Come join us to celebrate the outstanding Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter of the Year and hear automotive legend Robert (Bob) Lutz, who is the featured speaker for this prestigious event.
You may recognize Mr. Lutz’s name as he held numerous leadership positions within his notable 47-year career in the global automotive industry most recently serving as Vice Chairman of General Motors.
Mr. Lutz is currently the president and chief executive officer of Lutz Communications and serves on numerous boards of directors. He is a contributor to CNBC and Road & Track. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Via Motors, and is on the boards of Group 14, NanoSteel and Ushr; and is on the advisory boards of Alexander Proudfoot and Current Motor. He is also a partner in VLF Automotive with Gilbert Villarreal & Henrik Fisker.
Mr. Lutz received his bachelor’s degree in production management from the University of California-Berkeley in 1961, where he earned distinction as a Phi Beta Kappa. He received a master’s degree in marketing, with highest honors, from the University of California-Berkeley in 1962. He received an honorary degree of doctor of management from Kettering University on June 21, 2003, and an honorary doctorate of law from Boston University in 1985. The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Foundation named him the recipient of its 2006 Manufacturing Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the development of the automotive industry. He also served as a jet-attack aviator in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1965 and attained the rank of captain. Lutz was born on February 12, 1932, in Zurich, Switzerland.