A former public broadcasting CEO and nonprofit Executive Director, organizations under Ken’s direction have secured $150m in private equity investment and philanthropic support; managed an $8.5m loan fund; worked with the MOMA, Merce Cunningham, NEA, PBS, NPR, NSF and Dept of Labor; negotiated over $300m in mergers and acquisitions; consulted with over 250 public broadcasting station GM’s and University Trustees; trained over 8,000 incumbent digital media employees for companies as diverse as Pandora, Pixar and Wells Fargo; and recognized by the MacArthur Foundation's "genius award" for organizations, now titled the Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. In 2001, he launched a youth media program from within Oakland Unified’s McClymonds High School that grew to serve 46 middle and high school programs across the Bay Area, partner with universities for college credits, technical certifications and creative pathways for continued education and professional development. He is the founder of the youth record label, Bay Unity Music Project and has extensive policy, research and data management expertise through work with the NYC Department of Homeless Services, NYU’s Institute for Education and Social Policy and Stanford University’s John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. He completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University and his graduate studies in Education Anthropology at Stanford University. Ken's current board service includes: Youth Speaks, Greater Public and The Working Group. Past board service includes: Center for Asian American Media, New Art Trust, and National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture.
Umbreen is a civil rights lawyer, journalism entrepreneur, and design enthusiast. She's litigated, created several news products to help the public learn about the law, and taught human-centered design. Above all, Umbreen's passionate about making law less opaque and intimidating, and the legal system easier to navigate.