Cindy Chavez Executive Director - South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council Ms. Cindy Chavez, 48, of San Jose has been executive officer at South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council since 2009. She has been executive director at Working Partnerships USA since 2009 and executive director at the 1000 Leaders Project since 2009. Chavez was a principal at California Leadership Services from 2007 to 2009 and was vice mayor and council member of the City of San Jose from 1999 to 2006. She held multiple positions at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority from 1999 to 2006, including chair, vice chair and board member. Chavez was director of education and outreach at South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council from 1994 to 1998 and was founding staff director at Working Partnerships USA from 1994 to 1998. She was lead trainer at AFL-CIO Organizing Institute from 1993 to 1994 and a policy analyst for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors from 1990 to 1993. Chavez has been a member of the Partnership for Working Families since 2009 and has been a member of Health Trust since 2008. She was executive director at the Role Model Program from 1992 to 1993. Chavez is a Democrat.