Introducing AC4D new board members
Please join us in welcoming AC4D’s newest board members – Margo Johnson and Mark Phillip. The two of them bring with them a wealth of experiences across sectors, and more importantly, a unique perspective on the intersection of design and social innovation. They will be instrumental in helping shape AC4D’s next strategic plan and we are thrilled to have them on board. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the near future.
Margo currently serves as Head of Product at Transmute, an Austin-based tech start-up building user-managed identity infrastructure. She is also the creator of Nimble Mind, a product consultancy helping organizations align impact and revenue in the design of their products and programs. Previous roles include Director of Community Product and Partnerships for Aunt Bertha, as well as research and fellowship roles with UnLtd USA (now Techstars Impact) and the City of Austin. Margo is proud to bring her MSSW (UT Austin), nonprofit leadership, and undergraduate studies in cultural anthropology and social psychology (Arizona State) into the world of technology startups. She believes that social justice and participatory design can critically distinguish for-profit organizations in the eyes of their customers and employees.
Mark Phillip is the Founder of Are You Watching This?!, a B-to-B Sports Excitement Analytics company using patented algorithms to identify Instant Classics in the making, in real-time. A Brooklyn native, MIT dropout, and lifelong Yankees fan, Mark is obsessed with enhancing the game-watching experience through digital and physical innovation, whether it’s teaching a DVR to automatically extend the recording of a game going into Overtime, or hand-building wireless LED excitement meters for every TV in his favorite sports bar. When he’s not watching Cricket at 4am, you’ll find him working to improve diversity and equity in the tech community, and mentoring at schools, accelerators, and incubators around Austin.