Orange County is a highly diverse community. As a result, it is often too easy to work in silos without a common endpoint in mind. CEOs have the power and resources to bring the right people together to work on the big issues that require cross-sector collaboration, but the entire community is needed to make change happen.
Membership on CLA-OC is by invitation only to area CEOs or regional Presidents. The Advisory Committee is made up of retired CEOs who remain engaged in our community. Our initiatives involve C-suite executives from companies who are interested in leading change, working strategically and helping others succeed.
We're in because...
“I’m in because I believe that Orange County is one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family. By working together, we can help make OC the best place to start and build a business - a thriving OC for all.”
“I’m in because the changes we want for Orange County must begin with us –the area leaders who agree to share our time and insight so that we can become a model for the nation in terms of employment, innovation and overall quality of life.”
“I’m in and very excited because when you take some of the best business leaders passionate to make a difference in our community and where we call home, only great ideas and execution would follow.”
“I’m in because no one person or company can Cultivate a Better World alone. A collaborative community will help drive sustainable growth while continuing to position Orange County as a destination for top talent.”
“I’m in because I want to help drive the change in Orange County I want to see.”
The Case for A.I and OC
The Case for AI and OC
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to transform our world. With AI estimated to be worth $22.17tn to the global economy by 2030, the United States is a global leader on the research, commercialization and use of AI. But competition is high. No single region within the US can rest on its laurels. In order for the United States to continue to be a leader in AI, winning the race for a world-class talent pool, from K-12 to higher education, to reskilling and upskilling, is imperative for success.
SC Master Fund
The SC Master Fund is SoCal’s first Fund of Funds supporting local innovation, entrepreneurs, and venture funds. We are working with a few of the largest and most successful corporations, investors, entrepreneurs, universities, and executives in Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Southern California is primed for entrepreneurial growth and innovation as an undervalued region. We are the number two ranked region in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and number one in PhD graduates, hold key startup growth advantages throughout our region, and have the access to leverage our SoCal cluster strengths.