Stories for July 2018

Tuesday, July 31

Developer Picks Up Westside Residential Property for $7 Million

California Landmark Group, a Westside-based developer, has purchased 10,000 square feet of property at 3812-3818 Dunn Drive in Los Angeles, adjacent to Culver City, from Westside-based real estate firm Napa Industries for $7 million or nearly $700 per square foot, according to NAI Capital.

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UCLA Receives $25M Gift from Local Real Estate CEO for Humanities and Philosophy Studies

A local real estate executive has led a $25 million donation to UCLA’s humanities division, with $20 million going to the university’s philosophy department, UCLA officials announced July 30.

Dole Food Sells 45 Percent Stake for $300M

Dole Food Co. finalized its merger with European fresh produce distributor Total Produce Tuesday in a $300 million deal that gives Total Produce a 45 percent stake in the Westlake Village company from owner David Murdock.

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LegalZoom Valued at $2 Billion Following Investment

Glendale online legal technology company LegalZoom.com Inc. announced June 31 it completed a $500 million financing round from four total investors, its second since the firm’s founding in 2001. With this investment, LegalZoom’s estimated value totals roughly $2 billion.

Oak View Selects AECOM as Contractor for Seattle Arena

Oak View Group announced July 31 general contractors for their $660 million redevelopment of Seattle’s Key Arena including Century City-headquartered construction giant AECOM.

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Silicon Beach Report July 31: UPS Partners with Thor Trucks for Electric Vehicles

UPS expands electric fleet with Thor; Cred launches cryptocurrency app; Logitech buys Blue Microphones

Vance Street Capital Invests in Aerospace Maker

Sawtelle-based private equity firm Vance Street Capital announced the recapitalization of Jet Parts Engineering Inc. in Seattle. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Century Park Capital Partners Acquires Virginia Behavioral Health Firm

Century Park Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in El Segundo, has acquired Dominion Youth Services of Virginia, the company announced July 31.

Cerritos Towne Center Office Building Sells for $24 Million

West Coast Capital Partners, a Torrance-based real estate investment company, has purchased the five-story, 105,000-square-foot 12800 Center Court Drive South in Cerritos for about $24 million, or around $229 per square foot, according to sources close to the deal.

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Logitech Inc. Acquires Blue Microphones for $117 Million

Newark and Switzerland-based computer accessory company Logitech Inc. purchased Westlake Village microphone manufacturer Blue Microphones Holdings Corp. for $117 million in a cash deal finalized July 30.

Epi-Now Raises $9.2 Million for Emergency Allergy Drug Cabinets

Epi-Now, a Beverly Hills-based startup that markets emergency allergy drug cabinets, has raised $9.2 million from investors, according to a securities filing.

Monday, July 30

Keck Graduate Institute Announces Plans for New Claremont Colleges Medical School

The Claremont Colleges announced it would open a medical school in East Los Angeles County aimed at relieving a dearth of primary care physicians.

Todd Boehly

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Todd Boehly founded Eldridge Industries, a private holding company where he serves as chairman and chief executive.

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Nicolas Berggruen

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Nicolas Berggruen is chairman of the Berggruen Institute, a think tankhe founded in 2010 to study and design systems of good governance.

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Richard "Ric" Kayne

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Ric Kayne co-founded Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors in 1984 with the late business magnet John Anderson.

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Gregory May

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Gregory May is the executive vice president and regional managing director for Newmark Knight Frank’s U.S. Southwest Region, comprising about a dozen offices with oversight of more than 300 commercial real estate brokers.

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Ynon Kreiz

LA 500

Ynon Kreiz was named chief executive of Mattel in April, after serving on the company’s board since June 2017.

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Assessed Value of Real Estate in L.A. County Hits Record $1.57 Trillion

In another sign of L.A.’s continuing real estate boom, the total assessed value of real estate in Los Angeles County rose 6.6 percent this year to a record $1.57 trillion, according to an announcement late on July 27 from Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang.

Christine Simmons

LA 500

Christine Simmons directs and coordinates all aspects of the Los Angeles Sparks’ business operations, including sponsorship sales, finance, marketing, game operations, public relations and community relations.

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Sheryl Sandberg

LA 500

Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook Inc.

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Edward P. Roski Jr.

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Edward P. Roski Jr. is president and chairman of one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the United States.

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Michael Rosenberg

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Mike Rosenberg is the senior managing director of Intrepid Investment Bankers and is responsible for M&A and capital markets transactions and serves on the firm’s executive committee.

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Richard Ressler

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Richard Ressler is president and founder of Orchard Capital Corp., which oversees companies in which Orchard Capital or its affiliates invest.

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Antony P. Ressler

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Antony Ressler is a co-founder and executive chairman of Ares Management GP.

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Pierce O'Donnell

LA 500

Trial attorney Pierce O’Donnell has represented clients in closely watched matters across virtually every major industry and area of litigation as counsel for Greenberg Glusker.

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Jade Mills

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Jade Mills is an agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and has been ranked the No. 1 real estate agent in the world for Coldwell Banker for the past five years.

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Dina Lozofsky

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Dina Lozofsky became executive director of Biocom’s Los Angeles office in 2016, bringing 20 years of experience to the task of raising the local profile of San Diego-based advocacy group for the life sciences sector.

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Philip Holthouse

LA 500

Phil Holthouse is a founding partner of Holthouse Carlin & Van Tright with more than three decades of experience in the tax field working with clients in the real estate, private equity, professional services and family office industry sectors.

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Carl Dickerson

LA 500

Carl Dickerson is the chairman and founder of Dickerson Insurance Services, which he started in 1965 after working as a teacher and educator for four years at UC San Francisco and West Philadelphia High School.

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Arthur M. Coppola

LA 500

Arthur Coppola has been chief executive of Macerich Co. since 1993 and has led the Santa Monica-based real estate company from a privately held real estate enterprise into a publicly owned regional mall company that’s a component of the S&P 500.

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Lorne M. Buchman

LA 500

Lorne Buchman is the president of ArtCenter College of Design.

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Sam Nazarian

LA 500

Sam Nazarian’s SBE Entertainment Group manages hotels, restaurants and nightclubs.

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Mark DiNapoli

LA 500

Mark DiNapoli is president and general manager of the West Region for Suffolk Construction, overseeing the strategic direction, projects, client relationships and operations in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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James Murdoch & Lachlan K. Murdoch

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James and Lachlan Murdoch are the heirs to News Corp., the media company built by their father, Rupert Murdoch.

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John L. Di Carlo

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John Di Carlo is managing partner of Windes, a Long Beach-based provider of accounting, assurance, tax and business consulting services.

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Jeff Dailey

LA 500

Jeff Dailey has been chief executive of Farmers Group Inc. since 2012, taking the top spot after serving as the company’s president and chief operating officer.

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Jeff Babione

LA 500

Jeff Babione is the vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Advanced Development Programs – also known as Skunk Works.

LaVar Ball

LA 500

Lavar Ball has managed to build his Big Baller Brand of athletic gear and apparel with the help of moxie and Twitter, using broadcast, print and social media to “speak it into existence,” as the one-time collegiate athlete and fringe pro is fond of saying.

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Ken Coelho

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Ken Coelho has two decades of experience in public accounting, with a focus on the entertainment industry, business improvement districts, high net worth individuals and small businesses.

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Tom Barry

LA 500

Tom Barry, a certified public accountant, has been at Green Hasson Janks since 1997.

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Ilyanne Morden Kichaven

LA 500

Ilyanne Morden Kichaven is the Los Angeles executive director of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAGAFTRA), the union representing more than 80,000 actors, broadcasters, dancers, singers, stunt-persons, voice-over and recording artists.

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Kullen Birkeland

LA 500

Kullen Birkeland is office managing partner for Grant Thornton’s California market territory, which includes the company’s Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego offices.

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Leslie Moonves

LA 500

Les Moonves oversees all operations of CBS Corp., including the CBS Television Network, the CW network, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group, CBS Films, CBS Interactive, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia.

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Richard Ziman

LA 500

Richard Ziman is co-founder and chairman of Rexford Industrial Realty, a developer of infill industrial real estate.

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Jeffrey M. Worthe

LA 500

Jeff Worthe is president of Worthe Real Estate Group.

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Marc Merrill

LA 500

Marc Merrill is co-founder of Riot Games, the game developer and publisher behind the monster hit League of Legends.

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Rayni Romito Williams

LA 500

Rayni Romito Williams, co-owner of Williams & Williams Estates Group, specializes in high-end real estate with a celebrity clientele that includes Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lopez, and Bruce Makowsky.

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Richard Weintraub

LA 500

Richard Weintraub is president of Weintraub Real Estate Group (WREG), which has acquired, developed or entitled properties worth about $1 billion.

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Kevin LeGrett

LA 500

Kevin LeGrett is president of iHeartMedia’s operations in the Los Angeles region. He also serves as the president of the company’s West division.

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Jimmy Kimmel

LA 500

Jimmy Kimmel has been hosting his late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on ABC since 2003.

