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Speaker Biographies | 2019 International Corporate Citizenship Conference

We are pleased to welcome CSR and sustainability professionals to the 2019 International Corporate Citzenship Conference. This list of speakers will grow as they are announced. Please see General Sessions and Breakout Sessions to learn more about the agenda in Dallas on April 28-30. 

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GENERAL SESSION SPEAKERS:

More to be announced; Times are tentative and subject to change

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 7:00 p.m.
From unacceptable results to an award-winning program

J. Reymundo Ocañas

J. Reymundo Ocañas

Executive Vice President, Director of Communications & Responsible Business, BBVA Compass

J. Reymundo Ocañas is the Director of Communications & Responsible Business and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer for BBVA Compass. He also serves as president of the BBVA Compass Foundation, the bank’s charitable arm, as well as president of BBVA Compass Charity, the bank’s employee giving program. Ocañas oversees the bank’s External Communications, CRA program, community development finance, community relations, corporate citizenship, reputation management and diversity and sustainability reporting. He reports to President & CEO and U.S. Country Manager Javier Rodríguez Soler. Before joining the bank in 2009, Ocañas previously held positions with Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, the Texas Association of Community Development Corporations and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ocañas serves as a board member of the Texas Mezzanine Fund based in Dallas, LiftFund (formerly ACCION Texas) based in San Antonio and the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF) based in San Francisco, each of which is a Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). He additionally serves on the board of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, based in Washington, DC. He is a member of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Bankers’ Community Collaborative Council and the Executive Forum of the Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Ocañas also received Affordable Housing Finance Certification and Economic Development Finance Certification from the National Development Council, Corporate Citizenship Management Certification from Boston College and Leadership in Reputation Management Certification from the Reputation Institute. He was selected as a First Movers Fellow by the Aspen Institute in 2017.

Evan Matzen

Evan Matzen

Senior Vice President, Director of Corporate Citizenship Communications & Responsible Business, BBVA Compass

Evan Matzen is the Director of Corporate Citizenship for BBVA Compass and manages the community giving, employee giving and employee volunteerism programs, and the BBVA Compass Foundation. His division is also responsible for strategic social impact initiatives, including the BBVA Center for Financial Education and BBVA Momentum, as well as diversity and inclusion and management of the national Community Advisory Board. Evan reports to J. Reymundo Ocañas, Director of Communications & Responsible Business. Prior to joining BBVA Compass he was a Professional Fellow with the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany, supporting large global companies with transatlantic cooperation in corporate social responsibility, where he worked extensively on aligning businesses with the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Before his fellowship he led the Sustainability and Utility Rebates Departments at HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, where he his departments helped customers save 84 billion gallons of water, 20.4 million metric tons of greenhouse gases, and $3.57 billion in utility expenses. Evan is a LEED AP O+M, and has supported non-profit organizations in San Diego achieve LEED certification for their buildings through the San Diego Green Building Council. He was the Chairman of the Board of Sustainable Surplus Exchange, a non-profit that focuses on repurposing business assets into the non-profit community. Evan earned his BA in Religion and Geology from Bowdoin College, and his MBA and Master of Finance from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

Janie Barrera

Janie Barrera

Founding President and CEO, LiftFund

Janie Barrera is founding president and CEO of LiftFund, the largest nonprofit micro- and small-business lender in the United States. The organization provides loans and management training to enterprises, from startups to long established businesses and operates in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Since its inception in 1994, LiftFund has disbursed more than 20,000 loans totaling more than $300 million – with an impressive 94 percent repayment rate. Barrera has received nationwide recognition for her accomplishments, including the Small Business Administration Financial Services Advocate of the Year and the Minority Enterprise Development Consortium's Corporate Advocate of the Year. President Barack Obama appointed Ms. Barrera to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability and she was named to the board of directors for the Federal Reserve of Dallas’ San Antonio Branch. In 2015, she was named to San Antonio Business Hall of Fame. She received a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi and a master's degree in business administration from the University of the Incarnate Word.

