Big Picture, Long Term is a partnership co-founded by Dan Pike and Scot Barg.
Mr. Pike is an alumnus of WWU’s Huxley College of the Environment and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Mr. Pike also served as Mayor of Bellingham from November 2007 through December 2011. He fished commercially in Alaska, edited a college newspaper, managed large and complex projects for the Washington State Department of Transportation, worked as a management and sustainability consultant, and helped start and manage a new transportation planning agency. The common thread through all these activities has been an ongoing interest in and commitment to leaving things better than found, in the Big Picture, Long Term. During his tenure as Mayor, the City focused on Triple Bottom Line management, and won numerous awards for stewardship and sustainability, including the #1 ranked City in the National Resources Defense Council – Smarter Cities Project. (According to Miss Fitzgerald, Mr. Pike’s fourth-grade teacher and a stickler for grammar, that makes Bellingham the smartest city)
Mr. Barg is a management consultant and curriculum developer. He has overseen executive education programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (where he received his Masters in Public Administration) and taught government leaders as a private consultant. In addition to his educational work, Mr. Barg has consulted to several large State and Federal agencies, where he helped to develop methodologies that incorporate the measurement of non-financial values into cost-benefit analyses. Mr. Barg serves as Chairman of the Bellingham Public Development Authority Board of Directors, and shares Mr. Pike’s enthusiasm for better solutions to problems, focused on the Big Picture, Long Term.