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Lorenzo di Bonaventura is a prolific film producer known for the Transformers franchise. He is president of di Bonaventura Pictures, Inc. and di Bonaventura Pictures Television. As an executive at Warner Brothers, he was involved in over 130 productions and eventually became President of Worldwide Production. In 2011, the company branched into television production with the formation of di Bonaventura Pictures Television, which produces The Real O’Neals for ABC.
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Bernard J. Tyson is the chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, which serves more than 11.7 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Tyson has served as CEO since 2013 and as chairman since 2014. Under Tyson’s leadership, Kaiser Permanente has delivered on its “Thrive” promise by bringing an industry -leading approach to health care and coverage that is helping members achieve their aspirations of total health.
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Phil Angelides – President, Riverview Capital Investments and former California State Treasurer
Dusty Baker – Former MLB Player, MLB Manager, and ESPN Analyst
Canard Barnes – Principal and Founder of Barnes & Company Investment Counsel
Rachelle Carson-Begley – Actress, Producer: Living with Ed
Ed Begley Jr. – Actor, Producer, Director: Blunt Talk, Portlandia, Arrested Development, Living with Ed
Bruce Bochy – Manager, San Francisco Giants
Tim Brown – Former NFL Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders Wide Receiver and 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee, FSN co-host and WRDI sports-talk show host
Jaime Camil – Actor: Jane the Virgin
Aaron Cooley – Producer/Head of Development at Joel Schumacher Productions; Screenwriter and Novelist: Four Seats and Shaken, Not Stirred
Bill Devine – Vice President, Legislative Affairs at AT&T California
David Dickerson – Co-Founder/Co-Owner, kitchen24 Restaurant
Tim Dowling – Screenwriter: Office Christmas Party, Pixels, Role Models
John Garcia – Vice President, California Government Affairs at Kaiser Permanente
Dwight Hicks – Former NFL San Francisco 49ers Defensive Captain and 2x Super Bowl Champion, Actor
Dawn Holliday – Consumer Insights, Data Analytics, Market Research
Rick Jacobs – Executive Vice Mayor and Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Eric Garcetti
Leandra McPartlan-Karol – Model, Marketing & PR Consultant; Member, Avant Garde, LACMA
Jason Kramer – DJ and On-Air Personality for KCRW 89.9
Tony La Russa – Former MLB Player, MLB Manager, Chief Baseball Officer and Hall of Fame Inductee
Robin Lippin – Artios Award Winning Casting Director
Magnolia Memoir – Mela Lee & Alexander Burke
Bryan “Birdman” Mier – Photographer, Art Curator
Charles Papert – Director of Photography: Key & Peele, Playing House
Susan Rovner – Exec. Vice President, Warner Bros. TV, Co-President, Warner Horizon Television
Michael Rubio – Head of Government Affairs at Chevron Corporation and Former State Senator
Shannon Shryne – Vice President of Business Development at ALS Therapy Development Institute
Platinum Engine Company Sponsor – $25,000
Gold Engine Company Sponsor – $10,000
Silver Engine Company Sponsor – $5,000
A Special Thanks from the Foundation Goes to the Following:
Art Gallery Sponsor: Thinkspace Gallery
Curator: Bryan “Birdman” Mier
Materials donated by: Blick Art Materials
And our supporting artists: Anthony Ausgang, Ron English, Van Arno, Risk, Vyal, Darcy Yates, Birdman, Drew Merritt, BumbleBee, Brett Crawford, Sonny Boy, Sel, Geoff Melville, CRYPTIK, Mear One, Beau Roulette, Craig “Skibs” Barker, L. Croskey, Leba, Mad Man, Michael “Cookie” Cook, Mikael B., Steiner, Steve Martinez, Sugar Fueled, Teachr, Thrashbird and 2wenty.