Willie Lewis Brown, Jr.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at San Francisco State University - The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute of Politics & Public Service

Willie Lewis Brown, Jr.

Willie Lewis Brown, Jr.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at San Francisco State University - The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute of Politics & Public Service

Overview
Career Highlights

San Francisco State University - The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute of Politics & Public Service

RelSci Relationships

675

Number of Boards

12

Birthday

1934

Age

84

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Dignity Health

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Co-Founder at San Francisco Jazz Organization

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Co-Founder at San Francisco Jazz Organization

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Chief Executive Officer at San Francisco Jazz Organization

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Chief Executive Officer at TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc.

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Professional at Mt. Tam Capital Management LLC

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Partner at Main Post Partners, L.P.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Kaleido Biosciences, Inc.

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Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary at Alphabet, Inc.

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In The News
Orange County Register (California)
January 4, 2018
Reckless speculation and other political predictions
The San Francisco Chronicle
January 2, 2018
Middle schoolers getting all that jazz
The New York Times
December 11, 2017
California Today: A Weekend of Fires
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 17, 2017
S.F. transit center's long, costly journey
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Willie Lewis Brown, Jr.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at San Francisco State University - The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute of Politics & Public Service
Education
Juris Doctor
Class of 1958

The University of California's Hastings College of the Law (UC Hastings or Hastings) is a top tier public law school in San Francisco, California, located in the Civic Center neighborhood. Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings, the first Chief Justice of California, it was the first law school of the University of California and was one of the first law schools established in the Western United States. It is the oldest law school on the West Coast. It is also one of the few university-affiliated law schools in the United States that does not share its campus with undergraduates or other graduate programs.

Bachelor of Arts
Class of 1955

San Francisco State University was established in 1899 as a teacher-training school. SF State has been known for its commitment to excellent teaching. Students work closely with senior professors and other instructors from freshman year through graduation. Trained in some of the finest institutions in the world, faculty members include winners of prestigious teaching awards, cutting-edge researchers, and professionals devoted to solving community problems.

Career History
Advisor
Current

WI Harper Group focuses on early- and expansion stage investments in companies with significant operations in China. The firm invests primarily in the information technology, medical technology, healthcare services and clean technology sectors. They seek to invest in technology-driven companies at early, early growth and expansion stages. WI Harper also looks for industry-leading companies with experienced management teams and high barriers to competitive entry. The firm seeks to achieve superior returns through medium-term (3 to 5 years) to long-term (5 to 8 years) investments. Investments range from $500,000 in early-stage companies to $8 million in expansion stage companies and from $10 million to $15 million over the life of a company.

Boards & Committees
Independent Director
2015 - Current

Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, which engages in discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics to treat grievous blood-based disorders. It also provides oral medicines for sickle cell diseases. The company was founded by Matthew P. Jacobson, Andrej Sali, Jack Taunton, Charles J. Homcy, Craig D. Muir and David R. Phillips in February 2011 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Director
Prior

Founded in 1975, MV Transportation, Inc. was incorporated in the state of California in 1978 as California MediVan. In the years following, the company’s founders, Feysan Lodde and Alex Lodde made the strategic decision to grow the company beyond the bay area. In 1990, the company's name was changed to MV Transportation, Inc., to reflect the diversity of the services now offered. MV's core values comprise: Customer Service Excellence, Enthusiastic Customers, Involved Employees, Accountability, Integrity, and Respect. MV employs more than 16,000 transit professionals across North America.

Member, Advisory Board
2015 - ?

ecoATM, Inc. provides in-store trade-in solutions. It develops and manufactures an automated self-serve kiosk system to evaluate and buy-back used electronics from consumers. The company was founded by John A. Beane, Mark Bowles, Robert E. Genthert, Eric Rosser, Michael Librizzi, Pieter van Rooyen, Seth Heine and Andrew Spaventa in 2008 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Board Member
Current

