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Salvatore Giametta, Chair

Term expires March 1, 2015

Sal Giametta is Chief of Staff in the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Fourth District, and is responsible for the overall management and day to day operations of that office. Previously, Mr. Giametta was Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications for the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau (ConVis). He was primarily responsible for media, community government relations. Widely recognized for his extensive contributions to San Diego’s visitor industry, Mr. Giametta is the 2008 recipient of the San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association’s prestigious Gold Key Award. Prior to joining ConVis in December of 1992, Mr. Giametta served as a top aide in the Mayor's office. Mr. Giametta has served on the boards of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, Little Italy Association, San Diego Workforce Partnership, San Diego Film Commission, Cabrillo National Monument Association and the San Diego Press Club. The 2004 recipient of the San Diego Press Club's award for outstanding contributions in the field of public relations, Mr. Giametta is a San Diego native and a graduate of San Diego State University where he double-majored in Journalism and Political Science.

Ann Haddad

Term expires March 1, 2014

Ann Haddad, a native San Diegan, is a homemaker and community volunteer. Her professional experience includes Director of Community Relations and Events at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies as well as a director in the philanthropy department at The San Diego Foundation. From 1986 through 2001, Mrs. Haddad worked in Washington, D.C., including 10 years in the field of international development as well as several years in orchestra management and consumer banking. She has served as a chair for several charity galas including Promises2Kids Summer Concert Gala, American Cancer Society's (ACS) San Diego Discovery Gala, and Huntington Disease Society of America (HDSA) / San Diego Chapter Celebration of Hope. Her board experience includes the ACS Gala Team for California, HDSA / San Diego Chapter, the Kraemer Endowment Foundation, and the Junior League of Washington, D.C. She is currently a gubernatorial appointee to the Board of Governors of the San Diego River Conservancy. Mrs. Haddad holds a B.A. in Music from Smith College and an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She is a 2005 LEAD San Diego graduate. She and her husband, Ben, reside in Point Loma.

Katherine Nakamura

Term expires March 1, 2015

Abby Silverman Weiss

Term expires March 1, 2014

Abby Silverman Weiss is a Mediator, Arbitrator and Consultant, specializing in employment and employment-related business disputes. After 20 years as a partner of Baker & McKenzie LLP, in July 2009, she retired from the firm to start this practice built on her experience as a trial lawyer including commercial and employment litigation and dispute resolution, and counseling on the employment law. Ms. Silverman serves as a trustee of Scripps Health. She is chairman of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and is an Advisory Board member of the Scripps Translational Science Institute. She was the 2000 recipient of the University of San Diego School of Law Distinguished Alumnae Award, and the 2000 Recipient of the Tribute to Women in Industry Award. Ms. Silverman received her J.D. degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, her M.S.W. degree from Bryn Mawr College, and her B.A. degree from Wellesley College.

Sarah White

Term expires March 1, 2015

Ms. White is the former Director of Qualcomm's corporate library where she was responsible for its establishment and direction for fourteen years. She has served on the boards of Mama's Kitchen and the Hamilton-White Foundation. Nationally, she has served on the IEEE Library Advisory Council and has held various positions with Special Libraries Association. Ms. White holds a bachelor's degree in zoology from UC Davis and a Masters in Library and Information Science from UC Berkeley. She is a resident of San Diego.

Alan Ziegaus

Term expires March 1, 2014

Alan Ziegaus is president/partner of Southwest Strategies, LLC., and has over 30 years of experience in the field of public affairs and public relations. Mr. Ziegaus has been a resident of San Diego for 56 years and currently resides in downtown San Diego. He served for nine years on the San Diego County Planning Commission, five years on the City of San Diego's Civil Service Commission, and four years on the Centre City San Diego Planning Committee. Mr. Ziegaus holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Diego State University.

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