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Task Force Members

David Watson, Chair, a resident of University City, was nominated by Councilmember Toni Atkins. Mr. Watson is an attorney at Hecht, Solberg, Robinson, Goldberg & Bagley. He served on ballpark task force #2 and on the City of San Diego Planning Commission. Mr. Watson has a bachelorís degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and a juris doctorate from the College of William and Mary.

Nikki Clay, Vice-Chair, a resident of Mission Hills, was nominated by Councilmember Byron Wear. She is a partner at Carpi & Clay, a government relations firm. She served on ballpark task force #1 and was president of the Holiday Bowl. Ms. Clay currently serves on the boards of directors of the San Diego Taxpayers Association, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Partnership. Ms. Clay has a bachelorís degree in liberal arts and a masterís degree in public administration from San Diego State University.

Cassandra Clady, an Oak Park resident, was nominated by Deputy Mayor George Stevens. Ms. Clady is a senior tax compliance representative at the Employment Development Department Tax Branch. She is a member of the San Diego Urban League Young Professionals, serves on the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Hospitality Committee, and was formerly a Mediator with the San Diego Mediation Center. Ms. Clady has a bachelorís degree and a masterís degree in public administration from San Diego State University.

Pepper Coffey, an Otay Mesa resident, has been a long-time community activist. She is a real estate agent with Prudential California Realty. Ms. Coffey currently serves on the Otay Mesa Planning Group and the San Diego Airport Advisory Committee for Brown Field and Montgomery Field. Ms. Coffey also served as chair for the Citizensí Against Brown Field Expansion.

Timothy Considine, a downtown resident, is a certified public accountant and partner at Considine & Considine. He has served on the San Diego State University Foundation board of trustees and the Aztec Athletic Foundation board. Mr. Considine has a bachelorís degree in accounting from San Diego State University.

Tom Fat is a resident of Mission Hills and the president of Fat City, Inc., a family restaurant business. Mr. Fat served on ballpark task force #1. He is chair of the Asian Business Association advisory board and past president of the San Diego Restaurant Association. Mr. Fat has a bachelorís degree in business from the University of California, Berkeley and a juris doctorate from Hastings School of Law.

Bruce Henderson, a resident of Pacific Beach, was nominated by Councilmember Jim Madaffer. Mr. Henderson, a former District 6 Councilmember, is an attorney with Henderson & Henderson. He is also chair and president of the Association of Concerned Taxpayers (ACT). Mr. Henderson has a bachelorís degree in East Asian history from Harvard University and a juris doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.

Karen Heumann, a Rancho Bernardo resident, was nominated by Councilmember Brian Maienschein. Ms. Heumann is an attorney with Hull McGuire PC and chairs the Rancho Bernardo Community Planning Board. Ms. Heumann has a bachelorís degree in psychology from Bowling Green State University, coursework toward a masterís degree in organizational psychology, and a juris doctorate from the University of San Diego, School of Law.

Bill Largent, a Clairemont resident, was nominated by Councilmember Donna Frye. Mr. Largent, a retired US Navy chief warrant officer, is the Contracts Manager and Financial Analyst at Systems Integration & Research, Inc. He is a Chargers season ticket holder. Mr. Largent has a bachelorís degree and a masterís degree in business administration from National University.

Joe Martinez, a Normal Heights resident, is president of Martinez + Cutri Corporation Architects. Mr. Martinez is a member of the Mexican-American Professional Business Association and serves on the Qualcomm Stadium Board. He has a bachelorís degree from the University of California, San Diego, and a masterís degree in architecture from Harvard University.

Geoff Patnoe, a Scripps Ranch resident, is executive director of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. Mr. Patnoe was a political consultant for the passage of Proposition C in 1998, the ballot measure that authorized the ballpark redevelopment project. He was an aide to former Governor Pete Wilson and served on the Planning Commission in the City of Cupertino. Mr. Patnoe is a graduate of the University of California, Davis with a bachelorís degree in political science and public service.

Patti Roscoe, a Bankers Hill resident, is chair of PRA Destination Management Company. Ms. Roscoe is the chair-elect of the San Diego International Sports Council, serves on the Super Bowl XXXVII Host Committee, and is past chairperson of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Ron Saathoff, a fire captain and resident of Alvarado Estates, is the president of the San Diego City Fire Fighters, Local 145. Mr. Saathoff serves on the San Diego City Employeeís Retirement Board, as well as on the Greater San Diego Chamber of Commerce executive board. Mr. Sathoff was recommended for participation on the task force by the San Diego Imperial Counties Labor Council.

Len Simon, a La Jolla resident, was nominated by Councilmember Ralph Inzunza. Mr. Simon is an attorney at Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes & Lerach. Previously, he worked in the field of sports law in Washington, D.C. and is part owner of the Lake Elsinore Storm baseball team. Mr. Simon has a bachelorís degree from Union College and a juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law.

Jeff Smith, a resident of Ranch Penasquitos, was nominated by Councilmember Scott Peters. Mr. Smith is a development manager with Sunbelt Management Company, an international real estate development and investment firm. He currently serves as vice chair of the Rancho Penasquitos Planning Board and is a past member of the Mira Mesa Community Planning Group. Mr. Smith has a bachelorís degree from the University of New Mexico and a masterís of architecture from The Ohio State University.

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