MONDAY, APRIL 29, 8:30 a.m.
It’s not just CSR: It’s personal—How Mary Kay took its cornerstone grants program and is turning it into an inspiring citizenship effort

Dr. Lucy Gildea

Dr. Lucy Gildea

Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Mary Kay

Dr. Lucy Gildea serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Mary Kay. Dr. Gildea joined Mary Kay in March 2017, following a successful 16-year career at Procter & Gamble. Since joining Mary Kay, Dr. Gildea has quickly made an impact playing an integral role in creating and executing Mary Kay’s global product strategy and innovation pipeline. She is an energetic and action-oriented leader who has developed strong global relationships. Dr. Gildea holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Georgetown College and a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology, immunology, and infectious diseases from the University of Cincinnati.

MONDAY | APRIL 29, 12:45 p.m.
Engineering the future: The case for investing in STEM education

Peter Balyta

Peter Balyta

President, Education Technology; Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Academic Engagement, Texas Instruments Incorporated

Peter Balyta, Ph.D., leads academic engagement and corporate citizenship for Texas Instruments, and serves as president of TI Education Technology. Balyta also leads TI’s university research program, which involves partnering with engineering schools on research projects in life-improving areas from energy harvesting to automotive safety. Peter joined Texas Instruments in 2000, and brings his experience from the classroom and his key leadership roles in marketing, sales, and product strategy to support TI’s education vision of equipping and inspiring future generations of engineers. Prior to joining TI, he was a mathematics educator, math and science district supervisor and a Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) instructor. Balyta holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and technology education from McGill University in Montréal (Québec) Canada; a master of science in mathematics education from Concordia University; and a master of business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. He serves on a variety of boards that support his desire to engage students in STEM subjects and help them build the problem-solving and critical thinking skills needed to become the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. These include the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, the UT Dallas Executive Board, and the Faculty Advisory Board of his alma mater, McGill University. He is also an active member of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Executive Forum, and the COMMIT! Partnership Leadership Council.

Jennifer Bartkowski

Jennifer Bartkowski

Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

Jennifer Bartkowski serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Ms. Bartkowski has been with GSNETX since 2009 and served as Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer before assuming the role of CEO. Today, Jennifer is leading an organizational transformation for the organization. With a strategic focus on membership growth, 21st century programming and brand, Jennifer is committed to ensuring that Girl Scouts is relevant to today’s girl and her parents. With a commitment to changing the workforce pipeline of North Texas, Jennifer chairs a national STEM initiative that was built on the success of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ $14M STEM Center of Excellence in southwest Dallas. This 92-acre campus is a living laboratory for girls to explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Today, the STEM Center serves as a 21st century program facility for 4,000 local Girl Scouts, as a field trip destination for students throughout North Texas and as a model for the Girl Scout movement. Before joining Girl Scouts in 2009, Jennifer served as the Senior Vice President of Workplace Campaigns for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, responsible for leading an annual campaign of more than $50 million. Jennifer’s career began after receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Public Administration, with a nonprofit management focus, at Texas A&M University. She has worked with a variety of organizations including the American Lung Association of Texas, United Way/Capital Area, private start-up Charitygift, and as an independent consultant. Jennifer is a graduate of Leadership Dallas, Class of 2016, and is an active member of the Leadership Dallas Alumnae Board. She is also a board member and passionate advocate for Carson’s Village. Jennifer is the recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Women in Business Award and was proud that Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was recognized in 2016 as the Nonprofit of the Year by Dallas-based CNM Connect.

Steven Smith

Steven Smith

Electrical Engineer, Texas Instruments Incorporated; robotics competition mentor for Conrad High School in Dallas

Steven is an engineer for Texas Instruments by day, and a mentor for the Conrad High School robotics team in the Dallas Independent School District by night, and weekends, and every free moment he can find when he’s not working. He began volunteering with Conrad’s robotics club in 2013 and estimates that he and other mentors invest 600-900 hours with the club each year. Steven believes in the power of robotics mentorship to nurture confidence, teamwork, and STEM learning skills among students in a fun and competitive way. Over the years, he has witnessed the transformation of students who were once high school freshmen with little or no experience in robotics, who are now STEM experts, studying math and engineering in college.

