Your work is vital. We are raising funds to support it.
We're very excited to present an amazing panel of judges for Storymakers 2016.
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Mark Murrmann - Mark is the photo editor at San Francisco-based Mother Jones magazine, where he has been since 2007. He has worked to expand on Mother Jones' reputation for exceptional documentary photography by pursuing innovative ways to incorporate visual storytelling into the magazine and website. Mark has a background as a music photographer and photojournalist, working as a contract photographer with ZUMA Press and a regular contributor to Hamburger Eyes. He studied at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Carol Varney - As Executive Director of BAVC, Carol provides leadership and vision to the organization, oversees all program areas, fundraising and development activities, and participates on BAVC award review panels, as well as award and grants panels nationally. During Carol’s tenure at BAVC, the organization received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions (MACEI), was given the position of San Francisco’s first-ever Tech Sector Coordinator, received support from the Ford Foundation, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Humanities, among many others, and partnered successfully with the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL), KQED and California Academy of Sciences to plan a teen learning lab at SFPL. Carol holds a degree in Media and Cultural Studies from Hampshire College.
Bryan Breckenridge - Bryan is Executive Director of Box.org, Box’s philanthropic social enterprise. In his role, Bryan leads the company’s efforts to enable nonprofits to innovate and reach their mission. Prior to Box, Bryan founded the nonprofit-facing pillar of LinkedIn for Good supporting nonprofits’ successful use ofLinkedIn. Previously, Bryan was Director of Nonprofits and Education at the Salesforce.org which leverages salesforce.com’s people, technology and resources to improve communities. Bryan serves on two nonprofit boards serving youth and families near San Francisco and is a member of the Clinton GlobalInitiative Advisory Board. Bryan received a Bachelors degree as class valedictorian in Journalism at the University of Kansas.
Tyler Butler - Tyler is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses. In her role, Tyler completely restructured and aligned GoDaddy’s corporate social responsibility strategy. She spearheaded an employee engagement platform through volunteerism, Dollars for Doers and a gift-matching program. And most recently led the company’s launch of their international philanthropic efforts, furthering their global reach and goal to make a positive difference. In addition to her work at GoDaddy, Tyler serves on a number of community boards and commissions; most notably she serves as a Board of Directors member for the National Association of Corporate Contribution Professionals (ACCP). Tyler is a dynamic leader and creative thinker known as an expert corporate social responsibility practitioner. She has been recognized for building fundamental corporate and community relationships.
Mark Ruskamp - Mark is an old school video engineer with the innards of an artist that has been chudding around the television industry for over 17 years now. Originally from Nebraska, Mark moved out to Portland Oregon back in aught two and enjoys everything the Pacific NW has to offer. In May of 2014 he took on the roll of Public Access Coordinator at Portland Community Media and is now responsible for purchasing, tracking, repairing and helping community producers use PCM’s Studio and Field production equipment.
Janet Naumi Mawiyoo (Ms) - Janet is the Chief Executive Officer of KCDF (Kenya Community Development Foundation), an organization that promotes sustainable development of communities for social justice, through local institution building, policy influencing, resource mobilization, and partnerships and collaborations. Janet has a Masters in Development Administration and Management (MA-Econ) from the University of Manchester (UK), and a post graduate diploma in Organization Development Consultancy from the Swiss Institute of Applied Psychology, Switzerland. She serves in a couple of non-profit Boards including Trust Africa which is a Pan African philanthropic organization, the African Philanthropy Network, (she is past Chair), she chairs Viwango a CSO certification body, and is a member of the INGO Accountability Charter Board (UK), a Director of the KCDF Investment Holdings, among others.
Alexandra BezdikianInteractive Events and Video ProducerTechSoup Global@alebez
Bryan joined us for a SoupChat last year for Box.org, and I'm very happy to see him involved with the Storymakers campaign. Bryan, thanks for all that you do!
Chris Delatorre · Editor, science geek, remote work advocate · https://twitter.com/urbanmolecule
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