Advisory Board

LEADERSHIP
John Williams, Chair
Denise Ashton, Vice Chair (not pictured)
Randal Jackson, Immediate Past Chair
Michael Ruane, Mission Advancement Chair
Jeff Mayer, Governance Chair
Kendra Chandler, Executive Director

Advisory Board

ROLES
The ULI Orange County/Inland Empire Advisory Board serves as the local strategic leadership. Being made up of leading OC/IE real estate and land use professionals, who volunteer their time to build a strong presence of ULI in the region, the roles of an Advisory Board member are as follows:

    1. To be an active, engaged, and enthusiastic team member who exhibits the highest level of judgment and discernment in providing guidance to the Advisory Board, District Council Chair and Executive Director.
    2. To be open and explore new ideas, challenge thoughts and ask questions on issues to come before the Advisory Board.
    3. To consider and debate the optimal strategy for achieving the ULI OC/IE 3-year Strategic Plan.
    4. To accept the position of serving on a non-profit leadership committee as an honor, not a right of ULI membership.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Advisory Board members are called upon to:

    1. Participate in quarterly Advisory Board meetings, not missing more than two consecutive meetings.
    2. Come to Advisory Board meetings prepared, having reviewed the agenda and all documents provided.
    3. Give a presentation to the Advisory Board on a topic focused on ULI’s Priorities for discussion.
    4. Stay informed of ULI’s program of work, activities and resources.  Seek to implement the strategies and objectives related to the Institute’s priorities and initiatives.
    5. Encourage broad, diverse participation in District Council’s activities that reflect the core values of ULI.
    6. Participate in greater-ULI activities, such as national conferences, workshops and webinars.
    7. Provide financial support to the District Council.

TENURE
Advisory Board members are appointed by the Chair.  Advisory Board members agree to tender resignation upon the expiration of the appointing Chair’s term.

ADVISORY BOARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Denise J. Ashton

Senior Principal - Planning/Community Design
WHA
Santa Ana, CA
United States

Jessica Candaele

Director
KTGY Architecture + Planning
Irvine, CA
United States

Robert Caudill

Regional Director | Orange County
Colliers International
Irvine, CA
United States

Jason R. Ficht

Project Manager
Design Workshop
Costa Mesa, CA
United States

Eric Higuchi

Tustin, CA
United States

Susan Hori

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Costa Mesa, CA
United States

Randal W. Jackson

President
PlaceWorks
Santa Ana, CA
United States

Steven R Kellenberg

Laguna Beach, CA
United States

John T. Martin

Principal
Martin and Associates, LLC
Costa Mesa, CA
United States

Sean Matsler

Partner
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Irvine, CA
United States

Jeff Mayer

President
MAYER CREATIVE
Newport Beach, CA
United States

Laurence M. Netherton

Newport Beach, CA
United States

Steve PonTell

President/CEO
National Community Renaissance
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
United States

Michael M. Ruane

Executive Vice President
National Community Renaissance
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
United States

Oscar Uranga

Director of Development
IMG Construction Management
Costa Mesa, CA
United States

John R. Williams

President and Chief Investment Officer
Avanath Capital Management
Irvine, CA
United States