Michelle Santoro
 Columbia Business School
 33 West 60th Street, 7th floor
 New York, NY 10023
 Phone: 212-854-7947

We encourage you to use this page to connect with your fellow reunion classmates, share updates, and prepare for your Reunion Weekend festivities!

Friday Around the World: An Update on International Programs and Outreach
Class of 1961 50th Reunion Luncheon
Manhattanville Campus Update
All-Class Welcome Reception at Cipriani 42nd Street
Saturday Dean Glenn Hubbard’s State of the School Address
Class of 1961 50th Reunion Cocktail Reception and Dinner at Del Posto Ristorante
Sunday Alumni Family Brunch at Gustavino's


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Ted Mason (tedmason@mindspring.com)

Ted Mason writes: "I am looking forward to the possibility of meeting a few classmates from the class of 1961 at the April reunion. Background is provided in the event that paths cross. I live and work in the NY area and scull, ski, bike ride, and enjoy being a grandfather.

Investor in ventures in China; provider of independent power and energy consulting as principal, East Wind Power Partners, Ltd. since 1994; previously director of cogeneration development of Willamette Industries, Inc.; vice president of Penntech Papers, Inc.; presently independent trustee of mutual funds for the Aquila Group of Funds and previously independent trustee of the Premier VIT fund in the Oppenheimer Capital/Allianz Global Investors fund complex. Substantial prior experience in venture capital and aerospace. Past president, current director, Fort Schuyler Maritime Alumni Association, Inc.; director, NY Council, Navy League of the United States; Captain, USNR (Ret.), MBA Finance, Columbia Graduate School of Business, BME, Marine Engineering, SUNY Maritime."

Ray Looney (hrlooney@comcast.net)

Ray Looney writes: “Looking forward to our big reunion. I retired 14 years ago as CEO of Monaco-based Thyssen-Bornemisza’s US assets after also working for Hewlett-Packard, TWA, Indian Head, and Ball-InCon. I still co-own an industrial company and manage investments — and have significantly improved my golf and tennis scores post retirement. I feel very lucky to have great health, which enables interesting travel and lots of fun with good friends. I’ve been married to the same woman (Maryanne Vandervelde, PhD) through various “chapters” of our lives — for 49 years. We live in the Seattle area and Palm Desert, CA. We have one adult son, Spencer V. Looney, who is currently finishing the Columbia/Berkeley EMBA program.”

Martin Walter

After 23 years with New Balance Athletic as head of international operations, Martin L.B. Walter chairs the board of the Massachusetts Alliance for International Business. As a member of New Balance's advisory board, he visited Australia, Hong Kong and China in connection with the company's centennial in 2006. He is also a director with Walter Property Limited, a real estate development company in Guernsey, British Isles. Martin is a passionate advocate for international business in an interdependent world and lectures on international business at Boston-area universities. In 2007, he was named a fellow at McGill University's Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies. Martin also volunteers as a consultant to nonprofit organizations, teaches English to adult immigrants and mentors in math at a Boston school. When not traveling overseas or visiting his adult offspring in Massachusetts and California, he spends time with Joan (Branscombe), his wife of 49 years, at their Cape Cod summer home; in Menton-Garavan, France; or in Needham, Mass. Martin can be contacted at his address: 271 Edgewater Drive, Needham, MA 02492.

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