Conference Speakers

Timothy J. McClimon

President of the American Express Foundation and Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express

Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express, where he directs the company’s global philanthropy, sustainability and employee engagement programs. Prior to American Express, Tim was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre in New York City. He also served as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation where he directed AT&T’s global philanthropy and citizenship programs. Prior to AT&T, Tim worked as a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law. He serves on the boards of Americans for the Arts, Independent Sector, Mark Morris Dance Group and Second Stage Theatre. Tim is an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches graduate courses in arts management, and he is the lead faculty member for the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility at Johns Hopkins University. He writes a weekly blog on corporate social responsibility, which can be found at www.americanexpress.com/csrnow.

Tiffany Calderon

Senior Manager, Community Relations at Best Buy Co., Inc.

Tiffany Calderon is Senior Manager, Community Relations at Best Buy Co, a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services. Previous to this position, Tiffany managed field facing employee engagement and signature programs at Best Buy, including the annual Employee Giving Campaign, Community Grants, Geek Squad Academy, and Best Buy Teen Tech Centers. She is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in corporate community relations and philanthropy, employee engagement, public/private partnerships and nonprofit management.

Kirsten Morell

Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability at Best Buy, Co. Inc.

Kirsten Morell is Senior Manager of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) for Best Buy, which seeks to enrich people’s lives through technology. Kirsten’s work focuses on bringing the Best Buy brand to life for consumers, employees and stakeholders through the company’s efforts to positively impact our world. She leads issues management and social issue engagement for the company, as well as CR&S governance, reporting, communications and employee engagement. Kirsten brings broad perspectives to CR&S, with a background that includes leadership in government affairs, internal and external communications.

Jackqueline Lagratta

Integrated Digital Marketing Manager at Campbell Soup Company

Jacqueline Lagratta has a passion for digital marketing, emerging technologies and solving challenges. Her education in Industrial Engineering and unconventional background in business verticals such as spirits, TV & Entertainment and health & wellness makes her a well-rounded marketer.

Jackie currently works at The Campbell Soup Company Headquarters, where she manages and develops strategies for the iconic Red & White soup brands. Jackie’s stand-out media campaigns has generated press hits on popular media channels such as: The Huffington Post, USA Today and Yahoo!, with her first CSR focused podcast and website, UnCanned by Campbell’s, that launched January 2018 with great reviews. Three things you can always count on Jackie for: quick witted humor, a loyal friend and unwavering work ethic.

Megan Maltenfort

Senior Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility at Campbell Soup Company

Megan Maltenfort is the Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Campbell Soup Company. In this role, Megan is responsible for communicating Campbell’s CSR vision and progress to the company’s internal and external communities in a way that educates and engages. Megan also manages Campbell’s relationship with stakeholders on CSR topics, building strong foundations based on mutual understanding and collaboration.
Additionally, Megan provides subject matter expertise to Campbell’s evolving corporate CSR strategy to develop aspirational company-wide goals that are embedded throughout the supply chain.
Previously, Megan served as Sustainability Manager for VWR, a global distributor of laboratory supplies, and is one of the founding members of Philadelphia’s Sustainability Leadership Forum.
Megan received a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Science, Technology, and Society from Vassar College.

Danielle Holly

CEO of Common Impact

Danielle Holly is dedicated to creating previously unseen pathways for individuals to meaningfully contribute to making their communities thrive.

She is currently the CEO of Common Impact, an organization that designs programs that direct companies most strategic philanthropic asset – their people – to the seemingly intractable social challenges they’re best positioned to address. Danielle has supported hundreds of nonprofit organizations on positioning and branding strategies to more effectively scale their models of social impact. In addition, Danielle has helped numerous corporations navigate the new era in corporate social responsibility and skills-based volunteering, including global powerhouses JPMorgan Chase, Charles Schwab, Marriott International, and Fidelity Investments.

She is a contributing writer for Nonprofit Quarterly on strategic corporate engagement. She is a member of the NationSwell Council, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and Net Impact NYC.

Andrew R. Davis

Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Andrew R. Davis is the Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), based in Atlanta. In his role, Andrew is responsible for leading the company’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence, as well as the Workplace Fairness function, creating an environment that promotes fairness, respect and appreciation of the similarities and differences for the company’s 700,000 system employees in more than 200 countries.
Davis joined TCCC in October 2007 as the Human Resources (HR) Group Director, supporting the FoodService On-Premise sales team for the North America division. In 2010, Davis was appointed Vice President of HR for the enabling functions of Coca-Cola Refreshments, a division of TCCC, leading integration, culture and transformation work for the company-owned botller. In 2015, he was assigned to the Southeast Asia region under the Bottling Investment Division of TCCC, stationed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and supported HR capability development for five countries in the region. Prior to joining the Company, Davis was employed with The Home Depot, where he provided HR leadership and consulting services to several Corporate Center functions. Throughout his career, Davis has held several key positions of increasing responsibility at Yum Brands, Black Entertainment Television and Best Buy.
He serves as a board director for Adventist Health in Roseville, CA, as well as the board chair of their Human Performance Committee.

