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Sequoia Awards 2020-21 Officers Elected

08/12     |    Latest News
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The Sequoia Awards Board of Directors unanimously elected Ellen Haas as chair for the 2020-21 cycle. Ellen has been on The Sequoia Awards board for 10 years and served as vice chair in 2019-20. An attorney with offices in downtown Redwood City, Ellen models the spirit of volunteerism that is at the heart of the Sequoia Awards. She is a board member with Casa de Redwood, Kainos Home & Training Center and the YMCA of Silicon Valley, Sequoia Branch.

Albert Lee, a member of the board for three years, was elected vice chair. Albert is an associate director at Cumming Corp., a construction and project management consulting firm. Albert also is an active volunteer, helping with Redwood City Library Foundation fundraisers and serving as a Sunday school teacher.

Veteran board member Dennis McBride was reelected treasurer, a position he has held continuously since joining the board 15 years ago. Dennis also has served on the Redwood City School District Board of Trustees since 2003.

Ed Everett was elected secretary in just his first year on the board, but he’s no stranger to The Sequoia Awards, having sponsored scholarships for several years. Ed was city manager in Redwood City from 1992-2007 and oversaw the transformation of the city’s downtown neighborhood into a thriving commercial and community gathering place.

Welcome Our New Board Members

Several new community leaders have been unanimously selected to serve on The Sequoia Awards board of directors.

  • Carlos daSilva, Senior Manager of Facility Services for Oracle Corp., HQ Region
  • Debra Hall, Marketing, Branding, and Strategic Planning Consultant
  • Suzanne Knowlton, Vice President, Marketing and Community Relations, San Mateo Credit Union
  • Ashley Quintana, Public Policy Manager, Community Engagement, Facebook
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