LEAD San Diego

An Affiliate of San Diego Regional Chamber

INFLUENCE Class of 2017

Matthew J. Adams
Area Vice President &
General Manager
Manchester Grand Hyatt

Susan Bantz
Chief Operating Officer
The San Diego Foundation

Jeff Berg
McKinsey & Co.

Trevor Blair (07)
Principal, Blair Search Partners
Board Member, LEAD San Diego

Steve Brass
Division President, The Americas
WD-40 Company

Michael Caponetto
Chief Operating Officer &
Chief Financial Officer
West Health

Naila Chowdhury
Social Impact & Innovation
UC San Diego

Carol M. Dedrich
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts San Diego

Nick DiPaolo
Director, Brokerage
Cushman & Wakefield

Barry Edelstein
Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director
The Old Globe

Heather Foley
Executive Director
The Urban Land Institute
San Diego – Tijuana

Marilyn Hannes
Park President
SeaWorld San Diego

Mohsen Khaleghi
Senior Vice President/
Chief Development Officer
San Diego Convention Center Corporation

Kerri V. Kapich
Chief Operating Officer
San Diego Tourism Authority

Elvin Lai
President & CEO, Ocean Park Inn
Co-Founder, Abnormal Beer Co.

Jeff Light
Publisher & Editor-In-Chief
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Dr. James Mackay
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ardea Biosciences

Kay Matherly
Regional Manager
Wells Fargo
Middle Market Banking

Paul E. Mayer
Pemcor Properties, Inc.

David Mering
Founder & CEO, MeringCarson
Board Member, LEAD San Diego

Margie Newman (15)
Founding Partner &
Managing Director
Intesa Communications

Margaret Paddock
Regional Managing Director
Wells Fargo – The Private Bank

Nancy Rohland-Heinrich, Ed.D. (00f)
Executive Vice President
National University

Jean Russo
Chief Philanthropy Officer
The Elizabeth Hospice

John Sarkisian
Managing Partner
Encontro North Park

Thomas P. Sayer, Jr.
General Counsel
San Diego Hotel-Motel Association

Scott W. Schmid
Market Leader – San Diego
U.S. Bank – The Private Reserve

Emily Shults
Vice President,
Energy Procurement
San Diego Gas & Electric

Brendan J. Sullivan
Nativity Prep Academy

David Thornton
General Manager
Old Town Trolley Tours

Robin Toft
President & Chief Executive Officer
Toft Group Executive Search
Board Member, LEAD San Diego

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