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Expect the Unexpected

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Please note location, not at the club but will be held at Silicon Valley Bank

American Red Cross, CEO Ken Toren –

In today’s word, we are reminded almost daily that disasters and emergencies can — and do — strike unexpectedly. That’s why preparedness — whether prompted by the threat of a fire, a quake, a flood, or an event even much less predictable — is so important. The American Red Cross believes that everyone has an important role to play and that being truly ready starts by empowering all of us — together — to build safe, resilient communities and ensure business continuity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Roadmap to preparedness – immediacy in readiness is a shared responsibility
  • Resiliency and quick return to normal operations = prepared workforce and community
  • How preparedness saves time and money
  • Offer a community service beyond just inside the walls of companies or organizations
  • Develop model for more unified disaster communication models


Ken Toren
CEO Silicon Valley Red Cross

Ken Toren has held a variety of executive roles as CEO, COO, co-founder, Board Member, advisor and investor in companies ranging from enterprise and consumer technology, to start-ups and healthcare.

In the for-profit sector, Ken has raised venture capital investments of $20M+, consistently generated $MM+ in annual revenues, and led mergers and acquisitions. Companies included: VertIQ (case management software to US State and Federal government crime labs), REDmedic (acquired by Blue Cross/Blue Shield), KickFire (acquired by TEEC Hosting Services in UK), ActivIdentity (acquired by Assa Abloy), LECG (acquired by Grant Thornton) and Onomy Labs (Xerox spin-out). In the healthcare sector, he has held executive roles with Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center, Cancer CAREpoint and UCSF Global Health and Asthma Research.

Ken’s non-profit experience includes senior level roles in disaster relief and preparedness services; community centers; local, national and global humanitarian efforts; services for the disabled; and the management of biomedical, scientific research, clinical and support programs for patients with Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, Cancer and Asthma.

He has also led non-profit fund-raising programs totaling over $350 million through major gifts, employee engagement, workplace giving, capital campaigns, governmental/private grants, planned giving, online campaigns, and corporate event sponsorships. In addition, Ken has managed service delivery, marketing, operations, real estate and facilities, finances, governance and employee counts of 100+.

He has served as volunteer Board member in major non-profits including NOVA, YMCA, San Andreas Regional Center and Hope Services.

Ken holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the College of Public Health and College of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Pennsylvania State University and Temple University. He resides with his family in Los Gatos, California.





Event Information

5:30 Hosted cocktail hour
6:30 Dinner and Speaker

Meal Type

Plated Dinner


Registration Policy

  • Qualified Potential Members may attend once as a guest and one additional time with guest fee (which may be applied to membership fee within 60 days).
  • Scholarship Alumni winners can attend once a year for free.
  • Non-members who do not qualify for membership may attend once a year, must be referred by an active member and pay the guest fee.
  • Partners may invite guests in accordance with the Partner Arrangement.


CPE Credits

One and a half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

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