Associations – LEAD San Diego
Samantha Beck is the Executive Director for LEAD San Diego, which is a nonpartisan, leadership arm of the San Diego Regional Chamber. LEAD offers a diverse suite of programs designed to mobilize leaders by enhancing knowledge of key regional issues, strengthening personal leadership skills and establishing strong community connections.
She is originally from Sacramento. She left to attend Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri where she earned a degree in International Relations. She then returned to Sacramento and became the Membership Director for the Sacramento Metro Chamber.
Growing up with a minister as a father, volunteering and service to her community are in her DNA. As a child and teen, she was actively involved in homeless outreach. As an adult, she volunteered and served on the board of Team Giving, a non-profit that serves as the matchmaker for corporate and individual volunteers with non-profits in need.
Samantha says it was always her dream to live in San Diego. She would often visit Petco Park to watch her San Francisco Giants play. So she says she was lucky to have found a position with the San Diego Regional Chamber that met a lot of her passions and skill sets. She moved to San Diego in June of 2020.
Divya Kakaiya, Trevor Blair and Wendy Urushima-Conn were her sponsors.