City Year San José board
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Charlie Pappis was Group Vice President and General Manager of Applied Global Services (AGS), Applied Materials’ aftermarket business supporting customers in the semiconductor, and display industries. In this role, Mr. Pappis led a >$3B organization that develops and delivers products and services for the installed base of Applied Materials equipment around the world. Mr. Pappis was with AGS Business Unit starting in 2005 serving in a variety of executive management roles prior to becoming the General Manager in 2008. Mr. Pappis is an expert in the field of product and customer support, with more than 30 years of experience. He first joined Applied in 1986 as a process engineer for the Company’s Etch division, and has since held various management positions, including several major account general manager positions between 1998 and 2005. Since his retirement in 2016 he continues to do consulting work for the firm in an advisory capacity. Mr. Pappis received a Bachelor of Science degree in materials science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1983, and attended the Stanford/AEA Executive MBA program in 1994. He resides in Pleasanton, CA.
Sonya Trac is Vice President, External Affairs Market Manager for Northern California at Comerica Bank. In addition to her role, she serves as the National AAPI Business Development Manager supporting AAPI business and community leaders across the bank’s national footprint. She is responsible for fostering relationships with nonprofit partners and businesses to support Comerica’s mission of raising the expectations of what a bank can be in the community. Some of her main priorities are to build meaningful community partner relationships, promote community development, and to build out a robust volunteer program focusing on financial education and workforce development training in Comerica’s Northern California market. Trac spent three years managing Employment Programs for young people in foster care at Silicon Valley Children’s Fund and TeenForce. Prior to that, she spent over a decade in various banking roles at Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, and Bridge Bank, N.A. Her civic and community service work has been primarily with Santa Clara County’s Department of Family and Children Services where she supported several initiatives over the last 15 years. She served as Vice President on the Department of Family and Children Services’ Youth Advisory Board advocating for dependency youth in the child welfare system. Further, Trac served 3 years as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) advocating for youth in the foster care system in Santa Clara County, and spent an additional 5 years mentoring justice-engaged and homeless youth receiving services from Bill Wilson Center and Opportunity Youth Academies of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Trac currently serves of the board for APA Family Support Services and is a member of the Advisory Board Committee for Inner City Advisors (ICA) headquartered in Oakland, California. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Justice Studies from San Jose State University, and holds a master’s in public administration degree from University of San Francisco.