• Your Chamber Staff


    Peter Katz   |   President & CEO

    Peter brings to the Chamber over 30 years’ experience in both the business and social benefit worlds, having worked with major corporations, innovative startups, educational institutions, and influential non-profits. His passion is bringing together diverse elements of the community – economic, social, and political – to help the region thrive and prosper. A fourth-generation Bay Area native, Peter has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Golden Gate. Married with two sons, he loves engaging with people, places, animals, food, wine, and music - often with skis, scuba gear or backpack.

    Photo credit: Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group

  • Kira Pascoe   |   Membership Director

    Kira has over ten years of experience working with local businesses and spearheading Buy Local and community-building initiatives in the Bay Area. Having worked in mission-driven companies, start-ups, and non-profits, she believes that the foundation of a thriving community is its local businesses. Kira has a BA from Macalester College, MS from the University of Montana, and an MNA from the University of San Francisco. Kira enjoys conversing with people, playing with her dogs, hiking, exploring new places, new cuisines, and a good cup of coffee.

  • Marisol Melara   |   Events and Marketing Manager   

    Marisol is a Boston University graduate, with a Masters in International Marketing. While her education brought her to the East Coast, she is a proud Bay Area, Latina native. With over a decade of retail management at Kate Spade, GANT, Nordstrom and others, her responsibilities included business development, community organization and engagement with local businesses, including signature events and parties. In addition to being family centric, she is also an Ambassador for Poderistas, a Latina led civil rights and social group.

  • Brian Kosinski   |   Director of Leadership Mountain View   

    A proud LMV graduate of the class of 2020, Brian brings leadership experience from 12 years of shipboard and engineering positions in the US Navy and from 28 years of engineering and executive positions in the commercial satellite industry. Brian has a BS in Physics from the US Naval Academy and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate school. Brian, his wife Nancy, and their son and daughter have lived in the Bay Area since 1992. Reading is a favorite passion, and he enjoys daily time for meditation and learning and applying anything related to health optimization.

  • Jesse Cupp   |   Business and Community Development Representative 

    Jesse was raised in Mountain View and is proud to call it home. He is a trove of local information and personal connections, which makes him perfect for busines and community development. As Chair of the City's Visual Arts Committee, he's also the best personal tour guide for regional public art, much of which he helped select. While public art is his passion, he also enjoys problem solving, building relationships, and experiencing exotic new cuisines.