BAY AREA IMPACT: A WEBINAR SERIES

Accurate, timely information is among the key weapons in our response to the multiple crises we’re experiencing: the COVID-19 pandemic, from understanding public health warnings and directives to planning for what’s ahead; the ongoing fight against racial injustice, from listening to community leaders to working toward lasting solutions; and the looming economic recession, from analyzing the data and trends to advancing policy goals. The Bay Area Council’s series of webinars feature top experts providing information, insights and guidance on a range of topics from public health, to federal and local policy, to business continuity.

The complete webinar series can be accessed below. You can find these videos and more on the Bay Area Council’s YouTube Channel.

See the Council’s upcoming webinars and events here>>

Designing Vibrant Neighborhoods in the Era of Home Delivery: 12/2/21

Speakers included: Mark Hansen, Managing Director, Prologis; Kate Sofis, Executive Director, San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development; Emily Warren, Senior Manager, Public Policy, Amazon; Moderated by Gwen Litvak, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Bay Area Council

The True Cost of Wildfires in California: 11/10/21

Speakers included: Janet Ruiz, Director – Strategic Communications, Insurance Information Institute; Laurna Castillo, SVP State Product Management, CSAA Insurance Group; Mark Heine, Fire Chief, Sonoma County Fire District; Jessica Morse, Deputy Secretary for Forest and Wildland Resilience, California Natural Resources Agency; and John Watts, Senior Counselor, Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein; Moderated by Jeff Bellisario, Executive Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Can the Bay Area Maintain Its Life Sciences Edge?: 10/28/21

Speakers included special welcome from Genentech CEO Alexander Hardy; State Sen. Josh Becker (San Mateo); Alex Szidon, Vice President and Head of Business Development, Genentech; Michelle Nemits, Bay Area Executive Director, Biocom California; Marc Pope, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield; and Venkatesh Srinivasan, Vice President, Manufacturing Sciences & Technology, Bayer; Moderated by Abby Raisz, Research Manager, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Valley to Wadi: Israel’s Economic Ties With California: 10/18/21

Speakers included Israel’s Consul General to the Pacific Northwest Shlomi Kofman; Israel Deputy Foreign Minister Idan Roll; California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis; Israel Innovation Authority CEO Dror Bin; California GO-Biz Senior Advisor and Director Dee Dee Myers; and Bay Area Council Economic Institute Senior Director Sean Randolph

Building the Future of CA Talent: What is Business Doing to Reach a Changing Workforce?: 9/23/21

Speakers included Steven Hussain, VP, Workforce Programs and Community Relations, Prologis; Erika Webb-Hughes, Vice President of Sustainability & West Coast Government Affairs, Pearson; Melinda Yee Franklin, West Region Executive, Community Engagement/Corporate Responsibility, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Moderated by Henry Bartholomay, Senior Policy Manager, Bay Area Council

Examining California’s Landmark Paid Family Leave Program After 20 Years: 9/21/21

Speakers included former state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson; Rachel Wick, Senior Program Officer for Blue Shield of California; Unite-LA CEO David Rattray; Small Business Majority Vice President Xiomara Pena; and, Bay Area Council Economic Institute Vice President of Research Patrick Kallerman.

Are We Prepared for an Extreme Drought?: 9/16/21

Speakers included Gary Kremen, Vice Chair, District 7, Santa Clara Valley Water District; Steve Ritchie, Assistant General Manager, Water Enterprise, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Lucinda Shih, Water Resources Manager, Contra Costa Water District; and Mike Tognolini, Director of Water and Natural Resources, East Bay Municipal Utility District. Co-moderated by Anna Sciaruto, Senior Policy Associate, Bay Area Council and Bill Sloan, Partner, Venable LLP.

Will Delta Derail Our Reopening?: 8/05/21

Speakers included Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine, University fo California, San Francisco Associate Division, Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital; Dr. Caroline Kurtz, California Department of Public Health COVID Local Response Program Coordinator; moderated by Bill Isenberg, MD, PhD, Sutter Health Chief Quality and Safety Officer

Port Economics: 7/15/21

Speakers included Bryan Brandes, Maritime Director, Port of Oakland; Bryant L. Francis, Aviation Director, Port of Oakland; David Harvey, Vice President, Southwest Business, Southwest Airlines; Delphine Prevost, Manager,; Administration and Finance Services, Maritime Division, Port of Oakland; Susan Ransom, Client Services Manager, SSA International; Co-Moderated by Gwen Litvak, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Bay Area Council and Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland

New Urgency, New Solutions: 2021 Homelessness Report Release: 6/3/21

Speakers included The Honorable Libby Schaaf, Mayor, City of Oakland and Vice Chair, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Paul Markovich, President & CEO, Blue Shield of California; Adrian Covert, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Bay Area Council; Moderated by Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council

