Our Team

Serving our members since 1977, our team consists of dedicated professionals who are committed to our members and their community.

Our Team

Serving our members since 1978, our team consists of dedicated professionals who are committed to our members and their community.

Meet Our Team

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group team is dedicated to principled, prudent policy that will help our region, state and nation adapt to and expand the innovation economy. The Leadership group has helped shape local and national policy for nearly fifty years, and will continue to work for our members and communities now and for the future.

Ahmad Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

Ahmad Thomas is the CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the region’s most dynamic business association. As a change agent and next generation business leader, Thomas partners with the organization’s 350+ member companies to promote entrepreneurial solutions to strengthen Silicon Valley business competitiveness, bolster its innovation ecosystem, and create shared economic value throughout the greater Bay Area. A hallmark of his leadership is in catalyzing industry-leading initiatives to operationalize change around diversity, equity, and inclusion from the Boardroom to the C-suites and beyond. A former investment banker and senior Congressional aide, he brings nearly 20 years of experience working both in and on behalf of non-profit social enterprises, governments, and businesses, where he has honed a deep understanding of the essentiality of public-private partnerships and the intersection of equity, policy, and technology that drives Silicon Valley’s innovation infrastructure. Thomas holds a B.S. from Cornell University, Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Administration

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Director of Special Projects

Policy & Government Relations

Senior Vice President, Infrastructure & Regional Partnerships

General Counsel
Senior Vice President, Technology & Innovation

Senior Vice President, Climate

Vice President, Environmental Policy

Racial Justice and Equity Lead

Vice President, Housing & Community Development

Vice President, Government Relations

Senior Director, Higher Education and Workforce Development

Senior Director, Racial Justice & Equity

Director, Transportation

Director, Government Relations

Senior Associate, Environment & Energy

Business Development

Vice President, Partner Success

Director, Business Development

Foundation (Race Team)

Marketing & Digital Media Manager

Communications & Events

Senior Vice President, Head of Communications

Senior Vice President, Head of Media and Events

Vice President, Communications and Startups

Careers

If you are interested in making a measurable difference in your community, we invite you to apply to the Leadership Group. We are looking for individuals with a dedicated interest in policy, advocacy and the future of the Silicon Valley area.

Careers

If you are interested in making a measurable difference in your community, we invite you to apply to the Leadership Group. We are looking for individuals with a dedicated interest in policy, advocacy and the future of the Silicon Valley area.