Kimberlee Robertella GlinkaKimberlee Robertella Glinka

Kim Robertella Glinka is Director of the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Kim oversees the strategic direction of CSVC, including key initiatives like the Social Enterprise Symposium and Principles for Better Business platform. With more than a decade of experience in project and program management, marketing and communications, and strategic planning centered on sustainability and social responsibility, Kim’s journey to revolutionize ‘business as usual’ began while still a student at Penn State University, back in early 2000.

Before arriving at Smith Kim worked in the renewable energy sector supporting start-ups and large-scale renewable energy developers. Kim has a dual MS degree in sustainable environmental resource management and integrated science and technology from James Madison University and the University of Malta, and BS in business management from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. When not working you can find Kim playing in the garden with her young son Tyler and husband Tim, taking family walks in the woods with dog Coda, or attending live concerts at a local music venue.

John ChickeringJohn Chickering
Executive Advisor
VP, Fidelity Investments (Retired)

John Chickering, MBA ’85, advises boards and senior executives on strategy, technology and operations. As a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, he began his career as a licensed engineer running engine rooms in tankers. After earning his MBA, John consulted to the maritime industry and authored peer-review thought leadership papers on maritime information management. John’s career at Fidelity Investments spanned 22 years which included several Chief Information Officer assignments. More »

He led a multi-year enterprise initiative that transformed complex high-volume customer communications from paper to eDelivery. The work, which spanned across multiple business lines and service providers, improved the customer experience, generated a triple digit Return on Investment (ROI), and continues to save over 100 acres of forest each year.

John's board experience includes both fiduciary and advisory boards for both commercial and non-profit institutions where he has held various executive committee positions, including Chair. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors at Boston Interactive.

He is a published author and an occasional speaker at industry conferences and seminars hosted in academia.

John volunteers with several community service organizations and has led 15+ hurricane / storm restoration work teams on the ground in Mississippi, New York, Vermont, and Florida.

Student Team

Nazat Dowla

Nazat Dowla
Graduate Assistant

Nazat is a second-year graduate student at the University of Maryland, pursuing a dual MBA and MPP focused on Management Consulting and International Development Policy. Over the summer of 2018, Nazat held an internship with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as a Trainee Economist. Prior to enrolling at UMD, Nazat held positions with Booz Allen and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 Bolaji VincentBolaji Vincent
Graduate Assistant

Bolaji is a first-year MBA student at the Robert H. Smith School of Business within the General Management track. With an interest in technology starting while in high school, Bolaji completed a degree in computer engineering for his Bachelors and has been involved in developing IT systems for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Prior to his MBA, Bolaji worked with Deloitte in Nigeria and the United States.

Natalie DiFelice
Digital Media and Marketing Intern

Natalie is a junior pursuing a dual Bachelor of Science in Marketing and International Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business. Natalie has experience with digital marketing through positions such as Director of Brand Integration for AMA, summer communications intern for USA for UNHCR and acceptance in into the Strategic Design and Innovation Fellows Program here at Smith.