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Final Round of Speakers Confirmed for Charities@Work Employee Engagement Summit

Ally Financial and Boxed join ESPN, Under Armour, Cleveland Cavaliers, BET/Viacom, Comcast, Coca-Cola, Target and more to share actionable takeaways with 150 social impact leaders

Published 06-03-19

Submitted by Charities@Work

It’s the last chance to register for the 18th Annual Charities@Work Employee Engagement Summit on June 12-13, 2019 in New York City. New speakers from Ally Financial, Boxed and BSE Global (Brooklyn Nets) have been added to the robust program which includes a preconference with training for emerging leaders, a shark tank for senior professionals and a volunteer meal-packing experience; two private networking receptions; plus a full day of interactive content on social impact strategy, employee resource groups, diversity and inclusion, successful programs, social activism, and more.  

Confirmed speakers:

  • Gina Rude, US Corporate Citizenship Manager at Accenture

  • Alison Summerville, Business Administration Executive and Head of Corporate Citizenship at Ally Financial

  • H. Art Taylor, President and CEO at BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Lecturer at Columbia University

  • Gary Levante, SVP, Corporate Responsibility & Culture at Berkshire Bank

  • Nneka Norville, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & Internal Communications at BET Networks/Viacom

  • Nitasha Mehta, Director of Vendor Marketing at Boxed

  • Dr. Maurice A. Stinnett, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Culture at BSE Global (NBA Brooklyn Nets, NBA G League team, the Long Island Nets, The Barclays Center and NYCB Live home of Nassau Coliseum)

  • Alex Cunningham, Senior Advisor, Global Social Investment at Chevron

  • Kevin Clayton, Vice President Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement at Cleveland Cavaliers & Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

  • Lori George Billingsley, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

  • Christine Jereb, Director of Employee Engagement & Volunteerism, Community Impact at Comcast

  • Jillian Mershon, Senior Manager of National Partnerships at Comcast

  • Nita Kirby, Director, Strategy at Cybergrants

  • Kevin Martinez, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship at ESPN

  • Kristi Thomas, Charity Division, Group Sales

  • Michael Carren, Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Guardian Life Insurance

  • Pamela Haas, CSR Manager at IBM

  • Charlie Brown, Area Director at Jersey Mike’s Subs

  • Michael Bzdak, Ph.D., Executive Director, Global Community Impact at Johnson & Johnson

  • Yezenia Ramos, Senior Manager of Employee Engagement for North America, Global Community Impact at Johnson & Johnson

  • Erin Gollhofer, Global CSR Consultant at Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Jerome Tennille, Manager, Volunteerism at Marriott International

  • Shilpa Nadhan, Manager, Social Impact at Marriott International

  • Matthew Nelson, Corporate Vice President at New York Life Insurance

  • Dezarie Mayers, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility at Pfizer

  • Heather Lofkin Wright, Responsible Business Leadership Director at PwC US

  • Trina Scott, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Quicken Loans Family of Companies

  • Chris Jarvis, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Realized Worth

  • Angela Parker, Co-Founder and CEO at Realized Worth

  • Debbie Snyder, Group Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Solutions at StratusLIVE

  • Kerry Steib, Director of Social Impact at Spotify

  • Arlene De La Cruz, Assistant Managing Director, NYC Roastery at Starbucks

  • Tracey Burton, Senior Director of CSR at Target, and Head of Target Foundation

  • Stacey Ullrich, Head of Global Social Responsibility at Under Armour

  • Peter Dudley, Author, CSR expert, and Executive 

Michael Carren of Guardian Life Insurance chairs the Summit’s corporate advisory council. To learn more or register for the Summit, visit

This Summit is made possible thanks to generous sponsors:

  • Summit lunch sponsor: The Guardian Life Insurance Company

  • Gold sponsors: Best Buy, Comcast, New York Life Insurance

  • Silver sponsors: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Cybergrants, Group Sales, Safeguard Global

  • In-kind sponsors: 3BL Media, Care First BCBS, Jersey Mike’s Subs, KIND Snacks, Pfizer, Realized Worth, RK Black, Starbucks, The Westin New York at Times Square

About Charities@Work

Charities@Work (Charities at Work) bridges the corporate and nonprofit sectors to achieve greater social and environmental impact. Charities@Work is an alliance of three nonprofit organizations – Community Health Charities, EarthShare and Global Impact – that collectively represent more than 3,000 of the leading health, environmental, international development, and community nonprofits making a difference in the U.S. and around the world today. These nonprofits exist to facilitate interaction and partnership between charities, companies, and their employees for meaningful outcomes and impact for all.

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Charities@Work is an alliance of three nonprofit organizations—Community Heath Charities, EarthShare, Global Impact—that collectively represent more than 3,000 of the leading health, environmental, international development, and community nonprofits making a difference in the U.S. and around the world today. Their members include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, UNICEF USA, the Nature Conservancy, and many other powerful, passionate and committed causes. The Charities@Work alliance bridges corporations and nonprofits for greater social impact.

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