San Diego Business Journal

Executive Profile: Brian Scott

Brian Scott is the chief financial officer of AMN Healthcare, an innovator in health-care workforce solutions, including managed services programs, recruitment process outsourcing, and the placement of health-care professionals into temporary and permanent positions.

Executive Profile: Bruce Geier

Bruce Geier is the founder, president and CEO of Technology Integration Group.

Executive Profile: Gary Peterson

Gary Peterson is the president of Gap Intelligence, a values-led corporation that works with information technology and consumer electronics manufacturers by providing up to the minute competitive intelligence information.

Executive Profile: Eric Basu

Eric Basu is the CEO of Sentek Global, providers of government and commercial information technology solutions, including security, program management, strategic consulting, engineering, software development and acquisition support.

Professional Profile: David Pyke

David Pyke is dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego. Formerly, he was professor of operations management, and associate dean at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Executive Profile: Scott Kaats

Scott Kaats is CEO of Bycor General Contractors Inc.

Executive Profile: Marilyn O’Neill

Marilyn O’Neill is the founder and CEO of Nautilus Environmental, a feisty little company of scientists applying toxicology, biology, and ecology to understand, to navigate and to solve complex environmental issues.

Executive Profile: Bill Thaxton

Bill Thaxton is a senior vice president with Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate, and has specialized in leasing and selling shopping centers in San Diego for 32 years.

Executive Profile: Joe Alfrey

Joe Alfrey was a co-founder of redIT, and currently serves as managing director and chief financial officer.

Executive Profile: Ed Brown

Ed Brown joined Cymer Inc. in September 2005 after more than 26 years in the semiconductor industry, having held numerous high-level management positions at several multibillion dollar business groups.

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Executive Profile: Linda Thomas-Mobley

Linda Thomas-Mobley, JD, Ph.D., is the chair of the Construction Management Department at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego.

Power Couples: David H. Grundies and Diane L. Schneider

Twenty-some years after graduating from the same small university in North Carolina, their paths came together in San Diego.

Executive Profile: Carla Stanley

Carla Stanley, president of Sedona Staffing-San Diego, established a full-service temporary and direct hire staffing organization in 1986.

Nonprofit Profile: James Waring

CleanTECH San Diego was built on the premise that as resources decrease relative to demand and population increases, societies will have to do more with less.

Executive Profile: Stephen F. Flaim

Stephen Flaim has a doctorate in human physiology and pharmacology.

Nonprofit Profile: Lisa Freedman

After spending 20 years in sporting events, facility management and live event production, Lisa Freedman found an opportunity to “pay it forward.”

Executive Profile: W. Brian Ahern

Ahern Insurance Brokerage is one of the largest independently owned insurance brokerage firms in the country, specializing in the insurance needs of law firms.

Executive Profile: James Johnson

James Johnson is president of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, or SDMAC, a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, whose mission is to support, promote and represent the common business and other interests of the military, members’ quality of life issues, and the defense industry community in the San Diego area.

Executive Profile: Vernon Evans

In March 2003, Vernon Evans joined the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as the vice president, finance/treasurer and CFO.

Executive Profile: Anthony Balsamo

Anthony Balsamo is COO and founding partner of Integrity First Financial Group.

Executive Profile: Robert A. Rauch

Robert A. Rauch serves as president of R. A. Rauch & Associates Inc., the firm that manages the Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn in Del Mar, and others.

Nonprofit Profile: Pauline Martinson

Pauline Martinson is one of San Diego’s modern environmentalists, putting her passion to use in a leadership role at I Love A Clean San Diego.

Executive Profile: Neerav Jadeja

Neerav Jadeja has served as administrator for Paradise Valley Hospital since May 2011.

Executive Profile: Douglas Bryant

Douglas Bryant is president and chief executive officer of Quidel Corp.(QDEL), a leading provider of rapid diagnostic tests and cellular-based virology assays.

Executive Profile: DeAnne Steele

DeAnne Steele is a managing director and Western Division investment executive at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, and has more than 18 years of investment experience in California and New York.

Executive Profile: Craig Irving

Craig Irving, a third generation San Diegan, has made a significant contribution to the business and charitable community of San Diego for over 25 years.

Nonprofit Profile: Tracy Johnson

As director for The San Diego Women’s Foundation, or SDWF, Tracy Johnson oversees the organization’s operations, including building and supporting its membership and philanthropic programs, ensuring that both members and community partners (grantees) experience and take advantage of all that SDWF offers.

