It’s a Classy Story that Started as a Pub Crawl in Pacific Beach….  

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Pat Walsh

Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer


How did Pat Walsh and his pals start Classy–a company that began as a charity pub crawl but grew into a VC-backed startup raising $53 million to-date? They’ve grown to over 200 employees in 6 years, and they work with some of the most recognizable nonprofits that are solving the world’s toughest problems. What is their secret formula for success?  What have they done with all that money? Join us for an exciting journey into the world of software development where technology, passion, and kindness intersect.

 

Pat is the co-founder & Chief Impact Officer at Classy, a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising tools for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate global social impact. Since 2011, fundraising on the Classy platform has doubled each year—resulting in thousands of nonprofits collectively raising over half a billion dollars. Pat was selected by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the Top 5 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs in America. He has spoken at Collision Conference, Clinton Global Initiative University, Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative, the UN High Commissioner of Refugees Innovation conference and is a guest speaker at UCSD Rady School of Management. Prior to Classy, Pat worked for General Dynamics in Program Management and the Advanced Nuclear Plant Studies group. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor focus in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Sunday, January 7th at Midnight. Please indicate your preference when you register by placing a checkmark in the indicated box.


AGENDA

Doors open at 5:15 PM for Registration and Networking

6:00 PM – Dinner & Program

8:00 PM – Adjourn

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Dinner proceeds support the BEC Management Apprentice Program (MAP), which brings together university undergraduates and BEC members over a lunch meeting. BEC members provide advice and counsel to help students prepare for the marketplace.


Duck Foot Brewing: Turning Lemons into Beer (Sort Of)!  

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Head Quack Matt DelVecchio


Named one of the top five craft brewery picks by the Star Tribune in March 2017, Duck Foot Brewing was the first craft brewery in San Diego to offer gluten-free beer. In fact, all of their beers are brewed with an enzyme that removes nearly all traces of gluten. With a beer lineup that features variety, there is something for every beer lover:  Some light-bodied, some big and strong. Some hoppy and bitter, some with a touch of biscuity, bready malt sweetness. And perhaps even some a bit on the sour side. Join us to hear how the invention was mothered by necessity! There will be plenty of brew to taste PLUS specially selected raffle prizes for you to win just in time for the Holidays!

Why would a successful financial advisor quit his job to open a craft brewery in the saturated San Diego market? In 2012, Head Quack Matt DelVecchio was living it up in cozy New York City. He was brewing away in his casa with the ultimate dream of owning his own craft brewery, funded by his day job as a financial planner. But it was his degree in sculpture that helped his artistic vision overcome the powerful din of the nearby Stock Exchange. Wrench in his plan: Celiac Disease. As his gluten-filled world came crashing down, his wife, Katie, gave him a swift kick in the pants. Make lemons into beer. He discovered a novel way to make beer with a natural enzyme that does nothing more than remove gluten from beer. Rejoice! Soon, the mild-mannered man with the malt mustache and his wife headed west to Encinitas. And they had a kid. And then a San Diego craft brewery and tasting room. And they loved both. To Duck Foot!

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Sunday, December 3rd at Midnight. Please indicate your preference when you register by placing a checkmark in the indicated box.


AGENDA

5:15 PM – Networking & Registration

6:00 PM – Dinner & Program

8:00 PM – Adjourn

Sponsored By

Dinner proceeds support the BEC Management Apprentice Program (MAP), which brings together university undergraduates and BEC members over a lunch meeting. BEC members provide advice and counsel to help students prepare for the marketplace.


Linking Innovation to Need through Philanthropy!

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Aziz Badra, CEO


Share in an enlightening presentation from speaker Aziz Badra, CEO of Band Of Hands, Inc., a local San Diego start-up that is revolutionizing the technology world with its Mobile and Web applications.

You’ll learn about:

  • Creative strategies to put people back to work in your community

  • How technology is being used to transform charities and charitable giving

  • Technology to help you in business and home

  • New ways to balance work/life demands

  • Using innovation and technology with real examples

Aziz has over 30 years of business experience across multiple sectors in the United States and abroad. His global travels and entrepreneurial spirit uniquely suit him to start-up success.  He is a natural leader with an extensive marketing background, respected relationship-building skills and unparalleled drive, all of which make him a true asset to Band Of Hands. Besides the transformative content Aziz will be sharing, his public speaking skills and sense of humor will keep you entertained so you won’t want to miss this evening!

 

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Vegetarian Meals
We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Sunday, October 29th at Midnight. Please indicate your preference when you register by placing a checkmark in the indicated box.

