Robb Report Car of the Year 2008: Steering Committee

  • The Editors

Charles Banks co-owns Napa’s Screaming Eagle Winery and is a member of CSI Capital Advisory Board, a wealth management firm.

 

Scott Bodenweber is CFO of Hudson Capital Group, an investment firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

 

Anthony Brill is a partner in the Los Angeles law office of Baker & Hostetler. He devotes his practice to labor and employment law.

 

Ann Colgin is owner of Colgin Cellars winery in St. Helena, Calif.

 

Dave Costello is president of NorthStar Risk Management & Insurance Services Inc. in Walnut Creek, Calif.

 

Bill Curtis is chairman and CEO of CurtCo Robb Media, LLC, parent company of Robb Report.

 

Bob Elkins is chairman and CEO of Monarch Venture Group and is a trustee of the Naples Winter Wine Festival.

 

Steven Fink is CEO of Lawrence Investments, which owns and manages Larry Ellison’s non-Oracle investments.

 

Bruce Gendelman is president of Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services, a national provider of personal insurance solutions for ultrahigh-net-worth families.

 

Harry Goff is chairman and CEO of CitiFinancial North America.

 

Tom Gonzales is founder and chairman of the board of Shadow Marine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

 

Andrew Gordon is the head of Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division’s West Region and head of Global Media for TMT investment banking.

H. William (Bill) Harlan is cofounder and chairman of Pacific Union Co., a real estate development firm in San Francisco, and owner of the Harlan Estate winery in Oakville, Calif., and the Meadowood resort in St. Helena, Calif.

 

David Hubbard is vice president of marketing for AIG Private Client Group in Southern California.

 

Brandon Hudson is a real estate developer for DaTerra Properties in Scottsdale, Ariz.

 

Steve Hudson is president and CEO of Hudson Capital Group, a private investment firm focused on the acquisition, development, and management of varied real estate assets.

 

Paul Huston is a founding partner at Hudson Ferry Capital, which is based in New York City.

 

Dr. Kenneth Jung is an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon who practices in Los Angeles at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic.

 

James Kerwin is president and CEO of Kerwin Communications, an advertising agency based in New Jersey.

 

Darioush Khaledi is owner and founder of Darioush winery. He also operates one of the most successful independently owned grocery businesses in the United States.

 

Scott Kotick is an investor, developer, and financier of multifamily housing throughout the United States.

 

Rudy Kurniawan is a collector and investor.

 

Scott Libertore is CEO of Financial Insurance Management Corp., which
operates the American Traveler Motor Club, a roadside assistance business, among other insurance companies.

Randy Lynch is the founder of RW Lynch Co., a television advertising agency. He and his wife, Lisa, own Bennett Lane Winery in Calistoga, Calif.

 

Joe McCarthy is a senior vice president and director of sales and marketing for AIG Private Client Group.

 

Bruce Meyer is a world-class car collector, philanthropist, and real estate developer.

 

Tom Murphy is president and CEO of Andover Healthcare Inc.

 

Carl Parmer is president of CurtCo Robb Media, LLC, Robb Report’s parent company.

 

Brock Pierce is a media entrepreneur and investor.

 

Shari and Garen Staglin own Staglin Family Vineyard, a small, premium winery located in Rutherford, Calif.

 

Burt Sugarman is a Beverly Hills, Calif., businessman.

 

John Taylor is president and CEO of J.J. Taylor Companies Inc., a beer distribution company based in Jupiter, Fla.

 

David Thorson is president and CEO of Thorson Insurance.

 

Douglas Von Allmen recently sold his professional hair care distribution business to L’Oreal, and now runs his own family office.

 

Richard Wax is a Napa, Calif., home builder.

 

Joe Wender is a former partner with Goldman Sachs.

 

Karl Zeile is an investment analyst and portfolio counselor for Capital Research and Management Co. in Los Angeles.

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