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.

*$25 for all BEC members. Guests are welcome for only $45.

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.

Fish Market harbor view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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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How to Survive and Thrive in Business

 

Shanna Missett Nelson, President

Health and wellness centers seem to spring up everywhere. So, how is Jazzercise, a company launched in 1969, still in business? Hear Shanna Missett Nelson, President, tell the story of Jazzercise’s decades-long industry leadership and success, from the fitness revolution it kicked up in the 70s & 80s to the thriving global franchise it is now. Nelson will share the business strategies and lessons learned that resulted in today’s 8300+ franchises teaching 32,000+ classes each week.  Please join us for a dynamic and informative program that will have you “dancing in the aisles.”

 

As President of Jazzercise, Inc., Shanna Missett Nelson holds the helm of the group fitness industry leader, guiding the brand in global and local markets. Having a front row view into how her mom, Judi Sheppard Missett, created the largest dance fitness company in the world, Nelson began as an instructor but quickly launched her business career as an international brand consultant and franchise owner herself.  In addition to her role at the company, Shanna is a media spokesperson and motivational speaker who holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Arizona. Nelson lives and works mostly in Carlsbad with her husband and two daughters.

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, November 28th 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

PRESENTED BYDinner 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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Shaking t Up With A “Millennial” Entrepreneur

Shaking it Up with a “Millennial” Entrepreneur

So you thought “millenials” were all “entitled” and still living at home, huh?  Not 27 year old Kevin Gelfand, President of Shake Smart, the first ever SDSU campus student-owned business he co-founded with fraternity brother Martin Reiman in 2011. Shake Smart, which offers freshly blended protein shakes and healthy on-the-go foods for individuals living an active lifestyle, has now grown to seven locations stretching from California to Texas with plans for five more openings by the end of 2018.  Kevin will reflect on his initial vision to “shake” up the healthy food industry with innovative thinking, bringing his business plan to life and what challenges and lessons learned he has encountered along the way.   Join us for an informative and exciting presentation from one of San Diego’s up and coming business leaders.

Brief Bio:
Kevin Gelfand was born and raised in Los Angeles.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Business Management with a emphasis in entrepreneurship.  Kevin was featured in Forbes Magazine as one of seven all-star young entrepreneurs.  Shake Smart received 4th place in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards from a group of 2,000 contestants stretching over 28 countries.   He lives with his wife Jasmine who is an entrepreneur in her own right as she has started her own law practice.

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, January 9th 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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Creating a Real Business with Baby in Tow!

 

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lisa-druxmanWe’re sure you’ve seen those moms with baby strollers gliding on the streets of San Diego getting their daily exercise.  Well, that just isn’t a group of friends getting together by accident.  It’s the result of Lisa Druxman’s well thought out business plan to deliver wellness and fitness to a very underserved market.   Ms Druxman will present the lessons learned and critical success factors she experienced that resulted in the creation of FIT4MOM, one of the fastest growing franchise operations in the country.  She will share her story of turning a unique idea into a very successful company resulting in over 300 franchisees designed to serve just “moms.”   Join us for an inspirational story of entrepreneurship that’s based on every mom’s dream to “get back into shape after giving birth.”

 

Lisa Druxman is the Chief Founding Mom of FIT4MOM, the country’s largest fitness program for moms. Their award winning franchise offers Fit4Baby, Stroller Strides and Body Back. Lisa has trail blazed the franchise industry by creating a turnkey business that is supportive of motherhood. They have been voted as one of the best companies to work for according to Working Mother magazine. Lisa is a speaker, writer and the host of the Motivating Mom podcast. She has had a column on entpreneur.com for mom entrepreneurs and has been featured on shows like The Today Show, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper and more. Lisa lives her mission of making strides in fitness, motherhood and life.

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, November 28th 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

PRESENTED BYProBack Office logo website readyDinner 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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Building the Family Business One Banjo at a Time!

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Janet Deering, CEO and Founder, Deering Banjo Company

janet-and-greg-deering-in-workshop_verticalDid you know that the most widely known internationally renowned manufacturer of banjos was headquartered right here in Spring Valley, California? Did you know that some of the world’s most famous banjo players play the Deering Banjo? CEO Janet Deering will be speaking to the Business Executives Council to talk about the family business her and husband Greg started 41 years ago. She’ll share the inspiration, challenges, business strategies and the secrets behind their amazing success over the years. Please join us for an enlightened discussion on how this family business set their sights “to champion the banjo and inspire creativity around the globe by supplying the best quality, American made banjos available to players of all abilities.”

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, November 28th 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

PRESENTED BY

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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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Voting is one thing. Making it COUNT is another!

 

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Lori Steele, Fortune Magazine’s 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2013, will present the critical success factors, lessons learned and vision for her company Everyone Counts. Ms Steele will update us on the election process and why you should be able to vote for elected officials using your favorite mobile device. The state of current voting machines, the evolution of mobile technology and the creation of cloud based software solutions has created a “perfect storm” to significantly increase the participation of voters across the country. But why hasn’t a more modern voting system been widely accepted? With just a few days before you go to the polls to elect the next President of the United States (or approve a new football stadium), join us for a candid discussion on the issues that has some elected officials shaking in their boots.

 

lori-steele-contorerLori Steele is a graduate of Bowling Green State University.  Ms. Steele has become the world’s top expert in election modernization, pioneering the adoption of software as a service and bringing proven state of the art technologies to make elections more accessible, affordable, transparent and secure.  Since founding Everyone Counts she has led successful election administration and voting projects in countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Australia, serving voters located in over 165 countries, as well as for the transition from vote by mail to secure online voting for the iconic Oscar and Emmy awards. Ms. Steele previously served as Vice President, Investments at Citigroup.  She is frequently called on by legislators from around the world, and the media, including Time, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, Politico and The New York Times.  Ms. Steele was named in 2013 to Fortune Magazine’s 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs List, a winner of San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award and her induction into the Bowling Green State University Dallas Hamilton Entrepreneur’s Hall of Fame.

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Vegetarian Meals

We are happy to accommodate our vegetarian guests with registration no later than Monday, October 31st 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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