2018 New SVO Board Member: Emily Ruvalcaba

Emily Ruvalcaba Bridge Bank The Silicon Valley Organization

Name: Emily Ruvalcaba

Company: Bridge Bank

Emily Ruvalcaba serves as a Regional President of Bridge Bank’s Commercial and Industrial - Silicon Valley Group, a division of Western Alliance Bank.  She oversees the development and delivery of banking solutions for a broad range of commercial clients who represent nearly all business sectors. 

Emily has over 25 years of banking experience and, prior to joining Bridge Bank in 2002, spent 10 years in progressively higher assignments at San Jose National Bank. 

Emily served as a board member of the American Red Cross, Santa Clara Chapter, between 2005 and 2008. She also served as a board member of the Lincoln Foundation and mentored high school students at Lincoln High School.  Emily is currently a board member of Silicon Valley Cares and recently joined the development committee for Sacred Heart Nativity School.  Emily also spends time volunteering at the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Emily is passionate about giving back and is often a volunteer at fundraisers for various organizations. 

Emily received the YWCA’s ‘Tribute to Women in Industry’ in 1995, The Business Journal’s Women of Influence award in 2009, and, the Boy Scouts of America, Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council Character Award in 2016.

Ms. Ruvalcaba holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from St. Mary's College. In addition to her undergraduate work, she is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, administered by the Graduate School of Business at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Outside Activities: Emily loves to travel, work-out, and spend time with family and friends.

"Participating in The SVO is important to me because it will help me to stay connected to the business community."