Jim Wunderman

New California Coalition
Leadership Position: Advisory Council Co-Chair
Leadership Committee Group: BizFed Officer
Jim Wunderman has served as President and CEO of the Bay Area Council, the nation’s premier CEO-led public policy and advocacy organization, since 2004. Prior to leading the Council, he served for eight years as Senior Vice President for external affairs at Providian Financial Corporation. His work at Providian followed four years as Chief of Staff to San Francisco Mayor Frank M. Jordan, and five years as a senior adviser to Mayor Dianne Feinstein. Wunderman currently serves as Chair of the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (which develops and operates the region’s ferry system), and a host of other boards and commissions. Since 2008, Wunderman has served as a Visiting Professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, providing a course in executive leadership.