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Congratulations to the outstanding honorees who comprise the Class of 2010 the 11th annual selection of San Diego's finest young people.

Recognizing the achievements of these young business and civic leaders in whose hands lie our region's future is a task we do not take lightly at San Diego Metropolitan Magazine.

And it is one we cannot do alone.

This year's judges are: Adrian Kwiatkowski, director of community and governmental relations, The Monger Company; Lisa Morgan, a partner at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack; Dennis Guseman, Ph.D, dean, College of Business Administration, Cal State San Marcos; Eugene "Mitch" Mitchell, vice president for external affairs, SDG&E; Ileana Ovalle, senior manager, External Affairs, Cox Communications; Louise Torio, historic preservationist; Gail Stoorza-Gill, owner of The Right Question and occasional columnist for San Diego Metropolitan Magazine and Robert Gleason, chief financial officer and general counsel of Evans Hotels.

We'd also like to thank Shirley Horton, the former president of the Downtown San Diego Partnership for giving us a hand with the presentation of the awards, and to Dan Shea and his staff at Donovan's Steak and Chop House for their sponsorship.

You'll meet this year's honorees on the pages which follow. Best yet, meet and celebrate with them in person on Sept. 9 at a spirited luncheon in their honor at the San Diego Convention Center.

Design Team Innovator

Originally from Mexico City, Tatiana Machado-Rosas graduated from the Design Institute of San Diego with a BFA in interior design and has excelled in the field for over 15 years. She joined Jackson Design & Remodeling in January 2007 as a senior designer. Her natural leadership ability inspired her to address challenges faced by the design department by going directly to the CEO with a proposal for bringing the department to a new level. Within a few months, Machado-Rosas was promoted to department head. Within a year, business had expanded enough to require the hiring of a third designer and a second design assistant. Machado-Rosas leads an award-winning international design team, working closely with the CEO and other department heads to assure productive synergy with design development and company goals. Additionally, she manages her team to elicit the highest potential of their talents as they create project presentations and one-of-a-kind designs. With her ability to balance her artistic talent with a keen sense for smart business, Machado-Rosas manages the department for maximum efficiency and profitable production. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID), the National Kitchen and Bath Association and is a certified green professional. She has been an active member of the ASID since 1995, volunteering for fundraising events that have benefited many local charities, including Habitat for Humanity. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Better Homes and Gardens, San Diego Home and Garden, San Diego Magazine and the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Jackson Design and Remodeling