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Three Outstanding Women Join Business for Social Responsibility’s Board of Directors

Submitted by: BSR

Categories: Community Development

Posted: Jan 22, 2004 – 11:00 PM EST


Mandy Cormack of Unilever, Debra Dunn of Hewlett-Packard Co. and Maria Eitel of Nike, Inc. bolster BSR’s expertise and reach

Jan. 22 /CSRwire/ - SAN FRANCISCO – Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a business membership organization that promotes corporate social responsibility among global companies, announced today that it has added three outstanding business leaders to its board of directors. Mandy Cormack of Unilever; Debra Dunn of Hewlett-Packard, Company and Maria Eitel of Nike, Inc. will be joining the board effective immediately.

Mandy Cormack, Vice-President Corporate Responsibility & Head of Corporate Relations, London has been with Unilever since 1996. She leads the development of the company's communications approach to corporate social and environmental responsibility and is closely involved in policy development in these areas.

Debra Dunn is Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Global Citizenship of Hewlett-Packard Company. Ms. Dunn has been with Hewlett-Packard since 1983 and has worked throughout the organization in many key capacities. She currently has global responsibility for corporate social and environmental responsibility, government and public affairs, corporate philanthropy and HP initiatives aimed at providing appropriate, technology based services and solutions to emerging markets and underserved populations.

Maria Eitel is Vice President and Senior Advisor for Corporate Responsibility (CR) and President of the Nike Foundation. Ms. Eitel works with the Nike CR team and business leadership to develop the company’s environmental, labor compliance and community affairs strategies and policies. She has been with the company since 1998.

Arnold Hiatt, Chairman of BSR’s Board of Directors noted that, “these newest board members add great talent and diversity to a board which has been presiding over rapid growth and change.”

The three replace directors who have completed their terms of service -- Gun Denhart, founder of hanna Andersson; Bruce Klatsky, Chairman and CEO of the Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation; and Josh Mailman, President of the Sirius Business Corporation -- and join an existing array of leaders that already hold positions on the BSR board including:

Arnold Hiatt, Chairman of The Stride Rite Foundation & former Chairman and CEO of the Stride Rite Corporation

Emiko Banfield, Vice President, Shared Services of Southern California Edison
Paul Dolan, III, President of Fetzer Vineyards
Robert Dunn, CEO of Business for Social Responsibility
Roberta Karp, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of Liz Claiborne Inc.
Lise Kingo, Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations of Novo Nordisk A/S
Mats Lederhausen, President, Business Development Group of McDonalds Corporation
Roberto H. Murray Meza, President of La Constancia, S.A & President of Grupo Agrisal
John Onoda, Senior Consultant, Fleishman-Hillard, Inc
Deval Patrick, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The Coca Cola Company
Dr. Chris Tuppen, Head of Sustainable Development and Corporate Accountability, BT Group plc
Jeff Zalla, VP, Treasurer, and Corporate Responsibility Officer, Chiquita Brands International Inc
Martin Zimmerman, Group Vice President, Corporate Affairs of Ford Motor Co.

About BSR
Founded in 1992, Business for Social Responsibility is a global nonprofit organization that helps member companies to achieve success in ways that respect ethical values, people, communities and the environment. BSR provides information, tools, training and advisory services and promotes cross sector collaboration to make corporate social responsibility an integral part of business operations and strategies. BSR member companies have nearly $2 trillion in combined annual revenues and employ more than six million workers around the world. For more information, visit www.bsr.org.

For more information, please contact:

Matt Hirschland Business for Social Responsibility
Phone: +1-415.984.3263


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