Joel R. Johnson, SVP Account Planning, GMMB

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May 1, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Joel is a veteran brand planner whose award-winning strategies have helped some of the world’s best brands achieve deeper consumer insights and more effective advertising Joel began his career as a consumer ethnographer and worked for ADDB in Chicago, DDB in London, Spike Lee’s ad agency in NY, Spike DDB, where he was named Managing. Johnson was Director of Digital Strategy on Citi at Sapient Nitro. There he executed Citi’s first ever social media campaign. Later, Johnson joined Porter Novelli, co-creating award-winning campaigns, including HP ePrint Live, the first live-streamed branded entertainment show on YouTube. The HP ePrint Live campaign

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Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares

Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares

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April 30, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Gary Bagley joined New York Cares in 2004 and served in the capacities of Senior Director of Programs and Associate Executive Director before becoming the Executive Director in 2008. Gary directs all aspects of the organization’s work, including strategy, programming, fundraising, public relations, finance/operations, and board relations. He is responsible for more than tripling annual volunteer service delivery, filling more than 150,000 volunteer positions on 18,000 projects and serving over 1,300 nonprofit organizations and schools last year. Gary led New York Cares in garnering The 2009 New York Times Company Nonprofit Excellence Award for Overall Management Excellence and the 2010

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James Windon, Head of Revenue, Causes.com

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April 30, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

James Windon is a silicon valley marketer and entrepreneur, currently working as Head of Revenue at Causes.com. Formerly Facebook Causes, Causes.com is the world's largest platform for social good, having raised over $50M for charity and boasting over 180 million registered members. At Causes, James oversees all business development and revenue operations, including brand sales, marketing and partnerships. He focuses his work on helping Fortune 500 companies leverage new technologies and media in their social media and social good marketing efforts, working with brands like Toyota, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Dell and Anheuser Busch. James is a noted speaker and writer on

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Aman Singh, Editorial Director, CSRwire.com

Aman Singh, Editorial Director, CSRwire.com

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April 26, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Aman Singh is the Editorial Director of CSRwire.com, a widely-respected digital media platform for corporate social responsibility news, views and research, and leads content distribution, syndication, social media strategy, CSR/sustainability reporting services and other editorial functions, including leading CSRwire's exemplary blog: Talkback. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as the country's leading nonprofits and academic institutions on creating and implementing communication strategies focused on stakeholder engagement and behavior change, including Unilever, Verizon, SAP, Campbell Soup, EarthShare, Points of Light and others. She is a prolific speaker on CSR, HR, communication and social media strategies, an IEMA-certified CSR Practitioner

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Linn Parrish, Vice President of Public Relations, Panera Bread

Linn Parrish, Vice President of Public Relations, Panera Bread

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April 22, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Linn Parrish serves as Vice President, Public Relations, for Panera Bread, the nation’s leading bakery-cafe concept with 1,700 cafes and $4 billion in annual revenue.  Since 2007, she has developed and directed corporate reputation, communications, and corporate responsibility strategies and initiatives for Panera. Linn plays a key role in developing the company’s long-term vision and action plan related to customer engagement and a shared sense of values, particularly in the areas of fighting food insecurity and fixing America’s broken food system.  She recently developed a first of its kind strategic alliance with Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief charity.  Linn

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John C. Havens, Founder of the H(app)athon Project

John C. Havens, Founder of the H(app)athon Project

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April 21, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

John C. Havens is Founder of the H(app)athon Project, a contributing writer for Mashable, and author of, Hacking H(app)iness (Tarcher/Penguin, 2014). Havens was EVP of Social Media at Porter Novelli, led business development for BlogTalkRadio.com, was the first About.com Guide to Podcasting and has advised clients on social/emerging media like Gillette, Merck, HP, Monster, and P&G.  He is the author of Tactical Transparency: How Leaders Can Leverage Social Media to Maximize Value and Build their Brand, a former professional actor and current blues musician. For more information: The H(app)athon Project, John on Linked In, John on Twitter,John’s Speaker’s Bureau Website. The H(app)athon

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Morra Aarons-Mele, Founder of Women Online and The Mission List

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April 21, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Morra Aarons-Mele is the founder of Women Online and The Mission List. She is an Internet marketer who has been working with women online since 1999. She helped Hillary Clinton log on for her first Internet chat, and launched Wal-Mart’s first blog. She was founding Political Director for BlogHer.com, and has written for BlogHer as well as The Harvard Business Review Online,  The Huffington Post, MomsRising, The New York Times, and The Guardian. She has covered events from the White House to the campaign trail to Harvard Law School in her role as a blogger on women, politics, and work.

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Lisa Hyman, Partner and SVP at LeadDog Marketing

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April 19, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Lisa Hyman is a partner and senior vice president at LeadDog, a 14-year-old integrated marketing agency. Hyman oversees the agency's strategic communications practice (which includes PR, social media, and brand strategy) and is the managing partner of Greendog, a division dedicated to helping socially and environmentally conscious brands. Her clients include Amtrak, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Campbell's, and the Nature Conservancy. She also moderates the Greenscreen film series. Previously, she has worked as a literary agent, journalist, ghostwriter, digital strategist, and White House intern.

Christopher Gebhardt, GM and Exec VP of TakePart, Digital Arm of Participant Media

Christopher Gebhardt, GM and Exec VP of TakePart, Digital Arm of Participant Media

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April 11, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

Christopher Gebhardt joined Participant Media in September 2008 to lead the start up of Participant’s digital division, the hub of which is takepart.com.   Participant’s digital and social media footprint has grown to one of the largest cause-oriented communities online.   Chris took on a new assignment in 2013 to develop and launch Participant/TAG, a new division offering cause marketing services and consulting to brands and foundations. Prior to joining Participant, Gebhardt ran his own start-up media firms, beginning in 2003 with Integrated Entertainment Partners, a branded content consultancy that was later acquired by The Firm, where he handled such clients as Toyota

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Jorge Luis Fontanez, VP & Marketing Manager, Chase Community Giving

Jorge Luis Fontanez, VP & Marketing Manager, Chase Community Giving

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April 2, 2013  |  NGE  |  No Comments

JPMorgan Chase & Co. – Corporate Marketing & Communications Jorge leads the strategy, positioning and programming for Chase Community Giving (CCG), a leading philanthropic initiative leveraging the power of social media.  Formed out of a strategic partnership between JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Facebook in 2009, the program innovates through online crowdsourcing to award grants to eligible non-profit organizations.  CCG democratizes philanthropic giving, turning the traditional model of philanthropy upside-down. Since program inception, CCG has given away over $30 million to thousands of charities across all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.   In his tenure as Marketing Manager for CCG, Jorge

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