San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Virtual Fireside Chat with Carl Guardino

SPUR Digital Series


What: SPUR Virtual Fireside Chat
When: Monday, May 18th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Join us Virtually (RSVP via Eventbrite)


This event is exclusively for SPUR business members and is free to attend. Please contact Amanda Fasenmyer, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, at for information on how your organization can get involved and support our work.


Webinar link will be sent to registered attendees on Monday May 18th at 1pm.


Solving transit, housing and even turkey trotting across Silicon Valley, Carl Guardino, The President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, has been one of the most influential business and community leaders in Silicon Valley for over 24 years.


Having worked alongside SPUR on several issues facing our Bay Area, we were saddened to hear the announcement that he will be stepping down and retiring as CEO later this year.


Please join SPUR’s San Jose Director, Teresa Alvarado as she speaks with Carl Guardino for an evening fireside chat to reflect on Carl’s accomplishments and legacy as well as current efforts to set the path for economic recovery as a co-chair of the Silicon Valley Economic Recovery and Resilience Council.


Bring your own drinks and virtually join us!  


Carl Guardino Biography:


Carl Guardino is the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 350 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers. He is also a four-term gubernatorial appointee on the California Transportation Commission.


Known throughout the region as a consensus builder, Guardino has championed a number of successful ballot measures, especially in the areas of transportation and housing.


Guardino was born and raised in San Jose and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from San Jose State University, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus.


Please email advance questions for the speakers to Henrieta Muradzikwa


This event is graciously sponsored by SummerHill Housing Group:


Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.