Investing in Small Business With the California Rebuilding Fund: 5/27/21

Speakers included Laura Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Co-Chair of Gov. Newsom’s Council of Economic Advisors; and ex officio on the Governor’s Task Force on Jobs and Competitiveness; Bulbul Gupta, President and CEO, Pacific Community Ventures; Beth Bafford, Vice President of Strategy and Syndications, Calvert Impact Capital; Moderated by Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Part 1 – Opportunity for All Summit 2.0: The Role of Gender Equity in the Economic Recovery: 5/20/21

Speakers included Greer Cowan, Research Manager, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council; Alexis Krivkovich, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company; Nicolas Petrosky-Nadeau, Vice President, Macroeconomic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Moderated by Jillian Slyfield, Managing Director, Digital Economy Practice Leader, Aon

Part 2 – Opportunity for All Summit 2.0: The Role of Gender Equity in the Economic Recovery: 5/20/21

Speakers included Christine Keener, Director, Government and Community Affairs, Verizon; Ann O’Leary, Partner, Jenner & Block; former Chief of Staff to Gov. Gavin Newsom and Co-Chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery; Michelle Rife, Vice President of Talent Acquisitions, Aurora; Moderated by Lady Idos, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Exploring Bay Area Attitudes on Key Regional Issues: 4/29/21

Speakers included Jessica Polsky-Sanchez, Principal, EMC Research; Moderated by John Grubb, COO, Bay Area Council

Project Homekey and the Fight Against Homelessness: 3/11/21

Speakers included Geoff Ross, Deputy Director, California Department of Housing and Community Development; Moderated by Tomiquia Moss, Founder and CEO, All Home California

The Future of High Speed Rail: 2/25/21

Speakers included Brian Kelly, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority; U.S. House Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA); Moderated by Gwen Litvak, Senior Vice President, Bay Area Council. Download CHSRA’s presentation slides here.

Stop Blaming Tech – The Real Reasons for the CA Exodus: 2/18/21

Speakers included Sam Liccardo, Mayor of the City of San José; Moderated by Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council

California’s Resilient and Inclusive Future: A Discussion on the State’s Green Economic Recovery: 2/8/21

Speakers included Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor of the State of California; Barbara Humpton, President and CEO of Siemens USA; Moderated by Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council

The Megaregional Case for a New Transbay Rail Crossing: 2/4/21

Speakers and presenters included Jeff Bellisario, Executive Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Barry Broome, President & CEO, Greater Sacramento Economic Council; Greer Cowan, Research Analyst, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Sadie Graham, Project Manager, BART; Barbara Leslie, President & CEO, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Bob Powers, General Manager, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART); Rob Padgette, Managing Director, Capitol Corridor; Camille Tsao, Special Projects Manger, Capitol Corridor; Moderated by Jim Wunderman, CEO, Bay Area Council

Affordable Housing Crisis: 1/21/21

Speakers included Daniel Adams, Vice President, Mixed Income and Affordable Housing, Sares Regis Group; Carol Galante, Faculty Director & I. Donald Terner Professor in Affordable Housing and Urban Planning, UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation; Cynthia Parker, President & CEO, BRIDGE Housing; Matt Regan, Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Bay Area Council; Moderated by Sindy Spivak, Market Executive for Bank of America’s West Region Community Development Banking Group

The Path to Vaccines: 1/7/21

Speakers included Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Pfizer Board Member, former Chancellor of UCSF and ex-CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Dr. Erica Pan, Former Acting State Health Officer for the California Department of Public Health; Moderated by Ranjana Clark, Head of Global & Americas Transaction Banking and Bay Area President for MUFG Union Bank

Post-2020 Election Wrap-Up: 12/10/20

Speakers include: Marisa Lagos, KQED’s Political Correspondent; John Myers, LA Times Sacramento Bureau Chief; Moderated by John Grubb, COO, Bay Area Council

A Conversation with New UC President Michael V. Drake: 11/12/20

Speakers include: Michael V. Drake, MD, President, University of California; Moderated by Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council

Road to a Vaccine: Bay Area Council Special Healthcare Committee Meeting: 11/9/20

Vaccine Experts and Speakers Include: Randy Bergen, MD, Immunization Lead, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California; Bernard Lo, MD, Director, Program in Medical Ethics, UCSF, Emeritus and President, The Greenwall Foundation, New York; Jeffrey Silvers, MD, Medical Director of Pharmacy and Infection Control, Sutter Health; Moderated by Bill Isenberg, MD, PhD, Vice President, Chief Quality & Safety Officer, Sutter Health; Introduction by Tom Hanenburg, Interim Regional President, Northern California Region; Introduction by Carrie Owen Plietz, President, Northern California Region

Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund: 11/5/20

Speakers Include: Erica Maxwell, Vice President, Mission Advancement, American Heart Association; Max Gritzuk, Portfolio Manager, Social Impact Fund, American Heart Association; Abner Mason, Founder and CEO, ConsejoSano; Ciara Segura, Director of Programs and Policy, Mandela Partners; Armando Hernandez, Vice President of Community Programs, Unity Council; Moderated by Rachele Trigueros, Director, Organizational Strategy, Bay Area Council

Recovering with an Equitable Workforce: 10/29/20

Speakers include: Eric Seleznow, Senior Advisor, Jobs for the Future, Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning; Jennifer Le, Senior Program Manager, Engineering Apprenticeship, LinkedIn; Angelov Farooq, Chair of the California Workforce Development Board; Moderated by Leslie Alfaro, Policy Associate, Bay Area Council

Bay Area Economic Outlook: Insights on Recovery: 10/22/20

Speakers included: Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist, Fifth Third Bank; Sarah Bohn, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California; Mark Duggan, Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Patrick Kallerman, Research Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Moderated by Jeff Bellisario, Executive Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Opportunity for All Summit, Part 1 – Panel 1: Affirmative Action in California: 10/2/20

Speakers include: Mission Local Founder and Author Lydia Chavez; California Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber; Moderated by Bay Area Council Policy Associate Leslie Alfaro; Special welcome remarks and introductions provided by Jim Wunderman, CEO, Bay Area Council

Opportunity for All Summit, Part 2 – Yeson16 Campaign Update: 10/2/20

Speakers include: Jim Wunderman, CEO, Bay Area Council; Nicole Derse, Co General Consultant, Yes on 17, the Opportunity for All Coalition; and Walter Wilson, Ballot Measure Committee Member, Yes on 16, the Opportunity for All Coalition

Opportunity for All Summit, Part 3 – Panel 2: Standing Up as a White Ally: 10/2/20

Speakers include: Steven Aldrich, Chair, Oakland Roots; Larry Baer, CEO, SF Giants; Jared Shawlee, COO, San Jose Earthquakes; and Jed York, CEO, SF 49ers. Moderated by: John Garcia, Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Permanente, with introductions and closing provided by Jim Wunderman, CEO, Bay Area Council.

BREXIT & Implications for California: 10/1/20

Speakers include: H.E. Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States; Conall McDevitt, CEO, Hume Brophy; Moderated by Dr. Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Introductions provided by Matt Regan, Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Bay Area Council

Lessons from Foreign Transit Authorities: 9/24/20

Speakers include: Haiqian Dai, Vice Director of Transport Division, Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Transport (China); Hallie Liao, Head of International Development Department, Shenzhen Bus Group (China); Rieko Nakayama, Director, International Policy Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Japan); Sarah Ross, Director of System Planning, Vancouver Translink (Canada); Moderated by Dennis Rodriguez, Head of External Affairs – Western U.S., Siemens Corporation

The Growing Mental Health Crisis: 9/17/20

Speakers include: Lenny Mendonca, former Senior Economic Advisor to Gov. Gavin Newsom; Darrell Steinberg, Mayor, City of Sacramento and Founder, Steinberg Institute; Moderated by Sarah Krevans, President & CEO, Sutter Health

A Taxing Time for California’s Economy: 9/10/20

Speakers include: David Crane, President, Govern for California; Richard Kovacevich, former CEO, Wells Fargo; Jim Wallace, CEO, BPM; Introductions by Jim Wunderman, CEO, Bay Area Council; Moderated by Mary Huss, President & Publisher, San Francisco Business Times & Silicon Valley Business Journal

The Future of CalPERS in the Age of COVID: 9/2/20

Speakers include: Marcie Frost, CEO, CalPERS; Moderated by Jim Wunderman, CEO, Bay Area Council

COVID-19 & Residential Real Estate: 8/19/20

Speakers include: Gustavo Velasquez, California’s new Housing and Community Development Director; Cheryl Young, Senior Economist, Zillow; Moderated by Dave Hopkins, Chief Operating Officer, Residential Development, Sares Regis Group and Mary Murphy, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

U.S. – China Relations Outlook: 7/30/20

Speakers include: Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF); Lyric Hughes Hale, Editor-in-Chief, EconVue; Andy Rothman, Investment Strategist, Matthews Asia; Moderated by Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

Eye on Washington, July 2020: 7/23/20

Speakers include: Dan Bernal, San Francisco Chief of Staff for the Hon. Speaker Nancy Pelosi; Anthony Campau, Director of Government Regulation & Counsel, Clark Hill PLC; Kevin Kelly, Government & Regulatory Affairs Group Leader, Clark Hill PLC; Moderated by Melinda Yee Franklin, Managing Director of Corporate and Government Affairs for the Western Region, United Airlines

COVID-19 & Commercial Real Estate: 7/16/20

Speakers include: Tanuj Mohan, Co-Founder & CTO, Enlighted Inc.; Colin Yasukochi, Executive Director, Tech Insights Center at CBRE; Moderated by Xiomara Cisneros, Policy Director, Bay Area Council

