CHIEF EXECUTIVE, PRESIDENT ONEOC
DAY JOB: Runs nonprofit, formed more than 60 years ago, that serves other nonprofits and boosts the social responsibility programs of area businesses. Aims to accelerate nonprofit success via mix of volunteer services, organizational development, back-office support and community engagement. In role since 2008.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Established a centralized portal of resources for nonprofits and the greater community within one week after onset of crisis, in addition to launching a Nonprofit Support Network. Activated an emergency volunteer center to support emergency officials by deploying volunteers to respond to critical needs and long-term recovery plans.
NOTABLE: Strauch has provided strategic leadership and direction to over 950 organizations in the community. He also serves as a coach, consultant and trainer to professional leaders.
QUOTABLE: “OneOC serves as Orange County’s Emergency Volunteer Center and is working diligently to help nonprofits get the urgent volunteer support that they need,” he told Business Journal in May. “We currently have over 2,366 volunteers registered, 1,900+ mobilized, 55 volunteer opportunities posted, and 25 organizations that have been served.”
FAST FACTS: Previously served as executive vice president for YMCA of Orange County for more than 20 years. His wife, Kristen, serves as executive director with the American Cancer Society. Four children. OneOC was founded in 1958 as the Newport Bureau of Volunteerism. In 2015, OneOC’sCenter for Business and Community Partnerships was launched to assist companies in building and growing their employee volunteering and charitable giving programs.