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Lucy Dunn

President and CEO, Orange County Business Council




Lucetta "Lucy" Dunn is president and CEO of the Orange County Business Council. In her first year at OCBC, she hosted a visit from President George W. Bush and helped lead a major successful campaign by the business community to Renew Measure M, funding the next 30 years of transportation improvements for Orange County.

Before joining the Business Council, Lucy was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and confirmed by the California State Senate in 2004 to serve as Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

Lucy received the California State Legislature "Woman of the Year 1997" for her civic involvement, influence and participation in public policy task forces. In 2001, she served as the first woman president in the 80-year history of the Building Industry Association of Southern California and was slated to be president of the state-wide California Building Industry Association when Governor Schwarzenegger appointed her to his team.  In 2005, she received CBIA's "D. Gregg Brown Award" for her work advocating housing and homeownership.  

The Orange County Business Journal honored her with its 2006 "Women in Business" award, which recognized five out of 150 nominees for distinguished careers in business.  In 2007, California State University, Fullerton, awarded her its prestigious "Vision and Visionaries" Award.

Lucy is also an attorney admitted to practice before the California State Bar, the federal bar and the U.S. Supreme Court.  She is a director of a number of non-profit organizations including Catholic Charities of Orange County, Lennar Charitable Housing Foundation and the Bolsa Chica Conservancy.

She is the mother of two sons and resides in Coto de Caza.