The 18th Annual Employee Engagement Summit
June 12-13, 2019
The Westin New York at Times Square

DAY 1 PRE-CONFERENCE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 2 , 1 : 0 0 –7 : 3 0 P M

1 : 0 0 – 4 : 3 0 P M

T R A C K 1 : E M E R G I N G  L E A D E R S
Find out what it takes to succeed in social impact and employee engagement, hear bombs and brilliance
from senior leaders, learn how to get results that matter to your CEO and advance in your career. Network and enjoy candid conversations.

  • LEAD: Michael Carren, Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Guardian Life Insurance
  • Michael Bzdak, Executive Director, Global Community Impact at Johnson & Johnson
  • Jerome Tennille, Manager, Volunteerism at Marriott International
  • Heather Lofkin Wright, Responsible Business Leadership Director at PwC US
  • Alison Summerville, Business Administration Executive and Head of Corporate Citizenship at Ally Financial

T R A C K  2 : S E A S O N E D  P R O F E S S I O N A L S
Bring your toughest, most impossible challenges for our “Shark Tank” to solve. From increasing employee participation, to measuring CSR, to demonstrating the business benefit for social impact, no topic is taboo and nothing is off the table.

  • LEAD: Matthew Nelson, Corporate Vice President at New York Life Insurance
  • Chris Jarvis, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Realized Worth
  • Angela Parker, Co-Founder and CEO at Realized Worth
  • Erin Gollhofer, Global CSR Consultant at Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Alex Cunningham, Senior Advisor, Global Social Investment at Chevron

4 : 3 0 – 5 : 3 0 P M … R i s e  A g a i n s t  H u n g e r , V o l u n t e e r  A c t i v i t y
Learn how Pfizer is leveraging these kinds of tangible volunteer activities as part of their employee engagement strategy and join us to roll up your sleeves and package up to 10,000 meals to help end hunger.

  • Dezarie Mayers, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility at Pfizer

5 : 3 0 –7 : 3 0 P M … N e t w o r k i n g  R e c e p t i o n ,  S T K  M i d t o w n
1114 6th Avenue · New York, NY 10036
Distance: 0.4 miles (8-minute walk)

DAY 2 SUMMIT
THURSDAY, JUNE 13 , 8 : 0 0 A M –7 : 0 0 P M

S U M M I T , 8 : 0 0 A M – 4 : 3 0 P M

8 : 0 0 A M … B R E A K F A S T

8 : 3 0 A M … W E L C O M E

  • Thomas G. Bognanno, President and CEO at Community Health Charities; Summit Chair

8 : 3 5 – 8 : 4 5 A M … K E Y  T A K E A W A Y S  F R O M  P R E C O N F E R E N C E

  • Michael Carren, Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Guardian Life Insurance Company; Chair
  • Heather Lofkin Wright, Responsible Business Leadership Director at PwC US
  • Dezarie Mayers, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility at Pfizer

8 : 4 5 – 9 : 0 0 A M … S E T T I N G  T H E  S T A G E

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

9 : 0 0 –1 0 : 0 0 A M … S T A R T  W I T H  S T R A T E G Y
How to determine the right social impact strategy for your company and align it with your CSR, employee engagement and business goals.

  • Moderator: Art Taylor, President and CEO at BBB WGA and Lecturer at Columbia University
  • Tracey Burton, Senior Director of CSR at Target; Head of Target Foundation
  • Pamela Haas, CSR Manager at IBM
  • Melissa Schiller, Director of Community Relations at National Football League

1 0 : 0 0 –1 0 : 0 5 A M … I N T R O D U C T I  O N

  • Mary MacDonald, SVP at EarthShare

1 0 : 0 5 –1 0 : 5 0 A M … P A N E L : W H A T ’ S  W O R K I N G   I N  E M P L O Y E E  E N G A G E M E N T
Achieving high levels of employee participation and engagement looks different at every company. Hear about successful programs and approaches.

  • Moderator: Gary Levante, SVP of Corporate Responsibility and Culture at Berkshire Bank
  • Gina Rude, US Corporate Citizenship Manager at Accenture
  • Christine Jereb, Director of Employee Engagement and Volunteerism at Comcast
  • Yezenia Ramos, Senior Manager of Employee Engagement, Global Community Impact at Johnson & Johnson
  • Nneka Norville, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Internal Communications at BET Networks/Viacom

1 0 : 5 0 –1 1 : 4 5 A M … D I V E R S I T Y  A N D  I N C L U S I O N  I S  A  T E A M  S P O R T
What does Diversity and Inclusion really mean, and what can companies learn about D&I from professional sports?

