Advisory Board

ELIZABETH DOTY

FOUNDER OF LEADERSHIP MOMENTUM
Elizabeth Doty is the founder of Leadership Momentum, a consultancy that helps C-­‐Suite leaders build cultures of commitment, collaboration and action. For 27 years, she has helped companies such as Intuit, Electronic Arts and ArchstoneSmith translate their strategies and values into actionable priorities and behavior. She has designed and led executive-­‐level sessions for U.C. Davis Executive Education, Counsel of Chief State School Officers, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, Accenture, and the Department of Defense Senior Leader Development Program. Her research as a Lab Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University was published in a working paper, “Commitments, Disrupted: Understanding and Addressing Commitment Drift in For-­‐Profit Enterprises,” and led her to be named a Top Thought Leader in Trust in 2016-­‐17. She has one book, “The Compromise Trap: How to Thrive at Work without Selling your Soul,” published by Berrett-­‐ Koehler in 2009. Ms. Doty earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1991 and writes regularly for strategy + business magazine.

Larry Hamermesh

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR LAW AND ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LAW SCHOOL & PROFESSOR EMERITUS AT WIDENER UNIVERSITY DELAWARE LAW SCHOOL
Larry Hamermesh is the Executive Director of the Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, as well as a Professor Emeritus at Widener University Delaware Law School. He is a graduate of Haverford College (1973) and Yale Law School (1976). He practiced law with Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, in Wilmington, Delaware from 1976 to 1994. Prof. Hamermesh is a member and former chair of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association (responsible for the annual review and modernization of the Delaware General Corporation Law). From January 2010 to June 2011, he served as senior special counsel in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. (advising the Staff of the Commission on matters of state corporate law). Prof. Hamermesh is the Reporter for the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section (responsible for the drafting and revision of the Model Business Corporation Act), and from 2001 to 2007 was an elected member of the Committee. In 2002 and 2003 he also served as Reporter for the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Corporate Responsibility.

Alan Horowitz

SUSTAINABILITY AND COMPLIANCE EXECUTIVE
Alan Horowitz is a Sustainability and Compliance executive who most recently led the EHS, Compliance, Risk & Security function for Microsoft’s Cloud operations business. Alan joined Microsoft following a successful 20-­‐year career at AstraZeneca, where he was Vice President of Global Safety, Health, Environment & Operations Compliance. Alan previously served as AZ’s global safety, health & environment counsel.

Alan has over 25 years of experience leading the collaborative teams, building the bold strategies and implementing the robust programs that generate value, build trust, mitigate risk and deliver game-­‐changing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance. His teams at AstraZeneca and Microsoft have effectively and continuously delivered mature compliance, risk management and business integrity programs; top-­‐tier Environment, Health & Safety results; and trusted, embedded cultures of integrity and compliance.

Alan is currently Principal and Managing Director of Trusted Companies LLC, a consultancy helping business clients build robust and reliable Environment, Social and Governance programs and is the Principal Advisor to The Shareholder Commons, a non-­‐profit working to define and implement sustainable business practices across the private sector on behalf of institutional investors. Alan serves on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law Institute where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee.

ANDREA “ANDY” HONG MARRA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TRANSGENDER LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND
Andrea “Andy” Hong Marra (she / her / hers) is executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF). Prior to TLDEF, she spent five years leading external communications at the Arcus Foundation; managed public relations at GLSEN, a national organization focused on LGBTQ issues in K-­‐12 education; was co-­‐director at Nodutdol for Korean Community Development; and served as a senior media strategist at GLAAD. Andy currently serves on two boards including Freedom for All Americans and Just Detention International. She has previously served on the boards and advisory councils of Chinese for Affirmative Action, the Funding Exchange, Human Rights Campaign, and the National Center for Transgender Equality. Andy has been honored by the White House and the City of New York for her contributions to the LGBTQ community, profiled in The Advocate’s “Forty Under 40,” and listed as one of The Huffington Post’s “Most Compelling LGBT People.” She is also a past recipient of the GLSEN Pathfinder Award, the National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Award, NQAPIA Community Catalyst Award, and the Colin Higgins Foundation Courage Award.

