March 14, 2023
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Seven of our LEAD San Diego grads were feature in the San Diego Business Journal’s 2023 Top 50 Black Leaders of Influence. Congratulations to Janice Brown (91), Tamara Y. Craver (20 & LEAD Board), Kazeem Omidiji (17 & 22), Khea Pollard (20), Rockette Richardson Ewell (15), Lee Wills-Irvine (01) and Sean Spear (21).
Trevor Blair (07, 17 & Board Member), Melanie Cohn (18), Jonathan Grissom (04), Richard B. Gulley (84), Stath Karras (94 & Past Board Member), Greg Kershaw (14), Merrilee Neal (13 & 20), Allison Soares (19), Pat Sullivan (14), and Bree Wong (22) were all recognized by the San Diego Business Journal in its 2023 Top 50 Nonprofit Board Leaders of Influence list.
Carrie Jones (12) is now the CEO of Mari + Gold.
Sarah Thompson (19) was recently promoted to Senior Director of Executive Search & Recruiting at Blair Search Partners.
Alessandra Lezama (19) and Ileana Ovalle (06) were both named 2023 Women of the District for CA Senate District 39.