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San José Mayor Announces Members of Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable

Post Date:05/05/2020 8:00 AM

May 5, 2020

Media Contact:
Rachel Davis, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, 408.712.9149,

SAN JOSE, CA. - Today, Mayor Liccardo announced the addition of new members to the Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable, previously known as the Economic Recovery and Resilience Council. The latest additions to the Roundtable are Silicon Valley business, education, art, media, and community leaders. Their deep expertise and experience--representing hundreds of thousands of jobs in the region--is critically needed to reopen the economy safely. 

“Although the economic fallout of COVID-19 has put hundreds of thousands of our region’s residents out of work, mere recovery to the status quo will not suffice for our many neighbors in low-wage jobs struggling to pay high rents. We have the opportunity to reimagine Silicon Valley by shaping an inclusive recovery that will empower residents with new skills and training that can facilitate careers in emerging industries of the future.” said Mayor Liccardo

“The willingness of these leaders to share their scarce time and vast expertise in this moment will bring lasting impact to the livelihoods of 3 million residents,” added Mayor Liccardo.

The members of the Roundtable include:


Bobby Alvarado: Executive Officer, NorCal Carpenters Regional Council

Carl Guardino: President and CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Chuck Robbins, Chairman and CEO, Cisco

Lisa Su: President and CEO, AMD

Nicole Taylor: President & CEO, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Roundtable Members

Teresa Alvarado: San José Director, SPUR 

Greg Becker: President & CEO, Silicon Valley Bank

Mike Blach: Chairman, Blach Construction

Byron Clift Breland: Chancellor, San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Irene Chavez: Senior Vice President and Area Manager, Kaiser

Alex Chan: Owner, Lion Supermarkets

Oscar De La Torre: Business Manager, NorCal District Council of Laborers

Shaun Del Grande: CEO, DelGrande Dealer Group

Nuria Fernandez: General Manager & CEO, Santa Clara VTA

Jesus Flores: E.D., Latino Business Foundation & Pres., Alum Rock Business Assoc.

Mike Fox, Jr.: CEO, Goodwill of Silicon Valley

Raquel Gonzalez: Market President, Bank of America

Gary Guthart: CEO, Intuitive Surgical

Chuck Hammers: President, Pizza My Heart

Russell Hancock: President & CEO, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

Barrie Hathaway: President & CEO, JobTrain

Reid Hoffman Partner, Greylock and Co-Founder, LinkedIn

Drew Hudacek: Chief Investment Officer, Sares Regis

Tammy Huynh: Executive Chef, Proprietor, Tamarine and Vung Tau

Lisa Jackson: Vice President, Environment, Policy & Social Initiatives, Apple

Sal Khan: Founder and CEO, Khan Academy

Ibi Krukrubo: Silicon Valley Managing Partner, EY

Janet Lamkin: California President, United

Chris Lehane: Head of Global Policy & Communications, Airbnb

Jo Lerma-Lopez: Founder + Natural Chef, Luna Mexican Kitchen

Aaron Levie: CEO, Box

Matt Lituchy: Chief Investment Officer, Jay Paul Company

Phil Mahoney: Executive Vice Chairman, Newmark Knight Frank

Matthew Mahood: President & CEO, The Silicon Valley Organization

Linda Mandolini: President, Eden Housing

Maria Marroquin: Executive Director, Day Worker Center of Mountain View

Connie Martinez: CEO, SVCreates

Doug Merritt: CEO, Splunk

Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J.: President, Santa Clara University

Mary Papazian: President, SJSU

Dheeraj Pandey: Founder, CEO & Chairman, Nutanix

Rohan Patel: Senior Director, Global Policy & Business Development, Tesla

Rudy Reyes: CA President, Verizon

Laurie Richardson: Senior Director, Office of the CEO, Google

Sharon Ryan: President & Publisher, Bay Area News Group

Hermelinda Sapien: President & CEO, Center for Employment Training

Ted Schlein: General Partner: Kleiner Perkins

Dick Scott: Divisional Vice President NorCal, PS Business Parks / NAIOP Silicon Valley

Dan Shulman: President & CEO, PayPal

John A. Sobrato: Chairman, Sobrato Family Foundation

John Southwell: General Manager, San Jose Marriott

Dilawar Syed: CEO, Lumiata

Marc Tessier-Lavigne: President, Stanford University

June Tran: Owner, 402 Restaurant and Crema Coffee

Jean-Marie Tritant: U.S. President, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Geetha Vallabhaneni: Founder, Luminix

Lizz Vilardo MD: CEO of Foundations, Sutter Health Bay Area

David Wehner: CFO, Facebook

Tom Werner: CEO & Chairman, SunPower

Zia Yusuf: Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group 


About the City of San José

With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States and is Northern California’s largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. San José’s transformation into a global innovation center has resulted in one of the largest concentrations of technology companies and expertise in the world. In 2011, the City adopted Envision San José 2040, a long-term growth plan that sets forth a vision and a comprehensive road map to guide the City’s anticipated growth through the year 2040.

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