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.

Anne Evans

Chairman Emeritus, Evans Hotels

Evans co-founded the namesake company in 1953 along with her late husband, William D. Evans, and in 30 years as chairman she grew it to include the Bahia Hotel on Mission Bay, the Catamaran Resort in Pacific Beach and The Lodge at Torrey Pines. She has served on many influential state and local boards and is a member of the California Tourism Hall of Fame.