Department of Economics

David Descalso

  • Graduated: 2011
  • Field: Finance

David Descalso(opens in new window), who graduated in 2011 with a BA in Economics in 2011, is a senior mutual fund specialist at Principal Financial Group(opens in new window) in Sacramento, California.  During the summer after his freshman year David sold merchandise to River Cat fans(opens in new window) at Raley Field in Sacramento, California, and he helped support himself working as a cashier at Butte Station(opens in new window) for Associated Students(opens in new window) during his last 3 years at Chico State.  During the summer between his junior and senior year David interned with Stifel Nicolaus(opens in new window).  David also found time to serve as public relations director in 2009 and as president in 2010 of the CSU Finance Club.

During the summer after graduation David worked as a management trainee for Enterprise Holdings(opens in new window) in Sacramento, California.   At the end of summer he took a job as an associate at Franklin Templeton Investments(opens in new window) at Rancho Cordova, California.  After 2 years with Templeton David moved on to Newport Group as an operations specialist before accepting his present position as senior mutual fund specialist with Principal Financial Group.   (Last Updated 1/17/17)