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Board of Directors

The Orange County Great Park Corporation Board of Directors is responsible for creating policy for the development, operations, and maintenance of the Orange County Great Park and its infrastructure. Activities include overseeing the design, construction and development of park amenities. In the long term, the Board will focus on fundraising, park operations and maintenance.

Board of Directors Meetings are broadcast live every month via ICTV 30.

Christina Shea

Christina Shea, Chair

Residence: Irvine, California
Occupation: Businesswoman

Christina Shea sits on the Irvine City Council and was appointed Chair of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors in February 2014. She was originally elected to the Irvine City Council in a landslide victory in 1992 and, after a four-year term, was elected Mayor in 1996 and re-elected in 1998.  In 2002, Councilwoman and former Mayor Shea returned to the Irvine City Council, where she served until 2010.  After a two-year hiatus, she was again elected to public office, and is currently a member of the Irvine City Council. Christina Shea was appointed Vice Chair of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors in 2013 and served in that role until her appointment as Chair.

“Our Great Park will be a benefit to our residents and visitors from all over the world in the years to come.”


Dr. Steven Choi

Steven Choi, Vice Chair

Residence: Irvine, California
Occupation: Irvine Mayor; Professor/Businessman

Steven Choi is the Mayor of the City of Irvine and was appointed Vice Chair of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors in February 2014. He was elected to the Irvine City Council in 2004 and re-elected in 2008, having also served on the Irvine Unified School District Board of Trustees since 1998. He has taught at several colleges and universities, including USC and UCI and is the Director of Dr. Choi’s Academy. His first job after emigrating from Korea was training Peace Corps volunteers for the State Department. Dr. Choi earned his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, his MS from Louisiana State University, and his BA from Kyung Hee University.

“As an educator, I am thrilled by the many learning opportunities the Orange County Great Park will create. The Great Park Plan designates land for new universities, museums, libraries and other institutions that will expand educational choices for all county residents.”


Larry Agran

Larry Agran, Director

Residence: Irvine, California
Occupation: Irvine Councilmember; Public Interest Attorney

Larry Agran returned to service on the Irvine City Council when he was elected to the Council in 1998. He was elected Mayor in 2000 and re-elected in 2002. In 2004, he was elected to the City Council and was re-elected in 2008 and 2010. He also served on the Irvine City Council from 1978 to 1990, including six years as Mayor. Under his leadership, the City received national recognition for its pioneering programs in child care, affordable housing, recycling, and open space preservation. Councilmember Agran served for six years as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Great Park Corporation.

“Other great metropolitan parks have required fifty years or more to develop. By contrast, our Great Park development strategy – harnessing the power of private capital and the benefit of enlightened public planning – will enable all key elements of the Great Park to be developed in less time. We will have a Great Park larger than New York’s Central Park, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and San Diego’s Balboa Park combined that will be developed and maintained in perpetuity with private dollars.”


Beth Krom

Beth Krom, Director

Residence: Irvine, California
Occupation: Businesswoman

Beth Krom was first elected to the Irvine City Council in 2000 and was re-elected in 2002. In 2004, she won her first term as Mayor of Irvine and in 2006 she was re-elected with nearly 60% of the vote. Following two successful terms as Mayor, Beth Krom was elected to the City Council in November 2008 and was the top vote getter in the 2012 Irvine election. Councilmember Krom brings her experience as a teacher, a business owner, a community volunteer and a mother to her work on behalf of the community. An advocate for balanced communities, she is focused on undertaking initiatives that will ensure a sustainable future for the Great Park and the City of Irvine. Councilmember Krom served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Great Park Corporation for two years.

“The Orange County Great Park Plan is the result of a remarkable partnership between the City of Irvine, the Department of the Navy, and the County of Orange. The Great Park will be a recreational resource for residents throughout Orange County and a tremendous source of pride for generations to come.”


Jeffrey Lalloway

Jeffrey Lalloway, Director

Residence: Irvine, California
Occupation: Irvine Councilmember, Attorney and Businessman

Jeffrey Lalloway was elected to the Irvine City Council in November 2010. Mr. Lalloway graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, and attended Villanova University School of Law where he graduated in 1989 at the top of his class.

After many years as an attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jeffrey moved his practice to Irvine. He currently practices family law in Orange County. Jeffrey serves on the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors, is a member of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, the Republic Jewish Coalition, and is on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Club of Orange County.  Previously, Jeffrey served as Vice Chairman of the Irvine Finance Commission. Councilmember Lalloway served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Great Park Corporation in 2013.

“I look forward to the development of the Orange County Great Park as a resource for all of the region’s residents, young and old, to enjoy for generations.”