Founding Partner, Vice Chair, California Strategies
WHY: Power broker, consigliere to business and political groups on policy, development. Previously: 25 years with Irvine Co.
RECENT: Endorsement consistently sought by local politicos, e.g. OC Treasurer Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich.
NOTABLE: Clients, partners have included FivePoint (see Emile Haddad, Lynn Jochim entries), Lennar, Tejon Ranch, Morgan Stanley.
FUN FACTS: Two sons, Patrick and Nicholas. Alma mater: Irvine University Law School. Quick quote: “Always be bold and kind.”