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President and CEO, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network

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Russell Hancock is President & CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a position he has held since 2003. In this role Dr. Hancock is best described variously: as a civic leader, community gatherer, institution builder, social entrepreneur, and outspoken advocate for regionalism. Since taking the helm of Joint Venture he has quadrupled the size of the organization; assembled a potent board filled with mayors, CEOs and university presidents; built strategic partnerships; recruited a highly talented staff; and launched initiatives that are delivering measurable results to the region.

Russell is also the founder of the annual State of the Valley conference, a “town hall” meeting attracting more than 1,500 leaders for a day spent in dialogue and discussion about the Valley’s opportunities. The conference features the release of Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Index, a document now receiving national and international attention.

Dr. Hancock's leadership in the Silicon Valley region builds on earlier work he led as Vice President of the Bay Area Council (1994-1999). There, he spearheaded the campaign extending BART to the San Francisco Airport. He also directed a broadly-based effort which ultimately created the Bay Area Water Transit Authority, charged with delivering a high-speed ferry system to the San Francisco Bay.

Educated at Harvard in the field of government, Russell received a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University where he currently teaches in the Public Policy Program. Fluent in Japanese, Russell returned to Stanford in 2000 to become the inaugural director of the Shorenstein Forum for Asia-Pacific Studies, Stanford's gathering place for ranking officials, senior executives, journalists, and scholars who shape outcomes in the Pacific Rim. In addition to the research output of the Forum, he built up corporate programs, established international fellowships, raised money, and generated public events featuring a stream of presidents and ministers.

Dr. Hancock was recruited away from Stanford to take the helm of Joint Venture at a time when the organization was in a period of transition and instability. He is credited with the growth and increasing influence of the organization, to the point where today Joint Venture is Silicon Valley’s recognized clearing house for regional analysis, and for collaborative approaches to solving the region’s problems. The Joint Venture model is now being replicated in various metropolitan regions throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and Dr. Hancock has most recently provided advice to regional governments in Beijing, London, Madrid, the Netherlands, and Taipei. In 2011 the United States Government Accounting Office will launch a national indicators project modeled on Joint Venture’s Index, with Russell providing high-level advice.

In 2008 Silicon Valley Business Journal named Russell to its annual list of Silicon Valley’s most influential “players.” Considered one of Silicon Valley's leading expositors, his interviews regularly appear in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Financial Times and Forbes. He is also a frequent guest on NBC Nightly News and Bloomberg News, and hosts a radio program on Silicon Valley issues heard on KLIV.

In private life Dr. Hancock lives in Palo Alto where he raises three children with his wife Marguerite, serves in the lay ministry of his church, and pursues his other passion: music. A concert pianist, he is a founding member of The Saint Michael Trio, a group appointed Musicians in Residence at Menlo College. In 2011 Russell has appeared in concert at the Flint Center, Montalvo Arts Center, Le Petit Trianon, Ralston Mansion, and the Mostly Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He also enjoys promoting the Bay Area's civic orchestras, and has appeared as soloist most recently with the Saratoga Symphony, the Ohlone Symphony, the Nova Vista Symphony, and the Redwood Symphony.

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Russell Hancock

President and CEO, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network

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Russell Hancock Biography

Russell Hancock is President & CEO of Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, a position he has held since 2003. In this role Dr. Hancock is best described variously: as a civic leader, community gatherer, institution builder, social entrepreneur, and outspoken advocate for regionalism. Since taking the helm of Joint Venture he has quadrupled the size of the organization; assembled a potent board filled with mayors, CEOs and university presidents; built strategic partnerships; recruited a highly talented staff; and launched initiatives that are delivering measurable results to the region.

Russell is also the founder of the annual State of the Valley conference, a “town hall” meeting attracting more than 1,500 leaders for a day spent in dialogue and discussion about the Valley’s opportunities. The conference features the release of Joint Venture’s Silicon Valley Index, a document now receiving national and international attention.

Dr. Hancock's leadership in the Silicon Valley region builds on earlier work he led as Vice President of the Bay Area Council (1994-1999). There, he spearheaded the campaign extending BART to the San Francisco Airport. He also directed a broadly-based effort which ultimately created the Bay Area Water Transit Authority, charged with delivering a high-speed ferry system to the San Francisco Bay.

Educated at Harvard in the field of government, Russell received a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University where he currently teaches in the Public Policy Program. Fluent in Japanese, Russell returned to Stanford in 2000 to become the inaugural director of the Shorenstein Forum for Asia-Pacific Studies, Stanford's gathering place for ranking officials, senior executives, journalists, and scholars who shape outcomes in the Pacific Rim. In addition to the research output of the Forum, he built up corporate programs, established international fellowships, raised money, and generated public events featuring a stream of presidents and ministers.

Dr. Hancock was recruited away from Stanford to take the helm of Joint Venture at a time when the organization was in a period of transition and instability. He is credited with the growth and increasing influence of the organization, to the point where today Joint Venture is Silicon Valley’s recognized clearing house for regional analysis, and for collaborative approaches to solving the region’s problems. The Joint Venture model is now being replicated in various metropolitan regions throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and Dr. Hancock has most recently provided advice to regional governments in Beijing, London, Madrid, the Netherlands, and Taipei. In 2011 the United States Government Accounting Office will launch a national indicators project modeled on Joint Venture’s Index, with Russell providing high-level advice.

In 2008 Silicon Valley Business Journal named Russell to its annual list of Silicon Valley’s most influential “players.” Considered one of Silicon Valley's leading expositors, his interviews regularly appear in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Financial Times and Forbes. He is also a frequent guest on NBC Nightly News and Bloomberg News, and hosts a radio program on Silicon Valley issues heard on KLIV.

In private life Dr. Hancock lives in Palo Alto where he raises three children with his wife Marguerite, serves in the lay ministry of his church, and pursues his other passion: music. A concert pianist, he is a founding member of The Saint Michael Trio, a group appointed Musicians in Residence at Menlo College. In 2011 Russell has appeared in concert at the Flint Center, Montalvo Arts Center, Le Petit Trianon, Ralston Mansion, and the Mostly Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He also enjoys promoting the Bay Area's civic orchestras, and has appeared as soloist most recently with the Saratoga Symphony, the Ohlone Symphony, the Nova Vista Symphony, and the Redwood Symphony.

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  • How to book Russell Hancock?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Russell Hancock for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Russell Hancock, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Russell Hancock or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Russell Hancock?

    Booking fees for Russell Hancock, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Russell Hancock, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Russell Hancock?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Russell Hancock for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Russell Hancock for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Russell Hancock or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Russell Hancock or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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