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Alumni on the Move

This column briefly highlights what our Sac State EMBA grads (and current students) are up to. Have you changed jobs? Got a promotion? Started a new business? Received a patent? Moved? Got married? Had a baby? Email a description of your event, your cohort name/number, and your LinkedIn profile (optional) to High-res photos/headshots may be included when appropriate.

Congratulations to:


Who's next?

Karen Cristello, MBA (Intel 14), started a second business, Latitude 35 Travel, focusing on leisure and incentive travel. She opened her first business, Decibel Agency (marketing, branding, communications), in early 2022. 


Angelica Donaghy, MBA (COB 2), joined Axiom Advisors, an integrated government affairs, strategic consulting and crisis communications firm that serves clients in the State Capitol, at the ballot box, on public awareness campaigns and local governments. As the Director of Operations, she is responsible for overseeing all in-house functions and managing aspects of HR, accounting, contract management, client and vendor relations, and FPPC reporting. 

Lynn Villoria, MBA (Intel 16), joined the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities assisting the Council’s mission to improve lives for Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.  As the Budget Office and Operations Manager, she is responsible for the fiscal and operations effectiveness of their Sacramento headquarters and 12 regional offices throughout the state.


Shefali Tamakuwala, MBA (Intel 16), started a new position at Golden 1 Credit Union within the Corporate Strategy division as a Program Manger for the Member Experience team. She is responsible for integrated feedback to gain deeper understanding of Golden 1 members to identify and support process improvement opportunities uncovered through this process. 

Chris Leister, MBA (Intel 15), started a new position at West Yost Associates, a water engineering consulting firm. As Business Services Director, he leads the teams of HR, IT, Administrative Staff, and Facilities.


Imran Khan, PhD, MBA (Metro Chamber). Congratulations to Dr. Khan, who has published his first novel, Gambit on the Devil’s Chessboard. Read more.

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