Emerging Leaders Network

Building Careers and Communities through Stronger Connections

emerging leadersEmerging Leaders Network hosts a variety of events centered on creating meaningful connections, encouraging awareness of current events impacting our communities, and professional development. The three pillars of ELN--Careers, Communities, and Connections--support an important platform on which to build a solid career and a stronger community.

Careers: Young leaders possess the technical skills needed to advance in their professions. Through a series of professional development forums, members can position themselves to take the next step. Topics include soft skills such as perseverance and leadership, joining non-profit boards, and how to market yourself.

Communities: Each year, ELN partners with a non-profit organization to raise awareness on how to help the community through volunteerism, raising awareness, and donating goods or services.

Connections: Building a solid professional network is key to a successful career. ELN creates opportunities to add to your circle of influence, opening doors to career advancement by offering networking events at no cost to Chamber Members.

North San Diego Business Chamber has found that communities are stronger when there are passionate and dedicated leaders to develop them. ELN addresses the trend of young professionals seeking career advancement outside of San Diego, and has made involvement a COMPLIMENTARY benefit for Members of the Chamber.

For more information on Emerging Leaders Network email Jeff Meyer.

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Networking Events

Emerging Leaders Networking events are open to all professionals under 40. North San Diego Business Chamber Members may attend complimentary. Prospective members pay a $15 fee.

Professional Development

The Emerging Leaders Network hosts quarterly professional development events. North San Diego Business Chamber Members may attend for $19 and prospective members for $29.

Upcoming Events

Advisory Council

Honorary Chair

Tony Gwynn Jr


Paige Bryant
Assistant Director
SDSU, Fowler College of Business


Nathan Clookie
Account Manager, Corporate Relations
American Cancer Society

Senior Advisor

Kim McNealy

Jaclyn Carter
Customer Success Manager

Dimitrous Chattman
Member Relations Manager
North San Diego Business Chamber

Paula Dahl
Teammate Development Manager
Harrah's Resort Southern California

Jeff Meyer
Senior Manager, Member Relations
North San Diego Business Chamber

Kimberly Nguyen
Product Engineer
HP, Inc.

Brett Yacko
Outside Sales Manager
Cox Business

Lindsay Pfeffer
Owner & Orthodontist

Rosemary Reed Kessel
Member - San Diego Chapter
The National Association of Professional Women

Auggie Smith
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch

Rhianna Smith
PDM Program Lead
Glanbia Nutritionals (NA)

Matthew Starr
Associate Attorney
Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak

Yesenia Tanner
Design Engineer
Northrop Grumman