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Mark Weinstein

LA 500

Mark Weinstein is president and founder of MJW Investments, one of the 25 largest commercial real estate developers in Los Angeles County.

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Robert Kotick

LA 500

Robert Kotick is chief executive of Santa Monica-based video game publisher Activision Blizzard, which develops and distributes content and services on video game consoles, personal computers and mobile devices, including the Overwatch game series.

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Nadine Watt

LA 500

Nadine Watt is president of Watt Cos. and oversees its 6 million-square-foot portfolio of multifamily, industrial, office and retail properties.

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Kathleen Kennedy

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Kathleen Kennedy has been with Lucasfilm since 2012.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg

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Jeffrey Katzenberg is managing partner of WndrCo, the mobile video content company he founded in 2016.

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Mauricio Umansky

LA 500

Mauricio Umansky, founder and chief executive of real estate firm The Agency, has represented some of the world’s most noteworthy properties, including the Playboy Mansion, which was the first house in Los Angeles to sell above the $100 million mark.

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James Iovine

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Veteran music mogul Jimmy Iovine is a longtime industry player who heads Beats Electronics with Dr. Dre.

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Salem to Replace Music Countdown Host

Shares of Salem Media Group moved higher Monday after the company announced it will replace Jeff Steele, host of its Singing News Radio Network’s countdown show for Southern Gospel music, with radio personality Rodney Baucom.

Ron Tutor

LA 500

Ronald Tutor has served as chairman of Tutor Perini Corp. since 1999, and as chief executive since 2000.

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James Travers

LA 500

James Travers founded Travers Realty Corp. in 1978 and served as its chairman until 2014 when the real estate firm merged with Cresa Partners to form Travers Cresa.

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Robert Iger

LA500

Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive of Walt Disney Co., is poised to close a $71 billion dollar acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s film and entertainment assets, as well as networks National Geographic, FX and Star TV and stakes in Sky, Endemol Shine Group, Hulu and regional sports networks.

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Kevin Huvane

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Kevin Huvane is partner and managing director of Creative Artists Agency, a top entertainment and sports agency.

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Brian Grazer

LA 500

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Brian Grazer is a partner in Imagine Entertainment, a company he founded with fellow filmmaker Ron Howard in 1986.

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Francis "Frank" George Symons Jr.

LA 500

Frank Symons is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Western Region for Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Alan F. Horn

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Alan Horn is chairman of Walt Disney Studios, overseeing worldwide production, distribution, and marketing for live-action and animated films from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm, as well as marketing and distribution for DreamWorks Studios films released under the Touchstone Pictures banner.

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Donald Sterling

LA 500

Donald Sterling got his start in real estate in the 1960s and today holds an expansive portfolio of more than 160 apartment buildings in Los Angeles.

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Lucian Grainge

LA 500

Lucian Grainge is chairman and chief executive of Universal Music Group, where he has championed the development of innovative business models and collaborations with a wide range of technology and media partners around the world.

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Sam Gores

LA 500

Sam Gores is chairman and co-founder of Paradigm Talent Agency and is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most prominent agents.

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Gust D. Soteropulos

LA 500

Gust Soteropulos is senior vice president and general manager at Webcor, a construction services firm founded in 1971 that has grown to more than $2 billion in annual revenue.

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Sandy Sigal

LA 500

Sandy Sigal is the founder and chief executive of NewMark Merrill Cos., a privately held developer and owner of shopping centers in California, Colorado, and Illinois, including the Rialto Marketplace California, Southgate Plaza and Crenshaw Imperial Plaza malls in Southern California.

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Jim Gianopulos

LA 500

Jim Gianopulos is chief executive of Paramount Studios, a position he assumed last year.

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Jerome "Jerry" Snyder

LA 500

Jerry Snyder is a senior partner of J.H. Snyder Co., one of the largest privately-held real estate development firms in Los Angeles Snyder, who founded the company in 1949, seeks to build environmentally and community sensitive projects.

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Avi Shemesh

LA 500

Avi Shemesh, with a real estate investing history that stretches back more than 25 years, co-founded CIM Group in 1994.

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Randy Freer

LA 500

Randy Freer is chief executive of Hulu.

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John Shea

LA 500

John Shea, chairman and co-founder of J.F. Shea Co., comes from a family of homebuilders, with a 5 million-square-foot portfolio of office, industrial and retail properties in California, Colorado and Washington.

Silicon Beach Report July 30: Two Bit Circus Acquires Arts District Warehouse for Game Space

Two-Bit Circus comes to town to open Arts District game space; Pepperdine teams up with 2U; SRAXmd sold

Nick Segal

LA 500

Nick Segal, president, Southern California for Pacific Union International, has more than three decades of experience in real estate.

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Ari Emanuel

LA 500

Ari Emanuel is co-chief executive of Endeavor, formerly known as WME | IMG.

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Kevin A. Shannon

LA 500

Kevin Shannon, co-head of Capital Markets for Newmark Knight Frank, leads the disposition and acquisition of investment properties for domestic and offshore investors in 16 different markets.

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Sandra Sanders

LA 500

Sandra Sanders is the founder of RE/MAX Estate Properties, a real estate firm with five residential offices and two commercial offices and more than 675 agents.

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Andre Romelle "Dr. Dre" Young

LA 500

Dr. Dre is a music mogul and hip-hop artist.

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Nelson Rising

LA 500

Nelson Rising, chairman and chief executive of Rising Realty Partners, is a 40-year veteran of the real estate industry.

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Ellen DeGeneres

LA 500

Ellen DeGeneres is an actress, comedian and entertainment star whose distinctive comedic voice has resonated with audiences on television, in film and in the literary world.

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Ted Chervin

LA 500

Ted Chervin is a founding partner and board member at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, TV, publishing, music, theater, branded entertainment and digital media.

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Troy Carter

LA 500

Troy Carter is head of diversified entertainment company Atom Factory. He created social media startup Backplane in 2012.

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Beyonce Knowles-Carter & Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter

LA 500

Husband-and-wife entertainment giants Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter have an estimated combined net worth of $1.4 billion and are No. 49 on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of Wealthiest Angelenos.

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Stephen B. Burke

LA 500

Stephen Burke is chief executive of NBCUniversal, where he oversees a portfolio of news, sports and entertainment networks; a motion picture company; significant TV production operations; a TV stations group; and theme parks.

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Karen Brodkin

LA 500

Karen Brodkin is executive vice president for content strategy and partnerships at Endeavor, overseeing development and strategy for a range of business areas across the company’s portfolio.

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Jason Bentley

LA 500

Jason Bentley is the music director of KCRW-FM, where he also serves as host of the program “Morning Becomes Eclectic.”

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Joyce Rey

LA 500

Joyce Rey’s career-sales tally in luxury real estate is more than $4 billion.

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Alan Bergman

LA 500

Alan Bergman is president of Walt Disney Studios, where he is responsible for marketing and distribution of the studio’s slate of motion pictures from Disney, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm.

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Wayne Ratkovich

LA500

Wayne Ratkovich is the founder and chief executive of Ratkovich Co., the firm selected by the City of Los Angeles to develop a 31-acre waterfront site as the San Pedro Public Market.

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Brandon Beck

LA 500

Brandon Beck co-founded Riot Games alongside Marc Merrill and co-created the popular League of Legends game, which has amassed a global community of players.

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Gerald Porter

LA 500

Gerald Porter is one of the founding principals of Cresa and a past chairman of the company, which is one of North America’s largest corporate real estate advisory firms, specializing in tenant representation and corporate services, including project management.

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Kurt Rappaport

LA 500

Kurt Rappaport co-founded the Westside Estate Agency with Stephen Shapiro in 1999, focusing on high-end homes and estates in Los Angeles’ premier neighborhoods.

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J.J. Abrams

LA 500

J.J. Abrams is founder and chief executive of film and TV production company Bad Robot Productions, which he runs with Bryan Burk.

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Yannis C. Yortsos

LA 500

Yannis Yortsos is dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Zohrab Kaprielian Chair in Engineering.

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Geoffrey Palmer

LA 500

Geoffrey Palmer owns and operates G.H. Palmer Associates and GHP Management as an investor, developer, and manager of institutional grade multi-family and mixed-use rental communities in Southern California.

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Cathy Orquiola

LA 500

Cathy Orquiola is district manager for PCL Construction, the contracting organization representing independent construction companies in the United States, Canada and Australia.

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Deryck van Rensburg

LA 500

Deryck van Rensburg is the dean of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

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Steve Needleman

LA 500

Steve Needleman is the owner of downtown’s Anjac Properties, the real estate portfolio started by his father, the late Jack Needleman.

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Chandra Subramaniam

LA 500

Chandra Subramaniam is dean of the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at Cal State Northridge.

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Timothy Law Snyder

LA 500

Timothy Law Snyder became president of Loyola Marymount in 2015 after serving as a professor and administrator at Jesuit institutions for more than 30 years.

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Hans Mumper

LA 500

Hans Mumper is the executive managing director for Southern California for Colliers International, giving him oversight of a region that includes Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura counties.

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Tom Sayles

LA 500

Thomas Sayles is senior vice president for university relations, providing strategic direction and leadership of USC’s efforts to continuously improve its relationships with external and internal stakeholders.

