Jul 23 2018

Christopher Reese Joins Orange County Business Council As Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development

IRVINE, CA – July 23, 2018 – Orange County Business Council welcomes Christopher Reese as the organization’s Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development. Reese joins OCBC beginning August 1.

He comes to OCBC following nine years with California State University, Fullerton where he served in various posts, most recently as Executive Director, Corporate and Community Outreach for University Extension and International Programs.

Reese will develop and implement policy to advance OCBC’s Workforce Development, Education and Economic Development initiatives on behalf of the organization’s members and investors. He’ll be responsible for outreach to government agencies and the private-sector regarding key issues impacting the development of Southern California’s workforce, for facilitating partnerships between business and academia to develop job-skills curricula, and for the development of campaigns and programs to attract business and high-quality jobs to Orange County.

“Chris is a terrific addition to the OCBC team, and brings with him more than 15 years of experience in Public Policy, Community Relations and Government Affairs,” said Lucy Dunn, OCBC president and CEO. “The organization is very excited to have Chris on board, and looks forward to his leadership of OCBC’s important Workforce, Education and Economic Development initiatives.”

Prior to his tenure with Cal State Fullerton, where he also served as director of state and community relations, Reese held various public policy and community relations positions with Iger & Associates. He began his career as a field representative and senior field representative for Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher (R), 72nd Assembly District.

Reese holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Cal State Fullerton.

About OCBC
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 sixth largest county. For more information, visit

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