CEO and President
Steve PonTell is the CEO and President of the National Community Renaissance, or National CORE, which is one of the largest affordable housing developers in the US home based in Rancho Cucamonga. The acquisition, developer, and social services nonprofit controls over 10,000 doors and close to $1 billion in assets, while housing over 27,000 residents. In 1996, Steve founded the La Jolla Institute, a California-based nonprofit think tank that advances a better understanding of the critical elements necessary for both communities and corporations to achieve sustainable economic competitiveness. He is a nationally recognized authority on community development and creating forward-thinking organizations to maximize evolving market environments. Steve has a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University in City and Regional Planning and an EMBA from Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker School of Business.