Peter Ueberroth

Entrepreneur and Humanitarian

Exclusively WSB

1990 - Current

Chairman of Contrarian Group, an investment and management company.

1999 - Current

Having successfully orchestrated the purchase of the Pebble Beach Company from the Japanese owners. He serves as owner and co-chairman.

Board of Directors:

2004 – 2008

Served as Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Under his leadership, he totally reorganized the USOC. The Olympic Games under his leadership were Athens 2004, Torino 2006 (Winter games) and Beijing 2008


Served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Coca Cola Company (KO).


Served on Board of Directors for the Coca Cola Company (KO).


Volunteer Chairman, Rebuild LA (A private sector initiative) – Following the L.A. “Rodney King Riots” of 1992 in south central Los Angeles at the behest of Mayor Tom Bradley.


Served as the sixth Commissioner of MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (MLB)

1979 - 1984

Served as President of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC). Only Olympic Games to ever have a financial surplus (over $220 million dollars)


Founded First Travel Corporation in 1962. Took it public in 1967 and sold to Carlson Company in 1980, now known as Carlson Wagonlit Travel.


Honorary Degrees (marked by *) and Commencement Speaker at the following Universities:

Author: Ueberroth’s book, Made In America was a best seller and was published by William Morrow in 1985.

The Ueberroths reside in Laguna Beach. They have four children and eight grandchildren.