The Board

Today's SPIRE Working Board steers all our initiatives.

Selected from a pool of extremely well-qualified candidates, they enrich our offerings and community with their individual successes, diverse perspectives + exemplary skills. Combined, they epitomize the whole is greater than the sum of its parts as they navigate the opportunities and challenges in our industry today and set us up to be the innovators of tomorrow.

All hail from Stanford, and all bring an eagerness to contribute. We are grateful to have these leaders at the helm charting our course.

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Board Chairman

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Board President

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Board Secretary

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Board Treasurer

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  • Name: Melinda Ellis Evers

    Bio: Ms. Evers is a Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Ellis Partners, one of the leading commercial real estate developers and investors in San Francisco. Evers’ primary responsibilities are to formulate and oversee company strategy and operations as well as lead capital raising for the firm. She started her real estate career with A.R. Jarvis & Company, a regional mortgage brokerage firm, and spent seven years in acquisitions and portfolio management with Grubb & Ellis Realty Advisers prior to the founding of Ellis Partners. Evers holds a BA in Economics from the UC Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is a Member of Lambda Alpha, the Urban Land Institute, the Stanford Professionals in Real Estate, the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and serves as the co-head of the fundraising committee for the PREA Foundation. Ms. Evers is a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Student Board Member

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