The Atlanta Chapter has nearly 850+ Chicago Booth alumni in the greater Atlanta & its suburb areas. We strive to provide social, educational events and networking opportunities.
The Chapter has three to four major events each year.
Happy Hour: We plan to have a Happy Hour every alternate month (last week of the month). We plan to rotate across the geo like Alpharetta/Johns Creek, Buckhead/Midtown and Marietta/Smyrna areas. We check out new bars. In 2022, we visited Bar Peri (2022) and Rowdy Tiger (2022)
Quarterly & Social Event, Online Events: We invited various guests for our quarterly events. Entrepreneurship and start-ups are the themes that the local alums are interested in and we support the initiatives. A recent online event on the Trends with Cryptocurrency and NFTs: Going Beyond Skepticism, was featured in the Chicago Booth. We had various in-person speakers like Matt Ferguson (CEO Careerbuilder), Jose Costa (Author of Leading with Edge) to name a few. We organized social events (with family & friends) during Summer months. In 2022 we had hiking & biking at Riverside Park, hiking at Kennesaw State Park (2020).
Annual Holiday Party: Our annual holiday party, generally held in November/December, attracts upwards of 70 alumni (alumni & their families). We host the evening event at one of our alum’s homes and invite a speaker or administrator from Chicago Booth to speak to the group. We had Steve Sear, EVP of Delta Airlines (2018), Prabhu Hariharan is the Consul / Trade Commissioner for the Canadian Consulate General to the USA at Atlanta, Georgia (2019) to name a few.
The Pro-Am Investment Challenge has been an annual event for over twenty years in Atlanta. We invite three investment advisers or financial analysts to provide their forecast of the upcoming year on Wall Street. The challenge comes in the form of picking a portfolio of stocks to compete against fellow alumni and against the three presenting Pros.
The other events we have vary by year to address emerging business topics. Recent events have featured the burst technology bubble, networking and career direction setting, and casual social events to welcome new alumni to the area. Recent admits to Chicago Booth are welcome to all of our events.
About Vignesh Subramanian:
Vignesh Subramanian, MBA'11 graduated from XP-80 class, one of the few classes to have their summer abroad in Singapore and London. He moved from Chicago to Atlanta (2018).
Vignesh is a Technology professional working across Product Management, Client Services and Technology Strategy. With an ex-IBM/Infosys consulting background he is well versed in Digital Transformation solutions. His interests include entrepreneurship, mentors, raising-capital and advises start-up and early stage companies. He holds a Masters in Computers from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), gold-medalist and helped to organize more than 20+ alumni-engagement events, for VIT.
If you have any suggestions, would like to volunteer in planning or coordinating an event, or simply want to grab some food or a drink and find ways to get involved, please let him know.
You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org or vignesh.subra@ChicagoBooth.edu