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Mike Balsamo

Past Chair

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Mike Balsamo is the former Chair of the South Orange County Economic Coalition. Mr. Balsamo also serves as the Senior Vice President of Public Relations for Rancho Mission Viejo.


As the Senior Vice President of Governmental Relations, Balsamo is responsible for interfacing with local and regional jurisdictions to oversee the planning and entitlement for community development and major infrastructure including schools, public safety facilities, transportation, water and other vital facilities and services for Rancho Mission Viejo (The Ranch).


He has committed his career to balancing development needs and environmental considerations, with more than 25 years of experience in land use planning and real estate development in both the public and private sectors, including serving as a land planner for the cities of Irvine and Lake Forest and for the County of Orange.

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