Executive Profile: Craig Collins

Craig Collins is president and CEO of La Jolla-based health care technology firm Perminova, which recently closed a $7 million Series A round of funding.

Professional Profile: Chris Allen

Deloitte is a professional services organization that provides audit, consulting, financial advisory and tax services to clients in a wide variety of industries.

Lauree Sahba

Executive Profile

The San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. went through some significant changes in 2011, said COO Lauree Sahba. Sahba, who has been with the organization since 1999, has been a part of setting a new course for the organization’s economic development program. EDC refocused its resources to promote the region for investment and provide economic development services to expanding companies. “We owe a great deal to our former Chairman Bill Geppert, who stepped in as interim CEO — after Julie Meier Wright retired in June — to maintain a strong finish for 2011,” Sahba said.

Executive Profile: Joye Blount

As a wealth management adviser and vice president with the Private Client Reserve at U.S. Bank, Joye Blount helps financially successful individuals and their families meet their unique financial needs.

Executive Profile: Steven E. Sullivan

Sullivan International Group Inc., is an applied science, environmental and technology firm that has been serving clients worldwide for the past 13 years. Steve Sullivan founded the firm after a successful career in the United States Navy submarine force.

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Executive Profile: Nancy Jamison

Nancy Jamison is the executive director of San Diego Grantmakers, a nonprofit membership association for organizations that engage in philanthropy.

Executive Profile: Doug Hecht

Doug Hecht is president and chief operating officer of Digitaria, OMMA Magazine’s 2011 Design/Interactive Agency of the Year

Executive Profile: Eric Lingenfelder

As a founding partner of the Verant Group, a San Diego-based restaurant and bar organization, Eric Lingenfelder can say he is living up to his dream.

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Executive Profile: Laura Stansberry

Laura Stansberry is a senior vice president and the regional managing director for Wells Fargo Private Bank in San Diego and the Inland Empire.

Executive Profile: Mike Erwin

Mike Erwin joined Colliers International’s brokerage office in Carlsbad as a senior vice president. Erwin provides a wide array of real estate services, including investment sales and acquisitions, build-to-suit transactions, and landlord and tenant leasing.

Executive Profile: Jesseca Saenz-Gonzalez

Jesseca Saenz-Gonzalez is the chairwoman for the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Executive Profile: Carmen Vann

With over 15 years of experience, Carmen Vann is Turner Construction Co.’s most senior executive with a singular focus on the new $140M San Diego Central Library, one of most anticipated construction projects in the region.

Executive Profile: Don Casey

Don Casey is the CEO of the West Wireless Health Institute, an independent, nonprofit medical research organization whose mission is to lower health care costs through technology and innovation.

Executive Profile: Andrew Lee

Andrew Lee is CEO of ESET North America.

Executive Profile: Lars Helgeson

Lars Helgeson is the founder of GreenRope, a Web-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software package which includes email marketing, sales pipeline tracking, marketing automation, project management, event management, websites with e-commerce, Web analytics, forum, wiki, and social media management tools all integrated into one platform.

Professional Profile: Jon Dominy

Architect Jon Dominy’s custom residential portfolio is valued at well over $25 million and includes contemporary urban condos, a custom “Home of the Year,” and several multimillion dollar homes in La Jolla and Del Mar for the CEOs of San Diego’s largest companies.

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Executive Profile: Jason Kulpa

Jason Kulpa is the founder and CEO of Underground Elephant, a performance-based online marketing company that specializes in providing customers to large ticket service providers.

Groundbreaking: Math and Science Building at San Diego Mesa College

A new four-story building being built in the heart of the San Diego Mesa College campus that will house classrooms, laboratory space and offices for the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics and physical sciences.

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Nonprofit Profile: Ann Tartre

Ann Tartre is the executive director of the Equinox Center, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit policy, research and communications organization focused on how the San Diego region can achieve a more prosperous economy, healthy environment and outstanding quality of life for all its residents.

Executive Profile: Frank Dudek

Frank Dudek is founder and president of the eponymously named Encinitas-based environmental and engineering services company: Dudek.

Executive Profile: Jay Leopold

After more than 29 years in the construction business, Jay Leopold, regional manager for DPR Construction, says he is still inspired by the energy, creativity and excitement that come with every day.

Nonprofit Profile: Mike Arms

Mike Arms is president of Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe

Executive Profile: Bernadette Bach

Bernadette Bach, senior vice president, is primarily responsible for establishing and building new business relationships for City National Bank in San Diego.