Press Releases

Leadership Group CEO Call’s Comcast Op-Ed Headline Misleading

April 16, 2014 – San Jose, CA – Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO Carl Guardino today said that a headline on an op-ed he authored on the proposed Comcast- Time Warner Cable merger that appeared on on Tuesday was misleading because the view expressed was his personal opinion. The headline implied Guardino was representing .. read more

On April 16th, 2014, posted in: Press Releases by

Leadership Group Partners Fund 60 Salad Bars for Silicon Valley Schools to Promote Healthy Eating Habits

The Silicon Valley Leadership Foundation, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and community partners join forces to provide salad bars to Silicon Valley schools. SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 2, 2014) – In support of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s “Team California for Healthy Kids” initiative, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation along .. read more


Silicon Valley Leadership Group, City of San Jose and PG&E Announce Economic Benefits of Smart Grid Deployment SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, City of San Jose and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), co-chairs of the Silicon Valley Smart Grid Task Force launched in 2010, announced today the updated results of .. read more

On December 18th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” Award Winners Named For Helping Grow the Economy and Jobs

Seven Public Agencies Selected out of 33 Applications in Five Categories San Jose – Dec. 13 – Seven local public agencies have been selected to receive “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” awards from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for their work in helping build the economy and grow jobs through innovative government services. The .. read more

On December 13th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Carl Guardino Statement on Senate Approval of Wheeler, O’Rielly to FCC

The U.S. Senate has approved the nominations of Tom Wheeler as Chairman and Michael O’Rielly as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Carl Guardino, CEO of the nearly 400-member Silicon Valley Leadership Group, praised the action. “I am excited to see Tom Wheeler and Michael O’Rielly officially join the FCC today, bringing the Commission .. read more

On November 4th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Part of A Guinness World Record Gobbler Challenge

Houston, TX – October 25, 2013 – The Applied Materials “Silicon Valley Turkey Trot” in San Jose, CA is teaming up with BSX Athletics (BSX) and other turkey trots across the country to unite runners and bring a world record back to the United States. The effort, dubbed the Guinness World Record Gobbler Challenge, will .. read more

On October 25th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

$11.1 Million Pledged for an Educare Early Childhood Education School and Teacher Professional Development Institute to Close the Achievement Gap in Santa Clara County and California

Group launches public phase of a capital campaign to raise the remaining $3 million needed to build the school. SAN JOSE, Calif. – In a display of public/private partnership, which has made Silicon Valley a global leader in collaboration and problem-solving, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, David and Lucille Packard Foundation, FIRST 5 Santa Clara .. read more

California’s High-Tech & Agricultural Leaders Join Forces to Brief Congress on Needed Immigration Reform

SAN JOSE and WATSONVILLE, Calif. (July 31, 2013) – Two of California’s largest industry associations today announced a partnership aimed at raising awareness on Capitol Hill about the essential role immigrant labor plays in the success of our nation’s leadership in high-tech and agriculture. The effort by the California Strawberry Commission and the Silicon Valley .. read more

On July 31st, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Tech Leaders Applaud Senate Action on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 27 –  After extensive advocacy work focused on overhauling the U.S. immigration system to better create new jobs and industries here at home, leading technology and innovation organizations today applauded the Senate for approving a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill (S. 744). The organizations are: Association for Competitive Technology (ACT); BSA .. read more

On June 27th, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by

Super Bowl 50 : Golden Anniversary in the Golden State

Carl Guardino, President and CEO of the 375-member Silicon Valley Leadership Group, is a member of the Bay Area Super Bowl Bid Committee. “It’s positive and poetic that Super Bowl 50,  the Golden Anniversary, is coming to the Golden State and will be hosted by the 49ers in 2016. It’s been an honor to serve .. read more

On May 21st, 2013, posted in: Press Releases by