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This profile was last updated on 6/23/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Board Member

Local Address:  United States
Harlan Family
P.O. Box 1654
Independence , Missouri 64055
United States

Company Description: The Harlan Family in America is a non-profit association formed in 1987 to perpetuate and promote the Harlan family heritage and genealogy. Most Harlans/ Harlands/...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • M.A. degree
    University of California , Berkeley
  • B.A. Degree
    University of California , Berkeley
  • M.A.
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Established in 2008 by H. William ..., 23 June 2015 [cached]
Established in 2008 by H. William Harlan, the founder of Harlan Estate & BOND, Promontory promises to be a crowning achievement in the exploration of Napa Valley terroir and the vivid expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. The inaugural release of the wine from the estate is scheduled for spring 2015, and when Bill Harlan describes this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine, he says it's the culmination of "a 25-year silent quest, the most exciting project since I've been in the wine business." An area pretty much passed over by the 20th century in favor of lands more easily accessible from Highway 29 or the Silverado Trail, it has a rich tradition, as the road to Sonoma runs right through it. Despite the difficulties in developing the land for modern vineyards, Harlan was drawn to the land's rugged extremes-its distinct microclimate and vast array of soil types-seeing the potential to make world-class wine where others saw mostly obstacles. With the benefit of decades of experience, Harlan believes that this diversity of terroir and exposures will ultimately yield one of the most complex blends he has overseen.
Deborah & Bill Harlan, Amanda Harlan and Will Harlan of Promontory
Deborah & Bill Harlan, Amanda Harlan and Will Harlan of Promontory
Harlan Family Record Spring 2008, 9 Feb 2015 [cached]
William C. Harlan FORT LEWIS, Washington - First Sgt. William C. Harlan remembers seeing the pothole. He could not see the bomb hidden inside.
Harlan was standing in the squad leader hatch of a Stryker armored vehicle, leading a patrol in Mosul, Iraq. The Stryker passed directly over the pothole and the bomb erupted with massive force, catapulting the 20-ton vehicle several feet into the air.
Harlan was immediately ejected, blasted some 30 feet away.
"A staff sergeant, two vehicles back, he saw me fly out," Harlan recalled of the March 2006 incident. "I looked like a rag doll. He was convinced I was already dead."
The platoon medic, accompanied by soldiers, rushed over to administer first aid. Harlan, though critically injured, remained calm and directed the security and evacuation plan before being taken to a field hospital.
He earned a Purple Heart for his service that day in Iraq. But for leadership demonstrated last year in helping other wounded troops cope with suffering and rehabilitation, Harlan is the 2008 Army Times Soldier of the Year.
Norris was one of several soldiers who nominated Harlan for the honor.
Harlan had returned safely from previous tours in Afghanistan in 2002-03 and Iraq in 1990-91.
"We were all scared because none of us knew what was going to happen," Katy said as tears welled in her eyes. "Our mom told us our dad was hurt really bad, he was blown up, and that he might not pull through."
Harlan was hospitalized stateside for three months. He underwent 16 major surgeries to repair dozens of broken bones in his legs, and torn ligaments in his right knee. He recovered and walks again, and despite lingering physical and mental pain from the injury, elected to continue serving on active duty.
Indeed, even before he was medically cleared for duty, Harlan volunteered to help establish the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Lewis, Wash., a unit designed to help rehabilitate injured combat soldiers. Harlan also volunteered to spend time with the children of fallen soldiers as part of the post's Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
"I needed to give something back to those who had helped me recover," he said.
Harlan, 39, grew up in Walnut Creek, Calif. He enlisted in the Army at age 20 in part because he wanted to serve his country. He opted against becoming an officer.
"I really decided I had more to offer the Army as an NCO than an officer," he said. "It's a personality thing. You have much more direct influence on young soldiers' lives as an NCO than you do as an officer."
His enthusiasm for the job hasn't been lost on his colleagues. "Leadership from the front, always," Capt. Matthew T. Kirby wrote of Harlan.
Harlan has received numerous awards during his military career, which he began as a mortarman with the 82nd Airborne Division. His Purple Heart and a pair of Bronze Stars adorn the walls of his apartment near Fort Lewis.
Harlan said an investigation into the Stryker bombing indicated the improvised explosive device was likely pressure-triggered and placed there by Sunni insurgents. Still, he said, he would return to Iraq without hesitation. Above all, Harlan said, he hopes his story inspires others. "I look at this as a great thing for all wounded soldiers who have struggled to come back," he said.
Sgt. Harlan's Headquarters Company is Fort Lewis, Washington. His assignment is to the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. He has served two tours in Iraq, in 2005-06 and 1990-91, and in Afghanistan in 2002-03.
Quote from the actual citation naming 1st Sergeant William C. Harlan as 2008 Army Times Soldier of the Year:
"First Sgt. Harlan's enthusiasm for his job is evident to all as he leads from the front. A true American hero who is essential to the continued success of our overall military operations stateside and overseas. We are proud to recognize First Sergeant William C. Harlan, as the 2008 Army Times Soldier of the Year."
For other news stories about Sgt. Will Harlan, visit: or the Web site archives for KTVU, CNN, or Fox News.
Jeanne Lawrence's Travels, 19 Dec 2014 [cached]
Right: Bill Harlan, founder of Bond Winery and Meadowood Resort, whose restaurant has earned three Michelin stars, with his wife Debbie.
Left: Bill and Sako Fisher, President of the San Francisco Symphony.
Big opera supporters, the Getty family was out in full force: Billy, Ann, Gordon, and Vanessa Getty.
Vintners | Naples Winter Wine Festival, 23 June 2015 [cached]
Deborah & Bill Harlan and Amanda & Will Harlan
Bio for H. William Harlan III While Will Harlan grew up in wine country in the Napa Valley it is only recently that he has turned his focus to wine as a lifelong path; having initially moved back to San Francisco after graduating from Duke University in 2009 to found an internet startup,
In October of 2013 he announced his new project, The Mascot, a wine made from the younger vines of Harlan Estate, BOND, and Promontory, and released its inaugural vintage: the 2008.
Living in San Francisco and splitting time working between the city and the home base of Napa Valley, Will seeks to forge relationships in a new generation of wine enthusiasts.
Harlan Family Association, 9 Feb 2015 [cached]
William K. Harlan
William K. Harlan - Board Member
Bill is a fifth-generation Californian and grew up in Watsonville on Monterey Bay.
Bill was educated in local schools and then earned B.A. and M.A. degrees at University of California, Berkeley. In later years he returned and got an Ed. D. at the University of San Francisco. He worked as an English instructor at a large community college, Diablo Valley, in the East Bay since 1964. In 1985 Bill became an administrator and was put in charge of developing a new college campus in San Ramon, just a few miles from where his great-grandfather, Elisha, had grown up in the 1850s. He retired from his administrative position in 1999 when the State formally approved the new college campus he had helped to build.
He and his late wife lived in Walnut Creek for the last 32 years where they raised a son, Will, and daughter, Heather. Will is a sergeant first class in a mortar platoon and will be returning to duty in Iraq very soon. Will has two children, Katy and Andrew, who live in Las Vegas. Heather is a nurse and with her husband, Mike Greenawalt, live with Bill.
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