Board of Directors

Julianne Markow

Chief Operating Officer at Voice of San Diego

Board Chair

Julianne Markow is a high-impact, pragmatic leader with more than 25 years of experience at Fortune 500, start-up, and non-profit corporations.

Howard Solomon

Founder of Solomon 2.0

Board Secretary

Howard Solomon is a renowned leader, advisor, presenter and keynote speaker for the hospitality industry.

Bobby Ramirez

General Manager Centerplate at the San Diego Convention Center

Board Treasurer

Bobby has over thirty years in the hospitality industry and now oversees overseeing the procurement, production, preparation, service and sale of food and refreshments at the San Diego Convention Center.

Mike Irwin

Founder Bottle Rocket Advisors

Board Vice Chair

Mike is founder of Bottle Rocket Advisors, a business consultancy focused on helping companies grow revenue, improve organizational effectiveness and profitability, and scale up.

Emma Epes

CPA and Partner at EY

Emma Epes is a licensed CPA and an Assurance partner at EY for the last 10 years.

Jess Yuen

Campaign Director, Rady’s Children Hospital

Jess brings a unique perspective to our board of directors from her varied career at the intersection of social enterprise, philanthropy, and politics.

Malcolm Bund

Retired Industrialist

Malcolm Bund is a retired industrialist with diverse experience in areas such as management consulting, corporate finance, merger and acquisition and marketing.

Catherine Blair

Retired Educator

Catherine has extensive experience with the nonprofit sector as a volunteer, committee member, board member and fundraiser.

Don Williamson

Retired Professional Journalist

Don Williamson is a retired professional journalist and chef educator with a passion for writing, culinary arts and working with young people.

Sally Toister

Former Senior Director, Mariott International

Sally is a seasoned operations leader who has a passion for operational excellence – fascinated by processes and appreciative of the people who bring it all to life.

Rangapriya (Priya) Kannan

Associate Dean, Faculty & Accreditation, USD

Priya holds many positions at the University of San Diego School of Business and is also affiliated with the University of Exeter Business School in the UK.

Scott Krawitz

Consultant and Coach

Scott is an innovative and seasoned business technologist, executive coach, and entrepreneur supporting businesses including  Financial Services, Healthcare, Software, Retail, Business Services, Legal, Education Technology, Manufacturing, and Non-Profits.