JERRY JACObs, PRESIDENT
Jerry Jacobs, a 20-year Del Mar homeowner, serves as an executive managing director for Newmark Knight Frank, where he specializes in the leasing and sale of office properties. Since beginning his commercial real estate career in 1985, Jerry has consistently ranked among the nation's top real estate brokers. He was recognized as a top office producer eight times in his previous role with Cushman & Wakefield and seven times by Grubb & Ellis in his 10 years with them. Jerry holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business. He serves on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix.
HEATHER LINDSEY, TREASURER
Heather Lindsey has managed over $100 million in investments and has helped start ventures that culminated in successful exits. She served as Vice President of Dev-Land Inc. Before that, Heather was Vice-President and President of CheckLight Home Services LP, and COO at crowdfunder.com. Heather earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA, a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. A Del Mar homeowner, Heather has warm childhood memories of summers spent in front of the 20th Street lifeguard tower where she learned to swim, surf and scuba dive.
Fred Luddy is leader and pioneer of information technology products, having created programs and systems that are used by thousands of corporations and millions of people worldwide. In 2004, Fred founded ServiceNow, a cloud computing based software company and has been the company’s Chief Executive and Technology Officer since its inception. Fred previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Peregrine Systems. Fred is actively involved in many charitable organizations, including the Moores Cancer Center. Like so many, Fred enjoys Del Mar’s coastal community where he has been a homeowner in the beach colony for many years.
Grant has deep roots in Del Mar where he is a homeowner. His great-grandparents were at the opening of the Del Mar Racetrack in 1937. They settled in Del Mar afterward. Not surprisingly, Grant grew up spending summers on Del Mar’s beach. Then, as a teenager, he got his first job at the Del Mar Fair. Grant earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School. A civil litigation attorney with expertise in construction and real estate law, Grant enjoys time with his wife, Holly, and son, Reid, and also surfs, jogs, and walks his dog on the beach in his leisure hours.
Joe Sullivan and his wife, retired Judge Alice Sullivan, have been full-time residents of the Del Mar beach area for nearly thirty years. They spend Saturday mornings enjoying local beach volleyball matches. Joe is the president of the Friends of Del Mar Parks, is past president of the Del Mar Foundation, is a former board member of the Del Mar Television Foundation, and has served on the City Finance Advisory Committee. Joe has been a dedicated fundraiser for the Del Mar Library, the Powerhouse Community Center, and the Del Mar Shores community park. In 1980, Joe co-founded Flextronics, a Silicon Valley electronic manufacturing services company. Since his retirement to Del Mar, Joe has been active in the San Diego technology community as a private investor and strategic advisor to entrepreneurial companies. A San Diego native, he earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School following his service as an U.S. Navy engineering officer, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University, where he served on the Board of Advisors for the Entrepreneurial Management Center.
Mark is well-recognized and regarded public servant and resident in Del Mar, where he has been a homeowner for 26 years. He fell in love with Del Mar as a kid when his family spent summers at the beach in search of relief from the inland heat. Mark is an avid hiker who enjoys Del Mar’s long beach. He often walks Del Mar’s shoreline before work and on weekends where the raw force of nature is beautifully on display. After a 20-year career as a co-owner in his family’s successful lumber and building materials supply business, Mark represented North San Diego County and southern Orange County in the California Assembly from 2000 to 2006, and then in the State Senate from 2006 to 2014. Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Pomona College and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn, Germany. He subsequently earned a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Columbia University where he was an International Fellow.