LEADers On The Move

We enjoy seeing what our graduates are doing and how they are making an impact on the world. Share your good news with us via email: lead@sdchamber.org.

Influence 2021 graduate Sarah Lyman, Impact 1994 graduate and Past Board Co-Chair Stath Karras, and Board Member Satomi Rash-Zeigler now serve on the City of San Diego’s Middle-Income Housing Working Group. Read more.

SDYL Board Member and Impact graduate of 2018 Javier E. Metoyer is now serving on the Board of Walden Family Services.

Influence 2019 graduate Allison Soares now serves on the City of San Diego’s Balboa Park Committee.

Influence 2020 graduate Ken Barnes is now a Dean’s Advisory Board Member for LeBow College of Business, Drexel University. Read more.

Impact 2006 graduate D. Todd Philips is now the Planning Manager for the City of Chula Vista.

Influence 2020 graduate Ashley Camac is now the Chief Executive Officer of zero8hundred.

Impact 2012 graduate Kwofi Reed is now the Manager of Housing Programs for LISC.

Impact 2021 graduate Eric Keen-Louie is now the Executive Producer for the La Jolla Playhouse. Read more.

Impact 2015 graduate Brad Carter is now the Director of Electric Energy Infrastructure Portfolio for the Cordoba Corporation.

Impact 2020 graduate Laura Rice is now the Senior Director of Sustaining Philanthropy for the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.

Influence 2011 graduate & Past Board Member Lidia S. Martinez was named a recipient of the Inaugural 2021 Champion Award by the Latino Leaders Network.

Influence 2011 graduate & Past Board Chair Carisa Wisniewski was featured in McCauley & Co.’s Leadership Journey Podcast. Read more.

SDYL Board Member Charles Lu is now the Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion for The Johns Hopkins University.

Advance 2021 participant Padma Nagappan was named a 2021 Life Sciences Woman of Influence Honoree by the San Diego Business Journal. Read more.

Impact 2016 graduate Ingrid de Llamas is now the Director of Philanthropy & External Relations for the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County.

Impact 2012 graduate Rita De la Fuente is now the Director of External Affairs for San Diego Community Power.

Influence 2021 graduate Susan Guinn is now the President & CEO of The San Diego Regional Policy & Innovation Center. Read more.

Influence 2021 graduate Kirti Gupta now serves as a Board Member for the Womens Museum of California.

Advance 2021 graduate Carla Nesbitt Stokes now serves on the Board for Longwood University College of Business & Economics (Virginia).

Influence 2021 graduate Lisette Islas is now the Vice Chair of Inclusive Growth for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.

Influence 2013 graduate Brian Zotti now serves as a Board Member for San Diego Pride.

LEAD Board Member and Impact 2009 graduate Chanelle Hawken is now Chair of the Board for Downtown San Diego Partnership.

Influence 2021 graduate Randy Frisch is now the Interim President of National University.

Impact 2016 graduate Joel Stern is now the Manager of Talent Acquisition Operations at Cue Health.