Paula Ansara-Wilhelm - Member
Mrs. Paula Ansara-Wilhelm brings more than 30 years of marketing and
branding expertise to the Miracles for Kids board along with clear vision about
how to further position the charity for more long term sustainability.
As the driving force behind many highly visible advertising and
branding campaigns in Southern California, she began her career at various
Orange County based advertising agencies. Mrs. Ansara-Wilhelm then headed her
own design firm where she developed creative for Coldwell Banker, Century
21 and E.R.A. In true Ansara-Wilhelm fashion, to better
understand the needs of real estate agents, she also became a licensed real
estate agent. In 2000, she launched the luxury boutique Strada
Properties in her role as a partner and vice president of marketing
& creative where she carved out her niche as a premier branding and
marketing expert in the real estate industry.
Mrs. Ansara-Wilhelm's latest venture launched in 2006, is as
co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Surterre Properties, the
leading luxury real estate firm headquartered in Newport Beach with offices in
Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Irvine. In this
capacity she has developed and managed the company’s branding efforts and works
closely with Surterre’s top agents throughout the competitive Orange County
luxury marketplace. Under her leadership, Surterre Properties’ has grown to
over 400 agents and $10 billion in sales in one of the most challenging real
estate markets in history.
Mrs. Ansara-Wilhelm's allegiance to Miracles for Kids culminates after
years of volunteering for numerous charities at every level possible. She
instilled the importance of charity with her son, Brandon, and in 2006, the two
of them set out to Fiji with Free Wheel Chair Mission to
distribute wheel chairs to the less fortunate throughout the country where
wheel chairs are sparse. Mrs. Ansara-Wilhelm has been active in School
Power as well as Impact Giving and Oceana.