Deborah C. Gordon

Deborah C. Gordon


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Deborah C. Gordon is the Executive Director of the Preventive Defense Project at Stanford University, directed by former Secretary of Defense, William J. Perry. Gordon serves on the Board of Directors of the Arms Control Association, Technology for Global Security and the Fort Ross Conservancy. She serves on the Working Group on Climate, Nuclear, and Security Affairs at the Center for Climate and Security.

She currently serves on the Woodside Town Council; as Director, City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County; Chair, San Mateo County Legislative Committee; Chair, San Mateo County Resource Management and Climate Protection Task Force; and Member, San Francisco International Airport Community Roundtable. She is the former Mayor of Woodside, CA.

Gordon has over 40 years of experience in algorithm design, signal processing, network design, and network security and holds several U.S. and Canadian patents for her work in medical instrumentation. She has developed systems for telecommunications, banking, and medical applications for private industry and government agencies. She was founder and president of InforMD, Inc. and advises several start-up companies. Gordon holds a BS in computer science from the University of Southern California.