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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Advisory Board

Kristi Bowers

Co-Founder and CEO of Grape.ag

Kristi Bowers is a co-founder and CEO of Grape.ag; technology startup advisor; manager of Kings Mountain Vineyards; and a Trustee for Santa Clara University.

Kristi Bowers, is a co-founder and CEO of Grape.ag, a SaaS and AI vineyard ag tech company, along with advising technology startups. She also manages the award winning Kings Mountain Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Kristi is a Trustee for Santa Clara University and in that role serves on the Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Marketing Committee (2012-2016), and Facilities Master Planning Committee (2016-2020).

Kristi is passionate about educational opportunity, environment, and healthcare. As a result Kristi has served on the boards of several non-profits including The Basic Fund, Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation, and the 49er Foundation. In 2017, Kristi won the Moral Compass Award  from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, which recognizes individuals who have done the most to make the Ethics Center’s work possible. Kristi holds both a BS in Marketing and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

 

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