Jeffrey Ball

President and Chief Executive Officer
Orange County Business Council

Jeffrey K. Ball (“Jeff”) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of OCBC where he represents the interests of local businesses and organizations in promoting the region’s economic prosperity. He is the Founder of Friendly Hills Bank in Whittier where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and is currently Vice Chair. Prior to opening Friendly Hills Bank, he held several officer positions with BankAmerica Corporation focused on both Commercial and Investment Banking.

Jeff is a leading advocate for the importance of Financial Education in all communities and was the lead petitioner in the establishment of Kinetic Academy, a K-8 charter school located in Huntington Beach, California where he currently serves as Vice Chair. He is a Past Chair of the California Bankers Association and Kinetic Academy, Past President of the Whittier Host Lions Club and Past Founding Chair of the Whittier Union High School District Foundation. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Mobility21 and Data Center, Inc. as Chair of the Audit Committee. He is also a member by appointment of the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission of the California State Bar which he previously chaired. 

Jeff has a Master’s in Business Administration from Whittier College, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound and frequently guest lectures on Financial and Economic Principles at high schools and universities across the nation.