IRVINE, CA—Lucy Dunn, Orange County Business Council’s President and CEO and California Transportation Commissioner, received Mobility 21′s Private Sector Leader of the Year Award at the 10th Annual Mobility 21 Summit on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 in Los Angeles.
More than 1,000 people converged upon the JW Marriott at L.A. Live to pledge their commitment to keep transportation investment at the forefront of state and federal priorities. Elected officials, transportation experts and business leaders came together to highlight innovative ways the region is advocating to create jobs and influence legislation in the face of a chronic underinvestment in transportation infrastructure.
OCTA CEO and Mobility 21 Board Chairman Will Kempton presented Ms. Dunn with the award for her extensive work delivering transportation funding for Southern California to widen freeways, repair roads and improve transit. Eddie Northen of UPS and chairman of the Orange County Business Council acknowledged her dedication that benefits millions of Californians.
As President and CEO of Orange County Business Council, Ms. Dunn leads a dynamic organization of business members, working with academia and government, to ensure the county’s economic prosperity and high quality of life. Ms. Dunn was appointed to the California Transportation Commission by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008.
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s fifth largest county. For more information, visit www.ocbc.org
About Mobility 21:
Mobility 21 is a coalition that brings together public, business and community stakeholders to pursue regional solutions to the transportation challenges facing Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura Counties. A nonpartisan alliance, Mobility 21 delivers a unified voice for the region’s transportation priorities and seeks to improve mobility in the region.
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