July 22, 2021

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TechNet Adds Two New Executive Council Members: Coursera’s Jeff Maggioncalda and GM’s Craig Glidden

Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today announced two additions to its Executive Council: Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera, and Craig Glidden, Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy and General Counsel for General Motors. Coursera also joined as a new member of TechNet.

“I am thrilled to welcome two outstanding leaders to our Executive Council,” said Linda Moore, TechNet President and CEO. “Jeff will bring a unique and important perspective to our EC as a leader on one of our top priorities – creating the workforce of the future. Craig’s leadership on our EC will strengthen TechNet’s position as the leading association fostering the growth and deployment of autonomous and electric vehicles. Craig’s experience and commitment to clean energy and climate initiatives will also be indispensable as TechNet continues to advocate for a clean energy standard and policies that will create a safer, cleaner future.”

Maggioncalda joined Coursera as CEO in 2017. Coursera partners with world-class universities and companies, including several TechNet member companies, to upskill organizations and help students and workers build and develop skills, prepare for a career in high-demand fields, and earn a degree or professional certificate. Previously, Maggioncalda served as the founding CEO at Financial Engines Inc., a company co-founded by economist and Nobel Prize winner William Sharpe. Maggioncalda has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and Cornerstone Research, and serves on the Board of Directors of Silicon Valley Bank. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and English from Stanford University.

“I look forward to working with TechNet, their member companies, and my fellow Executive Council members to empower the workforce of tomorrow, strengthen America’s talent pipeline, and create new opportunities for students and workers across the country to help our economy move forward,” said Maggioncalda.  

Glidden joined GM in 2015 as General Counsel and has at various times led the company’s legal team as well as GM Public Policy and Corporate Sustainability. Before joining GM, Glidden was Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for LyondellBasell, one of the world’s largest plastics, chemicals, and refining companies. He also served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Chevron Phillips Chemical. Glidden holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor with high honors from Florida State University.

“GM has the ambition, talent, and technology to achieve our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion. I look forward to working alongside leaders who share our goals and are striving to make them a reality while also helping make tech more inclusive, sustainable, and accessible,” said Glidden.

Maggioncalda and Glidden join TechNet’s prestigious Executive Council of tech industry leaders that also includes:

  • Greg Becker, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank, TechNet Chairman
  • John Chambers, Founder and CEO, JC2 Ventures, Chairman Emeritus, Cisco, TechNet Co-Founder
  • John Doerr, Chairman, Kleiner Perkins, TechNet Co-Founder
  • Aparna Bawa, COO, Zoom
  • Michael Gregoire, Partner and Managing Director, Brighton Park Capital
  • Terry Howerton, Co-Founder and CEO, TechNexus
  • Ed Knight, Vice Chairman, Nasdaq
  • Aaron Levie, CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman, Box
  • Kim Polese, Chairman, CrowdSmart
  • KR Sridhar, Co-Founder and CEO, Bloom Energy
  • Kent Walker, SVP of Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, Google
  • Tony Xu, CEO and Co-Founder, DoorDash

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