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People of IAM

Board of Directors

Lisa Burger
President & Executive Director

Licensed attorney with 10 years experience in arts nonprofit management; Managing Director of Zaccho Dance Theatre; board member of SOMArts Cultural Center; Advisory Council Member of The Crucible; 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

Anthony St. George

Former 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

IAM’s Affiliate Program & Communications Manager; Bay Area chapter lead of #WomenCrush Music; 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; former Director of Strategic Development at EdgeWave; Mr. Kakar has been involved with charities such as Children of War

Robert Philipson

Founder of Shoga Films, a nonprofit media company in Oakland with a mission to create and distribute multimedia projects on race and sexuality that raise awareness and foster critical discussion; published author, newspaper drama critic, Peace Corps Volunteer, and member of the independent filmmakers collective We Make Movies

Atticus Wolf

Co-founder of IAM affiliate m0xy, the Bay Area’s only industrial arts incubator, located in Oakland’s Jingletown district; member of Oakland’s Economic Recovery Advisory Council