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Jeffrey T. Mezger

LA 500

Jeffrey Mezger is chairman of the board for KB Home, one of the most recognized brands in homebuilding.

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Alex Meruelo

LA 500

Alex Meruelo is the owner of Downey-based management firm Meruelo Group.

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Thomas Felix Rosenbaum

LA 500

Thomas Rosenbaum is the ninth president of Caltech and a professor of physics.

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Thomas Parham

LA 500

Thomas Parham took office as president of Cal State Dominguez Hills in July, after serving as vice chancellor for student affairs and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine.

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Robert Maguire

LA 500

Robert Maguire, founder and principal of Income Property Advisors, has been selling residential income and commercial properties in Southern California since 1998, specializing in multifamily and residential income properties.

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Jay Luchs

LA 500

Jay Luchs specializes in the sale and leasing of investment properties, with a focus on helping international retail and fashion brands find store locations.

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Robert J. Lowe

LA 500

Robert Lowe is chairman of Lowe, a national real estate company he founded in 1972.

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Syd Leibovitch

LA 500

Syd Leibovitch is president and owner of Rodeo Realty Inc., a Beverly Hills-based residential real estate firm he built from the ground up.

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Jaime Lee

LA 500

Jaime Lee has been having a banner year.

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Michael Milken

LA 500

Michael Milken has for 45 years spearheaded initiatives in medical research, public policy, education, public health and access to capital.

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Lowell Milken

LA 500

Lowell Milken is a business leader and pioneering philanthropist in education reform.

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Jonathan Larsen

LA 500

Jonathan Larsen, principal and managing director of Avison Young, also is a member of the firm’s global leadership team.

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Shaul Kuba

LA 500

Shaul Kuba, co-founder and a principal of CIM Group, has been investing in real estate for more than 25 years.

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Dianne F. Harrison

LA 500

Dianne Harrison is president of Cal State Northridge.

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Aaron Kirman

LA 500

Aaron Kirman, president of the Estates Division at Pacific Union in Los Angeles, has an exclusive clientele that includes industry leaders, celebrities, royalty, major lending institutions and foreign investors.

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James Ellis

LA 500

James Ellis is dean of the Marshall School of Business at USC, a post he assumed after serving as the university’s vice provost for globalization, vice dean for external relations and associate dean for the undergraduate program.

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John Kilroy

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John Kilroy stepped into the role of chairman of Kilroy Realty in 2013, after serving as chief executive, president and board member of the company, which was founded in 1996.

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Jeff Hyland

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Hilton & Hyland President Jeff Hyland has played a key role in two exclusive real estate firms over the course of his 30-year career, serving as a co-founder of Hilton & Hyland and a founding affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.

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Elizabeth M. Daley

LA 500

Elizabeth Daley is the longest-serving dean at USC.

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William Covino

LA 500

William Covino is president of Cal State L.A.

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Jane Close Conoley

LA 500

Jane Close Conoley is president of Cal State Long Beach.

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Rick Hilton

LA 500

Rick Hilton, the co-founder and chairman of Beverly Hills luxury brokerage Hilton & Hyland, has been selling residential real estate for more than thirty years.

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Laura McIver

LA 500

Laura McIver is the general manager of Shutters on the Beach, an Edward Thomas Collection property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica.

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Soraya M. Coley

LA 500

Soraya Coley is president of Cal Poly Pomona.

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Ronald L. Havner Jr.

LA 500

Ronald Havner is chairman and chief executive of Public Storage, positions he has held since 2011 and 2002, respectively.

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Tamara Hughes Gustavson

LA 500

Tamara Hughes Gustavson is the largest shareholder of Glendale-based self-storage giant Public Storage and owns a stake in American Homes 4 Rent, the REIT founded by her father, American Commercial Equities Management, the private real estate investment firm started by her brother, B. Wayne Hughes Jr.

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Gene D. Block

LA 500

Gene Block is the chancellor of UCLA, overseeing the university’s $7.5-billion budget, more than 43,000 students, 4,300 faculty and 42,000 employees.

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Emile Haddad

LA 500

Emile Haddad is chairman and chief executive of Five Point Holdings, the largest developer of mixed-use communities in coastal California.

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Tom Gilmore

LA 500

Tom Gilmore’s development projects are primarily in downtown Los Angeles and have been recognized as helping spur downtown’s resurgence.

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Andrew K. Benton

LA 500

Andrew Benton has been president of Pepperdine University since 2000, and also serves as chief executive.

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Sally Forster Jones

LA 500

Sally Forster Jones closed more than $350 million in real estate sales in 2017, just a fraction of the $5 billion in sales she has accrued over her 40-year career in Southern California real estate.

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Ernest Wooden Jr.

LA 500

Ernest “Ernie” Wooden Jr., chief executive of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry, including more than a decade in senior leadership positions in both global brand management and operations with Hilton Hotels Corp.

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Bert Dezzutti

LA 500

Bert Dezzutti, vice president of Brookfield Office Properties, is responsible for leasing, operations, management, legal, construction, development and management of Brookfield’s Western Region portfolio, which comprises more than 10 million square feet of premier Class-A assets, including properties in downtown Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

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David Wolpe

LA 500

David Wolpe is the Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Westwood.

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Herb Wesson

LA 500

City of Los Angeles Herb Wesson represents Council District 10 in Los Angeles and has served as the body’s president since November 2011.

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John C. Cushman III

LA 500

John Cushman III is a leader in commercial real estate who negotiated the largest office lease in the world – the 4 million-square-foot Merrill Lynch & Co. headquarters.

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Phillip A. Washington

LA 500

Phillip Washington, who became chief executive of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 2015, oversees an agency that transports 1.4 million passengers on an average weekday, riding on a fleet of 2,000 clean-air buses and six rail lines.

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Victor J. Coleman

LA 500

Victor Coleman is the founder, chief executive and chairman of Hudson Pacific Properties, a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, repositioning, developing and operating high-quality office and studio properties in media-and tech-focused West Coast markets.

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Patricia Wagner

LA 500

Patricia Wagner, chief executive of Southern California Gas Co.(SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy California utility, oversees the nation’s largest natural-gas distribution utility, which counts 21.6 million consumers and 5.9 million meters in more than 500 communities.

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Phil Brodkin

LA 500

Phil Brodkin is executive vice president and managing director of Newmark Knight Frank, overseeing the Los Angeles region, including offices in downtown Los Angeles, West Los Angeles and the South Bay.

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Rick J. Caruso

LA 500

Rick Caruso is a real estate innovator, civic leader, and philanthropist.

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Doug Bernards

LA 500

Doug Bernards is executive chairman of Bernards, a commercial builder and construction management company he co-founded in 1974 with his brothers Greg and Jeff.

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Ron Sugar

LA 500

Ronald Sugar is a board member of Chevron, Air Lease Corp., Amgen Inc. and Apple Inc.

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Stanley Black

LA 500

Principal Stanley Black brings more than 60 years of experience as a real estate developer to Black Equities Group, a real estate firm with a portfolio of office, retail and industrial tenants under long-term net leases.

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John Bendheim

LA 500

John Bendheim left a career as an apparel manufacturer for real estate investing.

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Bill Bauman

LA 500

Bill Bauman is a recent addition to Newmark Knight Frank’s Capital Markets unit, joining the company’s downtown Los Angeles office in January as a vice chairman, but he has a long career in real estate, specializing in retail land planning, developer consultation, and investment sales.

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Steve Soboroff

LA 500

Real estate businessman Steve Soboroff serves as president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.

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Sonny Astani

LA 500

Sonny Astani has acquired, developed, constructed and managed more than $2 billion in multifamily buildings and condominiums, including 7,500 apartment units in Southern California.

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Renata Simril

LA 500

Renata Simril is chief executive and president of the LA84 Foundation, a leader in support of youth sports programs and public education.

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Santiago Arana

LA 500

Santiago Arana is a 15-year real estate veteran who joined Westside real estate firm The Agency in 2014.

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Gene Seroka

LA 500

Gene Seroka has been executive director of the Port of Los Angeles since 2014, a position he received from Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Miguel Santana

LA 500

Miguel Santana is president and chief executive of Fairplex, a 500-acre campus located in the City of Pomona and home of the L.A. County Fair and 500 year-round events.

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Josh & Matt Altman

LA 500

Josh Altman, a realtor with Douglas Elliman Real Estate, specializes in luxury homes in Beverly Hills and Hollywood Hills for a clientele that includes entertainers, athletes and high net worth individuals from around the world.

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Michael Rich

LA 500

Michael Rich is president and chief executive of the RAND Corp., a nonpartisan research nonprofit that advises on policy and decision-making through research and analysis.

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Maria Salinas

LA 500

Maria Salinas was tapped earlier this year as chief executive of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the first woman in the position in the organization’s 130-year history.

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Sean Parker

LA500

Sean Parker, the co-founder of Napster and former president of Facebook Inc., operates a $600 million foundation that focuses on life sciences, global public health and civic engagement.

