Executive Board

Executive Board

A distinguished body of leaders from the design, architecture, engineering, product and real estate industries serve as the Design Futures Council’s executive board. The board helps to guide the research agenda of the Design Futures Council and provides a multiplicity of perspectives that enrich a dialogue of sharing and collaboration. The DFC board meets two or three times each year to discuss global trends, economic conditions, and strategize about the future of professional practice.

Jim Anderson, DIALOG, Toronto, ON

Julian Anderson, President, North Americas, Rider Levett Bucknall, Phoenix, AZ

Peter Beck, Executive Chairman, Beck Group, Dallas, TX

Susan Boers, Vice President of Enterprise, The Americas and Global Channels & Alliances, Deltek, Inc., Herndon, VA

Barbara White Bryson, Bryson Breakthrough Strategies, Tucson, AZ

Joseph G. Burns, Managing Principal & UK Director, Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc., Chicago, IL

Steve Burrows, Executive Vice President & USA Director of Buildings, WSP, San Francisco, CA

Carrie Byles, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, San Francisco, CA

Patrick Cermak, President & COO, Wight & Company, Darien, IL

William D. Chilton, Partner, Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT

Dilip Choudhuri, President & CEO, Walter P. Moore, Houston, TX

Kimberly Clark, Marketing Consultant, DuPont, Wilmington, DE

Lee Coplan, CEO, Hord Coplan Macht, Inc., Baltimore, MD

James P. Cramer, Founder, Design Futures Council

Rhett Crocker, President, LandDesign Inc., Charlotte, NC

Fiske Crowell, Principal, Sasaki Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA

Joel Culp, Vice President, Marketing and Product Design, Wilsonart International, Temple, TX

Don Davies, Sr. Principal, MKA Inc., Seattle, WA

Michael Deane, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Turner Construction Company, New York, NY

Todd DeGarmo, President & CEO, Studios Architecture, Washington, DC

Lauren Della Bella, President & CEO, SHP Leading Design, Cincinnati, OH

Alison DeMartino, Director of Marketing, Wilsonart International, Temple, TX

J. Peter Devereaux, Principal Chairman & CEO, Harley Ellis Devereaux, Los Angeles, CA

Williston Dye, Founder, Williston Enterprises, Greenville, SC

Shuki Einstein, Director of Technology and Innovation, CH2M Hill, Portland, OR

Bob Fisher, Principal, DesignIntelligence, Norcross, GA

Dave Gilmore, President & Chief Operating Officer, DesignIntelligence, Norcross, GA

Joshua Gould, CEO, RNL, Denver, CO

Adam A. Gross, Principal, Ayers/Saint/Gross, Inc., Baltimore, MD

Philip Harrison, CEO, President, Perkins + Will, Atlanta, GA

Bill Hellmuth, President & CEO, HOK, Inc., Washington, DC

Ted Hyman, Managing Partner, ZGF Architects, LLC, Los Angeles, CA

Lance K. Josal, President & CEO, CallisonRTKL, Dallas, TX

William Karanian, Principal, SLAM Collaborative, Glastonbury, CT

Don Kasian, President, Kasian, Vancouver, BC

James Keane, President & CEO, Steelcase, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI

Agatha Kessler, Chair and Principal, Fentress Architects, Denver, CO

Ray Kimsey, President, Niles Bolton Associates, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Theodore C. Landsmark, Member, Boston Planning and Development Agency, Boston, MA

Celeste Lenon, COO, MG2, Seattle, WA

Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight and Innovation, ARUP, San Francisco, CA

Peter MacKeith, Dean, Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Laura Marlow, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, ConstructConnect, Norcross, GA

Steve McConnell, Managing Partner, NBBJ, Seattle, WA

Steven McKay, Senior Principal, DLR Group, Seattle, WA

George Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Kahler Slater Architects, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Gary Miller, Chairman & CEO, Cannon Design, Grand Island, NY

George H. Miller, Managing Partner, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, New York, NY

Glen Morrison, President & CEO of Tarkett North America, Tarkett, Solon, OH

Dan Noble, President & CEO, HKS Inc., Dallas, TX

Katherine Peele, Executive Vice President of Practice, LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD., Raleigh, NC

L. Bradford Perkins, Principal & Executive Director, Perkins Eastman, New York, NY

Diana Perreiah, President, Alcoa Building and Construction Systems, Alcoa, Inc., Norcross, GA

Dennis Pieprz, Principal, Sasaki Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA

Scott Qualls, Director of Sales & Marketing, USG Corporation, Chicago, IL

James Rasche, Co-CEO, Kahler Slater Architects, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Dan Rectenwald, COO, HGA Architects, Minneapolis, MN

Ignacio Reyes, Vice President & Director of Business Development, LEO A DALY, West Palm Beach, FL

John Paul Rowan, Vice President for Strategy & Innovation, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Ken Sanders, Principal/Managing Director, Gensler, San Francisco, CA

Tony Saracino, Market Development Manager, Construction Chemicals, BASF, Oakland, CA

Matthew Schottelkotte, CEO / Director of Architecture, GBBN Architects, Cincinnati, OH

Scott Simpson, Senior Fellow, Design Futures Council, Carlisle, MA

Stanis Smith, Executive Vice President, Stantec, Vancouver, BC

Sheela Maini Sogaard, CEO, BIG, New York, NY

Brian Staton, CEO, HMC Architects, Ontario, CA

Mark G. Swenson, President, Elness Swenson Graham Architects, Inc. (ESG), Minneapolis, MN

John Swift, Principal, Buro Happold, Boston, MA

Nicholas F. Taraborelli, Vice President, Commercial Marketing for Armstrong Ceilings, Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, PA

Troy Thompson, Vice President, SmithGroupJJR, Washington, DC

Angela Watson, Principal, Shepley Bulfinch, Boston, MA

Doug Wignall, President, HDR, Inc., Omaha, NE

Tim Wilson, North America Commercial Marketing Manager, DuPont, Magnolia, TX

Arol Wolford, VIMtrek, Norcross, GA

Jane Cady Wright, President/CEO, Hanbury, Norfolk, VA

Design Futures Council Asia

Matthias Krups, Chairman & CEO, BCI Group, Sydney Australia

Design Futures Council Europe

Gary Wheeler, Partner, WheelerKänik LLP, London UK

Updated 10/18/2016