The APF Board consists of twelve members who are recommended by the general membership and brought forward by the Nominations Committee for final voting by the board. The Board is a working board that oversees governance and operations of APF, which remains an all-volunteer organization. The Board is governed by the APF bylaws to fulfill the mission of the organization.
The Nominations Committee makes a deliberate effort to ensure representation on the Board that reflects the membership’s global diversity and specific needs for governance and operations. The Committee is chaired by Dr. Cindy Frewen and consists of volunteer APF members.
The Board elects a Chair, Vice-Chair and Treasurer from its directors. Meetings are held up to six times a year via web conferencing. The Board may also meet in person to coincide with an APF event or another major futures event. Every three years the Board hosts a planning retreat. The first strategic planning retreat was held in Washington DC in Feb 27- March 1, 2011 (strategic plan 2011-2013). The second strategic planning retreat was held in Atlanta, Georgia Feb 4-6, 2014 (strategic plan 2014-2016). The third strategic planning retreat was held in Reston, Virginia Jan 5-7, 2017 (strategic plan 2017-2019). A fourth planning retreat will be held in January 2021.
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
DR JAY GARY, CHAIR
Jay helps teams launch new ventures and build alliances through market research, program development and managerial assessments.
JOYCE GIOIA, VICE CHAIR
Joyce is the publisher of the Herman Trend Alert, helping organizations tackle the future of workforce and workplace issues.
REBECCA RYAN, TREASURER
Rebecca is a passionate futurist and economist who helps her clients in
the public sector understand what is coming. She hosts an annual
Futurist Camp each summer for civic leaders.
Marius works with business leaders, policy makers and civic society change agents to create future oriented strategy through stakeholder dialogue and scenario planning.
Terry's focus is moving “knowing” into “doing.” She brings training and experience in the full innovation life cycle: foresight, strategy, project management, organizational change, and operations.
Prateeksha has a diverse professional background having worked in various capacities in a wide range of environments: Corporate, Non-Profit, Start-Up, Social Enterprise, and Academia.
DR. BRYAN ALEXANDER
As an author and consultant, Bryan hosts a weekly open video conversation about the future of higher education and how technology is transforming learning.
DR. PETER HAYWARD
Peter is a trained accountant and economist with over 25 years
experience in taxation and public policy. He is experienced in the
use of systems thinking and modeling tools with regards to public policy
initiatives. He leads FuturePod currently.
Patricia is a foresight, strategy and change consultant and author, with a background in senior positions at major blue-chip companies such as BP, Motorola and Logica.
DR YOONSIK CHOI
Yoon is CEO of IntelligentSee, an artificial intelligence research startup. He has consulted with Samsung, LG, SK, Posco, and government agencies in Korea, Japan, China and the U.S. He is the founder and Chairman of Asia Future Human Resources Research Institute and author of 50 books.
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PAST APF BOARD MEMBERS
The first APF board was constituted in 2002 and consisted of nine members: Peter Bishop, Michele Bowman, Sandy Burchsted, Tom Conger, Mike de Bettencourt, Bob Hahn, Andy Hines, Jennifer Jarratt, and Herb Rubenstein. Randy Scheel served as the Executive Director, a role later assumed by Andy Hines.
- Richard Yonck
- Tanja Hichert
- Jason Swanson
- Cindy Frewen (Chair)
- Catherine Cosgrove
- Wayne Pethrick
- Marcus Barber
- Jim Breaux
- Herb Rubenstein
- Wendy Schulz
- Lee Shupp
- Rob Hanson
- Nick Price
- Jim Mathews
- Claudia Juech
- Josh Lindenger
- John Mahaffie (Chair)
- Riel Miller
- Rowena Morrow
- Andrew Curry
- Randy Moss
- Christian Crews
- Mike de Bettencourt
- Bob Hahn
- Ann Feeney (Chair)
- Joe Tankersley
- Joan Foltz
- Garry Golden
- Roumiana Gotseva
- Andy Hines (Chair)
- Stephen Aguilar-Millan
- Stacey Aldrich
- Natalie Ambrose
- Peter Bishop
- Michele Bowman (Chair)
- Sandy Burchsted
- Tom Conger
- Bridgette Engeler
- Maree Conway
APF FOUNDING MEMBERS
In honor of the Fifteen-Year Anniversary, the current Board of Directors would like to say thank you to the founding members of the Association of Professional Futurists. These members have remained in good standing since the inception. Each played a critical role, or in many cases, multiple roles in the APF’s continued success.
- JOHN MAHAFFIE
- JIM MATHEWS
- MICHAEL MCALLUM
- PERO MICIC (CURRENT MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE)
- STEPHEN MILLETT
- MARY JANE NAQUIN (CURRENT PRO DEV FACILITATOR)
- PETER PADBURY (CURRENT MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE)
- RANDY SCHEEL
- LEE SHUPP
- HERB RUBENSTEIN (CURRENT ACADEMY LEAD)
- VERNE WHEELWRIGHT
- DEREK WOODGATE
- PETER BISHOP (CURRENT MEMBERSHIP LEAD)
- MICHELE BOWMAN
- JENNIFER JARRATT (CURRENT PRO DEV FACILITATOR)
- DOMINIQUE PURCELL JAUROLA
- CHRISTIAN CREWS
- MIKE DE BETTENCOURT
- KATE DELANEY
- JAY FORREST
- JAY GARY (CURRENT BOARD CHAIR)
- JOYCE GIOIA (CURRENT BOARD MEMBER)
- TERRY GRIM (CURRENT BOARD MEMBER)
- ANDY HINES (CURRENT MSFW/SRP LEAD)
- DAVID SHANNON
This group represents fourteen board members, three board chairs, multiple committee chairs, and four Most Significant Futures Works authors. Many were not only founders of the APF but also created initiatives. Much appreciation is due to this group, who had the foresight and leadership to begin a new organization for professional futurists. Thanks to each of you!
Two other members should be remembered, now deceased. Joe Coates was a founder and pillar of the professional futures community for decades. Ken Harris started the Most Significant Futures Works program, ran it until 2014, and is fondly remembered by all.