Fullerton and Cypress Colleges
World Future Society
For the past 19 years, Tim Mack has edited the oldest and best respected professional journal in the foresight area, Futures Research Quarterly. And in June of 2004, he assumed the Presidency of the World Future Society, which has been the leading organization in the field for 40 years.
Like the field of foresight, Mr. Mack’s background is broad and eclectic. He has been a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars since the 1970s and has served as General Counsel for a number of non-profit groups involved in trend analysis, social dynamics and public policy. After holding research positions at the JF Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the National Academy of Sciences, Tim Mack joined the Budget Policy Task Force at the US General Accounting Office, which serves as the analytical arm of the US Congress.
This academic background allows him to combine public policy analysis with the hands on experience he received working for the next decade as a consultant and lobbyist for associations and civic groups struggling with the issues facing the nations small and larges cities. During this period he wrote for Governing Magazine, published a large number of articles on economic and social trends, and served on a series of high technology start up companies which had developed solutions for pressing environmental and energy problems.
As a change consultant, Tim Mack has assisted the US General Services Agency and the US Dept of Defense in developing strategic planning and change management strategies for such challenges as privatization of public services, superfund clean up and transportation planning. In addition, he has managed global trade issues at the local state federal and even global areas, working with clients in each continent including serving as leading trade trainer for the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs (ranked Number One three years running by the Foreign Experts Bureau in Bejing).
This wide-ranging consulting experience has provided extensive subject area background in such areas as financial services technology, electric power reliability, and civil engineering. Mr. Mack has testified as an expert witness before the White House Conference on Small Business and is presently writing a book on the social and economic impacts of the Internet on modern society.