Columbia Connects 2018

Please join us for our annual Columbia Connects event to celebrate our special alumni connection while welcoming new grads to the area!

Make Monday the best day of your week by socializing with fellow club members while enjoying food and drinks from 6-8PM at Winston and Strawn.  This year we are featuring Mary Zappone (Business School '88), CEO of BRACE Industrial Group and Blucora Board Member (NASDAQ:BCOR), who recently moved back to the Houston area!  At 7PM Mary will be interviewed by John Coumarianos (Columbia College '88), CAA of Houston Board Member, Wealth Manager and Freelance Business Journalist published in The Wall Street Journal.

A special thanks to Winston and Strawn for hosting the event and providing drinks.

RSVP is closed. Please note that you need to have RSVPed in advanced to attend the event since you need to be on a security list to access the event.

Cost: $10 contribution is requested but not required (

Parking:  Street parking is free after 6PM.  The best garage option is the Regency Garage which is connected to the Winston office via skyway (through the Hyatt Regency Hotel). The Regency Garage is located at 611 Clay St., the entrance is on Clay St. The garage is also tunnel accessible and has a skywalk bridge (3rd floor of garage) that is connected to our building (CenterPoint Energy).

Building Details: The 2nd floor of the building is the Lobby floor, this is where you will give your name to the security desk. Once they provide you with access, take the elevator bank to the 24th floor and Derek Robinson will be expecting you.

November 12, 2018 at 6:00pm - 8pm

Winston & Strawn LLP

1111 Louisiana St
24th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
United States

Leslie Zahm

Sidney Cunningham Haopei Wang Kapil Shroff Yang Zha Anne Geyer Suzy Bishara Esteban Leccese Tianhe Shen Carla Newman John Coumarianos Massomeh Hajilee George Ye Matthew Zorn Meredith Bishop Sajal Javid Jonathan Groh Angel López Zamora Harry Weber Eva Paul Caitlin Dean Young Choi Susan Harris Mary Zappone Anthony Hebert Michelle Smith Jose Noyes Alexander McHale Amanda Goceljak Alexandra Delaney Duncan Dickerson Kevin Kovalycsik Ashley Harris Brandie Lockett Florence Chen Mario Hurtado Fabia Younus Vivek Arora Ingrid Tang Kristin Jennifer Ali Naraghi Cornelia Brandfield-Harvey Amy Galvan Theresa Quintanilla Leslie Zahm