MARYANNE HOWLAND

FOUNDER & CEO OF GLOBAL DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE & CEO OF IBIS COMMUNICATIONS
MaryAnne Howland is the Founder & CEO of Global Diversity Leadership Exchange and the CEO of Ibis Communications. In her role at Global Diversity Leadership Exchange, she is the visionary and executive producer of the forum designed to advance the mission and purpose of inclusive and global sustainability. As the CEO of Ibis Communications, MaryAnne leads a team of creative professionals who work together to provide comprehensive marketing solutions including branding, advertising, public relations, direct and digital marketing for external and internal audiences.

MaryAnne is regularly engaged in leading strategy and messaging in communications. She has been diversity and multicultural marketing consultant to well known brands such as HCA Healthcare Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Toyota, N.A., and Vanderbilt University. Ibis has worked alongside the cable and telecommunications industry for nearly twenty years with leading networks, MSOs and organizations such as Comcast, TV One, Scripps Networks, Black Entertainment Television (BET), National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and the Walter Kaitz Foundation. She is a member of the NAMIC Multicultural Marketing Committee and a judge for the cable industry’s annual Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). In 2010, MaryAnne represented the cable industry as a member of the People to People Cable and Telecommunications Marketing Delegation to India.

During the Obama Administration, she has attended three White House Summits: Women and the Environment, White House Business Council, and the Green Business Summit led by the American Sustainable Business Council. During the Clinton Administration, recognition for the success of her business led to the prestigious honor of an invitation to lunch on Capitol Hill for a White House tribute to the nation’s Women Business Leaders.

MaryAnne currently serves on the board of the American Sustainable Business Council, a DC-based advocacy agency. The mission of American Sustainable Business Council is to advance public policies that ensure a vibrant, just, and sustainable economy. She is past chair of Social Venture Network, the premiere organization of mission-driven social entrepreneurs who are transforming the way the world does business.

LENORE PALLADINO

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Lenore Palladino joined the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy and the Deparment of Economics after serving as senior economist and policy counsel at the Roosevelt Institute, a New York-­‐ based think tank that promotes policy reforms focused on curbing corporate power and promoting public power. She has also been organizing director at MoveOn.org, vice president for policy and campaigns at Demos, and a lecturer in the Department of Economics at Smith College. She was the Louis O. Kelso Fellow with the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. Her research and writing focus on financial reform, financial taxation, labor rights, and fiscal crises. She has written for publications including The Nation, The New Republic, State Tax Notes, and the Financial Times.

Palladino has a BA from the University of Chicago, a JD from Fordham Law School, and a PhD in economics from the New School University. Her doctoral dissertation was on the fiscal and financial effects of a financial transaction tax in New York.

DAN OSUSKY

DIRECTOR OF STANDARDS AND SELF-PROCLAIMED “PHILOSOPHER IN RESIDENCE” AT B LAB

Dan  Osusky  is  the Director  of Standards and  self-­‐ proclaimed “philosopher  in residence” at B Lab, a global  non-­‐profit that serves people using  business as a force for good. As Director  of Standards Dan is responsible for the standards  and content of the B   Impact  Assessment,  the  social  and environmental   performance measurement  and management tool used  to certify B  Corporations.  The  B Impact   Assessment is  currently used by  more than 60,000 businesses,  ranging from publicly traded multinationals  to SMEs, to measure, compare, manage, and improve  their impact on stakeholders including workers, community,  customers, and the environment.   

His  work at  B Lab has  included developing  and launching Versions  5 and 6 of the B Impact  Assessment, development of the  SDG  Action   Manager  in  partnership  with the United  Nations Global Compact,  engaging with B Lab’s Standards  Advisory Council and developing B Lab’s  positions on controversial issues related to   business (such as tax avoidance, unionization efforts,  etc.), and the development of B Corp Certification requirements  for large multinationals in conjunction with B Lab’s Multinational   and Public Markets Advisory Council. He has a graduate degree in Philosophy,  having previously taught Ethics, and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Philosophy.                        

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