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About DMI - Board of Directors & Advisory Council

DMI seeks to improve organizations worldwide through the effective integration and management of design and design principles for economic, social and environmental benefit.


Board of Directors 2018

Bob Schwartz - Chair
GM, Global Design & User Experience, 
GE Healthcare 
Carole Bilson
President, Design Management Institute

Michael Gallagher - Vice Chair
Vice President, Design, Crown Equipment Co. 
Jerome Kathman - Treasurer
Emeritus DMI Board Chair, and Chairman, LPK

Kevin Bethune - Assistant Treasurer
Founder & Chief Creative Officer
dreams • design + life (dd.l)

John Geishecker - Secretary
Managing Director, Phillips Screw Company (ret.)

Betsy Goodrich
VP/Co-Founder, MANTA Product
Development Inc. 
Mauro Porcini
SVP, Chief Design Officer, Pepsico
Ernesto Quinteros
Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Iain Aitchison - Chair, Advisory Council
Program Director, Institute of Design
Innovation, The Glasgow School of Art, a
Founder GRAFT



Advisory Council


Iain Aitchison- Chair, Advisors

Program Director, Institute of Design Innovation
The Glasgow School of Art 


Aileen Dempsey
designing business 


Rama Gheerawo
Helen Hamlin Center, Royal College of Art

Judith Gloppen, PhD
Business Advisor
The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture
Yujin Kim
Kongju National University, South Korea
Thomas Paulen
Nelson Soken, PhD
NH Soken Consulting
Philipp Thesen
Professor and Business Consultant
Professor of Design (Human System Interaction)
Hochschule Darmstadt – University of Applied Sciences
Richard Whitehall
Managing Partner
Smart Design
Hayley Woolford
Ivy Leaf Innovation



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Casey Lehner

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