Governor’s Chief of Staff, Two Mayors & a Transformational Business Leader Celebrate Civic Leadership at 2019 Annual Luncheon

What: What happens when a transformational leader such as Keith Krach, a top businessman and political leader, joins forces with community and elected leaders to “pay it forward?” Krach, current Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment and former CEO of Ariba and DocuSign is this year’s Spirit of Silicon Valley Awardee. He will bring his inspiring journey to more than 1,300 attendees at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Annual Luncheon on Friday, October 25th as he delves into educational wins, today’s politics, and the key to building companies with positive impact.

Mayors Sam Liccardo and Libby Schaaf and Ann O’Leary, Chief of Staff for the Office of Governor Newsom, as well as Betty T. Lee, California State Controller will  join the conversation through a series of  “Community Conversations”  focusing on our communities’ greatest challenges including affordable housing, homelessness, transportation, educational opportunities for all, sea level rise, and the potential for transformational community change through individuals, businesses and community/employer collaborations.

When & Where: Fri., Oct. 25, 11 am – 1:50 pm, Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy.

Content: Thought-provoking conversations with public officials and business leaders include: Betty Yee, California State Controller; Ann O’Leary, Chief of Staff for the Office of the Governor; Mayor Sam Liccardo, San Jose; Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland; Chris Boyd, SVP of Kaiser Permanente; Greg Becker, President & CEO of SVB; Raquel Gonzalez, SV Market President of Bank of America; Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View; Matt Mahan, Co-founder and CEO of Brigade Group  and Celeste Cooper, Chief of Staff at Western Digital.

Media interested in attending should  RSVP to Kimberly Ellis at or Pam Kelly at  For more  information concerning the event agenda please go to

About The Silicon Valley Leadership Group
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, founded in 1978 by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard, represents more than 345 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in Silicon Valley including energy, transportation, education, housing, health care, tax policies, economic vitality and the environment.

Kimberly Ellis, SVP MarComm | (408) 501-7853
Pam Kelly, Sr. MarComm Mgr. | (408) 501-7879