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San Diego State University

Fowler College of
Business Administration

Distinguished Alumni

  • Jenny Amaraneni (’11, MBA), Co-founder and CEO of SOLO Eyewear
  • Paul C. Barkley* (’58, Management), Former President, Pacific Southwest Airlines
  • Arthur R. Barron* (’60, Accounting), Former Chairman, Time Warner, Inc.
  • Robert N. Beck (’66, Management; ’68, MS Business Administration), President and Founder, Beck Consulting Group
  • Bud Black (’79, Management), Former MLB Player, MLB Manager
  • Norman E. Brinker* (’57, Management), Former Chairman, Brinker International
  • Paula Brock (’78, Accounting), Chief Financial Officer, Zoological Society of San Diego (San Diego Zoo)
  • James S. Brown (’67, Management), President, Silberrad, Inc. Property Management
  • R. Gene Brown (’54, Management)
  • Thomas F. Carter* (’63, Accounting), Former President, Carter Reese and Associates
  • Carlos A. Cazares* (’60, Accounting), Former Judge, S.D. Superior Court
  • Adelia Coffman (’76, Accounting), Founding CFO, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • William E. Cole (’56, Accounting/’60 MBA) Founder of Leaf & Cole, LLP
  • Doug Collier (’82, Accounting, ’89, MSA), Retired Executive VP, CFO & Secretary,Volcom, Inc.
  • Timothy M. Considine, (’62, Management), Consultant, Considine & Considine
  • Stephen Coslik (’71, Finance) Chairman and CEO of the Woodmont Company
  • Luis Cruz (’88, Finance), Regional President, S. California, Verizon Wireless
  • Tom Darcy (’73, Accounting), Director, Executive VP and CFO of Tocagen
  • Gerald Davee (’58, Management)Partner (retired) with Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps
  • Raymond Dittamore (’66, Accounting) Former partner at Ernst & Young
  • Michael Eggleton (’92, MS Accounting), CEO Eurasian Bank
  • Matt Ellis, (’07, MSBA), Founder and CEO at Measurabl
  • Mark Emch (’84, MBA), VP of Finance & CFO, San Diego Convention Center
  • Andrew Esparza (’81, Management) Former chief human resources officer of Dell Corporation and Baker Hughes
  • Jennifer Fall (’93 Finance, ’94 MBA), CFO & SVP Old Navy Global & Online Retail,Gap Inc./Old Navy
  • Bradley Feldmann (’93, MBA), President & CEO , Cubic Corporation
  • Norm Fjeldheim (’84, Information Systems), SVP & Chief Information Officer,Qualcomm Inc.
  • Art Flaming (’60, Marketing) Founder and CEO of The Tierra Corporation
  • Kevin Gelfand (’11, Management), Founder and President of Shake Smart
  • Earl B. Gilliam* (’53, Management), Retired Judge, U.S. District Court
  • Dennis Gilmore (’81, Marketing), CEO, First American Financial Corporation
  • Jack W. Goodall (’60, Management), Board of Directors, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Paul Goodman (’10, Finance) and Griffin Thall (’10, Marketing), Co-Founders of Pura Vida Bracelets
  • Shana Gritsavage (’07, Sports MBA), Director of Marketing (Canada) for Under Armour
  • Rick Hamada (’82, Finance), Chief Executive Officer, Avnet Inc.
  • Drew Henriques (’08, Finance), Vice President Municipal Strategy in U.S. Fixed Income Strategy at J.P. Morgan
  • Paula Hermanny (’98, Marketing), Founder of ViX Paula Hermanny
  • Hon. Duncan D. Hunter (’01, Information Systems), Congressman (CA-52), U.S. House of Representatives
  • Zeynep Ilgaz (’00, MBA) Founder and President of Confirm Biosciences
  • Nik Ingersoll (’11, Marketing) and Matt Clifford (’09, Finance), Co-Founders of Barnana
  • Bret Johnsen (’98, MSBA), Chief Financial Officer, SpaceX
  • Randy J. Johnson (’76, Marketing) Former vice president of SBC Global
  • Ronald H. Kendrick* (’75, MBA Finance), Retired Executive VP, Union Bank
  • Mike Kitts (’07, Sports MBA), Director of Corporate Partnerships, Golden State Warriors
  • Wing Lam (’84, Finance) Founder/Owner, Wahoo’s Fish Tacos
  • Linda Lang (’91, MBA), Retired Chair, CEO & President, Jack in the Box Inc.
  • Douglas Manchester (’65, Finance), Chairman, The Manchester Group
  • Mark McMillin (’79, Marketing) Former president and CEO of The Corky McMillin Companies
  • Art Nicholas (’72, Finance) Founder of Nicholas-Applegate and Nicholas Investment Partners
  • John Oswald (’90, Finance), Co-founder and former CEO, Paul Frank Industries
  • R. Michael Pack (’70, Finance) Owner and CEO of SunCal
  • L. Robert Payne (’55, Management), President and CEO, Multi-Ventures, Inc.
  • Ralph R. Pesqueira (’57, Business) Owner and president of El Indio Shops Inc.
  • Frederick Watson Pierce (’84, fianance, ’88, MBA) Founder, president and CEO of Pierce Educational Properties
  • Arch H. Rambeau (’58, Management), Retired VP Human Resources, General Dynamics Corporation
  • S. Donley Ritchey, (’55 Accounting; ’63 MS Management), Former CEO and Chairman, Lucky Stores
  • Zane Rowe (’92, MBA), Chief Financial Officer and EVP, VMWare Inc.
  • Susan Salka (’89, MBA) President and director of AMN Healthcare
  • Neil Schloss (’92, Finance), Vice President & Treasurer, Ford Motor Company
  • Ronda Sedillo (’94, Accounting), Senior Vice President/CFO, San Diego Padres
  • James Singegal (Business) Co-founder of Costco
  • Mark Snell (’80, Accounting), President, Sempra Energy
  • H. Michael Stansbury, (’66, Marketing), Executive VP, SOMC Group, Inc.
  • Craig Stevens (’82, finance) Founder of Mar West Ventures
  • Catherine Stiefel (’92, Accounting) Former assistant controller, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.
  • James M. Sweeney (’69, Management), Founder and Former CEO, Cardionet
  • F. Duwaine Townsen (’63, Accounting) Founder and managing partner of Ventana Growth Funds
  • Walter A. Turner* (’54, Accounting), Retired Executive VP, Sunroad Enterprises

* Deceased

The Aztec Warrior statue in Student Services

The Aztec Warrior, AKA Monty

AACSB accredited

The Fowler College of Business Administration is fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business