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Tech CU’s Barbara B. Kamm Named to Board of Directors for San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce

Kamm also inducted into the Wall of Fame for the Silicon Valley Capital Club.

San Jose, Calif. (October 8, 2014) —Tech CU's (Technology Credit Union), President and CEO Barbara B. Kamm has been named to serve on the board of directors for the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Kamm is an experienced banking executive and community leader who advocates for diversity within companies and on corporate boards, as well as for workforce development. This includes her support of investment in STEM education and community colleges to provide more opportunities for cost-effective education and training in technology-oriented fields.

“I’m honored to be asked to join the dynamic group of women and men who serve on the board,” said Kamm. “The Chamber plays an important role in our business community by helping to drive regional economic development and by representing the voice of business. I look forward to contributing what insight I’ve gained from my experience in financial services and having worked with businesses in the Bay Area and beyond.”

Kamm’s accomplished career in banking spans nearly three decades, including 10 years at Silicon Valley Bank where she worked with many entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists and industry associations. She also operated her own Bay Area-based consulting firm — providing strategic, organizational and financial advice to young tech companies and financial institutions. As President and CEO of Tech CU, Kamm leads the strategic direction of the $1.8 billion credit union, which offers personal banking, business banking, commercial lending (including SBA lending), and wealth management services.

A Stanford University graduate, Kamm earned her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She serves on the Chancellor’s Business and Industry Advisory Council for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and is involved with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, International Women’s Forum, and Association for Corporate Growth. She has also attended the Stanford Directors’ College at Stanford Law School, Nonprofit Board Governance Institute at Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Venture Capital Institute, and the Pacific Coast Banking School.

"We're thrilled to welcome Barbara to our board of directors," said San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Matthew Mahood. "Our board will surely benefit from her perspective and experience as an executive leader in financial services and the CEO of Tech CU, which counts as its customers thousands of Bay Area businesses and their employees.”

Kamm was also recently inducted into the Wall of Fame at the Silicon Valley Capital Club for her professional lifetime achievements and extensive contributions as a dedicated business and community leader.


Founded in 1960 by the employees of Fairchild Camera and Instrument Semiconductor Division, Tech CU has served the high tech workforce in Silicon Valley for more than 50 years and today has 70,000 individual, non-profit and business members and more than $1.8 billion in assets. The financial institution is recognized as one of the best managed and strongest in the country, as indicated by Tech CU’s 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s largest independent rating service for banks and credit unions. Tech CU’s members have access to 65,000+ surcharge-free ATMs nationwide, online and mobile banking, 10 full-service branches throughout the Bay Area, and comprehensive mortgage, wealth management and commercial banking services.

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