December 20th, 2007

Executive Vice President Named Top Influencer

For his outstanding impact on the community and local economy, The San Diego Daily Transcript, San Diego's leading business newspaper, named Schlesinger as one of the 50 most influential individuals in San Diego for 2007.

A North County San Diego resident for nearly 30 years, Schlesinger has been a supporter of the local community as a resident and an executive at Eagle Creek. His contributions, both in the corporate world and personally, the integrity with which he lives and the example he sets are in inspiration to his employees. 

Since 1886, The Daily Transcript has seen and reported on many significant changes to San Diego's economic landscape, many of which stem from the remarkable ideas and numerous contributions of individuals, said George Chamberlin, executive editor of the SDDT. These individuals have impacted our lives, our communities, our economy. Each year we honor influential people in the major industry sectors that sustain San Diego's economy. 

Schlesinger currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for TGA, attesting to his vision and commitment to the travel industry.

About Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek ( is a maker of adventure travel gear, luggage, day travel bags, travel accessories and packing solutions for active, adventurous souls.  Founded in 1975, California-based Eagle Creek, Inc., invented the adventure travel gear category, introduced the industry's first convertible backpack on wheels, and is revolutionizing the way travelers pack with its Pack-It™ gear organizersfolderscubessacs and toiletry kit organizing systems.