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Kilroy VP takes REIT into mixed use in San Diego County

Brian T. Galligan, vice president of asset management for the San Diego and Orange County regions of Kilroy Realty Corp. (NYSE: KRC), is about to lead the REIT into the mixed-use arena in San Diego County.

Design-build work shores up Filanc business

Performing the design-build delivery method on construction projects helped Mark Filanc and J.R. Filanc Construction Co. excel in the last few years.

N.N. Jaeschke CEO sees community management as managing a lifestyle

Robert Felix has worked in the common interest development industry for 32 years, 20 of which he spent managing large-scale resort communities across the country. Earlier this year, after being named president and CEO of N.N. Jaeschke Inc., his first priority was coordinating the community management and property services divisions.

Evanco Realty president says specialization is key to success

Craig Evanco’s priorities are clear-cut and two-fold: family and work, in that order.

Leading the charge in struggle for solar industry's future

A recent meeting of the newly created San Diego chapter of the California Solar Energy Industries Association proved one thing: Dan Sullivan is admired in the San Diego solar community. Attendees there revered Sullivan as a pioneer in the local industry.

From fiercely independent teenage milkman to telecom expert

Dale Stein grew up as a middle child in a family of six children, the son of a journeyman lineman father and librarian mother, in a small town southwest of Chicago that had a population of less than 2,000.

Sempra Energy CEO a pioneer in her field

When Debra Reed was named CEO of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) in June of 2011, it marked the first time in the company's history that its top executive was a woman. But it's actually one of many such milestones in Reed's career, one of the most notable of which occurred in 1988, when, after 10 years with the company, Reed was named as the first female officer of the company.

Biotech leader shows it is possible to 'have it all'

Magda Marquet’s mother was a very strong woman who always advised that she find her own path. She asked Marquet to promise her one thing — “never be financially dependent on a man.”

AIS puts San Diego’s health sector in the cloud

Instead of providing cloud services to the masses, American Internet Services opted to go with a specialized route.

Helping small businesses navigate the intricacies of accounting

Matt Garrett, founder and chief executive of San Diego-based TGG Accounting, has an unusual wish: he’d like for there to be more companies like his in the accounting industry.

Silvergate Bank officer uses her network to embrace change

Karen Brassfield has adapted to and embraced changes in companies, titles and technology through more than 40 years in the banking industry.

Padres president keeps faith in a team, city that kept faith in him

For Tom Garfinkel, president and chief executive for the San Diego Padres, 2012 was a year that could have made certain men lose faith.

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