Jim Wunderman is President and CEO of the Bay Area Council, a CEOled public policy and advocacy organization formed in 1945 that works to shape the future of the Bay Area and maintain it as the most innovative, globally competitive, and sustainable region in the world. Since becoming CEO in 2004, Jim has dramatically expanded and deepened the Council’s reach and influence throughout the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, California, the nation and the world. He guided the Council’s expansion into China with the opening of offices in four major cities and has established the Council as a respected partner with business and government leaders in India, North America, the European Union and other countries around the globe.
As the leading steward of the Bay Area, the Council has grown under Jim’s tenure to include more than 325 member companies across a wide range of industries. He has positioned the Council as a leading voice for business and the economy on a wide range of issues, including housing, transportation, homelessness, workforce development, early education, climate resilience and more.