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Tuesday, May 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
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TIAA Weekly News
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TIAA Welcomes New Board Member: Knut Eriksen '81
We are very pleased to announce that Knut's nomination has been approved by our membership.
Panama Early Bird Registration Open!
With the help of local alum XimenaCambefort '03, we have opened registration for the Fall Business Summit in Panama City!
Member Spotlight: Charles Berzon '86
Looking back, Charles credits Thunderbird with instilling in himthe persistence and motivation to launch his own global business.
Knut Eriksen '81 Joins TIAA Board
A classic T-bird, Knut is a seasoned global executive with a background in business development, engineering, project management, and corporate management in the offshore and deepwater oil and gas business. Born outside of Olso, Norway, Knut now resides in Houston with his wife, Annette. We were privileged to have both of them join us earlier this month in Paris for our Spring Business Summit. Welcome, Knut!

Knut has led a fascinating life and career, involvingan executive position with the company that broadcast the first pictures of the Titanic taken by unmanned deepwater submarine...
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Knut and wife Annette with (L to R) fellow Board member Harry Cockrell '73, wife Rosna Cockrell, and Board member Nimrod Kovacs '77at TIAA's Spring Business Summit in Paris
Panama: The Early Bird Gets the Worm!
With the invaluable assistanceof "on-the-ground" TIAA volunteers like Annual Member Ximena Cambefort '03, we have secured venues in Panama City's historic Casco Viejo district for our Fall Business Summit: TIAA at the Crossroads of Commerce, which will be held September 22nd and 23rd of this year. We will begin announcing our speaker lineup shortly. And, we have now opened up our "Earliest Bird" registration!

If you purchase your ticket anytime between now and July 1st, you will receive a 20% discount off of the total price of the ticket in addition to the discounts already offered to our different levels of vested membership, yet another benefit of becoming a paid TIAA member. If you're planning on attending, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to save some money, as well as ensure that you have a seat. Paris was a sold-out crowd, and we expect the same in Panama.

Keep an eye on the event page for more information as it is released. And if you'd like to go ahead and get registered while you're there, click on the link at the top of the page. The discount will be automatically applied at check out. We hope you're as excited as we are!

    Member Spotlight: Charles Berzon '86

    It’s been nearly three decades since Charles Berzon graduated from Thunderbird, but his experiences from those days as a graduate student continue to resonate in both his professional and personal life. Charles still networks with fellow T-bird classmates, and he credits the entrepreneurial spirit, persistence, and resilience required to start his own business to lessons learned during those years at school...Read On

    Check out all of our past Member Spotlights here, and, remember, if you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Spotlight, please do let us know.

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