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The Anderson School at UCLA has announced that Nicholas C. Memmo, a partner in the Los Angeles-based venture capital investment firm, Kline Hawkes, was appointed Oct. 11 to the board of advisors for the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies for a renewable three-year term.

Memmo is a 1990 graduate of The Anderson School. While attending the M.B.A. program, he was active in the Entrepreneur Association, the largest student group in the School, and chaired its venture capital roundtable program.

"The Anderson School's Entrepreneurial Studies Center provided curriculum and experience programs that helped shape my success after graduation. I am honored to come back and lend my support and guidance to the program's board of advisors," Memmo said.

Memmo's expertise at Kline Hawkes is in operations and direct line experience. The firm's most recent focus has been on mid- and late-stage communications, technology, and health-care ventures in the Western United States.

Before joining Kline Hawkes, Memmo was a founding executive and member of the board of directors of USFilter Corporation, a Fortune-500 company and leading global provider of water and wastewater treatment systems, products, and services.

The chairman of the Price Center's board of advisors, Dick Heckmann, is especially pleased to see Memmo join the group. Heckmann, who is also chairman of the board of Vivendi Water (formerly USFilter), hired Memmo a year after his graduation from Anderson.

"I've seen Nick's journey from M.B.A. graduate to USFilter management team member and beyond. His inclusion on the Price Center's board is a natural progression for both him and the program. I am sure he will bring a fresh perspective to our meetings and I look forward to his involvement," Heckmann said.

The Price Center's board of advisors oversees program activities and helps develop policies and processes that will support long-run viability and success. It assures that The Anderson School at UCLA can develop and fund a coherent, integrated academic program that affirms the vital role of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activity in the American economic system. The board holds three formal meetings a year, when it discusses matters of policy and hears reports from various program areas.

The Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, a recognized leader in entrepreneurial education and research, oversees all teaching, research, extracurricular and community activities related to entrepreneurship at The Anderson School. Working closely with its board of advisors, the Price Center seeks to provide a set of academic and extracurricular experiences that advance both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.



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