OUR LAUREATES

To be inducted as a Junior Achievement San Diego Hall of Fame Lifetime Laureate, an individual’s record of achievement must demonstrate business excellence, inspiring leadership, and, most importantly, serve as role models for our youth.

Laureates Luncheon 2021

OUR LAUREATES

JA Lifetime Laureates are inducted into the San Diego Business Hall of Fame to honor individuals who represent business excellence, inspiring leadership, entrepreneurial achievement, and innovation with a mindfulness toward community and philanthropy.

Laureates Luncheon 2021

2022

Stephanie & Pat Kilkenny

Lucky Duck Foundation

Peter Seidler

San Diego Padres

Dan Shea

Feeding San Diego

Caroline Winn

San Diego Gas & Electric

2021

Dr. Constance Carroll

SDCCD & CCCBA

David & Lesley Cohn

Cohn Restaurant Group

2018

Chris Cramer

Karl Strauss Brewing

Dr. Michael Cunningham

National University

Jane & Tom Fetter

San Diego Car Care

2017

Janice Brown

Brown Law Group & Beyond Law

Wendy Gillespie

Frontier Trading & Starhawk Productions

Jack McGrory

La Jolla MJ Management, LLC

Bill & Lori Walton

Philanthropists

2016

Kurt Listug

Taylor Guitars

Laurie & Carlee McGrath

McGrath Family Foundation

Dan Spinazzola

Diversified Restaurant Systems, Inc.

Bob Taylor

Taylor Guitars

2015

Rolf Benirschke

Legacy Health Strategies & NFL Hall of Fame

Tom Hom

Civic Leader, Statesman & Businessman

Joanne Pastula

Junior Achievement of San Diego

T. Denny Sanford

Businessman & Philanthropist

2014

Linden Blue

General Atomics

Ronne Froman

US Navy

Michael Murphy

Sharp Healthcare

2013

Ken & Margie Blanchard

The Ken Blanchard Companies

Thella Bowens

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Greg Lucier

Life Technologies

2012

Joe Craver

San Diego Red Cross

Mary Walshok

UC San Diego Extension

2011

David Hale

Hale Biopharma Ventures

Pat Hyndman

Vistage International

Barbara & Michael Morton

Brigantine Family of Restaraunts

2010

Delores McNeely

US Bank

Robert McNeeley

Union Bank

Thomas Nassif

Western Growers

Stephen Williams

Sentre Partners

2009

Jessie J. Knight

Sempra Engery

Linda Lang

Jack in the Box

Harold G. Sadler

Tucker Sadler Architects, Inc.

2008

Peter C. Farrell

Resmed

Tina Nova

Genoptix

Conrad Prebys

Progress Management

2007

J. Robert Beyster

SAIC

Deborah Szekely

Rancho La Puerta

Charles Wax

Waxie Sanitary Supply

2006

John Morse

San Diego Padres

Ernest Rady

American Assets, Inc.

Debra Reed

San Diego Gas & Electric

2005

M. Corky McMillin

The Corky McMillin Co.

Vincent Mudd

San Diego Office Interiors

Dean Spanos

San Diego Chargers

2004

Sandra Brue

Sandicast

Robert Horsman

San Diego National Bank

Irwin Jacobs

Qualcomm

L. Robert Payne

Multi-Ventures, Inc.

2003

Phil Blair

Manpower

Ron Fowler

Liquid Investments, Inc.

William Jones

Citylink Investment Corporation

Mel Katz

Manpower

2002

Malin Burnham

The Burnham Companies

Herbert Klein

Copley Newspapers

Susy Spafford Lidstrom

Susy’s Zoo

2001

Douglas Barnhart

Barnhart, Inc.

Bill Geppert

Cox Communications

Ron Martin

Mission Federal Credit Union

Julie Meier Wright

San Diego Regional EDC

2000

Robert Breitbard

The Hall of Champions

Ted Owens

San Diego Business Journal

Duane & Ted Roth

Alliance Pharmaceutical Corp.

1998

Ingrid Croce

Croce’s Restaurants

Larry Lucchino

San Diego Padres

Gil Partida

Pricesmart, Inc.

1996

Mike Cross

Sea World

Paul Ecke, Jr.

Paul Ecke Ranch

Carol Wallace

San Diego Convention Center

1995

Stephen Cushman

Cush Automotive Group

Bruce Hazard

R.E. Hazard Contracting

Patti Roscoe

PRA Destination Management

1994

Ann Burr

Time Warner Cable

Susan Lew

S. Lew & Associates

Terry Straeter, Dr.

GDE Systems, Inc.

1993

John Barry

WD-40

Diane Powers

Bazaar Del Mundo

Ralph Rubio

Rubio’s Restaurants

1992

Murray Gallison

San Diego National Bank

Jack Goodall

Foodmaker, Inc.

Thomas Page

San Diego Gas & Electric

1991

Clair Burgener

US Congressman

Anne Evans

Evans Hotels

Sol Price

Price Charities

Thomas Sefton

San Diego Trust & Savings

1990

Ernest W. Hahn

Hahn Company

Fredrick Rohr

Rohr Industries

1986

Ray Kroc

McDonald’s Corporation

Walter Zable

Cubic Corporation