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Doug Kerner Named Chair of South County Economic Development Council

Higgs Fletcher & Mack (HFM), a San Diego-based, full-service law firm, announced that the South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) elected Real Estate Practice Group Partner Doug Kerner to serve as Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors.

“We have a very valuable leader in Doug Kerner, who will serve as the 2018-2019 chair of the South County EDC Board,” said Cindy Gompper-Graves, President/CEO of SCEDC. “His recent leadership of our finance committee demonstrated his strong commitment to the economic development of the South County region.”

The SCEDC was formed in 1989 by a group of south San Diego County business and community leaders to promote education and encourage economic development. Member cities include Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, and San Diego, in addition to San Diego County and the Port of San Diego. SCEDC also works with partners in the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico.

“South San Diego County is an important economic engine for the region and has tremendous potential for continued growth,” said Kerner. “This is a very exciting time to serve as chair of the SCEDC with so many interesting initiatives currently underway.”

Kerner previously served as Vice Chair and Chair of the finance committee and currently Chairs the SCEDC Annual Economic Summit.

In addition to his new role, Kerner serves on the Board of Directors of Friends of Balboa Park. He is also on the Board of the Downtown San Diego Partnership and the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation.

Kerner specializes in real estate and corporate and securities law. He represents financial institutions, developers and investors in commercial real estate and lending transactions. He also represents public and private clients in land use and environmental matters.

About Higgs Fletcher Mack

Higgs Fletcher & Mack is a multi-service law firm that serves diverse individuals and industries. For nearly 80 years, the firm has worked tirelessly with companies and people that need legal counsel and representation in and out of the courtroom. Higgs Fletcher & Mack’s more than 75 attorneys have experience in multiple fields of law, and its internal network of legal professionals frequently coordinate in practice area groups that have multi-disciplinary dimensions, helping clients make a more informed decision. The firm is actively recruiting partner-level talent in complimentary practice areas to provide legal expertise in the San Diego region and beyond. More information is available at www.higgslaw.com.