Movers, Shakers & Impact Makers: Unique career paths, CSR jobs, and promotions

unique career paths

Featured this week: Sarah Humphrey, Janine Kraus, and Shannon Fisher, Texas Health Resources Foundation; Farm Credit Mid-America; Altria; Analog Devices; CBRE; JP Morgan Chase; Merck; Qurate Retail Group; SMBC; Suffolk Construction; Take-Two Interactive; Travelers; Western Digital; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota; Kiddie Academy; National Grid; Sempra Foundation; Catalent, DPR Construction, State Street; Splunk

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Sarah Humphrey and Janine Kraus were announced by the Texas Health Resources Foundation as new vice presidents to lead fundraising efforts in the Greater Fort Worth and North regions. These leaders will join Shannon Fisher, vice president of Foundation and Fund Development, who is currently responsible for the Greater Dallas fundraising strategy and Community Impact. Kraus will serve as vice president of Foundation and Fund Development in Greater Fort Worth, and Humphrey will serve as vice president of Foundation and Fund Development in the North Region.

Emmanuel Wallace, intern at Farm Credit Mid-America, was featured by the company for his unique career path story. A summer program at Tennessee State University, a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), helped Wallace to decide on pivoting from a career in engineering to agriculture. An internship with Farm Credit, as part of the company's Launching Leaders program for students at HBCUs, helped solidify that career path. His plan after TSU is to get a master’s in public administration, which he hopes will ultimately lead to a job affecting change. “Most of the time agriculture, especially with policy, is tied to farmers and the rural communities because that’s where agriculture is," says Wallace. "But at the same time certain policies also affect the inner-city communities and we need farming programs so we have access to fresh food as well.”

Member Job Postings

Richmond, VA
Senior Environmental Specialist

Analog Devices 
Wilmington, MA
CSR Specialist

Apollo Global Management (Just Added!)
New York, NY
Impact Measuring & Monitoring, Associate

Multiple Locations
Corporate Communications Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

Blue Shield of California
Oakland, CA
Senior Corporate Citizenship Specialist

JPMorgan Chase 
Multiple Locations
Corporate Responsibility, Grants Management VP

JPMorgan Chase 
Multiple Locations
Corporate Responsibility Grants Associate

Merck (Just Added!)
Kenilworth, NJ
Executive Director, ESG Strategy & Engagement

Qurate Retail Group 
West Chester, PA
Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility

Qurate Retail Group 
West Chester, PA
Senior Community Affairs Partner

New York, NY
ESG Reporting & Disclosure Manager, Vice President

Suffolk Construction 
Boston, MA
Program Coordinator, Giving Circle

Take-Two Interactive 
New York, NY
Global Director, ESG

Hartford, CT
Operations Manager, Community Relations 

Western Digital
San Jose, CA
Corporate Sustainability Analyst

Member Companies in the News

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation has awarded more than $1.2M in grants to 11 nonprofits in Minnesota to support their efforts in helping people access health care coverage. The grants are part of a specific strategy within the Foundation, which seeks to increase health care coverage across Minnesota, build capacity in the grantee organizations and increase awareness about the communities in Minnesota most impacted by a lack of health coverage.

Kiddie Academy is hosting children and families for its Field Day program, a fitness-themed event filled with developmentally appropriate games and physical activities, while supporting various nonprofit groups with donations. One charity recipient will be Kiddie Academy's national partnering nonprofit, Family Promise, an organization designed to empower families experiencing homelessness. Field Day will be hosted at Kiddie Academy locations across the country during the month of November.

National Grid will become the first energy company in the Northeast to pilot a fully electric Ford E-Transit cargo van for day-to-day operations in a pilot collaboration with Ford Motor Company. Throughout the one-month pilot, the vehicle will be used to perform normal field work that is ordinarily done by gas-powered vehicles, such as regular home meter-readings. National Grid announced the news as an important step toward reaching its company-wide goal of moving to a 100% electric fleet by 2030 for its light-duty vehicles.

Sempra Foundation was featured in the Times of San Diego for donating nearly $500,000 to an organization based in Tijuana in an effort to improve energy access and reduce emissions in Mexico. The funds will allow Fundacion Mozcalti to provide cleaner cook stoves to vulnerable and indigenous communities. The donation is slated to benefit 28 communities, with approximately 2,400 households receiving stoves in the states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, and Puebla.

Members on the Move

Members from Catalent, DPR Construction, State Street, and more registered this week to attend the International Corporate Citizenship Conference 2022. Learn more about joining them to learn and network with hundreds of professionals in the CSR field: Register today.

This week, we proudly welcome new member Splunk! Learn more about joining them, along with more than 10,000 professionals in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship member community: Member Benefits