A-P Hurd

Vice President



A-P Hurd is a Vice President at Touchstone Corporation, responsible for corporate and project strategy. Prior to joining Touchstone, she was Director of Strategic Development at McKinstry Co. A-P also teaches a graduate course in the Runstad Center: Sustainable Development and Regional Economics.

A-P comes from an operations management and finance background. In 2002-2004, she completed an Operations Management fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where her research focused on system dynamics and complex system architecture. She has worked extensively on environmental policy at the local and state level. She has a particular interest in the structure of incentives: how local/regional/national frameworks quantify and allocate costs and how better frameworks can encourage investment and innovation. She speaks widely on sustainability issues and has recently published The Carbon Efficient City with University of Washington Press.

A-P’s has received the Better Bricks Advocate Award for her impact on creating sustainable buildings across the Pacific Northwest, and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award for business leadership.


Queen’s University (B.A. English Literature 1995, BSc. Mechanical Engineering 1998)
Managing Editor Queen’s Journal 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 2004)
MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA 2004)
Leaders for Global Operations Fellow
Professional and Community Activities

Member Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) Smart Growth Committee


Touchstone Corporation
Position: Vice President