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Board of Directors

Lisa Burger
President & Executive Director

Attorney with public interest law firm the Lexington Law Group; board member with Artists United; Advisory Council Member of The Crucible, a nonprofit industrial arts education center in Oakland; nonprofit consultant specializing in nonprofit formation, operations, and early strategic development

Benjamin Russell
Treasurer & CTO

Over 10 years of experience in mobile entertainment industry (video and games); background in technology design, project & product management, and application development; media and news maven

Anthony St. George
Secretary

Assistant Dean of International and Corporate Partnerships at the UC Berkeley College of Engineering; specializes in corporate and international partnerships, academic and non-profit business development and strategy, and individual philanthropy

Krystal Beasley

Leader of #WomenCrush Music Bay Area chapter and creative consultant for musicians specializing in booking, event planning, project management, and artist development

Marty Caplan

Co-founder of IAM affiliate Mystic Midway; 20 years experience in the professional game industry and the performance and media arts world to innovate and explore how humans use play to understand their world in concert and opposition with others

Ahmad Kakar

Consultant with McKinsey & Co., serving companies across numerous industries and helping them drive large-scale transformation and top-line growth; formerly a private equity analyst and former Director of Strategic Development at EdgeWave; Mr. Kakar has been involved with numerous charities, Children of War

Atticus Wolf

Co-founder of IAM affiliate m0xy, the Bay Area’s only industrial arts incubator, located in Oakland’s Jingletown district

Chen Zang

Director of Data Operations at indeni; Ms. Zang is a business leader who helps startups build and grow their sales and operations at various stages through vision, planning, and taking calculated risks

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