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George Weir

Founder

George W. Weir Asphalt Construction Inc.

610 Metcalf St.
EscondidoCA92025

Giving back to the community, being a forward thinker and maintaining a strong faith has helped George Weir be successful in his businesses and his life.

His company, George W. Weir Asphalt Construction Inc., started fixing potholes for free in the city of Escondido this past February after the season's winter storms left a vast amount of damage to city streets.
Weir grew up in Escondido and his companies are headquartered there. He was born at Palomar Hospital and attended schools in the city. He earned his degree from San Diego State University in 1979.

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Giving back to the community, being a forward thinker and maintaining a strong faith has helped George Weir be successful in his businesses and his life.

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Candace Friedman, Acme Safety and Supply

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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

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