Sam Nejabat is the next generation of leadership. Born in San Diego and brought up by two hard-working parents, Sam prioritizes public service, humanitarianism and providing opportunities for all to succeed.
In 2019, Gavin Newsom appointed Sam to the Board overseeing the Del Mar Fairground. “Sam isn’t waiting around to find a solution to a problem. He sees people with real needs and moves to help them!” - Gov. Newsom
Having worked in humanitarian missions around the world, Sam Nejabat understands that people, regardless of their background, deserve basic human rights such as access to affordable housing, food and job opportunities.
Sam's parents escaped persecution in 1979 where they began a new life of service, sacrifice and hard work. Sam understands that when we embrace diversity, we bring out the best in each other.
Sam Nejabat is CEO of SJN Properties and Assistant Deputy Director for Governor Newsom’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Sam was formerly an associate at the White House under President Obama. He attended UC Berkeley earning his Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley School of Law.
Mr. Nejabat is also the founder of the LN Foundation, which has recently focused on addressing the issue of homelessness by providing aid, backpack homeless kits, and by partnering with local shelters and community centers.
City of San Diego Small Business Advisory Board - Appointed by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria
San Diego County Parks Advisory Committee - Appointed by San Diego County Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development - Appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom
San Diego County Fair Board of Directors - Appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom
"My focus is on people. Many people in our communities aren't given a true opportunity to succeed. As a son of a real-life American success story, my parents have instilled in me the value in giving back to my community. I'm blessed to have a successful business career and want to use my success and experience to help others."