CR Superstars – Leading The Way

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Our 2015 roundup of exemplary leaders in Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility, sustainability, and shared value practices all require strong leadership. It’s easy to remain business-as-usual and CR requires innovative and creative thinking, the ability to push people out of their comfort zones and into new practices, which often yield real business results.

As 2015 comes to a close, we offer CR Magazine’s list of the thought leaders in practicing corporate responsibility, sustainability and shared value. These leaders were nominated by their industry peers and by CR Magazine staff for their innovative thinking and leadership.We offer hearty congratulations for this year’s winners as we look forward to another year of innovation and leadership in 2016.

2015 CR Superstars

tanyaBoldenTanya Bolden
Director – Corporate Responsibility Products & Services
AIAG.org

As leader of AIAG’s strategic programming and associated product offerings, she works with volunteers, drawn from AIAG member companies, to develop and implement guidelines and share best practices to help companies manage their legislative, regulatory, and customer requirements on issues such as supply chain sustainability, environmental responsibility and business ethics.

EileenBooneEileen Boone
SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy
CVSHealth

Eileen Howard Boone is Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, for CVS Health. In this role, she leads a team responsible for implementing the company’s philanthropic and CSR programs. Howard Boone is also President of the CVS Health Foundation, the private foundation of CVS Health. In this role, she oversees the foundation’s charitable giving and is responsible for creating and managing strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations that share in the Foundation’s commitment to provide greater access to health care in communities nationwide.

RichardCrespinRichard Crespin
President
CollaborateUp

Richard Crespin is the CEO of CollaborateUp, a boutique consulting firm advising businesses and non-profits on how to work together to solve big problems. Richard works with firms to find their unique social mission where they can make significant impact and with non-profits to build programs that attract companies as partners and donors. On behalf of his clients, Richard makes strategic introductions, translates the needs of businesses to NGOs and vice-versa, and structures outcome-oriented partnerships that amplify impact and get results faster at lower cost.

AmyHargrovesAmy Hargroves
Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Sprint

Since 2007, Amy has headed Sprint’s sustainability efforts — strategy, governance, performance measurement, analyst relations, Web communications and project management. And during that period, Sprint has racked up an admirable list of accolades and awards for its innovations in environmental and social responsibility.

LC_Harrell-Angela_fullAngela Harrell
Head, Voya Foundation and Office of Corporate Responsibility
Voya

Financial As Voya helps people solve one of the most daunting financial challenges they face today — retirement readiness — with its products and services, Angela D. Harrell leads efforts to utilize those same core competencies to meet the needs of the communities where employees live and work. This is accomplished through the following four pillars: community investment, multicultural affairs, environmental sustainability and business practice and principles.

StephenJordanStephen Jordan
Senior Partner
IO Sustainability

Stephen Jordan is co-founder and senior partner of IO Sustainability, and acting chairman of the Institute for Sustainable Development. He and his team are working on a wide range of projects from education, e-sustainability and business – health relations to developing new financial and social investment analytical tools to evaluate the business performance of CSR and sustainability initiatives.

MaureenKlineMaureen Kline
Director, Public Affairs and Sustainability
Pirelli Tire Corporation

Maureen Kline is Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability for Pirelli Tire North America. She writes a column on sustainability for www.Inc.com. Maureen is on the advisory board of the Corporate Responsibility Association, and co-chairs its Thought Leadership Council on Brand and Reputation Management. Maureen was a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Europe and Business Week. She holds degrees from Yale University and the London School of Economics.

NEWJim-Murren_MGM-Resorts_8x10-cropped copyJim Murren
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
MGM Resorts International

Jim Murren’s passion for corporate citizenship is linked to his commitment to create a fully-sustainable organization that thrives because it cares about people as the core of its business, the planet that provides the natural and scarce resources needed to thrive, and the profits that allow the Company to reinvest, grow and succeed.

PeteSherrardPete Sherrard
Sustainability Manager
Duke Energy Corporation

This is a great time to be corporate responsibility and sustainability leaders. We have nearly infinite challenge, constantly changing and emerging issues to manage, and we work for companies who get it and want to improve. It’s time for us to deliver fresh, creative approaches and solutions. That sounds like fun to me.

ChristineAckerson

Christine Ackerson
Sustainability and CSR Manager
LGE

 

KathyAlsegaf

Kathy Alsegaf
Associate Director of Sustainability
Deloitte

 

 

GreggAndersen

Gregg Anderson
Director
Crowe Horwath LLP

 

 

AnnBeckerAnn Becker
Communications Manager
Entergy

 

ChrisBenjamin

 

 

 

Chris Benjamin
Senior Manager of Corporate Sustainability
Pacific Gas & Electric Company

 

JohnBernardoJohn Bernardo
Sustainability Strategist
Idaho Power

 

Kari_Bjorhus9687cKari Bjorhus
Vice President of Global Communications
Ecolab

 

Rey BouknightReyBouknight
Director, Corporate Communications
MGM Resorts International

 

Dan BrossDan Bross (LCA) 2005 01
Senior Director of Business and Corporate Responsibility
Microsoft

 

TimBuchananTimothy Buchanan
Corporate Responsibility Executive
Barrick Gold Corporation

 

ToddCampTodd Camp
Senior Director of CSR
Hershey Company

 

