June 24, 2018

Advisory Board

Sandy Scott

Sandy works at the Petersen Automotive Museum (Los Angeles CA), as an Event Producer. She oversees high-level events that honor some of the best and most well-known car collectors and race champions. She oversees events for the Petersen Museum during the Pebble Beach event week including The Quail and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Sandy’s background also includes LeMay Americas Car Museum opening events and galas, involvement with the planning and production of the Kirkland Concours as well as their annual Motorcycle Show & Cruise-In events. She has a long history around motorsports including participation at several renowned events. Among these are the Goodwood Festival of Speed, 24 Hours of LeMans, Silverstone, Amelia Island Concours and Daytona & Indianapolis 500 races.

Johnpaul Ragusa

Along with a 15+ year professional sales career in Telecom, John has a passion for vintage toy collecting and is known for authoring many pieces on the multi-million-dollar vintage Star Wars collectibles market. He also owns and manages the prominent authentication site Imperialgunnery.com. He holds the Publicity Chair for Mensa’s Mid-Hudson chapter, and, rounding out his interests, he is an avid car lover and collector, working with several organizations and offering strategic insight on the fluid classic car market. John is a husband and proud father of two children. He was raised in the Bronx and currently resides in Dutchess County, NY.

Leslie Silverman

Leslie has been consulting with businesses on improving all facets of their marketing for over 30 years. She specializes in SEO, inbound marketing, content marketing and social media management with global clients of all sizes. Leslie helps companies with everything from website development and content management systems to internet advertising with pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns including for the New England Concours and the New England Concours Foundation. Leslie is the proud mother of three college-aged children.

Jessica Green Lyons

Jessica has been involved in the automotive industry since her marriage to John, in 1994. Professionally, she works as a clinical social worker, currently in private practice. She has over 30 years of experience with both in-patient and out-patient populations. She and her husband John co-founded both the Hartford Concours and the Newport Rhode Island Concours. Jessica and John reside in West Hartford, Connecticut, and have raised three children now 21, 19 and 15. Jessica is very philanthropic and overseas several trusts whose exclusive purpose is charitable giving.

John Lyons

John brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the wireless industry and a life-long passion for cars and the collector car hobby. He and his wife Jessica are the founding partner of the Newport Concours d’ Elegance. John has served on the advisory board of LeMay- Americas Car Museum and has consulted in the antique car auction industry for many years. He is also a past contributor to Sports Car Market, Car Collector Magazine and Old Cars Weekly.