Jeffrey Ball

President and Chief Executive Officer
Orange Country Business Council

Jeffrey K. Ball (“Jeff”) is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Orange County Business Council where he represents the interests of local businesses and organizations together with academia and government to promote the economic growth of the nation’s sixth largest county, Orange County, California.

Ball is the Founder of Friendly Hills Bank in Whittier where he previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer and is currently Vice Chair. His more than 25 years of experience in commercial and investment banking includes leadership positions with Bank of America, as well as past Chair of the California Bankers Association. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Mobility21, Data Center, Inc. and the Kinetic Academy charter school. He is also a member by appointment of the Legal Services Trust Fund Commission of the California State Bar and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

Prior to earning his MBA from Whittier College, Ball earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound. An advocate of financial literacy, Ball frequently guest lectures on the topics of financial and economic principles at high schools and universities across the nation.