Each year, Corporate Directors Forum honors one of San Diego’s top board directors in each of the following categories:*
Corporate Governance  
Awarded to the director who has been a leader in guiding the board and executive management in growing the company, and maintaining high standards and ethics of the board.
Enhancement of Economic Value
Awarded to the director who has brought unique abilities or outside resources to the company through the board position or who has developed creative applications of new resources to improve the company’s planning, operations and profitability.
Companies in Transition
Awarded to the director who has contributed to taking the company through significant changes (i.e., early start-up, mergers, acquisitions, management changes, etc.) with a positive and productive conclusion.
Rising Star 
Awarded to the director recognized as an emerging leader with exceptional achievements, who has also made significant contributions to the success of a company.
Not-for-Profit Board Governance
Awarded to the director who has made an outstanding contribution to his or her not-for-profit board, and to the company, with regard to board governance.
Lifetime Achievement
Awarded to the director who has demonstrated superior leadership over several years ensuring consistency of board discipline, maintaining ethics and principles of the board, and guiding their company(s) to higher levels of creativity and performance.
Awards will be presented on Thursday, September 20th,
at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  
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*Categories have changed from previous years.