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Board of Directors

Officers

James Lawson (Chair)
Presidio PAG, Inc.

Chanelle Hawken (Vice Chair)
Cox Communications

Sumeet Parekh (Immediate Past Chair)
HP Investors, LLC

Phil Rath (Treasurer)
Rath Miller

Bill Sauls

Bill Sauls (Chief Legal Officer)
William H. Sauls, Attorney at Law

Rana Sampson (Secretary)
Union Bank

Betsy Brennan (President & CEO)
Downtown San Diego Partnership

2020 Board of Directors

Jessica Abbo
Wells Fargo Bank

Michael Akavan
MA Engineers, Inc.

Ruben Andrews
Graphic Solutions

Terry Arnett
TSA Construction, Inc.

Jim McLamb  
Clark Construction Group-California, LP

Madeleine Baudoin
American Medical Response

Craig Benedetto
California Strategies, LLC

Whitney Benzian
California Apartment Association

Robert Betz
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Greg Bowman
LeBeau Realty & Associates

Betsy Brennan
(President & CEO)
Downtown San Diego Partnership

Casey Brown
The Casey Brown Company

Marjorie Burchett
Crosbie Gliner Schiffman Southard & Swanson

Michael Burton
Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate

Monica Montano 
Scripps Health

Melissa Cameron
Southwest Strategies, LLC

Jeff Cavignac
Cavignac & Associates

Jim Chatfield
JMI Realty

Nikki Clay
The Clay Company, Inc.

Steve Cushman
Cush Enterprises

Natalie Dahl
CBRE

Derek Danziger
Katz & Associates

Perry Dealy
Dealy Development, Inc.

Rodger Dougherty
Kaiser Permanente

Steve Espino
Banner Bank

Jennifer Farnham
PCL Construction Services, Inc.

Tod Firotto
San Diego Restaurant Supply

Brian Fish
Buchalter

Jeff Forrest
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Josh Muse  
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Michael Friedman
LEVITZACKS

Darrel Fullbright
Gensler

Pamela Gabriel
Bank of America

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen
Gafcon, Inc.

Jeff Gattas
UC San Diego

Bill Geppert
Geppert Foundation

Ashley Gosal
BOSA Development

Howard Greenberg
Trilogy Real Estate Management

John Greenip
Turner Construction

Wayne Guymon
Fox Sports San Diego

Alex Guyott
Hensel Phelps

Ed Hartless
SSP America

Chanelle Hawken
(Vice Chair)
Cox Communications

Christopher High
Newmark Knight Frank

Derek Hulse
Cushman & Wakefield

Keith B. Jones
Ace Parking

Doug Kerner
Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP

Rob Lankford
Lankford & Associates, Inc.

John LaRaia
H.G. Fenton Company

James Lawson
(Chair)
Presidio PAG, Inc.

Scott Potter 
Suffolk Construction

MaeLin Levine
Visual Asylum/Urban Discovery Academy

Jeff Light
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sean Marcel
Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.

Mero Marmé
Dentons US LLP

Amber Mauer
The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP

Jennifer McCarthy
Swinerton

Mike McNerney
Lowe

Angela Merrill
Boretto+Merrill Consulting, LLC

Dan Michaels
Stockdale Capital Partners, LLC

Howard Mills
Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

Neil Mohr
Republic Services, Inc.

Christine Moore
AT&T

Cynthia Morgan-Reed
Vanst Law

Michael Nelson
Kilroy Realty Corporation

Margie Newman
Intesa Communications Group, LLC

Justine Nielsen
Procopio

Sumeet Parekh
(Immediate Past Chair)
HP Investors, LLC

Sam Patella
Navarra Properties

Phil Petersen
Dynalectric San Diego

Matthew Porreca
BNIM

David Potter
JPI Companies

Diana Puetz
San Diego Padres

Nicole Ramos
Irvine Company Office Properties

Phil Rath
(Treasurer)
Rath Miller, LLC

Daniel Reeves
Juniper Strategic Advisory

Heather Riley
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Paul Robinson
Hecht, Solberg, Robinson, Goldberg & Bagley LLP

Manuel Rodriguez
U.S. Bank

Rana Sampson
(Secretary)
Union Bank

Ken Sauder
Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation

Alex Shah
Shah Solutions Co.

Greg Shields
Project Design Consultants

Bill Shrader
Colliers International

Jenner Smith
Carleton Management, Inc.

Tito Taing
reproHAUS/signHAUS

Christine Takara
EMMES Realty Service of California, LLC

Tom Tomar
City Wide Group of Companies, Inc.

Thomas Urtasun
Regional Strategies Group, Inc.

Ray Varela
Carrier Johnson + CULTURE

Deacon Jim Vargas
Father Joe’s Villages

Pedro Villegas
San Diego Gas & Electric

Michele Vives
Douglas Wilson Companies

Bess Wakeman
JLL

Tim Winslow
Cushman & Wakefield

Jason Wood
Cisterra Development

John Yeadon
Grand Hyatt San Diego

Advisory

Matt Awbrey
Office of Mayor Kevin Faulconer

Christina Bibler
City of San Diego

Neal Bloom
Startup San Diego

Rear Admiral Bette Bolivar
Navy Region Southwest

Jaymie Bradford
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Brega
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Mark Cafferty
San Diego Regional EDC

Molly Chase
Office of Councilmember Chris Ward

James Canning
Office of Supervisor Nathan Fletcher

Rick Gentry
San Diego Housing Commission

Martha Gilmer
San Diego Symphony

Cónsul General Carlos Gonzalez Gutierrez
Consulado General De Mexico

Howard Greenberg
Gaslamp Quarter Association

James Haug
East Village Association

David Hazan
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Tomas Herrera-Mishler
Balboa Park Conservancy

Stephen Hill
Office of Assembly Majority Whip Todd Gloria

Haney Hong
San Diego Taxpayers Association

Dr. Cheryl James-Ward
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Eric Jones
Columbia District Representative

Elyse Lowe
City of San Diego

Mike Madigan
Community Representative

Stanley Maloy, Ph.D.
San Diego State University

Jamie Moraga
San Diego Military Advisory Council

Bob Morris
RBM & Associates

Job Nelson
Port of San Diego

Julie Coker 
San Diego Tourism Authority

Andy Phillips
Civic San Diego

MaryAnne Pintar
Office of Congressmember Scott Peters

Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe
San Diego Convention Center

Bill Sauls
(Chief Legal Officer)
William H. Sauls, Attorney at Law

Claudine Scott
Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Tim Shields
The Old Globe

Deanna Spehn
Office of Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins

Joyce Summer
Cortez Community

Joe Stuyvesant
Navy Region Southwest

Jeanie Tyler
San Diego City College

Denise Vedder 
San Diego County Water Authority

William York 
2-1-1 San Diego

Emeritus Board Member

Jim Dawe

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