Chad P. Wanke
Mayor Pro Tempore
401 E. Chapman Ave.
Ph: (714) 993-8171
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
A businessman, entrepreneur, City Council Member and County Commissioner, Chad Wanke was born in Anaheim, California and has lived his entire life in North Orange County. He currently resides in Placentia, California and is married with two children. He graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BA in Geography and a Minor in Anthropology.
Chad is a professional businessman with extensive experience in financial services, the entertainment industry and local government. The majority of his experience is in launching start up and new companies, and in managing the expansion efforts of established organizations.
His professional development includes the Essentials of Treasury Management Workshop from the California Municipal Treasurer’s Association and Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees and Conservators at Cal State Fullerton including asset and portfolio management.
As President of Orbis Capital, Inc. in Placentia, Chad directs all company activities. He personally manages key business transactions and portfolios for Orbis clients. On behalf of the corporation, he holds California real estate Broker, Corporate Officer and Professional Fiduciary licenses. He is one of less than 600 people in California to hold a Professional Fiduciary license.
Chad is a Partner at Third Encore Studios in N. Hollywood, CA. Third Encore is the entertainment industry leader in rehearsal studios and serves major name recording artists, record labels, and broadcast media. Chad successfully led and personally managed the effort to expand the corporate presence into Orange County. Third Encore is now the second largest rehearsal studio company in the United States.
In 2010 Chad was elected to the Placentia City Council. His fellow Council Members unanimously elected him Mayor Pro Tempore in 2011.
Chad served as Placentia City Treasurer from 2008-2010. The City Treasurer is a chartered position and is the custodian of all public funds and monies. In 2008 the global economy was in turmoil, which was seriously affecting municipal finances. Chad developed the city’s investment plan, which successfully protected the city’s assets. During his time as Treasurer, Placentia had no investment losses and recognized a moderate return on investment. This successful leadership is one of the achievements he is most proud of.
An active community leader, Chad sits on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Fire Authority, the Fullerton College Foundation, and the Orange County Vector Control Agency. He is a FEMA trained Community Emergency Response Team member and an active Academy Member for the Orange County Music Awards. Chad represents the Orange County Fourth District as a Board Member for the Orange County Waste Management Commission. In 2012 his fellow Directors elected him Vice Chair of that commission. Chad serves as an official voting Delegate for the California Republican Party. From 2009-2010 he served on the Placentia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as Treasurer.