SVForum Announces New Board Chair

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Thu, 2013-09-12 10:54 -- Micaela

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sep 10, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SVForum (www.svforum.org), the leading not-for-profit organization for technologists and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, announced today that Board member Debbie Brackeen, Managing Director, Head of Global Lab Network in Citi Ventures, has been named Chairperson of SVForum's Board of Directors. "We could not be more pleased to welcome Debbie Brackeen as the SVForum Chairman of the Board," said Deborah Magid, who recently held the position. "Debbie's commitment to the organization has been unfailing, and her entrepreneurial spirit and creativity have gone a long way towards contributing to SVForum's success in Silicon Valley and beyond."

"Deborah Magid provided tremendous leadership to SVForum this past year," said Debbie Brackeen. "Under her stewardship, we broadened the reach of SVForum, expanded operations into San Francisco, and honored yet another slate of amazing Visionaries.

"It's an honor to be named to this SVForum Board leadership position," said Brackeen. "SVForum plays an integral role in Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial community, and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to help expand its growth and support of emerging companies."

About SVForum

For thirty years, SVForum has been the leading not-for-profit organization in the Bay Area, providing an unbiased source of information and insight to the technology community. SVForum programs create networks and relationships, providing education and access to resources both in person and digitally to a global audience. We reach 18,000 technology professionals annually, through more than 20 events each month. SVForum partners include global leaders Accenture, Deloitte, DLA Piper, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and SAP, as well as leading venture capital firms, service providers, and the Sobrato Family Foundation.

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