About Sam

Sam Nejabat is a successful businessman and humanitarian. Sam grew up in San Diego, attended UC Berkeley (BA & JD), Dartmouth College (MA), worked in the Obama Administration and is presently CEO of SJN Properties and Senior Business Development Specialist for Governor Newsom in the Office of Business and Economic Development.

As a businessman, Sam believes we must nurture San Diego’s dynamism and creativity. “Our high tech, biotech and medical communities are leading us forward. We have world class universities and cutting-edge companies like Qualcomm. I want to ensure that we harness our creative capacities to solve pressing social problems.”

Sam is the son of immigrants. His parents came to the US in 1979, fleeing persecution.  They had less than $1,000, yet both attended medical school, and with hard work and determination, achieved the American Dream of a comfortable life for themselves and a promising future for their son, Sam. He co-founded The LN Foundation that won acclaim for their “Backpack Homeless Kits”, which provide critical essentials to those in need.

Political Appointments
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