Every year, for the past 21 years, the editors of OC METRO have had the daunting task of selecting a roster of the Hottest 25 People of Orange County from literally thousands of contenders. This year – our 22nd-annual list – was no different.
The process started in January, as we began to monitor the region’s movers and shakers, tracking them in the news, on Facebook and through LinkedIn. We received a flood of nominations from readers via ocmetro.com. And then, some time in August, the ritual of narrowing the list began; first to 100, then to 50 and finally to the much-anticipated list of 25 of the most impressive and influential people in O.C. Here they are.
– Kimberly A. Porrazzo, Editorial Director
OC METRO'S HOT 25 HONOREES FOR 2011
Steve McKee | George Kalogridis | J. Chris Walsh | Daisy Tran
Dr. Richard Afable | Oleema & Kalani Miller | John Krafcik
Sandy Segerstrom Daniels | Wayne Irving | Rachelle Cracchiolo
John Wayne Airport | Dr. Robert Bray | Chris Dingman | Ki Nam
Joseph Lewis III | Nancy Salzman | George Adams | Tilden Smith
Marc Masterson | Vahan Garboushian | Tim Vanderhook
Tricia Esser | Phillip Chang | Nancy Wilhelm | Brenda Shott
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