Deborah C. Gordon is the Executive Director of the Preventive Defense Project at Stanford University, directed by former Secretary of Defense, William J. Perry. She currently serves Mayor Pro-tem on the Woodside Town Council and 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; Vice-Chair, San Mateo County Regional Housing Needs Advisory Committee; Member, San Mateo County Housing and Community Development Committee; and Member, League of California Cities. Deborah has over 30 years of experience in algorithm design, signal processing, network design, and network ecurity 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. Her business experience includes corporate division management and she was founder and president of InforMD, Inc. Deborah holds a BS in computer science from the University of Southern California.