Chris’ global human resources leadership experience spans more than twenty years in the military, internet, software, e-commerce, network infrastructure, semiconductor, and real estate technology industries.
Currently, Chris is the Founder of NextPlay HR, a hands-on product management and design thinking consultancy built specifically for HR teams and practitioners. In his last two roles at Ten-X and Intuit, Chris helped lead cultural evolutions based on building core competency in product and design thinking. He now wants to take these lessons and methods into Human Resources teams so they too can help lead the future of their companies.
As Ten-X’s Chief People Officer, Chris led all Human Resources functions and the company’s cultural initiative People Centricity. Prior to Ten-X, he served in Human Resources leadership roles at Intuit, Xilinx, Harmonic, Integrated Device Technology and the United States Army on both active duty and in the Reserves. Outside of work and when not coaching one of his kids’ sports teams, Chris gives back by serving as a Board Member to Vets in Tech and his local workforce board.
Chris is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a Masters in Human Resources & Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.
Chris, his wife Audrey, and three children reside in San Jose, CA.
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Kevin Mullinwas first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2014 and 2016 to the California State Assembly representing the 22nd District in San Mateo County. On December 5, 2016 he was sworn in as Assembly Speaker pro Tempore for the 2017-18 legislative session. As the #2 officer in the Assembly, he continues his role as part of Speaker Anthony Rendon’s leadership team and presides regularly over Assembly floor sessions.
His legislative priorities include elections reform and strengthening our democracy, transportation infrastructure and congestion relief, affordable housing, economic opportunity for all, maintaining a balanced budget with a healthy rainy day fund, clean tech and nurturing our innovation economy as Chair of the Select Committee on Biotechnology and his membership in the Tech Caucus.
Kevin served on the South San Francisco City Council from 2007 - 2012, serving as Mayor in 2011. His background also includes serving as district director for then-State Senator Jackie Speier (now Congresswoman) and as political director for his father, former State Assemblymember Gene Mullin.
He lives in South San Francisco with his wife, Jessica Stanfill Mullin, their twin sons Liam and Landon and their rescue beagle, Sunshine.
Mike Futrellbegan serving as City Manager of South San Francisco, California, in April 2014, bringing broad executive experience in local, state and federal government. He was Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; served on staff in the United States Senate; and was an elected member of the Louisiana House of Representatives and of the Baton Rouge City Council. He served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy and rose to the rank of Navy Captain in the Navy Reserves. He previously practiced law with a private firm and was Executive Vice President of a public utility company in Hawaii.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Business/Public Administration and a Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University, a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst, and completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Learn-Engage-Accelerate-Disrupt (LEAD) Certificate program in Corporate Innovation.
Seth Millercurrently serves as Manager of the Peninsula Division for the League of CA Cities that includes 36 member cities from Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco County. He has twenty years of experience addressing region-wide challenges such as transportation planning, affordable housing and workforce development. He served as Policy Director with the UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies from 2009-2013 and the Director of Civic Engagement for the California Center for Regional Leadership from 2001-2008. He co-founded the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in Taos, New Mexico in the 1990s. He has worked on statewide propositions throughout California and a host of local initiatives to create more sustainable, equitable and livable communities.
He serves as a Board Member for the Root Cause Institute and Technology Against World Blindness. Seth has a Bachelor’s degree in History from The Colorado College and an MBA in Public Management from Boston University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Ruth Bond and sons, Max, Ben and Julian and daughter Phoebe.
Rebecca Prozan, Head of Public Affairs for Google, Rebecca serves as a senior liaison to all local government and community entities throughout ten Google offices in California. She works with local governments and non-profit organizations to develop strategic partnerships to address pressing issues such as growth, opportunity, education, and more. Throughout her public service career, Rebecca has become known as an effective civic leader and tireless advocate for the issues she believes in. As an Assistant District Attorney, Rebecca prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases. She spearheaded the Neighborhood Prosecution program, which allowed offenders to serve the community instead of going to the courtroom. As the head of the Community Relations Division, Rebecca brought San Franciscans together to participate in community advisory groups that addressed truancy,bullying, training for law enforcement officers, elder abuse, hate crimes, mentoring, and more.
