President & CEO
Mr. George has extensive experience in business development and brand strategy, including working with the Downtown Alliance (Business Improvement District for Lower Manhattan), Moët Hennessy USA, Diageo, REDF, the Penn Center for Community Partnerships, the Hispanic Federation, the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Andrea Rosen Gallery, GEN ART, Medsite Publishing (WebMD), and Livet Reichard Company, Inc.
Mr. George has served as an advisor to the Intuit Small Business Center and Bay Area Development Company. He has been a member of the PG&E Community Advisory Group and Turner Construction/Port of Oakland Mentor Protégé Committee. He was selected to the East Bay Business Times annual "40 Under 40" list of emerging business leaders in 2006. He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and events, including McKinsey & Company's Non-Profit Engagement Day and Columbia Business School's Annual Marketing Conference. Mr. George recently joined the University of Pennsylvania James Brister Society, focused on supporting and promoting a culturally diverse University community.
Mr. George received the inaugural U. S. Small Business Administration Pinnacle Award in 2007, recognizing the Cal State East Bay SBDC as an organization that best exemplified outstanding partnerships with the SBA, small business resource partners, and the community at large. Program partners included Apple, Inc., Bay Area Equity Fund at JPMorgan, Chevron Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Citibank, City of Oakland, County of Alameda GSA, Fast Company, IDEO, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft Corporation, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, the Port of Oakland, Symantec Corporation, and the United Nations Global Compact.
Architect + Designer
Ms. Szeto earned her B.A. in Psychology and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.