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Honorable Jerry MacArthur Hultin

Chair, Board of Governors

Chair and Co-Founder, Global Futures Group, LLC

Mr. Hultin is the chair and co-founder of the Global Futures Group, a consulting, media, and financial advisory firm that supports the use of 21st-century technology to create smart communities and improve the quality of life of citizens around the world. His work has allowed him to meet with and advise leaders in almost all of the major countries of the world.

He is Executive-in-Residence for Innovation at Arizona State University; co-founder of Smart Cities NY, one of the largest smart cities summits in North America; an adviser on urban innovation and infrastructure for the World Economic Forum (Davos) and the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils; and the Chair of Educational Housing Services.

He was President of Polytechnic University (now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering); Dean at Stevens Institute of Technology; Under Secretary of the Navy for President Clinton; and a member of both the Defense Business Board and the American Battle Monuments Commission for President Obama.

As President of Polytechnic, Mr. Hultin led its transformation from traditional engineering to innovation-based engineering, and then its subsequent merger with New York University. He teamed with the Bloomberg administration in making NYC a global leader in technology and venture capital, and he and Paul Horn, the New York Academy of Sciences’ prior chair, were architects of NYU’s Center for Urban Progress. In addition, Mr. Hultin advised on the design and creation of NYU’s global campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, and represented NYU on innovation and urbanization around the world.

Mr. Hultin graduated from Yale Law School and Ohio State University, and is a Vietnam veteran.