Vice President for Strategy and Innovation
Arian Bunde is the Vice President for Strategy and Innovation for the SDSU Foundation. A native of Clear Lake, SD, Arian attended South Dakota State University as a Briggs Scholar, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Consumer Affairs and Hotel and Restaurant Management from SDSU in 2008. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, she spent nine years in professional food and beverage management, including assignments at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and Lansdowne, VA. She was also Aramark’s Director of Operations for SDSU Campus Dining.
Arian currently resides in Brookings, SD, with her husband, Brady, and children Kinley, Abbott and Summit.