For Immediate Release: Over 75 executives Announce Support for Clinton/Gore '96
Clinton/Gore '96

August 20, 1996

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Over 75 Executives Announce Support for President and Vice President

San Jose, CA-Over 75 business leaders from the largest and fastest-growing high technology companies, as well as several of the most influential venture capitalists in the Silicon Valley and throughout California, today announced their endorsement of President Clinton and Vice President Gore.

The President and Vice President telephoned the group, hosted at Adobe Systems Inc. by the company’s President, Chuck Geschke, and CEO John Warnock. San Jose Mayor Susan Hammer, Apple Computer’s founder Stephen Jobs and 17 high technology leaders were on hand at Adobe for the telephone call.

President Clinton has expanded his support in Silicon Valley since taking office, the executives said, because his policies look toward the future with an understanding of what it takes to succeed in the new high-tech global economy.

“When it comes to creating jobs, deficit reduction, and investments in technology and education, Clinton and Gore have shown remarkable leadership” said John Doerr of Kleiner, Perkins & Byers, one of the nation’s leading venture funds.

“The President appreciates that today’s business is conducted in an international forum and he is helping us compete internationally,” Adobe’s Warnock said.

For the Silicon Valley/ San Jose area, investments in research, technology and education, making development of the “Information Superhighway” and opening world markets point to extraordinary job growth and a better prepared 21st century workforce.

“President Clinton understands the importance of Silicon Valley to the nation’s economic vitality,” said San Jose Mayor Susan Hammer. “Nearly 41,000 jobs have been created here in the last two years. Because of President Clinton, Silicon Valley businesses are more competitive than ever before in the global marketplace.”

Dr. Yvette Prado, Vice President of Silicon Graphics said Clinton “helped transform our schools with information-age technology. I believe that the Clinton/Gore team will continue to invest in America’s future and prepare our children for the 21st century.”

About one third of the endorsers are executives working in the new and emerging high technology sectors growing around the Internet and World Wide Web -- industries created since the election of Clinton and Gore in 1992

A complete list of endorsers is attached.




1. Eric Alderman Co-CEO HyperMedia Group Emeryville
2. Greg Avis Investment Manager Summit Partners Palo Alto
3. Prakash Bhalerao President Silicon Architechs Mountain View
4. Pat Burt President Acteron Redwood City
5. Tom Dell President TR Dell San Francisco
6. Jim Edlin Co-CEO Hyper Media Group Emeryville
7. Seth Fearey Product & Marketing Mgr. Hewlett-Packard Cupertino
8. Samuel Gibbs President Avcom Systems Sunnyvale
9. Chris Greene President Greene Engineers Campbell
10. Dan Greening CEO Chaco Communications Cupertino
11. Jay Guenon Chief Technology Officer Wired San Francisco
12. David Hayden CEO and President The McKinley Group Sausalito
13. Gary Kremen CEO NetAngels
14. Matt Kursh Founder Eshop San Mateo
15. Wendie Bernstein Lash President Webchat Communications Mountain View
16. Paul Lippe Vice President Synopsys Mountain View
17. Isabell Maxwell Executive VP The McKinley Group Sausalito
18. Henry Poole President Vivid Studios San Francisco
19. Janina Powlowski CEO E*loan Palo Alto
20. Jeff Ralston Vice President of Engineering Four 11 Menlo Park
21. Michael Santulo President Four 11 Menlo Park
22. Michael Sly Publishing Associate Red Herring San Francisco
23. Steve Weinstein CEO and Chairman Logistix Software Fremont
24. Marta Weinstein Executive Vice President Logistix Software Fremont
25. Steve Westley Vice President Whowhere Mountain View
26. Thad Whalen Partner Aspen Ventures Los Altos
27. Craig Wingate CEO Vivid Travel Network San Francisco


1. Paul Allaire CEO Xerox Stamford, CT
2. Carol Bartz CEO and President Autodesk San Rafael
3. Gerry Beemiller CEO and President Infant Advantage Fremont
4. John Seeley Brown CEO Xerox PARC Palo Alto
5. Brook Byers Partner Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield Menlo Park and Byers
6. Doug Carlston CEO Broaderbund Software Novato
7. Debi Coleman CEO Merix Forest Grove, OR
8. Ken Coleman Senior Vice President Silicon Graphics Mountain View
9. Bud Colligan CEO Macromedia San Francisco
10. Chuck Comiso CEO Wyse Technology, Inc. San Jose
11. John Dean CEO and President Silicon Valley Banchares Palo Alto
12. Yvette del Prado VP Silicon Graphics Mountain View
13. John Doerr Partner Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield Menlo Park and Byers
14. Donna Dubinsky CEO Palm Computing Los Altos
15. Debra Engel VP 3COM Santa Clara
16. John Freidenrich Principal Bay Partners Cupertino
17. John Gage Chief Science Officer Sun Microsystems Berkeley
18. Greg Gallo Partner Gray, Cary, Ware & Palo Alto Freidenrich
19. Chuck Geschke President Adobe Systems Mountain View
20. Bill Hambrecht CEO and Chairman Hambrecht and Quist San Francisco
21. Irwin Jacobs Chairman and CEO Qualcomm Corp. San Diego
22. Steve Jobs CEO and President Pixar Richmond
23. Bill Joy Founder and VP Sun Microsystems Mountain View
24. David Katz, M.D. CEO and President Lydik Pharmaceuticals San Diego
25. Mitchell Kertzman CEO Sybase Emeryville
26. Kevin Kinsella CEO and President Sequana Therapeutics San Diego
27. Tim Koogle CEO Yahoo! Sunnyvale
28. Ed McCracken CEO and Chairman Silicon Graphics Mountain View
29. Regis McKenna President Gemini McKenna Palo Alto
30. Roger McNamee General Partner Integral Venture Partner Menlo Park
31. Mark Michael VP & General Counsel 3COM Santa Clara
32. Bill Miller Chairman Borland International Scotts Valley
33. Mike Morris VP & General Counsel Sun Microsystems Mountain View
34. Tina Berger Nova COO and President Nanogen Diagnostics
35. Gloria Rose Ott CEO Rapid Tech San Jose
36. Mark Porat CEO General Magic Sunnyvale
37. Ron Posner Chairman GraphixZone San Francisco
38. Helen Ranney Member, Board of Directors Alliance Pharmaceutical San Diego
39. Bill Rastetter CEO IDEC Pharmaceuticals San Diego
40. Sandy Robertson Chairman Robertson Stephens & CEO San Francisco
41. Ted Roth Executive VP Alliance Pharmaceutical San Diego
42. Ivor Royston, M.D. President Sidney Kimmell Cancer San Diego Center
43. Harry Saal Chairman Network General Santa Clara
44. Bob Saldich CEO, retired Raychem Palo Alto
45. John Shoch General Partner Asset Management Company Palo Alto
46. Ed Stead General Councel Apple Computer Cupertino
47. Jim Treybig CEO, retired Tandem Computers Cupertino
48. John Walker CEO Arris Pharmaceuticals
49. John Warnock CEO Adobe Systems Mountain View
50. John Young CEO, retired Hewlett Packard Palo Alto
Susan Hammer Mayor City of San Jose San Jose
Larry Stone Assessor Santa Clara County Sunnyvale

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