Gunil Chung '93, President Gunil is currently the VP Executive Programs at Box where he and his team manage how the company proactively engages with their top 1000 customers, with advisory boards, executive communities, customer advocacy, thought leadership events, and other related programs.  Before joining Box in 2014, he spent 3.5 years at Salesforce.com where he worked on enterprise strategy, their innovation program called Ignite, and their industry initiatives.  Before that, he spent 8 years at a think-tank for global 100 CIOs called the Research Board. He spends his free time with his wife and 3 daughters, two of whom are 1 year old twins. best brown memory: ecdc

Gunil Chung '93, President

Gunil is currently the VP Executive Programs at Box where he and his team manage how the company proactively engages with their top 1000 customers, with advisory boards, executive communities, customer advocacy, thought leadership events, and other related programs.  Before joining Box in 2014, he spent 3.5 years at Salesforce.com where he worked on enterprise strategy, their innovation program called Ignite, and their industry initiatives.  Before that, he spent 8 years at a think-tank for global 100 CIOs called the Research Board.

He spends his free time with his wife and 3 daughters, two of whom are 1 year old twins.

best brown memory: ecdc

Andy Lauta '82, Vice President, social engagement chair Andy (BSEE ’82) is a 35-year veteran of Silicon Valley and has held executive positions at Intel and Apple in product management, product marketing and business development. Over the last 20 years Andy has operated his own management consulting firm where he develops business, product and go-to-market strategies and plans for his clients, including industry leaders such as Adobe Systems, Apple, and SanDisk. Andy has also founded and advised a number of start-ups, and was an EIR at Garage Technology Ventures. While at Brown, Andy was a member of the Brown men’s varsity soccer team and has continued to pursue his passion for soccer here in the Bay Area. While playing for his former San Francisco-based club team, Andy won the California Amateur title and the Silver Mug tournament. Andy still plays soccer competitively and helps out with his son’s youth teams. He also enjoys the occasional round of golf, when time allows.

Andy Lauta '82, Vice President, social engagement chair

Andy (BSEE ’82) is a 35-year veteran of Silicon Valley and has held executive positions at Intel and Apple in product management, product marketing and business development. Over the last 20 years Andy has operated his own management consulting firm where he develops business, product and go-to-market strategies and plans for his clients, including industry leaders such as Adobe Systems, Apple, and SanDisk. Andy has also founded and advised a number of start-ups, and was an EIR at Garage Technology Ventures.

While at Brown, Andy was a member of the Brown men’s varsity soccer team and has continued to pursue his passion for soccer here in the Bay Area. While playing for his former San Francisco-based club team, Andy won the California Amateur title and the Silver Mug tournament. Andy still plays soccer competitively and helps out with his son’s youth teams. He also enjoys the occasional round of golf, when time allows.

David Sabel '86, vice president, membership chair David is a Product Management Exec who has worked in the on-line advertising (Yahoo, Microsoft) and eCommerce spaces in Silicon Valley for the last 12 years. He is currently heading up product efforts at Munchery where he spends his days solving the "what's for dinner tonight? problem for thousands of people on both coasts.  With two kids now at Brown, David has many great reasons to return to College Hill. While at Brown, when he wasn't studying for his degree in International Relations of course, David spent most of his free time at WBRU, where he worked as an on-air DJ, and directed the intern program, commercial production and promotions departments. A favorite memory is having had the opportunity to interview many traveling artists, like Jerry Garcia, as their tours swung through Providence.

David Sabel '86, vice president, membership chair

David is a Product Management Exec who has worked in the on-line advertising (Yahoo, Microsoft) and eCommerce spaces in Silicon Valley for the last 12 years. He is currently heading up product efforts at Munchery where he spends his days solving the "what's for dinner tonight? problem for thousands of people on both coasts.  With two kids now at Brown, David has many great reasons to return to College Hill.