Michael Carren

Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for The Guardian Life Insurance Company

Michael Carren is Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for The Guardian Life Insurance Company. In this role Mike serves as the thought and execution leader for Guardian’s corporate social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives and programs. He is responsible for the integration of Guardian’s CSR activities with employee engagement, branding, communication and all external affairs. Throughout his career, Mike has led programs with numerous leading charitable and corporate entities. He has served in multiple leadership and board positions as well as presented at numerous professional conferences and contributed to leading CSR publications and websites.

Michael Bzdak

Global Director of Employee Engagement in the office of Global Community Impact at Johnson & Johnson

As the Global Director of Employee Engagement in the office of Global Community Impact at Johnson & Johnson, Michael Bzdak manages the Corporation’s efforts to engage employees in social impact work. Michael serves on the New Jersey’s Governor’s Advisory Council on Volunteerism and Community Service and on the advisory board of Rutgers University’s Institute for Women’s Leadership.Additionally, he has served on the Council on Foundations Corporate Committee; the New Jersey AIDS Partnership Advisory Committee; the board of the Mid Atlantic ArtsFoundation as well as the New Jersey Council for the Humanities where he completed a term as chairman of the board of directors. Dr. Bzdak, with three other Rutgers faculty members, designed a new course on community engagement for undergraduate students supported by an Academic Excellence Fund grant. As a visiting part-time lecturer in the in the School of Communications and Information Studies at Rutgers University, Michael and a faculty member designed a course on Communicating CSR and have taught the course for nine consecutive years.

Jerome Tennille

Manager of Volunteerism for Marriott International

Jerome Tennille is the Manager of Volunteerism for Marriott International, where he leads the company’s traditional and skills-based volunteer programs, ensuring they reflect the latest innovations, technologies, and best practices. This includes Marriott’s global week and month of community service, providing the framework, resources, and support needed for volunteerism efforts to be executed both globally and locally. Prior to joining Marriott International, Jerome held the position of Senior Manager of Impact Analysis and Assessment for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national organization that offers help, hope, and healing to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in America’s armed forces. Jerome currently serves as a board of directors member of Peace Through Action USA and on the PsychArmor Institute Advisory Committee for the School of Volunteers & Nonprofits. Jerome holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in operations management and a Master of Sustainability Leadership (MSL) from Arizona State University. Jerome is designated as Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) and is also a veteran of the US Navy.

Matthew Nelson

Corporate Vice President at New York Life

Matthew Nelson is a Corporate Vice President at New York Life and oversees all of the agent and employee engagement programs including the giving campaign, matching gifts, disaster response, volunteer grants and programs. He also provides strategy support for communications for the New York Life Foundation and Corporate Responsibility Department. He has served in similar roles with American Express and Ameriprise Financial. Most recently he was Vice President of Member Services and Membership at the Council on Foundations, the trade association for foundations in the United States

Heather Wright

Corporate Responsibility Director at Pwc US (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Heather Lofkin Wright is a Corporate Responsibility Director at PwC US (PricewaterhouseCoopers). Heather has been with PwC for over 20 years and leads strategy development for community employee engagement programs. Her work focuses on issues such as employee giving, employee volunteerism, board seat service, and corporate and foundation giving, and she is a sought after speaker on these topics. Heather has held a variety of roles at PwC and also serves as a leader on the nationwide giving campaign that raised over $30 million dollars for charities across the country in 2017.

Katherine Friesz

Executive Director, Winnebago Foundation and Corporate Responsibility, Winnebago Industries

Katherine Friesz is the Executive Director, Winnebago Foundation and Corporate Responsibility, Winnebago Industries. Previous to Winnebago Industries, Katherine worked as the Executive Director, The Mosaic Company Foundation and Corporate Social Responsibility at The Mosaic Company. She serves on the Board of Directors, DEI and Finance, Audit and Admin committees of Minnesota Council on Foundations.

Peter Dudley

Author and Nationally Recognized Expert Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing, and Employee Engagement

Peter Dudley is an author and nationally recognized expert in corporate social responsibility, marketing, and employee engagement. He's worked the last 17 years in CSR running employee giving and volunteerism for Wells Fargo, where his workplace campaign was ranked #1 nine years in a row by United Way Worldwide. Before joining Wells Fargo, Peter held various roles in high tech startups, from Marketing Director to software development to community management. In his career, he's worked on the first stealth aircraft (the B-2 Spirit), the first PDAs (the Casio Z-PDA), and the first smart phones (the Nokia 9000). Peter is honored to serve on the Community Health Charities national board of directors as well as the Charities@Work Corporate Advisory Council, which he chaired in 2015 and 2016. He has also served on and chaired United Way Worldwide's Global Corporate Leadership Council.