Committees

Executive Committee

Committee Overview:

Responsible for overseeing BABC Northern California operations and initiatives, reporting to the full Board of Directors

Members of the Committee:

  • Colin Brown, Pcubed, Inc., Chairman
  • Nicholas Unkovic, Squire Patton Boggs, President
  • Stephen Legg, Grant Thornton, Treasurer
  • Edward Grenville, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, Secretary
  • Stephen Wares, CCW Business Solutions, Vice President
  • Melissa Harkcom, Fitzgerald and Law, Vice President
  • Ms. Priya Guha, British Consul General, Ex-Officio Director

Events

Committee Overview:

Responsible for delivering high-value, high-quality events to the BABC Membership

Members of the Committee:

  • Stephen Wares, CCW Business Solutions (Committee Chair)
  • Colin Brown, Venturexcel
  • Robert Bleicher, Carr McClellan
  • Mark Goodman, Hogan Lovells
  • John Flynn, Addvocate, Inc.
  • Jason Kumpf, US Forex
  • Tess Lenk, Turner & Townsend
  • Greg Wald, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Jo Healey, BABC Northern California

Membership

Committee Overview:

Charged with overseeing our outreach activities to current and prospective members and organizes periodic membership recruitment campaigns.

Members of the Committee:

  • Melissa Harkcom, Fitzgerald and Law (Committee Chair)
  • Colin Brown, Venturexcel
  • Nicholas Unkovic, Squire Sanders LLP
  • Simon Elliot, Aramark & LifeWorks Restaurant Group
  • Ian Dunnington
  • Jo Healey, British American Business Council Northern California

Finance

Committee Overview:

Responsible for reviewing financial and statutory requirements for the organization. 

Members of the Committee:

  • Stephen Legg, Grant Thornton LLP (Committee Chair)
  • Stuart Keirle, First National Bank of Northern California

Christmas Lunch

Committee Overview:

Organizes and produces the BABC’s Annual Christmas Luncheon and Fundraiser. Primary tasks include soliciting and acquiring prizes and donations, and devising creative ways to keep the event fresh. Proceeds from the event support a local charity, and raise funds for the operation of BABC. Anyone with commitment and energy is welcome aboard this hardworking, fun and rewarding committee.

Members of the Committee:

  • Kathleen Kimura (Committee Chair)
  • Nicholas Unkovic, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Janis MacKenzie, MacKenzie Communications (Director of Event PR & Communications)
  • Andy MacKay, 20/20 Productions, Inc (Director of Event Production)
  • Stephen Legg, Grant Thornton LLP (Event Treasurer)
  • Jo Healey, British American Business Council Northern California (Event Director)
  • Liza Evans, Liza Evans Interior Design (Reception Event Manager)
  • Jolyce Ledvina, Suddath Relocation (After Party Event Manager)
  • Emilie Lynch, The Fairmont Hotel (Hotel Logistics)
  • Stephen Miller, The Fairmont Hotel (Hotel Logistics)
  • Kim Lessard, Raphael House (Volunteer Manager for Raphael House)
  • Erin Reeser, Raphael House
  • Heather Podruchny, BAB Leap, LLC (Volunteer Operations Manager)

Nominating

Committee Overview:

Oversees the process for the election of Board Members from the general membership.

Members of the Committee:

  • Edward Grenville, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell (Committee Chair)
  • Julie Wicklund, Cooley LLP
  • Stuart Bagshaw, British American Business LEAP, LLC

Young Professionals

Committee Overview:

Organizes events that provide young professionals and business leaders the opportunity to network for business and social purposes.

Members of the Committee:

  • Barbara Taylor (Chair)
  • Emma Cockerton (Board advocate)
  • Felicity Fisher
  • Troy Christensen
  • Gareth Davis
  • Felicity Fisher
  • Becky Murphy
  • Hamish Morrison
  • Kevin Sullivan
  • Charles Cockerton
  • Will Turner
  • Jessica Vann
  • Jason Kumpf
  • Brittany Buxton
  • Glen Delaney

BABC Task Force 2016

Task Force Overview:

The BABC Task Force 2016 will once again benefit benefit Raphael House.  The Task Force is a group of passionate BABC Member volunteers who are seeking to drive value to Raphael House and deliver life changing opportunities for Raphael House Families. Please let us know if and how you are able to contribute.

Members of the Task Force:

Top Tier Members

Patron Member

Premier Member

Corporate Member