The information comes a day too late for anti-war protesters who were scrambling with only a few days advance notice of the visit to find out where to stage a protest. However, now that the word is out about Robert Day, the next time Bush comes to town he will have to find another place to sneak in and out of to avoid protesters.
Some background information on Robert Day.
Robert A. Day
Chairman and CEO, Trust Company of the West
Bush “Pioneer” & member of the Presidents Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB)
Day is the grandson of Superior Oil founder William Keck.
“Syntroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNM), the leading developer and licenser of
Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) technology for making synthetic fuels, today announced that it has named Robert A. Day to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Day is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of The TCW Group, Inc., a $71 billion institutional
money management firm based in Los Angeles. He is also Chairman and CEO of the W.M. Keck Foundation, a $1.7
billion private foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of Freeport-McMoRan, and a member of The Business
Council, The Brookings Institution, and The Center for Strategic &
International Studies. Mr. Day is also a Member and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Claremont McKenna College. Mr. Day is
Syntroleum’s second largest shareholder.” [source]
Day started his career with the investment banking firm of White, Weld and Company in New York. In 1971 he founded Trust Company
of the West with $2 million under management. They currently manage in excess of $50 billion invested in 50 investment products and are the largest
independent trust company in the United States. [source]
He is also a director of the Société Générale (The TCW Group, Inc. is an indirect subsidiary of Société Générale)