Fresno State alumnus to speak at business associates luncheon

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Fresno State alumnus to speak at business associates luncheon

Eric A. McAfee, managing director and co-founder of Cagan McAfee Capital Partners, will speak about Central Valley growth opportunities at the 21st Annual Business Associates Membership Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

The luncheon, sponsored by the Business Associates of the Craig School of Business, will be at noon in the Satellite Student Union at California State University, Fresno.

The Business Associates is a collective of Valley businesses that works with the Craig School to build connections within the community to develop and maintain student and faculty programs benefiting economic growth in the Central Valley.

“The Business Associates annually provide much-needed funding to the Craig School of Business for projects and programs which receive no other financial support,” said Blair Looney, the group’s chairman. “The students and faculty of the University continue to become more professionally successful as a result of this group’s outreach.”

McAfee, a 1986 graduate of Fresno State, earned a bachelor of science degree in Management. He is also a 1993 graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program, and is a 2000 graduate of the Harvard Business School Private Equity Partnership course.

In mid-2000, McAfee co-founded and now serves as the chairman of CI Systems, a broadband wireless software and services company providing satellite-based, two-way Internet and telecom services. In 1999, McAfee co-founded MindArrow Systems, a publicly held media e-marketing systems company. In 1998, McAfee co-founded NetStream, one of the first Internet Protocol-based local telephone companies using digital rather than analog switches.

Business Associates members may make reservations for the luncheon by calling Caty Massey at 278-8243.

Research and writing assistance provided by University Relations student intern Stephanie Rodriguez.