CSR Responsible 100 2017

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Moody’s Congratulates Jennifer Rivera Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility

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and all the recipients of the CSR Responsible 100 Award from City & State New York for their dedication and leadership in improving communities and making transformative change in New York.


Welcome Remarks by City & State

11:35 AM

Keynote Remarks by May Malik, Director of Public-Private Partnerships, New York City Service

11:45 AM

Presentation of the Cause Award and remarks by honoree Ryan Serhant, Real Estate Broker, Bravo’s “Sell It Like Serhant” and “Million Dollar Listing New York” Volunteerism & Charity Honoree Acknowledgements

11:50 AM

Jennifer Colyer, Special Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP Jayne E. Fleming, Human Rights Lawyer and Head of Reed Smith LLP’s Human Rights Team Penny Glazier, Partner & Director of Communications, Glazierworks Caroline Heller, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig Laura James, Manager of East Region Community Affairs, UPS Jennifer L. Kroman, Director of Pro Bono Practice, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP Lisa Newfield, Partner, Murtha Cullina LLP Louis Sartori, Director of the Pro Bono Practice, The Legal Aid Society Lori Stanlick, Director of Social Services, Jonathan Rose Companies Louise Vongerichten, Founder & President, Food Dreams Foundation For the Greater Good Honoree Acknowledgements by Chante Harris, Government Relations Associate, Capalino+Company

12:05 PM

Jennifer Stula Rivera, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Moody’s Dave Bolotsky, Founder & CEO, UncommonGoods Jaclyn Bouchard, Senior Manager - Corporate Responsibility, S&P Global Lauren Coape-Arnold, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Guggenheim Partners Louise Cohen, CEO, Primary Care Development Corporation Michael Connor, Editor & Publisher, Business Ethics Magazine Doug Cotter, President, Grant Associates Laura Gallagher, Global Head, Corporate Citizenship, AIG Clare Graff, Senior Director, Social Responsibility & Civic Communications, National Football League Christopher Gray, Senior Director, Global Institutions, Pfizer Ali Hartman, Principal & Head of Global Citizenship, KKR Pamela Jacob, Manager, Social Impact, Oracle + NetSuite Hala Mirza, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Citizenship, Regeneron Justina Nixon-Saintil, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Verizon Nneka Norville, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, BET Networks Tom Ogletree, Director of Social Impact and External Affairs, General Assembly Marissa Pagnani, Group Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, PVH Corp. Jorge R. Petit, CEO, Coordinated Behavioral Care Denise Ramos, CEO, ITT, Inc. Kathleen Ryan Mufson, Director, Corporate Citizenship, Pitney Bowes Christine Salerno, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marsh & McLennan Companies Amy Springsteel, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Voya Financial Kelly Mahon Tullier, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Visa Inc. Karen van Bergen, CEO, Omnicom Public Relations Group Hugh Welsh, President, DSM North America Julia Wilson, Director of Global Responsibility & Sustainability, Nielsen Kristen Young, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Charter Communications


Sustainability Honoree Acknowledgements by Genevieve Michel, VP of Real Estate, Kasirer

12:30 PM

12:45 PM

K.A. Stacie Alexiou, CEO, Managing Director, WATT + FLUX Joe Berman, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Senior Consultant, Arcadis Mary R. Cleaver, Founder, The Cleaver Company, The Green Table, and Green Table Farms Jonathan Crook, General Manager, Peninsula New York Hotel Paul DeCotis, Senior Manager, West Monroe Partnership Dawn Emling, Global head of Sustainability Initiatives, Thomson Reuters Anthony Fatone, Regional President, Zipcar Jonathan Flaherty, Senior Director of Sustainability, Tishman Speyer Alycia Gilde Egan, Northeast Regional Director, Calstart Lex Heslin, CEO, Beautiful Earth Group Paula Luff, Director, Sustainability & Impact, Inherent Group Elizabeth Majkowski, SVP, Operations and Director of Sustainability, SL Green Realty Corp. Vornado Realty Trust

Presentation of the Humanitarian Award by L. Joy Williams and remarks by honoree Dr. Hazel Dukes, President, NAACP New York State Conference

Diversity Champion Honoree Acknowledgements by L. Joy Williams

12:50 PM

Cynthia Bowman, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Bank of America Judaline Cassidy, Examining Board, Plumbers Local 1 Jyoti Chopra, Chief Diversity Officer, Head of Global Citizenship & Sustainability, BNY Mellon Tracy Richelle High, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP Sandye Taylor, Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion, RBC Capital Markets

12:55 PM

Presentation of the Community Impact Award by Ralph Bumbaca, Regional Vice President, TD Bank

1 PM

Remarks by honoree Peter Meyer, President, NYC Market, TD Bank, N.A.

1:05 PM

Remarks by honoree Carmen Charles, President, Municipal Hospital Employees Union Local 420

Community Hero Honoree Acknowledgements by Ralph Bumbaca, Regional Vice President, TD Bank

1:10 PM


Carmen Charles, President, Municipal Hospital Employees Union Local 420 Les Bluestone, Partner, Blue Sea Development Company Stephanie Burns, Vice President, Community & Citizenship, Turner Construction Audrey Gelman, Co-founder & CEO, The Wing Paul Jeffries, Director, Community Development, New York City Football Club Meredith Marshall, Managing Partner & Co-founder, BRP Companies Gifford Miller, Managing Member, Signature Urban Properties Francesco Notaristefano, Coach, New Rochelle High School Blondel Pinnock, SVP, Chief Lending Officer, Carver Federal Savings Bank

Excellence in Education Honoree Acknowledgements

1:15 PM

Michelle J. DePass, Dean of Milano & Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management, The New School Emily Smith Ewing, Executive Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Program, Fordham Law School Sayar Lonial, Executive Director, Marketing & Communications, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Suzanne McGillicuddy, Asst. Dean of Students & Co-Chair of Sustainability Council, Fashion Institute of Technology Karen Paletta, President, New York/New Jersey Region, Sprint Swati Parikh, Senior Director of Public Service and Pro Bono Initiatives, New York Law School Laren E. Spirer, Director of Pro Bono Programs & Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School Greg Worrell, President, Scholastic Education

1:20 PM

Presentation of the Public Service Awards

1:25 PM

Remarks by Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of Strategic Partnerships for the City of New York, makes remarks as she accepts her award and on behalf of Chirlane McCray receiving the Civic Leader of the Year Award Presentation of the Public Service Awards

1:30 PM

Sarah Berman, President, The Berman Group George Fontas, Chief Executive Officer, Fontas Advisors JoAnne Page, President & CEO, The Fortune Society Fatima Shama, Executive Director, The Fresh Air Fund Howard Wolfson, Director of Advocacy, Bloomberg Philanthropies Joni Yoswein, President, Yoswein New York Deborah Marton, Executive Director, New York Restoration Project

1:35 PM

Closing Remarks and Group Photo

2 PM

Event Concludes


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MAY MALIK Director of Public-Private Partnerships NEW YORK CITY SERVICE


ay Malik serves as the director of public-private partnerships with New York City Service, where she leads and executes strategic cross-sector partnerships designed to leverage financial and people power in addressing some of New York City's greatest socio-economic challenges. Previously, Malik worked in Sudan as part of an innovative collaborative effort between Save the Children, UNICEF and the Federal Ministry of Education to provide psychosocial intervention programs to children in conflict and post-conflict zones; helped to design communications and support fundraising strategies for Lalela, which provides arts education and critical messaging to at-risk youth in South Africa, Northern Uganda and the South Bronx.


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Congratulations, Kelly Mahon Tullier, Visa General Counsel, on being named one of The Responsible 100 by City & State New York.


CHANTE HARRIS Government Relations Associate CAPALINO+COMPANY

GENEVIEVE MICHEL Vice President, Real Estate KASIRER

CHANTE HARRIS IS a government relations associate at Capalino+Company, where she assists with the creation and implementation of strategic plans, public relations strategies and policy analysis for technology, innovation and energy companies looking to enter and grow in the New York market. She previously worked to advance policy and campaigns on the national level during her time in Washington, D.C., under then-President Barack Obama’s administration. During the 2014 midterm elections, Harris managed fundraising efforts that helped in the re-election of vulnerable incumbents in competitive districts. She is an alumna of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in New York City, a nine-month postgraduate program that develops leaders through cross-sector placements. During her 2015-2016 Coro Fellowship, she completed several high-level projects, including advancing the East Harlem Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative through the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Harris received her bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

GENEVIEVE MICHEL ADVISES real estate clients on community relations and how to successfully navigate New York City’s approval processes. She joined Kasirer after five years in the office of New York City Councilman Dan Garodnick, most recently as his chief of staff. In that capacity, she supervised a team across the councilman’s legislative and district offices, led press and communications strategy and managed the legislative portfolio, among other responsibilities. Michel first joined Garodnick’s staff in 2011 as a community liaison before being promoted to deputy chief of staff and then to chief of staff, a role she held for more than two years. During her tenure, Michel served as point person for a number of important projects including the Vanderbilt Avenue rezoning and One Vanderbilt, Greater East Midtown rezoning, the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village sale and the creation of designated activity zones in Times Square. Michel also served as liaison on behalf of Garodnick on a variety of real estate-related projects.


