Seven Bay Area Leaders Chosen to Nominate Candidates for Fifth Annual San Francisco Chronicle 2019 Visionary of the Year Award

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SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For its fifth consecutive year, the San Francisco Chronicle, Northern California’s largest newspaper, is pleased to announce the nominating committee of its VisionSF program. The committee is made up of seven exemplary Bay Area leaders, including three Bay Area mayors. The committee is responsible for identifying local changemakers and potential nominees for the Visionary of the Year Award.  

“I am so thankful to have been chosen as the 2018 Visionary of the Year,” said Sal Khan, founder and CEO, Khan Academy. “To have been recognized alongside some of the Bay Area’s most innovative and impactful leaders was an absolute honor.”

The full selection committee consists of:

San Francisco Chronicle Publisher Bill Nagel, Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper and Editorial Page Editor John Diaz will select the winner.

From January 2019 to April 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle, in print and online () will recognize the six finalists for the award. The 2019 Visionary of the Year will be announced on March 27, 2019 at a private award dinner. There will be a dedicated VisionSF special section, featuring the winner, nominees and award dinner, both in print and online April 7, 2019.

Past Visionary winners include Khan Academy founder, ; Chan-Zuckerberg co-founder ; Watsi co-founder and CEO, ; and Education Superhighway CEO and founder, .

VisionSF was established by The San Francisco Chronicle. For additional information on the nomination committee, previous winners, or the VisionSF Program, please visit the VisionSF on

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Globe Newswire: 16:00 GMT Friday 11th January 2019

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