The Orange County Chapter of the Building Industry Association of Southern California has named Michael Balsamo as its new chief executive.

Balsamo is a former manager of land use planning for the County of Orange. He also has worked as a project manager for Lennar Homes.

He replaces Bryan Starr, who served as chief executive officer of the homebuilding trade association’s OC chapter since 2011.

Balsamo is a long-time resident of the area, and is a graduate of UC Irvine.