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L. JOY WILLIAMS Government Relations Associate CAPALINO+COMPANY

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L. JOY WILLIAMS is a national political strategist, media thought leader, public speaker, and social justice Advocate. She is a trusted strategic adviser to elected leaders and organizations across the country and is sough after by various media outlets for her expertise in politics, civic engagement, and social justice. L. Joy isthe Founder and Principal of New York-based consulting firm LJW Strategies, President of the Brooklyn NAACP, National Board Member of PAC+ and founding Chairman of Higher Heights for America. Throughout her career, L. Joy has continued to demonstrate a strong talent as a political planner and tactician, both in campaign and government politics. She has served in several high-impact leadership positions on behalf of some of New York’s most well-known elected officials and continues to be a respected and well sought after voice in local, state, and national politics.

CHANTE HARRIS IS a government relations associate at Capalino+Company, where she assists with the creation and implementation of strategic plans, public relations strategies and policy analysis for technology, innovation and energy companies looking to enter and grow in the New York market. She previously worked to advance policy and campaigns on the national level during her time in Washington, D.C., under then-President Barack Obama’s administration. During the 2014 midterm elections, Harris managed fundraising efforts that helped in the re-election of vulnerable incumbents in competitive districts. She is an alumna of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in New York City, a nine-month postgraduate program that develops leaders through cross-sector placements. During her 2015-2016 Coro Fellowship, she completed several high-level projects, including advancing the East Harlem Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative through the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Harris received her bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C. 11




yan Serhant began his first day in the real estate business on Sept. 15, 2008, which was the same day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in the wake of the subprime mortgage collapse. The real estate sector has slowly recovered and Serhant has become one of the most successful brokers in the world, with agents under his leadership in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and the Hamptons. The Serhant team at Nest Seekers International was ranked the No. 2 sales team in New York and No. 5 sales team in the U.S. by Real Trends in 2017. Serhant stars in the popular Bravo series “Million Dollar Listing New York” and will star in and produce new series “Sell It Like Serhant,” premiering on Bravo in 2018.





s first lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray has redefined the role of first lady, managing a robust portfolio to advance an ambitious agenda in support of all New Yorkers. McCray created ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation and she is recognized nationally as a powerful champion for mental health reform. Additionally, McCray spearheads the Cities Thrive Coalition of mayors, with representation from nearly 200 cities from all 50 states, advocating for a more integrated and better-funded behavioral health system. As chairwoman of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, McCray brings together government, philanthropy and the private sector to work on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including mental health, youth employment and immigration.


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azel N. Dukes is the president of the NAACP New York State Conference, a member of the NAACP national board of directors, a member of the NAACP executive committee as well an active member of various NAACP board subcommittees. Dukes is a woman of great strength and courage. Her dedication to human rights and equality is exemplified by her role linking business, government and social causes. Dukes is an active and dynamic leader who is known for her unselfish and devoted track record for improving the quality of life in the state. Dukes is the president of the Hazel N. Dukes & Associates consulting firm, specializing in public policy, health and diversity. Dukes is a member of the Assembly of Prayer Baptist Church where she served as executive assistant to the pastor, is a member of the board of trustees and teaches the adult Sunday school. Dukes received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Adelphi University and completed her postgraduate work at Queens College. 15






PETER M. MEYER Market President, New York City TD BANK


s market president for TD Bank in New York City, Peter Meyer is responsible for commercial, small business, middle market and nonprofit banking. Meyer joined TD Bank in 2002 to execute the bank’s aggressive expansion into the market. During this time, TD has grown to 142 retail stores and has become a major lender to small and middle market companies as well as to nonprofits and health care institutions. Meyer began his banking career as a teller while attending college, working his way up to branch manager and was trained as a commercial lender. He has held senior positions with various banks in New York City and has been instrumental in shaping loan programs and products for businesses in New York City.


K.A. STACIE ALEXIOU CEO and Managing Director WATT + FLUX

JOE BERMAN Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Senior Consultant ARCADIS NORTH AMERICA 18

K.A. STACIE ALEXIOU is a certified energy manager and a proud female alumni ambassador for SUNY Maritime College. At SUNY Maritime College, Alexiou earned her engineering degree and trained at sea. A former engineering officer licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard, Alexiou sailed to the Gulf of Mexico for the initial Hurricane Katrina relief mission and has performed work and held leadership roles in high-level security clearance and private development projects. Alexiou spent more than four years as a mechanical electrical project leader rebuilding 3 and 4 World Trade Center with Tishman Construction. Alexiou founded WATT + FLUX as a 100 percent womenowned business enterprise with the goal of reducing energy consumption and creating healthier spaces for students by eliminating fluorescent lighting from all New York City public schools. Alexiou is on the board of the Women Builders Council.

JOE BERMAN IS a sustainability professional with more than 10 years of experience in the field. He is an award-winning, innovative, national subject matter expert who engineers and implements high-performance corporate social responsibility strategies and programs. Berman specializes in providing guidance and solutions to large, complex, publicly traded companies. He has spent more than a decade successfully spearheading corporate initiatives that save operational cost, improve organizational performance, eliminate waste, mitigate risk, meet compliance and reporting requirements, enhance brand identity, build shareholder value and reduce environmental impacts through the implementation of sustainable business best practices. He has been a LEED AP BD+C since 2009 and completed more than 1 million square feet of third-party certified green building under his project administration. Currently, Berman is responsible for leading the sustainability services practice for Arcadis North America.



AS FOUNDER AND president of The Berman Group, Inc., Sarah Berman works to identify challenges and develop creative communications programs to increase business and reach new audiences. Since its launch, The Berman Group has been recognized as a qualified women-owned business enterprise by the state as well as New York City. Berman works with the firm’s clients – from Fortune 500 companies to trade associations, government agencies and nonprofits – to develop winning publicity and marketing strategies based on her philosophy that successful campaigns are based on strong relationships. Berman has more than 15 years of experience in strategic communications and has earned a strong reputation for her creative corporate identity programs, targeted crossmarketing campaigns, creative advertising and sales training programs. She works actively with national media outlets as well as with regional trade publications serving business-tobusiness markets. She earned a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University and a master’s degree in urban planning from the New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

LES BLUESTONE IS a co-founder of Blue Sea Development Co. and has been developing, building, and managing affordable housing for more than 35 years. Working throughout New York City and the surrounding communities, his firm developed and built the state’s first affordable Energy Star homes, its first three affordable LEED Platinum multifamily buildings and the country’s first buildings certified under the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Active Design Verified program. A former board chairman of Habitat for Humanity New York City, Bluestone was appointed to and presently serves on the New York City Workforce Development Board. He is also a founding board member of the Center for Active Design, a member of New York State Research and Development Authority’s Green Jobs Green New York Advisory Council and is on the board of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing.


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JACLYN BOUCHARD Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility S&P GLOBAL

AFTER GRADUATING FROM Binghamton University, where Dave Bolotsky managed the school’s record store, he spent 12 years as a retail research analyst for The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Finding the retail landscape homogenized by mass-produced merchandise, Bolotsky founded UncommonGroups in 1999, a pioneering website in the field of independent design. Bolotsky led UncommonGoods to become a founding B corporation in 2007, reflecting his focus on delivering a positive social and environmental impact, in addition to generating profits. The company is independently owned, has grown gradually, provides stock options to all of its more than 200 year-round team members, operates under one roof in Sunset Park and pays a starting wage of $14.50 for seasonal workers, with year-round workers earning more. Bolotsky has been actively involved in the successful legislation to provide New Yorkers with paid family leave and a higher minimum wage. Bolotsky is a third-generation resident of the Lower East Side, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

JACLYN BOUCHARD IS the senior manager of corporate responsibility for S&P Global. Through stakeholder engagement, program evaluation and communications, she supports the development and implementation of S&P Global’s environmental, social and governance strategy globally. Among the areas of focus are the tracking key performance data and overseeing the annual disclosure of material for risks and opportunities externally, including to socially responsible investment funds. Bouchard is also responsible for managing S&P Global’s strategic partnerships, including the United Nations Global Compact. She is charged with maintaining internal stakeholder engagement as well through the company’s Environmental Action Committee and Corporate Responsibility Council. Bouchard started at S&P Global in 2013. Previously, she worked in sales at Recyclebank, a New York City-based startup that focuses on clean technology and sustainability. She is a recipient of the Columbia University Earth Institute’s sustainability management fellowship award for her academic performance, professional experience and commitment to sustainability issues. 21

CYNTHIA H. BOWMAN Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer BANK OF AMERICA

STEPHANIE V. BURNS Vice President, Community & Citizenship TURNER CONSTRUCTION 22

CYNTHIA H. BOWMAN is the chief diversity and inclusion officer for Bank of America. In this role, she serves as the chief strategist for diversity and inclusion globally, focused on leading programs, initiatives and policies that actively support the bank’s diverse and inclusive workplace – in thought, style, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, culture and experience. As part of her role, Bowman serves on the bank’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, comprised of senior leaders from across the company responsible for keeping diversity and inclusion at the forefront for managers throughout the company. She leads the company’s global diversity and inclusion organization, which supports enterprisewide diversity initiatives, diversity conference planning, strategic partner management and sponsorships, diversity awards and recognition, and diversity metrics and data reporting. Bowman joined Bank of America in 2007 and has served in various leadership roles throughout global human resources. Prior to her current role, she was the learning and leadership development and diversity and inclusion executive for the global wealth and investment management businesses.

