Principal and Co-owner Barb Brown will be speaking at two conferences in the next two weeks; the Conference Board 2011 Conference: “Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Conference: The Nexus of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility”, as well as the National Investor Relations Institute‘s 2011 Conference.
The Conference Board is June 9-10 at the Westin Georgetown Hotel (formerly the Westin Grand) in Washington, D.C. Presenting sponsors are DuPont, Altria, Best Buy and American Express. Some speakers include:
Paul Pascalis, Director, Global Compliance and Ethics, American Express
Heather Loebner, Executive Director, ArcelorMittal USA Foundation, Corporate Responsibility Governance Board and Manager, ArcelorMittal Americas
Tessie Topol, Senior Director, Strategic Philanthropy and Community Affairs, Time Warner Cable, Inc.
George Akiki, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs & Program Director, Partnership for Lebanon, Cisco Systems
Tracey Noe, Senior Director, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott
Mary Capozzi, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, Best Buy
Paul Garrard, Director Corporate Affairs, Chairman Humana’s Corporate Social Responsibility Council, Humana, Inc.
James R. Weigand, President, DuPont Sustainable Solutions
Nancy Joy-Poignon, Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability Leader, Owens Corning
Katherine Brass, Ecomagination Energy Leader, GE
Barb’s session, “Brand, Reputation and Sustainability Rankings”, is on June 10 from 8:45-9:45am.
For more information and to register (there’s still time!) please click here.
Barb is also speaking at the 2011 NIRI Conference June 12-15 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, FL. Sponsors include PR Newswire, NYSE Euronext, Dell, FedEx Office, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Wells Fargo. Some speakers include:
Adam Bryant, Columnist, The New York Times
Sam Levenson, SVP, Investor Relations, Sony
George Barrett, Chairman & CEO, Cardinal Health, Inc.
Barb’s sessions include:
“Credibility in the Hot Seat: IR Crisis, Reputation, and Risk” on June 13 from 4:15-5:30pm. Barb will be joined by Mike Conway (Sherwin-Williams), Jay Gould (Huntington Bancshares) and Jeff Linton (Forest City)
“Sustainability, Strategy and Leadership” on June 15 from 1:30-3:30pm with Kristin Lewis of Fairmount Minerals
For more information and to register, please click here. Hope to see you there!
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