San Diego’s Young Influentials 2012 is the culmination of a search for San Diego County’s newest rising stars, market leaders and entrepreneurs crafting our region and our business landscape for the better.
In our search for the next generation of Top Influentials, more than 90 nominations were received. The final 22 were hand-picked by our panel of judges.
Nominations were open to San Diego County business leaders, 45 and under from any business industry, who are entrepreneurs, leading newsmakers and up-and-coming leaders. Each nomination also included a statement (500 words or less) answering why each nominee qualifies as a Young Influential and what makes the nominee stand out among other leaders.
The judges were looking for young executives in pursuit of business excellence, who believe in the spirit of hard work and are contributing to the growth of our local economy. This crop of influentials represents the major business industries across San Diego, including finance, retail, biotech, tech, construction, health, renewable energy, hospitality and more.
Good leadership and entrepreneurism are definitely forces that drive our economy. We pay tribute to San Diego’s leadership and highlight these young entrepreneurs and business leaders. Pay attention to these faces and remember their names, because they are shaping San Diego’s future, and you’ll hear about them again.
Throughout the year, The Daily Transcript will be following up with our 2012 Young Influentials to gauge their thoughts and concerns about San Diego County’s economy. Find out more about them through Daily Transcript roundtables, video interviews and articles.
The Daily Transcript is pleased to present the following section highlighting San Diego’s Young Influentials 2012.