Mark Beam

Mark is Senior Advisor to Halloran Philanthropies investing internationally in micro-finance, sustainable energy, business impact and community empowerment including The Oaxaca Hub - a space and network in Oaxaca, Mexico supporting social innovation and well-being from the ground up.

Kirk BergstromVice Chair

Dr. Kirk Bergstrom is the Vice Chair of BFI's Board. As founder and president of WorldLink, he has led the organization’s media, education, and civic engagement programs for more than 20 years. As a media designer, Kirk has developed and produced award-winning public television, interactive multimedia, museum exhibits, and educational curricula.

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.

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).

Jim Fournier

Jim Fournier is Chairman & President of Planetwork NGO, Inc, a San Francisco based network using information technology to address the pressing issues of our time – ecological, social & economic justice, and true democracy.

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.

Jessica LipnackCo-Chair

Jessica Lipnack serves as the board co-chair for BFI. She is author of six books, including "The Age of the Network", "Virtual Teams", and "The Networking Book" (for which Buckminster Fuller wrote the Foreword), has consulted to global organizations around collaboration and organizational structure. She has also been a long-time student of Bucky’s great-aunt, Margaret Fuller, the 19th-century writer and futurist, about whom she’s written a novel.

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.

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.

David McConvilleCo-Chair

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.

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.