History San José announces new Board Member and Chairperson

March 12, 2012 – San José, CA

The Board of Directors of History San José (HSJ) appointed one new board member and voted on its new executive committee at its recent board meeting.

Outgoing Chairperson David Satterfield handed the gavel to incoming Chair Tom Scott, and new boardmember Corky Silva was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Corky Silva is a Project Manager with Barry Swenson Builder and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from San José State University. Recently he has completed the renovation of the Peralta Adobe Site, the construction of the San Pedro Square Market, and is involved with the American Society of Civil Engineers, the SJSU Civil Engineering Department Student Chapter, SJSU Civil and Environmental Department Advisory Council, and History San José. Silva lives with his wife and three children in the Hyde Park Neighborhood of San José.

“Corky has a passion for history that was apparent when we collaborated on the Peralta Adobe/San Pedro Square Market project,” said Alida Bray, President and CEO of HSJ. “His expertise will be an excellent asset to the Board.”

Tom Scott, also a graduate from San José State University with a B.S. in Business Administration, is the incoming Chair of the Board. Scott is president of Cambridge Management Company, a company he co-founded in 1985. Scott earned a Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in recognition of his expertise in property management. Tom was the 1989 President of the Local Chapter of IREM, is a past president of the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, and is also a board member and past president of the Tri-County Apartment Association. He is past president and current board member of the California Apartment Association.

David Satterfield, former Managing Editor of the San Jose Mercury News, is a founding principal of GFBunting, a strategic communications firm.

“David Satterfield’s leadership has been significant to the success and growth of History San José and his contribution has been invaluable,” said Bray. “We will appreciate his continued support and counsel.”