COMMIT!Forum 2016 Agenda
9:15 am - 11:00 amExclusive Workshop with MGM Resorts International: Innovation & Engagement on Societal Issues [More Info]
Suzette Meade, Vice President of Communications for Regional Operations, MGM Resorts International
Shelley Gitomer, Vice President of Philanthropy & Community Engagement, MGM Resorts International
Yalmaz Siddiqui, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, MGM Resorts International
11:00 am - 11:15 amNetworking Break [More Info]
11:15 am - 12:00 pmManaging Reputation Risk: A Low-Tech, High-Touch, Cross-Functional Process [More Info]
Anthony Johndrow, CEO, Reputation Economy Advisors
Joan Walker, Former COO, Allstate
Richard Woods, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Capital One
A View From The Top: Governance of the Corporate Sustainability Function [More Info]
Louis Coppola, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Governance & Accountability Institute
Veena Ramani, Senior Director, Ceres
How to Build an Inclusive Talent Strategy [More Info]
Nereida Perez, CEO, Diversity Basics
12:05 pm - 12:50 pmUnderstanding the Impact of Reputation [More Info]
Beth Rusert, Senior Vice President & Partner, Standing Partnership
How to Have it All: Collaborating for Supply Chain Sustainability [More Info]
Stewart Leeth, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Kraig Westerbeek, Vice President for Environment, Engineering, and Support Services for Smithfield Hog Production, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Maggie Monast, Sustainable Sourcing Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
Molly Toot, Professional Sustainability Manager, SUSTAIN®, a Land O’Lakes Business
Best Practices in Advancing Women in Middle Management [More Info]
Susan McPherson, Founder and CEO, McPherson Strategies
Patsy Doerr, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
12:50 pm - 1:15 pmNetworking Lunch
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmOpening Remarks [More Info]
Elliot Clark, CEO, SharedXpertise, CR Magazine
1:45 pm - 2:00 pmThe Cost of a Bad Reputation [More Info]
Sue Marks, CEO, Cielo
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmDriving the Future of the CR Profession [More Info]
Bart Alexander, Principal, Alexander & Associates LLC
Crystal Adams, Assistant Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Crowe Horwath LLP
Doris Gonzalez, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, Americas, IBM Corporation
Nick Anderson, Associate, MorganMyers
2:35 pm - 3:05 pmDriving the Business to Build Social Impact [More Info]
Dawn Emling, Global Head of Strategy - Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
Patsy Doerr, Global Head, Corporate Responsibility and Inclusion, Thomson Reuters
3:05 pm - 3:15 pmAround the Kitchen Table: Life on a Coffee Farm [More Info]
Ken Lander, Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer, THRIVE Farmers
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmNetworking Break
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmInnovation at Mosaic [More Info]
Benjamin Pratt, Vice President, Corporate Public Affairs, The Mosaic Company
4:15 pm - 4:45 pmNext Gen Responsible Extractives: Leveraging Deep Ecology & Virtual Reality (VR) for High Impact Messaging of Mining's Needs, Opportunities, and 21st Century Solutions [More Info]
4:45 pm - 5:30 pmCOMMIT!Forum Issue Tables [More Info]
5:30 pm - 8:30 pmMovie Premiere - Generation Startup: The Power of Entrepreneurship [More Info]
Shannon Schuyler, Principal; Chief Purpose Officer; Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer; President, The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers
Cheryl Miller Houser, Co-Director & Producer, GENERATION STARTUP
Andrew Yang, Founder & CEO, Venture For America
Labib Rahman, Fellow, Class of 2014, Venture for America

9:00 am - 9:45 amWhat CSR Needs: One Nonprofit’s Response [More Info]
Ed Grocholski, Senior Vice President of Brand, Junior Achievement USA
Leveraging Networks to Integrate and Advance Sustainability [More Info]
Marilyn Johnson, Head of Sustainability, IHS Markit
Stewart Rassier, Director, Executive Education, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
9:45 am - 10:00 amNetworking Break
10:00 am - 10:30 amBest Practices in Conflict Mineral Reporting: Case Study on Automotive Industry [More Info]
Tanya Bolden, Director, Corporate Responsibility Products & Services, AIAG
10:30 am - 11:00 amCreating a Culture of Purpose and Engagement: The Approach, Programs and Results [More Info]
Danielle Holly, CEO, Common Impact
Stephen Neff, Chief Technology Officer, Fidelity Investments
Mari Snyder, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Marriott International, Inc.
Tara Cardone, Vice President, Employee Engagement, JPMorgan Chase
11:00 am - 11:45 amInterview with Responsible CEO Manny Chirico [More Info]
Manny Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PVH Corp.
Elliot Clark, CEO, SharedXpertise, CR Magazine
11:45 am - 12:30 pmShared Responsibility: An Exclusive CEO Panel (Speakers Subject to Change) [More Info]
Richard Noll, Chairman and CEO, HanesBrands
Richard Shadyac, President and CEO, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch [More Info]
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmEffective & Innovative Ideas in Sustainable Supply Chain [More Info]
Maureen Kline, Director of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Pirelli Tire LLC
Jeffrey Whitford, Head of Global Corporate Responsibility, Merck KGaA
Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmEmissions Impact of Recycling and Evolving Goals for Today’s Changing Waste Stream [More Info]
Susan Robinson, Federal Public Affairs Director, Waste Management
2:30 pm - 2:50 pmCR Magazine's 100 Best Sector List Announcement [More Info]
Larry Basinait, Vice President – Market Research, SharedXpertise
2:50 pm - 3:00 pmClosing Remarks [More Info]
Elliot Clark, CEO, SharedXpertise, CR Magazine
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmVIP CEO Reception - Invitation Only [More Info]
6:30 pm - 9:30 pmCR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner - Separate Admission Fee Required [More Info]