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Jim McDonnell

LA500

Jim McDonnell has been Los Angeles County’s 32nd sheriff since 2014. His first election was a landslide victory, while his bid for a second term will be decided in November.

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William Barron Hilton

LA 500

William Hilton is the retired chairman, president and chief executive of Hilton Hotels Corp.

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Sherry Lansing

LA 500

Sherry Lansing is the founder and chief executive of Sherry Lansing Foundation, which is dedicated to cancer research, health, public education and career opportunities.

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Norman Lear

LA 500

Norman Lear is chairman of Act III Communications, a multimedia holding company with interests in television, motion pictures, and licensing.

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Jeffrey Kightlinger

Jeffrey Kightlinger is general manager and chief executive of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest municipal water provider in the nation.

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Vera Guerin

LA 500

Vera Guerin is a past chairwoman of the Cedars-Sinai Health System board of directors.

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Cenk Uygur

LA 500

Cenk Uygur is chief executive of TYT Network, which produces The Young Turks, the online news show hosted by Uygur that draws a global audience of more than 200 million views a month and 8 billion total video views

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David Geffen

LA 500

David Geffen, a renowned figure in the music and entertainment industry, is a major funder of education institutions across the country.

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Shane Smith

LA 500

Shane Smith is founder and executive chairman of Vice Media.

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David Suissa

LA 500

David Suissa is the publisher and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, which has been undergoing a redesign and revamp since he took over both posts in October.

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Jay Penske

LA 500

Jay Penske is chairman and chief executive of Penske Media, owner of 16 media brands, including Rolling Stone, WWD, Variety Inc., Robb Report, Sourcing Journal, Deadline.com and others.

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Norm Pattiz

LA 500

Norm Pattiz is chairman and chief executive of PodcastOne, which he launched in late 2012 and has grown into an expansive network of audio on demand programming.

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Jonathan Gold

LA 500

Jonathan Gold, who died on July 21 at the age of 57, was the restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times.

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Daniel Hernandez

LA 500

Daniel Hernandez is editor of L.A. Taco, an online platform that’s dedicated to Los Angeles news and culture and draws a multi-cultural millennial audience.

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Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor & Jon Lovett

LA 500

Former White House staffers Jon Favreau, Tommy Vietor and Jon Lovett launched political commentary podcast Pod Save America in Los Angeles shortly after the 2016 election.

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Adam Streisand

LA 500

Adam Streisand, a partner at Sheppard Mullin, is known for litigation involving private wealth disputes, estates and conservatorships.

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Lisa Specht

LA 500

Lisa Specht, a partner with Manatt Phelps, represents a wide variety of national and California-based companies, providing strategic advice and representation on significant government-contract, business, transportation, land-use and public-policy issues.

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Jonathan C. Sandler

LA 500

Jonathan Sandler is an experienced trial litigator who specializes in business, consumer protection, employment and real estate matters.

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Jeffrey Rosenfeld

LA 500

Jeff Rosenfeld, a partner at Alston & Bird, focuses his practice on trial and appellate litigation, with an emphasis on class action and other complex commercial litigation.

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José Horacio Gomez

LA 500

José H. Gomez is the fifth archbishop of Los Angeles, the nation’s largest Roman Catholic diocese.

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Kelli Sager

LA 500

Kelli Sager has spent more than three decades as a litigator representing entertainment companies and publishers in state and federal court.

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Frank O. Gehry

LA 500

Architect Frank Gehry has designed many iconic buildings, including the stainless steel-clad Walt Disney Concert Hall, which opened in 2003 and has become emblematic of downtown Los Angeles.

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Jennifer Post

LA 500

Jennifer Post, partner in the corporate and securities group at Thompson Coburn, serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and emerging companies, as well as domestic and international public companies.

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Stacy Phillips

LA 500

Stacy Phillips is a partner and certified family-law specialist at the firm Blank Rome, where she represents a wide variety of high-profile and high net worth clients in divorce and custody issues.

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Edward Perron

LA 500

Ed Perron is managing partner of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, advising clients on legal issues regarding mergers, acquisitions, divestitures joint ventures, strategic investments and the distribution of products in the United States.

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Eric Garcetti

LA 500

Eric Garcetti was re-elected mayor of Los Angeles in 2017.

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Steve Olson

LA500

Steve Olson is a firm-wide chairman of the white-collar defense and corporate investigations practice for O’Melveny.

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Ron S. Galperin

LA 500

Ron Galperin was re-elected city controller for Los Angeles in 2017.

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Richard Pachulski

LA 500

Richard Pachulski is a partner with Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones and has 40 years of experience representing debtors and creditors’ committees in both out-of-court workouts and in-court proceedings.

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Deborah Ale Flint

LA500

Deborah Flint, chief executive of Los Angeles World Airports, oversees Los Angeles International and Van Nuys general aviation airports.

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Thomas Barrack Jr.

LA 500

Thomas Barrack is executive chairman of Colony Capital Inc., previously Colony NorthStar Inc., which was formed with the 2017 merger of Barrack’s private equity firm Colony Capital Inc. with NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc. and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

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Robert C. O'Brien

LA 500

Robert O’Brien is a partner in Larson O’Brien, the law firm he co-founded in 2016.

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Peter Diamandis, MD

LA 500

Dr. Peter Diamandis is founder and executive chairman of the XPrize Foundation, which specializes in designing and operating largescale incentive competitions.

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Louis R. "Skip" Miller

LA500

Skip Miller, managing partner of Miller Barondess, is a trial lawyer with 45 years of experience.

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Brian D’Arcy

LA500

Brian D’Arcy is business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18.

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Janet Clayton

LA 500

Janet Clayton leads internal and external communications, corporate and brand positioning and philanthropic programs for Edison International/ Southern California Edison.

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Mel Levine

LA 500

Mel Levine is counsel in the Century City office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, where he advises clients on the public-policy aspects of complex domestic and international transactions.

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James T. Butts Jr.

LA 500

James Butts is currently serving his second term as mayor of Inglewood, the city in southwest Los Angeles County that is poised for major transformation.

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Austin Beutner

LA 500

Austin Beutner was named superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District in May.

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Stephen G. Larson

LA 500

Stephen Larson is a partner in the law firm of Larson O’Brien, which represents individuals, government entities, and businesses in trials, appeals, and arbitrations.

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Bill Allen

LA 500

Bill Allen, chief executive of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC), launched the first strategic plan for economic development in Los Angeles, a task that required moderating 26 public meetings and working with more than 1,000 regional stakeholders from across business, labor, government, education and philanthropy.

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Gregory Rodriguez

LA 500

Gregory Rodriguez founded Zócalo Public Square in 2003 and serves as its publisher and editor-in-chief.

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Travis VanderZanden

LA 500

Travis VanderZanden is chief executive of Bird, the “last-mile” electric scooter startup he founded last year in Santa Monica, which has spread to 18 cities.

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John C. Hueston

LA 500

John Hueston, a partner at Hueston Hennigan, has been recognized twice as a “California Lawyer of the Year.”

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Jamie Siminoff

LA 500

Jamie Siminoff is the creator of the smart doorbell and security system Ring, which was acquired this year by Amazon.com for $1 billion.

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Michael Ritchie

LA 500

Michael Ritchie is artistic director of Center Theatre Group, one of the largest and most active theater companies in the nation, which is known for the award-winning productions it stages at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles and Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

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Janis Pamiljans

LA500

Janis Pamiljans has been corporate vice president and president of Aerospace Systems for Northrop Grumman Corp. since last year.

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Jeff Greenberg

LA 500

Jeff Greenberg is the managing partner of Latham & Watkins’ Los Angeles office.

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Marija Mikic

LA 500

Marija Mikic is an engineering director of the Ads Human Evaluation Program at Google Los Angeles.

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Marshall Grossman

LA 500

Marshall Grossman is a senior partner with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

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Rachel S. Moore

LA 500

Rachel Moore is president and chief executive of the Music Center, one of the nation’s largest performing arts centers and a cultural anchor in Los Angeles County.

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Patricia L. Glaser

LA 500

Patricia Glaser is a trial lawyer and the head of Glaser Weil’s litigation department.

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Robert Kyncl

LA 500

Robert Kyncl is the chief business officer at YouTube, overseeing commercial, creative and content partnerships for the platform.

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Timothy R. Graves

LA 500

Timothy Graves has been managing partner of the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois since 1999 and serves on the management committee, helping to create the firm’s national practice group system.

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John Choi

LA 500

John Choi is the public policy manager for Airbnb and leads the homesharing company’s government and public affairs efforts in Southern California.

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Tom Girardi

LA 500

Tom Girardi, a partner with Girardi Keese, handles claims involving wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad-faith insurance and toxic torts.

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Matthew Brooks

LA 500

Matthew Brooks is heading up the Google Cloud business in Southern California.

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Dean Spanos

LA 500

Dean Spanos is the chairman of the Los Angeles Chargers. He heads the family-owned business, aided by son John, president of football operations, and A.G., president of business operations.

