Susan Catlin Stilwell

Susan Stilwell is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of AIM. Susan graduated cum laude from UCLA and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Santa Clara School of Law. After practicing law in San Francisco, Susan moved back to the Monterey Peninsula, where she was born and raised and is the owner and president of Stilwell, Inc., a hospitality company. She has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the SPCA Monterey County, Carmel Chamber of Commerce, and National Junior Tennis League in San Francisco, and was a member of the National Charity League and Carmel Rotary.

Jessica Canning

Jessica Canning joined Canning Properties Group, after spending ten years as the global research director of venture capital and private equity for Dow Jones. Jessica graduated from Santa Clara University in 2002 with a degree in economics. Over her career with Dow Jones, she managed teams in San Francisco, New York, London, Barcelona, and Shanghai, and also helped launch a corporate earnings data feed for algorithmic traders. A Pebble Beach native and alumnus of Stevenson school, she coaches their girls’ basketball team.

Jeffrey Capaccio

Jeff Capaccio is of counsel in the Litigation Practice Group of Carr & Ferrell. Jeff specializes in complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation, public policy counseling, and international law. Jeff serves as Regional Vice President and member of the Board of Directors for the National Italian American Foundation. He speaks fluent Italian and French, and conversational Spanish.

Bill Duffy

Bill Duffy as Chairman & CEO of BDA Sports Management, which he founded over 30 years ago, is one of the most successful and respected agents in professional sports. He represents more than 40 NBA players and over 100 professional basketball players internationally. Bill was a standout basketball player at Santa Clara University after starting his career at the University of Minnesota. He was selected in the fifth round of the 1982 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets and in 2003 was inducted into SCU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He previously has served on the boards of numerous educational, health care, and charitable organizations including the I Have a Dream Foundation and Brain Trust Committee to support brain research at Cedars-Sinai. He was also selected to the Martin Luther King Jr. International Board of Renaissance Leaders at Morehouse College and is currently a member of the Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce.

The Honorable Stephanie Hulsey

The Honorable Stephanie Hulsey is a  California Superior Court Judge Monterey County and presides over The Juvenile Justice Court. Prior to being elected to the bench, Stephanie served for 16 years with the Monterey District Attorney’s Office, most recently as the Assistant District Attorney. Prior to her legal career, she earned her Bachelors and Masters from the Manhattan School of Music and found success in opera, off-Broadway musicals, and national musical tours. After returning to the central coast, Stephanie received her JD from the Monterey College of Law, where she has been an Adjunct Professor.

Dean Maynard

Dean Maynard is President of The Maynard Group, Inc., a telecommunications company based in Santa Cruz, which he founded during high school. He has served as an advisory board member with Cisco, is an ongoing SME speaker on hospitality communications systems, is a member of the QYTF steering committee, and is presently the chair of the Diversity Center Santa Cruz annual gala. His company is recognized as one of AT&T’s top partners and works with more than 3,000 clients. Dean volunteers in the community, assisting several organizations with event planning, logistics, and audiovisuals.

Lou Pambianco

Lou Pambianco is the Managing Director of Corporate Development Partners and the Chairman/CEO of Startup Sandbox, Inc., a bioscience incubator affiliated with the University of California Santa Cruz. Lou has over 35 years experience growing successful high technology companies. As Co-Founder and Managing Director of Corporate Development Partners, Lou has assisted early stage companies in achieving exceptional results by reducing cycle time and accelerating growth and building effective and enduring teams. Lou holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a BA in Humanities from Santa Clara University. He is a competitive ocean sailboat racer, and a member of the mono hull racers who have raced the Pacific Cup — San Francisco to Hawaii in six days.

Tara Ryan

Tara Ryan is Chief Marketing Officer at Swrve and has more than 25 years experience in managing strategic, global marketing programs for technology businesses. Tara earned a BA from UCLA and a master’s from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Victoria Slivkoff

Victoria Slivkoff is the Global Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the University of California (UC) Office of the President. She spearheads the systemwide efforts to empower greater collaborations with industry to translate research and game-changing innovation to the marketplace. She also drives the monetization of UC system’s intellectual property assets (the largest IP portfolio of any academic institution in the world). Prior to UC, Victoria spent over two decades in the corporate world. She’s experienced in forming public-private partnerships to drive investment and adoption of nascent technologies. Earlier in her career, Victoria was a management consultant at Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Victoria holds an MBA in finance and strategy from Boston University and a degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

Mark Stilwell

Mark Stilwell retired from senior management at Pebble Beach Company, where he still serves as a consultant on real estate and legal matters. Mark graduated cum laude from Yale and with highest honors from George Washington Law School, where he also served as Editor-in-Chief of The Law Review. Mark previously served on the Board of Trustees for Carmel Unified School District, an elected position from 2013-2019. He has served on numerous other boards, including Carmel Youth Baseball, Carmel Chamber of Commerce, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.