Quynh-Anh Dang

Quynh-Anh Dang

Biochemistry sophomore, Southern Methodist University; Girl Scouts Gold Award recipient

Quynh-Anh Dang is studying biochemistry and business management at Southern Methodist University, where she is a President’s Scholar and University Honors student. She recognizes that the Girl Scouts of the USA has inspired her to discover her passion for biological research and develop the confidence to ask questions and seek answers in the field of genetics. Quynh-Anh is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and continues to stay involved with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas through the STEM Center of Excellence, the alumni network, and mentorship opportunities. She is currently on a pre-medical track and plans to work in the nonprofit industry.

MONDAY | APRIL 29, 3:15 p.m.
Serving Those Who Serve

STUART PARKER

STUART PARKER

Chief Executive Officer, USAA

Stuart Parker is CEO of USAA, one of America's leading financial services companies. The association has served military families since 1922 and is well known for its exceptional service. It offers its more than 12.7 million members a full range of insurance, banking, and investment products as well as financial advice and planning to meet their financial needs. Headquartered in San Antonio, with offices throughout the United States and in Europe, USAA owns or manages assets totaling more than $250 billion.

Harriet Dominique

Harriet Dominique

Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs, USAA

Harriet Dominique is Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs at USAA, responsible for leading USAA’s philanthropic strategies, engagement, and communications. She leads a team that deploys USAA’s charitable investments, employee volunteer programs, promotes financial readiness for the military community and educational initiatives to benefit local communities where USAA has a physical presence. Harriet also serves as President of The USAA Foundation and President of The USAA Educational Foundation.

MONDAY | April 29, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.
Every house needs a solid foundation

Melissa M. MacDonnell

Melissa M. MacDonnell

President, Liberty Mutual Foundation & Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Melissa M. MacDonnell is the Vice President of Liberty Mutual Insurance and the Founder & President of the Liberty Mutual Foundation. Since its inception in 2003, Liberty Mutual Foundation has committed approximately $200 million dollars to 1,150+ organizations through direct grants, and has impacted thousands of other nonprofits nationally through employee matching. In addition to leading the Liberty Mutual Foundation, Melissa oversees “Liberty Torchbearers” the company’s robust employee giving, service and volunteering programs. A longtime steward of her community, Melissa sits on several boards and committees, including as a director on the Don and Marilyn Rodman Foundation and Horizons for Homeless Children. She is a member of Mayor Walsh’s ‘Rising to the Challenge’ Executive Committee to End Youth & Young Adult Homelessness in Boston and the Family Led Stability Pilot Leadership Committee. Melissa is a proud member of the Executive Forum for the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, which represents the cutting edge of corporate philanthropic thought from some of the world’s largest and most respected companies. The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts and Mass Mentoring Partnership have named Melissa Vice Chair of the boards of their respective organizations. She served on the Leadership Advisory Board for Rosie’s Place, and as Chair of Faith and Action at United Way. Melissa also supported Bruce Wall Ministries as a member of its board. She has helped chair record-breaking fundraisers for many non-profits including Big Sister Association, Whittier Street Health Center, Salvation Army and Community Servings. Over the course of her career, Melissa has received the Legends Award from Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Women for Whittier Award, Big Sister’s BFF Award, and has been named to the Academy of Women Achievers by the YWCA, Boston’s ten outstanding young leaders and Top 40 Under 40. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Science in finance with a concentration in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a Master’s of Business Administration from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. A constant mentor, she volunteers as a tutor for Sudanese women at the South Sudanese Enrichment Center and for 15 years, mentored a girl from Germaine Lawrence (a residential treatment program). Melissa remains a passionate believer in giving a voice to those who have been silenced, and in coming alongside those who have been let down by families, systems and society. She believes deeply in the potential of the private sector, in concert with the community at-large, to ignite social good.

