Larry Goldzband, MBA

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco
faculty bio

Larry Goldzband is Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC). Established in 1965, BCDC is a permanent state agency dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the San Francisco Bay and to the encouragement of the Bays responsible use. In his position as Executive Director of the 40-person organization, Goldzband leads planning and policy development efforts, guides disparate stakeholders to agree on difficult policy choices, and increases BCDCs productivity and efficiency. Goldzband brings an extensive policy, planning, and managerial background to complement BCDCs dual functions of conservation and economic development. Prior to his current position, Larry was Program Director at the California Performance Building Contractors Association for eighteen months, and managed Pacific Gas and Electric Companys charitable contributions program for almost eleven years, which provided almost $20M in grants mainly to California-based nonprofit organizations annually. A graduate of Pomona College, Larry worked Washington, D.C. for members of both the House and Senate, and was Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary for former Governor Pete Wilson, managing policy development within the Governor's Cabinet.


MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

BA, Pomona College


2010 - Present
Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University

2010 - Present
Program Director , California Building Performance Contractors Association

1999 - 2010
Executive Director, PG&E Corporation Foundation; Manager, Charitable Contributions. Pacific Gas and Electric Company

1997 - 1998
Director, Department of Conservation, State of California

1995 - 1996
Regulatory Affairs Director, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

1991 - 1993
Chief Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Office of the Governor

1986 - 1991
Executive Assistant to the Senator, Legislative Assistant to the Senator, Office of United States Senator Pete Wilson

1983 - 1986
Legislative Assistant to the Representative, Office of United States Representative Bill Green


Board of Directors, Foundation for Youth Investment

Board of Directors, Jewish Vocational Services

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Board of Directors, Coro Northern California