Christina Shea - Advisor, Government Relations & Real Estate
Christina provides government relations for Kia Motors America, Hyundai Corporation, Phoenix Industries, Century 21 Professionals, and other business interests.
Shebegan her business career as the VP of business development for the family-owned business, Shea Auto Wash Consulting, in 1990. She transitioned to politics and served on the Irvine City Council from 1992 to 2010, and then as Mayor of Irvine from 1996 to 2000.
She was named one of Orange County’s ’Leaders of the Year’ by the California Women’s Leadership Association and featured as one of the ’Most Influential Women in Orange County’ by Orange County Metro Magazine. Christina Shea was recognized by our local assemblyman, Chuck DeVore, to be the 2008 Woman of the Year, for the Seventieth Assembly District.
Dedicated to sound fiscal responsibility for both the present and the future, Christina supports privatization and during her years as Mayor helped streamline Irvine’s municipal services and staff while maintaining high service levels. She has served on the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority, on the Board of Directors for the Transportation Corridor Agencies, on the board of directors for the Orange County Sanitation District, and as a member of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors, a billion dollar corporate project.
Christina Shea served and serves in numerous volunteer organizations, including the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, the Board of Directors for the Irvine Child Care Project and on the Advisory Board as past Capital Campaign Director for Human Option, as well as as an appointed representative to the OC Central Committee.