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How a scrubby undeveloped mesa evolved into SD's 'Second Downtown' - story of the Golden Triangle

TED OWEN
PRESIDENT
and CEO
Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce 

COMMUNITY SERVICE THROUGH PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS

1. Past President, Transit Alliance for a Better North County
2. Member, Board of Advisers, U.S. Marine Corps, Historical Society
3. Member, Board of Directors, Southwest Water Solutions
4. Member & Past Chairman, San Diego Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Board of Directors
5. Past Chairman, San Diego Land Use Committee, San Diego Association of Governments
6. Member Hi-Noon Rotary Club Carlsbad, California
7. Past President La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club
8. Founder of Crime Stoppers and Past President
9. Member Mira Costa Bond Oversight Board of Directors
10. Member Tri-City Hospital Community Relations Board 

AWARDS AND HONORS

• Laureate, San Diego Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
• American Chamber of Commerce Executives Association, “Award of Excellence”
• County of San Diego, “Volunteer of the Year”
• San Diego Venture Group, “Businessman of the Year”
• U.S. Small Business Administration, “Media Advocate of the Year”
• American Cancer Society, “California Victory Award”
• Bank of America Enterprise Award, “Most Socially Responsible Company”
• Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce, “Distinguished Leadership Award”
• Private Industry Council, “Partnership Award”
• Boy Scouts of America, Desert Pacific Council, “Distinguished Citizen Award”
• National Association of Women Business Owners, “Advocate of the Year”
• Centre City Development Corporation, “Director’s Award”
• Carlsbad Convention & Visitors Bureau, “Visionary Leader Award”
• Golden Triangle Rotary Club, “Ernest W. Hahn Visionary Award”
• Paul Harris Foundation Fellow-Rotary International (2 awards)
• Women in Transportation Excellence in Transportation Award
• Most Admired CEO San Diego Business Journal Award
• Twenty Most Influential Leaders Award, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine 

EDUCATION

MBA, National University, San Diego, California, 1984

BA, Social Science, Chapman University, Orange, California, 1980

AS, Journalism, Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana, 1974

Listed in Who’s Who in the World; Listed in Who’s Who in America; Listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry; Listed in Who’s Who in California; Listed in Who’s Who in the West; Listed in Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders, Listed in Who’s Who in the Media and Communications.

Feb 02, 2018
 
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Mindful Wellness Tips for Goal Achievements

Richard is Founder/President of RDM Management Group, a professional training company specializing in the areas of Sales, Customer Service, Soft Skills and Leadership Management Training. RDM Management Group focuses on four (4) key principles: Self Confidence, SelfDiscipline, Emotional Intelligence, and Motivation. While serving in the U.S. Army, these four (4) key principles were critical guidelines that propelled him to this next level in his professional business career.

As a speaker, business coach and trainer, Richard has exercised the same four (4) principles to launch a successful business career into the professional arena of Sales and Sales Management that has extended beyond 30 years of honorary and awarded tenure. Richard is also an established author of The Empowerment Series Volume I & II a Motivational Series.

Richard currently serves on the Board of Directors for the North San Diego Business Chamber, Kroc Center Salvation Army Advisory Council, and Miramar College Business Department Advisory Board. He also a Facilitator for the National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. aka REBOOT which lead initiatives to “Reboot the lives & careers of transitioning service members and veterans and promote a strong workforce.” By focusing on and resolving the key reintegration issues of veterans and the challenges employers face trying to hire them.

Richard also volunteers his time as a facilitator at Interfaith Community Services Veterans Assistance Program, Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels and team leader for Economic Development Escondido/San Marcos CA.

Feb 09, 2018
 

Speech Therapy in Healthcare: What do we do and what types of patients do we treat?

Rehab Bio 
Elyse Matson (Speech Pathologist) 

Education/Certifications 
B.A. in Communication Disorders, San Diego State University 1987
M.A. in Communication Disorders, San Diego State University 1989 Certified in the use of Vital 
Stim, LSVT, and Myofascial Release 

Where you grew up?
 I am a native San Diegan

Languages
I am only fluent in English, but can get by in Spanish and my colleagues here at Carmel Mountain have taught me some Tagalog too!!

Why did you choose speech therapy?
I chose the field of speech therapy for a variety of reasons: I wanted to help others, I loved older people and helping others communicate is amazing.

What is your proudest moment as a speech therapist?
I have a great career spanning over 25 years. One of my proudest moments was placing a speaking valve on a patient and watching him speak to his family for the first time in 6 months!!

