Last Saturday night saw the BIA’s 2020 Installation Dinner at the Manchester Grand Hyatt where we welcomed in a new board of directors and our 2020 Chairman, Jeff O’Connor of HomeFed Corp. Over 600 sponsors and members gathered in the Harbor Ballroom to support our new leadership team. Our Emcee, the BIA’s very own CEO, Borre Winckel, teed off this golf themed evening, followed by remarks from Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Another highlight of the evening was watching Heather Riley, Allen Matkins, induct our General Counsel, Jeffrey Chine of Allen Matkins, into the prestigious BIA Hall of Fame – a very well deserved honor! After dinner Supervisor Jim Desmond did us the honor of installing the 2020 board of directors. Chairman O’Connor was formally installed by his two beautiful daughters, Hailey & Alexis, and delivered a very inspiring speech.
While the topics of the evening were serious, there were also a lot of laughs had. We saw some funny videos of Jeff’s friends and industry colleagues “roasting” him and Jeff even made a few jokes of his own. We want to extend a very big thank you to all of our sponsors for the evening, without whom this event would not be possible. To see a sneak peek of all of the fun photos from the evening from our photographer, Yrsina of YC Photography, please click here. More to come….