  • Moderator: Lori George Billingsley, Chief Diversity Officer at Coca-Cola
  • Kevin Clayton, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement at NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers Holding Company and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
  • Trina Scott, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Quicken Loans Family of Companies
  • 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)

1 1 : 4 5 A M –1 2 : 1 5 P M … S P O T L I G H T  :  C H A N G I N G  T H E  W O R L D  ,  O N E  E M P L O Y E E  A T  A  T I M E
Marriott has trained half a million employees to watch for sex traffickers and help prevent human trafficking and the results speak for themselves. How can your company determine the right issues to get involved with and to engage employees in real social impact?

  • Shilpa Nadhan, Manager, Social Impact at Marriott International

1 2 : 1 5 –1 2 : 4 5 P M … N E T W O R K I N G  L U N C H  :  H O S T E D  B Y  G U A R D I A N  L I F E  I N S U R A N C E

1 2 : 4 5 –1 : 1 5 P M … S P O T L I G H T : # R E T H I N K P I N K

  • Nitasha Mehta, Director, Vender Marketing at Boxed

1 : 1 5 –1 : 2 0 P M … F I V E  –  M I N U T E  F E A T U R E

  • Debbie Snyder, Group Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Solutions at StratusLive

1 : 2 0 – 2 : 1 5 P M … I N T E R S E C T I O N A L I T Y  O F  C I T I Z E N S H I P : W H E R E  C S R  A N D  D & I  M E E T
Learn about intersectionality (term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw) as a lens to see where power collides and intersects inside a company, including the dynamics of employee resource groups, diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. Find out how these groups can align to serve the same purpose.

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

2 : 1 5 – 2 : 2 5 P M … F I V E  –  M I N U T E  F E A T U R E  A N D  C O O K I E  B R EA K

  • Kristi Thomas, Charity Division at Group Sales

2 : 2 5 – 3 : 0 5 P M … P A N E L : L E V E R A G I N G  E M P L O Y E E  R E S O U R C E  G R O U P S
How do you engage employee resource groups, secure executive buy-in, and handle challenges?

  • Moderator: Nita Kirby, Director, Client Strategy at Cybergrants
  • Kerry Steib, Director of Social Impact at Spotify
  • Alex Cunningham, Senior Advisor, Global Social Investment at Chevron

3 : 0 5 – 3 : 3 5 P M … S P O T L I G H T : S H A R E D  P U R P O S E  I N  S P O R T S
ESPN has leveraged all aspects of citizenship including giving, volunteering, cause marketing, and sustainability to achieve a shared purpose.

  • Kevin Martinez, Vice President of Corporate Citizenship at ESPN

3 : 3 5 – 3 : 4 0 P M … I N T R O D U C T I O N

  • Scott Jackson, President and CEO at Global Impact

3 : 4 0 – 4 : 1 5 P M … C H A N G I N G  S I D E S : H O W  N O N P R O F I T  E X P E R T I S E  H E L P S  C O MP A N I E S  B E  M O R E  E F F E C T I VE 
Learn how bridging the nonprofit and corporate world can enhance your impact and effectiveness.

  • Moderator: Peter Dudley, Author, CSR expert, and former SVP at Wells Fargo
  • Erin Gollhofer, Global CSR Consultant at Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Jerome Tennille, Manager, Volunteerism at Marriott International
  • Jillian Mershon, Senior Manager of National Partnerships at Comcast

4 : 1 5 – 4 : 3 0 P M … C L O S I N G

  • Thomas G. Bognanno, President and CEO at Community Health Charities; Summit Chair
  • Michael Carren, Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Guardian Life Insurance Company; Chair

5 : 0 0 –7 : 0 0 P M … R e c e p t i o n a t  S t a r b u c k s  R e s e r v e  N e w  Y o r k  R o a s t e r y
61 9th Avenue · New York, NY 10011
Distance: 1.6 miles (30-minute walk; Subway from 42 Street Port Authority; Uber, Lyft, or Taxi)

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