Top Influentials 2008

Since 1886, The Daily Transcript has seen and reported on many significant changes to San Diego’s economic landscape, many of which stem from the remarkable ideas and contributions of individuals. We pay tribute to these prominent newsmakers — San Diego’s movers and shakers — with a special salute to the Top Influentials.

Business & Consumer Services

Jonathan Bradhurst


James W Brennan

Enlightened Hospitality Group

Judith Enns

HR Solutions

Donald Felsinger

Sempra Energy/SDG&E

Paul Hering

Barney & Barney LLC

Ricky Schlesinger

Eagle Creek

Dennis Snyder

Escondido Charter High School

Randy Voepel

City of Santee


Douglas Barnhart

Barnhart-Reese Construction Inc.

Gene Brokaw

Premier Pipeline Construction

Tom Brown

Sierra Pacific West Inc.

Ray Carpenter

R.E. Staite Engineering Inc.

David Susi

RSI Roofing

Paul Tryon

Building Industry Association of San Diego

Finance & Law

Craig Andrews

Heller Ehrman LLP

Roy Bell

Ross, Dixon & Bell

John Chalker

LM Capital Group LLC

George Haligowski

ITLA Capital Corp.

Harvey Levine

Levine Steinberg Miller & Huver

John McGrath

First Business Bank (merged with Bank of Southern California)*

Richard Russell

Dow Theory Letters Inc.

Ralph Whitworth

Relational Investors LLC

Real Estate

Charles Black

CB Urban Development

Nat Bosa

Bosa Development

Bill Dumka

Black Mountain Ranch

Stath Karras

Burnham Moores Center for Real Estate

Douglas Manchester

Manchester Financial Group

R. Michael Murphy

Murphy Development Co.

Tech, Biotech & Defense

Robert Bernard

Ichor Medical Systems Inc.

Jim Bixby

SeQual Technologies Inc.

Fernando Corona

Leap Wireless

Mark Dankberg

ViaSat Inc.

Albert Deisseroth

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Paul Jacobs

Qualcomm Inc.

Craig Litchin

Intellectual Technology Inc.

Judy Walsh

Time Warner Cable San Diego