Sam Abed, Mayor

 Sam Abed - Mayor of Escondido

201 North Broadway. Escondido. CA 92025
Escondido.org. Email: sabed@escondido.org. Tel: 760-839-4610
Additional contacts: www.MayorSamAbed.com. Cell: 760-525-2000

Family:  
          
Lived in Escondido with his wife Mona and two daughters since 1987

Professional:
 

Spent 12 years successful career with IBM worldwide - 1974 to 1987
Founder, President, Abed Corporation, Pacific West Consulting since 1987

Civic:






Mayor, Elected in 2010 and 2014. City Councilmember 2004 to 2010
City Council Committees: San Diego Association of Government (SANDAG)
Board, Regional Planning, Transportation, Local Formation Commission
(LAFCO), Escondido Economic Development and Workforce Development
San Diego Economic Development Corporation - Board Member
San Diego Workforce Investment Board - Former Board Member

Community:







Escondido Chamber of Commerce - Chairman 2002
East Valley and Mercado Business Associations - Founder, Past Chairman
Escondido Marketing Committee - Former Board Member
Escondido Police Citizen Patrol - Former Volunteer
Escondido Charitable Foundation - Former Member
Provided 10 Education Alliance Grants to local Escondido schools
Escondido Rotary Club since 1988 - Paul Harris Member

Honors:










IBM Engineer of the Year Award - 1983
Escondido Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year - 1999
Escondido Police Award for National Night Out Against Crime - 1999
Escondido City Council Achievement Recognition Award - 2001
Escondido City Council Business Leader of the Year Award - 2003
East Valley Business Association Volunteer of the Year Award - 2004
Mercado Business Association Leadership Star of Excellence Award- 2005
Top 50 People To Watch Award - North San Diego County Magazine - 2005
Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen of the Year - 2013
Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Leadership Award - 2014

Personal:           Plays Tennis - Fluent in 3 languages - Traveled to 25 countries.