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Leadership Circle

Sharing a common vision for innovation in Pasadena

The Leadership Circle is a group of dedicated, extraordinary community members representing Pasadena and Southern California entrepreneurs, founders, and business and civic leaders who support the expansion of a vibrant economy and quality of life for Pasadena area businesses and citizens.

How We Help

Leadership Circle members play a significant role contributing to Innovate Pasadena's mission through expert counsel, as well as through their financial support. Through their generous support, Innovate Pasadena has expanded the programs we're able to offer to our innovation community and significantly increased our impact throughout the city. Leadership Circle members are multi-disciplinary and all share a passion towards our vision for creating a vibrant innovation community, lending their expertise to boost and support our innovation economy.

Join the Leadership Circle

There are two ways in which the Leadership Circle supports Innovate Pasadena’s expansion of a vibrant ecosystem of technology and design innovation in Pasadena:

  1. Through a minimum $5,000 annual commitment for three years, and
  2. By providing advice and counsel as their time and inclination permit.

Throughout the year, Leadership Circle members are invited to exclusive Innovate Pasadena events and networking functions.

Leadership Circle Members

  • Olin & Ann Barrett
  • Bill & Claire Bogaard
  • Ezra Callahan
  • Margaret Leong Checca
  • Patrick Chraghchian & Marlene Markari
  • Jim & Gail Ellis
  • Chip Fairchild
  • Bill & Brenda Galloway
  • Donald & Taylor Hall
  • Mark & Amanda Holdsworth
  • Kin Hui
  • Harvey & Ellen Knell
  • Jerry & Terri Kohl
  • Shawn & Jennifer McCreight
  • Greg & Stephanie McLemore
  • Serge Melkizian
  • Dominic Ng
  • Stefanos Polyzoides & Elizabeth Moule
  • Anthony Pruett
  • SriniVas Sadda, M.D.

Meet the Leadership Circle Co-Chairs

Bill Bogaard

Four-term former Mayor of Pasadena

Harvey & Ellen Knell

Founder and President of KCB Private Equity

Jim Ellis

Dean of USC's Marshall School of Business

The Innovators Circle at the sp[a]ce Gallery

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