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Alumni Profile: Al Spector and Marin Sailing School

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Al Spector is the kind of socialpreneur who inspires other business leaders.  After 22 years of his corporate career, he decided to pursue his passion for sailing by opening the Marin Sailing School in San Francisco Bay.  His school is based in Sausalito, California.

Al Spector commenced his career as an in-house attorney with Grainger (GWW), a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products with distribution is Asia, Europe and Latin America.  He later joined Thompson Multi-Media in the role of a Director of International Logistics, and then served in a business development role with Savi Technology.

Presently Al is a Consultant for RGP (Resources Global Professionals) in the San Francisco Bay area.   His expertise in supply chain and legal and regulatory matters allows him to consult a variety of clients on a broad range of products. He has served on an acquisition team for a global pharmaceutical firm, done strategic consulting for a global telecom client, a US healthcare network, and several technology companies.

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Defining Practitioner Faculty: The Lake Forest Advantage

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Thursday, August 14, 2014

You can learn from academic leadership that has lengthy experience in business processes, but are not engaged in competitive business practice.  The second choice?  You can learn from faculty that are presently engaged in business leadership roles.

What is of greater value to an MBA student looking for the competence, confidence and ability to contribute in order to advance their career and opportunities in today’s job market?

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Alumni Profile: Laurel Delaney Author and Founder of Delaney Foods Manufacturing

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Friday, August 01, 2014

We dare you to try to spend five minutes with Laurel Delaney (an alumni of Lake Forest) and not be infected with her energy and entrepreneurial passion. “You can be brilliant, but if you don’t have the confidence and tools to take action, your ideas won’t achieve reality,” she says. This philosophy for professional development is what lead Delaney to pursue her MBA at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

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