Alumni Council of Thunderbird

The Alumni Council of Thunderbird (ACT), composed of alumni leaders from multiple continents, generations and industries, serves as a representative body of T-birds worldwide. The Thunderbird alumni community is the school’s greatest asset, and together alumni and the school can maximize Thunderbirds’ influence in the world and impact future generations of business leaders.  We are One Thunderbird. The ACT promises to listen to, serve and benefit the entire alumni community of Thunderbird.

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The ACT exists to:

  • Serve alumni across time zones, industries and backgrounds.
  • Engage alumni through open communication, active listening and honest feedback.
  • Create community and enhanced connections in person and online.
  • Represent the voice and guidance of the community.
  • Develop new programs, services and opportunities.
  • Enhance Thunderbird’s reputation through relationships and partnerships.
  • Support the school and each other.

ACT members:

Joy Lubeck ’86, President

Phoenix, Arizona

Talent management consultant and executive coach; former Associate Vice President, Thunderbird Executive Education (2004-2012); former Associate Vice President Thunderbird Alumni Relations (1996-2002); Thunderbird for Good mentor; speaks German, Italian, Spanish and English. Read more…

Nona Niner ’81, Vice President, Alumni Communications Committee Chair

New York, New York

Vice President, JPMorgan Chase; past president, Thunderbird Alumni Network Board; past president, New York City Alumni Chapter; speaks English, French and Spanish. Read more…

Baron Bruno ’08, Alumni Programs and Services Committee Chair

Los Angeles, California

Business development and networking professional; former Thunderbird Alumni Network Board member; Thunderbird Global Council member; Executive MBA graduate; speaks Spanish and English. Read more…

Gabriel Frank ’10, Alumni Programs and Services

São Paulo, Brazil

Groupon Director of Human Resources-Latin America; former recruiter for Thunderbird Executive MBA in São Paulo; Barton Kyle Yount Award recipient, spring 2010; speaks Spanish, Portuguese and English. Read more…

Jonathan Lutz ’96, Goverance Committee Chair

London, United Kingdom

Head of Key Account Management, Deutsche Telekom; marketing and sales career in Asia, Africa, United States and United Kingdom; recipient, Presidential Scholarship at Thunderbird; London Alumni Chapter leader; speaks French, Chinese and English. Read more…

Yohei Matsumura ’13, Alumni Programs and Services

Tokyo, Japan

Assistant manager of strategic business planning for NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s biggest mobile service provider; Tokyo Alumni Chapter leader; speaks Japanese and English. Read more…

Tony van der Hoek ’89, Alumni-Faculty Engagement

Atlanta, Georgia

Marketing and strategy executive; former executive for Coca-Cola; incubator mentor and C-Suite executive for two start-up companies; Thunderbird Distinguished Alumni Award, 2003 recipient; Thunderbird’s Walker Center for Global Entrepreneurship Board of Advisers member; former Thunderbird Global Council Member; former Atlanta Chapter president. Read more…

David Wittenberg ’93, Strategic Planning Committee Chair

New Delhi, India

CEO of The Innovation Workgroup; Thunderbird Global Ambassador; New Delhi Alumni Chapter leader; graduated from Thunderbird with honors and served as research assistant to Professor Ed Barrett; speaks Spanish, French, English and basic German, Portuguese and Hindi. Read more…

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