Levitt San Jose

Rick HoldenRick Holden, president, believes that Levitt Pavilion will be a catalyst for the arts in Silicon Valley. Rick has served San Jose in many roles — director of the Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership program, a San Jose Arts commissioner and a San Jose Jazz board member. You can find him at the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest every year, dragging his lawn chair and umbrella drink between the salsa stage and the blues stage.

Jenn Protas, board secretary, embraces the idea of Levitt Pavilion as a transformative space, bringing together all communities in San Jose through shared experiences and music. Jenn lives in Downtown San Jose near Saint James Park, and works as an employment attorney in the San Jose-based law firm, Hoge Fenton. Jenn grew up attending a summer series of concerts in the park with her family every summer and hopes Levitt Pavilion San Jose provides future generations the same opportunities to build fond memories.

Fil MarescaFil Maresca, vice president, envisions Levitt Pavilion as a premier venue for live outdoor concerts in Downtown San Jose. Fil is an event planner, comic book collector, former night club owner and public space programmer. Levitt won’t be his first turnaround story either — as the owner of F/X in the SoFA District, he transformed a former adult theater into an iconic entertainment destination for live alternative music, hosting bands such as No Doubt, SmashMouth and hundreds of others.

      • Rick Holden, Board President
      • Fil Maresca, Vice President
      • Jenn Protas, Board Secretary
      • Laura Wolford, Board Treasurer
      • Jeff Current, Studio Current
      • Rudy Flores, Chair Parks & Rec. Commission SJ
      • Brian Grayson, ED Preservation Action Council
      • Dan Lachman, Community Activist
      • Michael McDermand, Director,
      • Steve Polcyn, Founder Design Link
      • Brandon Racine, Wells Fargo
      • Anne Ralston, Newmark, Cornish & Carey
      • Lizzie Rock, Khan Academy
      • Erin Salazar, Founder Exhibition District
      • Carlos Velazquez, City of San José Environmental Services Department
      • Geri Wong, Newmark, Cornish & Carey


      • Sam Liccardo, Mayor, City of San Jose
      • Raul Peralez, Council Member District 3


      • CMG Landscape Architecture
      • ARUP Sound Consulting
      • Future Cities Labs
      • Carsen Consulting
      • Matt Cano, Parks & Recreation City of SJ
      • Ragan Henninger, Office of the Mayor
      • Kerry Adams Hapner, Office of Cultural Affairs
      • Hoffman Agency
      • City National Bank
      • Rasteroids Design