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Brown’s entourage in China

About 90 delegates from business and politics are traveling with Gov. Jerry Brown in China this week. Among them:

Rusty Areias: Partner in influential consulting firm California Strategies. Married to a Democratic fundraiser.

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Jay Behmke: Managing director, Yao Family Wines, owned by former NBA star Yao Ming.

Kofi Bonner: President, Lennar Urban San Francisco. Builder. Finalizing $1.7-billion deal with China Development Bank for two San Francisco developments.

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Frank Damrell: Brown’s college roommate, former federal judge.

C. Duane Dauner: President and chief executive, California Hospital Assn. Group gave $2 million to Brown’s tax campaign last year.

Lucie Gikovich: President, Crane Group lobbying firm. Former Brown administration official, longtime friend, key fundraiser.

Marilyn Hannes: Vice president of marketing, SeaWorld San Diego.

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Susan Kennedy: Senior policy advisor, Alston & Bird lobbying firm. Board member, Covered California, the new public insurance exchange.

Janet Lamkin: California state president, Bank of America.

Michael Sean Martin: Chief financial officer, Driscoll’s food distribution company.

Zebediah Rice: Managing partner, Angeleno Group venture capital firm. Brown’s nephew. Invests in clean-energy companies.

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Dennis Rodriguez: Chief city executive, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, Siemens. German-owned company that could help construct California’s high-speed railway.

Margaret Wong: President and chief executive, McWong Environmental Technology. Clean-tech company with extensive business in China.

Allan Zaremberg: President and chief executive, California Chamber of Commerce.

Source: California governor’s office, Times reporting


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