IRVINE, Calif., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc. (BIASC) is pleased to announce Michael Balsamo as the new Chief Executive Officer for the regional office effective July 18, 2016.
Balsamo, whose previous role was with the BIA as the Executive Officer for the Orange County Chapter (BIAOC), has more than 20 years of experience in land use planning and real estate development in both the public and private sectors.
Mr. Balsamo is a long-time resident of Orange County and graduate of UC Irvine where he studied both Political Science and Environmental Science. Mike gained experience as a land use planner for the cities of Irvine and Lake Forest following his graduation and has made it his mission to champion building as the foundation of vibrant and sustainable communities.
"Mike's command of issues affecting the [building] industry is key to his leadership of our organization. His keen intellect and wealth of relationships both in the public and private sector make him an excellent advocate for the development community. We are fortunate to have him as our CEO," said Michael Battaglia, BIASC 2016 Board President of CalAtlantic Homes.
"Given the severe housing challenges in our state, it is reassuring to elected officials like myself, that a leader of Mike's caliber is at the helm at BIASC," said Assembly Member Tom Daly.
Lucy Dunn, CEO and President of the Orange County Business Council went on to say that, "Mike has demonstrated great leadership over a long period of time in the public policy arena, BIASC has chosen the right man for the job."
BIASC's new CEO's experience also includes working as a consultant to Irvine Company, Retail Properties Division as a project manager for numerous shopping center developments on the Irvine Ranch, serving as a project manager for Lennar Homes, and serving as the Manager of OC Planning at Orange County Public Works in Santa Ana.
Mike Balsamo will continue to work from BIASC's principle office in Irvine, CA.
About the Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc.:
BIASC is a full service organization providing legislative advocacy, educational programming, labor relations, networking and community relations. The association objective is to promote a positive business environment for the building industry. http://www.biasc.org/
SOURCE Building Industry Association of Southern California, Inc.