Duane Roth: A Great Leader, A Great Friend
"Our community is better because of Duane Roth's wisdom, insights and leadership." - Bill Geppert at Duane's memorial service, August 9, 2013.
Our hearts grew heavy as we learned of the passing on August 3 of noted San Diego business and life science leader Duane Roth, from injuries sustained in a bicycling accident on July 21 as he prepared for an upcoming charity race. Duane, CEO of Connect, was a wonderful gift to the community and to LEAD San Diego, where he served on the executive committee of our board of directors. Please join us in sending prayers, comfort and friendship to his wife, Renee, and his family.
Duane inspired many of us, making us think big and taking us beyond our comfort zone. His inspiration, wisdom and vision will certainly live on. We will continue to honor Duane as we prepare for the future, moving forward with the planning and implementation of leadership growth in our great region.