“Collaborating Together in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Community”

National Western Center


Lunch Keynote Speakers

11:30 AM – 1:15 PM   (Lunch Buffet Opens at 11)

Whitney Dailey

Director of Marketing, Research & Insights

For more than six years, Whitney has led the development and distribution of Cone’s industry-leading and award-winning research studies, such as the 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study, 2016 Cone Communications Millennial Employee Engagement Study and the 2015 Cone Communications/Ebiquity Global CSR Study … 

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Whitney Dailey guides agency brand strategy, marketing and thought leadership as the director of marketing at Cone Communications. With a strong background in CSR, sustainability and social impact issues and deep understanding of Cone’s mission and culture, Whitney positions Cone for growth while furthering its three-decade legacy as a pioneer in corporate social responsibility (CSR) communications.

For more than six years, Whitney has led the development and distribution of Cone’s industry-leading and award-winning research studies, such as the 2017 Cone Communications CSR Study, 2016 Cone Communications Millennial Employee Engagement Study and the 2015 Cone Communications/Ebiquity Global CSR Study. Through the creation of three global studies surveying 10,000 individuals in 10 countries globally, Whitney has a deep understanding of the cultural and geographic nuances of consumer demands for CSR across the world – and has fostered an extensive network of global experts to tap for additional insights.

Whitney has her finger on the pulse of all that’s trending within the world of CSR and can provide a virtual lineup of the best and most innovative CSR campaigns in the marketplace. The output of this is original and thought provoking POVs in industry publications and content for Cone’s weekly “Prove Your Purpose” newsletter and blog as well as a number of industry speaking engagements.

Prior to joining Cone, Whitney worked on the Corporate Program at Ceres, a nonprofit organization that collaborates with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges. At Ceres, Whitney assisted member companies in engaging stakeholders and improving CSR efforts. Whitney also worked as a research assistant at the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness (SERC) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Whitney holds an MBA in environmental management and entrepreneurship from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a BA in business administration from the George Washington University. She also earned an MBA Certificate in clean energy and sustainability from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a guest lecturer at Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University and Simmons College. Whitney was named a Top 100 Giving Influencer on Twitter by Give Local America in 2015 and her tweets can be found at @WhitneyDailey or as one of the voices behind @Cone. When she’s not in the office, you can find her with a trowel and clippers in her community garden plot.

Mark Feldman

Principal

Mark Feldman is Principal and Managing Director at Cause Consulting, a business strategy firm helping companies simultaneously strengthen business and impact society. For over twenty-five years . . .

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Mark has advised Fortune 500 CEOs, marketing, and foundation executives to create impact-driven approaches, strong programs and memorable stories. Today, he is at the forefront of integrating corporate responsibility, social impact and communications disciplines.

Mark is recognized as an “exemplary leader in corporate responsibility” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine and is the recipient of a 2015 Presidential Points of Light Award for his on-going leadership and commitment to community involvement and local change. Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream, Aramark Building Community, Adobe Youth Voices and Hearst for Humanity are among his team’s many purpose-driven social issue leadership programs.

Mark’s experience spans the corporate, nonprofit, government and consulting sectors. He kicked-off his career by helping ignite the corporate volunteerism movement at New York Cares and developing community programs at Citibank. While at the U.S. Government’s Corporation for National Service, he formed public-private partnerships to support and launch AmeriCorps. Later, Mark became the Executive Vice President of Omnicom’s Cone Communications, where he built and drove its Cause Branding and corporate responsibility practice.

Mark deeply enjoys sharing his expertise through workshops and trainings with the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Conference Board and leading universities. He has written for Harvard Business Review and Corporate Citizen Magazine. Most recently, Mark and co-author Nikki Korn published a chapter entitled “Evolution, Innovation and Best Practices in Corporate Social Impact” within Managing for Social Impact, Springer’s new book for corporate responsibility practitioners.

Nikki Korn

Principal

Nikki Korn is Principal and Chief Strategy Officer at Cause Consulting, a business strategy firm helping companies simultaneously strengthen business and impact society. She is a fast moving, high energy, passionate leader who loves to challenge the status quo . . .

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And apply her creativity to help solve complex social issues and build substantive issue-driven marketing communications and corporate responsibility campaigns.

For over two decades, Nikki has worked with national and global brands on their citizenship strategy and journey.  Profiled as one of the Leading Women in CSR by corporate responsibility publications’ Triple Pundit and CR Magazine, Nikki guides and inspires companies to set goals and create initiatives that positively impact societal issues, local communities and the environment.  Nikki is co-author of “Evolution, Innovation and Best Practices in Corporate Social Impact” a chapter within Springer’s Managing for Social Impact book for professionals.

With a keen focus on social and business impacts, she develops powerful programs addressing issues ranging from obesity prevention to workforce readiness to STEM and hunger.  Hasbro Be Fearless Be Kind, HARMAN Inspired, New Balance SparkStart, Aramark Feed Your Potential 365, GoDaddy GoCommunities and Chevy R.O.C.K are among the many programs she has crafted.

Nikki began her career in Washington, DC counseling nonprofits and foundations as part of Millennium Communications Group. She later served for ten years as a Vice President at Cone where she helped build and advance its cause practice.

“Trends: 2018 and Beyond”

“Design Thinking for Social Impact” & “Design Thinking Workshop”

Workshops

1:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Closing Session

4 PM – 4:30 PM

Reception

4:30 PM – 6 PM


Thanks to Our 2017 Summit Committee

Co-Chairs: Ruth Rohs, IMA Foundation, and Brandy Radey, Suncor 

Event Committee Members: Nicole Baker, Denver Foundation; Sally Croker, Creative Strategies Group; Emily Holleran, Dovetail Solutions; Moira McNeil, Janus Henderson Investors; Jessica Newman, Newman Consulting; Kate Stobbe, Western Union Foundation; and Amy Wood, Kaiser Permanente.