John Babel

Board Member and Communications Chairman

jbabel1@cox.net
(949) 395-4627


Board Member and Communications Chairman since July 2019. Former EVP & General Counsel of CalAtlantic Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 company. Retired in February 2018 following the sale of the company. My son and daughter are in the 8th and 6th grade and have attended Vista del Mar since Kindergarten. From the MAKO Foundation sponsored writing program, state championship qualifying robotics program, STEAM and technology labs, to the Chromebooks used in every Vista del Mar classroom, my children have benefited in many ways from the good work of this foundation. My goals include improving communications with Vista del Mar parents to more clearly demonstrate the tremendous value the foundation brings to our children and to bring corporate governance best practices to this Board.