For his multi-faceted contributions to the region, Joint Venture is proud to honor:

Lenny Mendonca

Lenny Mendonca

McKinsey & Company

The David Packard Award is presented annually by Joint Venture to a person who brings an entrepreneurial, cross-boundary, problem-solving approach to our region’s challenges. The recipients embody the spirit of David Packard, Silicon Valley’s legendary pioneer who set the highest standard for civic engagement.

Civic entrepreneurs are people of passion and commitment who:

  • think expansively about the region and act on a keen sense of civic responsibility;
  • are based in one sector but work outside of their conventional boundaries, bridging sectors to tackle important problems;
  • bring a spirit of innovation–and a roll-up-the-sleeves approach–to complex challenges.

The 2013 Packard Award will be presented by

Ted Lempert

Children Now and former State Assemblyman

Previous David Packard Award honorees:

  • 2012 – John A. Sobrato
  • 2011 – Aart de Geus, Synopsys
  • 2010 – Richard M. Levy, Varian
  • 2009 – Paul L. Locatelli, Santa Clara University
  • 2008 – William F. Miller, Stanford University
  • 2007 – Eric Benhamou, Benhamou Ventures
  • 2006 – Bruce Chizen, Adobe