The advisory board for the Center for Social Value Creation provides guidance
and counsel to the center in its strategic functions and outreach with business,
nonprofit and public sector communities.
John Chickering, CRM
John is a vice president at Fidelity Investments, where he has held various technology
roles over the last 15 years, including eight years in CIO roles at two companies
in Fidelity’s venture capital portfolio. John is currently a driving force in Fidelity’s
firm-wide electronic delivery program. :: show more
A former licensed merchant marine engineering officer, John began his career
in the engine rooms of merchant ships where the exposure to heat, pressure and noise
(not to mention constant travel) would serve as excellent training for 20+ years
of managing emerging technology. John’s experience as a consultant, software vendor,
end user, author, and lecturer gives him a unique perspective on managing information.
John is also serves on the board of directors at AIIM, the leading nonprofit
organization focused on helping users to understand the challenges associated with
managing documents, content, records, and business processes. He currently serves
as board chair.
John is a certified records manager (CRM) and holds an MBA (operations research)
from the University of Maryland and a BS (marine engineering) from the United States
Merchant Marine Academy. He is also the author of articles in the trade press and
in peer review journals, as well as an occasional speaker at both industry conferences
and seminars hosted in academia. John is an active volunteer with several community
Lisa Hall has led Calvert Foundation as president and CEO since January 2011.
Having joined Calvert Foundation in 2005, Lisa's background includes nearly 25 years
of industry experience at multiple policy and financial posts. :: show more
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 U.S. and Europe.
Lisa serves on the boards of Mentor’s Inc., The Funders’ Network and ROC USA.
She also serves on the executive committee of ANDE (Aspen Network for Development
Entrepreneurs) and the board of Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter
School in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Lisa lives in Northeast
Washington, D.C., with her husband and young daughter.
Robert Kashan, CEO and founder of EarthColor, Inc., has more than 30 years of
experience directing as many as 700 employees with revenues in excess of $200 million.
Robert has led EarthColor through start-up, acquisition, merger, consolidation,
and growth modes. :: show more
After graduating from the Smith School of Business, Robert started his own printing
company. Unlike many who worked in the industry at the time, he looked upon this
industry as a business rather than a trade, but realized that in order to grow the
business he needed the most talented people in every area of the print production
In the early 1980s, technology transformed the industry. This change brought
economies of scale and best-practices to an industry that greatly needed them. By
embracing these new technologies Robert and his company were able to greatly increase
efficiencies and productivity, attract extremely talented people, and grow the business
both organically and through acquisition.
Robert is skilled in the M&A process and constantly challenges and focuses on
the financial importance of growing a business. Today, EarthColor is one of the
leading commercial print and integrated marketing companies in the US with a reputation
for producing outstanding work, but more importantly, as a leader in environmental
and sustainability initiatives.
EarthColor is dedicated to a strong sustainability initiative. It is about ‘doing
the right thing’ and embracing practices that continue to reduce waste and have
a positive impact on the environment.
Robert has long believed in enhancing client value by integrating/deploying the
latest technology, developing streamlined digital workflows and providing customers
with the most cost effective solution in the marketplace. EarthColor is a preferred
total solution provider to many Fortune 200 companies and offers prepress, asset
management, print (sheetfed/web/digital), binding, finishing, fulfillment, mailing,
and innovative integrated marketing solutions.
Stanley S. Litow
Stanley S. Litow is IBM's vice president of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate
Affairs and president of IBM's Foundation. He heads global corporate citizenship
and corporate social responsibility at IBM. Under his leadership, IBM has been widely
regarded as a global leader in corporate social responsibility and prized for its
societal and environmental leadership, its labor practices and civic leadership.
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Under Stan, IBM has developed innovative voice recognition technology to help
non-literate children and adults learn to read, automatic language translation and
bilingual e-mail, open source technology to help people with disabilities access
the web, a humanitarian grid to power research on cancer and AIDS and new digital
imaging technology to improve water quality. He helped devise IBM's Global Citizen's
Portfolio consisting of matching accounts for learning and The Corporate Service
Corps, a corporate version of the Peace Corps that trains thousands of IBM's future
leaders. IBM's efforts in education have raised student achievement and won the
company two Ron Brown Awards presented by the President.
Before joining IBM, he served as deputy chancellor of schools for New York City,
the nation's largest school system, and prior to that he founded and ran Interface,
the non- profit "think tank" and served as an aide to both mayor and governor in
New York City.
His articles and essays have appeared in numerous books and publications including
the Yale Law Review, Annual Survey of American Law, Brookings Papers, the American
Academy of Sciences, the Journal for the Center for National Policy, Education Week,
Harvard Business School’s Working Papers, New York Times, and Newsday.
Stan is a recipient of the Council on Foundation's prestigious Scrivner Award
for creative philanthropy and awards from the Anne Frank Center, Martin Luther King
Commission, Manhattanville College, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Coro
Foundation, Helen Keller Services to the Blind, and the Women's City Club. He has
taught at New School University, the City University of New York, and Long Island
University. Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine voted him CEO of the Year
for 2008 and 2009.
He served on the President's Welfare to Work Commission, and now serves on the
board of Harvard Business School's Social Enterprise Initiative, Citizen's Budget
Commission, The After School Corporation, and the Albert Shanker Institute.
Alan M. Webber
Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author, and
columnist. In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, a fresh, dynamic entry in
the business magazine category. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the magazine became
the fastest growing, most successful business magazine in history. :: show more
Fast Company won two national magazine awards one for general excellence, one
for design and Webber was named Adweek's Editor of the Year in 1999, along with
co-founding editor William Taylor. Prior to founding Fast Company, Webber was for
five years the managing editor and editorial director of the Harvard Business Review.
During his tenure, HBR was twice a finalist for National Magazine awards; he oversaw
the journal's visual redesign and created the architecture for the journal’s editorial
performance that continues to this day.
Webber is the co-author of two business-related books, Changing Alliances, a
Harvard Business School study of the competitiveness of the U.S. auto industry,
and Going Global, a look at the techniques and tactics needed to succeed in the
global economy. His articles and columns have appeared in The New York Times Sunday
magazine, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Los Angeles
Times, among other publications.
Recommended inspirational reading: Creating a World Without Poverty, by M. Yunus
Dennis Wraase is the former chairman of the board for Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI),
a regional energy holding company that provides service to 1.9 million customers.
PHI is the parent company of Potomac Electric Power, Delmarva Power and Atlantic
City Electric. After joining Potomac Electric Power Company in 1974, he eventually
worked his way upward to chief executive officer in May 2004, when he was also appointed
chairman of the board. :: show more
He served as CEO until February 2009, and concurrently as president of PHI from
2002 to 2008. He was a member of the board of directors since 1998. Prior to joining
Potomac Electric Power Co., Dennis worked for Exxon Corp. where he held various
financial positions in the controller's organization.
A native of Washington, D.C., he graduated from the University of Maryland with
a BS in accounting. He also holds a MS in finance from the George Washington University
and is a certified public accountant.
He served as a director of the Edison Electric Institute, Association of Edison
Illuminating Companies and the Institute for Electric Efficiency and was past president,
Southeastern Electric Exchange. In addition, he served as a director of the National
Capital Area Boy Scouts, Federal City Council, Economic Club of Washington, and
the Washington Performing Arts Society. He currently serves as the treasurer and
director for the University of Maryland Foundation and is vice chairman of the Washington
Hospital Center. He also is a trustee for Northeast Utilities located in Hartford,
Conn. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants.
In 2010, Pepco was named in the top 100 of Newsweek magazine's annual Green Rankings,
one of only three electric utilities to do so.