The Leadership Group Expands Board with Representatives from Banking, Marketing, Media and Manufacturing

San Jose, CA – On June 13th, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Board of Directors approved four new board members including: Vintage Foster, CEO of AMF Media Group; Michael Isip, President and CEO of KQED; Travis Kiyota, Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Public Affairs at East West Bank and Alan Lowe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumentum. The Board of Directors oversees general management of the Leadership Group and assures that the long-term interests of its members and the community are properly served.

Vintage Foster, CEO of AMF Media Group

As CEO of the AMF Media Group, Vintage Foster leads one of the fastest-growing boutique marketing firms in the nation leading strategic communications for some of America’s top brands, including Kaiser Permanente, Jamba Juice, HCA and Blue Shield. Before founding AMF Media Group, Vintage was the publisher and CEO of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and East Bay Business Times where he led the organization’s largest revenue growth in nearly a decade.

Michael Isip, President and CEO of KQED









AS CEO and President of KQED, Michael Isip leads and executes many of the strategic initiatives that have enabled KQED to become one of the largest and most successful public media institutions in the country. One of Michael’s most impactful contributions to KQED was reorganizing the content division away from distributions platforms (TV, radio, online) to a structure of multimedia teams in news, arts, science and education. This change facilitated greater collaboration across KQED and increased digital content and services.

Travis Kiyota, Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Public Affairs












As Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Public Affairs, Travis Kiyota is part of the senior leadership team at East West Bank where he spearheads the bank’s public policy, government affairs and engagement strategy at the federal, state and local levels. Prior to this role, Kiyota’s spent 17 years at Pacific Gas and Electric serving as vice president of California External Affairs and executive director of the PG&E Foundation. Previously he was a mayoral liaison in the City of Los Angeles and served as program officer for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C.

Alan Lowe, President and CEO of Lumentum










As President and CEO of Lumentum, Alan Lowe led efforts to spin off JDSU’s CCOP business segment to form Lumentum, an industry leader in optical communications and commercial lasers.  Under his leadership, the JDSU CCOP business was transformed by focusing on the customer, investing in market-leading innovation and improving operational execution. Before his career at JDSU, Lowe was senior vice president of customer solutions at Asyst Technologies, Inc.

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