Finalists

Apricus Biosciences
Viejas Enterprises
Provide Commerce Inc.
General Dynamics NASSCO
Straub Construction Inc.
Petco Animal Supplies Inc.
Qualcomm Inc.
OwnerGUARD Corporation
University of San Diego
Balfour Beatty Construction
San Diego Padres
Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Leap Wireless International Inc.
Sony Electronics
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
AMN Healthcare Inc.
ViaSat Inc.
Dexcom
Viejas Enterprises
Gafcon; SharePoint360
Catalina Restaurant Group Inc.
Websense Inc.
Science Applications International Corp.
American Assets Trust Inc.
DJO Global

Finalist

Erik Greupner

San Diego Padres

Erik Greupner was promoted to his current post of senior vice president, business administration and general counsel in October 2011, less than a year after joining the Padres as senior vice president, general counsel. In his current role, Greupner has responsibility for legal and government affairs, ballpark operations and information technology.

Prior to joining the Padres, Greupner worked as a corporate and transactional attorney with the international law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. While at Gibson Dunn, he advised senior management of public and private companies in general corporate matters, acquirers and targets in mergers and acquisitions transactions, and institutional investors and fund sponsors in the formation and operation of private investment funds.

Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Greupner worked in sales and management roles with Goldman Sachs & Company, Scudder Weisel Capital LLC and Life Time Fitness. 

Greupner earned his Juris Doctor degree magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, as well as executive comments editor of the San Diego Law Review. He served as a judicial intern for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. 

A native of Minneapolis, Greupner graduated cum laude from Wheaton College in Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and communications. He currently serves on the board of trustees of Rady Children’s Hospital and the board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership. He and his wife, Laura, have a son, Thomas, and two daughters, Ella and Kate. 

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Deadlines

Nominations Open: July 2, 2012
Nominations Close: August 13, 2012
Nominees Announced: August 17, 2012
Finalists Notified: August 17, 2012
Sponsorship / Advertising Close: September 12, 2012
Publication Date: September 19, 2012

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