Congratulations to the recipients of the 2010 Dealmakers of the Year Awards!

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Individual Dealmaker of the Year

Father Joe Carroll , president of Father Joe's Villages, for leadership in strategic initiatives for running and expanding the social services network in San Diego and throughout the Southwest, by effectively managing five corporations, 550 employees, and $200 million worth of properties.

Firm Dealmaker of the Year

AMSOLAR for negotiating financing for 20 megawatts of solar installations on school campuses averaging $100 million.  The first project is a 1.23-megawatt system currently underway at the University of San Diego.

Collaboration of the Year

High Tech High for fostering a textbook-free multi-site education model by personalized project learning, and connecting students to local businesses, which has expanded their institution from a single school to a network of eight schools serving 2,500 students.

2010 Business Partner of the Year

Mr. Steve Bothwell for providing the FBEI counsel, support, encouragment, generosity, vision and personal friendship, always behind the scenes without attention or fanfare.

2010 Individual Dealmaker of the Year Finalists

Father Joe Carrol, President of Father Joe's Villages
Chris Crane, Founder, President & CEO of EduLeap
Dr. Jay Lichter, Seriel Entrepreneur, Inventor & Managing Member of Avalon Ventures

Firm Dealmaker of the Year Finalists

Archi's Acres
Neurocrine Biosciences

Collarborative Deal of the Year

High Tech High

Keynote Speaker at the 2010 Dealmakers of the Year Business Breakfast was Mr. Jim Owens of Caterpillar, Inc.