Business & Technology Leadership Dinner

B and TP Scholarship Awardees
Awardees and scholarship recipients - Business & Technology Partnership

On April 16, CI held its 11th Annual Business & Technology Partnership (B&TP) Leadership Dinner at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. Housed in the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics, the B&TP is a collaborative effort between CI and community leaders, business and technology executives and professionals, promoting technological excellence among CI students, faculty and staff for the benefit of the region’s economy.

Pictured above: Front row, l to r: Presenters CI Foundation Board Chair George Leis, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, President Richard Rush; awardees Priscilla Liang, CI Associate Professor of Finance, Faculty Leader of the Year; Lynda Weinman, Executive Chair of the Board and Co-Founder of, Technologist of the Year; and Christopher Meissner, founder and President of Meissner Filtration Products, Inc., Business and Community Leader of the Year.

Back row, l to r: Student recipients of $6,000 scholarships - Pieter van Zyl ’16 Nursing, Vivianna Day ’16 Chemistry, Oanh Tran ’17 Biology, Nicholas Montgomery ’16 Mathematics, and Leonard Vigeant ’18 Nursing.

Sponsors for this year’s event included

  • Title Sponsor: Union Bank
  • Banquet Sponsor: Joan & Dennis Gaiser
  • Networking Sponsors: Anderson Construction, Inc., Square One Architecture, O’Connor Electric, Inc., and Climate Control Company
  • Invitation Sponsor: Aera
  • Wine Sponsor: Airborne Technologies
  • Innovation Sponsor: Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Video Sponsor: Pacific Western Bank
  • Program Sponsor: Ventura County Credit Union
  • Supporting Sponsor: Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics
  • Technology Sponsor: Rabobank
  • Award Sponsors: Barbara & Wayne Davey, Elise & Bill Kearney, and Nancy & Carl Wesely
  • Media Sponsors: Pacific Coast Business Times and Ventura County Star
  • In-Kind Sponsors: Malisse Restaurant, Luners Production Services, The Tower Club, and Trufflehound’s Fine Chocolates
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