Bobbi Silten joined Gap Inc. as Chief Foundation Officer in September 2005.
She heads the Gap Foundation, overseeing Gap Inc.'s community involvement and investment programs including grants, in-kind donations, community outreach and employee volunteerism. Gap Foundation's primary focus is supporting underserved youth and women, enabling them to be what's possible.
Silten is also involved in the Gap (PRODUCT) RED initiative that supports The Global Fund's fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., Silten was the President and Commercial General Manager of the U.S. Dockers® brand at Levi Strauss & Co. She led all aspects of the brand's U.S. business from strategic planning and product design to consumer and retail marketing. Silten was also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Levi Strauss Foundation and the Red Tab Foundation, an independent non-profit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to Levi Strauss & Co. employees and retirees.
Prior to Levi Strauss & Co., she worked for over 11 years at the advertising agency Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco where her clients included Levi's®, The Clorox Company and Nintendo.
Silten sits on the advisory board for Santa Clara University's Retail Management Institute and the Institute for Women's Leadership. Silten is also a member of the Diversity Council at Gap Inc. and is a volunteer mentor for Summer Search, a national leadership development organization for underserved youth.
Silten holds a bachelor's degree in Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley.