Rodeo Drive Committee Expands Executive Leadership
“My goal is to mentor and prepare new and dynamic leaders that will guide the street forward creatively, providing businesses with opportunities to network, share resources and explore innovative ways to expand in a safe, healthy and responsible way,” said Gohari.
The Rodeo Drive Committee (RDC) Board of Directors has announced the members of its recently elected Executive Committee. The RDC Executive Committee is led by President Kathy Gohari, who was appointed earlier this year, along with Vice President Maor Batito, Vice President Kiersten Dunn, Vice President Kay Stovall and Treasurer Mark Tronstein.
“My goal is to mentor and prepare new and dynamic leaders that will guide the street forward creatively, providing businesses with opportunities to network, share resources and explore innovative ways to expand in a safe, healthy and responsible way,” said Gohari. “Maor, Kiersten, Kay and Mark bring a wealth of retail, hospitality and business acumen to respond to changes in retail, shape exciting new experiences and propel Rodeo Drive into the future.”
Established in 1977 by Fred Hayman, the RDC helps enable Rodeo Drive to thrive and advance as a leader in luxury. At the time, Hayman was chairman of the association and president of Giorgio, the iconic Rodeo Drive boutique. One of the committee’s goals was originally “to promote Rodeo Drive as America’s answer to the glamour of Rome’s Via Condotti, London’s New Bond Street and Paris’s Faubourg St-Honoré,” and included a campaign to attract national and international attention to Rodeo Drive.
With international travel restrictions lifting next month and the holidays quickly approaching, occupancy rates are on the rise. The season will kick off officially on Nov. 18 with the annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting celebration and performances for all along the length of the street.
The infamous three-block stretch is home to more than 100 of the world’s leading luxury brands in boutiques designed by architects and designers including David Chipperfield, Rem Koolhaas and Frank Lloyd Wright. In addition, the Michelin-starred Gucci Osteria di Massimo Bottura is also on Rodeo, bookended by two of the top hotels in the world, The Beverly Hills Hotel and The Beverly Wilshire. The street has seen ongoing development with new flagships, pop ups, and relocations recently for Baby Dior, Brioni, Chanel, MCM, Moncler and Ferrari.
Additionally, plans are underway for the highly anticipated LVMH Cheval Blanc Beverly Hills hotel, designed by architect Peter Marino.