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Made up of campus community stakeholders, category-specific working groups are formed to develop Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for each partnership area, and to recommend prospective partnerships to the Advisory Committee. UPP brings together a unique group to explore each category, engage campus expertise, and to provide members of the campus community with the opportunity to provide feedback on prospective categories and partnerships. Stakeholders may include faculty, staff, students, campus units, alumni, and others.

Airline Working Group Members

Arts + Design: Ralph Scala
Cal Alumni Association: Matt Terwilliger
Faculty Representative: Jeffrey Pennington
Graduate Student Representative: David Bratt
Intercollegiate Athletics/Learfield: Justin Panarese/Joe Mulford
Student Affairs: Caron Lamarsh
Travel: Dan Parnas
Undergraduate Student Representative: Monsoon Pabrai
University of California Office of the President: Debra Almason

Communications Working Group Members

ASUC Student Union: Darly Ansel
Arts and Design: Susan Miller

Cal Alumni Association: Matt Terwilliger
College of Engineering: Anthony St. George

Dean of Student Affairs: David Surratt
Educational Technology Services: Jenn Stringer

Faculty Representative: Jeffrey Bokor
Graduate Student Representative: Matthew Hahn
Information Servicse & Technology: Lyle Nevels

Intercollegiate Athletics: Ashwin Puri & Justin Panarese
Real Estate: Helen Levay
Recreational Sports: Joe Watz

Supply Chain Management: Stacey Templeman
Technology: William Allison
Telecommunications: Howard Revel & Michael Green
UC Berkeley extension: Robert David
Undergraduate Student Representative: Amber Norori

Apparel Working Group Members

ASUC Student Union: Daryl Ansel
Business Contracts and Brand Protection: Maria Rubinshteyn

Cal Alumni Association: Matt Terwilliger
Communications and Public Affairs: Ram Kapoor
Faculty Representative: Kellie McElhaney  
Graduate Student Representative: Lizz Niemeyer 

Intercollegiate Athletics: Ashwin Puri
Recreational Sports: Joe Watz
Real Estate: Helen Levay
Skydeck: Caroline Winnett
Undergraduate Student Representative: Raj Bhargava
University Development and Alumni Relations: Sylvia Berhuis

Coffee Working Group Members

ASUC Student Union: Suzi Halpin and Daryl Ansel
Cal Alumni Association: Matt Terwilliger
Faculty Representative: Keith Gilless
Graduate Student Representative: 
Mark Shapero
Intercollegiate Athletics: Justin Panarese
Office of Sustainability and Energy: Kira Stoll
Recreational Sports: Joe Watz
Real Estate: Helen Levay
Residential and Student Service Programs: Shawn LaPean
Supply Chain Management: Stacey Templeman
Undergraduate Student Representative: Giana Amador and Wes Adrianson 
University Health Services: Trish Ratto

Brita Working Group Members

ASUC Student Union: Suzi Halpin and Daryl Ansel
Cal Alumni Association: Matt Terwilliger
Graduate Student Representative: Mark Shapero
Intercollegiate Athletics: Justin Panarese
Office of Sustainability and Energy: Kira Stoll
Real Estate: Brian Main*
Recreational Sports: Joe Watz
Residential and Student Service Programs: Shawn LaPean
Undergraduate Student Representative: Chris Yamas
University Health Services: Trish Ratto

Banking Working Group Members

ASUC Student Union: Kelsey Finn* and Theresa Ajari
Athletics: Ashwin Puri and Justin Panarese
Cal 1 Card: Mary-Ann Spencer Cogan
California Alumni Association: Matt Terwilliger
Faculty: Nancy Wallace
Graduate Student Representative: Anthony Abril 
Procurement: Stacey Templeman
Recreational Sports: Joe Watz
Undergraduate Student Representative: Raj Bhargava

Solar Working Group Members

Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative: Chris Reilly​*
California Alumni Association: Matt Terwilliger
Intercollegiate Athletics: Justin Panarese
Lawrence Hall of Science: Susan Gregory
Office of Sustainability: Kira Stoll

Supply Chain Management: Rich Taylor

*Involved in contract negotiation process. Individual may not be part of current working group or is no longer with the university.

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As UPP continues to explore industries of opportunity, we want to continue to engage our faculty, staff, and students in potential partnership opportunities through our working group categories. Campus expertise and insight will help ensure these partnerships continue to benefit Berkeley’s values and mission of teaching, research and public service while supporting our stakeholders.

If you are interested in serving on a working group for upcoming partnership categories or if you would like more information about our current working groups, please contact upp@berkeley.edu

Potential Category Working Groups

  • Technology