Klare Shaw

Klare Shaw

National Director of Programs, Corporate Giving, Liberty Mutual Insurance

National Director of Programs, Klare Shaw, works with the Foundation President and staff to oversee Liberty Mutual Insurance’s corporate giving in Boston, Seattle and Dallas. Liberty’s philanthropy focuses on organizations that provide accessibility for people with disabilities; security for men, women, and children who are homeless; and educational opportunities for children who are in need. The Foundation is among the largest corporate donors in Boston. In 2013, Klare was the Executive Director of a new BPS Office formed to further the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Acceleration Agenda. She became the Senior Advisor to then Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) Supt. Carol R. Johnson in 2012. Shaw spent a year and a half bridging BPS and City Hall to support Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s “External Advisory Committee for Improving School Choice”. Prior to that position, Klare was Senior Advisor for the Arts at EdVestors, working with its leadership, the BPS and other key donors on the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative. For a decade until 2010, she was a Senior Advisor/Program Officer for Education, Arts and Culture at the Barr Foundation. Before holding that post, Klare was Executive Director of the Boston Globe Foundation, the corporate foundation of the Boston Globe Newspaper Company. Earlier, Shaw was also in charge of Boston contributions for the Bank of New England, NA. In the 80’s she held several positions at the state arts council--now called the MA Cultural Council. She brings expertise from her nonprofit and community experiences with Action for Boston Community Development, the Boston Children's Museum, and the YWCA-Aswalos House. Currently active on several boards, she is the parent of two adults and is a grandmother.

Donna Latson Gittens

Donna Latson Gittens

CEO & Founder, MORE Advertising

In 1997, at the height of a successful career in broadcast television, Donna Latson Gittens made a life-changing decision. Armed with creative vision and passion for community, Donna redirected her boundless energy to create a new form of advertising – one that leveraged the power of media and strong creative to affect much-needed social change. Over the ensuing 20+ years, Donna’s agency, renamed MORE Advertising in 2015, has marketed sustainable change – at the social, institutional, and personal level – on matters of considerable public importance. In addition to smoking cessation, MORE Advertising has effectively raised awareness and promoted new behaviors related to opioid abuse, gambling, HIV prevention, and domestic violence, as well as opening access – often for diverse, underserved populations – to affordable housing, higher education, health care, and employment. For example, MORE has implemented five campaigns in recent years aimed at curbing the raging, deadly opioid epidemic, one of which included the award-winning #StateWithoutStigma initiative requested by MA Governor Charlie Baker. Building an ongoing record of success, MORE Advertising would later adopt the tagline, ""The Agency of Change."" In the meantime, Donna’s public position, activism, and expertise in social change prompted countless invitations for her to chair or join panel discussions, keynote special events, and participate on numerous committees. For example, she has helped the Boston Red Sox Charitable Foundation promote its community initiatives for the past 18 “seasons.” As a member of the Red Sox Marketing team, she recently helped develop the strategy for “Take the LEAD,” an innovative program embraced by ALL Boston professional sports teams to stand up to racism and hate speech. Donna's numerous awards and honors include: the Pinnacle Award for Achievement in Entrepreneurship presented by the Women’s Network of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; the 1st Annual Jackie Robinson Award for Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner from the Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball; and winner of the 1st Annual Shark Tank competition held in 2014 by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council. She is also a very proud owner of three Boston Red Sox World Series Championship rings. Appointed by Governor Charles Baker, Donna is a member of the Massachusetts Marketing Partnership; she also serves on the Board of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts. She is a C-Suite member of The Partnership and the Greater Boston Chamber Small Business Advisory Committee. Ms. Latson Gittens holds a BA from Park University, an MBA from Northeastern University, and an honorary doctorate degree from Elms College in Springfield MA. A Dorchester resident for over 30 years, she is married to Robert P. Gittens and is mother of two adult children.

TUESDAY | APRIL 30, 8:00 a.m.
Making your disaster philanthropy and engagement more strategic

Joe Ruiz

Joe Ruiz

Director, Humanitarian Relief & Resilience, Environmental Sustainability and Communications, The UPS Foundation

