Autodesk sponsors governor's debate at Dominican University of California

Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, is a sponsor of the October 12 California Governor’s Debate at Dominican University of California. Dominican, in partnership with NBC, is presenting the debate between Democratic candidate Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Meg Whitman.

“We are pleased that Autodesk, a world leader in design, engineering and entertainment software and one of the largest employers in Marin County, will join us in bringing this important conversation about the future of California to the voters of the State,” said Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink. “We also applaud Autodesk for its commitment to sustainability through its focus on green building design and energy-efficient building renovation and retrofit.”

“As the largest technology employer in Marin County, we are keenly aware of the challenges faced by our home state,” said Chris Bradshaw, chief marketing officer at Autodesk. “Whether it be California’s energy policies, aging infrastructure or engineering education, we expect the debate will lead to greater and more open dialogue about these issues, while helping to determine California’s future leadership.”

About Autodesk:

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries ¾ including the last 15 Academy Award™ winners for Best Visual Effects use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

About Dominican University of California:

Dominican University of California is an independent university located 12 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, California. Founded in 1890, Dominican enjoys a century-long reputation for excellence in scholarship, research and community outreach. Dominican’s 2,200 students come from across the United States as well as more than 30 foreign countries. Almost half of Dominican’s undergraduate students are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, and one-quarter of its undergraduates are the first generation in their family to attend college. Dominican educates and prepares students to be ethical leaders and socially responsible global citizens. Dominican’s athletics program recently transitioned from NAIA to NCAA Division II status in the Pacific West Conference. Dr. Joseph Fink serves as Dominican’s President. For more information, please visit:


University contacts

Dave Albee
Associate Director of Public Relations
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Sarah Gardner
Director of Communications
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Autodesk contacts

Angela Simoes
Senior Manager, Corporate Public Relations
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