Car of the Year: Steering Committee

The following Robb Report readers were among the guests who joined the magazine’s editors and writers in driving, evaluating, and ranking the 2011 Car of the Year candidates.

David Arnold is senior vice president, group publisher, of Robb Report.

Shai Burstein is founder and controller of Trend Marketing, a Canadian footwear wholesaler.


Michele Cestone is president of two private foundations and is an avid Ferrari fan and driver.

James M. Clary is president of Mullin TBG, a firm specializing in executive-benefit planning for major corporations.

Daniel Curtis is the aviation, wine, spirits, and cigar sales director for Robb Report and also serves as the publication’s international liaison.

William J. (Bill) Curtis is chairman and CEO of Curtco Robb Media, the parent company of Robb Report.

Arlo DeKraai is a director of Willbros Group and is a car-driving enthusiast.

Bruce A. Dexter is an air-traffic controller from central New Jersey and a former U.S. Navy sailor.

Thomas duPont is chairman and publisher of duPont Publishing.

Rudy Flinker, a sales executive in the telecom industry, operates a fiber-optic network in San Francisco.

Tom Gonzales is founder and chairman of the board of Shadow Marine, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., company that designs and builds megayacht support vessels.

Pasi M. Hamalainen is retired and devotes his time to philanthropic interests, estate management, and his cars.

Deborah Harlan is a proprietor of the Harlan Estate winery in Oakville, Calif., along with her husband, Bill.

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

Richard Herbert is a former president of Pantone Inc., a company that created color-matching systems used in such industries as graphic arts, digital technology, fashion, home design, and architecture. He currently is an investor in and a board of directors member of the Vulcan Motor Club, a car-enthusiast club in New Jersey. Herbert also is a member of New World Angels, an early stage investment group in Florida.

Brent Hocking is founder and CEO of DeLeón Tequila.

Tom Horan is owner of T J Horan & Associates and chairman of the Colorado Grand classic car rally.

Marc Hruschka is president and CEO of Chopard USA.

Paul Leary is president of Blackbird Vineyards in Napa, Calif., and was instrumental in the 2008 launch of Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley, an art, wine, and design collective in Yountville, Calif.

Kirk Ledbetter is a former owner and operator of Harveys Lake Tahoe hotel and casino in Nevada.

Steven H. Levine is a managing director of UBS Private Wealth Management and was voted as one of America’s top 100 advisors by Barron’s.

Larry Maguire is president and CEO of the Far Niente winery in Oakville, Calif.

Forrest McClain is an attorney and managing director for Reicon Capital in Atlanta, Ga.

Douglas R. McKinney is a business owner and entrepreneur.

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

Linden Nelson is chairman and CEO of Raleigh Michigan Studios.

Tom Page owns Page Capital Group, an oil and gas business in Dallas, with his brother, Phillip.

Michael Polenske is owner of Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley and Blackbird Vineyards.

Bill Reichel is president of Reichel Realty & Investments, a commercial real estate company, developer, and owner of commercial projects in Florida.

Deborah Lynn Rich is president and owner of Fun, Fit & Firm, a personal-training company in St. Louis, Mo.

Maximilian Josef Riedel, an 11th-generation glassmaker, is CEO of Riedel Crystal of America.

James Ring owns an eclectic car collection that includes a Nash Metropolitan, Ferraris, Porsches, and hot rods.

Marc Santo Domingo is the managing director of Gleacher and Co., an investment bank in New York.

Eric P. Shen is founder and managing partner of Scuderia Development, a privately held real estate development and property management company in Irvine, Calif.

Garen Staglin is owner of Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, Calif., and founder of the International Mental Health Research Organization.

Steven Stull is a venture capitalist and private-equity investment professional who founded Advantage Capital Partners.

Burt Sugarman is a Beverly Hills businessman.

Todd Thomson is founder and CEO of Headwaters Capital, a strategy advisory and private investing firm.

Domenico Vacca is founder and president of the Domenico Vacca fashion house.

Will Van Den Heuvel is a senior vice president and Western zone executive of Chartis Private Client Group.

Brian Wall leads mergers and acquisitions execution teams in the United States and Europe for Platinum Equity.

Tay Liam Wee is executive chairman of Sincere Watch, a luxury-watch specialist in Singapore.

R. Curtis Worsey is a retired partner from the consulting firm Accenture, an entrepreneur, and a board chair for start-up Mavenlink.

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