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Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals

Director of Client Strategy, OptumRx

Nathaniel Keifer-WhealsNathaniel graduated from CSUSM in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, management information systems. Shortly after graduating, he began to be regularly involved with different volunteer positions within the CSUSM community, including to help found the CoBA Alumni Chapter of the CSUSM Alumni Association - now the largest and fastest growing affinity group of the Association - and serving as the first Secretary of the Board.

Nathaniel has experience working in various sectors around the globe, including publishing and tourism, having worked for Her Majesty the Queen in the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace in the U.K. Currently, he has a position within digital therapeutics and life sciences, where his focus is driving and executing client strategies that help bring patient support services to market, ultimately building and supporting healthy individuals and families through medical innovations. At CSUSM, Nathaniel also serves as the Immediate Past President of the Alumni Association and is the university's appointed representative to the CSU-wide Alumni Council.

With a love of CSUSM rivaled by few and passion for working with people and organizations in the area to better our community as a whole, Nathaniel believes one of the most powerful ways we can help is by effectively telling the stories of the many people we serve that contribute to the quality of life in California and San Diego that is envied across the country. He brings with him a deep commitment to contributing to the work of CSUSM as it moves forward to build a vibrant and effective voice in San Diego county and the west coast and this is just one reason Nathaniel was honored with the North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC) Volunteer of the Year award in 2018.