TO PROMOTE THE GROWTH AND EVOLUTION OF JAZZ MUSIC IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

Member, Advisory Committee
Current

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

Investment Committee Member
Prior - 2006

The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) assets are managed by the CalPERS Board of Administration. CalPERS invests across a range of asset classes including real estate, infrastructure, forest land, commodities, inflation-linked bonds, fixed-income, private equity, global public equity and nominal government bonds and cash. Strategies are managed both internally and through external managers.^CalPERS' absolute return program utilizes absolute return funds to capitalize on investment opportunities not available using traditional approaches to investing in public markets. The program's objective is to enhance CalPERS' total fund return while diversifying total fund risk.^CalPERS' Global Equity Strategy is managed as an overall composite portfolio combining an index-oriented core with actively managed portfolios. Investments are managed from the view of relative return and risk as compared to the overall strategic benchmark. The strategy incorporates CalPERS' values in investing to influence ESG, as long as such influence is consistent with maximizing long-term, risk adjusted returns.^Their Dollar Denominated Fixed-Income Program seeks to exceed the return of the BCLL Index while maintaining a high level of diversification. CalPERS invests across bond market sectors where risks are understood and manageable. CalPERS' International Fixed Income Program seeks to exceed the return of the BCIFI Index. The strategy focuses on maximizing risk adjusted returns through the selection and allocation of permissible bond markets. Maturities, durations, credits, currencies and derivative instruments are carefully managed. CalPERS also invests in global debt issued by national governments. Their Dollar Denominated Short-Term Program seeks opportunities in the short end of the yield curve with manageable risks, while maintaining liquidity, credit quality, weighted average days to maturity and diversification. Their Dollar Denominated Fixed Income Limited Duration Program includes the High Quality LIBOR program and the Short Duration strategy. The High Quality LIBOR Program is a limited duration, highly liquid program that invests in limited duration assets that provide low volatility vs. a floating-rate based benchmark. The Short Duration Program seeks to earn a return premium vs. traditional limited duration assets through a modest increase in portfolio duration and by purchasing a broader universe of limited duration securities than is available to traditional money market portfolios.^CalPERS' TIPS Program seeks a duration that is similar to the duration of the Barclays Capital Global Real: US TIPS Index. Investments may include US TIPS, nominal US Treasury Securities and short term-investment funds (STIF).^CalPERS' Liquidity Programs are designed to provide liquid assets that can be converted to cash during market downturns, to provide a partial hedge to liabilities and to provide diversification. Their US Treasury 2-10 Year Program invests in US Treasury securities (including futures whose deliverable instrument is a US Treasury security) as well as STIFs from a custodial bank or internal CalPERS STIFs.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 +
2010

Since UNCF was founded in 1944, opportunities for African American and other minority youths have increased dramatically. But the national need for minority education has proven as timeless as UNCF's motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Far too many African American and other minority students still lack the financial and other support or the rigorous pre-college education they need to gain admission to and succeed in college. It is to the success, in school and beyond, of these young men and women that UNCF is dedicated, as much today as it was when it was founded.

$5,000 +
2009

Since UNCF was founded in 1944, opportunities for African American and other minority youths have increased dramatically. But the national need for minority education has proven as timeless as UNCF's motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Far too many African American and other minority students still lack the financial and other support or the rigorous pre-college education they need to gain admission to and succeed in college. It is to the success, in school and beyond, of these young men and women that UNCF is dedicated, as much today as it was when it was founded.

$5,000 +
2008

Since UNCF was founded in 1944, opportunities for African American and other minority youths have increased dramatically. But the national need for minority education has proven as timeless as UNCF's motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." Far too many African American and other minority students still lack the financial and other support or the rigorous pre-college education they need to gain admission to and succeed in college. It is to the success, in school and beyond, of these young men and women that UNCF is dedicated, as much today as it was when it was founded.

Political Donations
$1,000
1993

Member (Attorney) at Epstein Becker & Green PC

$1,000
1992

Former Faculty Member at Sweetwater High School

$1,000
1987

Former Co-Chairman at Barack Obama's Campaign for President of United States, 2008

Investments
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Gordian Sword LLC provides seizure program services. The company was founded on February 7, 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Events
Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2010 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2010 Milken Institute Global Conference was full of insight, inspiration and entertainment, with a diverse slate of speakers from Wesley Clark, T. Boone Pickens, Maria Shriver, Nouriel Roubini and Eli Broad, to Tim Pawlenty, Meredith Whitney, Biz Stone, Richard Beckman and Les Moonves. This year's discussions have started the process of moving policy toward realistic solutions.

Speaker
Santa Monica, CA, United States
2009 Milken Institute Global Conference

The Milken Institute Global Conference 2009 was held from April 27-29, 2009 as part of the Milken Institute Global Conference Series.

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2006 Milken Institute Global Conference

The 2006 Milken Institute Global Conference brings together some of the most extraordinary people in the world - from entrepreneurs and executives to philanthropists, scientists and Nobel laureates. Together they explore solutions to today's most pressing social, political and economic challenges.