Derrick Seaver named President & CEO of the Silicon Valley Organization
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The chamber of commerce's CEO Search Committee choice was unanimous

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Californer -- The San Jose-based Silicon Valley Organization (SVO) Board Chair, Glenn Perkins, announced Derrick Seaver as President and CEO. "With his business and community service background, Derrick Seaver is the right person to lead the SVO forward, strengthening the positive leadership, commitment, and engagement of the organization." Seaver was the unanimous choice of a diverse CEO Search Committee and replaces interim CEO Bob Linscheid who stepped into the position in December 2020.

"I am deeply humbled by this opportunity to serve my dynamically diverse community and rebuild the bridges between our businesses and the people of this great Valley," said Seaver. "It is this area's entrepreneurship that in my eyes offers an equitable road to economic mobility for all of our residents and it is time to refocus on this promise. It's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work."

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In fact, this is Seaver's second time working for the chamber, as he was Director of Public Policy for the SVO (then known as the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce) from 2013 to 2017. Most recently, Seaver was Chief of Staff for Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, and previous to that, he was Director of Policy and Operations for the San Jose Downtown Association.

"Derrick has served my office expertly as Chief of Staff and the team and I will miss him, though we all wish him every success in his next endeavor," said Santa Clara County District 4 Supervisor Susan Ellenberg. "He brings integrity and a collaborative spirit to every issue he tackles, and I have no doubt that he will bring that same energy to the SVO. Anyone who has had the good fortune of working with Derrick knows he is committed to the community he serves and will work with everyone to meet their needs. I can think of no better leader, ally or friend to repair and reinforce the integral bridges between our business community and the people who call this place home."

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About the Silicon Valley Organization (SVO)
Serving the San Jose/Silicon Valley Metro area as a chamber of commerce since 1886, the SVO currently represents more than 1,000 companies with over 300,000 employees. A catalyst for business growth and development, the chamber is a convener of leaders and influencers and a champion for a stronger community, focused on strengthening the quality of life in the local community. To learn more, visit

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