INFLUENCE Participants

INFLUENCE is designed for C-level and senior corporate executives, especially those with medium-sized to large companies. If capacity permits, C-level and senior executives from nonprofit organizations will also be considered.


INFLUENCE San Diego Class of 2016

Dana Alligood
Market Executive, Southern California
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Douglas M. Arthur
President & CEO

Adriana Avalos (13)
Compliance and Privacy Officer
Kaiser Permanente

Randy Bogle
Executive Director
San Diego Military Advisory Council

Chris Bott
KAB Laboratories

Mark E. Butcher
Associate Managing Director

Michael Byrd
Chief Business Development Officer
Sharp Health Plan

Jim Caltrider
President & CEO

Nikia Clarke, Ph.D.
Director, World Trade Center
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation

Sharon L. Cohen
Chief Compliance Counsel
Sempra Energy

Julia De Beers
Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel
Evans Hotels

Charles B. Davis, M.D.
Senior Vice President, Care Redesign & COO
Rady Children’s Hospital

Rob Douglas
President & COO
ResMed, Inc.

Robert Foster
Chief Operating Officer
ZipCap, Inc.

John Frager
Executive Managing Director

Charles Furman
San Diego Leadership Institute

Liz Gasser
Vice President, Strategic Development
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Tim S. Glassett
Chairman of the Board
J3 Bioscience, Inc.

Frank Greth
Head of Procurement

David Hanses
Director of Development
La Jolla Playhouse

Steve Jennings
Senior Vice President, Rady Children’s Hospital
Executive Director, Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation

Nels Jensen
The San Diego Business Journal

CAPT Curt Jones
Commanding Officer
Naval Base San Diego
U.S. Navy

Leah Koontz
Vice President, Controller
Southwest Airlines

Bill Littlejohn
CEO & Senior Vice President
Sharp HealthCare Foundation

Ray Major
Chief Economist
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

Lindy Mamer
Senior Vice President
City National Bank

Eric Northbrook
Managing Director
Voit Real Estate Services

Noelle Norton, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
University of San Diego

Garry Ridge
President & CEO, WD-40 Company
Board Member, LEAD San Diego

Maria Ridge
The Learning Moment, Inc.

Lorin Stewart
Former Executive Director, San Diego Tourism Marketing District
Incoming Interim CEO, LEAD San Diego

Geoff Swortwood
Vice President, Commercial Building Development
H.G. Fenton Company

Molly Tami
Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development
University of San Diego School of Law

Susan Taylor
Executive Director, External Affairs, Scripps Health
Board Member, LEAD San Diego

Virginia Tinley
Senior Director, Philanthropy
Challenged Athletes Foundation

Dhruv Vakharia
Senior Vice President
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Amy Winhoven
Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic Planning

Robert York
Vice President, Sales Strategy & Operations
The San Diego Union-Tribune