While at Brown, when he wasn't studying for his degree in International Relations of course, David spent most of his free time at WBRU, where he worked as an on-air DJ, and directed the intern program, commercial production and promotions departments. A favorite memory is having had the opportunity to interview many traveling artists, like Jerry Garcia, as their tours swung through Providence.

 
chanmaly phanthalangsy MA'16, marketing chair Chanmaly received her MA in Brown in 2016 through a collaboration program between brown university and Pfizer.  She recently moved to the bay Area to work for Abbvie stemcentrx in the clinical pharmacology group

chanmaly phanthalangsy MA'16, marketing chair

Chanmaly received her MA in Brown in 2016 through a collaboration program between brown university and Pfizer.  She recently moved to the bay Area to work for Abbvie stemcentrx in the clinical pharmacology group

 
naeem zafar '81, treasurer and board member Naeem is a serial entrepreneur and teaches at the University of California Berkeley, Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology.  After Brown with an electrical engineering degree he exiled to frozen tundra of Minnesota for graduate school and has been in Silicon Valley since 1988.  Twenty years, two kids, one IPO and three CEO stints later, he founded Startup-Advisor, a company focused on educating and advising entrepreneurs on all aspects of starting and running a business (www.Startup-Advsior.com ) Sci Li days:  "It took me a long time to find out that there is another library on campus. Other than flipping between Barus and Holley and Ratty I spent every day in the basement of Sci Li that had a vibrant social scene."

naeem zafar '81, treasurer and board member

Naeem is a serial entrepreneur and teaches at the University of California Berkeley, Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology.  After Brown with an electrical engineering degree he exiled to frozen tundra of Minnesota for graduate school and has been in Silicon Valley since 1988.  Twenty years, two kids, one IPO and three CEO stints later, he founded Startup-Advisor, a company focused on educating and advising entrepreneurs on all aspects of starting and running a business (www.Startup-Advsior.com )

Sci Li days:  "It took me a long time to find out that there is another library on campus. Other than flipping between Barus and Holley and Ratty I spent every day in the basement of Sci Li that had a vibrant social scene."

kevin epstein '92, board member Kevin prefers being known to Brown folks as "That guy who started the big SVBrownAlums.org mailing list", but insists it was all a misunderstanding. When not working on his day job (google or linkedin him), he teaches at Stanford and online, advises startup companies, and is an advocate for autism-related legislation. He is moderately concerned that he's still allowed to interview prospective Brown students for the admissions committee. Signs of the times: Kevin is glad the Howell House math department isn't there any more, so they're be no questions about the whereabouts of the department sign. He cannot say the same about the street sign for Benevolent Street.

kevin epstein '92, board member

Kevin prefers being known to Brown folks as "That guy who started the big SVBrownAlums.org mailing list", but insists it was all a misunderstanding. When not working on his day job (google or linkedin him), he teaches at Stanford and online, advises startup companies, and is an advocate for autism-related legislation. He is moderately concerned that he's still allowed to interview prospective Brown students for the admissions committee.

Signs of the times: Kevin is glad the Howell House math department isn't there any more, so they're be no questions about the whereabouts of the department sign. He cannot say the same about the street sign for Benevolent Street.

Emil Dizon '02, online community manager At home equally on both coasts, Emil is a social media community manager by day, writing and generating content for all matter of organizations.  By night (but actually, by day as well), he serves as the Public Address Announcer to several college athletic teams (including two NCAA team champions and several conference team champions in the Pac-12, WCC, and Big West) as well as a certified tennis line and chair umpire. College Hill Memory: Putting on an impromptu solo hip hop show using the "Pump It Up" game at Dave & Busters in Providence Place during senior week.  The performing arts eluded me as a student since I was BSR's Sports Director, but for one night, I was able to display theatrics seen only within the confines of my Andrews Hall suite.

Emil Dizon '02, online community manager

At home equally on both coasts, Emil is a social media community manager by day, writing and generating content for all matter of organizations.  By night (but actually, by day as well), he serves as the Public Address Announcer to several college athletic teams (including two NCAA team champions and several conference team champions in the Pac-12, WCC, and Big West) as well as a certified tennis line and chair umpire.

