A Conversation With:
How long have you been volunteering in the community?
I have been volunteering in the community for 55 years.
How long have you been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance?
I have been volunteering for The Valley Economic Alliance since 1994. I was the Chairman of the Alliance for 16 years, from 1996-2012.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I have been a practicing lawyer, admitted to the State Bar of California in 1959. Currently, I am senior advisor to CA State Senator Robert Hertzberg after completing a 30 year career with Latham & Watkins LLP, one of the largest law firms in the world. My wife, Jean, and I have donated over $3 million to charities over the past 25 years.
What is one of your Passion Projects that you are working on?
My main passion has been the restructuring of local and state governments to make them become more efficient and effective in helping people prosper, as well as the founding and continued progress of the Los Angeles County Business Federation (BizFed).
Why do you continue to be a member of The Valley Economic Alliance?
I continue to be a member of The Valley Economic Alliance because our work is never done. We are never finished.