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Bruce Meyer

LA 500

Real estate executive and car collector Bruce Meyer continues to serve as the face of the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Lew Feldman

LA 500

Attorney Lew Feldman founded the private equity group Heritage Capital Ventures in 2015 to invest in online financial technologies.

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Michael Govan

LA 500

Michael Govan joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as chief executive and was named Wallis Annenberg Director in 2006.

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Marcy Carsey

LA 500

Marcy Carsey has been chairwoman of the Hammer Museum at UCLA since 2014.

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LeBron James

LA500

Professional basketball player LeBron James is a new entry to the LA500, thanks to the July announcement that he has agreed to a $154 million, four-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Philip Anschutz

LA500

Philip Anschutz is the owner of Anschutz Entertainment Group, the giant sports and live-entertainment company with headquarters downtown.

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Rick Parent

LA 500

Rick Parent is managing director, shareholder and audit and accounting shareholder for Gumbiner Savett, specializing in audits and financial reporting for private and publicly held companies.

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Eli Broad

LA 500

Eli Broad is a renowned business leader, art collector and philanthropist who built two Fortune 500 companies in two industries from the ground up.

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Kevin M. Ehrhart

LA 500

Kevin Ehrhart is a real estate partner at Kirkland Ellis, representing real estate investors, capital providers, owners, developers and others in real estate-related transactions.

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Gray Davis

LA 500

Joseph “Gray” Davis is counsel at the law firm Loeb & Loeb, where he focuses his practice on advising companies and providing a strategic approach to solving complex issues.

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Bob Foster

LA 500

Robert Foster, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Greater Los Angeles, is responsible for the day-to day operations of 2,100 sales associates working in 26 offices from Long Beach to Santa Barbara.

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Jack Sinclair

LA 500

Jack Sinclair was named chief executive of 99 Cents Only Stores in February, following the retirement of Geoffrey Covert.

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Wallis Annenberg

LA 500

Wallis Annenberg, chief executive of the Annenberg Foundation, has spent much of her life focused on philanthropy, especially in the fields of education, communications, arts and culture, medical research, animal welfare, social justice and environmental stewardship.

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Noel Cohen

LA 500

Noel Cohen is managing partner of the Los Angeles office and vice chairman of the commercial litigation department of the law firm Polsinelli.

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Richard Saghian

LA 500

Richard Saghian is chief executive of Fashion Nova, a trend-driven business he has grown in four years from a small Southern California chain of stores into FashionNova.com, one of the largest and fastest-growing e commerce platforms.

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John Branca

LA 500

John Branca is a partner at Ziffren Brittenham, the largest entertainment law firm in the world.

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Kathleen Brown

LA 500

Kathleen Brown is a partner at Manatt Phelps who focuses on business counseling, government and regulatory affairs in connection with various industries, including health care, energy, real estate and financial services.

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Theodore J. Boutrous Jr.

LA 500

Theodore Boutrous, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, has argued more than 100 appeals, including cases before the United States Supreme Court, federal circuit courts of appeals, state supreme courts and other appellate and trial courts regarding civil, constitutional and criminal matters.

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Leah M. Bishop

LA 500

Leah Bishop, co-chairwoman of trusts and estates for Loeb & Loeb, focuses on estate and gift tax planning for individuals and businesses, as well as the administration of estates and trusts, drawing on her experience in legal matters regarding charitable giving and tax-exempt organizations.

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Terry W. Bird

LA 500

Terry Bird, principal of Bird Marella, has a 40-year career as a litigator, trying civil and white-collar criminal cases.

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Mitchell Butier

LA 500

Mitch Butier is chief executive of Avery Dennison Corp.

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Dan Berman

LA 500

Dan Berman co-founded Wood Smith Henning & Berman. He currently serves as the firm’s chairman after previously serving as managing partner.

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Michael Buckley

LA 500

Michael Buckley is chief executive of Differential Brands Group Inc., which includes a roster of branded operating companies for premium apparel, footwear, and accessories. The company’s labels include Hudson men’s and women’s denim, and Robert Graham, maker of print-driven lifestyle apparel.

Mike Sullivan

LA 500

Mike Sullivan is president and owner of the LACarGuy family of dealerships, a group of dealerships and a state-of-the art body shop.

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Gloria Allred

LA500

Gloria Allred is a founding partner of Allred Maroko & Goldberg.

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Stephen G. Berman

LA 500

Stephen Berman is president and chief executive of toymaker Jakks Pacific, the company he co-founded in 1995.

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Michael Rapino

LA 500

Michael Rapino is president and chief executive of Live Nation Entertainment.

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Ron Meyer

LA500

Ron Meyer is vice chairman of NBCUniversal, overseeing the company’s portfolio of film and television assets as well as its global theme park businesses.

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Richard Lovett

LA 500

Richard Lovett is president of Creative Artists Agency, the entertainment, and sports agency with a roster of award-winning actors and athletes.

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Bryan Lourd

LA500

Bryan Lourd is a partner and co-chairman of Creative Artists Agency, the entertainment and sports agency with offices around the world, including in the Los Angeles headquarters, London, Nashville, and Beijing. CAA represents artists working in film, television, music, theater, games and digital media.

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Stan Lee

LA 500

Legendary writer, editor, film executive producer, and publisher Stan Lee has had a hand in crafting characters that have sold millions of comic books and brought in billions at the box office, with more likely to come if Walt Disney Co.’s deal for 20th Century Fox helps consolidate rights to the various Marvel Comics characters.

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Donna Langley

LA 500

Donna Langley is chairman of Universal Pictures, overseeing all aspects of production and marketing operations worldwide, including Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation, and the studio’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion division.

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Michel Moore

LA 500

Michel Moore was named chief of the Los Angeles Police Department in June, succeeding Charlie Beck, who retired.

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Jim Walsh

LA 500

Jim Walsh is president and chief executive of SCS Engineers and works at the forefront of sustainable solid waste management, sanitary landfills and landfill gas.

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Brian Staton

LA 500

Brian Staton is president and chief executive of HMC Architects,overseeing the firm’s Southern California studios in Los Angeles, San Diego, Irvine and Ontario as well as its Las Vegas studio.

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Eric Nichol

LA 500

Eric Nichol is president and chief executive of Moffatt & Nichol, a global infrastructure advisory firm.

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Dan L. Batrack

LA 500

Dan Batrack is chairman, chief executive and president of Tetra Tech, the Pasadena-based engineering and consulting firm.

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Anastasia Soare

LA 500

Anastasia Soare is chief executive of Anastasia Beverly Hills—one of the fastest-growing brands in the beauty industry.

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Lynsi Snyder

LA 500

Lynsi Snyder is president of In-N-Out Burger, the burger chain founded in 1948 by her paternal grandparents, Harry and Esther Snyder.

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Sunny Sassoon

LA 500

Sunny Sassoon is executive chairman of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, which he purchased in 1996 with his brother Victor.

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Eric Smidt

LA 500

Eric Smidt is chief executive, owner and founder of Calabasas-based Harbor Freight Tools, a $4.5 billion national retailer of discount tools and equipment.

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Victoria Rusnak

LA500

Victoria Rusnak became chief executive and president of Rusnak Auto Group in 2013, taking the reins of an operation founded by her father, Paul, more than 50 years ago.

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Stewart & Lynda Resnick

LA 500

Stewart Resnick is chairman and president of Wonderful Co., where his wife, Lynda Resnick, serves as vice chair and co owner and oversees worldwide marketing and product development.

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Wolfgang Puck

LA 500

Austrian-born celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck has built a culinary empire Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering and Wolfgang Puck Worldwide Inc.—that includes more than 100 dining establishments, as well as his eponymous line of housewares, wine, coffee and packaged foods.

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David Murdock

LA 500

David Murdock is chairman of Dole Food Co., the world’s largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit, vegetables and fresh-cut flowers.

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Emery Molner

LA 500

Emery Molner is vice president of business operations for the Greater Los Angeles area of Gilbane Construction, overseeing Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange Counties, the Inland Empire and surrounding areas.

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Thom Mayne

LA 500

Thom Mayne is founder and design director of Morphosis, an interdisciplinary and collectively organized architecture firm launched in 1972.

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Michael Maltzan

LA 500

Michael Maltzan is the design principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture Inc., the firm he founded in 1995.

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Christopher Martin

LA 500

Christopher Martin is the chairman and chief executive of AC Martin, one of California’s most venerable architecture firms.

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Jon Vein

LA 500

Jon Vein was co-founder and chief executive of MarketShare, a big-data marketing analytics and software company that he left in December 2016

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Lee Maen

LA500

Lee Maen is a partner in Innovative Dining Group, owner of 17 restaurants including Sushi Roku, Roku, BOA Steakhouse, Robata Barand Katana.

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James R. Parks

LA 500

James Parks leads the Los Angeles office of CBIZ as executive director.

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Ravi Rajan

LA 500

Ravi Rajan is the president of CalArts.

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Sarah MacMillan

LA 500

Sarah MacMillan is the great-great-granddaughter of W.W. Cargill, who launched the Cargill empire in 1885 by opening a small grain store in Iowa.

Brian Lee

LA 500

Brian Lee heads BAM Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm he co-founded with Richard Jun in 2014.

