Meet the Joint Venture Team
Director, Public Sector Climate Initiatives
Executive Director, Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance (SVEDA)
Kara Gross joined Joint Venture in August 2007 and serves as Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Economic Development Alliance. She also manages the Public Sector Climate Task Force.
Kara has 20 years of experience in the government and non-profit sectors, where she has worked on a broad range of public policy issues. Prior to Joint Venture, she was Director of Economic Vitality and Health Policy at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, where she worked on federal, state and local policy issues. Kara was formerly a consultant and policy analyst in Sacramento and in Washington, DC.
She holds an MPA from the University of New Hampshire and a BA from Plymouth State University.