The Polaris Group Robert Rodine’s consulting practice, the Polaris Group, performs economic impact analyses, creates financial models, does business planning and conducts transactional analyses. He has particular experience in transportation, especially aviation. Business organization involvement includes 11 years as a board member of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association and 10 years as chairman or cochair of VICA’s Aviation Committee. He is a founding member of the Valley Economic Alliance, now serves on its board and is a member of the Finance and Economic Development committees. He was president of the Valley International Trade Association for 9 years. He retired from the Naval Reserve as a Captain in 1992 at the end of 30 years of service. ALMA MATER: UCLA School of Business BEST ADVICE: Marry that girl!!! FAVORITE BOOK: “The Quiet Warrior: Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance” by Thomas B. Buell. BUCKET LIST: Get back to riding my bike on the road.