Our Advisors

Edie Weiner

President and CEO, The Future Hunters

Edie supports The Santa Fe Group and the Shared Assessments Program as a futurist with a deep understanding of global trends in technology and business.

She is President and CEO of the leading futurist consulting group, The Future Hunters. She is acknowledged as one of the most influential practitioners of social, technological, political, and economic intelligence-gathering. Formed as Weiner, Edrich, Brown, Inc. in 1977, The Future Hunters has helped over 400 corporate, academic, and government clients identify opportunities in the areas of strategic thinking, product development, marketing, investment, human resources, and change management. TFH clients have ranged from national governments to Fortune 500 companies.

At 29, she was the youngest outside woman ever elected to a corporate board. She has guest lectured at many prestigious institutions, including Wharton, Harvard, The U.S. Army War College, the Naval War College and the World Economic Forum in Davos. Her many articles have appeared in publications like The Harvard Business Review, The Futurist, and The Wall Street Journal. She had co-authored four books with her business partner Arnold Brown. Her latest book, FutureThink, was a global bestseller, translated into many languages. She has keynoted over 300 conferences.

She has served on and chaired over 30 public and non-profit boards and advisory boards, including the U.S. Comptroller General’s Advisory Board and the SyFy Channel. Throughout her career, she founded and ran a series of programs aimed at mentoring inner city girls, bringing technology to inner city classrooms, preserving modern dance and networking women at various stages in their lives and careers. She has won over 35 awards and citations, including the World Future Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the NOW NY 2011 Woman of Power and Influence. She was instrumental in founding The Belizean Grove and Women Corporate Directors.