McDermott + Bull has been engaged to lead the search of Orange County Business Council’s next Chief Executive Officer. This search will be led by McDermott + Bull Co-Founder and Managing Partner Chris Bull, Partner Jeff Black, and Senior Executive Recruiter Quyen Doan. As announced in a press release from Business Wire:

“The selection of the search firm follows OCBC’s announcement that Lucy Dunn, President and CEO, intends to retire effective December 31, 2021, after 16 years at the helm of the organization.

OCBC’s immediate past Board Chair, Joe Hensley, Market President of U.S. Bank, and former Board Chair, Steve Churm, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs for FivePoint Holdings, LLC, are co-chairing the search committee charged with selecting Dunn’s successor to head up the organization and its 200-plus business members. The six-member search committee selected McDermott + Bull as its firm of choice from a robust list of candidates.

‘Under Lucy’s leadership, OCBC has helped position Orange County as a world leader and coveted destination for innovative companies and businesses. As a result, the county has become widely known for its industry sectors from real estate to tourism, healthcare, bio sciences, medical devices and higher education. We are confident that McDermott + Bull is the right firm to help find OCBC’s next CEO,’ said Hensley.”

For more on the engagement, read the press release from Business Wire here.

If you know of anyone who might be a good fit for the role, please contact Quyen Doan at