Business in the Community

Featuring interactive panels from local business professionals, including Chamber of Commerce officials, participants will learn the ins and outs of challenges facing local business in Orange County and how the current climate of business impacts other facets of the community.

Past Speakers and Panelists

Erin Baldwin – President, Baldwin Business Consulting
Jill Bright, Senior V.P. Strategy, Option One Mortgage
Chris Bunyan – Businessman, author
Walt Davenport, Costa Mesa Planning Commission
Lucy Dunn – President/CEO, Orange County Business Council
Eleanor Egan ’03 – Planning Commission, Costa Mesa
Dave Elliott – Board Chairman, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Jacquie Ellis – President/CEO, Irvine Chamber of Commerce
Ed Fawcett – President/CEO, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Gelb – Independent Internet Safety Advocate, Invisus Direct
Michele Gile – Orange County Reporter, KCAL 9
Joan Gladstone, APR – President/CEO, Gladstone International
Chris Goffard – LA Times reporter and a Pulitzer Prize nominee & finalist
Robert C. Hawkins, Esq. ’00 – Law Offices of Robert C. Hawkins
Kristiina Hintgen – SVP Associate Services, Option One Mortgage Corporation
Camille Jayne – President/CEO, The Jayne Group
Tom Johnson – General Manager, Times Community Newspapers
Dawn Kamber – KSBR radio at Saddleback College, Director of News & Public Affairs
Zov Karamardian – Chef/Proprieter, Zov’s Bistro
Bill Lobdell – Editor Metro, Los Angeles Times
Richard Luehrs – President and CEO, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
Ilona Martin – President/Owner, Design Curve
Dan Pitman – Pittman & Associates
David Plourde – Regional Vice President, 1st Enterprise Bank
Julie Puentes – Executive Vice President, Orange County Business Council
Rick Reiff – Executive Editor, Orange County Business Journal, Columnist OC Inside
Steve Rosansky ’02 – Former Mayor and Newport Beach City Council Member
John Thompson – General Manager, Inductors Inc.
Dan Trimble – Program Administrator, City of Newport Beach
Frank Tucker – Vice President of Human Resources, Taco Bell
Franco Vessia – Owner, Vessia Ristorante