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Finalist

Thella Bowens

Chief Executive Officer

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

After more than 25 years in the aviation industry, Thella Bowens, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, is still making her presence known both by her employees and the community.

Bowens carried into 2014 the same qualities earning her a Top Influential distinction in 2013. But substantial work expanding on her 2013 accomplishments — including the completion of the Green Build project expanding Terminal 2 at San Diego International Airport — was in need of continued leadership to make for a complete package in years to come. As 2014 came to a close, the Airport Authority began its public involvement phase in the development of its next master plan for Lindbergh Field, a plan Bowens and others had already been toiling over for years in the background.

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President and CEO, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

After more than 25 years in the aviation industry, Thella Bowens, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, is still making her presence known both by her employees and the community.

President and CEO, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Thella Bowens became CEO and president of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority within two months of it being established after the airport’s separation from the Port of San Diego.

2014 Top Influentials Finalists

Executive Director
San Diego Military Advisory Council
Chief Executive Officer
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Chief Executive Officer
DTZ (formerly Cassidy Turley San Diego )
Chief Executive Officer
Western Alliance
President, Southwest Division
Balfour Beatty Construction
Chairman
Carrier Johnson + Culture
Brigadier General
Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton
Regional Vice President
AT&T Inc.
Division President
Innovia Community Management Cooperative
Owner
Charco Design & Build
Executive Director
San Diego Association of Governments
Chairman
Pacific Sotheby's International Realty
Chair
San Diego Port Tenants Association
Chief Executive Officer
San Diego County Credit Union
Executive Director
California Center for Sustainable Energy
Managing Director
JLL
Senior Vice President
AmericanWest Bank
Chief Executive Officer
Hughes Marino Inc.
Executive Chairman
Qualcomm Inc.
Principal
Meissner Jacquet Commercial Real Estate Services
2013 President
Greater San Diego Association of Realtors
Principal
Booz Allen Hamilton
Chief Executive Officer
G.S. Levine Insurance Services Inc.
Principal
McKinney Advisory Group
Vice Chairman
Unified Port of San Diego
Chief Executive Officer
North Island Credit Union
Vice President
ViaSat Inc.
President
T.B. Penick & Sons Inc.
Chief Economist
Point Loma Nazarene University, Fermanian Business Center
Executive Director
Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate
President
Pacific Building Group
President
Echo Pacific Construction Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
AMN Healthcare Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
President
Pharmatek Laboratories Inc.
Exec. Assist. to Deputy CNO for Fleet Readiness an
U.S. Navy, San Diego
Chief Executive Officer
MarketPointe Realty Advisors
Regional Manager
Marcus & Millichap

Deadlines

Nominations Open June 1, 2013
Nominations Close October 15, 2013
Ad Space Closes December 18, 2013
Event Date January 27, 2014

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Focus on technology moves San Diego County Credit Union forward in 2014

San Diego County Credit Union is proud to be San Diego’s largest locally owned financial institution. What truly sets SDCCU apart from other financial institutions is that they offer big bank products -- in many cases, superior banking products -- but without the big bank costs. As SDCCU continues to grow, technological innovations continue to be a cornerstone for its success.

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