Vernie Mast is a Director of Finance at Synopsys, where she has held various positions during her thirty-plus year tenure. Vernie is a San Jose native and has been involved in the arts since childhood. Her parents were both musicians and she began piano lessons at age two. She sings with the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, is a current board member and past president. She loves traveling, reading, gardening and spending time with her two rescue cats. She and her husband live in the Naglee Park neighborhood of San Jose.