Michael is President & CEO of Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County. An economic developer for more than sixteen years and former senior commercial banking executive, Mike also serves as president of The Association of Financial Development Corporations, the statewide industry trade association which represents the FDC organizations. Mike’s civic involvement includes service as Board Treasurer/Director of Family Services Association, a large non-profit social services agency in the Inland Empire and vice chairman of its subsidiary, Aspire Community Housing Development Organization. Mr. Ocasio is also chapter president of Inland Empire Risk Management Association and secretary/director of the statewide, California Small Business Association (CSBA) and past Commissioner with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Commission on Recruitment, Retention and Diversity. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Mike has achieved certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) from the National Development Council and is a local resident of the City of Redlands, CA.
Alexis Lombardi serves as Office Administrator. Alexis is an individual who effectively manages resources having previously served as the office coordinator for a large commercial insurance carrier. With a background in small business finance, commercial real estate law, and insurance; she has a wealth of knowledge and business acumen. Having been reared on the island of Oahu in Hawaii Alexis has a unique appreciation for our beach communities. She graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and was fortunate enough to study abroad in Australia. Alexis resides in the community of San Juan Capistrano and is an active member of Saddleback Church. As well, she passionately pursues spritual development and is in the process of writing her own book.