Board of Directors

Dan Buettner

Dan is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Zones and the New York Times best-selling author of “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest.” Dan is an internationally recognized explorer, educator, public speaker and co-producer of an Emmy Award-winning travel documentary. Dan 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. He is also the Chairperson of Blue Zones Board of Directors.

Becky Malkerson

Becky brings expertise in biotechnology, medicine and finance to her role as a Blue Zones board member. Becky 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. Becky has held senior level leadership positions at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, Amgen Inc., United Health Group, and U.S. Bancorp. Becky is actively engaged in community service and professional activities in the Twin Cities area. She received a B.A. in sociology and psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. 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 has developed an international reputation by providing marketing counsel and business strategy to a broad range of profit and non-profit companies worldwide. Scott 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, Scott 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.