What is something we do not know about you?
You may not know that I love technology and often try to use it in my therapy. I love thinking about how the latest gadgets might help my patients communicate better!

How do you spend your leisurely time?
I love to spend time with my husband, son and friends. I am a member of Team Challenge. We train for triathlons while raising money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

Feb 23, 2018
 
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Engaging Closely Held Businesses – Value Creation and Transitions

Professional Background & Personal Information

Professional Accreditation:

Admitted to the California State Bar. Courts Admitted to: California Supreme Court; United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Education

J.D., Western State University, San Diego, CA; Undergraduate Study in Civil Engineering, Business Administration and Architecture at, respectively, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA; University of San Diego, San Diego, CA; and New School of Architecture, San Diego, CA. A Fellow at the Esperti Peterson Institute, a Laureate in Wealth Strategies at the Laureate Center For Wealth Advisors, and a Fellow at the Southern California Institute.

Positions

Principal and Founder, Strazzeri Mancini LLP, practicing in Estate Planning, Business Succession, Charitable Planning, Asset Protection and Retirement Issues; Principal of The Founders Group, a Business Strategies Collaborative; CoFounder of The Southern California Institute; Former Mediator for ARBITRATIONWORKS (A.W.), a California Dispute Resolution Corporation; Level II Arbitrator for State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Contractor State License Board through A.W.; Chair for the Sharp Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors; California B-licensed General Contractor; and Real Estate Developer.

Educator

Approved provider for Continuing Education through the State of California Department of Insurance. Speaker for Continuing Education for financial professionals including Certified Public Accountants, Attorneys, Fiduciaries, and Financial Planners. Former Adjunct Faculty Member of the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University. Education Fellow at the Southern California Institute. Instructor for Estate and Trust Education Resources—Exam Prep Course for the State Bar of California Certified Specialist Exam in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

Publications

Books: Co-author, "Generations — Planning Your Legacy," 1999; Co-author, "Strictly Business — Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses," 2002; Co-author, "Giving — Philanthropy for Everyone," 2002; Co-author, “For California Doctors – a guide to asset protection, tax, and estate planning,” 2009; Co-author, “Business Succession Planning – Strategies for California Estate Planners and Business Attorneys,” CEB 2010. Course Manuals for State of California Department of Insurance for approved Continuing Education: Trust Fiduciaries; Basic Estate Planning; Family Limited Partnerships; Advanced Estate Planning, Charitable Remainder Trusts and Asset Protection—Offshore Planning. Course materials on Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts for the Academy of Multidisciplinary Practice, accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University.

Community Service

Former and/or present member, Board of Directors for Charities such as: The Coming Together Foundation; Army-Navy Academy; ANA Alumni Association and Sharp Healthcare Foundation.

Personal

Joseph has structured his practice to allow him and his wife Antonietta to enjoy time with their family and to be active in their community. 

Mar 09, 2018
 
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Recruitment - Attracting Top Talent

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


 

Mar 16, 2018
 
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Scripps students represent ocean interests at COP23

Maddie Hamann grew up in a small town north of Columbus, Ohio. She studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Notre Dame, and during her undergraduate studies she conducted research with coastal engineers and hurricane modelers that led her to discover the unfamiliar world of physical oceanography. She is now in her fifth year of graduate study in Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and has spent over 150 days aboard research vessels observing dynamics that drive turbulence and mixing in the ocean. Her thesis work is focused on observations made in the La Jolla Submarine Canyon, wherein persistent turbulence drives deep, nutrient-rich water into the vibrant Marine Room ecosystem.

In addition to observing and understanding the ocean, Maddie is deeply interested in how our scientific understanding of the planet can be communicated to and reflected in the daily lives of people everywhere. She attended COP23—the 23rd UN climate change summit—to learn about the international community’s efforts in climate change policy. She is also currently the lead artist for a large art installation called Ocean Tunnel that is intended to communicate how ocean ecosystems are affected by climate change and unsustainable fishing practices.

Mar 30, 2018
 
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Update on the State of the County

Supervisor Kristin Gaspar is Chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. She is the youngest woman ever elected to the board. Prior to becoming a Supervisor, Gaspar was an Encinitas City Council Member and went on to become the first Mayor ever elected in that city. She and her husband Paul, have three children. Kristin was born and raised in North County and is proud to represent her hometown community.