AGENDA

5:00 PM – Networking & Registration

6:00 PM – Dinner & Program

8:00 PM – Adjourn

Sponsored By

Dinner proceeds support the BEC Management Apprentice Program, which brings together university undergraduates and BEC members over a lunch meeting. BEC members provide advice and counsel to help students prepare for the marketplace.

The Truth About Shark Tank!  … According to Former Show Contestants

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The Truth About Shark Tank!

 … According to Former Show Contestants

You’ll find out…

  • How realistic is the show?

  • Do the sharks use realistic criteria to make their investment decisions?

  • Do decisions typically get made as quickly as the show portrays?

  • What are the top 3 lessons learned by the contestants?

  • Do the contestants recommend appearing on the show to other entrepreneurs seeking funding? And, if so, what is the most important advice they would give them?

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Vegetarian Meals
We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, October 2nd at Midnight. Please indicate your preference when you register by placing a checkmark in the indicated box.

AGENDA

5:00 PM – Networking & Registration

6:00 PM – Dinner & Program

8:00 PM – Adjourn

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Dinner proceeds support the BEC Management Apprentice Program, which brings together university undergraduates and BEC members over a lunch meeting. BEC members provide advice and counsel to help students prepare for the marketplace.

We See the People, Not the Cars!

 Brian Gansert, President of Operations

When you pay that parking fee, you can’t help but grit your teeth (no one likes to go to the dentist either, but you still have to go).  So why has ACE Parking been so successful for nearly 7 decades?  Brian Gansert will take us on a “ride” from 1950, when founder Evan Jones started the company  with one parking lot, to today’s company that is now over 500 parking “applications” strong and employs more than 4500 people. He’ll discuss what is really behind those parking fees you hate to pay.  He’ll share critical success factors,  lessons learned, and commitment to “stay the course”  yet pursue expansion into Las Vegas.  Brian will also share how the impact of new technology and the modern “shared economy” is guiding their long-term strategy for continued success.  Please join us as Brian presents what’s “under the hood” of one of San Diego’s iconic family businesses.

Brian oversees Ace Parking’s operations throughout the US covering Special Events, Commercial, Retail, Surface Lots and Mixed-Use Facilities. From his base in San Diego, Brian devotes his time and energy on building a team of dedicated parking professionals that are driving Ace Parking’s operations to greater heights in terms of profitability, efficiency and customer service. With a team of 15 direct reports, together they manage the parking activities for more than 350 locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Texas, Oregon, Washington, New Orleans and Washington DC/Arlington. Clients and accounts include Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park and Convention Centers in Phoenix, Dallas and San Diego. Brian received his Bachelor’s degree from California State University Long Beach.

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, September 11th, at Midnight. Please indicate your preference when you register by placing a checkmark in the indicated box.


AGENDA

5:00 PM – Networking & Registration

6:20 PM – Dinner

7:10 PM – Program

8:00 PM – Adjourn

 

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BEC Summer Social 2017

FM logo for Sponsor PagePlease join us for our annual Member Appreciation Summer Social compliments* of the BEC and Jim Wendler, CEO of The Fish Market Restaurant. The Event will be held at the The Fish Market Restaurant downtown San Diego location on August 8th at 5:00 PM. Come enjoy the view from the Top of the Market patio overlooking the harbor!

Our Member Appreciation events are always full of good cheer and enjoyed with hosted beer/wine and delicious appetizers, and this year will be no exception.

*Early Registration (by midnight on July 31, 2017): $25 for all BEC members. Guests are welcome for only $45. After July 31st, add $10 per person.

 

PARKING METERS will be in effect until 8pm, so bring plenty of quarters or your favorite credit card.

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BEC Summer Social 2016

FM logo for Sponsor PagePlease join us for our annual Member Appreciation Summer Social compliments of the BEC and Jim Wendler, CEO of The Fish Market Restaurant. The Event will be held at the The Fish Market Restaurant downtown San Diego location on August 4th at 5:30 PM. Come see the newly remodeled patio at the Top of the Market overlooking the harbor!

Our Member Appreciation events are always full of good cheer, and enjoyed with delicious food and plenty of wine and beer to our members, and this year will be no exception.

*This event is complimentary to all BEC members. Guests are welcome for only $25.

PARKING METERS will be in effect until 8pm, so bring plenty of quarters or your favorite credit card.

