April 5 Net Impact Sustainable Fashion Show

In support of our friends at Net Impact, the MBASA would like to publicize the Sustainable Fashion Show, happening in Irvine from 7-9 pm on Thursday, April 5. Tickets are $7 each or 2 for $5 and include admission and refreshments following the show. Get your tickets outside Samson! Also, donate your clothes in bins in Quiet Samson and McCone for use in the show.

March 9 Happy Hour Speaker Series

Join the MBASA to hear retired HP executive, Barcelona native, and Monterey Bay local Luis Huix speak about his career and offer his advice to students. This event will be held in room Morse B106 from 4-5 pm. Swing by Samson for some drinks and fun at the Student Council Happy Hour after his talk!

Students, faculty, and staff from all programs are welcome to attend this event.

March 8 Trade Compliance and Marketing Seminar

CIA World Factbook International Export Data

The Monterey Bay International Trade Association is hosting a seminar focusing on trade compliance and marketing solutions that lead to successful exports. The seminar will take place on March 8 in Santa Cruz from 10:00-11:45 am, followed by a luncheon from 12:00-1:30 pm.


Follow the link below for registration details:
MBITA Seminar Information

March 6 Stanford Webinar on Feedback

Feedback is an important business tool. Knowing how to give it effectively and constructively can yield valuable decision-making information and improve performance regardless of your professional role. With Stanford’s excellent reputation, this webinar is a great opportunity for MIIS students.

Logo of Stanford University

The webinar will take place from 10:00-11:00 am on March 6. Please follow the link below to register, and if there is enough interest on the part of the student body, the MBASA would be happy to reserve a viewing room on campus.
Stanford Feedback Webinar Registration

McKinsey & Co. Director to speak at next Happy Hour Speaker Series November 11th

Please join us for the next Happy Hour Speaker Series with Lenny Mendonca, director of McKinsey & Company (see bio below) on Friday November 11th from 4-5pm in MG100. Afterwards, we will head over to the MIIS Happy Hour.

Lenny Mendonca is a director (senior partner) in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company, where he leads the firm’s knowledge development.

Lenny is on the Shareholders’ Council of McKinsey (its board of directors) and oversees the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications (including McKinsey Quarterly). He has helped dozens of corporate, government, and not-for-profit clients solve their most difficult management challenges.

 Lenny has led several McKinsey research efforts. He has written and spoken extensively on globalization, corporate social responsibility, economic development, regulation, education, energy policy, health care, financial services, and corporate strategy.

Lenny is the chairman emeritus of the Bay Area Council and is chairman of the Economic Institute of the Bay Area. He also serves on the board of the New America Foundation, Common Cause, and the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium; he is a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the board of ChildrenNow and the California Business for Educational Excellence Foundation.

He received his M.B.A. and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an A.B., magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard College.

Lenny lives with his wife and two daughters on the Half Moon Bay coast, south of San Francisco, where he is the founder and owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.