Agile Alliance Board of Directors

The Agile Alliance board is comprised of Agile thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds. They share their passion to deliver software better every day with Agile professionals around the world.

2015 Board Members

Dr. Rebecca Parsons, Chair, USA; Linda Cook, Treasurer, USA; Shane Hastie, Secretary, New Zealand; Ola Ellnestam, Sweden; Juan Banda, Bolivia; Declan Whelan, Canada; Stephanie Davis, USA; Samuel Crescencio, Brazil; Pat Reed, USA; and Phil Brock, Managing Director, USA.

“This is an exciting time for Agile Alliance as we continue to grow at a rapid rate. We are committed to advancing the breadth and depth of Agile adoptions globally. I am delighted to work with the board as we continue to nurture those who explore and apply Agile principles and practices in order to make the software profession more productive, humane and sustainable.”                        

                                                   ~ Phil Brock, Managing Director


This photo of the board of directors was taken at a face-to-face meeting in Chicago, Illinois (USA) in September, 2014.

Top left - Phil Brock (Managing Director, USA). Linda Cook (Treasurer, USA), Ola Ellnestam (Sweden), Shane Hastie (Secretary, New Zealand)

Seated mid-left, Dr. Rebecca Parsons (Chair, USA), Juan Banda (Bolivia), Declan Whelan (Canada)

Seated bottom-left, Stephanie Davis (USA), Samuel Crescencio (Brazil), Pat Reed (USA)

Agile Alliance Elects 2016 Board of Directors

The Agile Alliance membership has overwhelmingly approved the slate of candidates put forth for the 2016 Board of Directors.

Results for the 2016 election were reported to the Agile Alliance membership by Board Secretary Shane Hastie at the annual membership meeting on August 5 during Agile2015, the organization’s annual North American conference held at the Gaylord National Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland.  

Three members were elected to the Board of Directors for three-year terms: Dr. Rebecca Parsons (USA), Paul Hammond (England), and Victor Hugo Germano (Brazil). All three will assume their board seats on January 1, 2016. The board wishes to thank outgoing members Samuel Crescencio (Brazil) and Pat Reed (USA) for their years of service in furthering Agile Alliance’s goals.

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2015 and 2016 Board Members


This photo of the 2015 board of directors and 2016 directors-elect was taken at a face-to-face meeting in Portland, Oregon (USA) in September, 2015.

Top from left - Juan Banda (Bolivia), Paul Hammond (England), Shane Hastie (Secretary, New Zealand), Stephanie Davis (USA), Dr. Rebecca Parsons (Chair, USA), Phil Brock (Managing Director, USA)

Seated from left - Pat Reed (USA), Declan Whelan (Canada), Linda Cook (Treasurer, USA), Ola Ellnestam (Sweden), Victor Hugo Germano (Brazil), Samuel Crescencio (Brazil).