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Reid Carr | Chair
Reid Carr is the President & CEO of Red Door Interactive. Named a Top Small Company Workplace by Inc Magazine, Red Door works with clients such as Petco, Cricket Wireless and Rubio’s. In 2011, iMedia Connection named Reid one of the 25 Hottest Digital Marketers. His civic involvement includes membership in Rotary International’s Club 33 and the Young Presidents Organization. He is a 2010 graduate of INFLUENCE San Diego.
Cynthia Morgan-Reed | Vice Chair
Cynthia Morgan-Reed is a legal entrepreneur and land use attorney at Morgan-Reed Law. She has served on Civic San Diego, the Downtown Partnership, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and many legal and land use organizations. She is a strong advocate for government transparency and an educated electorate.
Bob Kelly | Treasurer
Bob Kelly served as the President and CEO of The San Diego Foundation for two decades. Since retiring from TSDF in 2014, Bob has held the role of Executive in Residence at the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy and has continued his work to foster strategic partnerships between organizations and community leaders. Bob joined the VOSD Board in 2015.
Jesus Medrano | Secretary
Jesus Medrano was born and raised in San Diego. After graduating from MIT with a mathematics degree he returned back to San Diego to work as an aerospace engineer on autonomous drones then transitioning to software engineering. Jesus has worked on several popular mobile applications for large tech firms in the Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay area. Today he works on mobile applications at Uber Technologies Inc.
Erin Chambers Smith
Erin Smith is the former Chief Content Officer at San Diego Magazine, where she ran content strategy for 10+ publications as well as digital products, podcasts and corporate partnerships. She has more than 15 years of experience in the media industry, starting as a reporter at BusinessWeek in 2004. She currently works in marketing at the San Diego Tourism Authority, serves on the board of trustees of the San Diego History Center and lectures on media and the magazine industry at the University of San Diego.
Scott Lewis is Voice of San Diego’s editor in chief and CEO. Scott oversees Voice of San Diego’s operations, its website and daily functions. He also writes about local politics, where he frequently breaks news and goes back and forth with local political figures.
Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell
Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell is senior vice president of diversity and community partnerships for Sempra. In this role, Mitchell advances the company’s high-performance culture by leading a collective effort to enhance diversity and inclusion within Sempra, its operating companies and in the communities it serves.
Mitchell serves on the boards of San Diego Housing Commissioner, Lucky Duck Foundation, Sharp Hospital Board of Trustees, Voice of San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles Foundation, and San Diego Opera Board of Directors. Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Redlands.
Bill was a journalist for more than 44 years for The San Diego Union-Tribune, covering local government beats and local, state and national politics before being assigned to the newspaper’s Washington, D.C., bureau. He returned to San Diego, serving in various newsroom management positions before being named director of the Editorial and Opinion Department in 1998. He retired in February 2016. Bill is a graduate of the University of Missouri and its School of Journalism.
Board Member Emeritus
Bob owns a media management company which is actively engaged in newspaper and magazine consulting. Prior to forming his own company, he owned three community newspapers in suburban San Diego. He is a former publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Herald. In 20 years with United Press International, he rose through the ranks to become executive vice president and general manager.
Neil was the author of 12 books including “Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel” (with Judith Morgan), and “Westward Tilt.” As a journalist, his decades of prodding regional efforts have helped to make San Diego a center of higher education and scientific research. Neil passed away in February, 2014. The Neil Morgan Fund for Investigative Reporting was created in his honor.
Buzz Woolley is a retired venture capitalist and entrepreneur and former Chairman of the Board of Voice of San Diego. He is President of Girard Foundation which has provided funding for K-12 education projects in San Diego County since 1986.