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Kendra L. Chandler Named Executive Director for Urban Land Institute OC-IE

Friday, December 09, 2016 / Urban Land Institute

Kendra L. Chandler, Executive Director Urban Land Institute OC-IE

Irvine, California  Former Senior Director of ULI Orange County/Inland Empire, Kendra L. Chandler, has been named as the organization’s Executive Director. Ms. Chandler began working with ULI Orange County/Inland Empire in 2006, first as Manager of Programs & Development. After a two-year hiatus, she returned to ULI as Senior Director in 2015. In her new role as Executive Director of the local District Council, Ms. Chandler will carry out Urban Land Institute’s mission of nonprofit research and education in land use and real estate development guidelines in private enterprise and public service within Orange County and in the Inland Empire. A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.  

Kendra Chandler has been instrumental in creating, managing and directing a wide array of ULI events directly connected to local land development leadership, innovation, sponsorship and more. She has extensive experience in working with ULI district councils nationwide. In addition to her work with ULI, Ms. Chandler served for six years as the Director of Events and Marketing for the Building Industry Association, Orange County Chapter, managing all aspects of major events and meetings including finance, membership, sponsorship, chapter staffing and volunteers. 

In addition to her nonprofit work, Ms. Chandler worked along side firm leadership for Lifescapes International, Inc., managing business development and marketing for the firm. A seasoned veteran of event planning, she also served as Tournament & Banquet Sales Director for Strawberry Farms Golf Club. She worked as a Project Manager for Monarch Services, and as an Account Executive at The Vacation Channel in Branson, MO. She earned her Bachelor of Arts, Media Arts degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. 

In her personal life, Ms. Chandler and her daughters, are members of the National Charity League Orange/Villa Park Chapter where she also serves on the Executive Board. Ms. Chandler attributes her ongoing success to the support, mentoring and professional guidance she received from the women with whom she has worked over the years. She is a true So Cal native, and attended Orange Unified Schools where her daughters are now attending. Kendra and her husband, Jeff, have been married for 20 years and reside in the city of Orange. 

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