Several notable Bay Area residents are on the guest list for President Obama’s State Dinner tonight with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak:
Sheryl Sandberg of Atherton and her mother, Adele Frances Einhorn Sandberg of North Miami Beach, Fla. – Sandberg, 42, is Facebook’s chief operating officer, and hosted a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser for President Obama and the Democratic National Committee last month at her Atherton home. Before working at Facebook, Sandberg was Google’s vice president of global online sales and operations, and had a hand in launching the company’s philanthropic arm. Earlier yet, she was chief of staff to U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers during the Clinton Administration, where she helped lead the Treasury’s work on forgiving debt in the developing world during the Asian financial crisis
Dr. Douglas Edward Goldman and his wife, Lisa, of San Francisco – Goldman, 59, the son of Levi Strauss heirs Richard and Rhoda Goldman and a retired emergency physician, is the chair of Certain Software, which makes and sells software for professional meeting planners. A prominent philanthropist, he serves on the boards of the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley; the Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy at Tel-Aviv University; the Goldman Environmental Foundation; and the Goldman Prize Jury. He’s president of the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, which contributes to fields including youth, civic affairs, civil and human rights, education, environment and social and Jewish affairs and human services. The Goldmans in April attended President Obama’s fundraising dinner at the San Francisco home of salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, each paying $35,800 to the president’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Fred Khosravi and his wife, Flora, of Los Altos Hills – Khosravi, 50, is a Silicon Valley medical device entrepreneur who is co-founder and managing partner of Incept LLC, a health sciences and technology development company that has launched five other companies. Among his responsibilities at Incept, he is founder, president & CEO of AccessClosure, which is developing a hydrogel sealant for arterial punctures after angioplasty and stenting. He’s also chairman and co-Founder of SquareOne Inc., and a co-founder of both Sadra Medical and iTherapeutix. Khosravi in June contributed $5,000 to President Obama’s re-election campaign.
U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Kathleen Stephens and her guest, William C. Harwood of Emeryville – Harwood is founder and president of Camp Counselors USA Inc., a Sausalito-based company offering adults and youths from more than 60 countries the opportunity to work or volunteer at camps and seasonal employers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Russia and several European nations.
And of course House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, will be there, with her husband, Paul.