May 26, 2019 The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire

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ARAMARK, UPS Take Newly Elected Seats on U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, Jun. 06 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) today announced the appointment of a new board of directors chairman and two additional board members. The new board members are:

  • Rick Martella, ARAMARK vice president of corporate affairs, will serve as BCLC’s board chairman;
  • James Coughlan, UPS president for customer solutions, will serve as a BCLC board member; and
  •  Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, vice president for U.S. Chamber of Commerce & Executive Vice President of Forum for Policy, will serve as a BCLC board member.

"Every year the fields of corporate responsibility and public-private partnerships are rapidly evolving, and our board of directors is evolving to keep pace," said U.S. Chamber BCLC founder and executive director Stephen Jordan.  "BCLC's volunteer leadership team for the 2012-2013 term brings a diverse array of talents and perspectives to the challenges that we face, and they are a huge asset for the organization.  We greatly appreciate their willingness to serve."

Martella succeeds immediate past board chairman Akhtar Badshah, Microsoft Corporation’s senior director of community affairs. Badshah will remain active on the BCLC board of directors as a board member.

“Companies are at a pivotal moment in defining how responsibility manifests in the relationships they have with communities, clients, consumers and their workforce,” said Martella. “I look forward to serving as BCLC’s board chairman and help driving awareness of the role of business in society and responsibility in high performing corporations.”

The full list of board members can be found on BCLC’s website. 

About the U.S. Chamber BCLC

BCLC is the U.S. Chamber’s resource and voice for businesses’ social and philanthropic interests.  Its mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

For more information, please contact:

Bailey Gilchrist Manager, External Relations
Phone: 202-463-5766
Twitter: ChamberBCLC


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