chris simonsen



Chris Simonsen

CEO, Orangewood Foundation


Chris started his career in various finance roles, most recently as the CFO at the Auto Club. He joined Orangewood Foundation in 2007 as the CFO and was promoted to CEO in 2014. About the Foundation's mission, he says, "I love the fact that Orangewood will do whatever it takes to support a youth to make positive steps to improve their life." He continues, "I love seeing a smile on a youth's face after one of their successes, no matter how large or small it might be. Every day is different." Chris has four grown children. He loves the LA Kings hockey team and traveling, setting a goal to make one international trip per year. He is passionate about music and has seen his favorite band, Metallica, in concert over 20 times.