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Dianne Day, Erik Mjoen
 May 05, 2017
 
Educator of the Year
 May 12, 2017
 
 
 
 
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Beth & Brad Thorp Co-Founders of the Mitchell Thorp Foundation have created incredible blessings for children and families in need. A public 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to “Support families whose children suffer from life-threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders by providing financial, emotional and resources to their desperate situation”

They are impacting communities one child at a time, through their four programs:

  • • Medical and Home Assistance •
  • Healing & Rehabilitation •
  • Wheel Chair Accessible Vans •
  • Youth Leadership Council The foundation’s accomplishments and milestones since founding in 2009: •
  • Provided support to over 100 families & children and 15-20 on-going families monthly. •
  • 100% success rate in keeping families together and not end in divorce or separation. •
  • Over 2,000 toys delivered to local hospitals. •
  • Over 6,000 people came together at MTF events. •
  • 100 basket deliveries to children. •
  • Over 1,500 community service hours. •
  • Over 750 selfless volunteers •
  • Over 200 students participated in MTF Youth Leadership Council & MTF School Clubs.

Awards & Recognition: •

  • 2106 Starfish Leadership Award -Honored to Brad & Beth Thorp Who Inspire, Engage & Lead. •
  • 2016 City of Carlsbad-Recognition Certificate for receiving the Starfish Leadership Award. •
  • 2016 California Legislature Assembly Resolution 76th. District-Honored Brad & Beth Thorp for their significant contribution they have made to the community and beyond. •
  • 2015 Attained Gold Star Status through Guide Star. •
  • 2013 California Legislature: Certificate of Recognition of Service and dedication in helping families who are challenged with a life-threatening medical condition. •
  • 2013 Proclamation Honoring “Mitchell Thorp Foundation” of Feb 2, County of San Diego •
  • 2012 Created Youth Leadership Council that impacts kids (Kids Helping Kids) •
  • 2012 Finalist Non-Profit Association of the Year, State of California •
  • 2012 Finalist Non-Profit of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce •
  • 2012-Present Member of Nonprofit Alliance •
  • 2011-Present Partnership with San Diego Foundation & Better Giving Program •
  • 2010-Present Member North County Philanthropy Council (NCPC)‚Äč
Brad & Beth Thorp
 Jun 09, 2017
 
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Melodie Tao is a social media thought leader with over 13 years of marketing experience. She leads and runs her own company, Marketing Melodie, where she is a Marketing Consultant, Educator and Speaker.

Through her consulting and education services, Melodie helps businesses and entrepreneurs optimize their brand, and build social media communities to generate more revenue. After applying Melodie’s strategies, her clients typically achieve significant increases in traffic, subscribers, leads and clients.

Melodie’s background includes over five years of experience in print and radio advertising. She then transitioned into online marketing, and successfully managed campaigns that integrated SEO, PPC and Social Media.

Melodie also takes her knowledge and experience to the classroom and has served as a Marketing Professor at Platt College San Diego and National University, as well as a Guest Lecturer at UCLA, UCSB and The Art Institute of California, San Diego.

As an International Speaker, Melodie has spoken at conferences, and hosted workshops nationally, in Asia and the Middle East.

Melodie combines her expertise in traditional marketing and digital media to develop fully integrated campaigns for her clients. Melodie has successfully created interactive campaigns and promotions for national brands, including AT&T, Microsoft, Ralphs/Kroger, Westfield Malls, Colgate Palmolive, AMC Theaters, Insect Shield, Verizon Wireless, NBC Universal and Credit.com.

On a personal note, Melodie is from sunny San Diego. She teaches and practices yoga, enjoys cooking, live music, has strong ties in her community, and enjoys discovering new things to do in her home town.

For more information on Melodie visit her website http://www.marketingmelodie.com and blog http://www.marketingmelodie.com/blog.

Melodie Tao
 Jun 16, 2017
 
 
 
Alex Monroe
 Jul 07, 2017
 
 

San Diego enjoys a diverse legacy of formidable female leaders. Ellen Browning Scripps financed and established the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. In 1927, Belle Benchley became the nation's first female zoo director and for nearly thirty years pioneered new forms of exhibition and developed the world-class San Diego Zoo. Ruth Alexander set new altitude records for light planes at the peak of the city's aviation boom. Bertha Pendleton became the first female and first African-American San Diego school superintendent in 1993.

Dr. Gloria Harris, co-author of Remarkable Women of San Diego (the History Press, 2016) will share the stories of these and many other extraordinary local women.

Dr. Harris began her career as a clinical psychologist in the early seventies after receiving her doctorate from the University of Washington. She co-authored the groundbreaking book, Assertive Training for Women (1975), and edited a textbook, The Group Treatment of Human Problems (1977). She also co-authored Surviving Infidelity (2005); Women Trailblazers of California (2012), and Remarkable Women of San Diego (2016).

   Dr. Harris has been appointed to numerous boards and commissions and previously was appointed by the Board of Supervisors to serve on the San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women (Chair: 2000) and the County Mental Health Board (Chair: 2009). She has been nominated by Mental Health America as Volunteer of the Year (2010) and inducted into the San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame (2010).

