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

Vice Chair
Senior Principal - Planning/Community Design
WHA - Architects.Planners.Designers
Santa Ana
CA
United States

John R. Williams

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

Jessica Candaele

Member
Director
KTGY Architecture + Planning
Irvine
CA
United States

Robert Caudill

Vice Chair Office and Commercial Initiative Council
Regional Director | Orange County
Colliers International
Irvine
CA
United States

Jason R. Ficht

Member
Project Manager
Design Workshop
Costa Mesa
CA
United States

Eric Higuchi

Member
Tustin
CA
United States

Susan Hori

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

Steven R Kellenberg

Member
Laguna Beach
CA
United States

John T. Martin

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

Sean Matsler

Member
Partner
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP
Costa Mesa
CA
United States

Jeff Mayer

Governance Chair
President
MAYER CREATIVE
Newport Beach
CA
United States

Steve PonTell

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

Michael M. Ruane

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

Oscar Uranga

Vice Chair - Technical Assistance Program
Director of Development
IMG Construction Management
Irvine
CA
United States

Randal W. Jackson

Governance Chair
President
PlaceWorks
Santa Ana
CA
United States

Laurence M. Netherton

Governance Chair
Newport Beach
CA
United States