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Sam has over 20 years of work experience in both the public and private sectors. He has served at the highest level of government for Democratic Administrations in the federal and state levels of government with a focus on workforce preparation, training and skill development. He also served as the California state director for Comcast Corporation and was instrumental in the approval of the NBC Universal merger.
Chhavi Sahni is the Membership and Education Program Manager at the Golden Gate Restaurant Association. She focuses on the needs of the restaurant members including educational classes, political advocacy, and building community partnerships in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Prior to joining the GGRA, Chhavi entered the non-profit world as a Special Projects Manager for the International Ocean Film Festival. She brings a financial background from her years at Gap Inc where she worked in Inventory Management as a Planner and later as Learning and Development Project Manager.
Brian Morton has 38 years of construction experience managing a wide variety of project types including the oversight of jobs at the San Francisco International airport, the Four Seasons and St. Regis Towers, San Francisco’s sewer treatment systems, the China Town Branch Library and Webcor’s Transbay Transit Center project, the largest public works project ever undertaken in Northern California, valued at $1.4 billion. His experience spans public works, mixed-use, and design-build projects.
Andrew serves as HubSpot's VP of Business and Corporate Development, where he is responsible for the company's acquisitions activity, investments and strategic partnerships.
Prior to joining HubSpot, Andrew held strategy positions at Jawbone, most recently as the VP of Corporate Development, where he led the company’s strategic growth including fundraising, acquisitions, and partnerships. He was previously a consultant with McKinsey & Company and an investment banker with Merrill Lynch.
Member of LiUNA Local #261 since 1981. Ramon worked as a Laborer with Swinerton & Walberg, Cahill and Dome Construction Companies. In August of 2009, after serving several terms on the Executive Board, Ramon was unanimously elected to succeed Oscar De La Torre as Business Manager. Local 261, which represents San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin County, has continued the standard of hard work and Union pride for 5,000 plus Laborers in both private and public sectors under his leadership.
Charlie Hale is the Head of Global Public Policy and Community Partnerships at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest he was at Google where he managed public policy for Google[x], which included the self-driving car project, Project Loon, Project Wing and other initiatives. He also managed geopolitical policy for Google Maps, Earth and Streetview, as well as Google’s Access division. Previously, Charlie worked for the State Department in Washington DC and Egypt. He is a co-founder of the Global Health Corps, a nonprofit operating in East Africa and the United States.