Standing Panels and Working Groups

The Academy’s Standing Panels provide an ongoing method for Fellows to contribute to the Academy’s work. Standing Panels can initiate projects and serve as collegial forums for Fellows to share ideas and exchange information. They often serve as sounding boards for ideas and proposals and occasionally propose position statements for the Academy.

Panel meetings generally feature presentations by distinguished guests, followed by informal discussion. The Academy supports six Standing Panels:

Alan R. Shark

(2008) - Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Public Technology Institute; Associate Professor of Practice, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark; Director, Center for Technology Leadership, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark.

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, American Mobile Telecommunications Association; Associate Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, Water Environment Federation; Director of Marketing, North American Telecommunications Association; Vice President for Marketing and Communications, American Resort Development Association; Vice President for Marketing, Voice Computer Technologies Corporation; Director of Research and Information Services, National School Boards Association; Director of Programs, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges; Coordinator, State and Organizational Relations, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Seabees, U.S. Navy, Vietnam Service.

Membership in the Academy’s Standing Panels is open to all Academy Fellows. Fellows who wish to become members of one of these Panels or have their names removed from its distribution list should e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact her at (202) 204-3648.