College Hill Memory: Putting on an impromptu solo hip hop show using the "Pump It Up" game at Dave & Busters in Providence Place during senior week.  The performing arts eluded me as a student since I was BSR's Sports Director, but for one night, I was able to display theatrics seen only within the confines of my Andrews Hall suite.

 
norman yang '08, board member Norman oversees young alumni engagement in the Brown Club of Silicon Valley, with 4 years of experience as a chair on the Brown University Alumni Club of Southern California Board. He is currently a Project Manager in design & construction contracting and has completed over $300M value in projects. Norman is an active fitness enthusiast with a love for the outdoors. At Brown: Norman's favorite find in Providence was enjoying a meteor shower atop a tall building rooftop at night.

norman yang '08, board member

Norman oversees young alumni engagement in the Brown Club of Silicon Valley, with 4 years of experience as a chair on the Brown University Alumni Club of Southern California Board. He is currently a Project Manager in design & construction contracting and has completed over $300M value in projects. Norman is an active fitness enthusiast with a love for the outdoors.

At Brown: Norman's favorite find in Providence was enjoying a meteor shower atop a tall building rooftop at night.

 
miki yoshida '02, at large member Miki studied chemistry at Brown and was involved in the Meiklejohn Student Advising Program, Providence Science Outreach, and Brown University Swing Club. Since graduation, Miki has taken a meandering career path from energy research, working at Goldman Sachs, and doing IT project management.  Miki currently works at Stanford University. Outside of the office, Miki enjoys skiing, camping, cycling and traveling. College Hill Memory: Choreographing elaborate dance moves with my best friends in a bid to win the ResLife housing lip-synch contest.  

miki yoshida '02, at large member

Miki studied chemistry at Brown and was involved in the Meiklejohn Student Advising Program, Providence Science Outreach, and Brown University Swing Club. Since graduation, Miki has taken a meandering career path from energy research, working at Goldman Sachs, and doing IT project management.  Miki currently works at Stanford University. Outside of the office, Miki enjoys skiing, camping, cycling and traveling.


College Hill Memory: Choreographing elaborate dance moves with my best friends in a bid to win the ResLife housing lip-synch contest.  

 
victoria pao '94, board member Victoria is a Silicon Valley native who ventured across the country to enter Brown’s PLME (Program in Liberal Medical Education).  After eight years in Providence, she returned to the Bay Area and completed a combined residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at Stanford.  She has travelled internationally performing reconstructive surgery and has been involved in medical research at several universities, biopharmaceutical companies, the Palo Alto VA and NASA.  She now wrangles two boys and has a private practice on the side. College Hill Memory: Coming face to face with Audrey Hepburn after her inspirational speech for the World Hunger Program…and being too star-struck to say anything. 

victoria pao '94, board member

Victoria is a Silicon Valley native who ventured across the country to enter Brown’s PLME (Program in Liberal Medical Education).  After eight years in Providence, she returned to the Bay Area and completed a combined residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at Stanford.  She has travelled internationally performing reconstructive surgery and has been involved in medical research at several universities, biopharmaceutical companies, the Palo Alto VA and NASA.  She now wrangles two boys and has a private practice on the side.

College Hill Memory:
Coming face to face with Audrey Hepburn after her inspirational speech for the World Hunger Program…and being too star-struck to say anything. 

sarah coogan '02, board member Sarah is an educational administrator currently serving as the Lower and Middle School Admissions Director at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton.  She moved to Manhattan upon graduation from Brown and earned a masters in developmental psychology from Columbia University.  A native of San Mateo, Sarah returned to the Bay Area in 2011 and spends her free time volunteering, cooking, hiking and playing tennis. "Though an Education Concentrator at Brown, I spent the majority of my time in places like Stuart Theatre and Production Workshop (PW) performing in musicals.  I was also part of the infamous mock-appella group, The New Arrivals, whose illustrious repertoire was comprised entirely of theme songs from 1980's TV shows."

sarah coogan '02, board member

Sarah is an educational administrator currently serving as the Lower and Middle School Admissions Director at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton.  She moved to Manhattan upon graduation from Brown and earned a masters in developmental psychology from Columbia University.  A native of San Mateo, Sarah returned to the Bay Area in 2011 and spends her free time volunteering, cooking, hiking and playing tennis.

"Though an Education Concentrator at Brown, I spent the majority of my time in places like Stuart Theatre and Production Workshop (PW) performing in musicals.  I was also part of the infamous mock-appella group, The New Arrivals, whose illustrious repertoire was comprised entirely of theme songs from 1980's TV shows."