January 26, 2017
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Richard and Joe welcomed Sean Puckett Senior VP with Mechanics Bank to discuss what is going on with community banks, the local San Diego economic outlook, a banker’s “wish list” for legislative reform, and what to expect with banking legislative reform post-election. They also discussed the acquisition of California Republic Bank by Mechanics Bank.
On October 1, 2016, Mechanics Bank announced the completion of their strategic merger with California Republic Bank. Mechanics’ 110+ year history of reputability plus California Republic’s accelerated success since inception in 2007 has produced California’s preeminent community bank. Mechanics Bank provides personal banking, business banking, trust and estate services, brokerage and wealth management services through thirty-three offices across Northern California.
They also discuss Sean’s philanthropic efforts with Boys To Men a mentoring program serving middle school boys age 11-14, and high school boys age 15-17 identified by school administration to be at-risk of educational failure, dropping out of school, juvenile delinquency or gang-related offenses.
Sean Puckett brings more than 15 years of banking experience to Mechanics Bank. Sean has been recognized by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a “Top 21 Young Influential”, as one of SD Metro’s “40 under 40”, and served as past President of the Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable and the Laurels for Leaders Foundation. Sean is a graduate of the University of San Diego and resides in Point Loma with his wife Catherine and their two boys.
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February 27, 2015This was the third and final segment of interviews with presenters from the 5th Annual Servant Leadership Institute’s National Conference. Richard first interviewed Steven M.R. Covey, who is one of the three keynote speakers of the conference. Mr. Covey has long been a thought leader on the topic of leadership. His book, The SPEED of ... Read more
February 21, 2015This was the second part of the three part series on the Servant Leadership Institute’s 5th Annual Conference. Richard interviewed two of the keynote speakers, Ken Blanchard and Debbie Marriott Harrison. Mr. Blanchard has been at the forefront of molding American business leadership since 1979, when he and his wife founded, The Ken Blanchard Companies. Ms. ... Read more
February 14, 2015Richard had the pleasure to interview two of the presenters at the 5th Annual Servant Leadership Conference, Cheryl Bachelder and Scott Schimmel. Richard recently interviewed Ms. Bachelder, CEO Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. with his wife Mari, to discuss her views on the movement of servant leadership. In March of this year her book, Dare to ... Read more
February 9, 2015Anne Garrett, spokeswoman for Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation, set a record for US road race in the Surf City USA Half Marathon. The 80 year old ran it in 2:13:23, a record for her age category of 80-84 year olds. We would like to thank her for inspiration to keep moving. Read the ... Read more
February 7, 2015Listen to Podcast of the Show This Saturday, Richard and Joe spoke with Former Presidential Candidate and Governor, Michael Dukakis and former District 2 Councilman, Ed Harris. The Honorable Michael Dukakis was in San Diego speaking at a City Club San Diego event on “The State of Our Nation.” He also a visiting Professor of Public ... Read more
February 5, 2015Cheryl A. Bachelder, CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Ms. Bachelder will be a presenter at the 5th Annual Servant Leadership Conference this March. Read her book, Dare to Serve. LISTEN TO PODCAST Read more
February 2, 2015On January 3rd, our radio show guests were Patrick Clark and Barry Barton. Patrick and his partner Brian Daly own and operate a private real estate investment firm with a heart, REIG. This summer their charity, Operation Renovation solicited applications from military families whose homes were in need of remodeling. After reviewing the applications ... Read more
January 31, 2015Listen to Podcast of the Show The show featured two returning guests. First at bat was legendary sport’s broadcaster, Dick Enberg. While Richard and Joe have had the pleasure of discussing his career commentating on Wimbledon, basketball, baseball, boxing, horse racing events, golf, and the Olympic games, this show will focus of the play he penned ... Read more
January 25, 2015The iymoney.com family sends its condolences to Gretchen Gross and her children on the passing of Jerry Gross, show guest in June 2012, and the first announcer for the San Diego Padres in 1969 and the San Diego Rockets in 1967. Jerry always told it like it was and he will be dearly missed. U-T San Diego ... Read more
January 23, 2015The show welcomed Lane Elliott who is the Senior Vice President of our newest sponsor, California Republic Bank, the nation’s 3rd best performing community bank in 2012. Mr. Elliot received his B.A. in Accounting and Finance from California State University Los Angeles, and has since gone on to obtain his California Real Estate License as ... Read more