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Business Leadership Luncheon: Betsey Nelson, WG88

[Wednesday, June 7th, 7:00pm] If you are pre-registered for this event, please plan to arrive at Goldman Sachs by 11:30am. There is a security check-in near the elevators, and it may take a few minutes to go through.

This luncheon is sold out. Please register on the Wait List if you would like to attend, and we will do our best to accomodate late attendees. Please add a cell number or other contact number in the "Special Instructions" section when you sign up on the wait list so that we can contact you.

Join the WCNC for a Business Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, June 8th as we present Wharton alumna Betsey Nelson, the former CFO of Macromedia, for a lunchtime discussion hosted at Goldman Sachs in San Francisco.

Betsey Nelson (WG88) is the former Chief Financial Officer of Macromedia, the creator of such software mainstays as Dreamweaver and Flash. She was instrumental in helping build a high growth company as Macromedia grew from $100M to $500M in sales and from $300M to $4B in market cap over a 9-year period, culminating in the company's sale to Adobe in late 2005. With the experience of leading the integration efforts for Macromedia in the merger, Betsey has plenty of management and leadership war stories to share with us.

The format is highly interactive--Betsey will give a brief presentation but will then open the floor and encourage a robust dialogue. This will be an excellent learning experience and networking opportunity for both technology and finance professionals. So please bring your appetite (lunch will be served), and join us in the Goldman Sachs Conference Room in the B of A Building for this unique opportunity!

Date. Thursday, June 8th, 2006
Time. 11:45am-1:15pm
Place. Goldman Sachs: 555 California (the B of A building), 45th Floor Conference Room, San Francisco, CA 94104
Registration. $20 per person for WCNC members and one accompanied guest; this event is limited to current WCNC members and one accompanied guest. This fee includes a box lunch. WCNC members only for this limited-attendance luncheon; several seats have been set aside for Wharton summer interns, too.
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Due to the small attendance format of this roundtable, it is expected to fill up quickly. If you would like to attend, please register now. If the event is full already, put yourself on the wait list--there is a very good chance that at least the first few people on the wait list will be able to join the roundtable.

The Business Leadership Roundtable Luncheons were launched by the Wharton Club of Northern California in 2002. These small-group events are restricted to 15-18 people. The intent is to give a small group of alumni an opportunity to meet with a senior business executive and discuss issues related to their industry, business leadership, and career planning. These events are modeled along the lines of the Zweig Executive Dinner series back on campus. The events will be moderated and structured in a way such that all participants can ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Betsey Nelson
Betsey Nelson served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Macromedia until its acquisition by Adobe in December 2005. Betsey joined Macromedia in 1996 to lead mergers and acquisitions and served as the company's Chief Financial Officer since 1997, responsible for all of the company's operational and administrative functions, including business development, customer care, finance, investor relations, information technology, legal, operations, and real estate.

Prior to joining Macromedia, Betsey spent eight years at Hewlett-Packard, where she held a variety of positions in finance and corporate development. Betsey holds an MBA in Finance with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She currently serves on the boards of CNET Networks, Good Technology, and MarketLive.

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