Joint Venture Board of Directors

The 50-member Joint Venture Board of Directors includes senior-level representatives from business, local and regional government, academia, labor and workforce organizations and the broader community. Of the two co-chairs, one is a representative from the private sector and one is from the public sector. The board meets quarterly to review and act on Joint Venture's initiatives and programs.


Steven Bochner, Co-Chair (bio)
CEO & Attorney at Law
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Hon. Sam Liccardo, Co-Chair (bio)
City of San Jose

Russell Hancock, President & CEO (bio)
Joint Venture Silicon Valley


John Aitken
Director of Aviation
Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)

John Boland
Senior Director
KQED Public Media

Dan Boxwell
Senior Director

Scott Brandt
Vice Chancellor for Research
UC Santa Cruz

Michael Callahan
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
LinkedIn Corporation

Rahul Chandhok
Manager of Government Affairs
San Francisco 49ers

Marc Compton
Managing Director, Market Executive Silicon Valley
Bank of America/US Trust

Fred Diaz (bio)
City Manager
City of Fremont

Diane Doolittle
Corporate Vice President, Global Support Delivery
Juniper Networks

David Entwistle
President and CEO
Stanford Health Care

Josue Garcia
Santa Clara & San Benito County
Building Trades Council

Javier Gonzalez
Government Affairs & Public Policy Manager, South Bay

Todd Harris (bio)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Technology Credit Union

Eric C. Houser
EVP and Santa Clara County Regional Manager
Wells Fargo

Dennis Jacobs (bio)
Santa Clara University

Dave Kaval (bio)
Oakland Athletics

Jim Keene (bio)
City Manager
City of Palo Alto

Hon. Ro Khanna (bio)
United States Congress

Karolyn Kirchgesler
Team San Jose

Ibi Krukrubo
Ernst & Young

Matt Mahan
President & CEO

Greg Matter (bio)
Executive Vice President,
Jones Lang LaSalle

Tom McCalmont (bio)
McCalmont Engineering

Jean McCown
Vice President, Public Affairs Administration
Stanford University

Curtis Mo (bio)
DLA Piper

Mairtini Ni Dhomhnaill (bio)
Senior Vice President
Accretive Solutions

Mary Papazian (bio)
San Jose State University

Joseph Parisi

Hon. Dave Pine (bio)
San Mateo County

Robert Raffo (bio)
Managing Partner
Hood & Strong LLP

Craig Robinson
Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
Silicon Valley Bank

Sherri R. Sager
Chief Government & Community Relations Officer
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Chad Seiler

Jared Shawlee
Chief Operating Officer
San Jose Earthquakes

Susan Smarr (bio)
Kaiser Permanente

John A. Sobrato (bio)
The Sobrato Organization

John Tortora
Chief Operating Officer
Sharks Sports & Entertainment

Michael Uhl (bio)
McKinsey & Company

Summer Van Pelt
Campus Director
University of Phoenix

John Varela (bio)
Board Chair
Santa Clara Valley Water District

Daniel Yost (bio)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

About Joint Venture

Established in 1993, Joint Venture Silicon Valley provides analysis and action on issues affecting our region's economy and quality of life. The organization brings together established and emerging leaders—from business, government, academia, labor and the broader community—to spotlight issues and work toward innovative solutions.

Contact Us

To contact Joint Venture Silicon Valley, call us at (408) 298-9330, or email us at .