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Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin, Class of 1999


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A San Diego native, Andy has always had a passion for helping people. He taught scuba diving off the coast of La Jolla throughout his collegiate career, and learned early on how to have a balanced life between work and education. After graduating from CSUSM in 2000 with a degree in Service Sector Management (better known as Finance), Andy moved to the Caribbean to follow his dream of teaching scuba diving in the tropics. In 2001, Andy moved back to San Diego, married his college sweetheart, and began his professional career with Northwestern Mutual. Andy now serves as a Wealth Management Advisor to over 300 clients and is the Managing Director of the Carlsbad office. Andy also holds his CLU®, ChFC®, ChSNC, CLTC, CASL®, ChSNC.

In addition to his success in running his own financial practice, Andy has developed Northwestern Mutual’s Top 10 Internship program in his district office, which in turn, created an opportunity to grow strong lasting partnerships with his Alma Mater. In the spring of 2016, Andy sponsored a Senior Experience project that entailed creating a blueprint of success for hosting future philanthropic events with his office. Andy’s corporate, philanthropic partner is the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (an organization that funds research to fight childhood cancer). Through the Senior Experience project, Andy and his office hosted their first annual “Fore the Kids” golf tournament event on Thursday, May 26 at the Crossings in Carlsbad. The tournament raised a little over $5,000…practically tripling their goal of $1,500!