Lenny Mendonca wins 2013 Packard Award

McKinsey & Company director to accept Joint Venture’s highest honor at State of the Valley Feb. 8

January 8, 2013 – Joint Venture Silicon Valley announced today that prominent Bay Area management consultant Lenny Mendonca of McKinsey & Company is the recipient of the 2013 David Packard Award for civic entrepreneurship. He will receive the award at the State of the Valley conference on February 8 at Parkside Hall in downtown San Jose.

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

“Lenny Mendonca personifies the ideals exemplified in the Packard Award,” said Chris DiGiorgio, co-chair of the Joint Venture board of directors. “He is a regional thought leader and a community treasure who works selflessly behind the scenes to improve our region. I salute the Packard Award jury for its judicious and well-earned selection.”

“Lenny is an exemplary business leader who consistently gives back to his region, state and country,” said Ted Lempert, president of Children Now and a former state Assembly member who will formally present the award to Mendonca at State of the Valley.  “Lenny is always focused on making the future a better place by improving education and our democratic process.”

With McKinsey & Company for thirty years, Mendonca is a co-founder of its public sector practice and a director in the firm’s San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices. He is part of the leadership team of the McKinsey Center for Government and has helped numerous public sector, nonprofit and corporate clients address management challenges. Mendonca also oversees communications for the organization.

Chairman Emeritus of the Bay Area Council and the Economic Institute of the Bay Area, Mendonca was also vice chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. He serves on many business, education, civic and community boards and foundations. Mendonca also is the founder and co-owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.

Previous Packard Award honorees include John Sobrato (2012), Aart de Geus (2011), Richard M. Levy (2010), Paul L. Locatelli (2009), William F. Miller (2008), Eric Benhamou (2007) and Bruce Chizen (2006).

Visit www.jointventure.org for more information about State of the Valley and to register.

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