Greater Irvine Chamber CEO Bryan Starr and Member Company Executives Among Orange County’s 500 Most Influential People
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Bryan Starr, president and CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber and more than 50 executives from Greater Irvine Chamber member companies were featured in Orange County Business Journal’s fourth annual OC 500 Directory of Influence. This is Starr’s second consecutive year on the list.
The directory includes an impressive list of influential business and community leaders from a variety of Orange County companies, ranging from nonprofits to large corporations.
As its President and CEO, Starr has raised the profile of the Greater Irvine Chamber and empowered its economic development work and impact for the City of Irvine and its business community. He has successfully aligned public, private, and civic sectors, engaging executives and community leaders into the Chamber’s economic development process. Under his leadership, the Chamber’s volunteer leadership and professional staff have enhanced domestic and foreign direct investment to increase economic development in the greater Irvine area, and was recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce with the Presidential E-Award for supporting and endorsing international exporting and trade. Progressing economic vitality in the region, Starr has established a coalition of community and business leaders focused on advancing the Irvine Master Plan to sustain balanced development and support Irvine’s status as the safest big city in the nation.
Starr serves on the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, a group of invited executives who represent and communicate the perspectives and needs of chambers from state, metro, and local communities throughout the nation, and on the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Major Cities Council. Starr was named the 2019 Executive of the Year by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.
The following are professionals from Greater Irvine Chamber member companies who are also listed among Orange County’s most influential people in 2020:
Allergan – Gavin Herbert Sr.
Antis Roofing & Waterproofing – Charles Antis
Brandman University – Gary Brahm, Daniele Struppa
California State University, Fullerton – Anil Puri, Morteza Rahmatian, Fram Virjee, John ‘J.J.’ Jackson
Chapman University – Sheryl Bourgeous, James Doti, Stephen Galloway, Matt Parlow, John Turk
City of Hope Orange County – Annette Walker
Concordia University – Michael Thomas
Edwards Lifesciences – Michael Missallem, Arnold Pinkston, Katie Szyman
Families Forward – Madelynn Hirneise
Farmers & MerchantsBank – Daniel Walker
FivePoint – Emile Haddad, Steve Churm, Lynn Jochim
Golden State Foods – Mark Wetterau, Bob Wolpert
Goodwill of Orange County – Nicole Suydam
Hoag – Flynn Andrizzi, Robert Braithwaite, Jennifer Mitzner, Marcy Brown
Ingram Micro –Alain Monie
Irvine Co. – Frank Abeling, Steve Case, Charles Fedalen Jr., Dan Hedigan, Butch Knerr, Jim Krohn, Marc Ley, Chris Marsh, Paul Hernandez, Donald Bren
Kaiser Permanente – Mark Costa
Kia Motors America – Seungkyu ‘Sean’ Yoon
MacKenzie Corp. – Jenny Dinnen
Masimo – Joe Kiani
Mazda North American Operations – Masahiro Moro
MemorialCare Health System – Barry Arbuckle, Marcia Manker
OC Business Journal – Rick Reiff, Richard Reisman
OC United Way – Susan Parks
OCTANe – Bill Carpou, Jim Mazzo
OneOC – Tim Strauch
Starpointe Ventures – Tim Strader Sr.
St. John Knits – Eran Cohen
Taco Bell – Julie Felss Masino, Mark King, Julie Davis
Tilly’s Life Center – Tilly Levine, Hezy Shaked
University of California, Irvine – Bernadette Boden-Albala, Michael Dennin, Howard Gillman, Steve Goldstein, Brian Hervey, Chad Lefteris, Paul Merage, Song Richardson, Richard Sudek, Julie Hill
UPS – La Shawn Stanford
Wells Fargo – Keith Kobata, Manishi Parikh
For information about Greater Irvine Chamber membership, contact Dinh Ta.
For information about becoming a member of the Greater Irvine Chamber at the Leaders Circle level, contact Jessica Welch.
Category: Business Achievement Awards