Director, Markkula Foundation; Trustee, Santa Clara University
Kristi Bowers is a community volunteer, Director of Sales Marketing for Kings Mountain Vineyard, and nonprofit board member. Kristi has served on the Advisory Board since 1999 and on its executive committee since 2007. She is a Trustee of Santa Clara University and also currently serves on the boards of directors of the Markkula Foundation and of The BASIC Fund. The BASIC Fund (Bay Area Scholarships for Inner-City Children) is a privately funded program whose mission is to broaden the educational opportunities for inner-city children by helping low-income families afford the cost of tuition at private schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Markkula Foundation primarily supports education and human services. After receiving her B.S. in Marketing (1990) and her MBA (1997) from Santa Clara University, she was Manager of European Sales at Global Village Communication, and Market Intelligence Officer at Apple Computer Europe.