Rancho Santa Fe residents Jim Buechler and David Hale were among six San Diego directors recognized by Corporate Directors Forum for their extraordinary contributions to corporate governance at the 26th Annual Director of the Year Awards in late September. Jim, chair and CEO of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Company, received the Companies in Transition award for effectively managing changes within his company. David, chair and CEO of Hale BioPharma Ventures, received the Lifetime Contribution to Life Sciences award for his demonstrated superior leadership over the years.

“In the current business climate, director leadership is more important than ever,” said Director of the Year Co-Chair Jack Yelverton. “To have each of our honorees nominated by their peers as the region’s highest achievers is special and we are pleased to ensure they receive the recognition they deserve.”

Each year, Corporate Directors Forum honors San Diego’s top directors for their outstanding performance in the boardroom and behind the scenes. Learn more at www.directorsforum.com.