Ken Ikeda

Ken Ikeda

Managing Director
Public Media Company

Ken Ikeda

Prior to joining Public Media Company (PMC) as Co-managing Director, Ken was the executive director of Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), an organization devoted to “inspire social change by enabling the sharing of diverse stories through art, education and technology.” Ken led BAVC through more than 200 percent growth and was a co-architect of the public interest media and educational network, National Public Lightpath. His leadership efforts while at BAVC were recognized by the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius award” for organizations, now titled the Creative and Effective Institutions Award.

Ken serves as a fellow for the Future of Public Media Working Group at American University’s Center for Social Media, an advisory board member for WGBH’s “The World”, a board member for the Center for Asian American Media and the New Art Trust in San Francisco. Ken was the founder and executive director of Youth Sounds, a community media and arts program to promote youth articulation, which eventually merged with BAVC in 2006. Ken completed his master’s degree in Education Anthropology at Stanford University in 2001.