The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Richard Bartell

CEO, Bartell Hotels

Since joining his father in the family lodging business in 1980, Richard Bartell has guided the independent operator as it expanded its properties to eight hotels (including the Sheraton La Jolla and The Dana on Mission Bay), seven restaurants, three marinas and the famed Humphreys Concerts by the Bay entertainment venue. He’s a member of the San Diego Tourism Marketing District and has been a generous donor to the University of San Diego’s School of Law, where he serves on the Board of Visitors. In 2017, Humphreys Half Moon Inn was awarded “Favorite Staycation Location” in the San Diego Union Tribune’s “Best of” Reader’s Choice Poll.

ALMA MATER: University of San Diego