STEPHANIE V. BURNS, Vice President, Community & Citizenship of Turner is responsible for the overall management of Turner’s Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program, EEO compliance, The renowned Turner School of Construction Management, Turner’s YouthForce 2020 Educational Programs K-12, ACE partnership, Community Engagement and a host of external affairs. With a focus on Turner remaining a leader in community citizenship, her role expands to Buffalo, NY and the five boro’s. With a passion for learning, recruiting and career development, Stephanie created a platform to champion women coming into the industry and created the 1st internal resource group entitled “Make Your Mark” now in its 5th year. Knowing the importance of keeping employees active in the communities where we build “TCCo Operation Giveback volunteerism program was created under her tutelage. The program serves over 900 employees which embodies altruism and all employees participate in a wide variety of unified, outreach events.



JUDALINE CASSIDY WAS born in the beautiful twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago and started her career as one of the first three women selected to learn plumbing at the John Donaldson Technical Institute of Trinidad, now known as the University of Trinidad and Tobago. After moving to the U.S., she worked as a nanny and housekeeper until she was accepted into the Plumbers’ Union five-year apprenticeship program. Cassidy has been a proud member of Plumbers Local Union No. 1 of New York City for the past 20 years. Being a qualified plumber has drastically changed her life – and her family’s. She was one of the first women accepted into Plumbers Local Union No. 371 of Staten Island and the first woman elected to the Examining Board of Plumbers Local Union No. 1. She recently established a nonprofit Tools & Tiaras, which exposes, inspires and mentors young girls and women about the highly lucrative and rewarding careers available in construction.

BORN AND RAISED in Guyana, South America, Carmen Charles left home at the age of 21 to join her husband in the United States. She later moved to New York City, where she began as a bank clerk and then as a home health aide while taking nursing courses in the evenings and earning a nurse’s aide certification. A certification that led to a job within New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corp.’s Coler-Goldwater Nursing Home as a certified nursing assistant. Her work did not end with caring for her patients; rather, Charles became an active member of her union, the Municipal Hospital Employees Union Local 420. A tireless advocate for her co-workers, Charles was elected as shop steward in 1986, second vice president in 1999 and president in 2002. Over the course of the past 15 years, she has continued to lead and fight for better working conditions, wages, hours and other benefits for her members.


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Congratulations to all of

City & State’s “The Responsible 100” Thanks for all you do to make New York a better place


JYOTI CHOPRA Chief Diversity Officer, Managing Director and Head of Global Citizenship and Sustainability BNY MELLON


JYOTI CHOPRA IS the chief diversity officer, managing director and head of global citizenship and sustainability for BNY Mellon. She joined the company in 2012 and is based in New York City. Chopra is responsible for leading the company’s comprehensive award-winning diversity and inclusion program and for promoting a culture of inclusion that creates pathways for the continued recruitment, development and advancement of a diverse workforce. She is a member of BNY Mellon’s senior leadership team and is the company’s representative to the Global Talent and Diversity Council of the Asia Society. She serves on the boards of the BNY Mellon Foundation in New York and the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania. She oversees the company’s corporate social responsibility, philanthropy and social investing areas and manages the corporate art collection. Previously, Chopra served as the global leader for communications and public relations at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, where she was responsible for external relations, executive and internal communications.

MARY CLEAVER, ONE of the country’s foremost authorities on sustainable food and local sourcing, is the founder and owner of The Cleaver Co., a full-service event planning and catering operation, and The Green Table, a farm-to-table restaurant in the Chelsea Market. The Cleaver Co. also operates two food and beverage kiosks at The Battery in partnership with The Battery Conservancy. Fondly known as Table Green and Table Green Cafe, they bring a local focus to concession-style food and drink. Together, the businesses are a certified B corporation and a state- and city-certified women-owned business enterprise. The Cleaver Co. and The Green Table are widely recognized for utilizing local farms and purveyors in order to obtain the best product, and for supporting small to mid-sized farms. In October 2012, Cleaver and her husband, Ashley Hollister, purchased farmland and are now finishing the fifth season raising pastured poultry and growing NOFA-certified produce and grains at Green Table Farms in Washington County.



LAUREN COAPE-ARNOLD Head of Corporate Social Responsibility GUGGENHEIM PARTNERS


LAUREN COAPE-ARNOLD is a managing director and head of corporate social responsibility at Guggenheim Partners, where she manages the firm’s global corporate social responsibility programs, including a strategic giving portfolio and employee engagement initiatives. Previously, she was a foundation officer at Two Sigma, where she coordinated the private philanthropy of the firm’s two co-chairmen. She was formerly director of the Maverick Capital Foundation after joining the firm’s investor relations team, and began her career as an investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers. Outside of work, Coape-Arnold was the founding chairwoman of CitySquash’s junior board and vice chairwoman of City Harvest’s Generation Harvest leadership group. CoapeArnold received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and French from Amherst College and her master’s degree in business administration from the Yale School of Management.

LOUISE COHEN IS the CEO of the Primary Care Development Corp., a national nonprofit community development financial institution dedicated to expanding and strengthening the primary care safety net. PCDC provides capital and technical assistance to a wide variety of primary care providers, and advocates for improved and increased primary care access, capacity, quality, reimbursement and capital resources in order to improve health outcomes, create healthier communities, increase health equity and reduce overall health care system costs. Prior to assuming leadership of PCDC, she was vice president for public health programs at Public Health Solutions in New York City from 2011-2015, where she oversaw a variety of programs to improve community health through food access and nutrition, women’s reproductive health, tobacco control and child development. Cohen held successive leadership positions at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 1998-2011, including as deputy commissioner of the division of health care access and improvement.







JENNIFER L. COLYER is a special counsel in the Fried Frank litigation department, and resident pro bono counsel in its New York office. She joined the firm in 1993 and became special counsel in 2000. As pro bono counsel, Colyer is responsible for directing the overall pro bono program and supervising individual pro bono projects handled by other attorneys at the firm. Colyer specializes in immigration and criminal defense and LGBT rights cases. In addition, her extensive litigation experience includes a broad range of civil matters as well as substantial work on investigations brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Attorney’s office and other criminal and internal investigations. Colyer received her law degree from New York Law School in 1992 and her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in 1987. She is admitted to practice in New York and in New Jersey.

MICHAEL CONNOR IS an award-winning communications executive who focuses on issues related to corporate social responsibility, sustainability and business ethics. Connor is the owner of Business Ethics magazine, an online publication, and also serves as executive director of Open MIC – the Open Media and Information Companies Initiative – a nonprofit that works to foster more open and democratic media, principally through shareholder engagement with media and technology companies. Connor is a former staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal and correspondent and senior producer for ABC News. His television work has won numerous honors, including two national Emmys, an Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award, a Writers Guild Award and a nomination for an Academy Award. He also held executive positions at Dow Jones & Co., where he led global development of the company’s TV and multimedia operations. Connor is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars and is called on frequently for expert commentary by national media, including NBC News, CNN International and more. 29

DOUG COTTER IS the president of Grant Associates, a national workforce development company with more than 20 years of experience operating highly acclaimed, large-scale workforce programs in multiple cities. Through Cotter’s leadership, Grant Associates has helped transform communities by translating business needs into meaningful career pathways for individuals. By bringing together stakeholders in education, training, internships and jobs, Grant Associates has successfully built talent pipelines and improved employment and wage outcomes for residents across the nation.




BORN AND RAISED in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Crook had lived in Portugal, Zambia, Montserrat and Egypt during his formative years. He attended the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England, where he received a higher national diploma in hotel and institutional management. He also furthered his studies via the executive development program from the Kellogg School of Management at The University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong. Crook’s commitment to The Peninsula Hotels spans more than 15 years, with key executive positions both in North America and Asia. He was most recently the general manager of The Peninsula Manila, a position he held for more than two years. Prior to that, he served as hotel manager of The Peninsula Tokyo and resident manager of The Peninsula Beijing. Crook began his Peninsula career in North America, where he honed his skills within the food and beverage departments at The Peninsula Hotels in New York and Chicago.


MICHELLE J. DEPASS Dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy THE NEW SCHOOL

PAUL A. DECOTIS is a senior director in West Monroe Partners’ energy and utilities practice. He has more than 30 years of experience as an industry executive, consultant, steward and thought leader. He has been an adjunct professor for 26 years at Sage Graduate School, Cornell University and Rochester Institute of Technology. DeCotis’ work, personal and professional interests reflect his passion for improving organizations and making life better in the environments in which we live, work and play. Among his consulting responsibilities, he helps regulated and municipal utilities, independent energy companies and government agencies respond to a changing business environment, customer needs and society’s demands. DeCotis is a board member of the Delta Institute in Chicago, chairman of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee reviewing the energy resource development potential on U.S. Department of Energy-owned lands, and is a columnist and editorial board member of the Wiley Natural Gas and Electricity Journal, and Springer’s Energy Efficiency Journal.