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Tackling a Vision to Make an Impact

 Susan Salka, CEO, President and Director

 

Join Susan Salka, President and CEO of AMN Healthcare, as she presents best practices and lessons learned from her work, tackling a vision to make an impact – personally, professionally, and in her community. Susan will share her experience evolving AMN Healthcare from a single service travel nurse organization in 1985 to the diversified healthcare staffing  and technology business that makes the company the industry leader in healthcare workforce solutions today. Through past and present business examples, Susan will  share her approach to creating an ambitious vision and successfully executing strategy as AMN Healthcare navigates a changing competitive landscape, delivers innovative client solutions, and organizes its resources to make an impact globally.

Susan Salka is CEO, president and director of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., (AMN). Susan is an active industry spokesperson in the healthcare and investment community, and has been one of the driving forces behind the company’s strategic and operational success since joining the company in 1990.  Before becoming CEO and president, Susan served in several other executive positions at AMN Healthcare, including CFO, COO and SVP of business development. Susan currently serves on the board of directors of McKesson, The Campanile Foundation at San Diego State University, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Directors & Boards magazine. She previously served on other public company boards, such as Beckman Coulter and Playtex Products.   As an alumna of Chadron State University, Susan has been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award.  She also received the Monty Award for accomplished alumni by San Diego State University, where she received her master’s degree in finance. In 2016, Susan was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from San Diego State University’s college of business administration.

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, May 29th, at Midnight. Please indicate your preference when you register by placing a checkmark in the indicated box.


AGENDA

5:00 PM – Networking & Registration

6:20 PM – Dinner

7:10 PM – Program

8:00 PM – Adjourn

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Dinner proceeds support the BEC Management Apprentice Program, which brings together university undergraduates and BEC members over a lunch meeting. BEC members provide advice and counsel to help students prepare for the marketplace.


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And You Thought Parking Meters Just Collected Coins!

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Chad Randall, COO

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Chad Randall, Chief Operational Officer of IPS Group, will share the amazing business story of building a company that is best known for the patented credit card-enabled, solar-powered smart parking meter and SaaS web-based management system with advanced data analytics.  He’ll share the critical success factors and lessons learned that helped founder David King pursue his vision to make IPS a full service parking solution that  completely changed the industry.   Please join us for an informative presentation about this exciting and impactful family business known worldwide.

Chad Randall serves as Chief Operational Officer of IPS Group, Inc. As COO, Randall is responsible for the broad oversight of IPS Group’s ongoing operations and maintains direct supervision of the Company’s business development unit. Randall joined the Company in 2008 at his current position, bringing many years of Fortune 500 corporate experience in both the automotive and instrumentation industries. In addition to business management, Randall has functional experience in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and product line management. Prior to taking on the role of COO at IPS Group, Randall was responsible for a global product line of $100M+ for a Fortune 250 Corporation. Randall holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, May 1st, at Midnight. Please indicate your preference when you register by placing a checkmark in the indicated box.


AGENDA

5:00 PM – Networking & Registration

6:20 PM – Dinner

7:10 PM – Program

8:00 PM – Adjourn

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Dinner proceeds support the BEC Management Apprentice Program, which brings together university undergraduates and BEC members over a lunch meeting. BEC members provide advice and counsel to help students prepare for the marketplace.


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The Wild Life of Julie Scardina

Julie Scardina

Julie’s passion for wildlife and wild places is rivaled only by her commitment to encouraging others to make a difference for the world we share.  Julie will share her story that took her from a small town in Illinois to being SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassador where she focused on communicating important issues, success stories and what people could do to make a difference for animals, whether in human care or in the wild.  With photos, videos and her own hands-on experience, she will bring us up to date with the role mankind needs to play to protect a most precious resource, the Wild Kingdom.

 

Julie, a renowned speaker, teacher, mentor and active participant in conservation, recently retired from SeaWorld after 40 years.  She maintains a position on the board of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, and consults with a wide variety of conservation, animal welfare and education organizations and utilizes her expertise in animal training and care to improve the lives of animals worldwide. Uniquely, Julie holds the title as the most frequent guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and appeared on NBC’s Today Show more than 100 times discussing animals and conservation. Julie also traveled the globe for years with Jack Hanna, appearing in his weekly show Animal Adventures.  Julie, along with Jeff Flocken, co-authored the beautiful and inspiring book, Wildlife Heroes, highlighting 40 people around the globe who have dedicated their lives to saving species.

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, April 3rd at Midnight. Please indicate your preference when you register by placing a checkmark in the indicated box.


AGENDA

5:00 PM – Networking & Registration

6:20 PM – Dinner

7:10 PM – Program

8:00 PM – Adjourn

Dinner proceeds support the BEC Management Apprentice Program, which brings together university undergraduates and BEC members over a lunch meeting. BEC members provide advice and counsel to help students prepare for the marketplace.


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