Keynote Speakers

The 5th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium: “Here and Now”

Friday, March 1, 2013, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland

Keynote Speakers

Lisa Hall, President & CEO , Calvert Foundation

Lisa Hall

Lisa Hall is the newly appointed President and CEO of Calvert Foundation, appointed by the Board in January 2011. Lisa, who joined Calvert Foundation in 2005, brings nearly 25 years of industry experience and has held multiple policy and financial posts. Lisa has held positions in real estate and community development finance with the Enterprise Foundation, JP Morgan Chase and Travelers Insurance. She holds a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard University. In 2003, Lisa participated in the American Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a travel program for emerging leaders from the US and Europe. Lisa serves on the Boards of Mentor’s Inc., The Funders’ Network, and ROC USA. She is also a member of the CARS (CDFI Assessment and Rating Systems) Advisory Council and a non-board member of the Policy and Communications Committee of the Corporation for Enterprise Development, a national non-profit that aims to expand economic opportunity. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Social Value Creation. Lisa lives in Northeast Washington, DC with her husband and young daughter.

Elysa Hammond
Director of Environmental Stewardship 
CLIF Bar

Elysa Hammond

Elysa J. Hammond is the staff ecologist and Director of Environmental Stewardship of Clif Bar Inc., a maker of all-natural energy and nutrition foods. This decade old company has achieved double-digit annual revenue growth, won a long list of employment, diversity, and sustainability awards, and has ultimately raised the bar for fellow entrepreneurs on what it means to be a sustainable business. She started by helping Clif Bar become the first certified organic energy bar, then went on to redesign to the bars’ packaging to save 90,000 pounds of shrink wrap every year. Hammond also helps Clif Bar address the impacts from the internal workings of its offices. In addition to her work at Clif Bar, Hammond is an honorary research associate at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, N.Y., and a member of the Greenhouse Network, a grassroots movement working to stop global warming. She holds a Master of Forest Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies with a specialty in the ecology of food production systems.