Over the past 6 months, we have seen our daily lives change dramatically. As professionals, we need to continually work to understand how the pandemic is shifting the local landscape. Shari Freidenrich, Orange County Treasurer, will share her knowledge on the county’s fiscal health and upcoming policy changes. Beckie Gomez, member of the Orange County Board of Education, will provide insight into how the district is handling the challenge of creating new ways of delivering education to its thousands of students. Pauline Hale will comment on the current state of the commercial real estate environment and infrastructure development in Orange County. Join us for this timely and insightful panel discussion
SHARI FREIDENRICH, CPA
ORANGE COUNTY TREASURER
Ms. Freidenrich was elected as Orange County’s Treasurer in 2010 and re-elected in 2018. She is responsible for overseeing the County’s $9 billion investment pool. Prior to her work with the County of Orange, Ms. Freidenrich was the Elected City Treasurer for the City of Huntington Beach from 1996 to 2010.
Ms. Freidenrich also serves as a trustee for the $15 billion Orange County Employees Retirement System.
REBECCA (“BECKIE”) GOMEZ
ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Rebecca “Beckie” Gomez currently serves as a member of the Orange County Board of Education representing District 1. Previously, she served two terms on the Tustin City Council where she represented the city on the Orange County Senior Citizens Advisory Council, the Santa Ana River Flood Protection Agency (SARFPA), and served as chair on the Orange County Library Advisory Board. Beckie also served as Commissioner for the Orange County Waste Management Commission in 2012-2013 and has been a member of the Orange County Emergency Medical Committee since 2015.
PAULINE HALE, MAI, MRICS, CCIM
SR MANAGER, RESEARCH, VALUATION, ADVISORY PRACTICE
Ms. Hale has been a Senior Manager with the Altus Group since 2010 responsible for appraisal and consulting on various types of investment real estate throughout the continental U.S. Prior to joining the Altus Group, Ms. Hale was the Manager of Real Estate Business Advisory Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2004-2010. Ms. Hale also worked with KBS Realty Advisors and CB Richard Ellis.
Brought to you by the CFA Society Orange County Women in Finance Committee