After an extensive search for a new executive director for the Golden Rain Foundation, community management professional Jessica Sedgwick has accepted the position. She comes to the Golden Rain Foundation from her former position as general manager for professional community management, where she oversaw a large-scale master-planned developing community in Ontario Ranch. It is ranked No.1 in the Inland Empire for master-planned communities and No. 7 in the nation.
Ms. Sedgwick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with a minor in Italian from University of California, Los Angeles (cum laude).
She holds the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMC) professional designation from Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) and the Association Management Specialist (AMS) professional designation from California Associations Institute (CAI).
She most recently qualified to sit for the exam to obtain the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from CAI, considered the most prestigious designation in the HOA industry.
She most recently was awarded the Professional Community Management Leadership Award. She is also the recipient of CAI-Greater Inland Empire Chapter’s 2018 Committee of the Year and 2019 On-Site Manager of the Year awards.
She is currently serving as secretary for the CAI-GRIE Chapter Board, was a former co-chair to the CAI-GRIE Education Committee and is a current sitting member.
Of her appointment, Sedgwick states, “I am honored to be joining the Golden Rain Foundation, Leisure World Seal Beach, and to lead our team of committed leaders, staff and board into our next chapter and build on the good work of those before me. We will continue to elevate the resident experience and quality of life of all those in the community as we move forward into the future.”
“The GRF Board is very pleased to welcome Ms. Sedgwick to our community,” said GRF President Susan Hopewell. The GRF Board and Leadership Team were fortunate to interview several qualified candidates, and she comes with the highest credentials, great experience and a commitment to keeping LWSB the best place to live.” The GRF Board and Leadership Team hired a professional recruiter to coordinate the search for an executive director. The search yielded a field of 23 serious candidates for the challenging job of providing the GRF Board of Directors with comprehensive guidance, overseeing day-to-day GRF operations, supervising the annual budget, and managing 170 employees in 15 departments among many other tasks.
Sedgwick replaces former GRF Executive Director Randy Ankeny, who left his post in December after eight years to pursue other opportunities.