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The School of Management Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 2023

The School of Management Distinguished Alumnus of the Year 2023 is Don Armstrong, founder and CEO of Vitu. Prior to founding Vitu, Don founded and was COO and CTO of SDR Technologies, where he designed groundbreaking campaign finance disclosure systems for federal, state, and local government agencies. After selling the company to NICUSA and receiving a BA in Business Administration in 1999, he served as Chief Architect and spearheaded the development of technology solutions across an array of government services. In 2003, he co-founded Motor Vehicle Software Corporation, now, a major disruptor in its industry that implements numerous groundbreaking DMV-related innovations, including the nation's first fully digital car sale in 2020. Under his leadership, Vitu grew to more than 400 employees and is now the largest private-sector provider of DMV services throughout the US. His is also a valued member of TechNet, the bipartisan network of tech CEOs advancing public policies and private sector initiatives within all levels of government. Don has hired interns from Cal Lutheran, employed our graduates, engaged in student-led consulting projects, he mentored students, guest-spoke in classes and at events, he serves as a member of my Dean’s Executive Council, and he has supported the school with significant gifts. Congratulations to Don!