Joe oversees The UPS Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program, directing The UPS Foundation’s work in Disaster Resilience and Health System Strengthening combining philanthropic investments, technical expertise, skilled volunteerism, thought leadership collaboration, and global logistical support. In this role, Joe leads the award-winning Medical Drone Network initiative launched in 2016 in Rwanda. He also oversees UPS supply chain logisticians deployed around the world including: The UPS Humanitarian Expert on Mission Program that embeds skilled volunteers for up to 9 months with UN and other non-governmental organizations to strengthen public health supply chains; The Logistics Emergency Team (LET) loaned manager program that deploys supply chain experts to assist the U.N. Global Logistics Cluster within 48 hours of disasters and crises to stand up humanitarian supply chains. Since 2007, The UPS Foundation has deployed logistics experts and resources in Indonesia (2007), Myanmar (2008), Haiti (2008), Philippines (2009), Padang (2009), Haiti (2010), Pakistan (2010), Japan, Horn of Africa, Nigeria (2011), Sahel Region of Africa (2012), Philippines (2013 and 2014), Nepal (2015) Haiti (2016) Peru, Kenya, and Puerto Rico (2017), Bangladesh, Indonesia (2018). Joe also manages the UPS Logistics Action Team (LAT) initiative that deploys logistics coordinators to assist to in Red Cross emergency operation centers in the aftermath of domestic disasters. The LAT has been deployed in: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, California, Tennessee, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Colorado. In 2018, The UPS Foundation deployed LAT support in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. Joe also coordinates air, ocean and ground shipments across UPS’s global transportation network to bring life-sustaining supplies to disaster survivors and refugee aid agencies. In 2018, The UPS Foundation transported more than 600 in-kind shipments across 71 countries, including support for the global refugee crisis and Ebola response efforts. Joe also oversees The UPS Foundation’s Communications -- Foundation website, Twitter page, Social Impact Report and coordinated messaging with UPS Foundation partners. He also oversees The UPS Foundation’s Global Forestry Initiative to plant 15 million trees by 2020. Joe currently serves on multiple boards including The Salvation Army National Advisory Board, The Center for Disaster Philanthropy, and The Good360 Corporate Advisory Council. He is a former member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk & Resilience and formerly served the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) on the Executive Committee.

Robert G. Ottenhoff

Robert G. Ottenhoff

President and CEO, CDP

Robert G. Ottenhoff, a veteran in philanthropy, nonprofit leadership, and entrepreneurship, is the inaugural president and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. CDP seeks to transform how donors think about, respond and give to natural disasters, moving it from reactive response, to one focused on increasing strategy and impact. CDP offers information, analysis and reports about disasters on its website and provides tools, expert analysis and strategic guidance. The Chronicle of Philanthropy recognized the launch of CDP as “one of the five high points of 2012”. Prior to joining CDP, Bob spent a decade as president and CEO of GuideStar, an industry leader in the use of providing high-quality data to help donors make better decisions and improve nonprofit practice. He led efforts to develop www.guidestar.org.into a nationally respected, comprehensive source of reports and services on more than 1.5 million nonprofits and built partnerships with many leading corporations and foundations. While there, Bob developed a sustainable “freemium” business model which supports free and fee-based services to more than 10 million users annually and generates most of GuideStar’s operating revenues. Before GuideStar, he had more than 25 years of management experience in public broadcasting, including nearly ten years as chief operating officer, and acting president, of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS); serving as executive director of the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority; and founding WBGO-FM, in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area.

Zack Rosenburg

Zack Rosenburg

Co-Founder & CEO, SBP

Zack co-founded SBP in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina. He plays a direct role in the advisement of local and state government officials to help create long-term recovery programs. For his work, Zack has been recognized as one of the 2018 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship. Zack has been featured in Newsweek, US News and World Report, Politico, WSJ and Washington Post and has been recognized as New Orleanian of the Year and Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Champion of Justice, and received the Manhattan Institute Social Innovation Award. Before founding SBP, Zack was an E. Barrett Prettyman Teaching Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center and he ran a criminal defense practice in Washington, DC. Zack received a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University and a J.D. from the American University Washington School of Law and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Muhlenberg College and distinguished alumnus award from Washington College of Law.

