Newsmakers

San Diego Newsmakers profiles the people who helped make this region and The Daily Transcript what it is today - a Who's Who of those who have put San Diego County on the map as a thriving region.

Malin Burnham

Chairman

Burnham Cos.

4435 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200
San DiegoCA92121

Until recently, downtown real estate developer and philanthropist Malin Burnham was a champion to San Diegans. Now, he's taken his efforts on the road.

The native San Diegan, who is the chairman of Burnham Cos., is also the chairman of nine non-profits. Now the avid sailor, who at the age of 17 became the youngest skipper ever to sail to a World Championship in the International Star Class of yacht racing, is once again navigating change.

In August, Burnham made a  $310 million deal with the state to open a Burnham Institute lab in Orlando. During its 30-year history in La Jolla, discoveries by Burnham Institute scientists have contributed to the development of new drugs for Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and cancer.

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Candace Friedman, Acme Safety and Supply

Whenever you drive past an orange cone or a detour sign in San Diego, they're very likely the pride and joy of Candace Friedman, who has been providing safety products from her National City company, Acme Safety and Supply, since 1999.

Patricia Trauth, AECOM

As a young girl growing up in Cincinnati, Patricia Trauth developed a deep appreciation of art from her mother, and nature from her maternal grandfather. Today, as principal landscape architect in the San Diego office of AECOM, a global interdisciplinary architecture, engineering and construction firm, she uses her artistic skills by designing public spaces with natural elements for the betterment of the public.

Susan Couch, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Susan Couch, senior vice president and senior client manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, is responsible for developing and maintaining business relationships in San Diego, focusing on companies with revenues from $5 million to $50 million.

Patricia Prado Olmos, California State University San Marcos

As the youngest of five children growing up in a traditional Latino home in El Monte, Calif., Patricia Prado-Olmos was raised in a supportive and nurturing environment and taught the value of a good education. Throughout her career as an educator and in her current position as vice president of the Division of Community Engagement for California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), she has helped create a similar supportive and nurturing environment for students and the conditions to help them succeed in their educational endeavors.

Jolanta Campion, DTZ

"It happened by surprise," said Jolanta Campion, director of research for DTZ, upon discussing the inception of her career in commercial real estate. "Up until that moment, I didn't know anything about commercial real estate."

Teodora D. Purcell, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP

Even as a young child, Teodora Purcell was a good person to have on your side.

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Interview with Cessna's Russ Meyer

Russ Meyer, chairman emeritus of Cessna, visits Jet Source, Inc. in Carlsbad to check out the display of a Citation X Elite aircraft, which was designed by Cessna.

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