GUEST SPEAKERS: JESSIE O’MALLEY SOLIS, TERESA ALVARADO & ROSALYNN HUGHEY
CREW Silicon Valley is pleased to welcome Jessie O’Malley Solis, Senior Real Estate Agent, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, Teresa Alvarado, San Jose Director of SPUR, and Rosalynn Hughey, Director of the City of San José Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement.
Jessie O’Malley Solis is a transportation real estate executive with over 15 years of real estate (and solar) development and financial closing experience. Over the span of her career, she has closed on financial transactions totaling north of $200M in value. She brings extensive experience in negotiation and problem-solving to the table. Ms. O’Malley Solis’ highlighted expertize is in land use entitlements and breaking complex problems into consumable steps for execution.
In her current role at the VTA, she has the opportunity to continue to work on her lifelong passion for environmental causes by focusing on bringing transportation oriented development opportunities to our extensive Joint Development portfolio where they aim to build affordable, walkable transit-oriented communities for increased ridership.
Teresa Alvarado is San Jose Director of SPUR, a 108-year old nonprofit that promotes good government and good planning through research, education and advocacy. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, SPUR's policy staff is immersed in a diverse array of land use and regional planning projects in the Bay Area.
Teresa formerly served as a communications and community engagement executive with the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Prior to that, she served as the first executive director of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Earlier in her career, she managed government relations and corporate philanthropy programs for Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Ms. Alvarado currently serves as an appointed commissioner to the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). She previously served as an appointed member of the City of San Jose's Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan Update Task Force and was the first community member appointed to the San Jose Mercury News editorial board.
Ms. Alvarado holds a Master of Science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Tufts University, a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental technology and management and a Minor degree in technical writing from San Jose State University.
With a career in urban planning spanning 30 years, Rosalynn Hughey has a passion for city building, placemaking and civic engagement. Initially appointed in December 2014 as Assistant Director of the City of San José Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, Rosalynn was appointed Acting Director in June 2017 and is helping to lead efforts to realize a more urban San Jose. She provides professional leadership for the broad range of planning and development services, including stewarding the Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan, implementing process improvements and integrating a new permitting system. Prior to joining the City of San José, Rosalynn served as Deputy Director in the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning. Rosalynn is a member of the American Planning Association, a 2017 Fellow of the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use, and an American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley Senior Fellow.
SILICON VALLEY CAPITAL CLUB
50 W San Fernando St, Suite 1700
San Jose, CA 95113
CREW Members $40 | Nonmembers $90
Register by Thursday, March 1, 2018*
*$10 late fee for registrations received after 3/1 or at the door.
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If you have questions, please contact Michelle L. Goudeaux at (650)324-3805 or Chris Blair at (785)832-1808.