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... for the implementation of sound, long-term tax policies that promote the global competitiveness of the U.S. high technology industry.

The Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group is composed of representatives from leading high-technology companies with corporate offices predominantly located in the area between San Francisco and San Jose, California (widely known as the "Silicon Valley"). The group was formed in 1981.

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Roger Brown

B.S. University of San Francisco

Senior Director, Head of Tax

Genentech Inc.

1 DNA Way, MS 24

South San Francisco, California 94080


Senior Manager at Arthur Anderson in San Francisco. Tax Director at Broadvison. Joined Genentech in 2002. Currently responsible for managing Corporate Tax function.

Company Profile

Founded more than 35 years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. The company, a member of the Roche Group, has headquarters in South San Francisco.

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