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 John Boland

John Boland speaking at graduation President Emeritus, KQED Public Media

Every leader aspires to leave a legacy of success. John Boland, a member of the board of directors at Joint Venture Silicon Valley, has done just that at KQED. At a time when most regional news entities are struggling, Boland has catapulted KQED from a traditional public broadcast outlet into a multimedia stronghold. The eldest of 12 and a college dropout, Boland served as President and CEO of KQED through March 2019, and is now president emeritus. He empowered the broadcast company to better serve its audience in a digital landscape... 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.