Class of 2008

2008 had its ups and downs. The largest machine in the world made science history. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time low. The presidential election made history. And the Class of 2008 kicks off their careers with Booth degrees in hand.

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When and Where

In 2008, the Large Hadron Collide—the world's largest machine—powered up in Geneva, Switzerland, beginning a new age of scientific exploration. The Dow Jones reached its lowest level since 1997 amidst the financial crisis. Barack Obama became the first African-American President of the United States.


Celebrate your wonderful Booth memories with your friends, classmates, faculty, staff, and alumni across the generations at Reconnect 2018.


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Reconnect 2018

April 27-28, 2018

Chicago, Illinois

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

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First Name Last Name Class Year Program Company
Farooq Abbasi 2008 Full Time MBA Mizuho Securities
Ben Abelson 2008 Full Time MBA American Century Investments
MICHAEL ADAMIC 2008 Full Time MBA CVS Health
Michael Amiet 2008 Full Time MBA Walgreens
Brigitte Anderson 2008 Full Time MBA Orange Vista LLC
Angie Ang 2008 Executive MBA Affilion Advisory SB
Scott Armstrong 2008 Full Time MBA Domino Data Lab
Justin BELEOKEN 2008 Executive MBA World Bank
Anshu Bhardwaj 2008 Full Time MBA /
eric bielke 2008 Full Time MBA GE Ventures
Rebecca Boyle 2008 Evening MBA Fifth Third Private Bank
Ryan Boyle 2008 Evening MBA Northern Trust
rob burkart 2008 Evening MBA InnerWorkings
Ashwin Chandramouli 2008 Full Time MBA Mr
Louisa Chen 2008 Full Time MBA Sole Society
Jennifer Chung 2008 Evening MBA Chicago Trading Company
eric crowley 2008 Full Time MBA eSpark Learning Inc
Matt Culek 2008 Full Time MBA Citadel Securities
Samuel Diedrich 2008 Full Time MBA Brookfield
Jonathan Dyck 2008 Full Time MBA CIM
Adrienne Eltink 2008 Evening MBA Adrienne Eltink, Inc.
Mike Fogarty 2008 Executive MBA MF Digital Marketing
Ira Fox 2008 Full Time MBA Fitch Ratings
Kelly Fuller 2008 Full Time MBA BMO Capital Markets
David Garrigus 2008 Evening MBA Marsh & McLennan
David Goldberg 2008 Full Time MBA Endeavour Capital
Edgar Gonzalez 2008 Full Time MBA Nuveen Investments
Harshal Gorde 2008 Full Time MBA Dowling Hales
Amit Gupta 2008 Full Time MBA Twitter Inc
Eric Held 2008 Full Time MBA Development Specialists, Inc.
Eric Jacobsohn 2008 Full Time MBA Mesirow Financial
Douglas Keller 2008 Full Time MBA Glass Products Wholesale LLC
Al Kim 2008 Full Time MBA Helmsley Charitable Trust
Ulrike Koeppl 2008 Executive MBA Deloitte
Anna Levchuk 2008 Full Time MBA Optum / United Health Group
Gary Lewis 2008 Full Time MBA Cascade Partners
Maurice Murray 2008 Full Time MBA Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Maniwara Muscari 2008 Executive MBA none
Kiran Narahari 2008 Full Time MBA Egencia
Carin Nelson 2008 Full Time MBA none
Daniel Ohgi 2008 Full Time MBA J.P. Morgan Chase
Erin O'Keefe 2008 Evening MBA Public Building Commission of Chicago
Pratik Patel 2008 Full Time MBA Artisan Partners Asset Managment
Germana Paterlini 2008 Executive MBA Certusoft
Cindy Paulauskas 2008 Executive MBA Rivet Radio, Inc
Laura Payne 2008 Evening MBA Citadel
Ryan Preclaw 2008 Full Time MBA Barclays Capital
Michael Roberts 2008 Executive MBA PricewaterhouseCoopers
Rebeca Sanchez Sarmiento 2008 Full Time MBA Attom Data Solutions
Rajeshree Shah 2008 Full Time MBA Abbott
Anuj Singhal 2008 Evening MBA None
Jessica Strausbaugh 2008 Evening MBA Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Emily Strobel Amiet 2008 Full Time MBA Mars
Chris Tholstrup 2008 Full Time MBA SkyCentrics
Alandrea Timmons 2008 Full Time MBA Color of Change
Ashish Tiwari 2008 Full Time MBA PIMCO
Antonio Torres 2008 Weekend MBA Gogo, Inc.
Teppei Tsutsui 2008 Full Time MBA GREE
Michael van Riesen 2008 Executive MBA Assenagon Asset Management S.A.
Trevor Whitson 2008 Evening MBA Scotts Miracle-Gro
Andy Yang 2008 Full Time MBA 500px
Amber Zelazny 2008 Full Time MBA Gartner Inc
Thursday, April 26

Reconnect Happy Hour 
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Gleacher Center, Room 621

Start off Reconnect Weekend by celebrating with your friends, classmates, and Booth alumni from across the generations.

Friday, April 27

Alumnae and Student Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Gleacher Center, Room 621

Booth women (alumnae and students) are invited to a fun speed networking event.

Management Conference
11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fairmont Hotel and Gleacher Center 

For over 60 years, Management Conference has shaped the theory and practice of business.

Networking Reception
5:00– 6:30 p.m.
Howells & Hood

Class Reception
7– 10 p.m.
The Porter

Saturday, April 28

Back to the Classroom Sessions
11 a.m.– noon
Charles M. Harper Center

Get back in touch with Booth’s renowned spirit of inquiry and analysis with esteemed faculty. 

Homecoming BBQ 
Noon – 4:00 p.m. 
Charles M. Harper Center

Celebrate a reunion-wide barbecue. This event is family friendly and open to only reunion alumni and their guests.

Reunion Committee

Michael Adamic
Brigitte Anderson
Scott Armstrong
Rebecca Thompson Boyle
Edward Brice
Eric Crowley
Adrienne Eltink
Kelly Fuller, Program Chair
George Mansour, Co-Gift Chair 
Rajeshree Shah
Sean Singleton
Jessica Strausbaugh
Chris Tholstrup
Alandrea Timmons
Andy Yang
Anshu Bhardwaj, Co-Gift Chair


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