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Lucy Dunn

Lucy Dunn

The Orange County Business Council today said Chief Executive and President Lucy Dunn intends to retire effective Dec. 31 after 16 years at the helm of the organization.
“It has been an honor to help shape and champion the policies and initiatives that have been instrumental in making this one of the great places to do business,” Dunn said in a statement.
During her tenure, Dunn helped secure billions of dollars for infrastructure improvements, facilitate the completion of key water and transportation projects, advance workforce and affordable housing initiatives and narrow gaps in skills and education among the local workforce.

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Among many awards in her career, she received the California State Legislature “Woman of the Year” and an Assembly Certificate of Recognition as “person of the year.”
OCBC’s immediate past Board Chair, Joe Hensley, market president of U.S. Bank, is forming a search committee for a new CEO to head up the organization, which has 200-plus business members.