Greater Irvine Chamber CEO Bryan Starr and Member Company Executives Among Orange County’s 500 Most Influential People
Wednesday, November 06, 2019
Bryan Starr, president and CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber, and more than 50 executives from Greater Irvine Chamber member companies were featured in the Orange County Business Journal’s fourth annual OC 500 Directory of Influence.
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 convened 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 2019:
Allergan – Gavin Herbert Sr.
Angels Baseball – Dennis Kuhl, John Carpino, Arturo Moreno, Mike Trout, Tim Mead
Brandman University – Gary Brahm
California State University, Fullerton – Anil Puri, Morteza Rahmatian, Fram Virjee, John ‘J.J.’ Jackson
City National Bank – Robert Iritani
City of Hope Orange County – Annette Walker
Concordia University – Stephen Christensen
Edwards Lifesciences – Michael Mussallem, Arnold Pinkston
Farmers & MerchantsBank – Dan Walker
First Foundation – Scott Kavanaugh, Rick Keller
Fisher Philips – James McDonald
FivePoint – Emile Haddad, Steve Churm, Lynn Jochim
Golden State Foods – Mark Wetterau
Goodwill of Orange County – Nicole Suydam
Hoag – Flynn Andrizzi, Robert Braithwaite, Jennifer Mitzner
Ingram Micro – Paul Bay, Alain Monie
Irvine Co. – Scott Hermes, Frank Abeling, Steve Case, Charles Fedalen Jr., Dan Hedigan, Lauren Kelly, Butch Knerr, Jim Krohn, Marc Ley
Kaiser Permanente – Mark Costa
Kia Motors America – Seungkyu ‘Sean’ Yoon
MacKenzie Corp. – Jenny Dinnen, Katie Rucker
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
Pedego Electric Bikes – Don Dicostanzo
PeopleSpace – Jesse Bagley
Smile Brands – Steve Bilt
Squar Milner – Stephen Milner
Starpointe Ventures – Tim Strader Sr.
Taco Bell – Julie Felss Masino, Mark King
Tilly’s Life Center – Tilly Levine
Umpqua Bank – Richard Cabrera
University of California, Irvine – Howard Gillman, Steve Goldstein, Brian Hervey, Song Richardson, Richard Sudek, Julie Hill
Wells Fargo – Keith Kobata, Chris Rommel, Jack Toan
White Nelson Diehl Evans – Paul Treinen
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.
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