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Judy Jones-Cone

President, Stellar Properties LLC

Judy Jones-Cone sees success in unlikely places. Consider her idea to pair a Lexus dealership, a restaurant and several retail shops all in the same place. The 326,000-square-foot Centre in Escondido offers venues and spaces for business meetings, weddings, and special events. She also owns Toyota Carlsbad, Lexus Carlsbad, the Carlsbad Collision Center, and Try J Advertising. She is a generous donor to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, the Armed Services YMCA and Casa de Amparo, a shelter for abused children.

ALMA MATER: Louisiana State University

BUCKET LIST: Extended stay in a log cabin on a lake.

CAR YOU DRIVE: Lexus RX hybrid

HOBBY: Watercolor painting, gardening flowers.

FAVORITE GET-AWAY: Lake Como, Italy