IRVINE, California, October 18, 2011 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced today the successful appointment of Chuck Seeger as Vice President of Architecture and Planning Engineering at Santa Catalina Island company in Avalon, California.

Before joining Santa Catalina Island Company, Mr. Seeger served as Vice President and Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture with HOK, a landscape architecture company, in Los Angeles, California. Prior to HOK, Mr. Seeger acted as the Director of Land Use and Entitlements for Online Land Planning, another landscape architecture business located in Redondo Beach, California.

According to Jeff Black, Partner at McDermott & Bull and Search Consultant for this search, “Chuck’s 29 years of experience as a architecture and planning leader, as well as his skills of influence make him the right candidate for this role. He has years of management experience as well as very valuable entrepreneurial experience, and his career in development make him a good fit for a dynamic environment such as Santa Catalina Island Company’s.”

Mr. Seeger has his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He also has his Masters of Business Administration in Business Strategy from Claremont Graduate University.

About Santa Catalina Island Company

Santa Catalina Island Company, ( headquartered in Avalon, California is a leader in providing an exceptional customer experience, enhancing appreciation for Catalina’s history and preserving its character. While building on the company’s legacy and vision, become an economically and environmentally sustainable business, always adapting to the times. The vision of the Santa Catalina Island Company is to be recognized as a leader in providing exceptional individual and group experiences to their guests and visitors, and be a respected business partner with their employees, suppliers and community. The company’s vision – like their history on Santa Catalina Island – is long term. They use their resources (human, physical, financial and natural) in a sustainable manner to implement the highest quality plans, design and developments that create properties of enduring value. Along with other stakeholders they are committed to preserving the natural beauty and unique character of Santa Catalina Island. In Avalon, Two Harbors and other holdings they work to develop a master planned, quality island community which preserves the island’s history, culture and authenticity.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. ( is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Financial Services, Energy, Manufacturing, Bio-Tech and Life Science, Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and others. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull works with a large number of prestigious clients including Allergan, Advanced Medical Optics, Black & Decker, Harbor Freight Tools, Boeing, Aramark, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Conexant, Google, Invitrogen, Meggitt PLC, J.F. Shea, Comerica Bank, and Union Bank.