Ron Sheffield will describe the extraordinary feat of building and servicing the Hubble Space Telescope
Ron’s distinguished aerospace career began in the military and continued with numerous ground breaking programs with Lockheed Martin. He served in the US Army for 20 years as an Infantry Aviator and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1982. Ron served 3 tours in Vietnam as a helicopter gun ship pilot with 2,200 hours of combat flight time. His awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Distinguish Flying Cross, and many other air medals.
Ron recently retired as the Manager, Extravehicular Activity and Crew Systems on the Hubble Space Telescope Program for Lockheed Martin. His significant achievements include helping build the Hubble Space Telescope at Sunnyvale, and making all the Hubble components serviceable on-orbit. In addition he trained the astronauts to service the Hubble Space Telescope on-orbit,
Ron has a BS in Math Education and Masters in Public Administration. He lives on the Monterey Peninsula with his wife, Linda.
David Stivers, President of the Pebble Beach Company and Chairman of the 2019 U.S. Open, will brief us on the preparation leading up to the June Open at Pebble Beach.
Mr. Stivers oversees the multiple facets of the Company's business interests, ranging from sales, marketing and sponsorship to real estate development associated with its Del Monte Forest Plan. In addition to his responsibilities as President, he oversees real estate, legal, resort reservations and revenue management.
He joined the Pebble Beach Company in 1999 as an Executive Vice President. Prior to that he was with the Promus Hotel Corporation, where he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Hospitality Ventures Group.
Mr. Stivers is originally from the West Coast and received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1983, and J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987. He and his wife, Jean and four children reside in Pebble Beach
“Cheaters Liars and Thieves”..how Sam Morse saved the Monterey Peninsula from being the Coney Island of the West Coast.“
We are very fortunate to have Charley Osborne, grandson of the founder of Pebble Beach, share his research and stories of S.F.B. Morse.
Osborne, is the author of the recently published, “Boss: The Story of S.F.B. Morse”. Raised in Pebble Beach, he serves on several business and nonprofit groups along the Monterey Peninsula. He is Chairman of the $2 billion money management firm Osborne Partners Capital Management in San Francisco. In addition he took over running the family real estate business in Carmel in 1994 after his father Richard passed away.
His interest in writing a book about his grandfather S. F. B. Morse started five years ago when a friend asked him a stimulating question: “ I know what Morse did, but why did he do it?” Charley set about finding out the answer to that.
After five years of research including museum and library visits, research in old newspapers, interviews with people who knew him (including his mother, SFB’s daughter) and reading Morse’s memoirs he believes he found the answer. Sam Morse was an artist by temperament and a developer by design. When he saw the nearly empty Monterey Peninsula in 1915 he fell in love. He knew exactly what this 20,000 acre canvas should look like, and he didn’t trust anyone else to paint it. 100 years ago, almost to this day, he bought the properties and started painting.
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