Marianna Grossman: President, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV)
Marianna Grossman is President and Executive Director of Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV), consortium of more than 130 businesses, governments, research and civic organizations founded in 2001.
Marianna joined SSV in 2009 with the goal of leading Silicon Valley to a more sustainable future by identifying and addressing the highest-priority environmental issues in order to
build a strong economy, a healthy environment and a socially equitable community. Among
her achievements is the development of the EcoCloud™ project, the WEST Summit, assisting Santa Clara University in implementing a smart micro grid for their campus, facilitating long-term planning dialogue for a state-of-the-art business park in Silicon Valley and the successful rebranding of the organization. Current projects include collaboration with NASA Ames Research Center on a Showcase of Solutions for Planetary Sustainability.
SSV builds capacity of sustainability leaders, businesses, communities and organizations and pilots solutions that bridge the gap between policy and action, featuring advanced technology solutions from our partners to create a sustainable region and world.
Ms. Grossman’s previous roles include Partner for Sustainability and Innovation for Minerva Consulting; investor in high tech start-ups; and corporate roles in the automotive, computer
and semiconductor industries. She founded the Palo Alto Unified School District Sustainable Schools Committee and was convener of the Peninsula/South Bay Working Group of California Interfaith Power and Light. She earned an MBA from Yale University and a BA, cum laude,
with distinction in Policy Studies from Dartmouth College.