Advisory Board

Gary Marx, CAE, APR

Gary Marx, CAE, APR is president of the Center for Public Outreach (CPO), in Vienna, Virginia, an organization he founded in 1998. CPO provides counsel on future-oriented leadership, communication, education, community, and democracy. He is author of Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century: Out of the Trenches and into the Future.
As a speaker, workshop leader, and consultant, Gary has worked with education, community, business, association, and government leaders at all levels on four continents and in all 50 of the United States. He has been called an “intellectual entrepreneur, who is constantly pursuing ideas” and a “deep generalist”.
As a futurist, Gary has directed studies such as Preparing Students for the 21st Century, Preparing Schools and School Systems for the 21st Century, Ten Trends: Educating Children for a Profoundly Different Future, and Sixteen Trends, Their Profound Impact on Our Future: Implications for Students, Education, Communities, Countries, and the Whole of Society. He is the author of numerous books and articles. During his career, he has been a source for local, national, and international news media on issues affecting education and society.
Before launching the Center for Public Outreach, he served for nearly 20 years as a senior executive for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). He was a television and radio broadcaster before moving into education, serving as an administrator for the Westside Community Schools in Omaha and the Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado.
Gary was presented the coveted President’s Award by the National School Public Relations Association in 1999 and the Distinguished Service Award by AASA in 2000. He is accredited by the National School Public Relations Association, the Public Relations Society of America, and the American Society of Association Executives, and is a professional member of the World Future Society.
Gary resides in the Washington, DC, area.
Read Future-focused Leadership: Preparing Schools, Students, And Communities for Tomorrow’s Realities. Watch him give the keynote at NYSCATE 2007 (250 MB). Listen to his ASCD interview.