Judith Iglehart, new chief of staff to Mayor Tom Bates

Judith Iglehart, whose experience embraces both the Bay Area start-up world and the University of California, started her post as new chief of staff to Mayor Tom Bates this week.

Iglehart was briefly chief research development officer at the University of California in 2003, CEO of Tech Ventures Network, a state program to identify and assist very early stage companies in northern California, from 2000 to 2003, and deputy senior vice president for business and finance at the University of California’s Office of the President from 1996 to 2000. She served on the governor’s Small Business Advisory Board, and worked most recently as head of international chapter development for the Keiretsu Forum, a network of angel investors.

Iglehart replaced Julie Sinai, who started this week as UC Berkeley’s director of local government and community relations.

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