Class of 2003

Memories of 2003. An amusement park soared to new heights in Ohio. The aviation industry's high-speed dreams hit the brakes. A beloved musical cast its first spell over audiences. And the Class of 2003 took a bow as they receive Booth degrees.

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Celebrate Your 20-Year Reunion in 2023

2003 saw the opening of the Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point, then the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world. The record-breaking supersonic Concorde jet made its last flight. And Wicked premiered on Broadway, earning 10 Tony Award nominations.

Reconnect 2023

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Chicago, Illinois

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To see the full list of all Reconnect attendees, please visit our Why Attend page.

List updated weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
Aparna Abburi 2003 Full Time MBA Health Care Service Corporation
Navneet Agarwal 2003 Full Time MBA Moody's Investor Service
Rickard Alfredeen 2003 Weekend MBA Oneforce Consulting
Eyal Altman 2003 Full Time MBA Littelfuse, Inc.
Yuri Ashuev 2003 Full Time MBA Sears Holdings
Avinash Avula 2003 Full Time MBA DuPont
Lalita Badinehal 2003 Full Time MBA Credit Suisse Americas Corporate Citizenship
Jitender Batra 2003 Full Time MBA Alix Partners
Keira Berger 2003 Full Time MBA Marathon Asset Management
Vishnu Beri 2003 Full Time MBA AlphaStreet
Geoffrey Bonn 2003 Full Time MBA Symcor
Michael Burns 2003 Executive MBA BDT & Company
Robert Burns 2003 Executive MBA Mr.
Sarah Bush 2003 Full Time MBA Morningstar
Maria Cabanilla 2003 Full Time MBA Nestle
Richard Calleri 2003 Full Time MBA Geolog
jose candial 2003 Full Time MBA ScotiaBank
Michael Carano 2003 Executive MBA ChicagoFIRST
alexandre castanheira 2003 Executive MBA Morgan Stanley
Alexandre Castanheira 2003 Full Time MBA Morgan Stanley
Ritu Chandra 2003 Full Time MBA
Sridhar Chandran 2003 Full Time MBA Nutanix, Inc
Girisha Chandraraj 2003 Full Time MBA Elite Sportswear
Neel Chopdekar 2003 Full Time MBA Express Scripts
Cheryl Cortez 2003 Full Time MBA The Banc Funds Company
Aldo Cvintal 2003 Full Time MBA Cargill, Incorporated
David Dalka 2003 Evening MBA Fearless Revival
Mike Davidoff 2003 Full Time MBA Davidoff Investments
Megan Davies 2003 Full Time MBA The Boeing Company
Debbie DeSalvo 2003 Evening MBA Tribune Media
Michael Dinger 2003 Full Time MBA J.P. Morgan
Amy Doperalski 2003 Executive MBA Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Gregory Dorai 2003 Full Time MBA Cisco
David Fabish 2003 Full Time MBA Accenture
Brian Finerty 2003 Full Time MBA Equity International Management, LLC
ROBERT FRANSEN 2003 Full Time MBA CORO REALTY ADVISORS
Barry Freeman 2003 Weekend MBA Lincoln International
Julia Galotto 2003 Full Time MBA
Raul Garza 2003 Executive MBA Aunt Martha's Health and Wellness
David Glick 2003 Executive MBA The University of Chicago Hospitals
Mauricio Gomez 2003 Full Time MBA MAS Equity Partners
Caroline Grossman 2003 Full Time MBA Chicago Booth
Dirk Halbach 2003 Full Time MBA Encyclopaedia Britannica
Courtney Hall 2003 Full Time MBA Hillcrest Venture Partners
Yousuf Hashim 2003 Executive MBA Videojet
Kristin Healy 2003 Full Time MBA Barclays
JUAN DIEGO HENAO 2003 Full Time MBA Connectors International
Michael Honeysett 2003 Executive MBA Entrust Product Solutions
