• Over 100 business leaders prepared for public leadership since 2012, creating a strong alumni network;
  • members receive a 100% scholarship thanks to the generous support of program investors;
  • class members reside from throughout San Diego County;
  • diverse businesses represented, including real estate, construction, marketing, software technology, security, banking, insurance, education, among others; 
  • curriculum includes preparing to run for office, landing an appointment and building lasting networks; 
  • PLI will become a program of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2017, expanding the impact, influence and reach for program members and alumni;
  • 2017 meeting dates, times and attendance requirement:
    The first session will be held Thursday, April 27 from 12:00 - 5:00 and Friday, April 28 from 9:00 - 4:00. Subsequent sessions will meet from 12:00 - 5:00 on the following fourth-Thursday dates:  May 25;  June 22; July 27; August 24 and September 28.  (Noon - 1:00 is reserved for lunch and social time; the program will begin at 1:00.)   The final session will be held Thursday, October 26 from 9:00 - 4:00.

    Members must meet the following attendance requirementto remain in the program and graduate:  the April and October classes are mandatory in their entirety and members may miss one class from May to September; 

  • Classes will meet at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, 402 W. Broadway #1000, San Diego, CA 92101.

SDPLI was created through a joint effort of San Diego business leaders and a national nonpartisan, nonprofit and pro-business political leadership development organization.  Learn more about the group's success, including how the SDPLI was launched.  

2016 PLI graduate Christine LaMarca (right) with 2013 graduate Raylene Brundage.  


"The PLI experience exceeded my expectations.  It makes me proud to know that people are pro-actively directing the future of leadership in San Diego regardless of political persuasion. Thank you. 

"You have opened my world to new opportunities and options." 

Christine LaMarca 
The Kevane Company, Inc., 2016 SDPLI graduate


888-430-0009     markmills@sandiegopli.org