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Mountain View Chamber of Commerce picks new CEO

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce has selected former tech executive Peter Katz as its new CEO. Katz replaces Bruce Humphrey, who announced his departure in September.

A fourth-generation Bay Area native, Katz comes with more than 30 years of experience spread between private business and nonprofits. Most recently, he worked as a consultant on strategy and social equity for the California Community Colleges. Prior to that, he was the first executive director of Genesys Works, a nonprofit that helps low-income high school seniors get into college. Katz has also held managerial positions at Xerox and Apple, along with a variety of other startups.

His education includes a history degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

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Mountain View Chamber of Commerce picks new CEO

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Uploaded: Sun, Jan 19, 2020, 8:48 am

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce has selected former tech executive Peter Katz as its new CEO. Katz replaces Bruce Humphrey, who announced his departure in September.

A fourth-generation Bay Area native, Katz comes with more than 30 years of experience spread between private business and nonprofits. Most recently, he worked as a consultant on strategy and social equity for the California Community Colleges. Prior to that, he was the first executive director of Genesys Works, a nonprofit that helps low-income high school seniors get into college. Katz has also held managerial positions at Xerox and Apple, along with a variety of other startups.

His education includes a history degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Golden Gate University.

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Local history check
Old Mountain View
on Jan 19, 2020 at 12:51 pm
Local history check, Old Mountain View
on Jan 19, 2020 at 12:51 pm
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"Katz has also held managerial positions at Xerox and Apple, along with a variety of other startups."

To Mark Noack: If you were unaware of this, Apple Computer became a publicly-traded company in 1980; Xerox some two decades earlier (in the form it's now known; its origins are older still). So neither was generally considered a "startup" even 30 years ago (indicated above as the beginning of Mr. Katz's work career). Perhaps you meant "other firms," or "and a variety of startups," rather than naming two already-mature companies as "startups."

Anyway, the best of luck to the new executive of a very constructive and widely respected organization!


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