Newcomers, Subtle Shifts for Power Elite

Orange County Businesss Journal
April 25, 2010
By Michael Lyster

ECONOMY: Class of 2010 includes top executives, academics, politicos

OC 50, the Business Journal’s annual who’s who of business and beyond in Orange County, continued its subtle evolution for 2010.

The section, which starts on page 27, is the Business Journal’s annual profile of the most influential people here. It includes key businesspeople plus academics, politicians and others who impact business here.

Familiar faces dominate: Irvine Company’s Donald Bren, Broadcom Corp.’s Henry Samueli, businessman George Argyros and Emulex Corp.’s Paul Folino among them.

As always, there are newcomers.

Some are upstarts—Vizio Inc.’s William Wang and Volcom Inc.’s Richard “Wooly” Woolcott. Others are new to posts long represented on OC 50, as with Disneyland’s George Kalogridis and Gary Schoenfeld of Pacific Sunwear of California Inc.

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