Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
Founded in 1929, the Population Reference Bureau is the leader in providing timely and objective informa-tion on U.S. and international population trends and their implications. PRB informs policymakers, educa-tors, the media, and concerned citizens working in the public interest around the world through a broadrange of activities, including publications, information services, seminars and workshops, and technicalsupport. Our efforts are supported by government contracts, foundation grants, individual and corporatecontributions, and the sale of publications. PRB is governed by a Board of Trustees representing diversecommunity and professional interests.
Chair of the Board,Executive Director, Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C.
Terry D. Peigh,
Vice Chair of the BoardExecutive Vice President and Director of Corporate Operations, Foote, Cone & Belding, Chicago, Illinois
William P. Butz,
President and Chief Executive Officer,Population Reference Bureau, Washington, D.C.
Michael P. Bentzen,
Secretary of the Board,Partner, Hughes and Bentzen, PLLC, Washington, D.C.
Richard F. Hokenson,
Treasurer of the Board,Director, Hokenson and Company, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Patty Perkins Andringa,
Consultant and Facilitator, Bethesda, Maryland
Joel E. Cohen,
Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Populations, Rockefeller University and Head,Laboratory of Populations, Rockefeller and Columbia Universities, New York
Bert T. Edwards,
Executive Director, Office of Historical Trust Accounting, U.S. Department of the Interior,Washington, D.C.
Assistant Managing Editor, U.S. News & World Report, Washington, D.C.
James H. Johnson Jr.,
William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor and Director,Urban Investment Strategies Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Professor and Leader, World Population Project, International Institute for AppliedSystems Analysis and Director, Vienna Institute of Demography of the Austrian Academy of Sciences,Vienna, Austria
President and Chief Executive Officer, Ipas, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Deputy Director for Special Projects, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, Washington D.C.
Gary B. Schermerhorn,
Managing Director of Technology, Goldman, Sachs & Company, New York
Barbara Boyle Torrey,
Independent Writer and Consultant, Washington, D.C.
Professor, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India
Senior Fellow, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C.
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