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‘What Got Us Here Won’t Get Us There’

As Shakespeare wrote, “Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Two important job switches are under way among San Diego’s high-profile business leadership. Scott Alevy, one of the top executives at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, is leaving to join Karen Hutchens’ PR shop. Alevy should fit right in. Hutchens has been a heavy hitter in corporate communications circles for more than three decades. Meanwhile, Sara Wilensky Napoli, who served as senior vice president of marketing and communications at The San Diego Foundation, is leaving to join Fresno-based Astone, which bills itself as the largest, fully integrated marketing firm on the West Coast. She’ll move into the agency’s San Diego office Steve Rodgers, the top dog at Del Mar-based Prudential California Realty, recently traveled to New York City to congratulate mentor and friend Marshall Goldsmith on winning the Harold Longman Award (which recognizes the best business book of the year) for his latest tome on management, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.” Rancho Santa Fe resident Goldsmith is considered one of the nation’s most successful business coaches. “The things that have brought us success in the past will not necessarily lead us where we want to go next,” says Rodgers. Tell me about it! The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce planned to hold its Outstanding Educational Program Awards on May 2. “It was extremely difficult to pick the winners this year because 29 amazing programs were nominated, of which 16 were selected as finalists,” says Toni Padron, the chamber’s chief operating officer. Details? Check out the winners at carlsbad.org The Fermanian School of Business at Point Loma Nazarene University has named Stephen Miller as Student-Entrepreneur of the Year. He won for his business brainchild, “The Cereal Co.,” in which he proposes to sell cereal rather than coffee. Miller receives a $2,500 award. Now, that was a profitable venture! … Internet dating guru Moses Brown of San Diego’s Mobeze Inc. was recently on Fox News Network’s “The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet.” Producers extended an on-air invite to Moses despite his having issued a fake news release saying that he had married one of the 2 million members who have signed up on his casual dating site. It was all a publicity stunt, he confesses The Marshall Faulk Foundation has relocated to San Diego from St. Louis, adding Brandi Greenleaf as new executive director. The nonprofit is preparing a celebrity golf tournament for early summer Speaking of celebrity golf, the Celebrity Classic hosted by Stan Humphries just concluded its 10th annual tournament April 27. Ex-major league baseball catcher Mickey Tettleton won the swingfest. The event auction, staged by Integrated Sports Marketing Inc., raised more than $116,000 for Rady Children’s Hospital. Seeya!

Got Gossip? Don’t forget the insider! Contact Tom York at sdbjinsider@sdbj.com.

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