Mark Dibella is general manager of Kimpton's Hotel Solamar in downtown San Diego.
Leon Natker has been general director of Lyric at the Birch since 1990. In 2005, Lyric reopened the newly renovated North Park Theatre and took over ownership of the building a year later.
Chef Andy Mangiduyos oversees the kitchen and menu at Redfield's, the sports bar and restaurant at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.
Todd Allison, executive chef for live music venue and supper club Anthology, was born and raised in Coronado but left the area for 12 years to further his culinary education. Now he's back in San Diego and rockin' and rollin' in the kitchen.
Thomas Voss is the president of the Grand Del Mar.
Hamdi Gumustekin is the owner of Bernini's Bistro La Jolla.
Matt Gordon is owner and executive chef of Urban Solace. Gordon, and business partner Scott Watkins, currently own and run Urban Solace restaurant in North Park, and Solace and the Moonlight Lounge, scheduled to open in Encinitas, later this year.
John Small is chairman and CEO of Tapestry Resorts, based in Mission Valley.
Jay Porter is the owner of The Linkery and El Take It Easy, a social club.
Clara Carter is the president and founder of the Multicultural Convention Services Network.
Under Eric van den Haute's leadership, the Spanish tapas bar and nightclub enhanced its entertainment program, expanded its restaurant into the space next door, and opened two new locations in Riverside and Long Beach.
As president and CEO of Wine Steals Inc., Ken Mills co-owns four Wine Steals locations in Hillcrest, Point Loma, Cardiff and East Village San Diego, as well as Proper Gastropub. Anchored by Mills' ingenuity and dedication to his business and customers, the Wine Steals and Proper Gastropub now employ a staff of more than 100.