Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) is a non-profit foundation based in Palo Alto, California. SVAMC is led by its Board of Directors and guided by its advisors and membership. Management is coordinated through the SVAMC Executive Committee and various operating committees and task forces.

The Board of Directors and Executive Committee are chaired by Gary L. Benton and operations are handled by the SVAMC administrative team under the direction of Donna Passons.

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Gary L. Benton (Chairman)

Charles T. Compton (Vice-Chairman)

Lester W. Schiefelbein (Vice-Chairman)

James H. Grossman

Sherman Kahn

Robert B. Morrill

Susan H. Nycum

Neil Smith

 

ADDITIONAL DIRECTORS

Raymond Bender

Michael H. Diamant

Grant L. Kim

James Madison

Vicki Veenker

 

COMMITTEES

General Membership
In formation

Marketing
Charles T. Compton (Chair)

Programming
Lester W. Schiefelbein (Chair)

Tech List Coordinating
Merriann Panarella (Chair)

Tech List Selection
Sherman Kahn and Robert B. Morrill (Chairs)

SVAMC Young Professionals
In formation
Board Liaison: Raymond Bender

 

TASK FORCES

Education Planning
In formation

International
Paul Cohen and Grant Kim (Chairs)

Interns
Naomi Jane Gray

Law Firms
Chris Compton and Rod Thompson (Chairs)

Outreach
Theodore K. Cheng (Chair)

Practice Focuses
Ray Bender (Chair)

 

ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director
Donna Passons

Assistant Director
Bill Seward

Marketing
Aubrie Aviña

Legal Consultant
Rachel Koch

 

For additional information, please email SVAMC at info@svamc.org or call us at +1.650.308-9860.