Amanda L. Riddle is a litigation attorney who represents clients in various general and complex litigation matters, including business, employment, elder law, personal injury, and mass torts. Ms. Riddle manages her firm’s employment law practice; in addition to overseeing all of the firm's employment litigation cases, she provides counseling for businesses on employment matters.
In 2008, Ms. Riddle co-founded the San Mateo County Bar Association Legal Clinic Committee, which provides on-site legal services to residents of LifeMoves and Samaritan House’s homeless shelters on the Peninsula.
She earned her Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her B.A. in Law & Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Melissa leads LinkedIn’s Brand Marketing, Communications, and Social Impact with over 20 years of experience in communications and marketing. Before joining LinkedIn, she was Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at Cisco Systems where she managed over 200 communications professionals worldwide.
Melissa earned her Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Engineering Certificate Coursework from Princeton University.
Pamela Weiss is a philanthropist, community activist, and writer. She has held leadership positions in product development, marketing, and strategic business development in the online consumer real estate and media industries, overseeing development of online leasing transaction systems, content partnering, ancillary news products, and M&A. She is a former newspaper editor, designer, and journalist. In addition to her work with LifeMoves, Pamela serves on the advisory board for CrisisTextLine.org, and is a trained volunteer Crisis Counselor and public speaker for the organization. She received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and her B.S. degree in journalism
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J.D. Vance is an investor, commentator, and author of the #1 New York Times best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, described by the National Review as a “brilliant book” and by The Economist as “one of the most important” reads of 2016. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment have announced plans to produce a movie based on Vance’s book.
Raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio, Vance graduated from Middletown High School in 2003 and then immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
When he finished his four-year enlistment, Vance enrolled at Ohio State University, where he studied political science and philosophy, and helped coordinate the university’s bipartisan voter education drive in 2008. After graduating from college, he studied at Yale Law School, where he worked at Yale’s Veterans Legal Services Clinic, providing free legal counsel to veterans of our nation’s wars in Vietnam and Iraq. Vance earned his law degree in 2013.
After a stint at a large corporate law firm, Vance moved to San Francisco to work in the technology industry. He serves as a principal at the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mithril Capital, cofounded by Peter Thiel and Ajay Royan. As an investor, Vance has taken a special interest in the biotechnology industry and other transformative sectors of the economy.
In early 2017, Vance joined as a partner in AOL founder Steve Case’s venture capital company, Revolution LLC, which concentrates on bolstering entrepreneurship and disruptive, high-growth companies outside of the sphere of Silicon Valley. He also returned home to Ohio to found Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the state’s opioid crisis and bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans.
He regularly discusses politics and public policy, having appeared on ABC, CBS, and FOX News, and currently serving as a contributor on CNN. Vance lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife, newborn son, and two dogs, where he works on his nonprofit and investment activities.