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Our monthly, or bi-monthly, free speakers series that tackles everything from environmental issues and economic development to social change and politics. Started by Lenny Mendonca, the founder and owner of the Brewing Company, Brews and Views serves as both a free public forum and philanthropy; part of the evening dining proceeds benefit the Cabrillo Education Foundation. Times are 6pm to 8pm, unless otherwise noted.

Feb. 22, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Andy Grignon

A discussion with Andy Grignon, Design and Technology Fellow at JPMorgan Chase, on the societal impact of mobile devices. Andy has made a career out of creating and shipping highly visible consumer products. Andy began his career at Apple, starting the iPhone and webOS.

 

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

Andy Grignon has made a career out of creating and shipping highly visible consumer products. He started out at Apple in the Advanced Technology Group developing QuickTime Conferencing and QuickTime Streaming technologies. After stints at Excite@Home and Pixo (maker of the iPod OS), he was back at Apple building iChat AV and the iSight camera. He went on to write Dashboard for MacOS, prior to becoming part of the small, ragtag group charged with creating iPhone. Today he is a Design and Technology Fellow with JPMorgan Chase & Co. in San Francisco reporting directly to the Global Chief Experience Officer, charged with inventing world-class technologies and solutions to help Chase customers prosper.


Mar. 1, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Jeff Levine

A discussion with former Ambassador to Estonia Jeff Levine, explaining an Ambassador's primary role as the President's personal representative and senior US Government official in the host country, and Jeff will offer thoughts on the Trump administration foreign policy.

 

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

Jeff Levine served as the United States Ambassador to Estonia by President Barack Obama from 2012-2015. Before joining the Department of State, Jeff Levine worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years and was a founding staff member of USA Today, one of the largest newspapers in the US. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from California State University, Humboldt and a master's degree in Resource Strategy from the National Defense University in Washington DC.

Ambassador Levine retired from the Department of State on Nov. 30, 2015 with 30 years of service. Following his retirement from the State Department, he returned to the San Francisco Bay area and began work for an Estonian technology start-up company, while accepting consultancies and speaking engagements assignments from several international relations/security entities.

Since January 2018, he has been an adjunct professor at the College of San Mateo teaching International Relations.


Mar. 12, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Mark Melville

A discussion with Mark Melville, candidate for 2018 San Mateo County Sheriff.

Some of Mark’s 2018 priorities include:

  • A “No Tolerance” attitude towards Human Sex Trafficking.
  • and Sanctuary State - all residents of San Mateo County will be treated with dignity and respect, no matter what their document status is.
  • The Wearing of Body Cameras - as your Sheriff, I will require body cameras for all deputies with appropriate guidelines in place. It is our duty to earn continued confidence with trust.

Representatives from ALAS and others will be in attendance and Spanish translation will be available.

 

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

Mark Melville is a San Francisco native, and has been deputy sheriff for San Mateo County since 2008. Prior to that, Mark was the Principle/Owner of Strategic Consulting Group, which conducted public agency employment background investigations, public agency workplace investigations, and conduct/recommend on-site security measures. Mark has two children and four grandchildren.


Mar. 22, 2018
6-8pm
Half Moon Bay
Brewing Company

Mike Madrid

Brews&Views welcomes Mike Madrid, Principal of Grassroots Lab. Grassroots Lab is a full service public affairs firm with a track record of success in statewide campaigns, online organizing, coalition building and research.

 

MODERATORS

Lenny Mendonca, co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company.

SPEAKERS

For over fifteen years, Mike Madrid has been changing the outcomes of political campaigns throughout the country. Madrid is a nationally recognized expert on Latino voting trends, and will discuss the state of CA’s Governor Race, voting trends, the Latino vote, the #MeToo effect and women voters, and more.


More Info

Scott Tong of Marketplace.org who was our Brews&Views guest on January 9th discussing his new book A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World, was also on on KQED’s forum. You can listen here.

Michael Correia, Director of Government Relations National Cannabis Assn., was our Brews&Views speaker on January 17th and shares his Brews&Views presentation here.