Yul Anderson is a nationally and internationally known Futurist. Yul started his interest in the Future after reading Megatrends and Limits to Growth. He continued his study of the future while pursuing a Masters at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). He continued using his futures skills while working for the Cities of Boston, New York, Miami, and Atlanta; the Sates of Florida and Massachusetts and the County of Alachua in Florida. Internationally Yul used his futures skills in Sierra Leone and Nairobi Kenya.
Mr. Anderson developed the African American Future Society in 1995 and participated at United Nations 50thAnniversary Summit meetings. He was a member of the Global Commission to Fund the United Nations and wrote for African profiles magazine while covering the news story of the African – African American Summit meetings convened by the late Revered Leon Sullivan and writing for African Profiles magazine while covering the war in Sierra Leone. Mr. Anderson lived six years in Kenya working with parliamentarians and those seeking office in Kenya. He also provides consulting services to businesses in the US and Africa.
Mr. Anderson is concerned about the future of Black America and Africa; and how futures connect the world. He has provided futures workshops and lectured at Universities, World Future Society, Blacks in Government, the National Forum of Black Public Administrators. and facilitated a workshop with the Millennium Project.
Mr. Anderson is also an Associate Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, a Fellow of the Futures Forum, and sits on the Advisory Board of Ethical Markets, Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. and Lifeboat Foundation. He is also associated with the Federal Foresight Community of Interest, Public Sector Foresight Network, Shaping Tomorrow, Techcast Global, Mixed Methods International Research Association.
Mr. Anderson is from Boston, Massachusetts, raised by a single mom and has no brothers or sisters. He attended public and private schools and then graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Masters from UMASS Amherst. He is married to Brenda Anderson, a US Veteran.
Mr. Anderson is a master gardener and enjoys gardening and picture taking.