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.
A multi-lingual business executive in her own right, she holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art, Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and lives in Palo Alto with her husband and daughter.