Meet The Board

IFMA Orange County 2019-2020 Board of Directors 

PRESIDENT
Jonathan Estrella
Director of Facility and Regulatory Compliance
Knott’s Berry Farm

Jonathan Estrella has embarked on a new adventure as Director of Facility and Regulatory Compliance at the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park in Buena Park, California.  Knott’s Berry Farm is part of the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company based out of Sandusky, Ohio.  Jonathan has over thirty years of facility management experience.  He started out at Nordstrom Inc. for the first half of his facility management career.  The last 19 years he has worked with Whittier College directly and indirectly.

Jonathan resides in Huntington Beach with his wife Kelly, daughter Sydni, son Dane, and younger daughter Mackenzi.  He continues to be an active member in the community in support of aquatic facilities and sports. 

 

VICE PRESIDENT
Jerry Eldridge

Director of Facilities
OC Fair & Event Center

Jerry Eldridge is the Director of Facilities for the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. He has over 30 years of construction and project management experience. Jerry spent 10 years as a general contractor building and designing projects such as apartment communities, custom homes, tilt ups, TI space development and business centers. In Jerry’s current role as the Director of Facilities for the OC Fair & Event Center he enjoys overseeing the facility operations which includes facility grounds maintenance, building maintenance, event production, landscape maintenance, farm operation and all construction projects from conception to completion.

Jerry has been a member of IFMA for 6 years. He Served as the Treasurer for the last 2 years and will currently be Vice President for the 2019-20 year.

Jerry lives in lake forest with his wife and two kids. His daughter is 20 years old heading off to Boise State as a junior for college, studying physics and his son is 13 enjoying the thralls of junior high school.  Jerry also has a son 25 years old who currently is serving his 9th year as a US Marine living in Virginia.

When there is time for play Jerry enjoys mountain bike riding, softball, all water sports and spending time with his family.

 

TREASURER
Roy L. Bass, FMP, SFP
Senior Coordinator, Office Services Operations
Capital Group

Roy L. Bass is Senior Coordinator of Office Services Operations for The Capital Group, based in Irvine.  Roy has over site over onsite engineering and he is also a manages multiple projects on campus.  He has over 20 years in facilities management. 

Roy has been a member of IFMA for over 10 years. He currently holds the Facility Management Professional (FMP) and Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) credentials.

Roy lives in Eastvale with his wife, Shurhan, sons Sean (15) and Shane (7).   

 

SECRETARY
Paul McGlynn
Facilities and Construction Manager
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Paul McGlynn is the Facilities and Construction Manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Los Angeles.  He has been with Enterprise for 23 years in various roles and now oversees a real estate portfolio of 400 locations in Southern California servicing Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, Commute by Enterprise, Enterprise Fleet Management, Alamo Rent-A-Car, and National Car Rental. 

Paul became a member of IFMA in 2017 and is very active. He is in the process of completing his FMP certification alongside his staff of five Facility Managers, and attended World Workplace in Charlotte, NC.

Paul attended St Cloud State University in St Cloud, MN and currently resides in Huntington Beach with his wife Mary and their two kids. In his downtime, Paul is a soccer coach for AYSO, a member of the Sts Simon and Jude School Marketing Committee, and an avid boater. 

 

CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR
Michael Lasher, IOM
Association Executive
Gayle Stewart Enterprises, Inc.

Mike Lasher is an association executive with over 28 years experience in non-profit management. Through his affiliation with the association management firm Gayle Stewart Enterprises, Inc., he currently serves as Chapter Administrator for IFMA Orange County. He is also the Chapter Administrator for Meeting Professionals International, Orange County Chapter (MPIOC), which serves the local meetings and events industry.
 
Mike began his association management career with Gayle Stewart Enterprises (GSE, Inc.), an association management firm located in Tustin, California, where he aided non-profit professional and trade organizations since 1991. He has served as chief staff executive for chapters of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Christi an Businessmen's Committee (CBMC), the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), and independent organizations including the Orange County Employee Benefit Council (OCEBC), Escrow Institute of California (EIC), Life Science Industry Council (LINC) and the Southern California Association of Civil Engineers / Land Surveyors (SCACELS). He was also the Chief Staff Executive for the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Orange County - an organization representing the office & commercial real estate industry; the Tech Coast Venture Network (TCVN) - an Orange County based association of early stage startup and growing high tech firms and investors, and the Network Professional Association (NPA), an international organization serving network computing professionals.
 
In the for-profit sector, Mr. Lasher has served as Academic Programs Director for Esthetic Professionals, a privately held dental learning and continuing education center & clinic for licensed dentists in Tarzana, California, known worldwide for its contemporary esthetic dentistry residency program.
 
He is a 1999 graduate of the Institute for Organization Management and received his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 1999.
 
Mr. Lasher has served in leadership volunteer roles as Vice President of Membership for the former Southern California Society of Association Executives (SCSAE) and as a Board member. He also served on the Western Board of Regents for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Organization Management.
 
Mike resides in Simi Valley, California with his wife Carol and their two adult children. In his leisure time he plays electric guitar, enjoys smoked barbecuing, and he and his wife occasionally enjoy hikes through the beautiful hills of Ventura County and Santa Monica Mountains. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve IFMA Orange County Members and is here to help the organization and its leadership succeed and grow to new heights.