The San Diego 500, The Book of Influential Business Leaders, is the market’s most comprehensive product of people you should know in the business community. The 500 includes business leaders and executives who have founded or are running significant companies in terms of number of jobs, key products and services, experts who raise the level of the industry here and beyond and those who lead in the business community. The 500 is selected by the San Diego Business Journal newsroom.

Ron Fowler

Executive Chairman, San Diego Padres

Fowler heads the ownership group of the San Diego Padres and led MLB’s recent labor negotiations. He remains CEO of San Diego-based beer distributor Liquid Investments Inc. He and his wife, Alexis, in 2016 gave $25 million to her alma mater, San Diego State University; which renamed its business school the Fowler College of Business Administration. He helped create SDSU’s Entrepreneurial Management Center and is chairman emeritus of the SDSU Campanile Foundation.