FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 26th, 2016
San Francisco Technology Democrats
THE SAN FRANCISCO TECHNOLOGY DEMOCRATS
BRING ON GOOGLE POLICY EXPERT
AND CIVICMAKERS CO-FOUNDER
AS ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
San Francisco, CA - The San Francisco Technology Democrats (SF Tech Dems) is proud to introduce two new Advisory Board Members, Rebecca Prozan of Google and Brian Purchia of CivicMakers.
Rebecca Prozan, a current Google policy leader has spent her career forging relationships with some of San Francisco’s most diverse communities. As a long time public servant, Prozan served as Assistant District Attorney for the City & County of San Francisco for seven years. In addition she has fought as a community relations advocate addressing issues such as training for law enforcement officers to hate crimes. Her most recent role has been serving as a Committee Member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee.
Brian Purchia, Co-Founder of CivicMakers and longtime strategic advisor for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation has cemented his career in media and policy strategy. As a technology advocate and communications professional he was the pioneer behind the nation’s first open data law, open source software policy, and API for government. One of his latest ventures,CivicMakers, functions as a social enterprise for open collaboration that hosts a network for civic innovators and offers tools and consulting services for civic-minded agencies and organizations. To learn more visit: CivicMakers.org.
“I’m excited to join the San Francisco Technology Democrats on their quest to influence positive and lasting technology policy. My experience helping to advocate for and craft some of the first tech legislation in California will help forge the strategy and expectations ahead when we approach the next election cycle. Not only will SF Tech Dems be better armed to advocate for cutting edge policy, I hope to engage potential voters and foster a community of new tech advocates” said Purchia.
SF Tech Dems President, David Cruise said “we are thrilled to welcome Rebecca and Brian as Advisory Board Members. Their combined experience in the field as both public servants and advocates of technology policy will help us to advance our most important mission of bridging the gap between voters and the innovative technology firms based in our City, helping us to educate and engage this community to ensure it is well represented at the ballot box.”