Congratulations to the many OCBC members recognized on Orange County Register’s list of OC’s 100 Most Influential People for 2015. For a second year, the Register complied a list of people who have a significant impact on the county; ranging from the arts to politics to the nonprofit world, and picked from the year’s top news stories and reader submissions. For more information, contact Delaine Moore, Director of Communications.

Mark Asturias, Irvine Community Land Trust – Under him, the Irvine Community Land Trust opened its first permanent affordable housing complex in Irvine.

Ryan Chamberlain, CalTrans District 12 – He secured 82 million in federal funds to expand both directions of the I-405.

Michael Colglazier, Disneyland Resort – He helped prevent a tax on Disneyland tickets in exchange for $1 billion in parking and a “Star Wars” themed land.

Kim Cripe, CHOC Children’s – Under her leadership, CHOC is building a $27 million inpatient mental health treatment center for children.

Robert Dunek, City of Lake Forest – He oversaw Lake Forest’s doubling in size, helped bulid a huge sports park and a food-and-retail complex.

Sharon Ellis, Habitat for Humanity – She oversaw Habitat for Humanity Orange County’s 200th home built in the county, with 14 constructed this year.

Doug Holte, The Irvine Company – Under his leadership, an Irvine Co. group is building the two tallest towers in Orange County.

Kathy Kramer, The O.C. Fair – She opened the O.C. Fair early so a little girl diagnosed with leukemia could have safe fun before the regular crowd.

Scott Maloni, Poseidon Water – Poseidon Water’s proposed Huntington Beach desalination plant made major strides.

Hugh Nguyen, City of Westminster – He opened county offices on some Saturdays. The county now issues 160 marriage licenses each open Saturday.

Karen Roper, County of Orange – She helped advance plans and approval for the county’s first year-round homeless shelter.

Tom Tait, City of Anaheim – He sparked a million acts of kindness in schools and helped get the Dalai Lama to visit the city.

Mike Trout, Angles Baseball – He performed incredibly enough to maintain his title as the best baseball player in America.

Russell Turner, UC Irvine – The coach has turned UC Irvine into a national basketball contender.

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