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: Provided guidance on safe reopening for OC under COVID.
NOTABLE: Former California Department of Housing and Community Development director under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Appointed to California Transportation Commission 2008, nabbed two more terms. California State Legislature’s Woman of the Year; Building Industry Association of Southern California first female president. Boards of Pacific Symphony, Mobility 21, UCI Foundation, California Economic Summit, Homeful Foundation, Orange County Housing Trust, and Orange County Taxpayer Association.
2020 HOBBY: “I’m a new grandma, Learning tools to connect regularly with two new grandkids: one-year-old Vivienne and 3 month old Eamonn, including FaceTime, Zoom chats, quick weekend travels to the Bay Area for visits, social media posts and lots and lots of photos.”