Meet Inki K. Welch

Escondido Resident For 36 Years


Get to know the woman behind the movement! Inki’s experience working in both the private and public sectors uniquely qualifies her to improve the city of Escondido as the next Mayor!

Inki and her family have been Escondido residents for the past 36 years. Inki is an immigrant from South Korea, became a U.S. citizen in 1974, has actively been participating in the U.S. political democratic process since 1975 in Sacramento, and moved to San Diego in 1976. Inki has been married for 39 years with three grown children and three grandchildren. Inki and her family have been Escondido residents since 1986. Inki’s experience working in both the private and public sectors uniquely qualifies her for the Escondido Mayor.

Significant Accomplishments in the Private Sector:

  • Providing due diligence in $1 billion merger and acquisition
  • Reducing loan exposures by $41 million through strategic management of problem credits and bankrupt accounts.
  • Working with retail captive finance companies, mortgage bankers, and consumer finance companies to help increase in operating efficiency to avoid bankruptcies.
  • Maintaining and managing commercial loan portfolios of mid-sized companies with working capital lines ranging from $5 million to $120 million.
  • Creating financial projections and assisting in strategic plans, and financial models for monthly and annual forecasts of corporate financial assets of $1.3 billion.
  • Supervising corporate daily cash management activities (with personal daily cash authority of $32 million, a monthly average of $640 million) and coordinating banking relations between the headquarters and other banks in 46 states for over 300 consumer finance branches.


  • M.B.A. in Financial Management – National University, San Diego, CA
  • B.A. in Business Administration in Economics/Accounting – Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

Public Office

Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District, Board Director, Escondido, CA (Present)
Establishes policies, reviews, and accepts formal plans, sets overall District direction, authorizes funds for projects/plans/programs, general overview of upper management, conducts public meetings and hearings, approve proposed plans by the District

Professional Development/Associations  

  • Special District Leadership Academy – CSDA
  • California Special District Association (CSDA) – Member
  • California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) – Member
  • Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) – Member
  • Council Of Water Utilities (COWU) – Member
  • United Nations Association-USA – Member
  • San Diego International Sister City Association – Member
  • Notary Public of the State of California
  • California Bureau of Real Estate – Real Estate Broker
  • National Association of Realtors – Member
  • California Association of Realtors – Member
  • North San Diego County Association of Realtors –Member
  • Sandicor, Inc. (Multiple Listing Service) – Member
  • National Commercial Finance Association – Account Executive School

Community Service

  • President, House of USA Executive Board, Balboa Park (Present)
  • President / VP, House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Inc, Balboa Park
  • Lifetime Member, House of Korea, Balboa Park (Present)
  • Treasurer, The Escondido Republican Club
  • TESL Instructor,  Rose Elementary School
  • President / VP, Escondido Charter High School Board
  • President / VP, Heritage K-8 Charter School Board
  • President/VP, American Heritage Education Foundation Board

Employment History 

  • LEO REALTY, Escondido, CA/ 1994 to Present
    Flight Programs Administrator
    Testing Center Supervisor
    Principal Designated School Official
    VA Primary School Certifying Official
    TSA Administrator
  • BANKAMERICA BUSINESS CREDIT INC., San Diego, CA/1989 to 1993
    Sr. Account Executive
    Regional Credit Manger
  • SECURITY PACIFIC NATIONAL BANK, San Diego, CA/ 1987 to 1989
    Commercial Loan Officer
  • Credit Review Examiner
    Associated Account Executive
  • SECURITY PACIFIC FINANCE CORP., San Diego, CA/ 1980 to 1984
    Asst. Treasurer
    Financial & Budget Analyst