students or publicity.

Email us at


We’re grateful to Thuzio Executive Club for their generous sponsorship!

Thuzio, Our 2016-2017 Annual Sponsor Thuzio Executive Club provides the most high-powered and memorable business events you’ve experienced. You’ll enjoy a unique, up-close-and-personal connection to top athletes, celebrities and other giants from the worlds of sports and entertainment. Our VIP events feature behind-the-scenes stories, fascinating conversations, and question and answer sessions with past and current legends. Thuzio Executive Club Los Angeles speakers include Steven Gerrard, Chris Hemsworth, Pete Rose and Eric Dickerson.

 Become a member, or introduce Thuzio to your company to be part of our exclusive, but welcoming executive club community.

 Learn more at [Click our "Watch The Video" link] And see upcoming LA Events:


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Upcoming Events

USC Marshall Alumni / USC NEXT Santa Monica Mixer @ Silicon Valley Bank (THUR, OCT 6 AT 6PM, SANTA MONICA, CA)

What's better than enjoying a fall sunset in Santa Monica? Enjoying a fall sunset in Santa Monica with your fellow Trojans with a beer in one hand and a cornhole bag in the other. Join USC NEXT on this relaxing evening for a night of great food, great company, and beautiful views of Santa Monica Beach on top of the Silicon Valley Bank rooftop patio. 

Admission includes:
  * Alcoholic beverages
  * Tasty appetizers 
  * Cornhole games all night 

This event will surely sell out so make sure to purchase your tickets before it is too late! 

For more information and tickets, please check out the link here.


USC Marshall Alumni The Takami Business Networking Event (WED, OCT 19 AT 6 PM, LOS ANGELES, CA)

The USC Marshall Alumni of Los Angeles invites you to a night of high-energy networking, food and drink.  Throughout the year we hold monthly business networking events at some of the premier restaurants in L.A.  It’s a great place to connect with old and new friends, make new business contacts, or just raise a glass with your fellow Trojans. 

  • Drink & Food Specials
  • Network
  • RSVP Early - Space is Limited

For more information and tickets, please check out the link here.


USC Marshall Alumni Presents Tesla Happy Hour (THURS, NOV 3RD)

The Tesla experience is an evolution in automobile engineering. Join us for an evolution in making new connections with your fellow Trojan alumni and friends. We’ve got the keys to a great night, and you’re invited.
Tesla is generously sponsoring this event at their modern showroom in Santa Monica. We’ll enjoy beer, wine and refreshments, including a ride in a Tesla Model S or Model X, with a Tesla Product Specialist (let’s let them do the driving, shall we?).

Space is limited, so call “Shotgun!” now and register today.

Your registration fee includes a $1 gift in support of the USC Marshall School of Business.

For more information and tickets, please check out the link here.


USC Marshall Alumni Presents UCLA and USC Mixer (Law, Business, Engineering) (THURS, NOV 15)

Trojans & Bruins may be rivals on the football field, but we're all winners in the worlds of business, engineering and law. The Alumni Associations for six UCLA and USC professional schools join forces to promote a little friendly rivalry and cheer before the big game. Let's make some strong connections that will last long after the game ends.

Join us at the Rivalry Sports Bar for a night of networking, bridge-building and friendship across schools and professions. Appetizers are included with the entry fee, and Happy Hour pricing is available throughout the event.

For more information and tickets, please check out the link here.
* This is the registration page for USC only. Contact us for links to the other schools.


Monthly Re-occurring Events

Lunches: Network with your local alums throughout Los Angeles in 7 locations.  Lunches meet monthly on Fridays. To register for an event, click the link below and then select the date you want to attend:


Business Networking Events:  Our popular networking Happy Hours at four of Los Angeles' trendy locations.  Events are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. 

  • Takami Sushi & Robata in Downtown
  • Bodega Wine Bar in Pasadena
  • Sonoma Wine Garden in Santa Monica

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

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

Board of Directors

President   Vice President / Operations   Vice President / Engagement   Controller   Marketing
Justin Gaynor                   Los Angeles Chapter Controller Brent Byrd       Chris Cabrera

Justin Gaynor

  Matthew Raggio
  Alexander Fadil
  Brent Byrd   Chris Cabrera
Marshall '06   Marshall MBA '14    Marshall '   Marshall '76   Marshall '00
email   email   email   email   email 

LA Regional Board Rep
Golf Tournament Chair

  Reoccuring Lunch Chair   Business Networking Co-Chair   Business Networking Co-Chair  

Marshall Partners Liaison
Immediate Past President

David Lustig   Thomas Fitzgerald
  Chris Kidder

Lei Liu

  Elyse Klein
Marshall '88    Marshall '   Marshall '   Marshall '
  Marshall MBA '05
email   email   email   email   email
Business Breakfast Chair   Operations Chair   Advisory / Speakers   LAMBA Rep   Special Events
Leader Law Affinity Group
            Los Angeles Chapter Alumni-Student Relations Lance Eliot            

Justin Lacey

  Max Simon

Lance Eliot 

  Melinda Gagyor
Marshall '11    Marshall MBA '14   Marshall '85   Marshall '    Marshall '06
email     email   email   TBD    email
Special Events  

Special Events

  Special Events   Special Events   Special Advisor
                  Michelle Nguyen      
 Marc Godt    Michal Simon   Suzanne Guy   Michelle Nguyen      Cody Charfauros
 Marshall '92    Marshall '    Marshall '    Marshall '     Marshall '07
email    email    email    email   email
Relations Chair
  Leader Digital Medial Affinity
  Leader Business Owner /
Entrepreneurs Affinity
Vicki Huang   Delia Meraz   Brian Anderson   Josh Bashioum    
Marshall '18   Marshall '09   Marshall '   Marshall '    
email   email   email   email    


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Past Events


  • Spring Social Events
  • Casino Night Benefiting USC Marshall School of Business


  • A Private Tour of Downtown Los Angeles led by Hal Bastian from DCBID
  • Summer Social Events
  • Marshall Open House & Leadership Recruitment Event


  • Key Note Event - Mobile Apps
  • Business of Wine
  • All B-School Mixer Partnered with Berkeley Haas Alumni - Joint Event


  • USC Marshall Holiday Party with Marshall Partners

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