Galen Maness

Director of Human Resources
The San Francisco Foundation

Galen Maness is the Director of Human Resources for The San Francisco Foundation. He is passionate about aligning human capital with strategic goals of the organization. Possessing over 15 years of experience in Human Resources, Galen has a proven track record of developing solid organizational succession plans, and working closely with employees to help them achieve their personal and professional aspirations.

Before joining The San Francisco Foundation, Galen was the Director of Human Resources for Starbucks supporting the high growth, multi-branded Northern California market. While at Starbucks, he was a member of the Starbucks National Veteran’s Advisory Council and established a track record of building strategic collaborations with civic and community leaders to create job opportunities and career tracks for residents of underserved neighborhoods.

Prior to Starbucks, Galen held Human Resources leadership roles for Blockbuster, Banana Republic and Hyatt Hotels. His extensive experience supporting field and corporate based organization has deep roots in community giving.

Galen received his bachelor’s degree from Ashford University, is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds his Human Capital Strategist Certificate (HCS). He served on the Mayor’s (Oakland, CA) Workforce Investment Board from 2012 – 2016. Galen is currently a mentor with the East Bay College Fund.