Gloria Harris
 Jul 28, 2017
 
Sandee Rugg
 Aug 04, 2017
 
Dark - Labor Day
 Sep 01, 2017
 
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Dr. Tony Alessandra helps companies turn prospects into promoters. He is two speakers in one... a professor and a performer, or as one client put it – he delivers college-level lectures in a comedy store format. Dr. Tony offers audiences the opportunity to enjoy themselves while learning practical, immediately applicable skills that positively affect their relationships with prospects, customers and co-workers. His focus is on how to create instant rapport with prospects, employees & vendors; how to convert prospects and customers into business apostles who will “preach the gospel” about your company and products; and how to out-market, out-sell and out-service the competition.

Dr. Alessandra has a street-wise, college-smart perspective on business, having been raised in the housing projects of NYC to eventually realizing success as a graduate professor of marketing, Internet entrepreneur, business author, and hall-of-fame keynote speaker. He earned a BBA from Notre Dame, an MBA from the Univ. of Connecticut and his PhD in marketing in 1976 from Georgia State University.

Tony is CEO of Assessments 24x7 LLC, a company that offers a variety of online assessments, including the widely used DISC profile, the Hartman HVP, Motivators (Values/PIAV) assessment, and several 360º effectiveness assessments.

He is also a prolific author with 30 books translated into over 50 foreign language editions, including the newly revised, best-selling The NEW Art of Managing People; Charisma; The Platinum Rule; Collaborative Selling; and Communicating at Work.

He is featured in over 100 audio/video programs and films, including DISC Relationship Strategies; The Dynamics of Effective Listening; and Gaining the EDGE in Competitive Selling. He is also the originator of the internationally recognized behavioral style assessment tool - The Platinum Rule®.

Dr. Alessandra was inducted into the NSA Speakers Hall of Fame in 1985. In 2009, he was inducted as one of the “Legends of the Speaking Profession;” in 2010-2014, he was selected 5 times as one of the Speakers.com Top 5 Sales/ Marketing/ Customer Service Speakers by Speaking.com; in 2010, Tony was elected into the inaugural class of the Top Sales World Sales Hall of Fame; in 2012, he was voted one of the Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers; and also in 2012, Dr. Tony was voted the #1 World’s Top Communication Guru.

Recognized by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as "one of America's most electrifying speakers," Tony's polished style, powerful message, and proven ability as a consummate business strategist consistently earn rave reviews and loyal clients.

Dr. Tony Alessandra
DrTony@Assessments24x7.com
1-619-610-9933
www.Alessandra.com
www.Assessments24x7.com
www.DrTonyVirtualTraining.com

Tony Alessandra
 Sep 15, 2017
 
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Andrew M. Lowy, MD serves as Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Unit at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. Dr. Lowy ‘s clinical and research interests are in the area of pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancer. Since 2005, Dr. Lowy has served as the surgical liaison for the Pancreatic Cancer Committee of the Southwest Oncology Group. From 2007-2016 he served as co-chair for the National Cancer Institute’s Pancreatic Cancer Task Force, and was elected chair in 2016. Dr. Lowy also serves on the board of the National Pancreas Foundation and as chair elect of the scientific and medical advisory board for the Pancreatic Cancer Action network. Currently, Dr. Lowy serves as the surgical principal investigator of RTOG 0848, the largest pancreatic cancer adjuvant trial ever to be conducted in the U.S. He previously served on the editorial board of the Annals of Surgical Oncology as section editor for pancreatic tumors, and has served as section editor for translational research since 2015. Dr. Lowy’s laboratory co-developed the first genetically engineered mouse model of pancreatic cancer and currently focuses on the study of tyrosine kinase signaling, preclinical therapeutics and preclinical modeling in pancreatic cancer. His laboratory has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1999. 

Andrew Lowy, MD
 Sep 29, 2017
 
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Garner A. Palenske and his family live in San Diego, California. A native Californian, he grew up exploring the mining camps of the Mojave Desert. Mr. Palenske earned bachelor degrees in both engineering and business from California State University, Fullerton. He works as a vice president of a consulting engineering firm and has worked on many historical building restorations. An accomplished researcher, Mr. Palenske has published several engineering research projects.

Mr. Palenske’s first history book “Wyatt Earp in San Diego, Life After Tombstone” was published in 2012. This critically acclaimed work was the first academic treatment of this exciting period in Earp’s life. Since then he has been published in True West Magazine and presented papers at the Arizona History Convention (2015, 2016 and 2017), and the Tombstone Territorial Rendezvous (many times).

Palenske is a member of the Wild West History Association and the San Diego History Center. He is also serves as the historian for the First San Diego Court House Museum in Old Town San Diego.

Garner Palenske
 Oct 13, 2017
 
 
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Heath Fox is the Executive Director of the La Jolla Historical Society. He was previously the Assistant Dean of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego; Director of Administration at the San Diego Museum of Art; and Associate Director for Administration at the Museum of Photographic Arts. He holds an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester and a BS in Business Finance from Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of the Getty Leadership Institute’s museum management program and the Harvard Business School executive education program. He served on the Arts Commission for the city of Carlsbad, California; on the Board of Trustees of the Balboa Art Conservation Center; and on the Board of Directors of Balboa Park Central.

Heath Fox
 Nov 03, 2017