Prior to serving as Chair of the Board, Mike served on the Chamber Executive Committee as Secretary, and chaired the Chamber's "EPIC" young professionals meetup group which he helped grow from a few hundred participants to over 800 in 2018.
Judy, a former Mayor of Palo Alto, is a business law attorney with experience in startups, high tech, media, nonprofits and government relations. Prior to joining the Chamber in 2014, she directed local grantmaking for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation focused on civic innovation and social entrepreneurship. Previously she helped launch a Google.org-supported, mobile technology nonprofit for humanitarian response, was VP of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and an Exec. Director of TechAmerica.
An honors graduate of the Univ. of Michigan and Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law where she was a member of the Law Review, Judy taught business law for over 10 years and was a legal and consumer affairs reporter for Bay area TV. She has been named a “Woman of the Year” by the California Legislature and a “Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Jon is an active community volunteer, serving on the board of Racing Hearts, and a key supporter of Project Cornerstone (Redwood City schools), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Men's Auxiliary Affiliate, and the City of Palo Alto Microenterprise Assistance Program. Jon is a Senior Fellow of the Chamber's Leadership Palo Alto program.
Previously she was a Private Mortgage Banker for a large national bank and a Branch Manager for a Fortune 500 mortgage company.
Nikki brings her wealth of financial expertise to the Chamber as our Treasurer and is a member of our Executive Committee.
Matt is an active volunteer with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Abilities United, as well as being a member of the Rotary Club of Palo Alto.
Janaki Kumar is the VP and Head of Design and Co-Innovation Center in SAP Labs Palo Alto. She is passionate about delivering innovation by combining business and technology strategy with customer experience design. She is a thought leader in nurturing creative cultures in organizations, and design in the enterprise. Under her leadership, the team has won multiple design awards.
She is the co-author of the book, Gamification at Work – Designing Engaging Business Software. She was a speaker at a TEDx conference in 2014. She has authored 20 intellectual property patent applications of innovative user experiences. Janaki has a Masters in Information Systems from Boston University, and was in the Executive Leadership Program at Stanford University.
He holds an MBA and MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.
Bob McGrew is an engineer and entrepreneur who joined Palantir as the second engineer, and led both engineering and product development over ten years. He currently serves as an advisor to Palantir and has joined OpenAI to help develop robotic technology. Bob is also the Vice Chair of the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association, where he helps develop programs to encourage alternatives to driving for employees in the downtown area. Prior to Palantir, Bob was a doctoral student at Stanford studying security, privacy, and game theory. He had previously worked as a software engineer at PayPal.