May 24 2018

OCBC Promotes Rubalcava To Chief Operating Officer; Parente To Chief Financial Officer

IRVINE, CA — May 24, 2018 –  Orange County Business Council today announced two executive promotions within the organization. Natalie Rubalcava – OCBC’s vice president of investor relations since 2016 – has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Danette Parente, who has served as OCBC’s Vice President of Finance and Administration for 23 years – has been elevated to Chief Financial Officer.

The new assignments were announced by OCBC President and CEO Lucy Dunn.

As chief operating officer, Rubalcava will be responsible for day-to-day operation of the organization, reporting to Dunn. Rubalcava’s career spans more than 20 years in marketing, research and development with Southern California’s largest media companies, including the Los Angeles Times and Southern California News Group, publisher of the Orange County Register. She earned her BA in Political Science at California State University, Fullerton, and holds a JD degree from the University of La Verne College of Law.

 A member of the OCBC management team since 1995, Parente will continue overseeing all financial appropriations, expenditures, accounting and reporting for the organization as chief financial officer. A graduate of the University of Southern California and a Certified Public Accountant, Parente previously served as Director of Wescom Credit Union. Her career also includes tenures as a division controller in the commercial real estate and property management industries, and as an auditor with Deloitte.

“Each of these exceptionally talented women has been an important, contributing member of the OCBC leadership team in ways that have improved and benefitted the organization,” said Dunn. “I’m proud of both of them and excited to elevate them to these executive management positions. They’ve earned it.”

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. 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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