OCBC Welcomes New Board Members

Dr. Henrik Cronqvist, Laureen Driscoll, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC and Steven Oh Join Orange County Business Council Board of Directors

IRVINE, CA (May 12, 2023) Orange County Business Council (OCBC) announced today that Dr. Henrik Cronqvist, the Robert J. and Carolyn A. Waltos Dean and Professor of Finance at Chapman University George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, Laureen Driscoll, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Interim Chief Executive at Providence, south division and Steven Oh, Senior Vice President of Development at Related California, have joined OCBC’s Board of Directors.

“I am honored to have these community leaders join our board of directors. Their insights and talents will be invaluable for the Business Council as we continue to advance our infrastructure, workforce, housing, and economic development initiatives,” said Jeffrey Ball, President and CEO of OCBC.

Award-winning and internationally recognized researcher and author, Dr. Henrik Cronqvist is the Robert J. and Carolyn A. Waltos Dean and Professor of Finance at Chapman University’s George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics. Cronqvist, who has developed business cases and simulation models and led executive education programs in the U.S., Asia, and Latin America, serves as a consultant to corporations, investment firms, banks, and law firms.

As the Interim Chief Executive for Providence, south division, Laureen Driscoll oversees 17 hospitals in Northern and Southern California, along with numerous medical offices, clinics and specialty care facilities. Driscoll’s previous experience includes serving as the organization’s Regional Chief Executive for Northern California, President of Tacoma General and Allenmore Hospitals and Vice President of Operations at MultiCare.

With 15 years of experience at Related, Steven Oh is the Senior Vice President of Development for Related California where he is responsible for managing mixed-use developments in Northern and Southern California. During his time, he has overseen the execution of more than $1.5 billion of completed developments and $3 billion in pre-development, which includes the $1 billion The Grand LA and Related Bristol, a $3 billion planned development set to offer residential housing and retail across from South Coast Plaza.

About Orange County Business Council
For over 25 years, Orange County Business Council (OCBC) has been representing and promoting the region’s business community together with government and academia to enhance Orange County’s economic development. The Council’s core initiatives include advocating for adequate investment in regional and statewide infrastructure, education development that leads to a competitive workforce, advocating for a range of housing, and developing pro-business solutions that lead to economic growth. Member organizations include businesses and local organizations representing a diverse cross section of industries including biomedical, construction, education, financial services, health care, manufacturing, municipalities, nonprofit, real estate, technology, tourism, transportation, real estate and utilities. For more information, visit ocbc.org.

Media Contact:

Lizz Mishreki, APR

Vice President of Communications

Orange County Business Council


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