FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2019
Contact: Saldy Suriben, Chief Marketing Officer
San Jose, CA – On November 26, 2019, Silicon Valley Pride issued the following statement: “The Silicon Valley Pride board is heavy-hearted on the news of the recent passing of our beloved Board President, Thaddeus Campbell. He was a valued leader of our team and will be dearly missed. Please keep Thad’s family, loved ones, and his husband in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time.”
The current Silicon Valley Pride Board, which consists of Chief Financial Officer Robert Peabody III (CPA), Chief Marketing Officer Saldy Suriben, Chief Diversity Officer Sera Fernando, and Chief Community Engagement Officer Bryan Rodriguez, has appointed Chief Operations Officer Nicole Altamirano as the new Interim President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Nicole will continue to serve as Chief Operations Officer in addition to her new role. Nicole Altamirano joined Silicon Valley Pride in 2016 and manages the logistical operations at the annual LGBTQ+ festival. She is also chair of “Hey Girl”, the queer womxn programming of Silicon Valley Pride.
Nicole Altamirano issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: “Thaddeus is an irreplaceable leader, and I miss him dearly. However, I am confident our Silicon Valley PRIDE team will honor his legacy by making 2020 PRIDE the biggest and best ever.”
The 45th Annual Silicon Valley Pride Parade and Festival is to be held on August 29 and 30, 2020 at Plaza De Cesar Chavez Park. Please check our website www.svpride.com for more information.
About Silicon Valley Pride
For over 40 years, Silicon Valley Pride, formerly San Jose Pride, has honored the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community and its allies with a Pride parade and festival. The annual parade and festival festival is produced by the Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose (GPCCSJ, Inc.) an incorporated non-profit organization wholly organized and staffed by volunteers. We are the largest Pride organization in Northern California, outside of San Francisco. Attendees come from all over the Bay Area to participate in the festival and related events. The festival attracts thousands of guests each year and is the largest LGBTQ event held in the South Bay.