In her first year as Supervisor, Gaspar teamed up with Supervisor Dianne Jacob to launch an initiative that will help the growing number of seniors with dementia who end up in crisis. The effort is an outgrowth of The Alzheimer’s Project, the county-led initiative to find a cure and help families struggling with the disease.

Chairwoman Gaspar also co-initiated an investment of more than $400,000 to install five additional cameras in key fire-prone areas around the county. This will also boost the wireless network’s capacity and capability, ensuring first responders have real-time information that enhances fire protection.

Before being elected Supervisor of District Three, Gaspar was CFO of a physical therapy company. She is very involved in her children’s schools and extra-curricular activities and serves as a pop warner cheerleading coach. 

Apr 06, 2018
 
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UC San Diego Athletics

Earl W. Edwards accepted the position of Director of Athletics at UC San Diego in March of 2000. Under his guidance, the 23-sport program has made a very successful transition from the NCAA Division III ranks to Division II. Since moving to Division II in 2000, UC San Diego has been ranked among the top seven programs in the country on 11 different occasions in the annual Learfield Directors' Cup standings. In 2004 and again in 2007, UCSD was the national runner up. In 2016, the school placed third in the country.

UC San Diego has also won six California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Commissioners' Cup titles, an award that recognizes the best overall athletics program in the prestigious conference.

Additionally, UCSD has been ranked first among all Division II institutions in the last eight National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Collegiate Power Rankings, which comprehensively measure student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess. Edwards has also enhanced or built new facilities during his tenure which includes a new Softball field, Baseball clubhouse and stadium, a new Athletic Performance Center.

Edwards has served on many national and regional committees and organizations throughout his career, including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Division II Board of Directors and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) Board of Directors. Edwards is also an ex-officio board member of the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD) and has served as the organization's president. In addition, he is a member of the CCAA's Executive Council.

Edwards was on NACDA's Executive Committee from 2003-07 and has been part of the Division II Management Council, the Division II Championships and Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee, the Walter Byers Scholarship Committee and the Committee for Women’s Athletics.

In 2007, Edwards was named the West Region Athletics Director of the Year by NACDA, and in 2016-2017 Edwards was named the NACDA Under Armour Division II Director of the Year.

Apr 13, 2018
 

High-Resolution Imaging in Ophthalmology

Imaging of the eye is limited by the relative poor optics of the human eye to viewing small bloodvessels at best. While biology has cellular level image resolution, ophthalmology has long suffered from the poor numerical aperture of the human eye. With the help of adaptive optics, a technology initially developed for President Reagan's Star Wars Initiative and subsequently used in astronomy, we are able to overcome the optical resolution limits and achieve cellular level imaging in humans.

Apr 20, 2018
 
Apr 28, 2018
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
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A visit from Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister

Dan McAllister has served San Diego County residents since as the County’s Treasurer-Tax Collector since 2002. He was reelected to his fourth term in June 2014 by an overwhelming 99% majority of the vote. Dan oversees the collection of more than $5.5 billion in property taxes each year, the management of more than $10 billion in the County’s Investment Pool, and the administration of the County’s $1 billion defined contribution program. Since assuming office, he has worked extensively to improve customer service, enhance communications and outreach initiatives, and ensure the fiscal stability of the treasury. Under his direction, his office collected nearly 60% of property tax payments electronically for the first time, while maintaining a 99% collection rate for the past three years. He is also a strong advocate for diversity, a value reflected in his staff that comes from all walks of life and backgrounds. His office now delivers service in 17 different languages.

As part of his duties, Dan serves as a member of the San Diego County Employees Retirement Association (SDCERA), which manages more than $10 billion of investments; he also serves as President of CalTRUST, which manages a portfolio of $2.8 billion. Additionally, he is a former chairman of the Board of Directors of the internationally recognized San Diego Convention Center Corporation. Prior to his election as San Diego County TreasurerTax Collector, Dan was a successful financial consultant and investment broker.

Dan contributes considerable time and resources to community service. He serves as Chair of the San Diego Unified School District’s Special Audit and Finance Committee, and he is a participating member of the Boards of Directors of the Jackie Robinson YMCA; Habitat for Humanity, San Diego; and New Americans Museum, San Diego. McAllister’s strong commitment and involvement in the community dates back to his service as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Western Pacific country of Micronesia.

A second-generation San Diegan, Dan has completed executive education programs in portfolio concepts and management at Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree (BA) from California State University, Fresno, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from United States International University.