MICHELLE J. DEPASS, a national leader on sustainability and environmental policymaking, currently serves as the dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy as well as the Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Management. DePass joined Milano from the Environmental Protection Agency, where, since 2009, she had served as assistant administrator for international and tribal affairs. DePass was responsible for all dimensions of environmental policy between the EPA and other nations, federally recognized tribal nations and multilateral institutions and donors. Prior to joining the EPA, DePass was a program officer at the Ford Foundation, with a portfolio focused on the environment and community development, most notably green economy and climate change, environmental health and justice and indigenous environmental rights. In her two-decade career, DePass has also served as founding executive director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, senior policy adviser to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection commissioner and environmental manager for the city of San Jose. 31

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DAWN EMLING, vice president and global head of sustainability initiatives and strategy, corporate responsibility and inclusion, leads Thomson Reuters’ environmental, social and governance platforms. The ESG Footprint Committee, under the sponsorship of the chief financial officer, has crossenterprise and strategic oversight for material ESG risks and opportunities. The recently launched Thomson Reuters ESG Institute aims to mainstream ESG issues and perspectives into the business culture through research, expertise resources, networking and coordination. Emling has more than 20 years of experience in corporate social responsibility, international development and social entrepreneurship, having worked with Credit Suisse, two startups and as a senior adviser to the U.S. Agency for International Development on democracy and good governance.

EMILY SMITH EWING is the executive director of the corporate social responsibility program at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. She is also a senior fellow and adjunct professor, and co-supervises the CSR Clinic. She has extensive experience working with companies, law firms and nongovernmental organizations on a range of human rights issues. She has directed a number of legal research projects in partnership with corporations and international organizations, and has been published on the subject. Prior to joining the Leitner Center, she was the executive director of Hands on Hong Kong, an NGO that advised companies on their CSR programs, among other initiatives. She also worked at Norton Rose Fulbright as a corporate lawyer in both its London and Hong Kong offices, specializing in multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions transactions and public company regulatory work.


ANTHONY FATONE JR. Regional Vice President ZIPCAR

AS ZIPCAR’S NORTHEAST regional vice president, Anthony Fatone Jr. sets the strategic direction of the short-term car rental service’s Northeast operations, spanning from Boston to Washington, D.C., including New York City. With a membership base that covers the entire Northeast, Fatone and his team make good on Zipcar’s promise to deliver “wheels when you want them.” That means operational coverage of more than 5,000 vehicles, ensuring they are in tiptop shape and in the right place at the right time. His standard for excellence offers a convenient mobility solution for Zipcar members from businesses (large and small), nonprofits and municipalities, university students, parents and young professionals running errands or taking a road trip. Prior to Zipcar, Fatone spent 16 years in operations and hospitality management for fitness companies and highend hotels, including Town Sports International, the St. Regis New York Hotel, the Mandarin Oriental New York Hotel and the Westin New York at Times Square Hotel.

GABRIELLE FIALKOFF HAS been a senior adviser to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio since March 2014. In this post, she also serves as the director of the Mayor’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, overseeing the city-affiliated nonprofits including: The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Fund for Public Schools, the Fund for Public Health, the Fund for Public Housing and the Gracie Mansion Conservancy as well as serving as a principal liaison to the business community for the administration.

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JONATHAN FLAHERTY Senior Director, Sustainability and Utilities TISHMAN SPEYER


JONATHAN FLAHERTY IS a senior director of sustainability and utilities at Tishman Speyer. Flaherty joined Tishman Speyer in 2007 and oversees global sustainability and health strategy as well as global energy management and procurement. In this role, he manages sustainability certifications, investor communications, worldwide performance tracking, procurement strategy and technological innovation implementation. Flaherty joined Tishman Speyer as part of the leadership development program and has held various roles with the company, including in asset management and portfolio management for New York. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as a legislative aide for U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer in Washington, D.C. Flaherty is the chairman of the board of directors for the Building Energy Exchange and is a team leader for the ACE Mentor Program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kenyon College and a master’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University.

JAYNE E. FLEMING has represented asylum-seekers, refugees, and victims of torture over the past two decades. She leads the Refugee Protection team at the global law firm Reed Smith, and she is the founder of the Patricia Fleming Foundation, a nonprofit that supports refugees and internally displaced persons in the Middle East, Greece, and Haiti. Jayne has handled dozens of asylum cases, many of which have helped move the law forward in the area of gender-based violence. Jayne has led several missions to identify the root causes of violence against women and children in Central America. Over the past decade, she has developed human rights projects in two of the most challenging regions in the world: Haiti and the Middle East. She is leading a refugee protection project in Jordan in partnership with Center for Victims of Torture and a torture victim rehabilitation project in Greece in partnership with Doctors without Borders. In 2015, Jayne and her Middle East teams built a holistic program to support Syrian, Iraqi, and Sudanese women refugees fleeing violence and torture.



LAURA GALLAGHER Global Head, Corporate Citizenship AIG


A 15-YEAR POLITICAL VETERAN, George M. Fontas founded Fontas Advisors in order to serve the next-generation needs of the companies and organizations operating in, and partnering with, New York City and state. Businesses must thoughtfully prioritize their relationships with critical stakeholders, including government officials, regulatory bodies, public interest groups, strategic partners, the media, and, most importantly, the communities in which they operate. As these needs continue to evolve and expand, so do the requirements of a top-tier government affairs firm. Fontas Advisors focuses on innovation, collaboration, community relations and best-in-class execution as the bedrock of our approach. By leveraging our robust network and deep expertise partnering with clients across the real estate, technology and sharing economy, transportation, corporate and finance, and nonprofit sectors, our goal is to be a steady and strategic co-pilot, helping our clients tackle both nearterm opportunities and challenges as well as longer-term strategic imperatives in New York.

LAURA GALLAGHER IS the global head of corporate citizenship at AIG, where she oversees the company’s commitment to giving back to the communities it serves through programs and partnerships that leverage the skills, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm of the AIG’s employees. Prior to her current role, she managed AIG’s global philanthropy across all business lines, functions and regions as the company’s director of corporate philanthropy. She originally joined the company in 2009 as the global claims training, learning and development project manager, followed by a position as the property casualty community engagement manager. Prior to joining AIG, Gallagher was the outreach director for children’s educational programming at WNET, where she designed and managed educational and promotional outreach projects, events and training initiatives for children’s media programs. Her responsibilities included the creation of educational materials and trainings for sponsor corporations, such as Ernst & Young and Northrop Grumman Corp. as well as organizational partners, including Girls Inc. and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.



ALYCIA GILDE EGAN Northeast Regional Director CALSTART


AUDREY GELMAN IS the co-founder and CEO of The Wing, a network of co-working and community spaces for women founded in Manhattan’s Ladies Mile, which provides selfidentifying women with space to advance their pursuits and build a community together. As CEO, Gelman handles programming, branding, community and communications. Prior to The Wing, Gelman worked in politics and public affairs in New York and Washington, D.C. She began her career working for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, later serving as the deputy director of communications for Scott Stringer during his campaign for New York City comptroller. Gelman has been recognized as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30,” one of Buzzfeed’s “21 Amazing Role Models for Ambitious Twenty-Somethings,” one of Politico’s “50 to Watch,” and most recently, was named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business.” She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats.

ALYCIA GILDE IS the Northeast regional director at Calstart, a national nonprofit clean transportation organization and is responsible for managing the development and expansion of clean transportation programs and policies in the Northeast. Gilde manages Calstart’s New York office and oversees a number of program initiatives, including the Northeast Diesel Collaborative Strategic Planning Committee, Northeast Clean Freight Corridors Initiative, New York State Research and Development Authority’s $19 million all-electric and alternative fuel vehicle incentive program, the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program, and more recently, Charge New York. Gilde also manages marketing and outreach programs for the California Air Resources Board’s HeavyDuty Vehicle Voucher Incentive Program and Chicago’s $14 million incentive program, Drive Clean Chicago. Prior to Calstart, Gilde managed some of the nation’s largest transportation emission reduction programs, including The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Regional Truck Replacement Program and the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program.


AS PARTNER AND director of communications at GlazierWorks, Penny Glazier oversees all marketing and public relations of Michael Jordan’s The Steak House N.Y.C. along with her husband Peter Glazier and son Mathew Glazier. Penny Glazier was named one of the “Top 50 Tastemakers” in Nation’s Restaurant News, “New York’s Top Business People of the Year” in The Resident and was among an exclusive list of “Movers and Shakers” in Hamptons magazine. Glazier works with her team of more than 100 hospitality professionals to develop a dining experience: hospitality means sharing more than meals with customers, and she typically seeks out partnerships to benefit great causes. And, where there’s not an existing fundraiser event, Glazier creates one. Glazier goes above and beyond for her community: both for the Steak House patrons as well as their pets.

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CLARE GRAFF IS the senior director of social responsibility and civic communications at the National Football League. She began her career in public relations in the publishing industry, and joined the NFL’s communications department in 2007, where she worked until 2014, when she transitioned to her current role. Graff focuses on social issues broadly – including domestic violence, sexual assault, DUI, and LGBT rights – and also on how the league reacts and takes a stand on these issues. In her spare time, she volunteers as a wish granter for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and with the Junior League.

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CHRIS GRAY IS Senior Director, Global Institutions and Public Reporting, in Pfizer’s Corporate Responsibility group in New York. Chris manages the company’s strategic relationships with global health institutions, including UN agencies (e.g. World Health Organization), international NGOs, the Gates Foundation, and socially responsible investors. He is a cofounder of Pfizer’s Center of Excellence for Active and Healthy Ageing. He is responsible for Pfizer's corporate engagement related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other global health and development issues. He is developing Pfizer’s non-financial reporting strategy, and manages the production of the company's integrated annual review (yearend financial report and corporate responsibility report). He also spearheads Pfizer's engagement on the Access to Medicines Index, and other non-financial reporting initiatives. Chris began at Pfizer in 2008 in the International Policy department, specializing in emerging markets policy. He then joined the International Public Affairs team, focused on global tobacco control, cardiovascular, and women’s health.

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ALI HARTMAN Head of Global Citizenship KKR


ALI HARTMAN JOINED KKR in 2011 to support the firm’s growing work on environmental, social and governance issues and stakeholder engagement across its investment portfolio. Over the course of five years, she helped to build the ESG platform to encompass a range of asset classes and focus areas. In 2017, Hartman was named the head of global citizenship. In this role, she oversees the firm’s approach to strategic philanthropy, community impact and employee engagement. Previously, Hartman worked at Coca-Cola Co. in the public affairs department, where she oversaw a range of social and environmental issues in North America and Europe. Prior to this role, she studied workers rights at the International Labour Organization in Paris and completed fieldwork on child labor issues at the Working Boys Center in Quito, Ecuador. Hartman holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia College at Columbia University and completed her master’s degree in international affairs at the Paris Institute of Political Studies.

CAROLINE J. HELLER is a shareholder in the litigation practice of the firm’s New York office. She is also chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Pro Bono program. Heller focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and business disputes on a nationwide basis in the fields of professional liability, partnership disputes, securities litigation and entertainment disputes. She has litigation experience in federal and state courts and arbitration experience before the American Arbitration Association. Heller has represented accounting firms, limited partnerships, hedge funds, consumer electronics companies, financial institutions, factors and real estate developers. Heller is a faculty member of Greenberg Traurig’s GT Litigation Academy, which provides intensive in-house training programs in jury trials, expert witness preparation, deposition practice, motion practice and mediation. Heller received her law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College.



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LEX HESLIN IS President and CEO of Beautiful Earth Group and Beautiful Energy, private companies involved in clean energy generation, distribution, and storage, as well as strategy, consulting and smart grid services. Beautiful Earth Group is New York’s City’s first green Independent Power Producer (IPP). Founded on the Brooklyn waterfront in 2008, Beautiful Energy developed New York’s first solar powered electric vehicle charging station. Heslin also founded the New York Center for Sustainable Energy (“NYCSE”), designed by Gensler and fueled with Beautiful Energy. In 2015 Beautiful Energy developed the Smart Sister Cities program to tie municipalities together with smart grid technology. Today Beautiful Energy is developing smart projects at the intersection of clean energy generation and the IoT, including a green energy-based indoor farm, Staten Island Green Business Center and green energy microgrid (“GEM”) systems. Heslin is an advocate for sustainability education, lecturing at local schools and advising The W!SE Institute (Working in Support of Education) and its STEM program in NYC.

TRACY RICHELLE HIGH is deputy managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s litigation group and is a member of both the firm’s labor and employment law group and its criminal defense and investigations practice. She focuses on representing financial institutions and other corporations in complex civil litigation, corporate internal investigations as well as labor and employment matters. High has represented clients before a wide variety of regulatory and prosecutorial agencies, both at the state and federal levels as well as congressional committees and independent examiners appointed by the court. High is passionate about civic responsibility. She is a member of the board of directors of The Legal Aid Society, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the City Bar Justice Center, Partnership for After School Education, YWCA of the City of New York and the Harvard Law School Association of New York City.


PAMELA JACOB IS the manager of NetSuite Social Impact at Oracle, overseeing distribution of NetSuite technology donations to nonprofits and social enterprises globally. In this role, Jacob serves as the strategic partnership liaison to the global NetSuite nonprofit industry sales division. In 2017, Jacob and her team launched a series of social impact tech conversations, in efforts to empower nonprofit and social enterprise organizations to build their capacity to use technology. With more than 10 years of experience in both corporate and nonprofit sectors, Jacob has expertise in partnership cultivation, pilot programming and community engagement. Jacob served as a director of client services and external relations for a nonprofit health care startup in Philadelphia, as a fundraising campaign manager for United Way and spent six years managing an array of workforce development programs as corporate partnerships manager at JEVS Human Services.





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LAURA JAMES East Region Community Relations Manager UPS

LAURA JAMES IS the East region community relations manager for UPS with the responsibility of managing the UPS local grants program for her respective territory and implementing UPS’ strategy to advance the company’s commitment to making local communities stronger. A 20-year UPS veteran, James began her career in New York City as a part-time employee in the industrial engineering department and was later promoted into industrial engineering management upon receiving her degree in organizational management. After a number of assignments within industrial engineering, including roles in package and transportation operations, James then rotated into human resources and has held assignments within employee relations, learning and development and workforce planning before assuming her current role. James currently sits on the boards of St. Nicks Alliance, Playworks New York/New Jersey, the Tri-State Diversity Council and the New York City Mayor’s Workforce Development Board.

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PAUL JEFFRIES HAS more than 15 years of experience in youth and community development and concentrates his efforts in designing and implementing innovative programs that address social issues faced by youth in underserved communities. He is currently the director of community development for New York City Football Club, where he oversees the club’s community engagement efforts in addition to serving as head of the foundation, City in the Community. He has established successful public programming partnerships with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, New York City Parks Department and others. Additionally, he leads the club’s staff and fan volunteering programs and, in 2017, New York City Football Club was recognized as Major League Soccer’s Community Team of the Year and a finalist for ESPN Humanitarian Team of the Year. Jeffries previously served as the executive director for City Soccer in the Community, a nonprofit organization founded by the United Arab Emirates Embassy and Manchester City Football Club that built fields and delivered youth programming in underserved communities.



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JENNIFER KROMAN IS Cleary Gottlieb’s director of pro bono practice. She manages the firm’s broad array of pro bono matters and develops and strengthens Cleary’s relationships with public interest and legal services partners. Kroman leads an award-winning pro bono program that serves hundreds of low-income individuals, and the nonprofit organizations that assist them. Kroman maintains an active docket of pro bono cases, primarily focused on representing survivors of gender violence, including domestic violence, forced marriage and honor killings. She has represented dozens of human trafficking survivors in a wide array of matters, including filing postconviction motions to vacate criminal convictions, immigration relief and civil damages claims. Most recently, Kroman spearheaded the firm’s efforts in responding to the 2017 immigration executive orders, including leading the pro bono team that filed suit in federal court in New York and secured the return to the United States of Dr. Suha Abushamma, a Cleveland Clinic doctor wrongfully returned to Saudi Arabia from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

SAYAR LONIAL IS the executive director of marketing and communications at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn. In that capacity, he oversees community outreach and maintains a wide variety of publicprivate partnerships to further the school’s multifaceted mission: creating technology aimed at solving the world’s most pressing problems; encouraging tech entrepreneurship and the growing the innovation economy; and educating a new generation of engineers committed to academic excellence, visionary research and diversity. Since 2016, Lonial has chaired Brooklyn Community Board 6, which represents the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook. His aim in that post is to ensure that the district becomes increasingly livable and sustainable and that its leadership is responsive to the needs of its residents. He is also an executive board member at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, board member of the DUMBO Business Improvement District and board representative to the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

PAULA LUFF Director, Sustainability & Impact INHERENT GROUP


PAULA LUFF JOINED Inherent Group in 2017, where she works across the investment team to integrate environmental, social and governance criteria into the firm’s investment process and engages with management teams on financially material ESG issues. From 2007 through 2015, Luff was vice president of corporate social responsibility for Hess Corp., where she established and led the global social responsibility function for the company and integrated key ESG issues into its operations. She also led engagement efforts on a range of sustainability efforts with host governments, nongovernmental organizations, investors and other external stakeholders. Prior to joining Hess, Luff was senior director of strategic health partnerships for Pfizer Inc., where she set global access strategy and led the design and implementation of global health programs and policies for the company and its foundation. She also represented Pfizer on social investment and global health issues with investors, the media, public officials, bilateral and multilateral organizations, NGOs and other external stakeholders.

ELIZABETH MAJKOWSKI IS the director of sustainability for SL Green Realty Corp. Majkowski has 34 years of real estate and financial experience in New York City. Her current responsibilities include operational and sustainability oversight across 25 million square feet of the Manhattan office, residential and retail portfolio, management of annual operating budgets of $300 million and supervision of 1,000 corporate and operations personnel. Majkowski capitalizes on the synergies between operations and sustainability. From overseeing the portfolio’s participation in the New York City Mayor’s Carbon Challenge across 8 million square feet to spearheading LEED certifications across nine additional properties in 2017, Majkowski has positioned the portfolio at the forefront of sustainability. Most notably, Majkowski applies her expertise to the company’s ground up development project, One Vanderbilt, where she has been responsible for the operations and sustainability strategic planning to bring SL Green’s vision for the workplace of the future into fruition.



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MEREDITH MARSHALL IS a co-founder of BRP Companies, a vertically integrated owner, operator, developer and manager of transit-oriented, mixed-use, multifamily properties in the NY Tri-State area. With over 70 employees and a track record of 1.3 million SF of completed real estate projects, the firm has over $1 billion in transactions currently under development. Mr. Marshall is responsible for executing BRP’s investment strategy including deal origination, acquisition, finance and development. He has also led the firm’s strategic partnership initiatives such as the firm’s decade long partnership with Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group and BRP’s active relationships with all of the New York City Agencies. Prior to co-founding BRP, Mr. Marshall was a Managing Director at Musa Capital Advisors, an emerging markets private equity and financial advisory firm based in New York City. Musa Capital managed a Separate Account for Kingdom Holding Africa, HRH’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal’s Investment vehicle for Sub-Saharan Africa.

AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of New York City-based nonprofit New York Restoration Project (NYRP), Deborah Marton works with municipal leaders and neighborhood change agents to empower communities of need, by unlocking the potential of open space. During her tenure, Deborah met NYRP’s goal of planting 250,000 trees as a partner in New York City’s MillionTreesNYC, implemented an app-based checklist system for everyday data collection to understand organizational outcomes, created the vision for an environmental education center to be constructed at a Northern Manhattan waterfront site, and redefined NYRP’s identity from projects to people, situating the organization’s work squarely at the intersection of environmental and social justice. She also collaborated with the South Bronx community to develop the Haven Project, a plan for a connected network of public open spaces. Haven Project Phase One construction begins next year with a pier park, which will be the South Bronx’s first waterfront park.





SUZANNE MCGILLICUDDY IS the Assistant Dean of Students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a SUNY community college, where she also serves as Co-Chair of the President’s Sustainability Council. She Chairs the Community Advisory Board for WFUV Public Radio where she has been an active volunteer for over 15 years. Suzanne earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island where she focused on service learning and civic engagement. While her Student Affairs positions at the University of New Hampshire, Purchase College, and Stony Brook University have ranged from Residence Life to Campus Activities and Commuter Student Services, all of them have included a focus on community engagement including teaching credit-bearing courses at SBU. In her current role at FIT, she is responsible for institutionwide student engagement programs and expanding efforts that promote advocacy for diverse student populations.

AFTER MORE THAN a decade of experience at the highest levels of New York City government, including four years as Speaker of the City Council, Gifford Miller today brings his expertise to bear on private sector initiatives. Miller formed Signature Urban Properties to pursue transformational development in transitional urban areas. As SUP’s Co-Managing Principal, Miller has led multiple projects strengthening and enhancing New York City’s neighborhoods. In recent years, under his leadership, SUP completed the largest private rezoning in the history of the Bronx and is leading the development of more than 1,600 units of affordable housing, transforming formerly derelict industrial areas into new, vibrant residential and mixed use communities. In addition to his development work, Miller is also the Principal of Miller Strategies, a highly successful strategic consulting firm. As its principal, Miller advises a variety of companies on navigating New York’s complex business, regulatory, and political waters.

HALA MIRZA Vice President, Corporate Communications and Citizenship REGENERON


HALA MIRZA IS the Vice President, Corporate Communications and Citizenship at Regeneron, a leading science-driven biotechnology company. At Regeneron, Hala leads corporate citizenship, philanthropy, employee volunteerism, internal and external communications, product communications and community relations. Hala’s team manages all of Regeneron’s STEM education and outreach programs including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s most prestigious high school science talent competition. The company also has a number of long-term, impact-focused regional science education initiatives. Hala joined Regeneron from Pfizer, where she was the VP, Corporate Affairs for R&D and Strategy. In this role, Hala drove an internal and external campaign to reshape the conversation around Pfizer as a science and innovation leader. Prior to joining Pfizer, Hala was Managing Director at W20 group, a leading healthcare integrated communications agency, where she played a key role in driving the agency’s tremendous growth over eight years.

LISA NEWFIELD REPRESENTS individuals and families with sophisticated estate planning, trust and estate administration, tax planning, family business succession planning, and charitable giving. Lisa also advises non-profit institutions’ development and planned giving departments. Lisa currently serves as co-Chair of the Probate Section of the Fairfield County Bar Association and as co-Chair of the Planned Giving Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association. Lisa is also on the Board of the Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York. Lisa is a noted lecturer on charitable giving and various trusts and estates topics. She has spoken before the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, educational institutions, and non-profit institutions. She has contributed to Tax Planning Tips for Professional Advisors, the newsletter of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. Lisa has also appeared on Westchester County’s local cable show “Financial Planning with Legal Ease.”



JUSTINA NIXON-SAINTIL leads the development, implementation and measurement of Verizon’s Corporate Social Responsibility global initiatives. Her emphasis is on designing innovative technology-infused programs within underserved communities in order to close the digital divide and prepare middle and high school students to be college and career ready. Justina also played an important role in the company’s successful partnership with former President Obama’s ConnectED initiative, surpassing Verizon’s commitment and providing opportunities for STEM engagement and access to new technology and curriculum to over 300K students over a three year period. Prior to joining the Verizon Foundation, Justina held several leadership positions within Verizon most notably as a member of the company’s Broadband Product Development team, helping to launch the company’s high speed internet product. In 2013, Justina became an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow. Before joining Verizon (then NYNEX) in 1996, Justina worked as an Engineer for the U.S. Department of Energy in West Valley, NY.

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NNEKA NORVILLE Director of Corporate Social Responsibility BET NETWORKS

NNEKA NORVILLE IS the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Communications department at BET Networks where she is responsible for leveraging BET’s brand equity for social good and protecting the Network’s brand reputation. As such, she leads ideation and development of innovation programs to address social issues that engage consumers and employees across the globe. In addition, Ms. Norville develops key messages on BET’s approach to corporate citizenship for both internal and external audiences with a focus on and embeds corporate responsibility into the BET Networks brand story. Prior to BET Networks, Ms. Norville spent three years at The Kaiser Family Foundation as a Program Officer in the Communications and Strategic Partnerships division managing high impact partnerships with brand such as MTV, Viacom, NBA, and CBS across the US, Caribbean and Europe. For the last decade and a half she has been blazing trails in the social good and integrated communications sectors across the non-profit, agency, corporate and foundation industries.




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FRANCESCO NOTARISTEFANO GOES BY a different name for hundreds of kids in the Bronx and the Hudson Valley: mentor. By day, he works with special education students in the Bronx. Every other waking moment, Francesco is a soccer trainer for developing athletes from across Westchester County. Since early childhood, soccer has been a big part of Francesco’s life. In college, he was a record-breaking player for Manhattanville College. That’s why he is so proud to be able to combine his love of sports, his ability to teach and his patience – so that he can mentor kids. This year marks his 10th year working as a youth soccer coach in Westchester, and his 5th year as the New Rochelle Varsity Girls’ Soccer head coach. Hundreds of kids with different skills and from different backgrounds have had the privilege to call him “Coach Franny.”


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TOM OGLETREE Director of Social Impact and External Affairs GENERAL ASSEMBLY


TOM OGLETREE IS Director of Social Impact and External Affairs at General Assembly, a global educational company. GA offers employer-driven, practitioner-taught training in highdemand fields like data, technology, design, and business, and the company’s global reach, massive community, and leading outcomes have created an international community of professionals nearly one million strong. At GA. Tom leads the design and implementation of programs that empower low-income adults from underrepresented communities to acquire digital skills and pursue tech careers, expanding access to GA’s immersive web development training for over 500 low-income adults to date. Tom has extensive experience in the social sector, with past leadership roles at the Clinton Foundation, CCS Fundraising, and GLAAD. He received his A.B. from Yale and his M.P.A. from NYU. He the Board Vice Chair of the Ali Forney Center, a nonprofit that provides housing and supportive services to LGBTQ homeless youth.

JOANNE PAGE HAS over 40 years of experience in criminal justice, with the last 28 of those years at the helm of The Fortune Society. Under Ms. Page’s stewardship, The Fortune Society has been recognized by researchers and policy makers as a national leader in criminal justice advocacy and as a pioneer in assisting former prisoners to reintegrate into society. The organization offers more than a dozen programs including mental health and substance abuse treatment, counseling, family services, HIV/AIDS health services, employment services, and housing. These innovative and successful initiatives have become models for similar programs across the country. Ms. Page is especially proud of the housing programs that she has developed. This includes the opening of the groundbreaking Fortune Academy in 2002, the nationally recognized transitional residence housing men and women released from incarceration into homelessness. With the Academy, Ms. Page took an abandoned drug den and turned it into a place of hope and understanding.



MARISSA PAGNANI IS the Group Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at PVH Corp., owner of iconic lifestyle brands including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. In this capacity, she leads a 60+ person global team responsible for upholding the human rights of individuals across the supply chain and promoting environmental sustainability through efficient resource use and product stewardship. Marissa also serves on the Steering Committee of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and on the Board of the Fair Labor Association. Marissa started her career as a lawyer focused on international mergers and acquisitions, and corporate compliance. She studied at Georgetown University, Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University’s Villa Le Balze in Florence.

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KAREN PALETTA IS Sprint President of the New York City/ New Jersey Region. Based in New York, she is responsible for sales strategy, network oversight, customer service, marketing communications and general operations supporting the full portfolio of Sprint products and services from enterprise to consumer. Paletta previously served as regional vice president for consumer sales in the Northeast and has nearly two decades of experience leading sales, distribution and operations functions at Sprint. Before joining Sprint, Paletta worked for Bell Atlantic Mobile. She has a Bachelor of Science in Organization Management from Nyack College.

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SWATI PARIKH Senior Director of Public Service and Pro Bono Initiatives NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL

SWATI PARIKH IS the Senior Director of Public Service and Pro Bono Initiatives at New York Law School. She counsels students on careers in nonprofit and government work, serves as a liaison to public service employers, develops public service programming, and leads the law school’s pro bono initiative, connecting student volunteers with legal service providers that assist low-income populations. Swati also manages the operations of New York Law School’s Impact Center for Public Interest Law, which oversees trainings, projects, and events related to public interest and social justice advocacy. Previously, Swati served as the Associate Director of Alumni Advising at New York Law School, helping recent graduates develop a job search strategy, refine their resumes and cover letters, build their networking skills, and pursue their career goals. She planned networking events and led webinars on career-related topics. Swati enjoys guiding job-seekers towards experiences and tools they can use to advance their careers.



