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Your April Joint Venture Update!

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Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:22:30 -0700

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San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo elected Joint Venture co-chair

Board also adds three new members
The Joint Venture board of directors elected San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo as its new co-chair and added three new members at its quarterly meeting in
Santa Clara on March 20.
Mayor Liccardo, who joined the board last November, succeeds former San Jose mayor Chuck Reed, who served six years as the public sector
representative in the co-chair role. The private sector co-chair is Steven Bochner, CEO of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
At the same meeting, the board elected three new members: Nuria Fernandez, general manager and CEO of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority;
Todd Harris, EVP, CFO and CAO of Tech CU (Technology Credit Union); and Davis White, public policy and government relations manager at Google.
Read the news release.



Joint Venture salutes Water Conservation Awards winners
Seven organizations, including the Forty Niners Levi's Stadium management, and one individual are recipients of the annual Silicon Valley Water
Conservation Awards for outstanding achievements in water conservation through best practices, efficiency and innovation.
Other winners and their categories are the Alameda County Water District (Water Utility), Foothill College Environmental Horticultural Program
(Organization), County of Santa Clara (Greenscape Management), Acterra (Education), WaterSmart Software (Innovation), Akhil Dua (Water Champion), and
Marty Laporte (Lifetime Achievement).
Joint Venture is among 14 diverse organizations on the awards coalition. The awards ceremonies were held in Palo Alto March 23.
Read the news release.



Our APRIL Spotlight


Menlo College
Menlo College president Richard Moran was just a 20-year-old sophomore at Rutgers College when he decided what he wanted to be: a college president.
“I went out and bought a book on it,” he says. “I loved everything about college. I kept going until I got a Ph.D. so I wouldn’t have to
It only took him 43 years to land his dream job last September, but there were vital stops along the way as a CEO, venture capitalist, board chair and
Read Richard’s profile.



Meet Melinda Chacón, Joint Venture’s new office manager
Joint Venture welcomes Melinda Chacón as our new office manager and executive assistant, succeeding Lisa Bruner who retired after 20 years with the
Melinda has spent the past 14 years in various roles with a number of Silicon Valley companies and organizations. Most recently she was the office
coordinator for the accounting firm SingerLewak for four years. Melinda graduated from San Jose State University in hospitality administration and
management in 2004.
Read her bio.



Article of the Month
“Off Deadline — Stanford's John Hennessy takes a peek at Stanford's, and the world's, future”
Palo Alto Weekly
In this recent guest column, former Palo Alto Weekly editor Jay Thorwaldson delves into Stanford President John Hennessy’s “fireside chat”-style
conversation at this year’s Joint Venture’s State of the Valley conference.
“His core message was that Stanford is deeply rooted in the community, the Silicon Valley region, the nation and the world, and that Stanford and
other universities must play a role in the well-being of all of those layers of civilization and the environment,” writes Thorwaldson.
Read the article.


April on “Inside Silicon Valley”
Professional soccer, sea level rise, and Menlo College are among the topics this month on Joint Venture’s weekly public affairs radio program,
“Inside Silicon Valley.”
Scheduled guests include Dave Kaval, president of the San Jose Earthquakes (April 3 & 5); John Englander, sea level adaptation expert (April 10 & 12);
and Richard Moran, president of Menlo College (April 17 & 19).

Joint Venture CEO Russell Hancock hosts the hour-long program, which airs every Friday at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday at noon on 1590 KLIV.
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