Category: LEAD

After their final program session on Thursday, November 12th, the 57 members of the 2020 Advance class were joined by friends, family, mentors, and past program participants for a virtual graduation ceremony. Chamber and LEAD President and CEO Jerry Sanders, VP Elizabeth Fitzsimons LEAD, and Co-Chair Idara Ogunsaju addressed attendees and personally congratulated all graduates. Though […]

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Thank you to those who participated in the 2020 Visionary Awards. This year, LEAD Board Chair Robin Toft extended a call for donations, and the following 11 leaders answered in big ways. Support of our scholarship program helps ensure that any leader who wants to participate, can do so. Jeff Gattas, UC San Diego Dr. […]

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Each year’s Impact Program cohort includes a large group of skilled professionals across a wide range of vocations and job sectors. The following list include some of the work Leadership Action Teams have done for community organizations. Interested in a helping hand or two for an upcoming project? Visit our LAT webpage for details. A […]

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The February Impact session was hosted by Navy Region Southwest at the Admiral Kidd Catering & Conference Center. The cohort heard presentations from Navy Region Southwest, Veterans Village of San Diego, San Diego Military Advisory Council, Naval Medical Center San Diego Fisher House, Support The Enlisted Project, and a panel about the defense industry in […]

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We welcomed more than 20 executives to the 2020 Influence program, which took place March 5-7 at multiple venues around San Diego. The cohort heard from leading experts around the region about issues of critical importance in our region. For a look at program activities, check the LEAD San Diego twitter page and #LEADInfluence. The […]

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  Military and veteran support, educational advancement, growing local startups, empowering communities, binational arts and culture.  These are some of the issues important in San Diego, and it’s where five leaders are making a meaningful difference that will last for years. LEAD San Diego will honor those five individuals at its 18th Annual Visionary Awards, […]

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  Jordan Harrison (Impact 20) recently received the Rising Aztec award. This award recognizes up-and-coming alumni who make support for SDSU and engagement with the university part of their lives and careers. Rosa María Hernández (Impact 20) has been appointed as an Advisory Panelist for the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts & Culture […]

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  SDYL had its first General Meeting on Wednesday, February 19 at Seasons 52 in Seaport Village. Chair Melanie Woods and Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders welcomed returning and new members. The meeting started off with an informative panel discussion on homelessness, common misconceptions, and resolutions that both policy makers and organizations are working […]

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  San Diego Young Leaders will have its first General Meeting on Wednesday, February 19, at Seasons 52 in Seaport Village. Following a welcome from Chair Melanie Woods and Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders, former SDYL Board Member Marshall Anderson of the Downtown San Diego Partnership will moderate a panel on homelessness in San […]

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Bob Alden (06) continues to serve his communities in San Diego and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 2019, he reached grand total of more than 8,000 hours and $300,000.00 donated to charity. He was also inducted into the San Diego Council on Literacy Hall of Fame. Kirby Brady (18) is the new Director of Performance and […]

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