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Isaac Larian

LA 500

Isaac Larian is chief executive of MGA Entertainment, which manufactures proprietary and licensed products including toys and games, dolls, electronics, home decor, stationery and sporting goods.

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Rusty Hicks

LA 500

Rusty Hicks, president of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, leads one of America’s largest labor federations, comprising 300 local unions representing more than 800,000 workers.

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Tracy Hernandez

LA 500

Tracy Hernandez is the founding chief executive of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed), and she played a key role in its advocacy and outreach efforts.

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George Joseph

LA500

George Joseph is chairman of Mercury General, the property and casualty insurer he founded in 1961.

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Kylie Jenner

LA500

Reality TV star and social media influencer Kylie Jenner launched her cosmetics collection, Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner, after successfully debuting the Kylie Lip Kit, a matching liquid lipstick, and lip liner set.

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Michael O. Johnson

LA500

Michael Johnson is executive chairman of Herbalife, having previously served as chief executive until June 2017.

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Sachi A. Hamai

LA 500

Sachi Hamai, Los Angeles County’s chief executive since 2015, is responsible for managing the nation’s largest municipal government, including a budget of more than $30 billion and a workforce of more than 110,000.

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Hooman Hakami

LA 500

Hooman Hakami has been executive vice president and group president of Medtronic Diabetes since 2014.

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Enrique "Rick" Hernandez Jr.

LA 500

Enrique Hernandez Jr. is chairman and chief executive of Inter-Con Security Systems, one of the world’s largest private security providers.

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Jon Feltheimer

LA 500

Jon Feltheimer is chief executive of Lions Gate Entertainment, a position he has held since 2000.

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Donald Friese

LA 500

Donald Friese is chief executive of C.R. Laurence, a glass products company that he sold in 2015 to Ireland-based building supplier Oldcastle Building Envelope for $1.3 billion.

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Andrew Cohen

LA 500

Andy Cohen is co-chief executive at Gensler, the global architectural, design and planning firm.

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Kevin Dow

LA 500

Kevin Dow is vice president and general manager for the Southern California business unit of Turner Construction Co., an international company that completes $10 billion of construction on 1,500 projects annually.

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Adam Goldenberg & Don Ressler

LA 500

Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler are co-chief executives of TechStyle Fashion Group, the e-commerce retailer and apparel maker they founded in 2000.

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Joseph Derhake

LA 500

Joseph Derhake is chief executive of Partner Engineering and Science Inc., the engineering and environmental due diligence consulting company he founded.

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Yang Ho Cho

LA 500

Yang Ho Cho is the chairman of the Hanjin Group, the giant transportation conglomerate founded by Cho’s father in 1945.

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Roy Choi

LA500

Roy Choi, a classically trained chef who achieved local fame with his Korean taco truck, has expanded into the brick-and-mortar restaurant business.

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Peter Bowling

LA 500

Peter Bowling is the managing director of the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, which opened last year in Beverly Hills.

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Do Won "Don" Chang & Jin Sook Chang

LA 500

Do Won “Don” Chang and Jin Sook Chang are the husband-and-wife founders of Forever 21, the fifth-largest specialty retailer in the United States.

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Adam J. Bass

LA 500

Adam Bass is president and chief executive of Buchalter.

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David Callis

LA 500

David Callis is vice president of Swinerton Builders.

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Michael S. Burke

LA 500

Michael Burke is chairman and chief executive of Century City-based engineering giant AECOM.

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Dan Bane

LA 500

Dan Bane has been chairman and chief executive of specialty grocer Trader Joe’s since 2001.

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H.F. "Bert" Boeckmann II

LA 500

H.F. “Bert” Boeckmann II began his career as a Galpin salesman in 1953 while a student at USC.

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Mike Aparicio

LA 500

Mike Aparicio is executive vice president of Skanska, the global construction giant.

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Yael Aflalo

LA 500

Yael Aflalo is chief executive of LYMI Inc., which does business as Reformation.

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Sandy Murphy

LA 500

Sandy Murphy has served as general manager of the Beverly Hilton since 2008, and has more than 25 years of experience with the Hilton company.

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21st-Century Influence

LA 500

The rise of social media itself has led to a shift to platforms and personalities that brands consider to be influential.

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Matthew Lehman

LA 500

Matthew Lehman is the general manager at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, the 302-room property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica.

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Javier Cano

LA 500

Javier Cano is vice president and market general manager for Marriott International’s L.A. Live properties: the Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles, JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live, the Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, and Courtyard and Residence Inn L.A. Live.

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Michael Weinstein

LA 500

Michael Weinstein, a leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS, is president of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).

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Paul Viviano

LA 500

Paul Viviano joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 2015 as president, chief executive and board member.

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Robert Stone

LA 500

Robert Stone heads City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center dedicated to innovation in biomedical research and world-class patient care.

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Patrick Soon Shiong, MD

LA 500

Patrick Soon-Shiong is a physician, surgeon, researcher and philanthropist.

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Thomas Priselac

LA 500

Thomas Priselac has been president and chief executive of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center since 1994.

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Laura Mosqueda

LA 500

Dr. Laura Mosqueda was named dean of the Keck School of Medicine at USC in May.

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Julie Miller-Phipps

LA 500

Julie Miller-Phipps is president of Kaiser Permanente Southern California Region and of Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Hospitals for Southern California, giving her oversight of hospital and health plan operations for Kaiser’s 4.5 million members in a region that stretches from Bakersfield to San Diego.

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Gary Michelson

LA 500

Dr. Gary Michelson is a distinguished board-certified orthopedic spinal surgeon and a diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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John P. Barrett

LA 500

John Barrett is resident managing director of Aon Southern California and leads Aon’s Multinational Segment for the West/Southwest Region.

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Marcel Loh

LA 500

Marcel Loh is chief executive of Providence Saint John’s Health Center and John Wayne Cancer Institute.

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Kent Kresa

LA 500

Kent Kresa has been chairman of MannKind Corp. since 2016 and has served on the company’s board of directors since 2004.

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Rod Hochman, MD

LA 500

Dr. Rod Hochman is president and chief executive of Providence St. Joseph Health.

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Roy Doumani

LA 500

Roy Doumani’s path to biotechnology was a circuitous one.

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Ahmed Enany

LA 500

Ahmed Enany runs the nonprofit Southern California Biomedical Council, a member-supported trade association that serves the biotech, medtech, in vitro diagnostic device and digital health communities in the six counties that comprise the Greater Los Angeles region.

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Robert A. Bradway

LA 500

Robert Bradway has been chairman of Amgen Inc. since 2013 and chief executive since 2012.

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Arie Belldegrun, MD

LA 500

Dr. Arie Belldegrun is the executive chairman of Allogene Therapeutics Inc., a gene therapy cancer treatment company he co-founded this year with Dr. David Chang.

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Elaine Batchlor, MD

LA 500

Dr. Elaine Batchlor is chief executive of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital and was instrumental in opening the South Los Angeles facility.

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David B. Agus, MD

LA 500

Doctor and pioneering biomedical researcher David Agus has over the past 20 years been recognized for innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies.

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Alan H. Auerbach

LA 500

Alan Auerbach has been chairman, chief executive and president of Puma Biotechnology since the company was founded in 2011.

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Randall Wooster

LA 500

Randall Wooster is chief executive of Imperial Capital, a full-service investment bank offering capital market and advisory services, institutional sales and trading and research capabilities to companies and institutional investors. Wooster founded the company in 1997.

Gary Winnick

LA 500

Gary Winnick is the chairman of Winnick & Co., a Los Angeles-based private investment firm he founded in 1985.

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Tim Wennes

LA 500

Tim Wennes is West Coast president and head of the regional bank for MUFG Union Bank.

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Eric Wedbush

LA 500

Eric Wedbush is the chairman of Wedbush & Co. He has been investing in and advising private and public middle-market companies for more than 20 years and currently directs the company’s investment activities and oversees its strategic initiatives.

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Daniel Walker

LA 500

Daniel Walker is chairman and chief executive of Farmers & Merchants Bank, the bank founded by his great-grandfather C.J. Walker in 1907.

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Mark Vidergauz

LA 500

Mark Vidergauz is the chief executive of The Sage Group

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Betty Uribe

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Betty Uribe is executive vice president at California Bank & Trust, where she has profit-and-loss responsibility for the Greater Southern California Division, a $4 billion line of business.

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Peter Thiel

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Peter Thiel is the founder of Thiel Capital, a Northern California investment firm that is relocating to Los Angeles.

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Jim Upchurch

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Jim Upchurch is the president and chief executive of Caltius Capital Management, the alternative asset management firm he co-founded in 1997.

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Stender E. Sweeney II

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Stender Sweeney is an executive vice president and division manager for middle-market banking in Wells Fargo’s office in downtown Los Angeles.

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Duane Stullich

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Duane Stullich co-founded FocalPoint Partners in 2002 while he was pursuing his MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Mark Suster

LA 500

Mark Suster is a managing partner at venture capital firm Upfront Ventures.

