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Borre Winckel

President and CEO, Building Industry Association San Diego

Borre Winckel became the president and CEO of the Building Industry Association in 2008. The association represents nearly 800 companies and is a major voice supporting builders of all types of residential and commercial projects. Before that, he was CEO of the Riverside County Building Industry Association. He was a general partner in the Batavia Land Co., which developed the Quinta de Lago communities in San Juan Capistrano and was president of the Wellrun Oil Co., which developed an 1,800-unit master planned community. In June 2017, Winckel was inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame.

ALMA MATER: Boston University, Rijnlands Lyceum Wassenaar

SUGGESTED HANGOUT: Dobson’s Bar & Restaurant downtown. “As a lobbyist, the bar reminds me of several politico bars I frequented in D.C.  I highly recommend their French Onion Soup.”