Emerge Summit 2021 Planning Committee

Name: Joaquin E. Razo

Employer/position: Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, St. Helena Chamber of Commerce

Role on the committee:
Emerge Summit Chair

Joaquin serves as the Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce in the Napa Valley. Working with a dynamic team, the St. Helena Chamber – a not for profit, serves over 300 member-businesses ranging from large international winery brands to small boutique stores. Joaquin is passionate about advocating and serving the local business community and helping St. Helena continue to be an international destination for travelers.

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Name: Janette Cruz

Employer/position: Sr. Enterprise Performance Coordinator, SMUD

Role on the committee: Emerge Summit Co-Chair

Janette Cruz is Senior Enterprise Performance Coordinator for SMUD. In her current role, she and her team manage how enterprise metrics and project performance are presented to Board and Executive Leadership. She brings structure to chaos, enabling candid and collaborative engagement; and is excited to manage Emerge Committee logistics.

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Name: Amanda Sanchez

Employer/position: Executive Director, Design Sacramento

Role on the committee: Communications Lead

Amanda Sanchez is the Executive Director of Design Sacramento, a local nonprofit that is committed to making our design community more inclusive, equitable and supportive for all. She served as the Experience Lead for the Emerge Summit last year and is excited to return as the Communications Lead for the 2021 event!

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Name: Ren Kaur

Employer/position: Project Manager for Support Services Administration, Kaiser Permanente

Role on the committee: Logistics Member

Ren is a Project Manager with Kaiser Permanente. She has extensive experience and proven ability to develop and successfully implement clear and effective communication strategies and tactics in the Support Services Administration Department. She is looking forward to reuniting with the Metro EDGE and building her network with like-minded individuals.

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