Papia Gambelin is a recognized leader throughout California in business, community and government. As President of Platinum Advisors Silicon Valley, she leads the way in navigation of the Bay Area landscape, particularly in Silicon Valley and on the Peninsula. For more than 15 years she has worked with emerging and well-established companies in a variety of industries including energy, education, transportation, development and the environment. With her strong technical knowledge, she has developed political strategies for Fortune 500 companies, brokered partnerships between private firms and non-profit associations, advised public agencies on communications plans, and represented developers and companies to gain approval of land use projects from local and state governments. She has been recognized as part of the 40 under 40 in Silicon Valley, YMCA of Silicon Valley Trailblazer, and as a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Silicon Valley. Papia is also a chosen member of the EWA (Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation).
Papia went to Independence High School and San Jose State University. She and her husband, Darrin, are the proud parents of two boys, and two dogs.