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2015 Judging panel

 

The success of the program relies on the efforts of our independent panel of judges. These past Entrepreneur Of The Year award winners and civic and community leaders devote significant effort to review and deliberate the merits of each nominee. We deeply appreciate their dedication to this process.

 

Andy Laats,Founder & Executive Chairman
Nixon
San Diego Winner – 2005

Ernest Rady, Executive Chairman
American Assets Trust
Master Winner – 2009
National Winner – 2009
Prior Judge – 2010-2012, 2014
National Judge – 2010-2012

Gerry Proehl, Former President & CEO
Santarus, Inc.
Regional Winner – 2013, 2014

Greg Lucier, Former Chairman & CEO
Life Technologies
San Diego Winner – 2011
San Diego Judge – 2004, 2005

John Sarkisian, Founder & Vice Chairman
SKLZ
San Diego Winner – 1999 (Oscar’s)

Les Cross, Chairman & CEO
Alphatec Spine
Regional Winner – 2009
Prior Judge – 2013, 2014

Karin Eastham, Board Member
Illumina, Geron, Morphosys AG, Veracyte
Orange County Judge – 2014
National Judge – 2009

Kathleen Sellick, Former CEO
Rady Children's Hospital
San Diego Winner – 2014

Scott Dennis, CEO D&K Engineering
Regional Winner – 2012
Prior Judge – 2013, 2014

Tim Wollaeger, Managing Director
Sanderling Ventures
San Diego Winner – 1995 (Kingsbury Assoc.)
San Diego Judge – 1996, 2003

Tom Gildred, CEO
Emerald Textiles
Regional Winner – 2012
National Finalist – 2012
Prior Judge – 2013, 2014