Randy W. Fiser

Randy W. Fiser has served as AGU's CEO and executive director since 17 August 2020. 

Fiser is passionate about AGU's mission and vision, has a demonstrated ability to creatively lead organizations and shares AGU's commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion. He is a skilled executive with strong collaborative and administrative skills, has a proven track record of working with membership organizations to advance their mission and has worked throughout his career to advance sustainability practices and goals.  

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He is eager to work with the AGU community to build upon the last 100 years of scientific advances by expanding both discovery and solution-based sciences through new partnerships. Fiser will also focus on ensuring science becomes a key component for all decisions around the world so that we are protecting our planet for future generations.

Fiser joins us from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) where he was the CEO and president. By creating values-based messaging on the impact of design, Fiser turned ASID into a leading professional society. 


Fiser’s career has included senior-level positions at Achieve and Corporate Voices for Working Families. He has also worked at Burson-Marsteller, Fannie Mae Foundation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Fiser started his career as a resident director at George Washington University and a graduate resident at the University of Georgia.  

He also serves on the National Building Museum Board of Trustees, Delos Advisory Board and International Well Building Institute Advisory – Mind Concept.  

Fiser has an MBA in international business from Georgetown University, a Master of Art in student personnel in higher education from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s in science in business administration from Northern Arizona University.