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To create and enhance global understanding and prosperity through global trade.



To enrich our members' growth, leadership, and successes in global business through providing connections, education, and a platform for the exchange of ideas, and to actively represent member interests on common issues affecting global trade.


Core Values:

  • We are by alumni, for alumni.
  •  We are adventurous, open, and sensitive to all cultures.
  • We believe in honesty, openness, and transparency.
  •  We approach our goals with passion and persistence.
    We are a global family, in support of one another.


Strategic Objectives:

Member Support:

· Lifelong education for members

·  Support member career development and job enrichment

· Recognize and celebrate member achievements

·  Optimize the benefits of a global network of members


Brand Development and Support:

· Globally promote Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association

·  Communicate the value of membership 

· Facilitate and nurture the bonds between members


Promote Academic Excellence:

·  Support member's interests in Thunderbird merger with ASU

·  Support member-defined issues that influence global business


Student Support:

· Promote connections between Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association members and students

· Supplement Thunderbird’s student placement services through our own efforts

· Advance the recruitment of qualified TIAA Scholars by developing a network of members, leading universities, and multi-national corporations


 Date of Adoption: 31 July 2015