Rancho Santa Fe resident Ron Fowler to be honored at 12th Annual Visionary Awards


Rancho Santa Fe resident Ron Fowler is one of the individuals who will be honored at the 12th Annual Visionary Awards, Southern California’s premier leadership recognition event, on Thursday, May 22, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Fowler will receive The Neil Morgan Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his long-term quality leadership in this region.

Fowler is chairman and CEO of Liquid Investments, Inc. and executive chairman of the San Diego Padres. Fowler will be honored for his years of contributions to the community, particularly in the areas of higher education, athletics and entrepreneurship.

He is chair of the University of San Diego’s board of trustees and a trustee at his alma mater, the University of St. Thomas. Fowler served as founding chair of the Entrepreneurial Management Center and The Campanile Foundation at San Diego State University.

In addition, Fowler is one of the owners of the San Diego Padres and has held leadership roles with the San Diego Sports Commission/Hall of Champions, the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the Mayor’s Task Force on Padres Planning, the San Diego Super Bowl Task Force, and the Super Bowl XXXVII Host Committee.

Fowler also contributes his time and resources to numerous other civic and philanthropic organizations.

The Neil Morgan Award is named for the retired San Diego newspaper editor and journalist.

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