CEO Leadership Alliance announces fellows group

CEO Leadership Alliance of OC

The Orange Fellowship, a new program launched in partnership with the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County (CLA-OC), today announced the first class of fellows for its recently launched two-year program.

The CEO Leadership Alliance in March of this year announced the launch of the Orange Fellowship to identify, develop and invest in leading Orange County-based young professionals, with the goal of developing the region’s future business leaders. “We are excited to support the launch of the Orange Fellowship and begin investing in Orange County’s future business and community leaders today. We’ve been so encouraged by the support of the community and interest from a broad group of young professionals, and together well continue to build a future Orange County that enables everyone to thrive here,” said Mark Percy, President of CLA-OC.

With a virtual kickoff in August, the class was introduced to each other and highlighted the tremendous potential and excitement for the next two years of the program. This years cohort includes 24 exemplary recent college graduates who presently work in Orange County companies.

The inaugural class of Orange Fellows are:
– Kristofer Amparo, Ingram Micro
– Imah Islam, Ventura Foods
– Naomi Bui, Children and Family Futures
– Lucas Erb, Deloitte
– Leo Escutia, Comerica Bank
– Susan Gonzalez, Happy Money
– Michael Hernandez, Pacific Life
– Nicholas Jakel, Chapman University
– Leah Kraskin, Hoag Medical Group
– Tina Liu, Pacific Life
– Basti Lopez, Santa Ana College
– Austin MacLean, Capital Group
– Kaitlyn Massman, Pacific Life
– Brooke Morris, Pacific Life
– Minh Nguyen, UCI Medical Center
– Kelly Nguyen, Ninyo & Moore Geotechnical &
Environmental Sciences Consultants
– Ravi Parashar, Co-Founder Wave Wearable
– Melissa Ramirez, American Advisors Group
– Teresa Rivera, Jamboree Housing Corporation
– Luke Selway, Irvine Company
– William Smith, Abbott Engineering
– Jose Vargas, Ingram Micro
– Jessica Vo, Ephesoft
– Katherine Zertuche, Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers