2022 NEXTGEN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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LINDSAY HEZMALHALCH
Chair

Title: Vice President, Marketing

Company: WHA | Architects . Planners . Designers

Email: lindsayh@whainc.com

Yrs in the Industry: 7 yrs

Expertise: Marketing Manager, Business Development, Content Strategist

Achievements: SoCal Honors: Industry Super Star

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SHANNON WHITTAKER 
Co-Chair 

Title: Senior Forward Planner/Senior Project Manager

Company: Landsea Homes

Email: swhittaker@landseahomes.com

Yrs in the Industry: 6 yrs

Expertise: Forward Planning/Project Management

Achievements: Landsea Homes Employee of the Year 2019

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CHAD DAVIES
Membership

Title: Owner

Company: Davies Imaging Group
Years in industry: 6 years
Expertise: Photography and Video Production, Creative Direction, Business Development, Management, Friendship :D
Achievements: Self-employed since 2015. North State BIA Member for 4 years. BIASC Member for 3 years. NextGen Member for 2 years. 

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DANIEL BATTAGLIA

Finance

Title: Housing Coordinator

Company: HomeAid Orange County, Inc.

Email: daniel@homeaidoc.org

Yrs in the Industry: 3 yrs

Expertise:

Achievements:

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THUAN VO
Finance & Mentorship Program

Title: Forward Planner/Project Manager

Company: Landsea Homes

Email: tvo@landseahomes.com

Yrs in the Industry: 4 yrs

Expertise: Entitlements, Permitting, Plan Approvals, Bonds

Achievements:

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ZACHARY TORRES
Fundraising

Title: AVP, Sales Executive

Company: Fidelity National Title

Email: zachary.torres@fnf.com

Yrs in the Industry: 7 yrs

Expertise: Nationally licensed Title Insurance Representative with six years of experience in commercial, developer, and homebuilder real estate services. Zac has a strong understanding of real estate processes across all asset classes with the responsibilities of business development, client management, and business to business relationship building. Excels at time management, client communication, RE transaction underwriting requirements, customer service, and building and strengthening industry relationships.

Achievements: NextGen Social Chair for 2 years, currently Membership Chair for 3+ yrs and Fundraising Chair for 2+ yrs

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EVAN PRICE

Membership

Title: Associate Geologist

Company: Petra Geosciences, Inc.

Email: eprice@petra-inc.com

Yrs in the Industry: 16 yrs

Expertise: Licensed Engineering Geologist experienced in geotechnical and environmental consulting services for a wide variety of homebuilding (custom, tract single family, and multifamily), mass grading, public works and infrastructure, environmental phase I & II, and k-12 & college educational building projects.

Achievements: 

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LEANNE PHAM

Site Tour and Marketing

Title: Marketing Manager

Company: Danielian Associates Architects + Planners

Email: lpham@danielian.com

Yrs in the Industry: 3 yrs

Expertise: Digital Marketing, Event Planning

Achievements: 2020 Socal Honors Industry Super Stars Recognition

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KELLY ABELING

Site Tour

Title: Corporate Marketing Manager

Company: Landsea Homes

Email: kabeling@landseahomes.com

Yrs in the Industry: 4 years

Expertise: Marketing

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RYANE BUTTIGIEG

Social & Philanthropy

Title: Marketing Manager

Company: Trumark Homes

Email: rbuttigieg@trumarkco.com

Yrs in the Industry: 4 yrs

Expertise: Sales & Marketing

Achievements: USC Alumni

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KATIE CAWELTI

Government Affairs

Title: Director of Operations
Company: Curt Pringle & Associates
Yrs in the Industry: 11 years
Expertise: Land Use Entitlement, Government Affairs, Local Advocacy, Community Outreach, Communications
Achievements: 2020 Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Honoree, Current Chair of Advisory Board for Salvation Army Orange County, Advisory Board Member Anaheim Rehabilitation Center for the Salvation Army, Former Programs Committee Chair and Executive Committee Member for the Orange County Forum, Committee Member to the MUZEO in Anaheim, Director of Outreach and Coalitions for the California Women’s Leadership Association, Past President of the Orange Chamber of Commerce, and Past President of the Orange County Young Republicans

2022 NEXTGEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Former NextGen Board Members who lend their expertise, guidance and connections to the NextGen group.

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ERIC HIGUCHI

Government Affairs Advisor

& Past Chair

Title: Consultant

Company: Alpha Development Consulting, Inc.

Email: eric@alphadc.com

Yrs in the Industry: 13 yrs

Expertise: Homebuilding, Land Development, Asset Management

Achievements: 

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ERIN MEADOWS

Mentorship Program Advisor

Title: Account Executive

Company: First American Title Homebuilder Services

Email: emeadows@firstam.com

Yrs in the Industry: 17 yrs

Expertise: 

Achievements: 

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GRETCHEN FUOG

Social Advisor & Past Chair

Title: Account Executive

Company: Kovach Marketing

Email: gretchen@kovachmarketing.com

Yrs in the Industry: 9 years

Expertise: Strategic Branding, Creative Design, Social Media Marketing, Brand Cohesion, New Home Sales, Business Development

Achievements: 2020 RISE Award Recipient of The Resilience Award, 2019 NextGen CoChair/2020 Chair, Greater SMC Board of Directors (Marketing Chair), Authored/Assembled 4 NAHB Award Winning Entries for National Sales Person/Team of the Year at IBS - 2018, 2019

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SHANNON MANDICH

Philanthropy

Title: Attorney
Company: Jackson Tidus
Email: smandich@jacksontidus.law
Yrs in the Industry: 9 yrs
Expertise: Legal management documents for residential and commercial subdivision development, HOA formation, homebuyer disclosures and purchase agreements, California Department of Real Estate (DRE) regulatory approvals
Achievements: 2020 Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce “40 Under 40” Honoree