A Conversation with Stephen Gillett & Clarice Turner

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:30pm

Online Zoom Meeting

Contact Name: 
Janine Hurty
Event Description: 

Join us on October 29th for an engaging virtual discussion on innovation and leadership!

Dean Eugene Sivadas, Ph.D., is hosting an insightful conversation about innovation and leadership with alumnus Stephen Gillett (MBA, '06), former CEO & co-founder of Chronicle, an Alphabet company, and alumna Clarice Turner (BA, MBA), president of Joseph Phelps Vineyards.

The first 100 people to RSVP will receive a free copy of Gillett's best-selling book, From Simi Valley to Silicon Valley!



Stephen Gillett

Former CEO and Co-Founder, Chronicle

Stephen Gillett is the author of best-selling book, From Simi Valley to Silicon Valley: A Story of Hard Work, Serendipity, and Questing. He cofounded Chronicle and served as an executive-in-residence at Google Ventures and remains an adviser. His leadership experience spans across enterprise software, retail, and consumer technology. Prior to joining Google, Gillett served as Chief Operating Officer of Symantec, and as a member of its board of directors. Previously, he held executive positions at Best Buy as President of Digital, Marketing and Operations, and at Starbucks as Chief Information Officer and GM of Digital Ventures. Gillett holds a BS degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from San Francisco State University.

Clarice Turner
President, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Clarice Turner is a globally recognized senior management executive and president of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, where she is responsible for leading strategy, structure and culture for sustained profitability and future growth, while nurturing the next generation of this iconic winery’s family owners. Prior to joining Phelps, Turner was CEO of Carneros Associates, a strategic advisory firm she founded to guide businesses in transition. Her pedigree as a senior management executive of best in class companies in the food and beverage industry, including Starbucks, Boudin Bakeries, Yum! Brands, and PepsiCo. Turner earned an MBA concentrating in International Business, and a BA in Geology from San Francisco State University.

Eugene Sivadas, Ph.D.
Dean, Lam Family College of Business
San Francisco State University

Prior to joining the Lam Family College of Business, Eugene Sivadas spent 15 years on the faculty of the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington, Tacoma. He holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Cincinnati and has held faculty appointments at Rutgers Business School, the University of Cincinnati, and Emerson College.

The Lam Family College of Business welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accomodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accomodations for this event, please contact Janine Hurty at jhurty@sfsu.edu as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed.

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