Kristi Markkula Bowers
Director of Sales and Marketing, Kings Mountain Vineyards; Trustee, Santa Clara University
Kristi Markkula Bowers is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Kings Mountain Vineyards. She currently also serves on the boards of directors of the Markkula Foundation, Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association Education Foundation, and the Santa Clara University Board of Trustees. Earlier positions include Manager of European Sales at Global Village Communication and Market Intelligence Officer at Apple Computer Europe. She previously served on the board of directors of The Basic Fund for fourteen years. Committee experience includes: executive, strategic resource development (chair), marketing, academic affairs, facilities and master plan, development, and program. Kristi is passionate about education, applied technology, and ethics. Kristi received her B.S. in Marketing (1990) and her MBA (1997) from Santa Clara University.