DR. JORGE R. PETIT is a community psychiatrist and the CEO for Coordinated Behavioral Care, Inc. (CBC), a not-forprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of care for individuals with serious mental illness, chronic health conditions and/or substance use disorders, through a Health Home, an Independent Practice Association (IPA) and other innovative programs. CBC is a network of New York City community-based health care organizations, with the shared mission of ensuring and improving the quality of care and access to treatment, housing, employment and other needed health and human services.) Prior to joining CBC, Dr. Petit was the Regional Senior Vice President for New York State for Beacon Health Options, one of the country’s most prominent behavioral health companies providing best-in-class behavioral health solutions for regional and specialty health plans; employers and labor organizations; and federal, state and local governments.

Bravo, Christine! We proudly join City & State in celebrating Christine Salerno, and all of the CSR Responsible 100 honorees. Thank you for making a difference in critical moments and improving the world through your work. Marsh & McLennan is the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. We are more than 60,000 colleagues helping clients in over 130 countries address the biggest challenges and opportunities of our time. To learn more about us, visit mmc.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MMC_Global.


BLONDEL A. PINNOCK Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer CARVER FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK

BLONDEL A. PINNOCK is a senior executive in the area of community and economic development with close to 20 years of banking and finance experience. She currently holds the position of SVP, Chief Lending Officer for Carver Federal Savings Bank, the largest publically traded black managed bank in the U.S. and is responsible for developing the bank’s commercial lending and investments strategy and leading the loan origination team. While at Carver, she also held the position of President of Carver’s Community Development Corporation where she was responsible for community and government engagement, corporate philanthropy and Community Reinvestment Act (“CRA”) strategy and outreach and running the bank’s New Market Tax Credit program. As CRA officer for the Bank, she was instrumental in assisting the Bank in achieving three consecutive “Outstanding” CRA ratings which evidence the bank’s commitment of investment and services within low and moderate income communities.


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DENISE RAMOS IS chief executive officer and president of ITT Inc. She previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at ITT, and was responsible for all aspects of financial management and reporting for the global multiindustrial engineering company, as well as communication to the investment community. Denise began her career at Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) of Los Angeles, Calif., where she spent 21 years in a number of increasingly responsible finance positions, including corporate general auditor and assistant treasurer, the position she held when the company was acquired in 2000 by British Petroleum. Denise then joined Yum! Brands Inc. in Louisville, Ky., where she was senior vice president and corporate treasurer. She also served as chief financial officer for the U.S. division of KFC Corporation. Prior to joining ITT in 2007, she served as chief financial officer for Furniture Brands International.





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KATHLEEN RYAN MUFSON Director, Corporate Citizenship PITNEY BOWES

CHRISTINE M. SALERNO Head of Corporate Social Responsibility MARSH & MCLENNAN COMPANIES INC.

KATHLEEN RYAN MUFSON leads the company’s corporate citizenship programs and is responsible for the philanthropic strategy of Pitney Bowes and the operations of the Pitney Bowes Foundation and the Pitney Bowes Relief Fund. Under her leadership, Pitney Bowes has expanded the global reach of its employee community involvement programs and supported increasing numbers of students through a focused approach on education. Kathleen steers the development of programs and partnerships that address critical concerns in pre-K through 12th grade public education including the academic achievement gap and workforce development. Kathleen and her team have strengthened Pitney Bowes’ community impact through innovative collaborations, strategic investments, and skills-based volunteer programs that leverage the talents of Pitney Bowes employees. Programs include nonprofit board placements as well as volunteer activities in literacy, STEM, robotics, mentoring, and entrepreneurial training programs.

CHRISTINE M. SALERNO is Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Marsh & McLennan Companies, a position she created in 2010. In this role, she has shaped the Company’s overall CSR strategy which includes volunteering programs, grant making and fundraising, and all operational issues related to them. Christine has, year-on-year, expanded the Company’s CSR geographic outreach. As of 2017, MMC has active volunteers in over 50 countries and 350 cities - a little over half of MMC’s geographic footprint. These efforts have had a measurable impact on employee engagement, have helped shift the overall culture of the organization and most importantly have supported hundreds of communities and thousands of nonprofits around the world. With Marsh & McLennan Companies since 2009, she was on the International and Client Development team, working with senior leadership in Europe and the Middle East on international business strategy.




“YES! WE CAN help with that.” Across the top of the whiteboard hanging in Lou Sartori’s office are the watchwords of Legal Aid’s Pro Bono Practice. Whether through individual representation of an at-risk client, answering calls on the Access to Benefits Helpline, or bringing groundbreaking civil rights litigation, the Pro Bono Practice provides over two thousand volunteers from major New York City law firms with training, supervision and mentorship which allows them to deliver life changing legal assistance to a multitude of Legal Aid clients each year. Prior to joining the Pro Bono Practice, Lou was the Attorneyin-Charge of the Society’s Manhattan and Staten Island Juvenile Rights Practice offices, supervising staff representing thousands of court involved youth and oversaw the initiation of programs focusing on literacy and the needs of adolescents transitioning from foster care. He previously served on the First Department Family Court Advisory Committee and was an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law.


LAREN E. SPIRER Director of Pro Bono Programs and Lecturer in Law COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL

FATIMA SHAMA IS the executive director of The Fresh Air Fund, the 140-year-old nonprofit agency that provides free summer experiences for New York City children from lowincome communities through summer camps and a host families program in rural and suburban communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada, and provides yearround leadership and educational programs. Ms. Shama served in Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration as the commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs from 2009 through 2013. From 2007 through 2009, she served as Mayor’s senior education policy advisor, and in 2006 when Ms. Shama joined Mayor Bloomberg’s office she worked on a special initiative on the intersection between health care, language access and literacy. Immediately after the administration and prior to joining The Fund, Ms. Shama served on the senior team at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York overseeing their External Affairs department and special projects.

LAREN E. SPIRER is an attorney with extensive experience and relationships in the pro bono legal community. Prior to joining Columbia Law School as the Director of Pro Bono Programs, she was the Pro Bono Manager at the Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she developed pro bono projects with numerous not-for-profit groups in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining Debevoise, Laren worked at Pro Bono Net, the nation’s leading organization using information technology to foster collaboration across the public interest and private bar community with the goal of increasing access to justice. Laren began her career as a litigator at public interest private law firms in New York City. Laren serves on the New York City Bar’s Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee, chairing the Law School Subcommittee, and was formerly on the on the Leadership Council and Board of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.


AMY SPRINGSTEEL Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility VOYA FINANCIAL



AMY SPRINGSTEEL WORKS in the Office of Corporate Responsibility at Voya Financial (NYSE: Voya), a leading provider of retirement, insurance and investment management products and services. Amy works to drive the company’s triple bottom line (people, planet, profit) through the application of a sustainable/responsible lens to Voya’s operations, cross-functionally and across all business units. She creates and implements corporate responsibility (CR) strategy, methodology and policies that align with the company’s business objectives and integrates them enterprise-wide. She is responsible for identifying CRrelated business risks and opportunities, driving sustainable product and service development, leading CR reporting and environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures and supporting all areas of the business in leveraging CR. Prior to her position at Voya Financial, Amy worked as a client service director and strategist in the sustainability communications practice at Addison Design and formerly operated her own consultancy, Competitive Edge Consulting Associates, Inc. (CECA).

IN THIS NEWLY created role of Director of Social Service, Lori Stanlick, a licensed social worker, will implement the Communities of Opportunity Program. The multiyear project, founded by Jonathan Rose Companies and Enterprise Community Partners, has been designed to gather concrete evidence that comprehensive housing-based approaches result in substantially improved outcomes for residents. Lori will leverage community resources in order to provide additional support to residents of the company’s national developments. She will also take the lead in measuring the efficiency and efficacy of programming as well as developing best practices for each region. Most recently, Stanlick was an Associate Executive Director at the WYCA of White Plains where she spent the last 13 years as a vital team member overseeing five YWCA mission-based programs, including a 193-unit residence. She has been practicing social work for over twenty years and has dedicated her career to serving formerly homeless and vulnerable populations.

JENNIFER STULA RIVERA Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility MOODY’S SHARED SERVICES INC.

JENNIFER STULA RIVERA is Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Moody’s Corporation, responsible for global philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and department operations. From 2008 to 2012, Ms. Stula Rivera held various roles within the CSR department. Most notable is her work as Senior Manager, Global Volunteer Programs, responsible for the growth and creation of an international employee engagement program and a global volunteer council for the company. Prior to joining Moody’s, Ms. Stula Rivera was an educator at Rushford Academy in Portland, Connecticut Connecticut—a special education/residential substance abuse school for adolescent males ages 13-17. In addition to classroom instruction and curriculum development, Ms. Stula Rivera held various leadership roles, including a six-month term as interim school principal and inclusion in the senior management team.

