LEAD San Diego

An Affiliate of San Diego Regional Chamber

Influence

LEAD Influence


Mission

Influence is a three-day crash course on San Diego’s business and civic landscape for C-level and senior executives.


Why Influence?

Facilitated by San Diego’s top civic, community, and business leaders, as well as key regional decision-makers, Influence is a peer-to-peer program specially developed to further educate C-level and senior executives on key regional issues.

Influence, known as a “crash course on San Diego,” is highly valued by corporate executives and mid-to-large companies interested in establishing a stronger connection to the regional community and an issues-based professional education program.

The Influence class will cover topics including:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Environment & Growth
  • Health & Human Services
  • Education
  • Labor
  • Life Sciences & Innovation
  • Mexico & Our International Region
  • Military
  • Political Landscape
  • Tourism

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How to Participate?

Influence seminars provide participants with exceptional access to San Diego’s leaders across multiple sectors in a three-day program designed to forge connections and build circles of influence.

CLASS OF 2019


Application Process

Applications for the 2020 program are now available. LEAD staff will follow up with you within 3-5 business days of receiving your application. Completed applications are due by Friday, February 7, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Program Manager Kim Van Nguyen at knguyen@sdchamber.org or 619.544.1398.

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Testimonials

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: 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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