Apr 22 2022

Orange County Business Council Hosts Annual Dinner and Installation of Board of Directors

IRVINE, CA (April 22, 2022)—The Orange County Business Council (OCBC) installed its 2022 Board of Directors at its annual dinner on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Nearly 700 Orange County business and community leaders attended the event.  Steve Churm, Chair Emeritus, served as emcee for the program.   The Business community was honored to welcome Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva to lead the pledge of allegiance and Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange who delivered the invocation.    

The evening welcomed new OCBC President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Ball who assumed the position in January 2022; this was Ball’s first time to host the annual dinner as CEO.  He replaces former OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn who retired after 16 years leading the organization.

Dave Bartlett of Brookfield Properties was installed as the incoming 2022 Board Chair.   Chair Bartlett delivered impactful and inspiring remarks detailing the work the business community has ahead under his leadership.  The program also recognized outgoing 2021 Board Chair Jena Jensen of CHOC.  Fifty community and business leaders representing a diverse set of industry sectors such as housing, healthcare, tourism, hospitality, academia, transportation, engineering,  construction, life sciences, energy, telecommunications, and banking took an oath and were installed to the Board of Directors for the 2022 calendar year.

Former NASA astronaut and New York Times bestselling author, television personality and Columbia University Professor Mike Massimino, Ph.D. served as featured keynote sharing his inspirational story of perseverance to be selected as an astronaut for NASA missions.

The evening would not have been possible without the support of Orange County Business Council’s many sponsors including title sponsor the Orange County Register, platinum sponsor Amazon, while the University of California, Irvine sponsored the VIP Reception. Gold sponsors include Brookfield Residential, Disneyland Resort, Experian, and Five Point Holdings. Silver sponsors included Automobile Club, Bank of America, Building Industry Association, Boeing, Chase, City of Hope Orange County, Clay Lacy Aviation, HNTB, Kaiser Permanente, Ontario International Airport, SDGE, SoCal Gas, Southern California Edison and US Bank. Bronze sponsors include American Career College & West Coast University, Anaheim Public Utilities, AT&T, CalOptima, California State University, Fullerton; Charter Communications, Chevron, Cox Business, CSUF College of Business, Curt Pringle & Associates, FSB Public Affairs, Girl Scouts of Orange County, Goodwill of Orange County, Holland & Knight, Idea Hall, Jamboree Housing, LSA, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; MemorialCare, Nossaman LLP, Orange Catholic Foundation, Orange County Department of Education, Rancho Mission Viejo, SCAG, South OC Community College District, Transportation Corridor Agencies, Tri Point Homes, University of Massachusetts Global, UPS, Verizon, WSP USA and Wells Fargo.

About Orange County Business Council
Orange County Business Council represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC is comprised of the region’s most influential global businesses and organizations in the region, working to assure effective investment in infrastructure, an advanced education system that produces skilled workers, growth of venture capital and high tech companies, and housing solutions for the workforce.  OCBC membership is comprised of some of the world’s largest global corporate leaders as well as representation from local government and academia.  For more information, visit www.ocbc.org.


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Lizz Mishreki, APR

Vice President of Communications, Orange County Business Council


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