Nadia Anderson Joins Silicon Valley Leadership Group as SVP, Chief of Staff and Strategy

SAN JOSE, Calif. (March 27, 2023) — The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) – the leading business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem – today announced that Nadia Anderson, PhD, has joined the organization’s executive management team as Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Strategy.  She will work directly with SVLG’s CEO Ahmad Thomas to help execute high-priority programs, projects and initiatives, and provide strategic guidance to SVLG’s senior leadership team.

“I’m proud to welcome Nadia Anderson as our new SVP, Chief of Staff and Strategy. She brings a wealth of policy, programmatic and advocacy experience to our team, and will play an instrumental role in spearheading our organization’s modernization and transformation work to deliver exceptional value for our innovation economy members,” said Ahmad Thomas, CEO of SVLG. 

Dr. Anderson is an experienced senior management professional with experience spanning the tech, non-profit, public and private sectors. Dr. Anderson previously led SVLG’s Racial Justice and Equity (RJE) portfolio, and is a government affairs and public policy professional whose resume spans all levels of government, both domestic and international.

“I’m honored to be joining the SVLG team at such a pivotal moment for the innovation economy and for the evolution of SVLG as an organization. Prioritizing our members and our people will be central to my approach and core to developing greater resiliency and scaling our impact,” said Nadia Anderson, Ph.D., SVLG’s new SVP, Chief of Staff and Strategy. 

Dr. Anderson earned her doctorate from the University of Delaware and is also an alumna of the University of Virginia and Virginia State University – a Historically Black College located in Petersburg, VA.

Dr. Anderson’s headshot photo may be downloaded here

About the Silicon Valley Leadership Group:
The Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) was founded in 1977 by one of Silicon Valley’s pioneers, David Packard. Today, SVLG serves as the nation’s most effective and dynamic business association representing the innovation economy and its ecosystem. As we strive to bolster the business competitiveness of the region, SVLG is establishing a new vision of corporate citizenship and working to catalyze a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable future for Silicon Valley and beyond. Our members’ vision of leadership embodies accountability, equity, inclusion, and environmental stewardship, and we’re applying an entrepreneurial mindset to solving the toughest challenges facing both our nation and the region.