Dr. Sara Terheggen Joins ACG Silicon Valley Board of Directors

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 06, 2016 – ACG Silicon Valley, today announced that Dr. Sara Terheggen, Corporate Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP, has been named to its board of directors. As the Valley’s premier business organization, ACG Silicon Valley is dedicated to bringing together a group of leaders assembled by invitation only and providing a unique experience with like-minded senior executives.

Dr. Terheggen has been honored by numerous organizations for her leadership and community involvement, including The Recorder, Public Counsel, the University of Oregon, and Super Lawyers. The Silicon Valley Business Journal also named her one of its 2016 Women of Influence and one of its 40 under 40.

Dr. Terheggen is the California delegate for Vision 2020 a national campaign to advance American women’s economic and social equality.  As an ACG Silicon Valley board member she will lead a collaboration  between Vision 2020 and the ACG community. Several joint events will be announced for 2017. 

“ACG provides an important platform for thought leadership conversations and to explore opportunities facing Silicon Valley leaders today. I am excited to be working with ACG both as a board member and to promote Vision 2020 and awareness in Silicon Valley for women in the workplace and politics,” Terheggen said.

“Sara is a complimentary addition to our board of directors, bringing extraordinary broad based perspectives and insights to our continuing board development,” said Sally Pera, CEO of ACG Silicon Valley.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Dr. Terheggen worked for Skadden, Arps and Simpson Thacher. In addition to her legal career, she has more than 10 years of experience in the development, management and assessment of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) initiatives. She previously served as director of assessment for UC Merced School of Engineering and was the founding education director for the National Science Foundation Center for Embedded Networked Sensing at UCLA. She received her B.S. from the University of Oregon; her M.Ed. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University; and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

ACG Silicon Valley is dedicated to providing business professionals with direct and referral access to key business leaders, transformational thought leadership, and practical experiences for career growth and business development.

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About ACG

Founded in 1954, ACG is a global organization with 56 chapters and over 14,000 members. Doing business is at the heart of the ACG membership experience. Chapters in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia bring dealmakers together to help them achieve their business and professional goals.

About ACG Silicon Valley

ACG Silicon Valley (ACGSV) is a community with a purpose dedicated to providing CEOs and senior executives with direct and referral access to respected business leaders, transformational thought leadership, and practical experiences for career growth and business development. The 32 year old chapter and its proven model today sources from a continuously growing community of over 3,000 for nearly 40 events per year. 83% are Corporate Executives and Senior Management, 10% are Venture Capital, Investment Banking and Private Equity, and 7% are Advisors.