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Bill Plante

Bill Plante was a CBS News Correspondent for 52 years prior to his retirement following the 2016 election. He covered the White House for CBS News during the administrations of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. From 1989-92, he was State Department correspondent. Plante also served as anchor of the CBS Sunday Night News (June 1988-August 1995).

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Brian Kearney

Brian Kearney currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Kearney & Company, P.C. (Kearney), an accounting firm exclusively dedicated to serving the Federal Government. Founded in 1985, Kearney provides auditing, accounting, and consulting services to Federal agencies and offices across the country.


Colby Groom

Colby Groom was one of the 40,000 babies born each year with Congenital Heart Disease. He had back to back open heart surgeries at the ages of 8 and 9. While this was a difficult time, it was even more difficult getting back into a normal school and social life after his surgeries. Colby struggled academically, socially and physically.

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Jamie Ritchie

Jamie joined Sotheby’s in London in 1990 and moved to New York in 1995. Since then, he has been responsible for starting Sotheby’s wine auctions in New York in 1994 and Hong Kong in 2009. He launched Sotheby’s Wine, a retail store and online wine business, in New York in 2010 and Hong Kong in 2014. Jamie is one of the world’s leading wine auctioneers, selling many lots for world record prices. He frequently travels to taste wines, donate his services to benefit auctions and lead tastings around the world.


Philippe Dhalluin

Philippe Dhalluin began his career in Peruin 1982 as winemaker in the Tacama Winery. In 1985 he returned to Bordeaux where he was appointed Director of Château Beaumont, a250 acre Cru Bourgeois in Medoc. Then, from 1988 to 2003, he ran Château Branaire-Ducru (cru classé) in Saint-Julien. In 2003, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild hired him as Pauillac Estates Winemaker and Managing Director of Baron Philippe de Rothschild Company.

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Philippe Sereys de Rothschild

Philippe Sereys de Rothschild, born in 1963, is the son of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild (1933-2014) and the famous actor Jacques Sereys. He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, the leading exporter of Bordeaux AOC wines, which produces and markets, among other branded wines, the famous Mouton Cadet. He is the owner with his family of three classified growths at Pauillac