Bob Bolinger

Bob Bolinger

Board of Directors - Chairman

Vice President/Market Manager
Entercom San Diego

Bob Bolinger is Vice President/Market Manager for Entercom San Diego’s radio properties Country KSON FM 97.3/92.1, Alternative KBZT FM 94.9 and Adult Contemporary KIFM FM 98.1, a position Bolinger has been in since July of this year.

Bolinger is a 30 year veteran of San Diego radio, having held similar managerial positions for CBS, Clear Channel, The KFMB stations and Edens Broadcasting. Among those radio brands were KyXy, KOGO, KGB Star 94.1 and Q106.

Bolinger has always been and is active in the San Diego community. Board positions have included San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association, Make A Wish, YMCA, San Diego Bowls and of course Jacobs Cushman San Diego Food Bank.

Bolinger, a Duke University graduate, is married to Jeannie Johnson and has two beautiful daughters Maddie (18) and Sophie (15).

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Ahmed Haque

Board of Directors - Vice Chairman

Director of Asset Management
NRG Energy, Inc.

Ahmed Haque is Director of Asset Management of NRG Energy, Inc. and based in Carlsbad, California. He is responsible for commercial management of NRG’s fleet of power plants located at seven sites in Southern California and Nevada. NRG Energy, a Fortune 200 company, is the nation’s largest independent power producer, serves over 3 million retail customers, and is an industry leader in renewable power development.

Mr. Haque recently oversaw construction of the El Segundo Energy Center, a 550MW fast-start combined-cycle power plant that commenced production in 2013. He is currently developing the Carlsbad Energy Center, a 527MW peaker power plant to be completed by 2017.

Mr. Haque began his 14 year career in the energy industry in 2001 at Enron Corporation where he worked on the firm’s commodity trading platform, EnronOnline. He next held a number of leadership roles at Reliant Energy in corporate development, strategy, and plant operations. He joined NRG Energy in 2011 with P&L, contract management, local affairs, and real estate management responsibilities for the western region.

Mr. Haque holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas. He also serves as Chairman-Elect of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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Steve Bernstein

Advisory Board
Board of Directors – Past Chairman

Executive Vice President
Wells Fargo

Steve Bernstein is a Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo’s Business Banking Division in Southern California. Bernstein is responsible for more than 185 Business Banking team members including 19 business banking managers across his division of San Diego, Imperial, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties serving California companies with annual revenues between $2 million and $20 million.

Bernstein, a 12-year veteran of the company, was appointed to his current position in 2010. As a Division Manager, he oversees business banking offices in Corona, Ontario, Escondido, La Jolla, Rancho Mirage, Orange and Irvine.

Prior to his current role, Bernstein served as Region Area Manager for the Southern California Region. He has also held the position of Business Deposit Consultant Area Manager and participated in the very first Southern California BDC class.

Bernstein is an active member of the community. For the past seven years he has served on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and is also active on the Board of Directors of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Steve is also on the Board of Directors for the Management school for San Diego State University. Steve is a San Diego State University graduate, as well as, a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School’s 2013 class.

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Harvey C. Berger

Board of Directors - Secretary

Founding Partner
Pope Berger & Williams, LLP

Harvey Berger is a founding partner of Pope, Berger & Williams, LLP. For over 30 years, Harvey has represented individuals, insurance companies, small businesses and billion dollar corporations in all aspects of civil litigation. Many of his clients have stayed with him for over a decade. His specialty is employment law, both representing employees and defending employers in lawsuits, class actions, mediations, arbitrations and labor commissioner hearings. He also provides personnel advice and counsel to avoid litigation.

Harvey Berger obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1974 and a Masters in Management from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management in 1976. After working for several years as a personnel manager and labor relations consultant, Harvey graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1981.

Harvey has been voted by The San Diego Daily Transcript as one of the Top (10) Employment Attorneys in San Diego County, by other employment lawyers, for years 2005 through 2008, 2012 and 2014. Harvey has been selected as one of San Diego’s “Super Lawyers” each year from 2007 – 2015. He was also selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America each year from 2008 – 2014 through Best Lawyers, as well as one of San Diego’s Best Lawyers each year from 2008 -2014.

Harvey has lectured to statewide attorney organizations as well as to businesses throughout the Southern California area on wage and hour issues, sexual harassment and management issues. He is a Chapter Author of Wage and Hour Laws: A State-by-State Survey, as well as the 2008 Cumulative Supplement and co-author of a book on USERRA. Harvey is an arbitrator for AAA and privately arbitrates and mediates cases upon request.

Harvey is active in various bar associations and legal organizations. He has been co-chair of the San Diego County Bar Association Labor & Employment Committee for 2012 and 2013. He was on the Wage and Hour Committee of CELA and was chair of its Bench-Bar Committee. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS) from 2009 – 2013, and was the chair of that committee from 2012 – 2013. He is a volunteer for the San Diego County Bar Association Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act committee, for which he appears pro bono on behalf of active duty military service members who are sued in court.

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Anne M. Carlson

Advisory Board
Board of Directors - Past Board Member

Sr. Customer Marketing Manager
Coca-Cola Refreshments - West Region

Anne M. Carlson currently works for Coca-Cola Refreshments as a Senior Customer Marketing Manager for the West Zone. She has been with Coca-Cola for ten years in various roles including Large Store Commercialization Lead for the West Business Unit, Sales Development Manager and Marketing Activation Manager.

Prior to Coca-Cola, Anne spent five years as Sponsorship Services Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers and four years in Sponsorship Services with the Los Angeles Kings, managing integrated marketing programs, contract fulfillment and sponsor relations for the teams.

Anne is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University where she earned a BA in Marketing. She serves on the Executive Board for the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, on the marketing committee for the Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station, and is a graduate of the Riordon Volunteer Leadership Development Program in Los Angeles. She resides in Cardiff by the Sea.

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Dana Alligood

Board of Directors

Market Executive
Global Commercial Bank - Middle Market

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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