Mark “Puck” Mykleby | Patrick Doherty | Joel Makower
Mark Mykleby is a founder and co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1987. Designated as a qualified F/A-18 pilot in December 1990, he served in five fleet fighter squadrons from 1991 to 2006, executing numerous land-based and ship-borne deployments to the European, Pacific, and Southwest Asian theaters in support of Operations Provide Promise, Deny Flight, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom.
In 2007, Mykleby was assigned to the U.S. Special Operations Command, where he developed strategy for the Special Operations Forces. From 2009 until 2011, he served as a special strategic assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In that capacity, he coauthored with Navy Captain Wayne Porter A National Strategic Narrative, a concept and vision for a twenty-first century grand strategy for the nation. Mykleby retired from the Marine Corps in 2011. From 2011 until 2014, he served as a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, working alongside Patrick Doherty to develop the framework for a new U.S. grand strategy.
Patrick Doherty is a founder and co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He is a strategist focused on the intersection of macroeconomics, sustainability, and national security. Previously, Doherty was deputy director of the National Security Studies Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., where he worked with Puck Mykleby to develop a coherent approach to grand strategy in the twenty-first century.
Before joining New America, Doherty was director of communications at the Center for National Policy, a senior editor at TomPaine.com, and spent more than ten years in the Middle East, Africa, the Balkans, and the Caucasus, working at the intersection of conflict and development. He was a research associate at the Harvard Negotiation Project and holds a master’s degree in security studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a bachelor’s degree from the School of International Service at American University.
Joel Makower is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group, Inc., a media and events company focusing on the intersection of sustainable business and clean technology. Makower hosts the annual GreenBiz forums as well as the VERGE conferences produced around the world by his company, and he is principal author of GreenBiz’s annual “State of Green Business” report. He also serves as a senior fellow at the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University.
A former nationally syndicated columnist, Makower is author of more than a dozen other books, including Strategies for the Green Economy (2008), The EFactor (1993), and Beyond the Bottom Line (1994), among the earliest books on corporate environmental responsibility and corporate social responsibility. In 2012, he was awarded the Hutchens Medal by the American Society for Quality, which cited “his ability to tell compelling stories that both inform and inspire business leaders toward profitable action.” In 2014, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Institute of Sustainability Professionals. The Associated Press has called him “the guru of green business practices.”