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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
Overview
Relationships
In The News
Paths
Education
Career History
Boards & Committees
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Political Donations
Investments
Public Holdings
Events

Willie Lewis Brown, Jr.

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

Overview

Age
84 (Born 1934)
Notable Companies
San Francisco State University - The Willie L. Brown, Jr. Institute of Politics & Public Service
Board Seats
12
Number of Relationships
This person is connected to 671 people.

Relationships See Details


Co-Founder at San Francisco Jazz Organization

Co-Founder at San Francisco Jazz Organization

Chief Executive Officer at San Francisco Jazz Organization

Chief Executive Officer at TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc.

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

Professional at Mt. Tam Capital Management LLC

Partner at Main Post Partners, L.P.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Kaleido Biosciences, Inc.

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

Co-Founder at Smartleaf, Inc.
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Orange County Register (California)
January 4, 2018
The San Francisco Chronicle
January 2, 2018
The New York Times
December 11, 2017
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 17, 2017
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 25, 2017
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Educational Background

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

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Current
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.
Mayor
1996 - 2004
Speaker
1964 - 1995
The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. It consists of 80 members, with each member representing at least 465,000 people. Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the State Assembly has the largest population-per-representative ratio of any state lower house and second largest of any legislative lower house in the United States after the federal House of Representatives. As a result of Proposition 140 in 1990 and Proposition 28 in 2012, members elected to the legislature prior to 2012 are restricted by term limits to three two-year terms (six years), while those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years in the legislature in any combination of four-year state senate or two-year state assembly terms.Members of the assembly are generally referred to using the titles assemblyman (for men), assemblywoman (for women), or assemblymember (for all genders). The State Assembly convenes at the California State Capitol in Sacramento. In the current session, the Democrats control 54 seats, forming a supermajority of the chamber. Republicans control 25 seats.

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
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.
Director
2007 - ?
TOMI Environmental Solutions, Inc. provider of infection prevention and decontamination products and services, which focuses on life sciences including healthcare, bio-safety, pharmaceutical, clean-room and research. The firm's products include The SteraMist Surface Unit is a fully portable, fast-acting, hand-held, point and spray disinfection system and The SteraMist Environment System is transportable, automated, and provides complete room disinfection, decontamination using multiple treatment applicators per unit. It serves to the health care, laboratories, pharmaceutical and commercial industries. The company was founded by Halden S. Shane on September 18, 1979 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Current
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
Council Member
Current
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in 2003. The museum's building is currently under construction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The concept of a national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture can be traced back to the second decade of the 20th century. In 1915, African-American veterans of the Union Army met in Washington, D.C., for a reunion and parade. Frustrated with the racial discrimination they still faced, the veterans formed a committee to build a memorial to various African-American achievements. Their efforts paid off in 1929, when President Herbert Hoover appointed Mary Church Terrell, Mary McLeod Bethune, and 10 others to a commission charged with building a "National Memorial Building" showcasing African-American achievements in the arts and sciences. But Congress did not back the project, and private fundraising also failed. Although proposals for an African-American history and culture museum would be floated in Congress for the next 40 years, none gained more than minimal support.
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Dignity Health Foundation is a public charitable foundation. They partner with the community to raise funds to support their mission and advance their impact. Their Board of Directors—made up of community leaders who serve on a voluntary basis—governs Dignity Health Foundation. Dignity Health Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, as provided under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible in accordance with state and federal law.
Director
Prior
California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the 23 school California State University system (CSU) and one of the largest universities in the state of California by enrollment, its student body numbering 36,279 for the Fall 2012 semester.
Trustee
Prior
Dominican University of California educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens.
Government Boards ▾
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.
$5,000 +
2007
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 +
2006
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.

Public Holdings

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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.

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