Directors

 

Brett Hickey
Founder & President
Sergio Fernandez De Cordova
Director
Dr. Safi Bahcall
Director
Katherine Kennedy
Director
Max Lugavere
Creative Director
Gary Finiguerra
Legal Advisor
Dr. Brian Kantor
Director
Caitlin Paulsson
Executive Director
 
Max Lugavere
Creative Director

Max Lugavere is a co-founding host and producer of the Emmy-winning Current TV, the international television network founded by Al Gore. He co-hosted Pangea Day, the TED Conference's live broadcast of short films from six international cities that reached more than 150 countries. From 2005 to 2010, along with a buddy from college, Max hosted, produced and wrote his own flagship show on Current, "Max & Jason: Still Up." The late-night hour featured citizen journalism from around the world and was curated by the duo whose tastes run the gamut from techno-optimism to the meaning of life. Interview Magazine calls them "the 21st-century duo who are breaking the blow-dried television host mold." The show earned them a slot in Gap's 2008 "Icons" campaign worldwide. Most recently, he completed a pilot for an HBO docu-series entitled Talk Nerdy To Me about science and technology with executive producer, Bill Maher.

Considered to be on the avant-guard of branded entertainment, Max has worked with several international brands including Axe, Ford, and Samsung. He is considered an expert voice on the role of new media for social change and has spoken at Yale, The Paley Center for Media in both NY and LA, and at Summit Series in Washington, DC. Max is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and a celebrity ambassador for Causecast.org. He founded Rockdrive, a non-profit concert series to support changing education paradigms, which has been growing annually.