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Commencement Speaker

Michael Maples

Michael Maples is the co-founder and a managing partner of Trumark Companies, and serves as vice chair of the Board of Trustees at Biola University. Maples earned a B.S. in business administration from San Jose State University and a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary. Maples and his wife, Jeanie, live in Corona Del Mar, Calif. and have four children, three of whom attended Biola. Maples has also served on the boards of Hume Lake Christian Camps, The Gathering and San Diego Christian College.

With 30 years of trusted experience and recent recognition as 2018 Builder of the Year, the Trumark Group of Companies is a diversified real estate development and building firm that includes: Trumark Communities, a master planned community developer; Trumark Homes, a next generation homebuilder; Trumark Commercial, which builds, leases and sells commercial buildings; and Trumark Urban, a vertically integrated residential developer focused on core urban neighborhoods. Trumark see every piece of land as a sacred responsibility to fulfill its mission to Enhance the lives of people by creating inspiring living environments – Enhance and Inspire.