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New Alumni Council Leaders Aim to strengthen Haas Network

Francesco Rockwood, MBA 93, and Emily Walling, MBA 08
Francesco Rockwood, MBA 93, and Emily Walling, MBA 08

As leaders of the Berkeley Haas Alumni Council, Chair Emily Walling, MBA 08, and Vice-Chair Francesco “Frank” Rockwood, MBA 93, are dedicated to deepening alumni involvement with the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network.

“I benefit from my experience at Haas every day,” says Walling, the head of brand at life insurance tech startup Ladder. “I would love to ensure that the majority of our graduates feel as passionately about Berkeley Haas today as they did 5, 10, 25, or 50 years ago as students.” She aspires to increase attendance at events, promote career services, and boost Haas Fund support.

Rockwood, president and co-founder of real estate services firm Rockwood Pacific, also wants to keep our Defining Leadership Principles “front and center” as Haas transitions to a new dean.

Both Walling and Rockwood are longtime Haas volunteers and encourage alumni to reach out with questions or concerns—and to complete the alumni engagement survey this fall. “Your voice and energy are needed and valued more than ever,” says Rockwood. Contact them at [email protected].