CEO, President, Orange County Business Council
WHY: Relentless boss of “leading voice of OC business” since 2005. Coordinates businesses to work with academia, government. Expert on housing standards, helping design state’s green regulations.
RECENT: Vice chairwoman of California Transportation Commission. Current emphasis on local affordable housing measures.
QUOTABLE: “Statewide, more than 2.2 million extremely low-income and very low-income renter households … are competing for only 664,000 affordable rental homes.”
FUN FACTS: Favorite book currently: Thomas Cahill’s “Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World.” At press time, “expecting first granddaughter!”