Officers of the club


President – John Loughlin

John serves as a board member of the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans (PANA) – a research, public policy, and community organizing hub dedicated to advancing the full economic, social, & civic inclusion of refugees.

John served as Director of Clubs for the San Diego County Democratic Party (SDCDP) from Jan 2017 – Jan 2021, California Democratic Party Region 20 Volunteer of the Year 2021, and San Diego County Democratic Party Volunteer of the Year 2016.

John is currently Director Software Development with Dexcom, Inc. He immigrated to San Diego in 1993. He has a B.Sc, Physics from Imperial College, London.

Vice President – Leslie Bruce

Leslie recently retired from her position as Director of Healthcare Leadership and from the faculty at UC San Diego. She has extensive experience in healthcare, advocacy, community and government relations, and professional communications. Back in the day Leslie served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Assemblymember Lucy Killea in the 78th District.

Leslie has a Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy from Southern Methodist University and JD from University of San Diego Law School.

Secretary – Kip Eischen

Kip is currently at the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and is a recent MBA graduate from the UCSD Rady School of Management. He previously worked at Phillips Auctioneers and Sotheby’s in New York as an Associate Vice President in Modern and Contemporary Art Editions and as a Senior Analyst in Contemporary Art.

Kip is passionate about projects that attract international attention to San Diego’s innovative arts community.

Treasurer – Angela Hawkins

Formerly an Associate Vice Chancellor of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Angela is an alumni of the University of California Berkeley, former Trustee and Treasurer of the SoCal Jazz Society, San Diego, and a resident of Sunset Cliffs.