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Helen C. Hutchison

Managing Partner, Haskell & White LLP

Helen C. Hutchison Adams has served as San Diego-area managing partner of Haskell & White LLP since January 2013. She oversees the firm’s San Diego practice, coordinating the direction of client services. Before joining Haskell & White, Adams served as an audit partner with Deloitte. Adams, who has been part of the real estate industry more than 15 years, is active in civic affairs as a board member of the Athena San Diego Scholarship Foundation and the Cal State University San Marcos Foundation. Adams also chairs the board of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), a global membership organization. In the last 18 months, Haskell and White LLP in San Diego has doubled the size of the practice.

ALMA MATER: San Diego State University

CAR: Tesla Model S (It replaced a long line of Corvettes).

PERSONAL TRIUMPHS: A two-time cancer survivor, Adams has raised five adopted children.

FUN FACT: Holds 10 world titles in the competitive sport of country western dancing.