TomCarpenterTom Carpenter
Director of Growth and Development
Waste Management

 

JulieChildersJulie Childers
Senior Sustainability Leader
Owens Corning

 

RonaldCottermanRonald Cotterman
Vice President of Sustainability
Sealed Air

 

BeckyCranfordBecky Cranford
Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Safety and Environmental
Southwire Company

 

MichelleCrozierMichelle Crozier
Director of Corporate Responsibility
Adobe

 

2015-CR-Superstar-LogoKim DellAquila
Sustainability Programs Reporting Manager
General Electric

 

AliciaDimar

Alecia Dimar
Global Public Affairs and CSR
Yum! Brands

 

ClarkDumontClark Dumont
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
MGM Resorts International

 

2015-CR-Superstar-LogoJeremy Eikenberry
Corporate Citizenship Program Officer
ExxonMobil

CliffFeigenbaumCliff Feigenbaum
Founder & Managing Editor
GreenMoney Journal

 

ChrisFoxChris Fox
Vice President of CSR
Hanesbrands Inc.

 

WilliamGraebelWilliam Graebel
Owner & CEO
Graebel Companies, Inc.

 

KPMG DNI Department: Kathy Hannan. September 23, 2013. Photo by Andrew Collings.Kathy Hannan
National Managing Partner and Global Lead Partner
KPMG LLP

 

TonieHansenTonie Hansen
Senior Director of CSR
NVIDIA

 

2015-CR-Superstar-LogoLaura Jachino
Manager of Corporate Responsibility
Thomson Reuters

MichaelJacobsonMichael Jacobson
Director of Corporate Responsibility Office
Intel

 

PhyllisJamesPhyllis James
Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
MGM Resorts International

 

AnisaKamadoli CostaAnisa Kamadoli Costa
Chief Sustainability Officer
Tiffany & Co.

 

LaurenKeelerLauren Keeler
Director of Community Engagement
Apollo Education Group

 

H Killius headshotHolli Killiuis
Manager of Corporate Responsibility
Altria Group

 

ChrisKircherChris Kircher
Vice President of Corporate Affairs and President of ConAgra Foods Foundation
ConAgra Foods

 

KristinaKloberdanzKristina Kloberdanz
Corporate Responsibility Leader
IBM

 

AmyKnightAmy Knight
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Hasbro

 

NikkiKornNikki Korn
President & Chief Strategy Officer
Cause Consulting

 

klanderKen Lander
Founder & Chief Sustainbility Officer
Thrive Farmers Coffee

 

KathrynLuriaKathryn Luria
Senior Vice President of Community Affairs and Director of Philanthropy
Webster Bank

 

AMANDA MACARTHURAmanda MacArthur
Vice President of Global Pro Bono and Engagement
PYXERA Global

 

ChristineMadiganChristine Madigan
Vice President of Responsible Leadership
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

 

GayleMcDonnellGayle McDonnell
Corporate Citizenship Rankings and External Reporting
Accenture

 

ShaunMickusShaun Mickus
Executive Director
Johnson & Johnson

 

Kathy_Mota13Kathy Mota
Senior Strategist of Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations
Toyota

 

DermotMurrayDermot Murray
Sustainability Business Strategy Manager
FedEx

 

Kari Niedfeldt-ThomasKari Niedfeldt-Thomas
Senior Manager of Social Responsibility for the Mosaic Company & Executive Director for the Mosaic Company Foundation
The Mosaic Company

 

CindyOrtegaCindy Ortega
Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
MGM Resorts International

 

2015-CR-Superstar-LogoTim Pagel
Lead Communication Specialist
NextEra Energy, Inc.

LaurelPeacockLaurel Peacock
Senior Manager of Sustainability
NRG Energy

 

RichardPearlRichard Pearl
Vice President of Corporate Citizenship
State Street

 

RobertPerezRobert Perez
Director of Account Management
PreCheck, inc.

 

KathyPickusKathy Pickus
Divisional Vice President of Global Citizenship and Policy
Abbott

 

RoanCaroline Roan
Vice President of Corporate Responsibilty
Pfizer

 

DougSaboDouglas Sabo
Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility & Philanthropy
Visa Inc.

 

JohnSchulzJohn Schulz
AVP of Sustainability Operations
AT&T

 

ShannonSchuylerShannon Schuyler
Principal Chief Purpose Officer and Corporate Responsibility Leader
PWC

 

MariSnyderMari Snyder
Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility
Marriott International

 

KarenSommer

Karen Sommer
Director of Global Public Affairs
Johnson Controls

 

MattSwibelMatt Swibel
Director of Corporate Sustainability
Lockheed Martin Corporation

 

AliTuckAli Tuck
Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Viacommunity Brand Solutions
Viacom

 

DebraVernonDebra Vernon
Manager, Corporate Responsibility
American Water

 

CourtneyWallizeCourtney Wallize
Corporate Director of Ethics and Business Conduct
Northrop Grumman Corporation

 

JasonWaltersJason Walters
Senior Manager of Global Sustainability
Gap, Inc.

 

AndyWuAndy Wu
Principal of the Office of Sustainability
CA Technologies

 

 

 

Posted February 11, 2016 in Vol. 7 No 1 - January/February 2016