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.
Courtney is enthusiastic and eager to help others. Prior to joining the chamber, Courtney worked for San José State’s Alumni Association and the San Jose Sharks. She founded the SJSU Student-Alumni Connection, an organization that connects students with alumni for networking and mentorship opportunities.
She enjoys volunteering with the YWCA Silicon Valley, is an alumna of Kappa Delta Sorority and a member of the SJSU Alumni Association.
This tech-savvy recent graduate holds a degree in Public Relations from San José State University.