In Egypt on observation mission during two national votes: the first for a new constitution, the second for a new president.
Negotiated approvals with Development Agreement and was spokesman for the 90-acre Indian Wells, CA Town Center with resort, housing and retail elements. Site sold in 2012 to Larry Ellison.
In Afghanistan with a multinational observation mission during national elections. Spent time in remote areas. (See “Chinatown in Afghanistan” on the Shibumi Strategies Blog, the last one listed in the Archives under “World Events.” At the end of it is a piece that was posted from Urozgan Province.)
In Zimbabwe working with a local NGO and a U. S. State Department mission providing technical assistance to a new prime minister after the economy there had collapsed and the government abandoned its currency, following a period of historic hyper-inflation.
In Pakistan on observation mission when voters there rejected the American backed government and the extremist mullahs.
Coordinated successful campaign that secured congressional authorization and funding for a public project to clean up and restore a destabilized, polluted California watershed that runs from the mountains to the ocean.
Managed entitlements for high profile resort, retail, office, residential and arts projects totaling 5 million square feet, much of it for the Segerstrom family, art patrons and owners of South Coast Plaza in Orange County, CA.
Coordinated successful campaign for congressional mandates and federal and state funding for transportation projects.
Elected to serve two four-year terms as a Laguna Beach, California city council member, and served two terms as mayor.
Facilitated successful negotiations resolving a longstanding dispute among public and private litigants and other stakeholders concerning development in Laguna Canyon, CA. Directed related 20-year bond campaign approved by nearly 80 percent of voters that helped create the nation’s second largest urban wilderness park.
Managed media and events for the 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet. Events included a press conference, major speeches and roundtables featuring fellow Nobel laureates along with business, political and other spiritual leaders.