LEAD San Diego

An Affiliate of San Diego Regional Chamber


Testimonial: Ben Garcia

Ben Garcia (Impact ’16)

Deputy Director
San Diego Museum of Man

“Impact provided a great overview of critical sectors in San Diego County and was a great introduction to the business, civic, and nonprofit ecosystem.”

Testimonial: Tiana Babcock

Tiana Babcock (Impact ’16)

Assistant Housing Manager
Fisher House San Diego

“I have gained a greater understanding of the critical issues and key players in our region, which has opened doors personally and professionally.”

Testimonial: Jean Loo-Russo

Jean Loo-Russo (Influence ’17)

Chief Philanthropy Officer
The Elizabeth Hospice

“LEAD San Diego’s Influence has been instrumental in our ability to work collaboratively with other organizations for the benefit of the community. This is a great opportunity to make connections.”

Testimonial: Carisa Wisniewski

Carisa Wisniewski (Influence ’11)

Board of Directors, LEAD San Diego
Managing Partner, Moss Adams

“We’re fortunate in San Diego County to have created an environment of collaboration, of partnerships, and intelligent and constructive discourse.”

Testimonial: Idara Ogunsaju

Idara Ogunsaju (Impact ’17)

Department Administrator
Kaiser Permanente

“Impact San Diego goes beyond education, providing graduates with the region-specific information, insights, tools, and connections to put that new knowledge into immediate action.”

Testimonial: James Mackay

James Mackay (Influence ’17)

President & Chief Executive Officer
Ardea Biosciences, Inc.

“Influence San Diego was a truly awesome experience. I have never learned so much and been so interested on a three-day course. It was so good that I send all the members of my leadership team.”

Testimonial: Mohsen Khaleghi

Mohsen Khaleghi (Influence ’17)

SVP, Chief Business Development Officer
San Diego Convention Center Corporation

“I have lived and worked in San Diego for nearly 30 years, and after attending the Influence program, I realized there is still so much to learn about our great region. The experience offered me the opportunity to network with innovative leaders throughout the community.”




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