British American Business Council (BABC) Orange County Fostering Commerce, Friendship and Economic Growth Between Orange County and the United Kingdom Tue, 02 May 2017 17:15:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Gary Sherwin Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:27:38 +0000  

Gary Sherwin

Gary C. Sherwin








Gary C. Sherwin President & CEO
A 30-year hospitality industry veteran, Gary C. Sherwin, CDME, APR has served as President & CEO of Newport Beach and Company since 2013 and its business unit, Visit Newport Beach Inc since 2006. Sherwin is responsible for overseeing the community marketing organization promoting Newport Beach, California as a premiere luxury destination with offices in Newport Beach, Sacramento and London.
Mr. Sherwin is also the past chairman of the Orange County Visitors Association and the past chairman of the board for the California Travel Association, the state’s leading umbrella tourism advocacy organization. Prior to joining Newport Beach, Sherwin served as the Vice President of Market Development for the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention & Visitors Authority, the Vice President of Marketing for the Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Director of Media Relations for the Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau.

]]> 0
John Shu Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:13:45 +0000 John Shu

John Shu






Mr. John Shu is an attorney and broadcast media analyst and commentator with expertise on political issues, foreign policy, constitutional law, business and financial law, litigation and regulatory affairs, the U.S. Supreme Court, and Senate confirmations.  He also is a columnist and author.  Mr. Shu served both President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush.

Mr. Shu clerked for Judge Paul Roney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and Presiding Judge, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review; and externed for Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, who formerly served as Director of Enforcement at the Securities & Exchange Commission and General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency.  Mr. Shu has lectured and published on issues such as administrative law, antitrust law, appellate advocacy, constitutional law, Dodd-Frank, intellectual property, international affairs, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, and securities and corporate law.

Mr. Shu holds a J.D., with honors, from Pepperdine University School of Law and a B.A., with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania.  He also completed, with honors, a graduate program at Peking University.

Mr. Shu is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Foreign Policy Association, and the National Committee on U.S – China Relations.  He also was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He admits to watching C-SPAN.

]]> 0
June 1st – BOOK NOW for a British Style Debate Thu, 06 Apr 2017 03:39:27 +0000 Business Debate click here for details


]]> 0
May 22nd – Business After Hours at Pelican Hill Resort Tue, 04 Apr 2017 18:44:20 +0000 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
At the Fabulous
Don’t miss this opportunity
Invite your friends and business colleagues
Network in this luxurious resort in
The Great Room Social Lounge
May 22nd @ 5pm
Drinks $5 
Eat before you come only lite bites provided

Complimentary Valet Parking
]]> 0
May 18 – BABC 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Tue, 04 Apr 2017 02:45:39 +0000 Click here for full details of BABC 27th Annual Golf 

]]> 0 April 27 – Business After Hours at The Olde Ship Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:09:38 +0000 Join fellow members and new friends for an evening of networking and British food.

The Olde Ship


Live music starts at 8:00pm


]]> 0
March 27th – Business After Hours & AGM 2017 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 17:57:36 +0000

 Business After Hours
BABC OC’s Annual General Meeting 2017
Monday March 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
Add to Calendar

Morton’s The Steakhouse
1641 West Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Driving Directions

Click the red bar below and join the only transatlantic organization in
Orange County
Membership Button
Dear Alison,

BABC OC President Shaun Robinson
& The BABC OC Board of Directors
Cordially invite you to join them for our
Meet fellow members and Alison Tomko,
our new Executive Director and hear what is planned for the coming year

1641 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Monday, March 27, 2017

6:00 pm Networking
6:45 pm Presentations

7:30 pm Refreshments & Networking

BABC Members $20 –  Non Members $25


Register Now!


]]> 0
March 24 – YP Luncheon Frank Martell Tue, 14 Feb 2017 01:21:12 +0000 Young Professionals Business Lunch 
Guest Speaker Frank Martell

Frank Martell

Join us for our YP Luncheon

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Dress code:  Business Casual

11:30 am Lunch / Networking

12:00 – 1:00 pm Conversation and Q&A

With Frank Martell

Limited seating, reservations a must!

Register Now

]]> 0 March 12 – Young Professionals StubHub Exclusive Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:10:14 +0000 YP Soccer Day

Sunday March 12 @ 4pm
Join us for a great day at 
StubHub Center
Portland Timbers
Box and VIP experience
Exclusive day touring the grounds
Then watch the game from our own box
 Register Now!
]]> 0
February 24 – YP Luncheon with Tim Taylor Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:21:38 +0000 Young Professionals Business Lunch
Guest Speaker Tim Taylor
TimTaylor sml (9 of 11)
Join us for our YP Luncheon
Friday, February 24th, 2017
Dress code:  Business Casual
11:30 am  Lunch / Networking
12:00 – 1:00 pm Conversation and Q&A
With Tim Taylor
Limited seating, reservations a must!
]]> 0