Top Influentials 2012

San Diego’s Top Influentials highlights the Who’s Who in San Diego business, profiling some of the top newsmakers of 2011. This year we focus on the leaders in Construction; Business & Consumer Services; Law & Finance; Real Estate; Biotech & Technology.

Biotech and Technology

Jim DeBello

Mitek Systems Inc.

Liz Fraumann


Diane Goostree

Scan Physics LLC

Doug Hutcheson

Leap Wireless

Fred Luddy

ServiceNow Inc.

Judy Muller-Cohn

Biomatrica Inc.

Tina Nova


Don Rosenberg

Qualcomm Inc.

Barry Sandrew

Legend 3D

Richard Sandstrom

Cymer Inc.

Business and Consumer Services

Jeff Church

Nika Water

Chris Cramer

Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

William L. Evans

Evans Hotels San Diego

Rick Ghio

Anthony's Fish Grotto

Darcel Hulse

Sempra LNG

Brian Maienschein

United Way of San Diego County

Michael Morton

Brigantine Family of Restaurants

Vincent Mudd

Carrier Johnson + Culture

Jerry Navarra

Jerome's Furniture

Harvey Souza

Village Club Card Room

Irene Stillings

California Center for Sustainable Energy

Joe Terzi

San Diego Tourism Authority


Jack Filanc

J.R. Filanc Construction Company Inc.

Yehudi Gaffen


Jim Mumford

Good Earth Plant Company Inc.

Kyle Nelson

Cass Construction

Phil Petersen

Dynalectric San Diego

Philip Piel

West Coast Group Benefits LLC

Karen Prescott

NECA San Diego

Borre Winckel

Building Industry Association of San Diego

Law and Finance

John Fiske

BarryFiske LLP

Robert J. Francavilla

Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield

John Gomez

Gomez Trial Attorneys

Rudy Hasl

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Debra Schwartz

Mission Federal Credit Union

Erwin Shustak

Shustak & Partners

Robert Tyson

Tyson & Mendes LLP

Timothy Wright

Holiday Fenoglio Fowler LP

Real Estate

Steve Avoyer

Flocke & Avoyer Commercial Real Estate

Anne Benge

Unisource Solutions Inc.

Marc Brutten

Westcore Properties LLC

Athena Harman

Harman Asset Management AMO

Craig Irving

The Irving Group

Ash Israni

Pacifica Companies

Rob Lankford

Lankford & Associates

Eric Northbrook

Voit Real Estate Services

Jim Taylor

Sperry Van Ness / Asset Advisory Group