News Release

October 18 SPARC Dinner
Featuring Cisco System’s John T. Chambers
“Solving California’s Most Pressing Problems”

Los Altos Hills, California:  The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) will hold their October 18 Dinner at the Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills. Their featured speaker will be John T. Chambers, Executive Chairman of the Board for Cisco Systems. Named many times as one of the top CEO’s in the world, Chambers is also the Chairman of the U.S. India Strategic Partnership Forum and is a current member of the board of directors for Airware, OpenGov, Pindrop, and Sprinklr.

Over the course of 20 years at the helm of Cisco, John Chambers helped grow the company from $70 million when he joined, to $1.2 billion when he assumed the role of CEO, to $47 billion when he stepped down as CEO in 2015. He has served as Vice Chairman of President George W. Bush’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), where he provided industry experience and leadership to help protect critical U.S. infrastructure. He also served on President Bush’s Transition Team and Education Committee.

Recognized by many prestigious organizations for his leadership, Chambers received numerous awards including the Smithsonian Lifetime Achievement award and the Presidential Award: Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership President from the Business Council. Read more about his accomplishments.

Tickets for this event will be limited and may be purchased at

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The South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition (SPARC) is affiliated with the California Congress of Republicans, a chartered organization of the California Republican Party. Our regional focus is San Mateo and Santa Clara counties and we attract members and speakers from all over the Bay Area region. SPARC hosts a dozen events a year that are open to the general public. SPARC was founded in the year 2000 and has been built on the historic Republican principles of limited government, low taxes, and a strong national defense. As a group, we work to extend our support for Republican candidates who will work at all levels to help make these goals come true. Link to SPARC Logo