APQC's Board of Directors

APQC is privileged to have a talented group of industry and academic leaders ensuring our vision and mission continue to thrive throughout the world.

Included as part of our Board of Directors are:

  • George Bailey, Board Member & Advisor, Sony Corporation of America
  • Saad Bargach, Managing Director, Lime Rock Partners
  • Erin T. Botsford, President/Chief Executive Officer, The Botsford Group 
  • Robert H. Buckman, President and CEO (retired), Bulab Holdings
  • Robert E. Cole, Professor, University of California at Berkeley
  • T. Jay Collins, Board Member and retired President and CEO, Oceaneering International
  • Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy, Airbnb and Founder, Joie de Vivre
  • Robert F. Corrigan, Jr., Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Tor Dahl, President, Tor Dahl and Associates, Inc.
  • Thomas H. Davenport, Distinguished Professor of IT and Management at Babson College and Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business
  • John Friel, President & CEO (retired), Medrad, Inc.
  • Blanton Godfrey, Dean of the College of Textiles, NC State University
  • C. Jackson Grayson, Jr., Executive Chairman, APQC
  • Robert H. Hayes, Professor of Business Administration (Emeritus), Harvard Business School
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship, Harvard Business School
  • Roger Kearns, Region General Manager Asia Pacific, Solvay
  • Yotaro Kobayashi, Chief Corporate Advisor (retired), Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Bobby Lyle, Chairman, President & CEO, Lyco Holdings Incorporated
  • Dr. Carla O’Dell, CEO, APQC
  • Joaquín Peón, President, Gestion del Conocimiento, México
  • Tom Peters, President, The Tom Peters Group
  • William D. Ruckelshaus, Principal, Madrona Investment Group
  • Gary Shilling, President, A. Gary Shilling & Co., Inc.
  • Carl G. Thor, President, JarrettThor International
  • Peggy Vaughan, Global Services Leader (retired), IBM Business Consulting

Audit/Executive Committee Members

  • Robert H. Buckman
  • Robert F. Corrigan, Jr.
  • C. Jackson Grayson, Jr.
  • Bobby Lyle
  • Carla O’Dell
  • Carl Thor
  • Peggy Vaughan

Compensation Committee Members

  • Robert H. Buckman
  • T. Jay Collins
  • Saad Bargach


Learn about APQC’s leadership team.