CR Superstars – Leading The Way


Our 2015 roundup of exemplary leaders in Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility, sustainability, and shared value practices all require strong leadership. It’s easy to remain business-as-usual and CR requires innovative and creative thinking, the ability to push people out of their comfort zones and into new practices, which often yield real business results.

As 2015 comes to a close, we offer CR Magazine’s list of the thought leaders in practicing corporate responsibility, sustainability and shared value. These leaders were nominated by their industry peers and by CR Magazine staff for their innovative thinking and leadership.We offer hearty congratulations for this year’s winners as we look forward to another year of innovation and leadership in 2016.

2015 CR Superstars

tanyaBoldenTanya Bolden
Director – Corporate Responsibility Products & Services

As leader of AIAG’s strategic programming and associated product offerings, she works with volunteers, drawn from AIAG member companies, to develop and implement guidelines and share best practices to help companies manage their legislative, regulatory, and customer requirements on issues such as supply chain sustainability, environmental responsibility and business ethics.

EileenBooneEileen Boone
SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy

Eileen Howard Boone is Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, for CVS Health. In this role, she leads a team responsible for implementing the company’s philanthropic and CSR programs. Howard Boone is also President of the CVS Health Foundation, the private foundation of CVS Health. In this role, she oversees the foundation’s charitable giving and is responsible for creating and managing strategic partnerships with nonprofit organizations that share in the Foundation’s commitment to provide greater access to health care in communities nationwide.

RichardCrespinRichard Crespin

Richard Crespin is the CEO of CollaborateUp, a boutique consulting firm advising businesses and non-profits on how to work together to solve big problems. Richard works with firms to find their unique social mission where they can make significant impact and with non-profits to build programs that attract companies as partners and donors. On behalf of his clients, Richard makes strategic introductions, translates the needs of businesses to NGOs and vice-versa, and structures outcome-oriented partnerships that amplify impact and get results faster at lower cost.

AmyHargrovesAmy Hargroves
Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Since 2007, Amy has headed Sprint’s sustainability efforts — strategy, governance, performance measurement, analyst relations, Web communications and project management. And during that period, Sprint has racked up an admirable list of accolades and awards for its innovations in environmental and social responsibility.

LC_Harrell-Angela_fullAngela Harrell
Head, Voya Foundation and Office of Corporate Responsibility

Financial As Voya helps people solve one of the most daunting financial challenges they face today — retirement readiness — with its products and services, Angela D. Harrell leads efforts to utilize those same core competencies to meet the needs of the communities where employees live and work. This is accomplished through the following four pillars: community investment, multicultural affairs, environmental sustainability and business practice and principles.

StephenJordanStephen Jordan
Senior Partner
IO Sustainability

Stephen Jordan is co-founder and senior partner of IO Sustainability, and acting chairman of the Institute for Sustainable Development. He and his team are working on a wide range of projects from education, e-sustainability and business – health relations to developing new financial and social investment analytical tools to evaluate the business performance of CSR and sustainability initiatives.

MaureenKlineMaureen Kline
Director, Public Affairs and Sustainability
Pirelli Tire Corporation

Maureen Kline is Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability for Pirelli Tire North America. She writes a column on sustainability for Maureen is on the advisory board of the Corporate Responsibility Association, and co-chairs its Thought Leadership Council on Brand and Reputation Management. Maureen was a foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Europe and Business Week. She holds degrees from Yale University and the London School of Economics.

NEWJim-Murren_MGM-Resorts_8x10-cropped copyJim Murren
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
MGM Resorts International

Jim Murren’s passion for corporate citizenship is linked to his commitment to create a fully-sustainable organization that thrives because it cares about people as the core of its business, the planet that provides the natural and scarce resources needed to thrive, and the profits that allow the Company to reinvest, grow and succeed.

PeteSherrardPete Sherrard
Sustainability Manager
Duke Energy Corporation

This is a great time to be corporate responsibility and sustainability leaders. We have nearly infinite challenge, constantly changing and emerging issues to manage, and we work for companies who get it and want to improve. It’s time for us to deliver fresh, creative approaches and solutions. That sounds like fun to me.


