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Car of the Year: Steering Committee

Jeff Baltonwas a guest of Citigroup, a sponsor of the event.


Joe Blancato is the chairman and CEO of Sunrise Foods in Albertville, Ala., and the chairman of the International Food Group in Plant City, Fla., a division of Sysco.

Steve Bond is a real estate developer and actor who has starred in 15 feature films. He also played the role of Jimmy Lee Holt on General Hospital for four years. 

Rick Case, with his wife, Rita, owns the Rick Case Automotive Group, which has 14 dealerships in Florida, Georgia, and Ohio.

Tom Chan is the founding patron of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, B.C. He owned and operated a clothing company in Hong Kong before moving to Canada.

Fred Chin is a real estate investor and chief operating officer of Sagebrush Enterprises in Las Vegas. 

Timothy Ciasulli has been a franchise dealer for 15 makes of automobiles and 10 brands of boats.

Brian Cobb is the president and principal shareholder of CobbCorp, a media merger and acquisition company.

Bill Curtis is the CEO of CurtCo Media, Robb Report’s parent company.

Harry Curtis is father to Bill Curtis and is retired from 40 years of broadcasting as director of broadcast operations at the ABC network in New York.

Thomas Detelich is a group executive for HSBC Finance Corp. 

Richard Ditizio is the managing director and North American head of the High Net Worth group for Citigroup Private Bank.


Steven Fink is the CEO of Lawrence Investments, which owns and manages Larry Ellison’s non-Oracle investments. Timothy Foo was a guest of Citigroup.

Darryl Frank is cohead of Dreamworks Television and a member of the Frank family of Frank Family Vineyards in Calistoga, Calif.

Jonathan Gans was a guest of Citigroup.


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

Scott Gregorchuk is head of global solutions for the Global Wealth Management division of Citigroup.

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

Herb Harris is the managing partner of a Texas law firm.


Bob Krakoff is the chairman and CEO of Blantyre Partners in Boston.Steve Levitan is an executive producer, writer, and director of television comedies.

Scott Libertore is the president and chairman of the American Traveler Motor Club, a roadside assistance business.

Larry Maguire is a partner and president of Far Niente Winery and a partner in sister wineries Dolce and Nickel & Nickel.


Bob Maron is the president of Robert Maron Inc., a watch dealership in Thousand Oaks, Calif. 

Robert (Bob) Matthews is the managing director and the director of wealth management at Smith Barney.

Jamie May is the chairman, CEO, and founder of the JBM group of companies, which include JBM Realty Advisors and JBM Capital Advisors.

Frank McCourt is the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Michael Meldman is the chairman and CEO of Discovery Land Co., a real estate development company in San Francisco that builds private communities throughout the world.

Bruce Meyer is an automobile collector, philanthropist, and real estate developer.

Edward Orazem is a managing director with Citigroup Trust.

Don Panuce is the founder of Advance Controls Inc. (ACI), a company that makes and distributes electrical controls.

Gene Reed owns two car dealerships in Charleston, S.C.

Mark Santoro is the founder and CEO of Micro Magic.


Dr. Daniel Smith is the proprietor of Focus Dental Institute in Agoura Hills, Calif., and he owns Modan Vineyards in Malibu, Calif.


Shari Staglin is the CEO of Staglin Family Vineyard in Rutherford, Calif.

Steve Steinman was a guest of Citigroup.

Burt Sugarman is a Beverly Hills businessman.

Todd Thomson is the chairman and CEO of Citigroup Global Wealth Management, which comprises Citigroup Private Bank, Citigroup Investment Research, and Smith Barney.

Edward Weltman is a senior partner at the law firm of Goodwin Procter. His wife is Judy Weltman.


Mike Yager is the owner of Mid America Motorworks, a producer of catalogs that offer restoration, styling, and performance parts for Corvettes and Volkswagens.

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