Participating on the Board of Directors gives you visibility allowing people to get to know you and your business. Members of the board are elected once a year and serve a term of 2 years. Some members are voted in and some are appointed to provide the quality leadership needed to run the organization. Another way for members to get to know you and your business is by volunteering on one of several committees chaired by the Board of Directors.

Contact us to find out how you can participate and become one of the many active members of the Rainbow Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley.

Ron Gardner

Board President

Ron Gardner is an Estimator and Project Coordinator for Gridley Company in Campbell, CA.

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Frank Mercado

Frank Mercado is an insurance agent for Allstate Insurance in Campbell, CA.

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Dr. Bard Williams

Bard Williams, Ed.D. is VP of Education & Innovation for Compass and lives in works in Silicon Valley.

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Jazz Kaur

Jaspreet “Jazz” Kaur is a microbiologist at the California Water Service in San Jose, CA.

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Bettie Owen

Bettie Owen is the former Vice President of Digital Production at Wolfe Video in San Jose, CA.

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Michael Vargas

Michael Vargas is an attorney at Rimon, P.C. in Palo Alto, practicing business and securities law.

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Luis Castillo

Luis Castillo is owner of Luis Pedro Castillo Pictures in Los Gatos, CA.

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Ray Mueller

Ray Mueller is an avid supporter of LGBTQ+ issues and works for the US Bureau of the Census in San Jose, CA.

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Laura Buell

Laura Buell is Executive Assistant to the President of Epic Venues, San Jose, CA.

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Candelario Franco

Candelario Franco is Project Manager for The Health Trust Getting To Zero initiative for Santa Clara County-Silicon Valley.

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Advisory Board

Jaime Merz

Jaime Merz owns The Point Collective, a graphic design and marketing group specializing in logo design and website development for top search engine ranking.

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