Networking For Career Success

Please join us for a panel discussion and networking evening
focused on successfully building and navigating a career.

  Monday, April 18th, 2016

  Civic Hall
156 Fifth Avenue (map)
Second Floor
New York, NY

  Reception to follow.
Space is limited. Free for AFLSE Members/$10 non-members.

Kindly respond by phone to 646-442-2895.




Who is this event for? Who needs networking? This event is for anyone who wants to build a strong professional network and continue developing their career. While networking is tremendously helpful to alumni in transition, the most successful networking is an ongoing effort undertaken long before the need is urgent. All alumni who want to foster career connections, establish contacts within an industry or organization, further their current career goals or inform a future career decision are encouraged to attend.

Meet the Panel

Bruce Tuchman (MSc 1993 International Relations) - Moderator
President, AMC/Sundance Channel Global Network
Bruce has been a leader and trendsetter for the greater part of his career, responsible for taking some of the most popular and innovative US television networks and transforming them into dynamic global brands. He most recently has served as President of AMC Global and Sundance Channel Global from 2011 to 2016. At AMC Networks, he lead the strategic distribution, programming, business development and marketing of the AMC and Sundance Channel brands internationally.

Bruce joined AMC Networks from MGM Worldwide Networks, a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, where he developed and managed MGM’s interests in cable, satellite and other television networks around the world. He came to MGM from MTV Networks, where he served as General Manager of Nickelodeon Global Network Ventures and Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon New Media Ventures developing and overseeing branded Nickelodeon channels across Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Before joining Nickelodeon, he served as Vice President, Business Affairs and Senior Counsel, International Development for MTV Networks.

Bruce started his career as an M&A attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York and London. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a B.A. in International Relations. He holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He serves as Chairman of the American Fund for the London School of Economics and is on the North American Advisory Board of The LSE.

Kyle Keogh (General Course 1993)
Managing Director, Inventory Acquisition, Google Fiber

Kyle has 20 years experience working in and around the Tech and Telecom industry as an executive, sales leader, consultant and financier.  Kyle currently leads Google Fiber's Inventory Acquisition efforts (signing up large multi-tenant buildings) across the US.  Prior to switching to Google Fiber, Kyle led Google's US Telecom Media Sales for 6 years and Google's North American Sales Strategy and Operations for 3 years.  Before joining Google, Kyle was a Director of Business Transformation at IBM, led Development for Talk America, a residential competitive local exchange carrier, and served Tech and Telecom clients at McKinsey &Co. and JP Morgan.  

Kyle earned a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College, studied at the London School of Economics, completed the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, and received an MBA from Dartmouth College.  Kyle and his wife, Liz, live in Connecticut with their 3 kids.

Emily Sharko (DIP 1996 Economics)
Managing Director and CAO, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities

Emily is a Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer for Tactical Opportunities based in New York.  As CAO of Tac Opps, Emily is responsible for the administrative management including staffing of assignments, recruiting and training, career development, performance reviews and compensation, business expansion opportunities, group culture and other administrative aspects of the group’s activities.  Prior to joining Tac Opps in 2015, Ms. Sharko was the CAO for Park Hill Group, a division of Blackstone.  Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Ms. Sharko spent 13 years practicing law, most recently as an attorney in Morgan Stanley's U.S. Litigation Department and a Director in Citigroup's Regulatory Enforcement Group.  Ms. Sharko began her legal career at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Ms. Sharko received a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania, a Diploma in Economics from The London School of Economics, and a JD from Columbia Law School.

Lawrence Liu (MSc 1996 International Relations)
Political Affairs Officer, United Nations

Lawrence is Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations Security Council Affairs Division at the UN Secretariat in New York. He is currently part of a team assigned to support the Security Council Facilitator for implementation of the historical nuclear agreement reached between the P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council+ Germany) and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

He previously served the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, with assignments in Cambodia, the Former Yugoslavia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Afghanistan. He also served the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and worked on issues of ethnic reconciliation and democratic transition.

Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and the London School of Economics.

Carlos Lejnieks (General Course 1998, MSc 2004 Government)
President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties (Newark, NJ)

Carlos is CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties (Newark, NJ) and Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NJ.  He took over an atrophied BBBS agency in 2008 and, within four years, went from serving approximately 100 youth to serving well over 1,100. Prior to joining BBBS, Carlos was an administrator at North Star Academy in Newark.  Prior to that, he has held positions as Vice President of CN Communications International and Goldman Sachs. 

Carlos has served on President Barack Obama’s Regional Finance Committee, Governor Chris Christie’s Education Transition Team and Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s Transition Team. 

A former collegiate varsity wrestler, Lejnieks has a B.A. degree in International Relations and Commerce from Brown University and an M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics.