Names obtained from the 2010 Bohemian Grove Attendee List. It should be noted that accuracy cannot be guaranteed and caution should be used in the presumption of any of the following individuals.
Members – 10
Charles A. Black Jr. – Former chief lobbyist for BKSH & Associates, a lobbying firm associated with Burson-Marsteller. Black also worked for Ronald Reagan’s two Presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980 and he was a senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. He served as chief campaign adviser for Senator John McCain in the 2008 Presidential election. Black was a founding partner in lobbying powerhouse Black, Manafort, Stone and Kelly, and its successor BKSH & Associates. During his time there, Black and his partners the firm did work acted as registered foreign agents for a number of controversial regimes and oppositional figures, including Jonas Savimbi, the Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire, Nigerian General Ibrahim Babangida, Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the countries of Kenya and Equatorial Guinea, among others.
Gary H. Bechtel – Chief Lending Officer, Business Partners, LLC Financial Services industry, January 2011 – Present (1 year 6 months). Senior Vice President – Capital Markets
Grubb & Ellis Company, Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; GBE; Commercial Real Estate industry, October 2009 – March 2011 (1 year 6 months). Owner Bechtel Realty Group, LLC, June 2008 – October 2009 (1 year 5 months). Managing Director Hometown Commercial Capital Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Financial Services industry, June 2007 – June 2008 (1 year 1 month). Managing Director Meridian Capital Group Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Real Estate industry, January 2006 – February 2007 (1 year 2 months). Managing Director Johnson Capital, Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Real Estate industry, January 2001 – January 2006 (5 years 1 month). Managing Director FINOVA Capital Corporation Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry, January 1997 – June 2000 (3 years 6 months). Managing Director FINOVA Realty Capital Public Company; 1001-5000 employees;Financial Services industry, January 1997 – June 2000 (3 years 6 months). Vice President Johnson Capital Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Real Estate industry January 1994 – January 1997 (3 years 1 month). Vice President Pacific Southwest Realty Services, Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Real Estate industry, January 1990 – January 1994 (4 years 1 month).Vice President, Alison Company 1986 – 1989 (3 years). Source.
John Philip Coghlan– Board Member at Whittier Trust Company, Partner at Seraph Group, Board Chair at KIPP Bay Area Schools, Board member at Life360, Board member at Glide Foundation. Former President and CEO of Visa USA. Former Vice Chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation. Seeking Fortune 1500 public or private company Board role in consumer products, business products, financial services. Seasoned general manager with extensive experience in building profitable businesses serving retail clients or businesses–through accelerating growth, in turnaround situations involving restructuring or repositioning, and via acquisitions and their integration. Willing to travel or relocate. Substantial background in many areas of financial services, including: brokerage, wealth management, retirement services, corporate trust, and payments, including credit and debit cards, payment processing. Interest in health care, specifically electronic health records, real-time claims adjudication, and facilitating payments. Skilled in coaching and developing talent. Source.
David E. Cunningham– David E. Cunningham is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego and is an affiliate of the Centre for the Study of Civil War at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. His research focuses on civil war, conflict bargaining, and international security. He is the author of Barriers to Peace in Civil Wars, which was published by Cambridge University Press, as well as articles in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Journal of Peace Research. Source. There is a profile listing a man of the same name/initial as a physicist at the Gettysburg Cancer Center but located in Maryland. Mostly confirmed.
Alan D. Harley – Dr. Alan D Harley, MD is a male with 40 years of medical experience and practices in Ophthalmology. Oakland, Ca.
Stephen C. Kimball – Stephen C. Kimball is a founding partner in Sessions & Kimball LLP. He has been with Sessions & Kimball LLP since 1996 and has been an attorney for over 20 years. His emphasis is in litigation and has been a successful lead trial attorney in numerous jury and court trials and arbitrations throughout Southern California. He has handled cases valued in excess of $500 million. Source.
Stephen Michael Kuhn– Vice President, Operations, Balfour Sevan (multi site program management company). Stephan M. Kuhn, CPA: He is a native San Diegan graduating with honors from the University of San Diego in 1979. He worked for a regional accounting firm in San Diego before starting his own firm in 1984. He expanded this Mission Valley firm to the 15th largest in San Diego County. Mr. Kuhn has over 30 years of public accounting experience specializing in taxation. He is the firm’s managing partner and is also in charge of the firm’s business consulting services. Mr. Kuhn is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Source. Source 2.
Louis C. Lenzen – An attorney specializing in the mediation and arbitration of international commercial disputes. Member on the Council of Foreign Relations. Member of the 1746 Society. Source. Source 2.
Rick Pedley – President at PK Safety Supply. Source.
Warren Van Genderen – Founding principal, has served as president and CEO of a number of private and public companies. These businesses spanned many industries including financial services, land, high technology, entertainment, and communications. Warren was president and a director of I.S.I. Corporation, a financial service company including life reinsurance and mutual fund management, and later served as president and a director of Patten Corporation (NYSE), the largest seller and financier of recreational land in the U.S. Warren is a director of Northwest Life Insurance of Canada, Northwest
Life Insurance of America, Industrial Finishing, L.L.C., Private Asset Management, NCF Communications, Best Western Land, and NCF Financial. Warren has a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard University. Source.
Interesting notes – Though less than twenty camps have so far been organized on this website, there are still a few interesting patterns beginning to merge. Some may hold true and some may not but I think it is a valid point to start making note of these as we go along.
- The majority of the humans recorded thus far own are Caifornian. Many degrees from Californian schools, practice in California or are otherwise based in California.
- The so called “Super Lawyer” award seems prominent for Bohemian Grove lawyers. It would be interesting to see if there was such an award given to non Bohemian Grove award winners.
- Opthamology is thus far the most represented from the Bohemian Grove Doctors.
- There is indeed a correlation between foreign relations and Bohemian Grove businesses, as strongly suggested by this camp and likely reinforced with other camps. Charles Black is very involved in foreign affairs and especially Africa while Louis Lenzen is a member of the CFR and was on the taskforce for Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa. So why then is Rick Pedley, the owner of a third generation safety supply company hanging out with the two aforementioned? In addition to what may be multiple reasons, he is getting contracts that may just be through the virtue of Grove Membership, in Africa. It pays to know powerful people and there is certainly circumstantial evidence to support, by association, the idea that their decisions are intended to benefit each other first and foremost.