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Graziadio Alumni Network - Los Angeles Council

Los Angeles Alumni Council


GAN-LA builds and enhances strong networks by providing useful information and resources, integrating social and business values while cultivating community, advancing Pepperdine University’s reputation, serving alumni, students, and the local business community through network excellence.


The Graziadio Alumni Network Council of Los Angeles (GAN-LA) is a group of business leaders committed to building mutually beneficial, strategic partnerships between alumni, the university and the community.


GAN-LA hosts, sponsors and promotes a variety of events to offer its members opportunities for networking and continued learning. Events include executive panels, C-level presentations, and networking mixers. Please visit our Calendar of Events for upcoming events.

Meet the GAN-LA Council

Gisela Rojas, MBA '08

Evahn Beresiwsky, MBA '08

Diana Gesshal, MBA '03 

Wally Murdoch, MBA '03

Kiki Rice, MBA '09

Raffi Simonian, MBA '08

Gail Summers, MBA '03

Behzad Shakibai, EMBA '05
Vice Chair

Nathan Chandra, MBA '08

Denny Hooten, MBA '04

Nick Norris, MBA '09

Tim Shinbara, MBA '09

Fred Soelter, MBA '92

Chris Wicker, MBA '07

How to Get Involved

If you would like to get involved with GAN-LA, contact the Graziadio School Office of Alumni Relations at (310) 568-5639 or gsbmalum@pepperdine.edu. Or join our group on LinkedIn!

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