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Tuesday, December 18th 2018

The L. Robert Payne Lecture Series

Bringing Outstanding Entrepreneurs to SDSU

L. Robert Payne, a successful SDSU alumnus built his career in real estate and development. Over time, he has been a strong philanthropist and has given back to SDSU in several ways. One of those ways has been to fund a program through the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center to bring successful entrepreneurs on the campus to speak to students. Several of those talks have been filmed and the highlights of those talks are shown below:


Tony Hawk

Thom McElroy

Ralph Rubio

Outstanding entrepreneurs who have spoken in this series:

  • Ralph Rubio, Co-founder, Rubio's Restaurant
  • Steve Lake, Co-founder, Sector 9
  • Tony Hawk, BirdHouse
  • John Wilson, Co-founder of Stance
  • Kurt Listug, CEO of Taylor Guitars
  • Thom McElroy, Co-founder of Volcom
  • Jeff Church, Co-founder of NIKA water
  • Jim Sinegal, Co-Founder and CEO of Costco
  • Tina Nova, Co-Founder, President, CEO and Director of Genoptix, Inc
  • Norm Brinker, former Chairman of Brinker International
  • John Moores, Founder of Peregrine Systems & Chairman of the Padres
  • John Sarkisian, Co-Founder, Pat & Oscar's Restaurants
  • Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Chairman & CEO of QUALCOMM
  • Robert J. Nugent, former Chairman & CEO of Jack in the Box
  • Russell Lewis, Founder and CEO of Rhino Linings
  • Dr. Robert Beyster, Founder of SAIC
  • Ron Fowler, Chairman and CEO of Liquid Investments, Inc.

Contact

For more information, Please contact Pamela Razo at prazo-w@sdsu.edu. You can also call at (619) 594-2781 for additional conference information.



Competition makes you stronger. If our top competitor didn't exist, we would have to make them up.
~ Jim Sinegal, SDSU'59
   Founder
   Costco

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