Joint Venture Profiles

Each month, Joint Venture profiles a member of our board or other project leader from the Silicon Valley region. We feature them here on our website and in our monthly newsletter, Valley Vision. (Some of these leaders have moved on to different roles in the community since their profile first appeared.) We hope you enjoy meeting the people behind the headlines and learning more about them. You can read our current profile below.

Meet Nell Selander

Nell headshot Deputy Director, Economic & Community Development, City of South San Francisco and Chair, SVEDA

By Duffy Jennings

The way things are going in South San Francisco, the historic hillside sign visible to northbound drivers on U.S. 101 for nearly 100 years may have to be changed to read “SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO: THE BIOTECH CITY.”

Nell Selander, deputy director for the city’s Economic and Community Development Department and the outgoing chair of Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance (SVEDA), agrees the “INDUSTRIAL CITY” moniker now on the sign does not completely describe the city anymore. Read more

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.