Bobbi Silten

Chief Foundation Officer, Gap Inc.

September 20, 2011
Since 2005, Bobbi Silten has served as chief foundation officer at Gap Inc. She was recently appointed to the White House Council for Community Solutions by President Barack Obama. She also chairs the Reimagining Service Coalition.

Silten leads the Gap Foundation and oversees its work creating opportunities for underserved youth and women. Silten heads Gap Inc.'s global community investment and involvement programs that seek to bring innovative solutions to social challenges.

Under Silten's leadership, Gap Inc. has launched several new signature community programs: P.A.C.E., an education program for female garmen works; This Way Ahead, a youth job readiness program; Plan Ahead, an 18-week course on college and career preparedness; and the Gap Inc. Leadership Initiative, a leadership-building program for Gap Foundation's community partners.

Prior to joining Gap Inc., Silten spent 10 years at Levi Strauss & Co., with more than five years as President of the U.S. Dockers brand. Silten also worked for 11 years in advertising with such clients as Levi, The Clorox Company and Nintendo. Silten holds a bachelor's degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley.