Steve PonTell

Steve PonTell

President at La Jolla Institute

Location:
10373 Trademark St Suite C, Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(909) 460-1500

General Information

Experience

President and Chief Executive Officer  - National Community Renaissance

President and Chief Executive Officer  - Big Bear Chamber of Commerce

Education

Big Bear High School

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Bachelor of Science  - California Polytechnic State University

Executive MBA  - Claremont Graduate University's Drucker School of Business

MBA  - Claremont Graduate School

MBA  - Drucker Center

PhD  - nursing , 

undergraduate degree  - City and Regional Planning , Cal Poly SLO

Affiliations

Advisory Board Member  - BizFed

Founder  - Hope Through Housing Foundation

Board Member  - The California Endowment

Board of Trustees Member  - National Housing Conference

Managing Member  - Community Asset Recovery Enterprise , LLC

Advisory Board Member  - Reason

Advisory Board Member  - Urban Land Institute

Board Member  - Artists

Board Member  - Casa Colina Inc

Member  - AIDS Project Los Angeles Inc

Managing Member  - CARE

Board Member  - Employers Group of California

Member  - San Bernardino National Forest/Big Bear Discovery Center

Member  - American Planning Association

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Steve PonTell
President and CEO Steve PonTell is the Chief Executive Officer and President of National Community Renaissance. In 1996, Steve founded the La Jolla Institute, a California-based nonprofit think tank that advances a better understanding of the critical elements necessary for both communities and corporations to achieve sustainable economic competitiveness. He is a nationally recognized authority on community development and creating forward-thinking organizations to maximize evolving market environments. Steve has a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University in City and Regional Planning and an EMBA from Claremont Graduate University's Drucker School of Business.

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Steve PonTell
Steve PonTell joined The California Endowment's board of directors in July 2011. PonTell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of National Community Renaissance (National CORE), one of the nation's largest nonprofit developers of affordable and senior housing. National CORE owns, operates, and/or manages nearly 9,000 units serving more than 27,000 residents in Arkansas, California, Florida, and Texas. PonTell is a respected national voice on the affordability and availability of housing, and the need for collaborative solutions to the housing crisis. Under his leadership, CORE and its Hope through Housing Foundation have earned wide acclaim for their proven and effective approach to building and preserving affordable housing that positively impacts communities. In 1996, PonTell founded the La Jolla Institute, a California-based nonprofit think tank that advances a better understanding of the critical elements necessary for both communities and corporations to achieve sustainable economic competitiveness. He is a nationally recognized authority on community development and creating forward-thinking organizations to maximize evolving market environments. PonTell currently serves on the Board of Governors for the National Housing Conference as well as on the Urban Land Institute's Affordable/Workforce Housing Council. He is a member of the American Planning Association, is a past chairman of the Children's Fund of San Bernardino County and is a past vice chairman of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board. PonTell has a Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic State University in City and Regional Planning and an Executive MBA from Claremont Graduate University's Drucker School of Business. He is married to Victoria, a PhD in nursing, and they have three children: Erin, Michael and Grace.

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