As a Special Assistant to Mayor Willie Brown, Rebecca secured funding for non-profits, advocated for diversity on commissions, and organized the Mayor’s Summit for Women. She co-chaired the Mayor’s Task Force on Taxicabs. Later, as a law student, Mayor Brown appointed her to the Elections Redistricting Task Force and the Recreation and Park Department, where she worked to implement the Park Bonds Fund to improve Parks and Recreation Centers.
She managed Attorney General Kamala Harris’ campaign for District Attorney, co-chaired Bevan Dufty’s first supervisorial campaign and served as his legislative aide. She has served as a strategic advisor to numerous local, state, and national campaigns.
Sandy Wong, Executive Director of the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG), oversees a number of countywide programs, including transportation, airport-land use planning, stormwater pollution management, and climate protection.
C/CAG is a Joint Powers Agency whose members are the county and the 20 incorporated cities and towns within San Mateo County. It provides a forum for members agencies to collaborate on solutions with local and regional effects, and enables member agencies to resolve critical local, countywide, and regional issues.
As the Executive Director for the county’s Congestion Management Agency, Ms. Wong is responsible for countywide transportation planning, transportation network monitoring, as well as the administration of certain federal, state, and local transportation funds in San Mateo county, including those for highways and local streets, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and other trip reduction projects.
Ms. Wong oversees the preparation and implementation of Airport/ Land Use Compatibility Plans for the environs of the three airports in San Mateo county. She also directs the countywide stormwater pollution prevention program which assists member agencies to comply with stormwater discharge permit requirements.
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Andrea Vizenoris the Director of Career and Workforce Programs at Skyline College. She joined California Community Colleges in 2003 as a Deputy Sector Navigator for the Retail, Hospitality and Tourism (RHT) sector. Ms. Vizenor acts as a catalyst for the advancement of career education programs, thoughtful industry engagement, K12 pathway expansion and educator professional development. Ms. Vizenor has a vast background in industry and K12 education where she began her role in the hospitality industry as a travel agent and moved quickly into a career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. During her 10 years in management with Hyatt Hotels she held the following positions: Rooms Manager, Executive Housekeeper, Director of Guest Services, Employment and Training Manager and Director of Training. Through valuable partnerships established with education during her Hyatt Career she was afforded the opportunity to teach K12 Hospitality and Entrepreneurship Career Technical Education (CTE) programs for 8 years. In her role as Director of Career and Workforce Programs, Andrea continues to pave the way for new program development, adult school bridge to college programming, high value employer partnership creation as well as the creation of valuable work-based learning opportunities.
Georgia Antonopoulosserves as the Executive Director of Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County. She brings over 15 years of nonprofit management experience and a passion for organizational development. Georgia previously served as CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside, where she led a capital campaign and helped the organization break ground on a new 18,000 square foot facility.
Georgia hails from New England, where she served as Director of the Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill College. As director, Georgia worked with over 500 nonprofits and led the Center’s fund development efforts, nonprofit training programs, and consultancies. Georgia then relocated to the Bay Area and worked as Director of Education & Training and Senior Consultant for the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, where she developed leadership programs and facilitated board retreats for Bay Area nonprofits. Georgia was a founding board member for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN), chairing MNN’s first years of statewide conferences, Nonprofit Excellence Awards, and Nonprofit Awareness Days. Georgia also served as Trustee for the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation and on the United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s Allocations & Community Impact Committees. She has a love for entrepreneurship and served as volunteer lead organizer for the HBN’s 20K business plan competition. Georgia received her M.B.A. from Boston University with concentrations in Public & Nonprofit Management and Strategy. She obtained her B.A. in English from Wellesley College.
Tessa Tzeitel Forshawis an incoming lecturer at Stanford University in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (otherwise known as the “d.school”) in the School of Engineering where she works at the intersection of design, people, and technology to shape an equitable future. She approaches this intersection from every angle – as a designer, a technologist, a learning scientist, a researcher, a workforce strategist, and an educator. Tessa is the Design Director at the workforce development nonprofit New Sector Alliance and a design fellow at IDEO CoLab, where she focuses on the role of emerging technologies in the future of work.