Christine Ackerson
Sustainability and CSR Manager



Kathy Alsegaf
Associate Director of Sustainability




Gregg Anderson
Crowe Horwath LLP



AnnBeckerAnn Becker
Communications Manager






Chris Benjamin
Senior Manager of Corporate Sustainability
Pacific Gas & Electric Company


JohnBernardoJohn Bernardo
Sustainability Strategist
Idaho Power


Kari_Bjorhus9687cKari Bjorhus
Vice President of Global Communications


Rey BouknightReyBouknight
Director, Corporate Communications
MGM Resorts International


Dan BrossDan Bross (LCA) 2005 01
Senior Director of Business and Corporate Responsibility


TimBuchananTimothy Buchanan
Corporate Responsibility Executive
Barrick Gold Corporation


ToddCampTodd Camp
Senior Director of CSR
Hershey Company


TomCarpenterTom Carpenter
Director of Growth and Development
Waste Management


JulieChildersJulie Childers
Senior Sustainability Leader
Owens Corning


RonaldCottermanRonald Cotterman
Vice President of Sustainability
Sealed Air


BeckyCranfordBecky Cranford
Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Safety and Environmental
Southwire Company


MichelleCrozierMichelle Crozier
Director of Corporate Responsibility


2015-CR-Superstar-LogoKim DellAquila
Sustainability Programs Reporting Manager
General Electric



Alecia Dimar
Global Public Affairs and CSR
Yum! Brands


ClarkDumontClark Dumont
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
MGM Resorts International


2015-CR-Superstar-LogoJeremy Eikenberry
Corporate Citizenship Program Officer

CliffFeigenbaumCliff Feigenbaum
Founder & Managing Editor
GreenMoney Journal


ChrisFoxChris Fox
Vice President of CSR
Hanesbrands Inc.


WilliamGraebelWilliam Graebel
Owner & CEO
Graebel Companies, Inc.


KPMG DNI Department: Kathy Hannan. September 23, 2013. Photo by Andrew Collings.Kathy Hannan
National Managing Partner and Global Lead Partner


TonieHansenTonie Hansen
Senior Director of CSR


2015-CR-Superstar-LogoLaura Jachino
Manager of Corporate Responsibility
Thomson Reuters

MichaelJacobsonMichael Jacobson
Director of Corporate Responsibility Office


PhyllisJamesPhyllis James
Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
MGM Resorts International


AnisaKamadoli CostaAnisa Kamadoli Costa
Chief Sustainability Officer
Tiffany & Co.


LaurenKeelerLauren Keeler
Director of Community Engagement
Apollo Education Group


H Killius headshotHolli Killiuis
Manager of Corporate Responsibility
Altria Group


ChrisKircherChris Kircher
Vice President of Corporate Affairs and President of ConAgra Foods Foundation
ConAgra Foods


KristinaKloberdanzKristina Kloberdanz
Corporate Responsibility Leader


AmyKnightAmy Knight
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility


NikkiKornNikki Korn
President & Chief Strategy Officer
Cause Consulting


klanderKen Lander
Founder & Chief Sustainbility Officer
Thrive Farmers Coffee


KathrynLuriaKathryn Luria
Senior Vice President of Community Affairs and Director of Philanthropy
Webster Bank


Vice President of Global Pro Bono and Engagement


ChristineMadiganChristine Madigan
Vice President of Responsible Leadership
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.


GayleMcDonnellGayle McDonnell
Corporate Citizenship Rankings and External Reporting


ShaunMickusShaun Mickus
Executive Director
Johnson & Johnson


Kathy_Mota13Kathy Mota
Senior Strategist of Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations


DermotMurrayDermot Murray
Sustainability Business Strategy Manager


Kari Niedfeldt-ThomasKari Niedfeldt-Thomas
Senior Manager of Social Responsibility for the Mosaic Company & Executive Director for the Mosaic Company Foundation
The Mosaic Company


CindyOrtegaCindy Ortega
Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
MGM Resorts International


2015-CR-Superstar-LogoTim Pagel
Lead Communication Specialist
NextEra Energy, Inc.

LaurelPeacockLaurel Peacock
Senior Manager of Sustainability
NRG Energy


RichardPearlRichard Pearl
Vice President of Corporate Citizenship
State Street


RobertPerezRobert Perez
Director of Account Management
PreCheck, inc.


KathyPickusKathy Pickus
Divisional Vice President of Global Citizenship and Policy


RoanCaroline Roan
Vice President of Corporate Responsibilty


DougSaboDouglas Sabo
Vice President and Head of Corporate Responsibility & Philanthropy
Visa Inc.


JohnSchulzJohn Schulz
AVP of Sustainability Operations


ShannonSchuylerShannon Schuyler
Principal Chief Purpose Officer and Corporate Responsibility Leader


MariSnyderMari Snyder
Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility
Marriott International



Karen Sommer
Director of Global Public Affairs
Johnson Controls


MattSwibelMatt Swibel
Director of Corporate Sustainability
Lockheed Martin Corporation


AliTuckAli Tuck
Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Viacommunity Brand Solutions


DebraVernonDebra Vernon
Manager, Corporate Responsibility
American Water


CourtneyWallizeCourtney Wallize
Corporate Director of Ethics and Business Conduct
Northrop Grumman Corporation


JasonWaltersJason Walters
Senior Manager of Global Sustainability
Gap, Inc.


AndyWuAndy Wu
Principal of the Office of Sustainability
CA Technologies




Posted February 11, 2016 in Vol. 7 No 1 - January/February 2016