Orange County, California
Anthony Kuo has served on the Irvine Planning Commission since 2011. He was elected Chairman by his peers in February 2013 and has twice been re-elected to that post.
Kuo brings more than 10 years of local and state public policy experience to the Commission, including four years as Chief of Staff and Aide to a Councilmember. As a Commissioner, he has led efforts to review and advance proposals ensuring responsible and high quality development in Irvine, including those in the Irvine Business Complex (IBC) and at the Orange County Great Park. He also serves on the Commission's IBC Sub-Committee, as the Commission's representative to the City's Task Force on Housing Needs for the Developmentally Disabled and the City's Ad Hoc Committee on Veterans Affordable Housing.
Professionally, Anthony has been a longtime communications and strategy consultant. He served on senior staff for California's Delegation to the 2012 and 2008 Republican National Conventions. Kuo has held leadership and campaign roles with Romney for President, Meg Whitman for Governor, and the California Republican Party. Anthony has provided communications, events and political counsel to local elected officials and state legislators, as well as the Orange County Forum, New Majority California, American Solutions, the Progressive Bag Alliance and the California Republican Legislative leadership. His government relations practice has included community organizations, the hospitality industry, national trade associations, investment banks and real estate developers. Kuo has also advised over a dozen candidates and public officials on issues, organizational and communication strategies.
Anthony attended Southern Methodist University and is a native of Orange County. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the BYU Management Society of Orange County, the Advisory Council for ITT Autism, the Advisory Board for the MPA program at Brandman University and remains active in a number of children and youth advocacy charities.
Anthony previously served for five years on the Board of Directors of the Exchange Club of Irvine, including a three-year assignment as President-elect, President and Immediate Past President. During his time of active involvement with the Exchange Club, he chaired Irvine's Annual Thanksgiving Community Prayer Breakfast for four years and was honored as "Exchangite of the Year" for the CA-HI-NV District of the National Exchange Club.