Speaker Date Topic
James F. Teixeira, Director of Parks & Recreation Mar 22, 2018
Linda Pereira, San Jose Giants Mar 29, 2018

Linda Pereira is a very familiar face to the front office staff of the San Jose Giants, as she is beginning her 45th year with the baseball club. During this time, Linda has managed all aspects of player relations. In addition to coordinating travel for the team and San Francisco/San Jose Giants Booster Club, Linda has also planned Booster's annual banquet, honoring San Jose and San Francisco Giants greats. Linda holds a BA in Radio and Television from San Jose State University.


As Director of Player Personnel, Linda handles all player operations for the club and basic assistance for players off the field. A native of San Jose, Linda was raised coming to games at Municipal Stadium. She is excited to be working with the San Jose Giants to have another successful season.

Matthew D. Braker, Deputy District Attorney Apr 12, 2018
Hilary Keith, City Librarian Apr 19, 2018

Hilary Keith has spent the last 25 years in public service. As the City Librarian for the City of Santa Clara since April 2014, Ms. Keith has worked hard to sustain and strengthen library collections, develop innovative programming that engages and enriches, support early and life-long literacy and ensure the library is a welcoming place that serves everyone in the community. Shortly after joining Santa Clara, she was tasked with opening the Northside Library Branch and embarking on a renovation of the Mission Branch Library that recently hosted its 60th Anniversary Celebration. Ms. Keith is proud of the Library’s creative and dedicated staff that organized notable events such as Comic Con in Fall 2016, the award-winning STEM Bowl in January 2016, and a wide array of cultural events that highlight the diversity and innovative spirit of Santa Clara. 


Kerry O’Brien May 03, 2018
Assistant Regional Director Western Region-San Francisco Federal Trade Commission
Dr. Michael Dunne May 10, 2018

Mike is the Director of the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), an internationally leading research facility, operated by Stanford University on behalf of the US Department of Energy, open to users from around the world. He is an Associate Laboratory Director of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and a full Professor of Photon Science at Stanford University.

LCLS represents a revolution in x-ray science. The x-rays produced by LCLS are a billion times brighter than can be produced by conventional sources, such as a synchrotron, and are delivered in ultrafast bursts - typically a few tens of femtoseconds (10^-15 seconds). This opens up transformational opportunities for the study of structural biology, quantum materials, ultrafast chemistry, and novel states of matter. Since its initial operation in 2009, LCLS has enabled a remarkable series of studies, via its ability to provide atomic resolution information, with freeze-frame ‘movies’ of how atomic, chemical and biological systems evolve on ultrafast timescales. 

John Aitken May 17, 2018
Director of Aviation San Jose Airport
Director of Aviation San Jose Airport