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Julia Stewart
Chairman and CEO, DineEquity, Inc.

San Diego State​

Speech Communication (1977)
  • Started waitressing at age 16.
  • Worked her way up in restaurant marketing and management with experience at Stuart Anderson's Black Angus/Cattle Company Restaurants, Spoons Grill & Bar, Burger King Corp., and Carl's Jr. Restaurants.
  • Held several executive positions with Taco Bell, including national vice president of franchise and license and Western region vice president of operations.
  • As chairman and CEO of DineEquity, oversees the world's largest full-service restaurant company, franchising and operating restaurants under the Applebee's and IHOP brands.

Notable CSU Alumni in hospitality & recreation

hospitality & recreation
San Diego