Innovation Solutions to COVID-19: 7/2/20

Speakers include Chris Ciabarra, Co-Founder & CEO, Athena Security; Ryan Pletka, P.E., Vice President, Innovation & Strategy, Black & Veatch; Tim Wagner, North America West Lead, Open Innovation, Accenture Ventures; Ed White, Chairman & CEO, Field2Base; Moderated by Rachele Trigueros, Director, Organizational Strategy, Bay Area Council

COVID-19 & Racial Equity: 6/25/20

Speakers include: James W. Head, President & CEO, The East Bay Community Foundation; Sandra R. Hernández, MD, President & CEO, California Health Care Foundation; Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland; Moderated by Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council

The Power of Hidden Biases & the Impact on the Workforce (in Partnership with Pearson): 6/23/20

Speakers include Marina Della Giusta, Professor of Economics at University of Reading (UK); Lady Idos, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab; Dr. Frida Polli, CEO, pymetrics; Moderated by: Leslie Alfaro, Policy Associate, Bay Area Council

Getting California Back to Work: 6/11/20

Speakers include Joydeep Ganguly, Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations, Gilead Sciences; Sam Glick, Partner, Oliver Wyman Health & Life Sciences; Leader, Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center; Karen Strack, SVP National Operations, Sustainability & Retail Delivery, Unibail-Rodaco-Westfield (URW) and Co-Chair of the Reopening of Retail in Los Angeles; Moderated by Henry Bartholomay, Policy Manager, Bay Area Council

Hospitality Hardship: 5/28/20

Speakers include Caroline Beteta, CEO, Visit CA; Kevin Carroll CEO, Hotel Council of San Francisco; Laurie Thomas, Executive Director, Golden Gate Restaurant Association; John Albrecht, Aviation Marketing Manager, OAK; Moderated by Jeff Bellisario, Executive Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

The Future of Hospitals: 5/19/20

Speakers include Lloyd Dean, CEO, CommonSpirit Health; David Entwistle, President & CEO, Stanford Health Care; Mark Ghaly MD, MPH, CA Health and Human Services Agency Secretary; Moderated by Jim Wunderman, CEO, Bay Area Council

Lessons on Reopening: 5/14/20

Speakers include Keith Knopf, President & CEO, Raley’s; Janet Lamkin, President – CA, United Airlines; Chris Rivielle, President & CEO, Plant Construction; Moderated by Matt Regan, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Bay Area Council

Transportation Chiefs Edition: 5/7/20

Speakers include Therese McMillan, Executive Director, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC); Seamus Murphy, Chief Communications Officer, San Mateo County Transit District; Robert Powers, General Manager, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART); Rick Ramacier, General Manager, County Connection (Contra Costa County Bus Service); Jeffrey Tumlin, Director of Transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA); Moderated by Kelli Fallon, Policy Manager, Bay Area Council

A Conversation with UC President Janet Napolitano: 4/30/20

Moderated by Jim Wunderman, CEO, Bay Area Council

CARES Act 2.0: 4/28/20

Speakers include U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier; Small Business Administration Regional Director Julie Clowes; Moderated by Rachele Trigueros, Director, Organizational Strategy, Bay Area Council

How is Government Tackling COVID-19?: 4/16/20

Speakers include U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier; California State Assemblymember Phil Ting; Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg; Moderated by Matt Regan, Bay Area Council Senior Vice President of Public Policy

Economic Outlook Edition: 4/9/20

Speakers include Kathryn McDonald, CFA, Vice President and Investment Strategist, Bank of America; Jerry Nickelsburg, PhD, Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast; Moderated by Isabel Monteleone, Bay Area Council Economic Institute Research Analyst

SBA Loans Edition: 4/7/20

Speakers include Maria B. Earley, Partner at Reed Smith; Isabel Guzman, Director, Office of the Small Business Advocate, Governor Newsom’s Office of Business & Economic Development; Edward Webb, Group Leader at BPM; Moderated by John Grubb, Bay Area Council Chief Operating Officer

Federal Stimulus Edition: 4/2/20

Speakers include Michael Bernick, Special Counsel, Duane Morris LLP and former Director of the California Employment Development Department (EDD); Crystal Ellerbe, Vice President of Federal Relations, Strategies 360; Georgia Gann Dohrmann, Associate Manager, Government Affairs, MTC; Moderated by John Grubb, Bay Area Council Chief Operating Officer

COVID-19, Inaugural Edition: 3/27/20

Speakers include Dr. William Isenberg, Vice President and Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Sutter Health; Kristin Rivera, Global Leader for Forensics and Crisis, PwC; Moderated by Patrick Kallerman, Bay Area Council Economic Institute Research Director
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