Chicago Booth Alumni Club of New York
Network, learn, socialize, and stay connected with Chicago Booth alumni in your area.
Founded in 1977, The Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Greater New York (New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut) serves over 3,500 alumni in the Greater New York community, and is the second largest alumni community after Chicago.
In 2019–2020, the Club will be led by:
- President: Suzy Davidkhanian, ’06
- Chair, Operations: Richard Ko, ’16
- Chair, Industry Events: Whitney Enright, ’16
- Chair, Welcoming Committee: Cindy Machles, ’82
- Chair, Social: Kuppy Sampale, ’13
Apply to be a Member at Large!
Objective: The member-at-large position is a pipeline to club leadership.
- 1-year commitment with option to renew (option to renew will be mutual, including highlights of accomplishments in the role).
- Organize 1 event annually, with the support of the chair(s).
- Participate in the All-Volunteer Quarterly Meetings.
- Participate in 1 monthly leadership meeting a quarter.
- Apply to the position.
All Booth alumni, regardless of program, are eligible to apply to the member-at-large program which is open for applications year round.
To be considered please fill out this short application.
- Facilitate connection and reconnection among NYC-area Booth alums.
- Be a touch-point for NYC-area alumni to the greater Booth community.
- Represent and showcase Chicago Booth on the ground in NYC.
- Events: Social, Professional, Educational.
- Communication: Website, Email, Facebook, LinkedIn.
- Connection: by Class Year, by Industry, for Career Development.
|Suzy Davidkhanian has been working in retail since graduating from Booth in 2006. She started at Tiffany’s in store operation before moving to Macy’s where she held several merchant positions before transitioning into the consumer insights and strategy team, where she was responsible for the creation of the market trends arm. Suzy is now the Principal Analyst at eMarketer/Insider Intelligence leading the Retail and Ecommerce vertical. Prior to Booth, Suzy worked for a financial services company in public relations. She has been involved with the Chicago Booth Alumni Association since graduating, and has been on the U of C Alumni Board from 2016 - 2020. Suzy has always been an avid volunteer, including a YMCA gymnastics coach while a senior in High School! Since moving to NYC, she has been volunteering for the American Heart Association, the Armenian American Health Professional Organization and her High School - Toronto French School, where she is the incoming President of the Alumni Association. Suzy graduated from McGill with a BA in Sociology.|
|Cindy Machles is the co-founder and CEO of Glue, which has been recognized as a top 20 NYC agency in both advertising and public relations since 2015. Before launching Glue, Cindy started and led advertising agencies for WPP and held product management roles at Johnson & Johnson and Clorox. She is also a founding steering committee member of Chicago Booth Angels--NYC and a past global board member of Chicago Booth Women's Network. A fun fact is that Cindy and her family made an attempt to raise a guide dog for The Seeing Eye, but consistent with the organization's high rejection rate, ended up with a loving family pet instead. Cindy graduated from Chicago Booth in 1982.|
|Richard Ko has close to two decades of experience in investments – for 7+ years he has worked with family offices, either as a portfolio manager or a consultant on hedge funds, PE funds and long only funds. Prior to that Richard spent 8 years at Gottex Funds Management, a top 25 global fund of hedge funds specialist by AUM. Before that he worked as a risk manager at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Richard has a MBA from Chicago Booth AXP-15, a BA and a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis, a graduate certificate in quantitative finance from Stanford University and is a CFA charterholder. In his spare time Richard is a DJ spinning 80s tunes.|
|Kuppy Sampale is a passionate and imaginative marketer working in CPG for nearly 10 years. She has worked on some the world’s most beloved brands such as Capri Sun, Kool-Aid, and vitaminwater at companies such as Kraft Foods, The Coca-Cola Company, and Unilever. Currently she leads cross portfolio innovation at Pernod Ricard. Kuppy has an MBA from Chicago Booth in marketing, and a BSE in biomedical and electrical engineering from Duke University. She loves residing in NYC and one of the highlights of her time here was walking in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along side Kool-Aid Man. Oh Yeah!|
|Whitney Enright is a corporate finance professional, working in the Finance Group at American Express; she has expertise in running analytics for business decisions, managing a multi-million dollar P&L, and advising on deals such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures. Previously, she worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and trade finance at the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Whitney graduated magna cum laude from American University (class of 2009) with University Honors and a concentration in international economic policy, and from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (class of 2016) with concentrations in finance, entrepreneurship, and managerial and organizational behavior. Whitney enjoys running races, teaching yoga, and actively serving her community.|
President: Suzy Davidkhanian, ’06
Chair, Operations: Richard Ko, ’16
Chair, Social Events: Kuppy Sampale, ’13
Chair, Industry Events: Whitney Enright, ’16
Chair, Welcoming Committee: Cindy Machles, ’82
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