Design, Education, Social Impact

BFI Welcomes New Executive Director

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is pleased to announce that Amanda Joy Ravenhill has been named Executive Director. With deep nonprofit leadership experience and a passion for a just world that works for 100% of humanity, Ravenhill is uniquely positioned to assist the BFI in continuing to evolve Fuller-inspired concepts and strategies for the 21st century.

I am deeply honored and overjoyed to step into this role,” Ravenhill said. “Buckminster Fuller’s lifework is a core passion of mine and I am excited to work with this community to see his ideas and explorations bear more fruit.

Ravenhill is an active member of the international community focused on addressing imminent global challenges. She previously held the role of Executive Director of Project Drawdown, a comprehensive plan to reverse global warming. She also serves as advisor to the Center for Carbon Removal and is a member of the steering committee for the Nexus Global Climate Change Working Group. Other positions she has held include lecturer at Presidio Graduate School, teaching the Principles of Sustainable Management course; co-founder of The Hero Hatchery, a climate activist fellowship program; Business Partnership Coordinator at; and Americorp Sustainable Communities and Education Fellow. Ravenhill is driven by her experience living and working internationally as well as her enthusiasm to integrate art and science. She lectures and speaks publicly on such wide-ranging topics as biochar, regenerative design, carbon drawdown strategies, mindfulness, and systems thinking.

As an enthusiast of Buckminster Fuller’s work with considerable experience in issues of vital interest to the health and well-being of humanity, Amanda is superbly qualified to help steer the BFI. We are delighted to welcome her to the organization,” said David McConville and Jessica Lipnack, BFI’s co-chairs.