• Sean Puckett, Sr VP of Mechanics Bank Returns

    January 26, 2017

    Photo of Sean PuckettRichard 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.

    Mechanics Bank LogoOn 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.

    Boys to Men LogoThey 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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  • Prostate Cancer awareness with Lyle LaRosh and Ron Blair

    June 3, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed Lyle La Rosh and Ronald Blair to discuss the Informed Prostate Cancer Support Group (IPCSG). IPCSG was started by 12 cancer survivors with no connection to doctors, hospitals, or clinics. It was their belief that they needed a forum where all ideas of prevention and treatment could be shared and ... Read more
  • San Diego City Office Candidates Gil Cabrera and Barbara Bry

    May 27, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed two candidates running for San Diego City offices in the June 7th primary, Gil Cabrera and Barbara Bry. Gil Cabrera is running for San Diego City Attorney and Barbara Bry is running for a City Council seat in the highly contested District 1 Gil Cabrera Gil Cabrera has been an ... Read more
  • Meaty Issues Panelists Sponsored by the Berry Good Foundation

    May 20, 2016
    The panelists from Meaty Issues, sponsored by The Berry Good Foundation, joined Joe and guest host, Michelle Lerach, for a passionate dialogue with diverse perspectives examining the environmental, human health and animal welfare issues related to America’s meat-eating habit. Dr. Richard A. Oppenlander, Founder/President, Inspire Awareness Now, Author, Food Choice and Sustainability & Comfortably Unaware, Featured ... Read more
  • Best Selling Author Caitlin Rother

    May 13, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed New York Times bestselling non-fiction, true crime author and journalist, Caitlin Rother. She has written or co-authored ten books. She was also a Pulitzer-nominated investigative journalist and worked nearly 20 years for daily newspapers. She now writes books full-time and appears regularly on TV and radio as a crime ... Read more
  • KFMB Talk Show Host Mike Slater

    May 6, 2016
    Richard and Joe welcomed Mike Slater, host of The Mike Slater Show which airs Monday thru Friday on 760 AM-KFMB-San Diego from 10am to 2pm. The focus of Mike’s show is best described by the 3-Ds; DEMONSTRATING personal responsibility in our lives; Being DEDICATED to making San Diego and California a better place to ... Read more
  • Spa and Fitness Legend Deborah Szekely

    April 29, 2016
    Rancho La Puerta Named Second Best International Destination Spa for 2016 by Travel and Leisure magazine Read more Richard and Joe welcomed the founding “godmother” of the modern-day spa and fitness resort movement: Deborah Szekely, now in her 90s and always on the go. Despite being a nonagenarian, she happily proclaims that she feels like she’s “still ... Read more
  • San Diego Mayoral Candidate Ed Harris

    April 21, 2016
    Richard and Joe welcomed former City Council member, Lifeguard Sergeant, Lifeguard Association leader and spokesman, Ed Harris, who is running against Kevin Faulconer for San Diego Mayor in the June 7th primary. After serving his country as a Marine from 1984 to 1988, Mr. Harris became a lifeguard in 1989 and has been protecting ... Read more
  • Donna Frye CalAware President Emerita and Former San Diego Councilmember

    April 15, 2016
    This week Richard and Joe welcomed former San Diego Councilmember Donna Frye. Ms. Frye served as a member of the San Diego City Council from 2001 through 2010. During her tenure, she distinguished herself as an independent thinker who fought continuously for an open and honest government that is accountable to the public. Frye ran ... Read more
  • Running for the Perkins School and Zoo New England with Marla Runyan and John Linehan

    April 7, 2016
    This week Richard was joined by Marla Runyan of the Perkins School For The Blind and John Linehan CEO of Zoo New England to elaborate on the great charities Richard and his wife Mari are running for during the Boston Marathon. On April 16th Richard will be running in the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) 5k ... Read more
  • Attorney Brenda Geiger with the Latest Essential Estate and Business Planning Tips

    April 1, 2016
    Richard and Joe welcomed back sponsor, Brenda Geiger, San Diego Trust Attorney with Geiger Law Office. Geiger Law Office, is an Estate and Business Planning law firm providing prosperous people strategies and legal advice on how to protect their families, assets and businesses. They specialize in helping our clients protect themselves and their families from ... Read more