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CSUSM MBA Alumni Highlights

Jerome Lucido

Jerome Lucido '19
Data Analyst
Rivo Holdings

Jerome started at CSUSM as an undergraduate student in the management information systems department and decided to further develop his skill set by pursing his MBA in Business Analytics. When the program caught up with him, he talked about he is now deploying his skills as a Data Analyst at Rivo Holdings, a financial services provider in San Diego. Read more about his experience at CSUSM and his new role under Jerome's story.

Jerome's Story



Shana Menzzanatto

Co-Owner LLC
Neuro Trauma ICU RN

Shana stepped into the Specialized MBA program as a Neuro Trauma RN with little business knowledege, but graduated with the skills and confidence to launch her own business! While she is still working as an ICU RN, and putting in overtime to help with the COVID-19 outbreak, she is also learning how to pivot her business to an online format. 

Shana's Story



Steve Ruderman
Credit and Collections News

Steve was a gradaute  of the first CSUSM MBA class in 1996! The alumnus has an extensive background in the financial industry with ten years as a regional sales manager for Equifax and now 20 years experience running his own business, Credit and Collection News. The company provides a daily news publication and conferences for the credit industry, with over 50,000 email subscribers. "I spent my first 10 years working for large corporations and eventually worked my way to running my own company. A big company offered training, paid my expenses and gave me a good foundation to build upon."

Steve's Story




Alex Lutz
Program Manager
Kathy's Legacy Foundation

Since graduating from CSUSM MBA in 2017,  Alex Lutz 's career path has shifted from the private insurance industry to the non-profit sector. As the progrm director at Kathy's Legacy Foundation,  she serves children and pets impacted by domestic violence. Read about how she is using her education to make a difference and the impact the MBA program has had on her life. (She even met her fiance and fellow alum David in the program!)

Alex's Story



Dorinda McCobs
Senior Director of Capital Programming
MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority)
Dorinda has built an impressive resume since leaving CSUSM MBA in 1997. Her career path has taken her from working as consultant for renowned Booz, Allen, Hamilton Consulting (Booz Allen), to esteemed positions as Deputy Commissioner and Director or Management services for the City of Atlanta, GA. She is now working as Senior Director of Capital Programming, for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, where she manages a 3.5 billion capital program. She was recently recognized as one of "100 Most Influential Women in Georgiaā€¯ from Engineering Georgia Magazine in February 2020. Read more about MBA experience and the leadership lessons she has learned over her impressive career.