Operating Committee

The SVDX Operating Committee 2016 – 2017

SVDX-fy17- Overview

KKim-Le-pic-mediumim Le, Founder & CEO A2Q2
President
Contact: President@svdx.org

Professional Background
A2Q2 is a Special Ops team for accounting and finance departments specializing in data analytics, case accounting systems (NetSuite) & processes, and internal controls – SOX compliance. Its clients included leading companies in Silicon Valley like Airbnb, Clorox, CNET, Pandora, Plantronics, Square, Stanford University, Uber and Verifone.

Recognitions & Community Involvement

  • CalCPA Women to Watch Trailblazer (2015)
  • 100 Most Influential Women by Silicon Valley Business Journal (2013)
  • President’s Award by Ascend Leadership (2012, 2013)
  • Audit Committee Chair of MidPen Housing

In her spare time, she crashes motorcycles, gets roughed up in kickboxing and runs Tough Mudder events.

SVDX Responsibilities:
Sets goals, vision
Creates conditions and environment for success
Attends Advisory Board meetings
Organizes, attends Board meetings 4x/year
Approves vendor payments
In charge of special events (Xchange Community)
1.Compiles list of qualified, potential attendees
2.Sends invites, confirmations
3.Coordinates with sponsors, logistics, venue
4.Coordinates discussion topics, speakers

amanda-smallAmanda K. Packel, Managing Director, Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance
Vice President, Programs
Contact: Programs@svdx.org

Professional Background
Amanda oversees various Rock Center operations, research initiatives, and programs, including serving as co-director of Stanford Directors’ College, the leading executive education program for board members of publicly traded firms. She speaks and has published on various corporate governance and leadership topics. Amanda previously practiced law at Covington & Burling and at Orrick, specializing in white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations.

SVDX Responsibilities:
In charge of regular programs
Organizes, leads Program committee meetings
Communicates, coordinates program timing, topics with Rock Center (meets 2x/year)
Coordinates with moderators, panelists for program details (title, content, bios, headshots)
Coordinates with Chair of Digital Media for program website postings and email blasts
Attends Advisory Board meetings
Coordinates Annual dinner

GGordon Yamate photoordon Yamate, Adjunct Lecturer in Law Santa Clara University Law School
Vice President, Sponsorships
Contact: Sponsorships@svdx.org

Professional Background
Gordon Yamate serves on the boards of a number of cultural philanthropic organizations. As a former general counsel of two Silicon Valley-based public companies, he teaches a seminar level corporate governance course at Santa Clara University Law School that bridges ongoing legal developments with practical strategies for management and boards in critical and challenging governance matters.

SVDX Responsibilities:
Manages relationships with sponsors
Handles sponsorship invoicing
Organizes and attends all Advisory Board meetings
Maintains and updates all sponsorship and Advisory Board information
Communicates, coordinates all sponsor program requests with VP Programs

Tom WThomas Wohlmut, CEO  WMS media, Inc.
Chair, Communications & Digital Media
Contact: info@svdx.org

Professional Background
Tom has been the SVDX web and administrator since 1999. His company produces award winning media communications for Silicon Valley firms. He has served on several private and non-profit company boards since 1978.

SVDX Responsibilities:
Website design/maintenance/updating
Create PR material, banners, business cards,
Produces email blasts for programs and other mailings
Manages monthly program mailings, registration lists, evaluation surveys of monthly programs
Produces video podcasts