Renee Wizig-Barrios

Renee Wizig-Barrios

Senior Vice President, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Greater Houston Community Foundation

Renée Wizig-Barrios leads the foundation's efforts to provide its donors with opportunities to participate in high-engagement, high-impact philanthropy. She leads a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to helping individuals, families, businesses, and foundations achieve their charitable goals by providing resources including programming, research, convening, and consulting. Renée is a frequent speaker on philanthropy for leading local and national philanthropic associations and audiences. She joined the organization in 2010 after serving as Lead Organizer for The Metropolitan Organization. She brings more than 20 years' experience in the nonprofit sector, with experience in leadership development, community engagement, cross-cultural partnerships, program management, fundraising, and public policy to her role. Renée is a summa cum laude graduate of Washington University in St. Louis.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 1:00 p.m.
Closing Keynote Speaker Session

Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink

Best-Selling Author, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive and A Whole New Mind.

Daniel H. Pink is one of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His books on work, business, and behavior have been won multiple awards, been translated into 38 languages, and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. His books include: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller. Named Amazon’s Best Business Book of 2018. To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. A #1 best seller on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post lists and winner of the American Marketing Association’s Berry Book Prize for the year’s best book on marketing. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. #1 New York Times best seller. 159 weeks on the New York Times best seller lists. National bestseller in Japan and the UK. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. 96 weeks on the New York Times best seller lists. Freshman Read at several US colleges and universities. In 2008, Oprah Winfrey gave away 4,500 copies of the book to Stanford University's graduating class when she was the school’s commencement speaker. The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need. The first American business book in the Japanese comic format known as manga and the only graphic novel to appear on the BusinessWeek best seller list. Named an American Library Association best graphic novel for teens. Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself. Washington Post best seller. Named by the U.S. Department of Labor as one a Book That Shaped Work in America over the last 100 years. Pink was host and co-executive producer of Crowd Control, a National Geographic Television series on behavioral science. He also appears frequently on NPR, PBS, and other TV and radio networks in the US and abroad. He has been a contributing editor at Fast Company and Wired as well as a business columnist for The Sunday Telegraph. His articles and essays have also appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The New Republic, and other publications. In 2007, he was a Japan Society Media fellow in Tokyo, where he studied the country’s massive comic industry. For the last six years, London-based Thinkers50 has named him one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. His TED Talk on the science of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time, with more than 20 million views. His RSA Animate video about the ideas in his book, Drive, has collected more than 15 million views. Before venturing out on his own 20 years ago, Pink worked in several positions in politics and government, including serving from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University, where he was a Truman Scholar and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School. He has also received honorary degrees from several colleges and universities, including Georgetown University and the Pratt Institute. Pink and his wife live in Washington, DC. They have three children—a college senior, a college sophomore, and a 10th grader.

Brian Philips

Brian Philips

President and Chief Executive Officer, FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc.

Since Brian Philips stepped into his role as president and chief executive officer in 2007, FedEx Office has evolved from the corner copy shop into an unparalleled print production and transportation network that serves businesses and individuals at 2,000 locations nationwide. FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc., is an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX). Brian leads the strategic direction, product and service vision for FedEx Office, as well as the ongoing growth and development of the Company and its approximately 15,000 Team Members. The eCommerce boom has created an increasing demand for convenient, flexible package delivery. Under Brian’s leadership, FedEx Office is helping FedEx meet that demand with an ever expanding network of retail stores and on-campus locations at hotels, hospitals, convention centers and universities. The Company’s physical and digital print production capabilities also fulfill the customized marketing communication needs of businesses large and small. Brian joined FedEx in October 1993 and advanced into positions of increasing responsibility. In his first role at FedEx Office, he managed the company’s worldwide business performance as executive vice president and chief operating officer, a role that included operations, retail sales, marketing and strategy. Earlier in his FedEx career, Brian served as vice president of U.S. marketing at FedEx Services, and as managing director of segment and sponsorship marketing for FedEx Express. In 1996, he gained international operations experience as managing director of marketing for the Latin America and Caribbean division in Miami, Fla. He also held various positions in the Service Development Marketing department. Brian worked in the marketing department of Kimberly Clark Corporation before joining FedEx. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Brian graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and then earned his Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. He has served on the executive committee for the Dallas Regional Chamber and on the advisory boards for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Teach for America, among others. Brian is also a member of the North Texas chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).