Vote for the CACNY 2017 Leadership Team!

Current (paid) members of the Cal Alumni Club of New York are asked to vote for the single contested spot on next year's Leadership Team.

Please vote by 5pm on Saturday, November 12 in advance of the CACNY Members Appreciation Party In-person voting will also be available at the party between 7 and 9 p.m.

Candidates for President

  • Lauren Keyson, '81
    CACNY/Cal Experience: I have been on the Cal Alumni Club Board for several years, and have been the communications director since 2005. I was named communications officer in 2015. I created the Twitter and LinkedIn accounts for CACNY and have monitored (along with other officers), posted and responded to replies on Facebook. I've sent out the monthly newsletter on a regular basis each month, and sometimes twice (and even occasionally three times) a month to let all the members know what's going on in the tri-state area. I have set up two distinguished Cal professors that have come to New York City just for a talk with our alumni club. One was a Nobel Laureate Award winner, and one was a head of the graduate division of Cal, of which I was a board director for three years --where I able to promote the Cal alumni club of New York. I have helped with new past student receptions and have also promoted Cal sports in different ways, including creating a sports blog for CACNY.

  • Sonia Sanchez, '09
    CACNY/Cal Experience: I have been on the Cal Alumni Club Board for the last 2 years and have been Social Chair for both of them. In those 2 years, I created the monthly Happy Hour series that have grown from 10 people to around ~50-60 participants (with the highest being ~100 in the summer!). I also created a speaker series that has featured prominent Cal Bears including 3 NY Times journalists and a 4-star General. I've worked with other Cal Bears to set up a Wall Street speaker series, a Retired Bears social hour and I've brought back the Cal Dining Club. I've also planned group outings to for a service day and to see Cal Bears at Sports events, like the Brooklyn Nets and our very own Jared Goff and the LA Rams. Basically if you've been invited to an event in these last 2 years - I've either put it together or helped to make it happen. I hope to continue to do so and grow our community! Go Bears!!

Please submit your vote for our next President. Name and email address are required to insure that all votes are placed by current members of CACNY.

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In addition, CACNY hereby approves the nominations for the rest of the Leadership Team. Each of these nominations is approved as each was uncontested during the nomination process.
Thank you for your continued support of the Cal Alumni Club of New York!

Executive Team
Vice President - Kathy Yamato, '89
Treasurer - Garry Parton, '86
Secretary - Lilly MacEachern, '01

Board Members
Rebecca Hu, '11
Steve Mintz
Jim Williams, '82
Philip Zhou, '12
(Lauren Keyson/Sonia Sanchez)