There are two ways to become a board member. The first is by joining the organization as a Sponsor member. These members pay an annual fee for a permanent seat on the board. Each Sponsor member must be approved by a unanimous board vote. The second way is to be voted to the board as a Principal member. The Board of Directors has two seats (filled on an annual basis; elections are held at the second annual meeting, usually in May or June) which are occupied by Principal members.
Jason is the Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance, a worldwide consortium of companies dedicated to helping shape the future of online video. In this role, he runs day-to-day operations, finances, member recruitment, strategy, and evangelizes the organization at events around the world. He is also the co-founder of a big data startup, datazoom.io. Jason is a contributing editor at Streaming Media Magazine and has written several books.