Name: Joanne Bohigian

Role:   Board of Directors

Term Expires: March 31, 2018

jbohigian@fostercitychamber.com

Joanne is a business development, market planning and strategy professional with over 20 years leading for-profit and nonprofit organizations to develop and execute strategic plans for growth, foster and build strategic alliances, lead business and cultural change, promote volunteer and partnership involvement and raise funds to support organization mission, vision and values.

Joanne has a reputation for sound business acumen as well as creative go-to-market insight and effective management of initiatives in both start-up organizations and Fortune 500 companies as well as nonprofit and municipal entities.

Joanne brings proven ability to maximize the growth and profitability of an organization from her experiences serving such global companies as SAP, IBM, Lotus Development and cc:Mail, Inc. Ms. Bohigian  founded whaddyathink®, a business consulting company in 1999, and focused on market development, collaboration, business transformation and sustainability strategy services.

Having most recently served as the President / CEO of the Foster City Chamber of Commerce for the past 5 years, Joanne brings a great deal of experience dealing with municipal and regional government and stakeholders as well as intimate knowledge of local industry and issues to her new role at Gilead Sciences, Inc. focused on developing a community engagement/benefits model.

Joanne is a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, McLaren College of Business) and Golden Gate University (Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA Program).