Shane Patrick Connolly
Chief of staff
Shane has been serving the District 10 office of Councilmember Khamis since 2013 after having served two years as Budget Director in the District 1 office of Councilmember Pete Constant. Shane is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where he completed an MBA in Accounting and a B.S. in Business Administration (cum laude). After working with job-seekers and displaced workers at the State of New York Department of Labor and at the County of Oswego (NY) Department of Employment and Training, he went on to work in increasingly responsible accounting and finance positions for a Fortune-500 manufacturer, serving as Controller of their Northern California business unit. A former President of the San José-Dublin Sister City Program, he has a long history of community involvement.
Shane serves on the boards of the Willow Glen Creek Homeowners Association and Music at Trinity, and hosts a monthly interview show on KMVT. He attends San José’s Trinity Cathedral, where he is a carillonist, sings in the Cathedral Choir, and serves on the Vestry (board). Shane enjoys taking in local performing arts offerings, watching shows, hiking, reading, computing, and exploring San José and surrounding communities.