Sheena Wright

Sheena Wright
February 21, 2017  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

Sheena Wright, President and CEO of United Way of New York City Sheena Wright is President and CEO of United Way of New York City (UWNYC), the first woman to lead the organization in its nearly 80-year history. UWNYC is a trusted partner to government, corporations, and community-based organizations and serves low-income New Yorkers. As one of the best-known nonprofits, and part of the worldwide United Way network, UWNYC mobilizes our communities to create opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for the benefit of all.  Prior to joining UWNYC, she served as President and CEO of the Abyssinian Development Corporation. Sheena is

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Garnie Nygren

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February 21, 2017  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

    Garnie Nygren, Director of Operations for Serenbe Garnie Nygren, the eldest daughter of Serenbe’s founders Steve and Marie Nygren is the Director of Operations for Serenbe.  She grew up in Atlanta and Chattahoochee Hills, attended Woodward Academy and is a 1995 graduate of Cornell University’s Hotel School. Not only does she run operations for Serenbe Development and Serenbe Real Estate, she is the General Manager of The Inn at Serenbe that includes The Farmhouse restaurant. She is also co-owner of cold-pressed Bamboo Juice and retail boutique Resource. Garnie is also on multiple boards, is an avid cyclist and runner. Board positions include

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Chid Liberty

Chid Liberty

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October 23, 2016  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

  Chid Liberty, CEO of Liberty and Justice Chid co-founded Liberty & Justice, Africa’s first Fair Trade Certified™ apparel manufacturer, after working in entertainment, technology, and finance. He was born in Liberia, West Africa, but left as an infant when his father became the nation’s ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, with residence in Bonn. His family was later exiled in the United States. In 2009, Chid returned to Africa after 28 years abroad. Inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize winning Liberian Women’s Peace Movement, Chid co-founded Africa’s first Fair Trade Certified apparel factory to provide economic opportunities for internally displaced women,

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Wendy Gordon

Wendy Gordon

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October 23, 2016  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

  Wendy Gordon, Co-Founder / CEO of PIPs Rewards Experienced entrepreneur and pioneer in the conscious consumer movement, Wendy is founder and CEO of 'Positive Impact Points' or PIPs Rewards. A trademarked brand of 3P Partners, a Certified B Corporation, PIPs leverages the power of points, smart tools and games to record and reward daily life choices that deliver personal and planetary benefit. PIPs won 'Best Game' prize in BigAppsNYC 2014 competition, the nation's leading civic innovations competition. Previously, Wendy worked as senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, co-founded Mothers & Others with Meryl Streep and originated the Green Guide, which

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Drew Bartkiewicz

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October 22, 2016  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

Drew Bartkiewicz, Co-Founder / CEO, Lettrs Drew Bartkiewicz is a businessman, executive, author and serial entrepreneur from Collinsville, Connecticut. He is best known as the founder and CEO of lettrs, an online platform for traditional letter writing. He formerly served as vice president of strategic services at Mashery and vice president of E&O in cyber and new media markets for The Hartford Financial Services Group, where he founded that company’s technology and cyber-risk business. He has also been involved with the World Economic Forum’s Future of the Internet initiative since 2009.

Jay Curley

Jay Curley

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February 19, 2016  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

Jay Curley, Senior Marketing Manager for Ben and Jerry's Jay Curley is the Senior Global Marketing Manager for Ben & Jerry’s. Jay leads the development and execution of consumer marketing activities in the United States and global digital strategy. These integrated programs bring Ben & Jerry’s progressive three part mission to life in traditional advertising, innovative social media and digital engagements, retail shops, social activism, and live consumer experiences. Jay has a BA in Psychology from Saint Michael’s College and a MBA from Babson College. Twitter: @JayCurley https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaycurley  

Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia Acevedo

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February 19, 2016  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

Sylvia Acevedo, Interim CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA Sylvia Acevedo, interim CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, is a longtime advocate for underserved communities, including girls’ and women’s causes. On a national platform, she has championed issues such as the Presidential Initiative for Hispanic Educational Excellence, where she serves as a White House Commissioner and as Chair of the Early Childhood Subcommittee. Sylvia is a talented technology executive who has held positions with some of the world’s most respected companies. She has been a GSUSA National Board member since 2009 and an officer and member of its

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Amanda Ramos

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February 18, 2016  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

Amanda Ramos - Principal, Innovation Director, Not-for-Profit Practice Leader at Gensler Amanda Ramos is an Innovation Director with Gensler’s Consultancy and Not-For-Profit practices with an expertise in workplace design strategy. Her highly collaborative and creative process stems from her education as an architect, and her experience working with interdisciplinary teams of interior, industrial and graphic designers at Gensler, Bruce Mau Design and Ralph Appelbaum Associates. She has taken on many roles from visioning to design thinking; from ideating to storytelling; from researching to innovating. These processes have led to the strategic development of exhibitions for architects such as Frank Gehry and

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Joel Johnson

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February 17, 2016  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

Joel Johnson - Founder + Chief Strategist, Admirable Devil Joel R. Johnson is a veteran brand activist, has worked in three DDB agencies on two continents, and counts both Keith Reinhard and Spike Lee as former bosses. Joel managed Spike Lee’s ad agency, Spike DDB and held senior strategy roles at Omnicom shops in New York, DC, Chicago and London. In the last few years he has focused on building purpose-driven brands and produced several documentary films. His work has received Golden Halos, Clios, Effies, and been Emmy-nominated. He also worked client-side as CMO of the largest US coldwater conservation nonprofit.

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Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson

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February 1, 2016  |  dgb17  |  No Comments

Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, Journalist and Producer, 60 Minutes Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson is an award-winning journalist who has produced stories for CBS News’ famed newsmagazine, “60 Minutes”, where she has been for the last 12 years.   Before that, she was a producer at NBC News for ten years. She’s covered a variety of subjects both domestically and internationally and has worked alongside the best of the best in the U.S. news business – from Tom Brokaw while at NBC News to Ed Bradley and Bob Simon at “60 Minutes”. Magalie is especially passionate about profiling stories on the forgotten or the sidelined, highlighting extraordinary achievements

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