Arts & Business Leadership Council


ABLC members are dynamic business and community leaders who support Segerstrom Center’s mission through fundraising, advocacy and community outreach with a particular emphasis on expanding audiences and developing the next generation of leadership for the Center.

We thank you in advance for your support of the Center, and we are always happy to answer any questions you may have about getting involved at the Center. For more information, contact Nikki Michela, Director of Institutional Giving at 

To thank members for their generosity, the Center is pleased to provide Council members with numerous benefits and opportunities

Lupe Erwin
  • Lupe Erwin

    ABLC Chair, Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers 

    Lupe’s personal dedication to the community extends to the many nonprofit organizations with which she is involved, including serving as the Chair of 44 Women for Children (an Auxiliary of Orangewood Foundation), Board Member at FosterALL, and Co-Chair of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Business Leadership Committee.

Katheryn Baker
Jesse D. Bagley
  • Jesse D. Bagley


    Jesse is actively involved in the OC philanthropic community. He and his family enjoy attending the Center's family shows.

Cory Glass
  • Cory Glass


    Born and raised in Newport Beach, Cory has worked at Salesforce for close to 10 years and is responsible for sales efforts within the Gaming and Hospitality Industry. Cory works as an advisor for multiple Companies and cares deeply for family and community philanthropy.

Steve Joseph
  • Steve Joseph

    Membership Co-Chair, Smart Home Products 

    Steve is an executive and entrepreneur with a passion for developing and distributing innovative home appliances. He is an aficionado of music and dance and is proud to support Segerstrom Center. He lives in Newport Beach with his wife Nicole and three children.

Fiona T. LeCong-Ly
  • Fiona T. LeCong-Ly

    Brown & Streza LLP 

    Fiona is excited to support Segerstrom Center for the Arts. With her husband and their son, she enjoys attending the variety of performances provided by Segerstrom Center including Broadway shows and Pacific Symphony concerts.

Sarah J. McElroy
  • Sarah J. McElroy


    Sarah has spent many years dedicated to the community through her work as Chair at CHOC Hospital's Mental Health Luncheon, Board Trustee at the South Coast Repertory Theatre, Board member of the Architecture and Design Museum in Palm Springs, and Board member and Chair of CureDuchenne’s Napa in Newport

Bill Meehan
Jill Meznarich
Maurice Murray
Patrick Strader
  • Patrick Strader

    Facilities Chair, Starpointe Ventures 

    Patrick serves as a consultant and senior advisor to many of the most complex projects in Orange County. He has grown up with the Center and has attended shows regularly since its opening in 1986. He is proud to have played the Doctor in the 1994 Santa Margarita Catholic High School production of Carousel and the “third pirate on the right” in the 1990 Harbor Day School production of Pirates of Penzance. His wife Dana, and two sons, Brendan and Connor try to balance their many hours at sports fields with trips to the Center and playing the Hamilton soundtrack in the car on the way to games.

Jaynine Warner

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