Director, Regional Affiliates
Trudy joined The San Diego Foundation in 2008 and built the Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, 4SRanch-Del Sur, Ramona, and La Jolla affiliates. Through her dedication and leadership, Trudy was named Associate Vice President of Regional Outreach in 2011.
Currently, she oversees the department including the opening of additional affiliates throughout the region, while still retaining the La Jolla and Escondido foundations, and shares oversight of the Rancho Bernardo and 4SRanch-Del Sur foundations with other Regional Outreach staff. With the help of the Matt McLaughlin legacy gift and matching program, Trudy will help facilitate grant focus areas for the affiliates, creating a synergistic and immediate impact on the North County region.
Having lived and worked for years in the communities of Rancho Bernardo, Poway and Escondido, Trudy is extremely knowledgeable of the Inland North County area.
Prior to joining The Foundation, Trudy spent a number of years in the newspaper industry, most recently as the Director of Sales and Marketing of the Pomerado Newspaper Group. She also served as the General Manager of the Bernardo News. Trudy is a graduate of Ohio University.