The San Francisco Conversation on Board Diversity

Leading the Way to Diverse & Gender-Balanced Boards

Each two-hour City/State Conversation includes a VIP Panel Session followed by a one-hour Strategic Networking Session with a Director Coach.

San Francisco Chairs
Debbie Tuck

Debbie Tuck

Chief Financial Officer Helix
debbie.tuck@yahoo.com

Debbie Tuck

Debbie Tuck

Chief Financial Officer Helix
debbie.tuck@yahoo.com
Mercedes Soria

Mercedes Soria

EVP & Chief Intelligence Officer Knightscope, Inc
msl@knightscope.com

Mercedes Soria

Mercedes Soria

EVP & Chief Intelligence Officer Knightscope, Inc
msl@knightscope.com
Moderator & VIP Keynote Panelists

Eva Sage-Gavin

Senior Managing Director, Talent & Organization/Human Potential — Accenture

In her Advisory role at Accenture, Eva Sage-Gavin helps clients harness digital technologies and evolve their workforces to innovate, unlock human potential, and drive transformation. Sage-Gavin is also a faculty member and mentor at Santa Clara University for the Corporate Board Ready Program to prepare women and racially diverse candidates for Board Director opportunities. And, she is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR). In 2020, Sage-Gavin was recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance for making a significant impact in boardrooms. She was also featured as one of the top 16 future-of-work influencers to follow by the Silicon Republic. Sage-Gavin has been honored as a Top 100 Human Resource (HR) Tech Influencer by HR Executive publication, and she is a William B. Groat Award recipient for lifetime achievement in HR. Before Accenture, Sage-Gavin served in C-suite roles and as Chief HR Officer (CHRO) at Gap, Inc., PepsiCo, Disney, and Sun Microsystems; and she was a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and to G100 companies, supporting CEOs, board directors, and CHROs. As the first female member of multiple public technology company boards, Sage-Gavin served as Co-Chair of Women Corporate Directors, Bay Area chapter. She has also been an executive in residence at Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and guest lecturer at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Sage-Gavin holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
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Martin A. Kropelnicki

President & Chief Executive Officer — California Water Service Group

Martin A. Kropelnicki is President & CEO of California Water Service Group (NASDAQ: CWT). He joined as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 2006 and named the President and COO in 2012, becoming President & CEO in September 2013. He has over 30 years of experience in finance and operations, including 15+ years as a CFO listed on Nasdaq and NYSE and was Bay Area CFO of the Year in 2009. He’s held executive level positions at PG&E, Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, and Hall Kinion & Associates. He serves on the board of the Bay Area Council, The California Foundation on the Environment and Economy, UWUA Power for America Training Trust Fund, the National Association of Water Companies, and is active with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He holds a BA and Master of the Arts degree in Business Economics and Finance from San Jose State University.
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Corporate Boards: Bay Area Council, The California Foundation on the Environment and Economy

Teresa Bryce Bazemore

President and CEO — Federal Home Loan Bank San Francisco

Teresa Bryce Bazemore has over 30 years experience as a Senior Executive in the mortgage banking field including building both mortgage insurance and services businesses. Ms. Bazemore currently serves as the President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. She previously served as the President of Radian Guaranty and prior to that the EVP, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Risk Officer at Radian Group. Teresa serves on the Board of Directors of the T Rowe Price Funds, First Industrial Realty Trust and the FHLB Office of Finance. In addition, Teresa serves as the Audit Committee chair of the T Rowe Price Funds. She previously served as a Director for the FHL Bank of Pittsburgh, President of Radian Guaranty. From her executive and legal experience, as well as her corporate and non-profit board experience, she has expertise in corporate governance, succession planning, enterprise risk management, executive compensation, strategic planning and audit committee matters.
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Corporate Boards: T Rowe Price Funds and First Industrial Trust

Alfonse Upshaw

SVP, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer — Kaiser Permanente

Alfonse has worked for Kaiser Permanente (KP) for 10 years and is responsible for the Controller, Tax and SOX functions. Prior to joining KP, Alfonse was an audit partner with Deloitte where he served public and private clients in a variety of industries. Alfonse is active in community service and has served on several non-profit boards. Alfonse is currently the audit committee chair for Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK). He attended the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
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Corporate Boards: Board member and Audit Committee Chair | Shutterstock, Inc. Founding board member and Treasurer | Black Directors Health Equity Agenda, Inc.

Anne Raimondi

COO — Asana

Anne Raimondi is Asana’s COO and Head of Business, leading and scaling Asana’s growth and global business operations and go-to market teams, including sales, marketing, customer operations, partner programs and business development. Anne is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience leading various product and business functions in fast-growing SaaS companies. Prior to her role at Asana, she was the Chief Customer Officer at Guru, Senior Vice President Operations at Zendesk, Chief Revenue Officer at TaskRabbit and held senior positions with SurveyMonkey and eBay. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Sociology, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
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Corporate Boards: Gusto, Inc. and Patreon, Inc.

Director Coaches
Corporate Boards:
Banc of California
Corporate Boards:
Banc of California

Bonnie Hill

Independent Board Member — Bonnie Hill

Corporate Boards:
Silicon Labs, Resideo, Cohu, Eargo
Corporate Boards:
Silicon Labs, Resideo, Cohu, Eargo

Nina Richardson

Independent Board Member — Nina Richardson

Corporate Boards:
California Water Services Group
Corporate Boards:
California Water Services Group

Terry Bayer

Independent Board Member — Terry Bayer

Corporate Boards:
Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) and FirstMark Horizons Acquisition Corporation (FMAC)
Corporate Boards:
Advanced Energy Industries (AEIS) and FirstMark Horizons Acquisition Corporation (FMAC)

Frederick Ball

Board Member — Frederick Ball Consulting

Corporate Boards:
Box (NYSE: BOX), Casper (NYSE: CSPR), Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), Resideo (NYSE:REZI) and thredUP (NASDAQ:TDUP)
Corporate Boards:
Box (NYSE: BOX), Casper (NYSE: CSPR), Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), Resideo (NYSE:REZI) and thredUP (NASDAQ:TDUP)

Jack Lazar

Independent Board Member — Jack Lazar

Leadership Committee

Susan Stewart

Assistant General Counsel Genentech

Susan Stewart

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Kshama Swamy

Vice President, Professional Services & Support Punchh/Par Tech

Kshama Swamy

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Shing Pan

Managing Director XTVue

Shing Pan

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Laura Russell-Jones

Sr Vice President, Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley

Laura Russell-Jones

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Janet Miller Evans

Founder r& CEO Entevos

Janet Miller Evans

50/50 Women on Boards, Inc

Global Sponsors
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