Bob Graziano leads corporate strategy for J.P. Morgan Chase in the Western Region as its Vice Chairman, advising the regional leadership on business expansion. With a background as the Southern California Market Manager for J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank and Managing Director at Northern Trust, Bob brings extensive financial expertise and community leadership, notably as Chair of the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission, President of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and a member of the LA84 Foundation board.
Rick Caruso is the founder and chairman of Caruso Affiliated. Having dedicated his life to Los Angeles, he has become the city's most notable real estate developer, civic leader, and philanthropist. If one were to ask what separates him from the rest, it would be his ability to listen to and understand people's needs, concerns and experiences. He values people first. The principle that has led to his phenomenal success in business - it's always about the customer.
Maria S. Salinas is the dynamic President & CEO of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, leading the largest business association in the county. With over 235,000 member companies, she champions diverse business interests. In 2018, Ms. Salinas became the first woman and Latina to hold this role in the Chamber's 132-year history. Under her leadership, the Chamber focuses on an inclusive economy, advocating, engaging globally, and collaborating for growth. She resides in Pasadena, California, with her husband and four sons.
As Chairman of the Board for Whittier Trust Companies of California and Nevada for 25 years, Mike led its transformation into a multi-client family office and private trust company. Combining corporate fiduciary strength, world-class asset management, and traditional family office services, he shaped an innovative approach to wealth management. With over two decades of prior experience in diverse financial services, Mike earned his JD cum laude from Chicago Kent College of Law. Actively engaged in prestigious clubs and charitable endeavors, he recently joined the board of Musique, a local charity using music to aid the disadvantaged.
Carol Costello is an award-winning journalist and former anchor and correspondent at CNN and HLN. She has won an Emmy Award for her reporting on the crack/cocaine epidemic, a Dupont for her coverage of the Indonesian tsunami, and 2 Emmy award nominations for broadcast performance and best morning show. Carol also participated in CNN’s Peabody-award winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and the 2008 presidential election. She now produces the true-crime podcast, Blind Rage, and teaches journalism at Loyola Marymount University