Henry T. Segerstrom Managing Partner C. J. Segerstrom & Sons Henry Segerstrom is Managing Partner of C. J. Segerstrom & Sons, a diversified real estate development and management firm with headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. C. J. Segerstrom & Sons is the developer, owner and manager of South Coast Plaza, one of the nation’s most prestigious retail centers, South Coast Plaza Village and The Offices of South Coast Plaza. Mr. Segerstrom is the Founding Chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center (OCPAC) and has served on the Board of Directors since 1980. He served as Chairman of the Trustees from 1981 through 1986 conducting capital campaigns privately funding the full $74 million building cost and creating an Endowment Fund prior to the opening of the Center’s 3,000 seat Segerstrom Hall. Mr. Segerstrom served as The Center’s first Chairman and CEO from 1987 to 1990, and has been Vice-Chairman, Endowment, from 1990 to the present. He currently serves as a Co-Chairman of the Building Committee for OCPAC’s new 2000-seat Concert Hall, which will become a part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts. In August 2000, Mr. Segerstrom made a personal pledge commitment of $40 million as the cornerstone gift in the capital campaign to fund the new concert hall. Mr. Segerstrom is Chairman of the Board of The Center Club of Costa Mesa. He is a former member of the board of directors for SCE Corp, Southern California Edison Company, Bank of America and Safeco Corporation. Mr. Segerstrom served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from 1984 – 1988, and has been a member of the Society of Fellows of the Huntington Library since 1975. He is a founding director of the Orange County Transportation Coalition and of the World Affairs Council of Orange County. Mr. Segerstrom is a member of the California Business Roundtable and currently serves as the Chairman of the national Business Committee for the Arts headquartered in New York. He is a board member and past chairman of the Orange County Business Committee for the Arts. He was elected as a prominent honorary board member by the South Coast Repertory Theatre in 1983. He is also a member of the Swedish Royal Roundtable. In 1988, Mr. Segerstrom was awarded the title Commander, Order of the Polar Star (STAR) by the King of Sweden for his efforts in New Sweden. He maintains memberships in the California Club (Los Angeles), Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Center Club, Stanford Associates, and the Stanford Business School Alumni Associations. Mr. Segerstrom served in the United States Army rising from the rank of Private to Captain in Field Artillery. He was awarded the European Theater of Operations Medal with Battle Star, the Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Ribbon. Mr. Segerstrom earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Stanford University. In 1986 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Law from Western University. An Orange County native, Mr. Segerstrom, with his wife Elizabeth, the former Elizabeth Macavoy of New York, resides in Newport Beach and in New York City. He has three adult children, sons Toren and Anton, and daughter Andrea Grant.
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