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Mel Katz

Board Member

Co-founder and Executive Officer for Manpower Staffing Services of San Diego

Mel Katz has been one of San Diego’s most respected business and civic leaders since 1977 when he purchased the local Manpower franchise with Phil Blair. Today, Manpower Staffing Services of San Diego is the largest of the Manpower franchises in the U.S. Mel’s devotion to both advancing economic equity for working people and civic improvement has earned him an impeccable reputation in the San Diego community. He is an outspoken advocate of Pre K-12 and post-secondary education.

Mel also serves as a board member of the San Diego County Water Authority, the Regional Policy and Innovation Center, the San Diego Rotary Foundation, e3 Civic High, inewsource and is board member emeritus on the UC San Diego Foundation board. He previously served as board chair of the San Diego Public Library Foundation, San Diego Workforce Partnership, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, the San Diego Convention Center, American Cancer Society and the San Diego Library Commission.

Alongside his wife, Linda, Mel was awarded Mr. and Mrs. San Diego 2017 by Rotary 33 of San Diego.