Meeting Minutes - 9/1/22
Minutes from the general meeting held on 1st September 2022
September 1st, 2022
Present: Richard Ang, Jim Blair, Steve Boyle, Ryan Buckley, Nichol Carranza, George Carter, Juanita Davalos, Ed DelBeccaro, Jeanette Green, Alex Greenwood, Joellen Heaney, Lindy Johnson, Jags Krisnamurthy, Bob Linscheid, John Matthesen, Carlyn Obringer, Robert Phelps, Melissa Rea, Marie Suvansin, Gordon Zagar
Ryan opened the meeting at 3:03 pm.
Approval of Prior Minutes: Motion: Bob L; 2nd: Jim Blair; Unanimous
Public Comments: None
DVTI Leadership Election: Ryan reviewed the current bylaws with edits:
Represent DVTI to the public
Interface with DVC and other stakeholders
Support Chair as needed
Assume Chair responsibilities as needed
Nominations for Chair:
Jim Blair and Ed DelBeccaro nominated Jags Krishnamurthy.
Jags accepted the nomination.
Motion to close nominations: Bob; 2nd: Nichol; Unanimous
Nominations for Vice Chair:
John Matthesen self-nominated.
Ryan nominated Alex Greenwood.
Alex accepted the nomination.
Carlyn will continue to support the group but not in a formal officer role.
Motion to close nominations:Carlyn; 2nd: Jags; Unanimous
Final Conference Update:
Friday, 9/30 in Diablo Room
Please buy your tickets at dvti.org.
Ryan reviewed the agenda edits. Program was shortened by 1.5 hours.
Leave breakfast food out until lunch
Need wrap-up at the end (5 min - Jags or John)
Need welcome from DVTI (5 min - Jags or John)
Remove 1:30 – 1:45 break so people won’t leave
Proposed schedule accepted
First Republic Bank: $1,000
Marathon Renewable Fuels: $1,000
Walnut Creek Chamber: $1,000
TRI Commercial: $1,000
Object Edge: $1,000
Zagar Consulting: $500
Crosspond Law: $500
32 @ $25/ea: $800
Food & Beverage (100@$50/pp) $5,000 (est)
Swag (100@$10/ea): $1,000
Speaker Gifts (10@$50/ea): $500
Ryan will follow up with sponsors about swag and getting the word out about the conference.
Martha Cosgrove has bowed out due to a work conflict, so there is a seat open. She had another suggestion for someone in San Francisco who invests in biotech and ag tech. Ryan will ask for an introduction.
Gordon can also get another panelist.
Cindy Fossouo would like to be on the panel and get the word out about what she sees in the Bay Area tech industry. It was decided that that wouldn’t do service to the Biotech panel, as there may be a focus on selling. Lindy, Gordon and Ryan will discuss off line.
Conference Lead Updates:
Design Lead (Jags): two-fold car, printed locally.
Interior Lead (Jags): working with Jim internally
Swag Lead (Jim): coaster set with DVTI logo; maybe a DVTI branded jump drive preloaded with conference materials. Nichol will provide branded pens and notebooks.
A/V Lead (Jim): Jim will get wireless mics. The room has a projector, drop down screen and computer. Jim and Jags will set up the night before.
Food Lead (John): John coordinating morning, lunch and reception with Culinary Arts.
Adjourned: 3:59 pm