La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Selection Committee

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Robert F. Kerner, Jr.

Chair of Concours Car Selection Committee

Bob Kerner’s practice at Lockton as an insurance risk manager to ultra-high net worth families has span the past 17 years, covering any type of insurance need a family may have, anywhere in the world. Bob’s work includes family offices, luxury homes and estates, museum quality fine art and other collectibles, umbrella liability, yachts, private aircraft, life insurance, daily driver autos and of course collector automobiles.

Bob speaks on several panels relative to topics of insuring high net worth families and has spoken most recently at The Lido Consulting Family Office Investment Symposium and Deutsche Bank’s Conference on Best Practices for the high net worth. Bob is Lockton’s expert on collector car insurance and it’s his passion for the collector car hobby that began his involvement as a Board Member for the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.

Bob’s work on the Board includes chairing the car sourcing team that engages automobile collectors to exhibit their superb automotive examples, at the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance. Bob has attended the Pebble Beach Car Week for the past 20 years. Recently, he was recruited to work as a Docent at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Over the years, he has attended a great number of other car shows and auctions such as the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, the Quail, The McCall Motorworks Revival, the Colorado Grand, the COPPERSTATE 1000 vintage car rally, the Copper State Roadrunner car show, numerous auctions such as RM Auctions, Bonham’s, Barrett Jackson, Gooding & Company and Mecum.

Bob received his degree from the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno. Bob is an avid sports fan and accomplished in his own right. He was inducted into his high school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014 for his accomplishments in Basketball. He and his wife Laura have three children and a Labrador retriever. They both enjoy spending time at the beach and delighting in the company of great friends, barbecuing and drinking fabulous California wine.

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Thomas Billick

In the car business for 29 years, and in the current Iconic Coastal Location for 25 years, owner of Cardiff Classics Thomas Billick, (Tom) is honored to serve on the committee this year. “It’s always a privilege to participate in such a prominent event such as the La Jolla Concours.”

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Logan Calkins

Logan Calkins serves as regional manager for Hagerty’s Private Client Services department. He is responsible for managing and maintaining client relationships and accounts on the West Coast. Logan’s ever-learning charisma and passion towards automobiles, as well as the industry, is present in his day to day life and has helped him at Hagerty to preserve and protect his client’s interests.

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Wayne Craig

Pebble Beach Concours Docent Chairman, Ironstone Concours Race Car Chairman, Blackhawk Museum Docent, Hagerty Junior Judges Program Leader-Hillsborough Concours and CEO of Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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Robert Escalante

Robert Escalante, Vice President of Packards International, has a passion of giving back which has led him to plan and serve on advisory and steering committees for Concours, car shows and tours throughout Southern California as well as raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations.

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Scott Sylvester

Scott grew up in the 1950s and throughout the years has owned and restored close to 100 cars ranging from micro/minis, sports, classics to muscle. He is especially focused on unusual vintage sports cars and has enjoyed decades of attendance and support at various vintage car and motorcycle events including showing and judging.

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Carl and Vicki Zeiger

Carl and Vicki Zeiger, pictured in front of their 1941 Cadillac, are both car enthusiasts. Carl is on the Board of the Classic Car Club of America Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan and Vicki is on the National Board of the Classic Car of America, headquartered in Chicago, IL. They are also members of the San Diego/Palm Springs and Southern California regions of the Classic Car Club of America.