Mission Preservation Foundation

Anthony R. Moiso
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rancho Mission Viejo
Founding Mission Preservation Foundation President

Tony Moiso

Tony Moiso

Tony Moiso is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rancho Mission Viejo, responsible for the ranching, farming, planning, development and financial management of Rancho Mission Viejo in southern Orange County.

Tony grew up in West Los Angeles, and remembers visiting the Mission as a child with his grandmother. He retains vivid memories of first seeing the Mission’s majestic fountains, beautiful gardens and winding walkways.

He went on to study history at Stanford University, and served in the U.S. Army. He worked with the Mission Viejo Company, playing a key role in the planning and development of Mission Viejo. In 1974, he became president of Rancho Mission Viejo. In 1983, Tony formed the Santa Margarita Company, which later developed the communities of Rancho Santa Margarita and Las Flores. His most recent development is Ladera Ranch.

He has a special affection for the old Mission, remarking, “It is the birthplace of Orange County. We have a special obligation to preserve it and make sure that visitors’ experiences here are memorable ones.”