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Khanh Russo
 Khanh Russo

Khanh Russo, Director of Strategic Partnerships/LGBT Liaison

Khanh Duy Russo is a Sr. Policy Advisor, Director of Strategic Partnership, and the Mayor's LGBT Liaison to the Community. In that role, he develops a shared agenda and tangible strategies with partners that leverages innovation, community resources and investments for creative public problem solving. Prior to joining the Mayor's office, he worked at Cisco where he guided the global strategy and implementation of internet and technology based solutions addressing critical human needs. This included strategies to alleviate hunger and homelessness, increase access to water and disaster relief. He has also held positions at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, North Hills Community Outreach, and The Forbes Funds. He holds a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Religious Studies from Santa Clara University, and was a Coro Northern California Public Affairs Fellow. Khanh speaks fluent Vietnamese and is conversant in Spanish. He and his husband currently reside in Downtown San José.