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Marc Stern

LA 500

Marc Stern is chairman of The TCW Group Inc., a Los Angeles-based asset management firm with approximately $200 billion of assets under management.

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Nuances of Influence

LA 500

You don’t get ahead without thinking outside the box, after all, and that often means embracing new technology.

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Steve Streit

LA 500

Steve Streit is chief executive of Green Dot Corp., a bank holding company he founded in 1999.

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Roger Stephens

LA 500

Roger Stephens is a managing director and adviser at UBS Financial Services in the bank’s downtown Los Angeles office.

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Jonathan D. Sokoloff

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Jonathan Sokoloff joined private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners in 1990.

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Robert Sinnott

LA 500

Investment industry veteran Robert Sinnott oversees Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors’ energy strategies.

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David Shaheen

LA 500

David Shaheen is managing director and head of the corporate client banking entertainment industries group and west region, based in Los Angeles.

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Dana Settle

LA 500

Dana Settle is a founding partner with Greycroft and oversees the firm’s West Coast operations.

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Chris Sacca

LA 500

Chris Sacca is an accomplished venture investor, entrepreneur and adviser.

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Cary Rubinstein

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Cary Rubinstein is the managing director of regional bank marketing for MUFG Union Bank, a subsidiary of MUFG Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the world.

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Daniel Rothenberg

LA 500

Daniel Rothenberg has been with UBS Financial Services since 2010, advising individuals, institutions and family offices.

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Bennet Rosenthal

LA 500

Bennett Rosenthal is a co-founder of Ares Management LP and a director and partner of the firm’s general partner, Ares Management GP LLC.

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Bryant Riley

LA 500

Bryant Riley is chairman and chief executive of B. Riley Financial, a publicly traded diversified financial services company

Jason Reese

LA 500

Jason Reese is the chairman and chief executive of Imperial Capital Group, a financial services holding company that includes registered broker-dealer divisions in the U.S. and in London.

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Marc Rapaport

LA 500

Marc Rapaport is a principal at Thorofare Capital, a commercial real estate lender founded in 2010 and has originated more than $1.5 billion in loans through a number of closed-end funds, joint ventures and separate accounts.

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Nishen Radia

LA 500

Nishen Radia is a managing partner of FocalPoint Partners, an independent investment bank focused on M&A and financing transactions for middle- market companies.

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Anthony Pritzker

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Tony Pritzker is co-founder and managing partner of Pritzker Group, which operates through its private equity, venture capital and asset management businesses.

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Andrew Nikou

LA 500

Andrew Nikou, chief executive of OpenGate Capital, founded the private investment firm in 2005 after working with Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Platinum Equity.

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Everett Orrick

LA 500

Everett Orrick is chief executive of BBVA Compass’ California operations, leading small-business, middle-market, corporate, wealth management and real estate finance operations throughout the state, including eight commercial-loan production offices and 62 branches.

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Dominic Ng

LA 500

Dominic Ng heads East West Bank, a commercial bank with exclusive focus on the U.S. and Greater China markets.

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Emmaus Cuts Deal to Market its Sickle Cell Drug to U.S. Service Members

Emmaus Life Sciences Inc. of Torrance has contracted with a pharmaceutical wholesaler to make its new drug for sickle cell disease available to millions of U.S. service personnel worldwide.

Marc Nathanson

LA 500

Marc Nathanson is chairman of Mapleton Investments, a diversified investment holding company that manages a range of global ventures valued at more than $1 billion including equities and direct investments.

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Bill Nethercott

LA 500

Bill Nethercott leads First Bank’s Northern Los Angeles Commercial Banking Group, offering a range of commercial, treasury, wealth and deposit services to middle-market companies and high-net-worth individuals.

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Christopher Myers

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Christopher Myers joined Citizens Business Bank as president and chief executive in 2006.

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Bruce Munster

LA 500

Bruce Munster is regarded as one of the top private bankers in the country.

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Charlie Munger

LA 500

Charles Munger has been vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway since 1978 and is a longtime friend and business partner to Warren Buffett.

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Kenneth Moelis

LA 500

Ken Moelis founded Moelis & Co. in 2007 and led its public debut in 2014. Moelis & Co. is a global independent investment bank, with a market capitalization of about $3.2 billion, which provides strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base.

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Scott Minerd

LA 500

Scott Minerd is the managing partner and chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners.

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Michal Miron

LA 500

ichal Miron is the market president for Bank Leumi’s West Region and helped build the company’s commercial banking practice in Los Angeles, including its California health care financing platform.

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Rudy B. Medina

LA 500

Rudy Medina is the Southern California market president for U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States.

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Douglas Merrill

LA 500

Douglas Merrill heads ZestFinance, a financial services technology company that uses big data and artificial intelligence to help lenders make more accurate credit decisions.

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Howard Marks

LA 500

Howard Marks is co-founder and chief executive of StartEngine Crowdfunding/Capital, a leading provider of initial coin offerings and online public offerings.

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Social Reality Sells Health Care, Digital Advertising Units for $33.5M Cash, Other Considerations

Arts District-based company Social Reality Inc. announced July 30 that it will sell its healthcare and digital advertising product line to a New York private equity firm for $33.5 million in cash plus up to $19 million in other considerations.

David Macdonald

LA 500

David Macdonald heads Woodforest National Bank’s commercial banking team covering the West Coast region.

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Lauren B. Leichtman

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Lauren Leichtman is the chief executive of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, the company she co-founded with her husband, Arthur Levine, in 1984.

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Ashton Kutcher

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Actor Ashton Kutcher also is a venture capitalist who has invested in several high-profile technology startups both individually and with his investment funds.

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Brad Larsen

LA 500

Brad Larsen is a managing director and market executive for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management.

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Kevin S. Kim

LA 500

Kevin Kim heads Hope Bancorp Inc., parent of Bank of Hope, which was formed in 2016 in the merger of Wilshire Bancorp and BBCN Bancorp, where Kim had been chief executive.

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Bruce Karsh

LA500

Bruce Karsh co-founded global alternative investment manager Oaktree in 1995 with Howard Marks.

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David Kaplan

LA500

David Kaplan helps oversee Ares Management, a global alternative asset manager with about $112 billion in assets under management as of March 31.

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Neil Kadisha

LA500

Neil Kadisha and partners, including family members, founded satellite communications company Omninet Corp. in 1984 as among the first of their business ventures.

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William Hsu

LA500

William Hsu co-founded Mucker Capital with Erik Rannala in 2012 to invest in seed-stage companies in internet software, services and media.

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Jeri J. Harman

LA 500

Jeri Harman is founder and chairman of Avante Mezzanine Partners, a small-business investment company with more than $465 million under management.

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Brian D. Holmes

LA 500

Brian Holmes is the president and chief executive of Signature Estate & Investment Advisors.

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Don Hankey

LA 500

Don Hankey is chairman and primary stockholder of Westlake Financial Services, a privately held auto finance company that Hankey founded in 1978 to serve the segment of potential auto purchasers with subprime credit.

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Jeffrey Gundlach

LA 500

Jeffrey Gundlach is a renowned investor in bonds and other debt-related investments.

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Lloyd Greif

LA 500

Lloyd Greif founded investment bank Greif & Co. in 1992 after a successful decade-long turn as vice chairman of Sutro & Co. Inc., the oldest investment banking firm in the West, where he was head of the investment banking division.

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Bob Graziano

LA 500

Bob Graziano is responsible for corporate strategy and development for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, providing strategic advice and support to the leadership team.

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Alec E. Gores

LA 500

Alec Gores founded Gores Group in 1987 and has grown it into a global private equity firm of about $2 billion in assets under management, with a focus on acquiring controlling interests in and partnering with mature and growing businesses.

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Tom Gores

LA 500

Tom Gores founded Platinum Equity in 1995 and has guided it to becoming one of the biggest private equity firms in Los Angeles County with about $13 billion in assets under management.

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Russell Goldsmith

LA 500

Russell Goldsmith is chairman and chief executive of City National Bank, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada since November 2015.

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Stanley P. Gold

LA 500

Stanley Gold is chairman of Shamrock Holdings Inc., a private investment company owned by the Roy E. Disney family.

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Jeffrey Glassman

LA 500

Jeff Glassman is chairman of Covington Capital Management.

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Jim Freedman

LA 500

Jim Freedman is managing director, chairman and founding principal of Intrepid Investment Bankers, a specialty investment bank that provides mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising and strategic- advisory services.

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Joshua S. Friedman

LA 500

Joshua Friedman co-founded Canyon Partners in 1990.

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Rob Francais

LA 500

Rob Francais is the chief executive of Aspiriant, the company he co- founded in 2008 and helped grow into the third-largest independently owned wealth management firm in the country.

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Steve Flynn

LA 500

Steve Flynn has more than three decades of finance experience, specializing in capital-markets products for a wide range of industries, including technology and entertainment.

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David I. Fisher

LA 500

David Fisher is an equity portfolio manager at Capital Group and chairman emeritus of Capital Group International Inc.

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Eric Fisch

LA 500

Eric Fisch, a 15-year executive at HSBC Bank USA, was recently named head of retail and apparel for commercial banking for the bank, a position which gives him national oversight of one of HSBC’s largest sectors.

