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From Tacos to Politics: The Mentors Radio Host Ric Brutocao Interviews Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell

Date: September 12, 2017
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Supervisor Bill Campbell

On Saturday, June 17, “The Mentors” radio host and mentor CEO Ric Brutocao talks with Supervisor Bill Campbell, one of five elected supervisors for the County of Orange, CA. Campbell has served in this role since 2003, and prior to this he served from 1996 to 2002 in the State of California legislature as an Assemblyman for northern Orange County. But he didn’t start in politics.

Over the years, Campbell segued from engineering, to tacos—yes, tacos—and only then to politics. After graduating from Loyola Marymount with a BS in Electrical Engineering, Campbell continued his education at Harvard Business School in Boston, where he received an MBA. After graduation he returned to southern California to work at Rockwell International in engineering.

Eventually Campbell founded the BIMA Corporation, of which he serves as president, and over the years has successfully managed 19 Taco Bell restaurants, seven dry cleaners, five Great Earth Vitamin stores and a food distribution company. Needless to say, he entered the elected office political field with a solid and well-rounded grounding in business, family, and professional work. He also came to politics with a very strong faith anchor, having attentively imbued his children, with his wife, with ethical and Catholic principles, common sense and making it a point throughout his professional and personal life to put people first in all business decisions and to mentor others to succeed as well.

Host Ric Brutocao is one of the rotating CEO hosts of “The Mentors” radio show whose expertise includes past president of DACOR, partnering with and re-structuring companies in such varied industries as wine, baking, real estate and nonprofits, as well as starting, leading and selling various companies in the tech space. Several of his peers consider Brutocao to be one of the best operational leaders they’ve ever met and will call on him to help them out as needed.

One of Brutocao’s greatest passions is helping others succeed in achieving their dreams and finding fulfillment. Mentoring others is something Brutocao, Tom Loarie and John Phillips—the rotating hosts of “The Mentors” Radio—have done and continue to do, regardless of how busy they are at any given time.

Host Phillips is the co-founder and co-owner, with his wife, Mary, of one of the largest and most customer-centric stained glass window companies in the industry–Associated Crafts & Willet-Hauser, some of whose legacy stained glass are more than a century old,. Host Tom Loarie, a pioneering CEO in the life sciences industry, responsible for bringing more than 20 medical devices to market, some of them life-saving, and currently CEO of Bryologyx.

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