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Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, 2004 - present


Vice President and COO.  Smart Valley initiative director.

Connected Communities, 1998 - 2004

bulletHelp local and regional communities develop strategic plans for connecting to the Internet. Conduct e-commerce readiness assessments. Advise community leaders on ways to help businesses, public agencies, schools, and community organizations take advantage of advanced information infrastructure.
bulletClients include, Chicago, Santa Clarita, the Washington DC metro region, Ashland and Medford, Oregon, Mesa, Arizona, Sonoma County, and California’s Central Valley.
bulletAdvising Smart Valley Japan on adapting the assessment tools and process for Japanese communities.

Collaborative Economics, 1997

bulletCreated strategy for a developing a new community in Indonesia that would include innovations in housing, education, research, industry, agriculture, and transportation.
bulletAdvised Newhall Land & Farming on industry-cluster based strategies for Valencia Industrial Parks in Santa Clarita, CA.

Hewlett-Packard Company, 1977 - 1997

bulletLaunched HP’s first Internet server product line. Negotiated acquisition of security technologies and alliance with Netscape. Made major contributions to electronic commerce strategy.
bulletDeveloped business strategies for artificial intelligence, flat panel display and micro-machining at HP Laboratories.
bulletCreated and managed technical computing department that developed HP’s first distributed computing environment and Intranet.
bulletManaged product marketing of extensive line of software for semiconductor manufacturing industry.
bulletManaged cost and general accounting departments, bringing in the first spreadsheet programs for reporting and analysis.


Board of Directors, CalRHIO. Leading a California-wide initiative to promote and facilitate the secure exchange of electronic medical records.

Board of Directors, Midpeninsula Community Media Center. A non-profit providing instruction in the new media and producing community interest television and Internet-based programming.

President, Board of Directors, Cable Co-op. Winding down business after sale to AT&T Broadband in 2000.


Founding Director, Smart Valley. Founder of CommerceNet, Smart Permitting, Smart Voter and Government Guide projects. Smart Valley "changed the way we work, live and learn," and fostered the creation of an Internet industry cluster.

Computer Systems Policy Project. Represented Hewlett-Packard on the technology policy committee. Participated in the development of a vision of the National Information Infrastructure.

Director, Alumni Consulting Team, Stanford GSB. Provided pro bono management consulting to the California League of Women Voters, Junior Achievement, the Point Foundation, Global Fund for Women, International Development Exchange, Stanford Office of Technology Licensing, San Mateo Cable Television Authority, Opportunities Industrial Center West.

Founding Chair, Bay Area Shared Information Consortium. Dedicated to helping public and non-profit agencies take advantage of geographic information systems-based analyses using images and sensor data provided by NASA and the State of California.

EDUCATION  MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1976
 BA, Occidental College, 1971
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