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Ken Firtel

LA 500

Ken Firtel founded and is a managing partner of Transom Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm that specializes in middle-market companies.

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Adam Feit

LA 500

Adam Feit is managing director and market president for MUFG Union Bank’s Los Angeles Region.

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Michael Eisner

LA500

Michael Eisner, a longtime leader in the American entertainment industry, began his career at ABC, where he helped take the network from third to first place in prime time, daytime and children’s television with such landmark shows as “Happy Days” and “Barney Miller.”

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Gene Dunford

LA 500

Gene Dunford, a 25-year veteran of Los Angeles’ commercial banking sector, joined Umpqua Bank in 2016 to open a new corporate banking division.

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Mike Dokmanovich

LA 500

Mike Dokmanovich is Comerica Bank’s executive vice president and head of middle-market banking in Southern California.

Mary Deckebach

LA 500

Mary Deckebach joined First Republic Bank in 1991 and is currently the regional managing director for the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara region.

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Philip de Toledo

LA 500

Philip de Toledo is president of Capital Group Cos. Inc., a financial services company serving individual investors, financial intermediaries and institutions with a range of products and services globally, including the American Funds in the U.S.

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Olivier de Givenchy

LA 500

Olivier de Givenchy leads the West Region for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, overseeing offices in California, Washington, Arizona and Colorado.

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John G. Danhakl

LA 500

John Danhakl is a managing partner at Leonard Green & Partners, a private equity firm that primarily focuses on service businesses, including consumer, health care and retail.

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Peter Chernin

LA 500

Peter Chernin in 2010 founded The Chernin Group, a privately held independent media holding company.

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Lodwrick "Lod" Cook

LA 500

Lodwrick “Lod” Cook is vice chairman emeritus of private investment firm Winnick & Co. and chief executive of Cane River Development Co., a residential real estate developer.

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Dunson K. Cheng

LA 500

Dunson Cheng is executive chairman of Cathay General Bancorp, a position he has held since 2016 when he retired from the president and chief executive posts.

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Michael J. Casey

LA 500

Michael Casey is chairman of the board of the Whittier Trust Co. and has since 1990 guided the firm’s transition from a family office to a multiclient family office and private trust company with $12.6 billion in assets under advisement.

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Kevin T. Burke

LA 500

Kevin Burke is managing partner of Trinity Capital, the boutique investment banking firm he founded in 2000.

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Ron Burkle

LA500

Investor and philanthropist Ron Burkle is managing partner of Yucaipa Cos., an investment firm he founded in 1986 that focuses on the retail, manufacturing, distribution and hospitality industries.

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Richard Yuse

LA 500

Richard Yuse is vice president of Raytheon Co. and president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems.

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Steven Udvar-Hazy

LA 500

Steven Udvar-Hazy is a pioneer of airplane leasing.

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George Whitesides

LA 500

George Whitesides heads Virgin Galactic, the spaceflight venture of Sir Richard Branson, and Spaceship Co., which makes advanced space vehicles.

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John Tu

LA 500

John Tu co-founded memory product maker Kingston Technology with David Sun in 1987.

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Evan Spiegel

LA 500

Evan Spiegel co-founded the popular Snapchat messaging and video mobile app in 2010 with his Stanford University peers Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown.

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Karen K. Brown

LA 500

Karen Brown specializes in accounting, commercial banking, and asset-based finance for the public and private sectors.

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Gwynne Shotwell

LA 500

Gwynne Shotwell heads SpaceX, a corporation that designs, manufactures and launches advanced spacecraft and rockets for government and commercial customers.

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Vivek Shah

LA 500

Vivek Shah was named chief executive of j2 Global in January 2018.

Paul Bricault

LA 500

Paul Bricault is founder and managing partner of Amplify.LA, a startup accelerator and early-stage venture capital fund that launched in late 2011 and operates in a 10,000-square-foot tech campus in Venice.

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Doug Bowers

LA 500

Doug Bowers is president and chief executive of Banc of California.

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David Bohnett

LA 500

David Bohnett is a philanthropist and technology entrepreneur.

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Steven F. Roth

LA500

Steven Roth, together with his brother Robert, owns World Oil Corp. and its affiliated entities, which comprise one of California’s largest privately held family of companies, including World Oil Recycling, a leading recycler of used motor oil and antifreeze; World Oil Refining, the largest producer of asphalt products in Southern California; and World Oil Environmental Services, the largest environmental services business in the Western United States.

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Elon Musk

LA500

Elon Musk is founder, chief executive and lead designer at Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX.

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Gail K. Bernstein

LA 500

Gail Bernstein is executive vice president, national investment manager for PNC Business Credit, overseeing the cross-sale of all PNC Bank products and services nationwide.

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Scott Beiser

LA 500

Scott Beiser is chief executive of Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank providing various services including mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring and strategic consulting.

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Bobby Murphy

LA500

Bobby Murphy co-founded the global social media platform Snapchat and its parent company, Snap Inc.

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Ed Bagdasarian

LA 500

Ed Bagdasarian is the co-founder of Intrepid Investment Bank and oversees merger-and-acquisition transactions for the eight-year-old investment bank.

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Adam Miller

LA500

Adam Miller founded Cornerstone OnDemand in 1999 and has grown it to among the largest cloud computing companies in the world, with about 30 million users across 191 countries.

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Clay Lacy

LA 500

Clay Lacy is an entrepreneur and an aviation record setter whose 60-year career includes stints as an airline captain, experimental test pilot, air race champion and aerial cinematographer.

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Steven J. Isakowitz

LA 500

Steven Isakowitz, a longtime leader in the space and technology sectors, has served since 2016 as president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., the federally funded research and development center for the U.S. Air Force.

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Mark Attanasio

LA 500

Mark Attanasio is a co-founder and managing partner of Crescent Capital, an alternative credit investment firm specializing in debt securities with about $25 billion in assets under management and more than 160 employees as of the end of 2017.

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Bassam Alghanim

LA500

Bassam Alghanim is one of two heirs to Alghanim Industries, the multibillion-dollar Kuwaiti conglomerate with business in engineering, manufacturing, auto sales, restaurants, construction, insurance, travel and more.

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Raul A. Anaya

LA 500

Raul Anaya is president of the Greater Los Angeles market for Bank of America.

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Bill Gross

LA 500

Bill Gross founded Idealab in 1996 and has seen the technology incubator create more than 150 companies and execute more than 45 IPOs and acquisitions.

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Ellen R. Alemany

LA500

Ellen Alemany is chairwoman and chief executive of CIT Group, as well as chairwoman, chief executive and president of CIT Bank, the company’s bank subsidiary.

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Larry Ellison

LA 500

Larry Ellison is founder and executive chairman of Oracle, the Silicon Valley technology giant that has more than 420,000 customers and deployments in more than 145 countries.

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Jeremy Zimmer

LA 500

Jeremy Zimmer is a founding partner, chief executive and managing director of United Talent Agency.

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Eileen Drake

LA 500

Eileen Drake was named chief executive and president of Aerojet Rocketdyne in 2015 after serving as chief operating officer for the 76-year-old aerospace and defense company, which provides propulsion and energetics for domestic and international companies in the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments fields.

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Paul Yanover

LA 500

Paul Yanover is president of movie ticketing and marketing specialist Fandango, a unit of NBCUniversal that draws more than 60 million online and mobile visitors each month, according to comScore, and represents morethan 27,000 movie screens across the country.

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Aubrey Chernick

LA 500

Aubrey Chernick is a technology entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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Casey Wasserman

LA 500

Casey Wasserman heads Wasserman Media Group, a sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing and management agency representing brands, properties and talent.

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Oprah Winfrey

LA 500

Oprah Winfrey is chairman and chief executive of the OWN cable network and founder of O: The Oprah Magazine and Harpo Films.

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Hayma Washington

LA 500

Hayma Washington is chairman and chief executive of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Patrick Whitesell

LA 500

Patrick Whitesell is co-chief executive of Endeavor.

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Thomas Tull

LA 500

Thomas Tull is chairman and chief executive of Tull Investment Group, the venture capital firm focused on technology and life sciences he founded in 2016.

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Kathryn Schloessman

LA 500

Kathryn Schloessman heads the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, overseeing its day-to-day operations.

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Alan Rothenberg

LA500

Alan Rothenberg is chairman of Premier Partnerships, and has more than four decades of executive-level sports experience and an expert in a sports business and law.

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Kevin Tsujihara

LA 500

Kevin Tsujihara is chairman and chief executive of Warner Bros., overseeing film, TV and video-game production, as well as marketing and distribution worldwide.

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Stan Kasten

LA500

Stan Kasten has been a highly respected sports figure for more than three decades.

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Darryl Dunn

LA 500

Darryl Dunn has served as chief executive and general manager of the Rose Bowl Operating Co. since 1999.

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Peter Guber

LA 500

Peter Guber is chairman and chief executive of Mandalay Entertainment Group, a company he founded in 1995 that has interests in films, sports entertainment, and digital media.