Our Team

With decades of experience in development, research, analysis and community building, our team has the insight and expertise needed to tackle complex challenges. Our collaborative approach provides flexibility to streamline steps and kick off projects at their true starting point.


Delore Zimmerman, Ph. D.

Co-founder, President & CEO
Co-founder, Praxis Africa

An economic development strategist with more than 30 years of domestic and international experience, Delore works with local and regional economic development groups, technology-driven companies and universities to create innovative, technology-based economies. He is the co-founder, president and CEO of Read More


Mark Schill

Vice President for Research and Co-founder and Managing Editor, New Geography

Mark has 20 years of experience as a community strategic planner,  group facilitator, economic and demographic analyst, communication and public messaging strategist, and event planner.. He is the co-founder and managing editor of the population and economic analysis site NewGeography.com Read More