Members of Foothill-De Anza Community College District Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee are appointed by the District’s Board of Trustees.
Dudley G. Andersen – Committee Chair
Palo Alto resident Dr. Dudley Andersen has more than 35 years experience in strategic and financial management as a financial advisor, corporate executive and business founder. His experience extends to both the private and public sectors and covers a broad range of disciplines including: accounting; industrial engineering; tax planning and analysis; corporate development; structuring, implementing and monitoring financial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; and business, public and personal financial and investment management. His term on the committee began in 2010.
David Bergman – Committee Vice-Chair
Business organization representative
David Bergman is a licensed real estate broker and certified residential specialist with expertise in contract negotiation. He holds leadership positions in several professional associations. Before becoming a founding member of Intero Real Estate Services, Dave was president of a local construction company he founded. A Los Altos resident, he is an active member of the board of the Los Altos Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Los Altos Hills County Fire District, which operates a fire station located on the Foothill College campus. His term on the committee began in 2010.
William A. Dietz
Senior citizens’ organization representative
William Dietz is a Los Altos resident whose career in high technology includes executive positions for such Silicon Valley companies as Seagate Technology, 3COM Corporation and National Semiconductor. He has managed and reviewed projects and programs, including enterprise software installations; employee benefit-plan audits; performance review administration; and executive compensation practices. He also has experience in government regulatory compliance. Bill currently works as a human resources consultant. He is a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. His term on the committee began in 2011.
Anita Manwani Bhagat
Auxiliary organization representative
Anita Manwani Bhagat is a Los Altos resident with more than 20 years experience as a global business leader and entrepreneur. Her background managing software businesses and establishing offshore operations in India led her to start Carobar Business Solutions, where she is chief executive officer. Previously, she worked as vice president and general manager of global sourcing for Agilent Technologies and held management positions at Hewlett Packard. Anita is currently vice president of the Foothill-De Anza Foundation, and previously served as its president. Her term on the committee began in 2010.
Robert K. Lancefield
Taxpayer association representative
A practicing lawyer for many years, Robert Lancefield has operated his own civil law practice and worked in the legal department of Consolidated Freightways. In addition, he has been active for the past 40 years in real estate property management. As a private trustee of two very complex, inter-generational trusts with difficult management issues, he says he supports transparency in the management and oversight of “other people’s money.” Rob’s extensive community activities include board membership on the Charter Oak Foundation, which makes grants to at-risk youth. He is a member of Taxpayers for Common Sense and his term on the committee began in 2010.
Dr. Susan Silver is a Sunnyvale resident whose career spans 35+ years in education. She is currently superintendent of the Scotts Valley Unified School District and previously served as associate superintendent in the San Mateo-Foster City School District. Susan serves on advisory committees for Cabrillo College and taught in community colleges earlier in her career. She also has worked in non-profit organizations that focus on education. She teaches a course on educational governance, including budget development and accountability, at the University of San Francisco. Her term on the committee began in 2011.