David Ijaz 2003 Executive MBA Effective Therapeutics, LLC
Nitin Jain 2003 Full Time MBA Centene
Chaoran Jin 2003 Full Time MBA Keystone Capital
Krissy Jones 2003 Full Time MBA WestRock Co.
Ivan Joseph 2003 Full Time MBA Microsoft Corporation
Sanjeev Joshi 2003 Full Time MBA UBS
Susan Keefe 2003 Full Time MBA
Mike Kimbarovsky 2003 Weekend MBA CIBC Private Wealth Management
Daljit Kochhar 2003 Full Time MBA KT Advisory
Erik Kolstoe 2003 Full Time MBA
Peter Kotz 2003 Evening MBA Old Town Equity, LLC
Michael Krimm 2003 Full Time MBA California Public Employees Retirement System
Bonjoon Ku 2003 Full Time MBA Exxon Mobil Corporation
Vishal Lall 2003 Full Time MBA Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Josh Leavitt 2003 Full Time MBA Zoku Technologies, Inc.
Wei Li 2003 Full Time MBA Huawei Technologies
Alyssa Lim 2003 Full Time MBA Credit Suisse
Chris Loehr 2003 Full Time MBA Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC
Irina Logovinsky 2003 Full Time MBA
Susan Longworth 2003 Full Time MBA Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Erin Lucien 2003 Full Time MBA Springstone Advisory
Ivana Marich 2003 Evening MBA Robert W. Baird
Michael McDaniel 2003 Evening MBA Mesirow Financial
Kevin McInerney 2003 Evening MBA Global Insight Consulting Inc.
Elizabeth Mitchell 2003 Full Time MBA BMO
Ira Moreland 2003 Executive MBA ICV Partners
Eric Muehlhauser 2003 Full Time MBA Wolverine Asset Management
Evgenia "Jenny" Murkes 2003 Full Time MBA Consero Global
Michaela Murphy 2003 Full Time MBA Stanford GSB
Kash Muthuraman 2003 Full Time MBA Kraft Heinz
Isabel Neumann 2003 Full Time MBA Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Dan Noonan 2003 Executive MBA Forsythe Technology, Inc.
SUNIL PANDE 2003 Evening MBA Walmart Inc.
Monica Parekh 2003 Full Time MBA BNP Paribas
Nimesh Patel 2003 Full Time MBA WilmerHale
Rutton Patel 2003 Full Time MBA REPL
Rachel Patterson 2003 Full Time MBA Glocal Consultants Group, LLC
Ari Pribadi 2003 Full Time MBA Marathon Capital
Katherine Puffer 2003 Executive MBA VH Valuations Inc.
Dhiraj Rajaram 2003 Mu Sigma INC
Timothy Ramsey 2003 Full Time MBA Total MINDCARE
Mark Roble 2003 Executive MBA Baird
Jenna Russell 2003 Executive MBA
Raj Salgia 2003 Full Time MBA OSI Group
Marc Sallette 2003 Full Time MBA CBRE Capital Markets
Ray Salvatore 2003 Evening MBA Eckhardt Trading Company
Zack Shah 2003 Full Time MBA Lazard Middle Market
Rajat Sharma 2003 Full Time MBA JPMorgan
Justin Sheperd 2003 Evening MBA
Michael Simon 2003 Executive MBA
Erik Sjolseth 2003 Full Time MBA Nordstrom
Mark Sneathen 2003 Full Time MBA Nielsen
John Song 2003 Full Time MBA Baird
Andrea Sparrey 2003 Full Time MBA Sparrey Consulting Group
Erik Steffensen 2003 Full Time MBA Point B Property Development
Rao Surapaneni 2003 Full Time MBA Discover Financial Services
Barry Tarter 2003 Full Time MBA EXACT Sports
Kevin Teehan 2003 Executive MBA HID Global
Mena Teijeiro 2003 Full Time MBA Menafesting
Tom Tisa 2003 Executive MBA CN
Anthony Todaro 2003 Executive MBA Soraa
Marcelo Tomaszewski 2003 Full Time MBA MĪ˜todo Engenharia
Eduardo Veiga 2003 Full Time MBA Exelon Corp
Michael Vrchota 2003 Evening MBA PNC
Lori Williams 2003 Full Time MBA Roar Beverages Canada
Paul Williams 2003 Evening MBA Northern Trust
Stephanie Wilson-Coleman 2003 Executive MBA General Services Adminstration
Evelyn Yee 2003 Full Time MBA
Simon Zhang 2003 Full Time MBA Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW)


Reunion Committee


Rickard Alfredeen
Eyal Altman
Jitender Batra
Patrick Cassereau
Alex Castanheira
Brian Finerty
Juan Diego Henao
Bonjoon Ku
Nimesh Patel
Rachel Patterson, Program Chair
Justin Sheperd, Gift Chair
Andrea Sparrey
Erik Steffensen, Program Chair

 

Leader in Love
Erik Steffensen, '03

 

Our class’s first day of orientation was 9/11/2001. I remember speeding down Lake Shore Drive to campus in anticipation of the day when I heard the announcement on the radio about the Twin Towers. Orientation was cancelled, and I offered my tiny Lakeview studio to anyone who might need a cable or internet connection. Seven of us spent the day glued to the television, many trying to reach friends. It’s not an experience you would ever choose, but the sense of community created by that tragic event brought the class together.

I think experiencing Booth is a pivotal point in life where everyone comes out a different and better person because of the people you meet. My classmates came to campus from around the world bringing widely differing perspectives, which expanded mine and added a richness to my life I didn’t know I was missing.  

LEAD was also transformative. Coming from an engineering background, undergoing the program and being a facilitator helped me develop personally and professionally, but most importantly, it introduced me to the love of my life. After a LEAD event she approached me to ask thoughtful questions. I answered, handed her my “GSB” card, and hoped for a call. She ignored me all summer, but I found her when school started again, and we’ve built a wonderful life together.

Everyone I met at Booth was brilliant. I was amazed by the depth and intellect of my class and thought, “Man, I’d be crazy not to get to know these people.” Three people from business school stood up in my wedding and one is the godfather to my oldest daughter. 

I’m excited for our class to get back together again in April. There are so many stories from our time together, and I am sure there are many more new ones to hear as well. 

Erik Steffensen is a Principal at Point B Consulting and President of Easton Harbor. He resides in Chicago with his wife, Jessica, and daughters Charlotte and Audrey. He is co-chair of the Class of 2003 reunion committee.

 

Fun at Follies
Rachel Patterson, '03

I made a lot of good friendships at Booth, many of which remain. An intense experience creates an esprit de corps, and both the MBA and some of the historical and economic events (9/11, Enron & Worldcom implosions, jobless recovery, so few job offers) qualify. Just today, I had coffee with a classmate whom I hadn’t seen since our 5th reunion. It was like no time had passed. Our classmates were interesting, multi-layered, and multi-faceted. Everyone was intellectually ambitious, but it was paired with a lack of hubris that was especially refreshing.

The extracurriculars were a great way to get to know a subset of our large classes. It was incredible to see everyone's creativity (and the non-serious side) at Follies. I remember getting to LEAD class late one afternoon, and a "tardy policy" had recently been instituted that, if guilty, you had to sing a song in front of everybody. No one knew that I had been a professional singer, so I launched in... and the room went silent.

I had to work hard, but I'm glad, because I still remember a lot of the analytical tools and processes.  One course I continue to think about was a leadership class with Harry Davis. I loved stepping back to think about the human side of business. One of his memorable analogies was about a theater stage. We analyzed the diverse skill sets on our team, or within ourselves, and decided which should be front stage versus in supporting a role. 

I’m excited to return, revisit old haunts, and memories. There's so much to catch up on: How and where are you/your family? What have been your career and life accomplishments? Did you have any unexpected turns? I'm looking forward to the opportunities to reconnect and create more memories.

Rachel Patterson is Founding Principle of Glocal Consultants Group, LLC a growth strategy firm for non-profit-organizations and small businesses, and is enjoying being based in New York, seeing family and friends. She is also co-chair of the Class of 2003 reunion committee.

 

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