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About The Aztec Leadership Network

SDSU Alumni lead businesses and organizations throughout the world. They are CEOs, presidents, founders and partners. Aztecs run biotech companies, accounting firms, restaurant chains and hospitals.

The Aztec Leadership Network map demonstrates the reach and impact SDSU alumni have in these leadership roles.

You can also search the complete SDSU Alumni Directory on LinkedIn 

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Leadership by the Numbers

Of SDSU's 280,000 living alumni, about 60 percent live in San Diego.

Aztecs are the CEOs of more than 100 companies in San Diego County.

Aztecs are presidents of more than 300 companies in San Diego County.

Aztecs are founders of more than 50 companies in San Diego County.

*SDSU’s economic impact accounts for 36 percent of the entire CSU’s impact to the state, sustains more than 9,000 jobs in the region, more than 11,400 jobs statewide and generates more than $62 million in local taxes and nearly $86.7 million in state tax revenue.

*Data from 2010 CSU Economic Impact Report


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Notable SDSU Alumni:

Arthur Barron, '60
Former Chair, Time Warner International

Charles Brandes
Founder, Brandes Investment Partners

Norman Brinker, '57
Brinker International, Ltd.

Linda Lang, '91
Chairman & CEO, Jack in the Box

Sandra McBrayer, '86
CEO, The Children's Initiative

Timothy Muris, '71
Former Chair, Federal Trade Commission

Ellen Ochoa, '80
First Latina Astronaut

Bernard Rimland, '50
Founder, Autism Society of America

Ralph Rubio, '78
Founder, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill

Jim Sinegal, '59
Co-Founder, Costco Wholesale Corp.

Julia Stewart,'77
CEO, International House of Pancakes

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For questions about the Aztec Leadership Network map, contact marcomm@mail.sdsu.edu