FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 12, 2015
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713, Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Lalloway Selected as OCTA Board Chairman
Director Donchak will serve as vice chairman of the board
ORANGE – Irvine Mayor Pro Tem Jeffrey Lalloway was unanimously selected today as the new chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors.
Lalloway served as the OCTA board’s vice chairman for the last year. He replaces outgoing Chairman Shawn Nelson, also the county’s Fourth District Supervisor, who remains on the board.
“I’m honored to have the chance to lead an agency dedicated to the mobility needs of Orange County’s residents, workers and visitors,” Lalloway said. “It’s truly a privilege to be selected by my peers on the board to guide continuing efforts to sustain and improve Orange County’s ability to keep moving – whether by bus, train, car or bicycle.”
Lalloway is a father, husband, attorney and businessman, who has served on the Irvine City Council since December 2010. He has served on the OCTA board since January 2013.
He started his law career in Pennsylvania, where he worked in the Philadelphia office of the U.S. Attorney. Later, Lalloway went into private practice and moved his offices to Irvine. He now practices family law in Orange County.
His commentaries on financial and economic issues have been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines, including Time, People and USA Today. He graduated with highest honors in 1986 from Rutgers University, with a bachelor’s degree in political science. In 1989, he graduated at the top of his class with a law degree from Villanova Law School.
Lalloway and his wife, Laura, are the proud parents of two daughters, Regan, 11, and Sydney, 7. They also opened their home to two pugs, Rocky and Sammy.
Lalloway also serves on the board of directors for the Orange County Fire Authority. He is an active cyclist who helps raise funds for research to combat ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Replacing Lalloway as vice chairman is Director Lori Donchak, who is a member of the San Clemente City Council. She joined the OCTA board in January 2013.
Also sworn in today at the first board meeting of 2015 was Director Michelle Steel, also the county’s Second District Supervisor.
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