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Susan Salka

Chief Executive Officer

AMN Healthcare Inc.

12400 High Bluff Dr.
San DiegoCA92130

Some 24 years into her career at AMN Healthcare Services Inc., President and CEO Susan Salka still feels “blessed and fortunate” to be with the health care staffing company, even as new and greater challenges face the health care industry.
AMN Healthcare’s recent research shows that 78 percent of hospital executives see a nationwide shortage of physicians.

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With Salka at the helm, AMN Healthcare grows market share

In the 20 years since Susan Salka joined AMN Healthcare Services Inc., the health care staffing company has worked to expand its services and diversify its work force. Salka said one of the most pivotal advances happened just this year: AMN’s acquisition of Texas-based Medfinders, entering AMN into the business of home health care services. The deal was valued at about $185 million.

CEO, AMN Healthcare Services Inc.

Some 24 years into her career at AMN Healthcare Services Inc., President and CEO Susan Salka still feels “blessed and fortunate” to be with the health care staffing company, even as new and greater challenges face the health care industry.

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George Chamberlin's Money in the Morning

The up and down of the stock market continues. After gaining 208 points Monday, the Dow industrials fell 85 points yesterday. The focus, at least for the time being, has shifted away from global economic concerns to quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies.

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."

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