Dale Eldridge Kaye recently retired as the inspirational Founder of the Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group. Kaye continues to serve as a Senior Consultant to the organization and is an invaluable advisor to the ITV organization. The California Assembly named her Women of the Year for establishing ITV as a business led organization that works with public partners to brand the Tri-Valley, help businesses move in and scale up and create a career ready workforce. Prior to that she was the CEO of the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce. She created with the US Chamber an Innovation Forum, which has become an annual event to showcase the multitude of innovators in the Tri-Valley. This event became the seed for Innovation Tri-Valley, which has successfully fostered a more cohesive approach to business innovation across the Tri-Valley.
Prior to locating to the Tri-Valley, Eldridge Kaye was Vice President of Gold’N Hen Productions, a subsidiary of MSI Entertainment, which has offices in New York City and Los Angeles, California. Eldridge Kaye produced Replacing Dad, a movie for CBS, and has developed other projects for the CBS, TNT, NBC and ABC, as well as a feature for Paramount and several independent films.
Before joining Gold’N Hen in l994, Eldridge Kaye organized and managed Florida’s first Film Commission office in Los Angeles. That office, developed at the direction of Gov. Lawton Chiles, marketed the state of Florida as a film location.
Prior to relocating to Los Angeles in 1991, Eldridge Kaye was active in Florida state politics. She was a key player in many political campaigns where she did everything from media strategy to Presidential advance work. She rose through the ranks of Jacksonville City Government to become one of the youngest — and first female — division heads. She worked with three mayors and headed the City’s Public Relations Department. In that role, Eldridge Kaye helped to create the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, The Florida Film Festival in Jacksonville chaired by Burt Reynolds and the Jacksonville Film Commission. Under her leadership her staff was recognized repeatedly for its excellence in graphics, copywriting, videos and print and television ads. She was the recipient of a national award from PBS for the promotion of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival.