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Siddharth “Sid” Keswani '94
Outstanding Young Alumnus

Siddharth KeswaniSid Keswani has been recognized not only for his rapid climb within the Target Corporation but for his dedication to his community.


Keswani earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from SHSU in 1994 and later returned to college to obtain his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.


Though he joined the Target Corporation just a year after earning his undergraduate degree, he rose through the ranks and held several leadership positions, including district team leader and group vice president, before becoming a senior vice president for the Target Corporation, all within six years.


As the senior vice president of Target stores, Keswani is responsible for the financial performance of more than 450 stores located in the southeastern United States.


A dedicated and active community leader and volunteer, his experience with Target and his work with the communities in Target’s southern region, has led to an understanding of the importance of being a good neighbor and developing long-lasting relationships with those in the community, according to his nomination form.


Because of that work, Keswani has taken active roles in both the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, as a board member and volunteer engagement chair, as well as with the Good Samaritan Inn of Collin County, as a volunteer.

“He is passionate about building better tomorrows for future generations,” his nominator said.


In addition, in an effort to encourage students to pursue their dreams of a college degree and a successful career, he has participated in summits and symposiums at both Texas A&M University and the University of North Texas, speaking to students on various retail- and consumer-related topics.


“An exemplary and well-rounded gentleman, Sid has played a major role in encouraging the success of future generations with his involvement in The United Way and the Good Samaritan Inn,” his nominator said. “His accomplishments reflect his dedication and his commitment to SHSU, to which he contributes his success. Sid is truly an asset to Sam Houston State University.”


Keswani lives in Allen with his wife, Leila.




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