New Member Update
Kimberly Chavales Cripe is president and chief executive officer of CHOC Children’s, one of the top pediatric healthcare systems in the nation, affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. A dedicated child advocate, Cripe is committed to expanding healthcare access to underserved children and adolescents in the community through her role as Chair Elect for the Children and Families Commission of Orange County (Prop. 10).
Steven A. Nichols is the managing partner of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, Orange County’s largest full-service law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California. With over 30 years of experience as a business trial lawyer, Nichols serves as co-chair of Rutan’s prestigious Construction Law Group, and formerly as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel of arbitrators. Recently selected as one of California’s Top 100 Lawyers by the Daily Journal as well as OC Metro’s “Top 25”, Nichols is one of the leading experts in the developing field of public-private partnerships for large infrastructure development projects.