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SANDYE TAYLOR Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion RBC CAPITAL MARKETS

SANDYE TAYLOR IS the Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion at RBC Capital Markets. She joined RBC Capital Markets in 2015. In her role, she collaborates with senior management to drive the company’s global diversity and inclusion strategy ensuring alignment with business goals. Sandye has oversight across all employee resource groups and external partnerships to help foster an institutional culture of inclusive leadership that empowers RBC to attract, retain and advance top talent from diverse cultural backgrounds. Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets, Sandye worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) where she was Senior Vice President, Head of D&I, Global Wealth & Investment Management. During her 12 years at BAML, she held roles as Global Head of D&I, Global Banking & Markets, head of Global Supplier Diversity; and Global Supply Chain Management, Acquisitions & Divestitures. Prior to that, she practiced law at in public service and private law firms.

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING NAMED ONE OF THE RESPONSIBLE 100! “When your name’s on the door, there is a special responsibility to do business in the most ethical and socially responsible manner possible. That’s what we’ve done at YNY for 24 years and why it’s such an honor to be recognized in the Responsible 100.” Joni A Yoswein

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KELLY MAHON TULLIER Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary VISA INC.


KELLY MAHON TULLIER is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Visa Inc. In her role, she leads the legal and compliance functions for the premier global payments technology company. Her responsibilities include leading the company’s global litigation, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate governance, and M&A matters related to Visa’s operations in over 200 countries, including the 18 billion Euro acquisition of Visa Europe in 2016. Prior to joining Visa, Kelly worked at PepsiCo, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. She also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for PepsiCo’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa division, based in Dubai. Previously, Kelly was Vice President and General Counsel for Frito-Lay, Inc. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at BakerBotts LLP and also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.

KAREN VAN BERGEN is a power player in the communications industry, with a 30-year career working both agency- and client-side with some of the most well-known brands in the business. As CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, Karen has responsibility for all of Omnicom’s public relations and public affairs agencies, including three of the top global agencies in the world (FleishmanHillard, Ketchum and Porter Novelli). With more than 6,300 employees and $1.4 billion in revenue, the group is the largest in the industry. Karen’s leadership has been recognized with honors including Ad Age “Woman to Watch” and New York Business Journal “Woman of Influence.” In 2017, she was named PR jury president at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity and was the first woman ever ranked #1 on the PRWeek Power List. She is an outspoken advocate for diversity and women’s rights – both within the PR industry and across the business landscape.



LOUISE VONGERICHTEN WAS born in 1987 in New York City where her father Jean-Georges and her mother Muriel decided to settle after traveling the world. Louise grew up between NY and the south of France where she studied and practiced ballet professionally. Louise decided to return to the U.S. in 2005 where she studied Finance in Washington, D.C. After working a few years for her father’s business, as a general manager of the Mercer Hotel in Soho, New York, Louise returned to France and completed her MBA at ESSEC Business School in Paris. She then lived in Dubai and Hong Kong and worked as a business development manager for Starwood Hotels, developing hotels for the company throughout Middle East and Asia. After a few years, Louise settled back in New York City where she has since opened three restaurants, under the Chefs Club name.

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VORNADO REALTY TRUST owns and manages over 30 million square feet of office and retail space in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. For over 10 years, Vornado has pioneered sustainable best practices in real estate, through the creation of synergies among the operators, tenants, and infrastructure of each building. The company Vornado was among the first real estate companies to adopt a portfolio-wide approach to tenant energy management, installing a network of real-time submeters that enable tenants to visualize their consumption and demand through the Energy Information Portal. Vornado was also an early adopter of portfolio-wide operations that align with LEED standards, achieving LEED cCertification for 30 million square feet of existing buildings by 2012, with renewed commitments for re-certification as LEED programs evolve. Accepting the CSR Responsible 100 award on behalf of Vornado Realty Trust is Daniel Egan, Vice President of Sustainability and Utilities for Vornado Realty Trust.

Congratulations to Louis Sartori City & State New York magazine has named Lou Sartori, Director of the Pro Bono Practice at The Legal Aid Society to its “Responsible 100� list of New Yorkers who are setting new standards of excellence, dedication, and leadership in improving their communities and making transformative change in New York. Last year over 3,200 volunteers from 70 law firms and corporations donated an amazing 281,000 hours of pro bono assistance to Legal Aid and our clients. We at The Legal Aid Society are extremely proud of our Pro Bono Director and are honored to serve with him. 69

Congratulations to New York’s Most Outstanding Corporate Citizens RBC Capital Markets congratulates Sandye Taylor and the other 2017 Responsible 100 Honorees on being recognized for their dedication to making transformative change in our community.

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HUGH WELSH President and General Counsel DSM NORTH AMERICA

JULIA WILSON Director, Global Responsibility and Sustainability NIELSEN

HUGH WELSH IS the President and General Counsel of DSM North America, a global leader in Life Sciences & Material Sciences. Traded on the Amsterdam stock exchange with 24,000 employees worldwide and $12 billion in annual sales, DSM develops, manufactures and sells nutritional and food ingredients, biomedical materials, speciality plastics and resins, fibers and advanced biofuels. Welsh currently serves on several DSM global and regional management teams and has direct responsibilities in DSM’s nutrition and food specialities operations as well as responsibility for legal, government affairs, corporate communications, finance, HR and other shared services, corporate partnerships and DSM’s sustainability, inclusion and diversity initiatives in the region North America. Hugh currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council, Partners in Food Solutions, the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Safe America Foundation, and the Social Innovation Council. He previously served on the board of BIO and prior to joining DSM Hugh served as Assistant General Counsel at American Standard Companies.

JULIA WILSON IS Director of Global Responsibility & Sustainability at Nielsen, responsible for its global environmental, social, governance (ESG) strategy, ongoing stakeholder engagement, and external reporting. In her career at Nielsen, Julia has led efforts to create and publish Nielsen's first and second non-financial materiality assessment as well as Nielsen’s first Global Responsibility Report, aligned with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). She is a member of the GRI's Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the Professional Services Sustainability Roundtable (PSSR) with the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, and a member of the executive committee of the Corporate Volunteers of New York (CVNY). Before managing Nielsen's global ESG and external reporting strategy, Julia worked on Nielsen Cares, Nielsen's global employee engagement and volunteerism program, managing its social good efforts focused on the priority cause areas of Hunger & Nutrition and Technology. Before joining Nielsen, Julia was a high school English and Special Education teacher in Washington Heights through the New York City Teaching Fellows alternative certification program. 71

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HOWARD WOLFSON IS instrumental in the policy and political universe of Mike Bloomberg, running the former New York City Mayor’s SuperPAC and advising him on politics and communication. In addition, he leads Bloomberg Philanthropies’ education program. From 2010-2013, Wolfson was the New York City Deputy Mayor for Government Affairs and Communications. In this capacity, Wolfson oversaw local, state and federal government relations in addition to helping to craft the Bloomberg Administration’s overall communications strategy. He was particularly involved in transportation, education, and technology sectors. Known as the “architect of Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate victory,” Wolfson was the communications director of her history-making run for the presidency in 2008. He has worked in and out of government, serving as Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Nita Lowery, now the senior-most Democrat on the US House of Representatives’ powerful Appropriations Committee, and as the Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

GREG WORRELL OVERSEES Scholastic Education, which partners with schools and districts to raise achievement for all students by providing core literacy curriculum, print and digital instructional materials, and services including professional development for educators and family engagement. These resources ensure children have access to robust classroom libraries, powerful instruction, and books in the home. In 2011, Greg oversaw the launch of Scholastic Family and Community Engagement (FACE), a team dedicated to creating programs and partnerships that support literacy beyond the classroom. Shortly after the launch of Scholastic FACE, Greg received an Upton Sinclair Award, which recognizes educational leaders who have gone above and beyond to ensure that children around the globe succeed. In 2012, he received the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award from the Boy Scouts of America for “unselfish service to the youth of America.” He has also been personally recognized by the California School Library Association and by the Links of Westchester County, NY for community work in support of children. 73


KIRSTEN YOUNG Director, Corporate Social Responsibility CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS 74

JONI A. YOSWEIN is the President & CEO of Yoswein New York (YNY), a full-service lobbying, governmental affairs and communications firm she founded in 1994. Joni is a former member of the New York State Assembly, having proudly served Brooklyn communities including Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington and Flatbush. During her more than 20 years in public service at senior levels of State and City government, she served as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the NYS Assembly and was Director of Communications for the Assembly Majority. Joni also has served as Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Department of Aging prior to forming YNY. Joni Yoswein lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband Glenn Van Bramer. As one of New York’s premier boutique consulting firms, YNY has represented a wide range of institutions, organizations and projects at both the State and City levels.

KIRSTEN YOUNG JOINED Charter Communications as Director, Corporate Social Responsibility in 2016. Ms. Young leads Spectrum Housing Assist, Charter Communications' national philanthropic initiative. She works with strategic nonprofit partners to reach a company goal of improving 25,000 homes by the year 2020. Ms. Young joined Charter from A+E Networks where she served as Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility. She managed projects with the Smithsonian Institution and the National Parks Service to create, produce and install History-branded programming in museum exhibits across the country. Earlier in her career, Ms. Young worked as a Program Manager at VH1 Save the Music Foundation, managing grants of musical instruments to public schools in 16 cities nationwide. She also worked at Sesame Workshop and with Nickelodeon’s hit children's program “Blue’s Clues.” She earned a B.A. in journalism from New York University and an M.S. in nonprofit management from The New School in New York City.



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