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Community Opportunities


Distinguished Speaker Series:

Brian Niccol
CEO, Taco Bell

January 28
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
DLC Auditorium

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Calendar of Events

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The Dean’s Leadership Circle has built quite a reputation for hosting many unique business events leveraging the Merage School’s partnerships.  The annual end of the year holiday celebrations are typically held at an exclusive location in Orange County where our members can celebrate the season in style.  The annual "Insider's View" event takes place each Fall and is held at a member’s private home.  The Spring Reception is held in conjunction with the Dean's Advisory Board and includes the opportunity to meet top CEOs who lead major corporations located here in Southern California. 


As a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle, you will receive many benefits including complimentary or discounted entrée to an exclusive calendar of events. Catered social and networking events often offer a behind-the-scenes look at new and interesting business ventures in exciting locales across Orange County. Your membership level determines the level and quantity of events you are invited to attend.


Standout events include:


Distinguished Speaker Series Reception featuring:

•    Rick Afable, Covenant Health Network – 2014
•    Chris White, Cisco – 2014

•    Bernie Clark, Schwab – 2014

•    Kimberly Cripe, the CEO of CHOC Children's – 2014

•    Cynthia Stoddard, the CIO of NetApp – 2015

Annual Holiday Reception

•    Pacific Symphony Orchestra at Segerstrom Concert Hall – 2014

•    Roger's Garden –  2013
•    Lyon Air Museum –  2012
•    Fisker of Orange County –  2011

Fall Insider’s View

•    Conte Center "Modern Stress and the Brain" – 2014

•    Featuring Provost Gillman – 2013
•    Home of Beau ’06 & Sanam Pirghibi in Newport Coast – 2012
•    Britta’s Café – 2010