This month, San Diego Metro Magazine published its annual cover story "40 Under 40, a Salute to 40 Outstanding San Diegans."
Once again, the alumni and leadership of the New Leaders Council were well represented on that list. Board Members William Moore, Rebecca Kanter and Rhiannon Jones were honored.
Rebecca Kanter was a New Leaders Council fellow in 2011 and currently serves on the board of the San Diego Leadership Alliance. She was recognized for her leadership as a prosecutor of white-collar crimes as an Assistant U.S. Attorney's Major Frauds and Special Prosecutions Unit. In addition to her leadership with the SDLA, Rebecca is involved with the Allegro Society, the La Jolla Music Society, San Diego Coastkeeper, and is a member of the board of WILDCOAST, a bi-national NGO dedicated to conserving biologically significant marine ecosystems and wildlife.
Rhiannon Jones was an NLC Institute fellow in its inaugural class in 2010 and now serves as an SDLA Board member and the Co-chair of the Selections Committee. She is the proactive strategies director of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center in Washington, D.C., where she is responsible for identifying, cultivating and supporting state and national efforts to move the progressive agenda forward through the citizens' initiative process and catalyzing a national proactive ballot measure strategy. She was recognized for her outstanding work at that organization and her years of service at Planned Parenthood, where she had been honored for her decade of service before joining the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center.
William Moore was a member of the board of the New Leader's Council's San Diego chapter when it was founded in 2009. He is currently the co-chair of SDLA's Compliance Committee. He is an attorney in private practice and advises business clients in all matters ranging from formation of a new company, all issues that come up during the business of the company from contract negotiation to intellectual property to employment issues, and assists clients in identifying profitable avenues to exit their companies and start new ones. Will is also involved with the progressive community as a legal advisor to the Democratic Party and some candidates, as well as being a board member of the American Constitution Society's San Diego Lawyer Chapter. He is a member of the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club.
It is no surprise that members of the SDLA community are honored as leaders in San Diego. This was not the first time. In previous years, board members and alumni Colin Parent, Johanna Schiavoni and Doug White were all recognized for their outstanding leadership in the San Diego community. As an organization with a large number of highly motivated, well-trained and well-networked leaders, the San Diego Leadership Alliance can foresee many of our other community members being recognized for their leadership in the years to come.