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Message from the Chair

For more than 25 years the UC Irvine Chief Executive Roundtable has served as a national model in fostering close connections among Orange County’s business leaders and in advancing collaborations between one of the world’s most important research universities and the business community that has developed around it.  The dynamism and vitality of Orange County’s globally competitive companies, combined with the research insights and cutting-edge technology developed at UC Irvine, creates an innovative and fast-moving environment that drives our region forward.

Kimberly Sentovich
Chair, Chief Executive Roundtable
EVP, Stores and Logistics
Gymboree Corporation

New Chair Update

Michael A. Colglazier, president of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, will serve as the next chair of the UCI Chief Executive Roundtable, effective July 1, 2016. A 26-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, Colglazier oversees a workforce of 29,000 cast members at the 500-acre resort, which includes the world-famous Disneyland Park, the newly expanded Disney California Adventure Park, the classic Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, the Paradise Pier Hotel and Downtown Disney. Under Colglazier's leadership, Orange County's largest and second largest employers, Disneyland Resort and UC Irvine, respectively, work to create and develop future leaders in the academic and business communities.