Press Release - January 22, 2015

C.S. Park Becomes Chairman of SVCF Board

Executives from Agilent, McDermott Will & Emery and KPMG join board

MOUNTAIN VIEW — C.S. Park, former chairman and CEO of Maxtor Corp.,  has been appointed chairman of the board of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and three new directors have joined the center of philanthropy’s board.

The new SVCF board members are Marie Oh Huber of Agilent, Julie Miraglia Kwon of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and Wade W. Loo, retired from KPMG. In addition, Samuel Johnson, Jr. of Notre Dame de Namur University was appointed vice chair. The appointments were effective Jan. 1, 2015.

“We welcome Julie, Marie and Wade, and are confident that SVCF will benefit from their experience and wisdom,” said Park, who previously served as vice chair of SVCF’s board. “Each of them is committed to leadership, service and community.”

SVCF advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, and is the largest community foundation in the world, with $6.5 billion in assets. In partnership with its individual and corporate donors, SVCF is the biggest funder of Bay Area charities and awards more international grants than any other community foundation.

Park serves as the lead independent director of Seagate Technology and as a member of the global board of the law firm DLA Piper. He is also on the board of American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley and the advisory board of Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Prior to leading Maxtor Corp., he was chairman and CEO of SK Hynix, a leading semiconductor memory manufacturer based in Korea, and managing director of H&Q Asia Pacific, a private equity firm.

Samuel Johnson, Jr. is a lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University and superintendent, emeritus, of the San Mateo Union High School District. His career spans 44 years of service to secondary and university education. He began his career as a mathematics teacher. He has served as a member of the boards of directors for the San Mateo YMCA, the Mid-Peninsula Boys and Girls Club and United Way, and he currently serves on the board at Provident Credit Union.

Marie Oh Huber is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Agilent Technologies, a multinational life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets company. She oversees the company’s global legal and compliance functions, enterprise regulatory affairs and quality assurance, communications, international country management and philanthropy.  She is on the boards of the James Campbell Company, a Hawaii-based, nationally diversified real estate company, and the American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley.    

Julie Miraglia Kwon is a partner with the Private Client group of the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Menlo Park. She advises ultra-high-net-worth families regarding estate, gift and tax issues and charitable planning. Julie formerly was the philanthropic advisor for Stanford University, and a national director with Bernstein Global Wealth Management. Julie served on the Chicago Community Trust professional advisory council and was a board member for AIDS Legal Council of Chicago.

Wade W. Loo is a retired KPMG audit partner. During 30 years at KPMG, he worked with companies in the United States and internationally. He is currently the audit committee chair for Kofax Limited, which helps enterprises manage the capture and exchange of business information. Wade is currently chairman of the board of JobTrain, an organization that helps people in need in East Palo Alto and surrounding communities find meaningful jobs. He is past co-president of Ascend, an organization focused on Pan-Asian leadership development.


About Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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