KEYNOTE SPEAKER:Jerry Sanders – President & CEO of the SAN DIEGO REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE on Chamber Activities, Goals & Objectives
BIO: Jerry Sanders began his lifelong career in public service when he joined the San Diego Police Department a t the age of 22 and retired in 1999 as Chief of Police. He CEO of the United Way of San Diego, where he reduced the organization's costs and increased fundraising by 20 percent. Three years later, he chaired the board of the local chapter of the American Red Cross. In 2005 he ran for Mayor of San Diego. Under Mayor Sanders, city financial staff completed six years’ worth of back-logged audits, allowing the city to return to the public bond markets in January 2009. Sanders also won City Council approval for compensation cuts for employees that saved the city more than $34 million annually. Sanders also introduced Managed Competition to city government, which allows private companies to compete against city employees for the right to provide a variety of municipal services. Sanders completed his second and final term as Mayor in December 2012, and now currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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