Speaker Date Topic
Andrew Lowy, MD Sep 29, 2017
Pancreatic Cancer: Are We Making Progress?
Pancreatic Cancer: Are We Making Progress?

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. 

Phil Bresnahan Oct 06, 2017
Smartfin
Garner Palenske Oct 13, 2017
Wyatt Earp in San Diego - Life After Tombstone
Wyatt Earp in San Diego - Life After Tombstone

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.

Captain Tom Griffin Oct 20, 2017
Cruising the San Juan Islands. You're Closer Than You Think
Tony Alessandra Oct 27, 2017
Successful Employee Selection & Development
Successful Employee Selection & Development

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
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1-619-610-9933
www.Alessandra.com
www.Assessments24x7.com
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Heath Fox Nov 03, 2017
Memories of the Future
Memories of the Future

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.

Tim Campion Nov 10, 2017
Wreaths Across America San Diego
Dr. Laura Proctor and Esther Trevino Nov 17, 2017
Understanding Food Allergies

Dr. Laura Proctor

Dr. Proctor is a licensed clinical psychologist at Mindful Psychotherapy Inc., serving adults with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, relationship difficulties and other issues in La Jolla and Hillcrest. She is also a Research Assistant Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California, and is currently conducting research on the transition to adulthood for former foster youth.

Before becoming a clinical psychologist, she worked as a journalist and grant writer in Mexico and Guatemala. She has a 10-year-old son with allergies to peanuts and tree nuts, as well as two children with no food allergies. Dr. Proctor is a passionate advocate for children’s rights and disability rights. She is particularly interested in leveling the playing field for children and teens with food allergies, so that they may enjoy the same educational and socialization opportunities at school as their non-allergic peers.

 

 

Esther Trevino

Esther Trevino, a native of San Diego, California, is the #GlutenFreeNerd. This nickname, “the gluten free nerd” is the result of her interests in comic books, space, science, computers, video games, as well as a passion for raising awareness about food allergy and Celiac Disease. As someone who has asthma, Celiac Disease, and allergies to peanuts, shellfish, and bees, Esther focuses her efforts on helping people understand that they can follow their passions and interests and live a normal life even with dietary restrictions.

To further this message, Esther runs a blog, The Gluten Free Nerd, along with various social media accounts including Instagram (TheGlutenFreeNerd), Twitter (@EstherTrevino), and Facebook (The Gluten Free Nerd). Her content includes things like allergy-friendly recipes inspired by her favorite scientists, the latest space news, and other favorite topics related to science and technology. The result is content that’s fun and educational while raising awareness of food allergy and other dietary restrictions.

Esther, through her social media presence and speaking engagements, encourages her audience to recognize they are more than their food allergy and auto-immune disorder. 

Dark - Thanksgiving Nov 24, 2017
Gloria Harris Dec 08, 2017
Remarkable Women of San Diego

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.

Dark - Christmas Dec 22, 2017
Dark - New Year's Dec 29, 2017
Doug Wilson Jan 19, 2018
With $59 Trillion in Wealth Transferring from Baby Boomers, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
With $59 Trillion in Wealth Transferring from Baby Boomers, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

From a window seat at The University Club (home of San Diego’s Downtown Breakfast Rotary), Doug Wilson can see much of his life’s work. This 35-story view is a signature feature of the mixed-use masterpiece he created in the 1980s – a full city block known as Symphony Towers.

Turning south toward Petco Park, the downtown skyline showcases two other Doug Wilson icons -- The Mark and Park Loft. Both projects are considered landmarks and credited with being catalysts to the success of Petco and the surrounding neighborhoods.

When the economy took its turn and plunged the economy into a near-depression, Doug Wilson pivoted to its other long-tested business model of handling workouts nationwide. The company emerged to become one of the country’s most prominent fiduciaries, trusted by private investors, banks, and government to reposition or sell over $15 billion in troubled assets.

Fast forward to 2017, where the team at Douglas Wilson Companies has refocused yet again on other new initiatives.

“We’re gearing up for what we see as an imminent, unprecedented transition of wealth from the baby boomer generation to its adult children,” said Wilson. “Inevitably, and unfortunately, such a major shift of accumulated wealth will create a variety of disputes concerning ownership, control, management and disposition of assets.”

In fact, Baby Boomers are expected to transfer up to $59 trillion to adult children through 2061.

“We call it the “wealth acquiring generation,” and as they begin to transfer trillions to adult children, we can tap our experience as a fiduciary to help families avoid inter-generational disputes and preserve and enhance the value of these assets.”

To strengthen his in-house conflict resolution team, Wilson recently recruited high-profile business attorney John L. Morrell, the immediate past president of San Diego Rotary Club 33. Morrell moved to Douglas Wilson Companies from local powerhouse Higgs Fletcher & Mack, where he retains the title of Chairman Emeritus.

Douglas Wilson Companies is also currently engaged in infill residential development, senior housing, as well as a thriving practice in real estate advisory services for large private, public and non-profit institutions. For more information, visit: www.douglaswilson.com

Barbara Bry Jan 26, 2018
Kathryn Ely Feb 09, 2018
Clean Water for Schools in Uganda
Clean Water for Schools in Uganda

Uganda is a developing country in central east Africa, that is stable politically and has good promise for the future. Quench and Connect is a San Diego-based 501(c)3 public charity non-profit working to improve health and education at high schools in Uganda. As Executive Director, since the establishment of Quench and Connect, I have been working to collect donations to install deep borehole water wells at these schools to improve health and then to provide teaching tools and university scholarships to enhance the education process so that Uganda can successfully train the skilled citizens it needs to move their society forward. Since our inception in 2010 we have installed boreholes providing clean drinking water at 16 schools, teaching tools at 6 schools, and full-ride university scholarships for two students. Clean Water is a priority goal for rotary clubs, and several local rotary clubs have supported our projects including the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club. In total, nearly 40,000 students in Uganda are benefitting from our projects.