Tom Kendrick, vice president of the OVA board since April 2018, was unanimously elected president at the board’s Nov. 17 virtual meeting. He succeeds Steve Spanier, who resigned effective Nov. 20, sayng “changing family priorities making it impossible for me to perform the job of OVA Board member to my expectations.”
Heidi Klyn was elected vice president to succeed Kendrick and Noel Lyon was chosen to succeed her as secretary. Elke Strunka, who is not on the board, continues as treasurer.
Kendrick has held leadership positions with companies, universities, volunteer organizations and professional societies. He spent 20 years with Hewlett Packard and has more than 40 years of management experience with HP, Visa, DuPont and other companies.
He is retired as a program director for UC Berkeley Extension. He has written many business books, including Results without Authorityand How to Manage Complex Problems. He has an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and engineering degrees from Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania.