Board of Directors

Dan Buettner

Dan is the founder of Blue Zones and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized explorer, educator, public speaker. Buettner has appeared as a longevity expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ABC World News, CBS’s The Early Show and CNN.

Becky Malkerson

Becky Malkerson brings expertise in biotechnology, medicine and finance to her role as a Blue Zones board member. She is currently the EVP/Chief Advancement Officer at the Minnesota Medical Foundation. Since joining the leadership team in 2006, the foundation has received the three largest donations in the University’s history, totaling $155 million.

Malkerson has held senior level leadership positions at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Amgen Inc., United Health Group, and U.S. Bancorp. She is actively engaged in community service and professional activities in the Twin Cities area. Malkerson received a BA in sociology and psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Scott Meyer

A Blue Zones board member with healthcare consultant expertise and over 30 years experience as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, educator and leader, Scott Meyer has developed an international reputation by providing marketing counsel and business strategy to a broad range of profit and non-profit companies worldwide. Meyer has taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of St. Thomas and New York University. He is also active on a number of community and non-profit boards and organizations.

In 2011, Meyer received the “Award of Excellence” from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and in 2012 was recognized as an “Alumnus of Notable Distinction” from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and has traveled to 46 countries during the course of his career.

Mark N Greene

Mark N. Greene, PhD

Mark Greene is a retired financial technology executive with extensive experience leading and growing global businesses. He is a recognized thought leader on economic trends, related techniques (risk management, forecasting, trading), and technologies (big data, predictive analytics).

In December 2016, Dr. Greene was appointed CEO of the Interest For Others Foundation, a nonprofit organization that encourages generosity and community spirt by giving bank customers a way to donate earned interest to charities they love.

Greene was CEO of OpenLink Financial and previously served as CEO of Fair Isaac (FICO)—a leader in behavioral analytics best known for the FICO credit score—and as General Manager of IBM’s $14B banking customer segment. He began his career as Economist and Assistant Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC.

Greene is a Trustee of the Walker Art Center and Treasurer of the Minneapolis Rowing Club. He holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Amherst College, and an MA and a PhD from the University of Michigan, all in Economics.