Malin Burnham


Mr. Burnham is vice chairman of Cushman Wakefield Real Estate and Trustee of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research. For more than 50 years, he has been a leader in real estate and community developments in San Diego, and is presently involved in the San Diego Hall of Champions, UCSD Foundation, Rady School of Management, San Diego Economic Development Corporation and many others. A former partner/owner of the San Diego Padres, he has been an active board member of 16 major corporations, and he has chaired nine major non-profits and co-founded 14 organizations. Mr. Burnham earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Eugenio Elorduy

Mr. Elorduy is the former Governor of Baja California and a lifetime national board member of the Partido Acción Nacional (PAN), or National Action Party. He began his political career as Secretary of Finance in the first PAN state government in Mexico, followed by Mayor of Mexicali. Mr. Elorduy is a founding member of Mexicaliʼs Economic Development Council, former National President of the Ford Dealers Association and past President of Mexicaliʼs Employers Association. He is currently a board member of CETYS University of Baja California, and he serves on the task force for “Rethinking the Mexico-U.S. Border,” by the Pacific Council on International Policy. Mr. Elorduy graduated with honors from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech) in Business Administration.

John McNeece

Mr. McNeece is of Counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, focusing on renewable energy and international business transactions. His work includes joint ventures, complex financial transactions, project development, real estate development and venture capital. In addition, he represents Spanish-speaking clients in their native language on U.S. business and real estate transactions. Mr. McNeece has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America”™ by Corporate Law. Mr. McNeece received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, and his B.A. from Stanford University.

Sam Lee

CTO of Baja Sun Energy

Mr. Leeʼs entrepreneurial experience includes leadership at three semiconductor startups, where he significantly increased sales, improved margins and positioned them for successful exits. He was previously president of Raytheon’s Semiconductor Division (later acquired by Fairchild Semiconductor), and prior to that he held several leading senior executive positions from design to manufacturing at AMCC, Motorola and NCR. Mr. Lee holds three patents, has published seven technical papers, and is a Senior IEEE member and past Chairman of the Phoenix section, wave and device chapter. He received a BS in Electrophysics from National Chiao Tong University in Taiwan, and an MS and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University.



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