Emilio Cruz, former Chief of Staff to San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown and current Assistant General Manager for Infrastructure at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, will be the next speaker in the STEM Speaker Series at Cañada College.
Cruz will discuss, “Opportunities in Capital Project Implementation”. His talk is free and open to the public. It will be held from 5 to 6 pm in Building 6, Room 102 on the Cañada campus, 4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City.Cruz oversees the SFPUC’s $9.8 billion capital program for the water, power, and sewer enterprises. He has held various public and private sector positions including Director of Facilities and Operations for the Port of San Francisco; General Manager of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency; Vice President of URS Corporation; Director of Economic Development for the City and County of San Francisco; Vice President and Partner of EPC Consultants; and Program Manager for the $1.5 billion Central Subway Program and Program Manager for the $4.2 billion Transbay Terminal Program.
He is a graduate of Stanford University, with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He has led numerous boards, including the San Francisco Board of Education, and San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR), for which he served as President and Vice President, respectively.Held in both the fall and spring semesters, the STEM Speaker Series features professionals from various science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields talking about their careers, research, and educational paths, as well as providing advice for current and future college students.