About Rodeo Drive

        When Fred Hayman opened Giorgio Beverly Hills at 273 Rodeo Drive in 1961, it established the Swiss-born American fashion retailer as “the Godfather of Rodeo Drive.” By launching a luxury boutique on this Beverly Hills boulevard Hayman prompted others—notably Gucci, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels and Vidal Sassoon—to follow suit. Synonymous with Hollywood glamour, Rodeo Drive is recognized as a new nexus point connecting heritage with modernity, and savoir-faire with innovation.

        Today, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills draw the world’s most sophisticated artists, A-list movie stars, philanthropists and cultural institutions. Rodeo Drive’s three iconic, palm-dotted blocks are home to more than 100 of the world’s leading luxury brands with deep connections to art and culture, housed in buildings designed by the most distinguished names in international design and architecture.

        Above image by Brica Wilcox

        Kathy Gohari

        President, The Rodeo Drive Committee

        “Rodeo Drive is one of the most glamorous destinations in the world and an unparalleled hub for luxury, fashion and hospitality. More than one hundred of today’s leading brands are housed in exemplary, architect-designed boutiques along its three, palm-dotted blocks, framed by the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel to the north and the Beverly Wilshire to the south.

        The storied history of the street, a unique sense of place, connections to Hollywood, exceptional personal service and visionary and diverse designers continue to bring together the latest in fashion, art and entertainment and to push the boundaries of luxury retail for visitors from around the globe to enjoy and experience.”

        Executive Committee Leadership

        The Rodeo Drive Committee was founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1982 as Rodeo Drive, Inc., a 501 C (6) non-profit organization, that provides a forum where its members—consisting of retailers, hoteliers, and landowners—can engage, share a dialogue, and help shape the present and future of the iconic, world-famous shopping destination.

        Photography by Kate Jones

        Kathy Gohari, President

        Kathy Gohari serves as President of the Rodeo Drive Committee, which she has been involved with for more than two decades, serving previously as President from 2017-2018, and most recently as Vice-President.

        Gohari is a respected luxury expert and is President of KG Relations, a luxury advisory firm. She serves as liaison to the City of Beverly Hills and is a member of the board of The Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau. She entered the world of luxury retail on Rodeo Drive while still in school at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. The famed three-block stretch in Beverly Hills has remained a constant in her career for more than twenty years, during which time she held positions at Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Giorgio Armani, and Dolce & Gabbana.

        Gohari is also involved in supporting charitable organizations including Miracle Babies and H.E.A.R.T. She is the recipient of the 2019 Beverly Hills Proclamation for Civic Duty.

        Maor Batito, Vice President

        Maor Batito serves as a Vice President of the Rodeo Drive Committee. She is a business leader in the luxury jewelry field and Market Manager for Los Angeles for the American jewelry brand David Yurman, where she oversees the brand’s Rodeo Drive flagship as its Boutique Director. Originally from Israel, Maor has been living in the U.S. since 2008. She began her career with a family-owned, loose diamond company based in the Diamond District in Downtown LA, where she initiated and mastered her knowledge of the wholesale diamond business. Throughout the years, Batito has had the opportunity to collaborate with other teams and boutiques on Rodeo Drive, as well as with hotels, spas and restaurants in efforts to help leverage the Beverly Hills experience for visitors and customers.

        Kiersten Dunn, Vice President

        Kiersten Dunn serves as Vice President of the Rodeo Drive Committee. She is the Director of Public Relations and Communications at the legendary Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel. Dunn has worked at Beverly Wilshire for seven years, and with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for 10 years.

        Dunn brings to her Rodeo Drive Committee role a wealth of knowledge from her luxury hotel experience, as well as skills in public relations and digital marketing. She enjoys curating exceptional moments that resonate with luxury consumer audiences and is passionate about seeing the famed Rodeo Drive and City of Beverly Hills continue to thrive. 

        Kay Stovall, Vice President

        Kay Stovall serves as Vice President of the Rodeo Drive Committee. She is the Managing Director of Auto Vault Storage Inc., for which, over the past decade, she has refined a legacy of customer satisfaction through her strategic goals for its growth and reputation for elite, tailored services. Known as the premiere destination for luxury automotive management, Auto Vault Storage has operated on Rodeo Drive for the last 40 years. 

        Stovall is proud to say she was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her southern roots have instilled in her a compassion for her community and the strength to advocate for her beliefs. Her ongoing passion for quality service expands beyond Auto Vault’s gates, connecting her with organizations that uphold the legacy of Rodeo Drive as a premier visitor destination and luxury shopping experience.

        Mark Tronstein, Treasurer

        Mark Tronstein serves as Treasurer of the Rodeo Drive Committee. He is a Managing Director of Andell Inc., a Los Angeles-based private investment firm and family office with global business and investment interests, where he sits on the investment committee, leads the real estate team, and is responsible for all real estate investments and transactions.

        Prior to joining Andell, Tronstein was a Director at Broadreach Capital Partners, a private real estate investment firm. Tronstein was also an investment professional at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on real estate acquisitions in the Western U.S. Prior thereto, Tronstein was an investment banker focused on general corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions.

        World Class Events

        Rodeo Drive's highly anticipated program of world-class events has continued to draw visitors from around the world and Southern California to its palm-dotted, three-block stretch.

        Twenty-seven editions of the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, the largest single-day Concours d’Elegance in North America, have taken place to date.

        Summer and holiday shopping seasons have been marked by large-scale celebrations: BOLD Summer and BOLD Holidays, accompanied by later night shopping hours and a program of live entertainment, performances and hospitality to bring the street alive. An annual Rodeo Drive Holiday Lighting installation along the length of the legendary luxury thoroughfare has become a seasonal must-see.