Gene Pokorny was Chairman of Research International/Cambridge, a market research and consulting practice that is a unit of the Research International division of WPP, the world's largest marketing and communications services organization.
In addition to being on the Council for a Livable World's Board of Directors since 1977, Pokorny has also been a Director (1980-1992) of The Benton Foundation in Washington, DC and is currently a Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute in Cambridge.
Pokorny has been active in the peace and arms control movements, as well as numerous political campaigns over the last 30 years, at both the state and national levels. He was a member of the Presidential Forum/Debates Board of Advisors that sponsored the Carter-Ford Presidential Debates in the 1976 election. In addition, he was a member of the Twentieth Century Fund's 1980 Task Force on Presidential Television Debates whose final report played a vital role in institutionalizing debates in America's quadrennial Presidential elections.
He has lectured widely throughout the American business and public sector communities, and written numerous articles and monographs for various publications on public policy and public affairs issues.