May 11, 2018
 
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70 years of San Diego Magazine

I am originally from Chicago, joined the Air Force immediately upon graduation from Valparaiso University, Married my wife Jan in 1968 and we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year.
I scuba dive, play golf, do CrossFit and recently gave up flying my own airplane. I flew mach2 in tight formation in an F104, but get nervous over a 3 foot putt.

May 18, 2018
 

Clean Water for Schools in Uganda

Kathryn Ely is a structural biologist with more than 25 years experience
working in academia. Her laboratory determined the three-dimensional
structures of many key proteins including immunoglobulins, transcription
factors, and signaling molecules, using crystallography, nuclear magnetic
resonance and homology modeling. The basic discovery science that
came from these studies has set the framework to understand key
biochemical processes and basic mechanisms in human health, including
immunity, cancer and neurodegeneration. Her work has been published
in more than 95 papers in first-tier scientific journals, and was presented at
international conferences all over the world.

During her career, Kathryn has been a consultant for biotechnology
companies, and has served on numerous review panels for the National
Cancer Institute, as well as on the External Advisory boards of several
academic centers. She mentored the next generation of scientists, since
more than 30 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from U.S.,
Europe and Asia trained in her lab.

Her international interactions with scientists and students made her aware
of the disparities in the quality of life in different countries, and especially
in developing nations. Recognizing that the lack of clean water is a major
impediment to good health, and that illiteracy and lack of technology
hampers the standard of living, she began to see the need for an
international program to provide water, health, and education to schools in
developing nations like Uganda. In 2010, Kathryn turned her professional
energy toward volunteer humanitarian outreach and established Quench
and Connect to focus on these intertwined problems.

May 25, 2018
 
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Transformational Boarding School Solving San Diego Disengaged Youth Problem

Jabez LeBret has been homeless, is a high school dropout, and was on a path to nowhere.

After getting his GED, Jabez studied finance and marketing at Gonzaga University. He went on to become a financial analyst at Nordstrom, an international public speaker, author, and Forbes Contributor.

He recently sold his award-winning marketing agency to free up time to pursue his passion in education as co-founder of Sisu Academy, a new education model.

Jabez is a coffee lover and Gin enthusiast.

Jun 15, 2018
 
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Camp Pendleton, Security and Emergency Services Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps in 2018

Colonel Stephen F. Keane, USMC 

Colonel Keane was raised in the Bronx, New York and Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves in June 1989.  In January 1990, following Boot Camp and MOS school, he was assigned to 6th Engineer Support Battalion in Tucson, Arizona.  He graduated from the University of Arizona and commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1994. 

     Following The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course, Colonel Keane was assigned as an Infantry Officer with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines.  During this tour, he served as a Rifle Platoon Commander for his first Unit Deployment to the Western Pacific and as Echo Company Commander for a second Western Pacific Deployment. 

     In May 1998, Colonel Keane was assigned as a Nuclear Weapons Surety Inspector for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and conducted global nuclear surety inspections.  In 1999, Colonel Keane was selected for the Funded Legal Education Program and began study at the College of William & Mary Law School in Virginia.  He served as a prosecutor at Marine Corps Base Quantico during summer 2000 and at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina during summer 2001. Upon graduation from law school and Naval Justice School in October 2002, he was assigned to Legal Services Support Section, 2nd Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, again as a prosecutor.

     Colonel Keane deployed to Iraq in October 2003 with the Department of Defense Criminal Investigation Task Force, an interagency counter-terrorism task force.  Upon returning from deployment in 2004, Colonel Keane assumed the duties of Senior Prosecutor and Military Justice Officer at the Legal Services Support Section, 2nd Force Service Support Group, Camp Lejeune, NC.

     Colonel Keane reported to the Graduate Course at The Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia in July 2005 where he was awarded a Master of Law (L.L.M.) degree with a specialty in Administrative (Labor and Employment) Law.  The following year, 2006, he was assigned to Seoul, Korea as the Deputy Chief of Operational Law for U.S. Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command, and the United Nations Command. During this tour, he served concurrently as the Staff Judge Advocate of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea and legal advisor to the United Nations Military Armistice Commission.

     In May 2009, Colonel Keane assumed duties as a Military Judge for the Western Judicial Circuit, Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary.  From 2012-2013, he completed Top Level School as the Commandant of the Marine Corps Fellow to the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division, Counter-Terrorism Section.  From 2013-2015, Colonel Keane was the Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Bangor, Washington.  Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Keane was the Regional Trial Counsel (Senior Supervisory Prosecutor) for Marine Corps Installations West.

     Colonel Keane’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal and other unit and service awards.

Jun 22, 2018