Board

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks is a design leader, writer and educator. She currently serves as Design Executive and IBM Distinguished Designer in IBM's Digital Business Group. She is on the National Board of Directors for AIGA, the oldest and largest design organization in the U.S. Her design practice is focused on systems change at scale, toward regenerative futures.

Bill Browning

Bill Browning, Partner at Terrapin Bright Green, is one of the green building and real estate industry’s foremost thinkers and strategists, and an advocate for sustainable design solutions at all levels of business, government, and civil society. Early in his career, Bill helped build Buckminster Fuller’s last experimental structure.

Tom Chi

Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas as well as move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. He served as head of product experience at Google X developing tech such as Google Glass and the self-driving car.

Amy Edmondson

Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Edmondson's research examines leadership, learning and innovation in teams and organizations, and has been published in numerous academic and managerial articles. She also worked for Buckminster Fuller and wrote A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller (1987).

Sean HoltTreasurer

Sean Holt is a co-founder and partner at Purpose Capital, which works with enterprises, investors, and governments to design and realize solutions that address humanity’s most pressing challenges. We bridge the divide between businesses that matter to the world and investors seeking exceptional financial and social returns.

Ting Kelly

Ting Kelly is an experience designer, ecosystem builder and brand strategist. She is also the co-founder of Metapattern, a nomadic studio for integral design, and Founding Member of the Emergent Collective, a decentralized network of top think tanks and talent networks working on the transition to a new paradigm of civilization.

Jonathan Marvel

Jonathan Marvel is the Principal and Founder of Marvel Architects. He started his professional career in the office of Richard Meier, working on the Getty Museum, the High Museum and the Museu d’Art Contemporani in Barcelona. He began his private practice at the helm of Rogers Marvel Architects by winning a competition for El Museo del Barrio on Museum Mile in New York City.

Lucilla MarvelSecretary

Lucilla Marvel, AICP, PPL, and BFI Board Secretary has more than 30 years of experience in urban and social planning, housing and community development in Puerto Rico.

David McConvilleChair

Dr. David McConville serves as the board co-chair for BFI. As a media artist and researcher, he develops tools and techniques for exploring the big picture context of the complex challenges facing humanity.

George Orbelian

George Orbelian is a Principal in Orbelian Holdings, L.P., a San Francisco-based real estate company, co-founder of Ojingo Labs, Inc., a company creating social / mobile / web technology, appointed to the San Francisco Mayor's Ocean Beach Task Force, served as a member of the Board of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, is an advisor to San Francisco State University School of International Business and works closely with San Francisco Department of Building Inspection’s Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety (CAPPS) and Earthquake Safety Implementation Program (ESIP) programs.

Shana Rappaport

Shana Rappaport has worked actively for nearly two decades in service of creating a world that works for all. In her role as Director of Strategic Programs with GreenBiz Group, Shana has been instrumental in helping build and scale the VERGE conference and expo, one of the leading platforms accelerating the clean economy and which focuses on practical, scalable, systemic solutions to our most pressing global challenges and market opportunities.

Allegra Fuller SnyderMember Emerita

Allegra Fuller Snyder, Founder, and first President, now Board member emeritus of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, Allegra Fuller Snyder, is Bucky’s only living child. She is also Professor Emerita of Dance and Dance Ethnology, UCLA; 1992 American Dance Guild Honoree of the Year; former Chair of the Department of Dance; and founding Coordinator of the World Arts and Cultures Program.