2019 Leadership San Jose: Elena McPherson

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Elena is the Learning & Development Program Manager at Technology Credit Union.


She was raised in a little ski village resort called Sinaia in Romania. It used to be the home of the royal family and the royal castle was featured in the Hallmark Movie series “A Christmas Prince”, “The Royal Wedding” and “Royal Matchmaker”.

She graduated from George Baritiu University of Brasov in Romania with a JD-equivalent law degree and worked in the semi-conductor industry for several years before joining Tech CU. She would love continue her Talent Development career path going forward.


Elena decided to be a part of the LSJ Cohort because a number of coworkers completed the program and described it as the backstage of San Jose. I was excited to learn how I can engage my community through the knowledge that I will be gaining from the Leadership San Jose program.


In her free time she enjoys winter sports, hiking and spending time with family and friends. She also loves cooking traditional Romanian foods and deserts.