About Us: 1stACT Network: Catalyst Teams
The catalyst teams across all 1stACT initiatives are made up of leaders that help drive 1stACT's strategic programs. They are advocates of a shared vision and are essential to moving 1stACT's agenda forward.
Downtown Vision Catalyst Team
Steve Borkenhagen, Market Manager, The San Pedro Square Market
Rich Braugh, Senior Vice President, UBS
Pat Dando, President and CEO, San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Scott Gardner, CEO & President, Liquid Agency
Scott Knies, Executive Director, San Jose Downtown Association
Harry Mavrogenes, Executive Director, San Jose Redevelopment Agency
Nick Nichols, Executive Director, San Jose Repertory Theater
Randy Pond, Senior Vice President, Operations, Processes and Systems, Cisco Systems, Inc.
John Southwell, VP of Hotel Operations, DiNapoli Capital Partners
David Steele, Dean, College of Business and Lucas Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University
Rob Steinberg, President, Steinberg Architects
Leah Toeniskoetter, Project Development Manager, Bear Valley Village/ Toeniskoetter & Breeding, Inc.
Communications Catalyst Team
Tanuja Bahal, Associate Executive Director, India Community Center
Sheri Boxer Baker, Owner, JDS Group Public Relations
Steven Brewster, Economic Development Officer, City of San Jose
Melissa Dyrdahl, CEO and Co-founder, Bring Light, Inc.
Lee Kopp, Marketing & Publicity Manager, Ballet San Jose
Nicole McClain, Corporate & Foundations Relations Manager, TheatreWorks
James McGregor, Publisher, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal