Speaker Date Topic
Steven A. Littlefield Oct 25, 2018
The Business of Gratitude

Our speaker began his career as a loan officer in 1986.

Over the last 30 plus years he has worked with over 100,000 people, funded more than one (1) billion dollars in residential home loans and is the author of The Business of Gratitude.

He is here today to give you a system to grow your business through deeper relationships.

Jim Vargas Nov 01, 2018
The future vision of Father Joe's Villages
The future vision of Father Joe's Villages

Deacon Jim F. Vargas brings to Father Joe’s Village more than 30 years of broad management and human resources experience at companies like The Copley Press, Inc. and Citicorp/Citibank.

He strongly believes that it is our obligation to help and care for the homeless, and he is honored to lead Father Joe’s passionate team to provide the services and support our homeless neighbors need to gain self sufficiency.  Deacon Vargas oversees all facets of the organization, including St. Vincent de Paul Village, Josue Homes and the portfolio of low-income housing.

In the past, Deacon Vargas oversaw human resource operations for 5,000 employees across a chain of newspapers with news bureaus in multiple U.S. locations and Mexico. He also led human resource development for publishing companies at KIII Communications. At Citicorp/Citibank, Deacon Vargas served in various director and vice president positions of human resources within its bankcard, private bank, real estate, information systems, and investment divisions.

Deacon Vargas is a past board chairman of the Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego Foundation, founding chair of Epiphany Prep Charter School of San Diego, current chair of Totus Pro Deo and Casa Cornelia Law Center and serves on the board of The Resource Center for Community Development.

He is a deacon of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego serving the community of Mary, Star of the Sea in La Jolla, previously having served the community of Our Lady of Angels in downtown San Diego.

Scott Levin Nov 15, 2018
Blue Book Publishing
Blue Book Publishing

Mr. Levin is a San Diego native and second generation President of Blue Book. A highly ranked tennis player in his youth, Mr. Levin attended New York University on a tennis scholarship. There he became a three-time Tennis Team Captain, MVP and Academic All-American. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, he earned a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law before returning back home to San Diego to practice law with Duane Morris, an AMLAW 100 Frim. By 2006, Mr. Levin's passion for helping small businesses thrive led to his return to Blue Book where he had worked alongside his family since he could barely walk. During his tenure, smart expansion has made Blue Book an even more effective partner for local businesses in need of effective, streamlined advertising solutions. In recognition of this, in 2011 La Jolla business owners and merchants voted Mr. Levin onto the Board of Directors of the newly formed La Jolla business improvement district where he remains a Director.