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.

Douglas Manchester

Chairman, Manchester Financial Group

“Papa Doug” awaits confirmation as nominee to be Ambassador to the Bahamas, which would require him to surrender control of Manchester Financial Group and the proposed massive mixed use Manchester Pacific Gateway project on the San Diego bayfront. Manchester has been a prolific philanthropist and developer, having built Manchester Grand Hyatt, the Marriott Marquis and Marina and the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. He once owned The San Diego Union-Tribune.