Anthony (Bud) Rock
Anthony (Bud) Rock current serves as President and CEO of Grandavenir LLC, an international consultancy to governments and private organizations seeking sustainable approaches to economic growth. Mr. Rock also served as co-founding Principal of Global Water 2020, a foundation-based initiative working to ensure adequate access to water and sanitation for health and security throughout the developing world.
Mr. Rock had a three-decade career in U.S. government service, initially as a physical scientist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), followed by more than two decades of diplomatic service in the U.S. Department of State. He retired as acting Assistant Secretary of State for oceans, environment, science, technology, and health.
Following his diplomatic service, Mr. Rock held the position of Vice President for Global Engagement at Arizona State University (ASU). He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), an international organization dedicated to furthering public engagement with science worldwide. He also served as executive publisher of the leading professional publication of the science center field. Mr. Rock is the author and editor of numerous articles and books on science education and science diplomacy. He served in the United States Merchant Marines.