Dr. Julianna Barnes, Ricardo Lorenzana and Eric Morgan Join Orange County Business Council Board of Directors

IRVINE, CA (Dec. 2, 2022) Orange County Business Council (OCBC) announced today that Julianna Barnes, Ed.D., Chancellor of South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), Ricardo Lorenzana, dean of the School of Extended Education at the University of Massachusetts Global (UMG), and Eric Morgan, Vice President of Community Affairs at Irvine-based FivePoint Holdings, LLC 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.

Bringing over 30 years of experience in higher education to her role as Chancellor for SOCCCD, Dr. Julianna Barnes previously served as president of Cuyamaca College, an institution recognized by Excelencia in Education for its diversity and equity initiatives. Dr. Barnes serves on several boards across regional, state and national levels, including Community College League of California and Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges.

In addition to being a dean at UMG, Ricardo Lorenzana also serves as the interim Vice Chancellor of Partnerships at the university, where he oversees strategic partnerships that expand access to higher education working with the workforce in corporate, government, military, and nonprofit sectors. Lorenzana works collaboratively across academic and functional areas to ensure sustainable educational solutions for the University’s 12,000 students and partner organizations.  

As Vice President of Community Affairs at Irvine-based FivePoint Holdings, LLC, Eric Morgan, who brings nearly 30 years of experience in the communications field, is responsible for community engagement and corporate communications of FivePoint’s communities, including Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine, Valencia in Los Angeles County, and Candlestick and The San Francisco Shipyard in the City of San Francisco.

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 the economic development of the nation’s sixth largest county. 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 supply and range of housing, and developing pro-business solutions that lead to economic growth. Members 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


Lizz Mishreki, APR 

Vice President of Communications, Orange County Business Council 


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