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July 17, 2012 > Diaz appointed to Joint Venture Silicon Valley Board of Directors

Diaz appointed to Joint Venture Silicon Valley Board of Directors

Submitted By Joint Venture Silicon Valley

The Joint Venture Silicon Valley board of directors today elected four new members, two from the public sector and two from the private sector. The new members are Fremont City Manager Fred Diaz, Palo Alto City Manager James Keene, LSI Corporation senior vice president Gautam Srivastava and Merrill Lynch/Bank of America director Patricia Wiliams.

"These four new board members will further enrich Joint Venture's diverse and dedicated board with their background, experience and dedication to collaborative efforts for our region," said Russell Hancock, CEO of Joint Venture. "We welcome their service."

Diaz, in his current post since 2004, was also city manager of Tracy for ten years and previously served in several Southern California cities. Fred earned his master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in political science and public administration from California State University, Fullerton. He is Joint Venture's first board member from any Alameda County city.

The 50-member Joint Venture board of directors includes senior-level representatives from business, local and regional government, academia, labor and workforce organizations and the broader community. Among Joint Venture's current regional initiatives are programs to support economic development, strengthen climate protection, establish a disaster resiliency center, broaden the region's wireless network and beautify the El Camino Real.

Joint Venture Silicon Valley was established in 1993. A non-profit organization, the group convenes the region's leaders across every major sector - government, business, academia, labor, and community organizations. The organization provides data and analysis on our region's challenges, and leads initiatives to address those challenges. Joint Venture is funded by cities and counties, local companies, colleges and universities, labor and workforce institutions, and foundations.

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