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 promoting 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 UC Berkeley's 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 TV reporter. Among her multiple honors are being named a “Woman of the Year” by the California State Legislature and a “Woman of Influence” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Charlie joined the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce as CEO in July 2019, having served previously on the Chamber Board of Directors, including as the Chair, and as the CEO of Abilities United from 2014 to 2019, and is a Senior Fellow of Leadership Palo Alto. He has a 35 year history as a successful nonprofit leader. As a senior executive, primarily with the YMCA, he has served across the country in a variety of communities, from the Bay Area to New York. He brings deep experience in leading boards and creating a collaborative organizational culture that drives results. His varied skills include financial management, fund development, program creation and staff development - all with the theme of "service to others."
Carrie joined the Chamber in 2019 as Director of Strategic Initiatives. Her hybrid background includes extensive experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit spaces. An alumna of Menlo College and UCLA, Carrie’s professional background includes marketing & communications positions with B2B and consumer product enterprises. She brings award-winning credentials in the Palo Alto nonprofit community through nearly 30 years of volunteer service on boards of directors, endowments and as co-founder of several enduring fundraising events. She served on Palo Alto's 1994 Centennial Committee and is the coordinator of Palo Alto's 125th anniversary celebration 25 years later! For the past 10 years she has focused her work in the nonprofit sector on donor stewardship, event planning and project management for environmental preservation organizations including Sempervirens Fund and Filoli. Most recently, Carrie was principal of her own nonprofit consulting firm.