Midpen Media Announces Appointment of Tilak Kasturi as Board President


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Midpen Media Announces Appointment of Tilak Kasturi as Board President

Palo Alto, CA, January 12, 2022 – The Midpen Media Board of Directors appointed Predii’s CEO Tilak Kasturi as President of the Board at its January 2021 meeting. He succeeds Less Lincoln, who has wrapped up his two-year tenure as President. Board Treasurer Glen Sato and Board Secretary Peter Burns will continue in their respective roles. 

“I’m excited to take on the role of Board President as we move forward into the next phase of the organization’s evolution,” said Kasturi. “Midpen Media has a rich history of serving the local community through our network of esteemed producers, volunteers, and community influencers. I look forward to working with all of our constituents in this governing role to provide strategic guidance.”

“Tilak previously served as President-elect, which facilitates a smooth transition into this important role,” said Executive Director/CEO Keri Stokstad. “I believe his approach to work in partnership with all stakeholders will be essential for Midpen, as together, we build community-awareness and commit to Midpen’s long-term growth and success.”

Kasturi is the CEO and Founder of Predii Inc, an Automotive Enterprise AI software company based in Palo Alto, CA and Pune, India. Predii provides advanced AI solutions and applications for well-known automotive and service brands and has been recognized by Gartner and ABI Research for its focus in Applied AI in repair and maintenance. He holds several degrees, including a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, (India), an M.S. in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida. He is a member of the Program Committee for the IOT Solutions World Congress. Kasturi was awarded the 2020 Start-up Disruption Award by the UC Berkeley’s Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation.

About Midpen Media

Midpen Media is a local community access television service and center that encourages community engagement, facilitates free speech, inspires creative expression, and reflects our local cultural diversity by providing high-quality media resources and training to members of our community. The organization has provided important local free speech access to video production and television programming opportunities for the people in the Silicon Valley communities of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Stanford, and other areas of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties since 1990. Midpen Media is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation.