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WE ARE FUTURISTS, ECONOMISTS, TREND-TRACKERS,
SOCIOLOGISTS, TECHNOLOGISTS, AND ENDLESSLY CURIOUS.
WE WORK WITH CLIENTS WHO SHARE OUR COMMITMENT:
TO LEAVE THE WORLD BETTER FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
Rebecca Ryan, APF
Rebecca Ryan captains the ship. Trained as a futurist and an economist, Rebecca helps clients see what's coming - as a keynote speaker, a Futures Lab facilitator, an author of books, blogs and articles, a client advisor, and the founder of Futurist Camp. Check out her blog or watch her Q&A on how NGC helps organizations prepare for the future using Strategic Foresight. Contact Lisa Loniello for more information.
Lisa Loniello is our "logician" - a magician with logistics. She is also the captain of fun and will leave you LOLing. Before joining forces with Rebecca, Lisa ran the show at the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Got a question about booking Rebecca, need to discuss some Prince trivia, or need to know the skinny on the Futures Labs? Lisa will hook you up.
Yasemin (Yas) Arikan operates the research vessel. Trained in futures and social science methods, she works closely with Rebecca and our clients to find the local trends shaping their future. She also helps design and facilitate useful activities and materials. Her work includes developing scenarios on the futures of public health, health care, society and technology for associations, foundations, government, and business. Bonus: Yas can help you take your gift wrapping game to the next level. And she can talk with you about it in English, German, or Turkish. Watch Yas' Q&A on how NGC helps organizations prepare for the future using Strategic Foresight.
David G. Brown
This guy. David G. Brown led the Greater Omaha Chamber for two decades, was the driving force behind ACCE’s Horizon effort, and hired our team for Greater Omaha 2040 - which has become a North Star impacting everything from Omaha’s riverfront development to a new downtown and streetcar plan. David has now flipped from being a client to a team member! As a Lead Consultant, he providing guidance, foresight, and insight to clients committed to more ambitious, equitable, and prosperous futures. Watch David's Q&A on how NGC helps organizations prepare for the future using Strategic Foresight. Book a meeting with David and be sure to ask him about bourbon, cigars, the Huskers…or Opera.
Charlie Grantham, PhD, APF is a futurist, author, and strategist who’s helped dozens of our clients over the years. Charlie served in Special Forces in Vietnam and earned his PhD in Sociology. Afterwards, he worked on the front lines of the telecommunications and remote work revolutions. He’s seen a thing or two. His current focus is health care and well being. Charlie works from Tucson, AZ.
Libby Castro is an award-winning interior designer who is equal parts creative and compassionate. Libby believes that people impacted by a space should be brought into the decision-making process about their space. (That makes sense, right?) Libby and Rebecca share a “people first” ethic and co-created the Work Better project, to help rethink and redesign future workplaces.
Kate Moreland is an experienced leader and CEO who understands the need for collaboration to spur innovation and solve big problems. She is a master collaborator and certified in Strategic Doing. Kate has experience as a client of NEXT Generation Consulting, using the strategic foresight process to design the Johnson County Iowa “ALL IN!” plan. She believes communities are only as strong as the people and organizations who reside there.