Common Impact Convenes HR Leaders Roundtable to Tackle Challenges of Socially-Minded Employee Engagement

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Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that is helping global companies and local nonprofits build stronger communities through employee engagement programs, has created the Human Resource (HR) Leaders Roundtable, a board of human resources professionals from companies such as Fidelity Investments and Analog Devices, as well as prominent leadership experts from Target Teams, Phase Forward and My Perfect Gig.

Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that is helping global companies and local nonprofits build stronger communities through employee engagement programs, has created the Human Resource (HR) Leaders Roundtable, a board of human resources professionals from companies such as Fidelity Investments and Analog Devices, as well as prominent leadership experts from Target Teams, Phase Forward and My Perfect Gig.

After almost a decade of matching corporate employee-volunteers with nonprofits in need of operational expertise, Common Impact realized that a new trend was emerging among its corporate partners: in addition to working with Common Impact to build stronger communities through pro bono services, companies were finding that the volunteer engagements created unparalleled, real-world leadership and management development opportunities for their employees.

In order to provide a more structured environment in which their partner companies and other organizations can discuss the role of volunteer-based employee engagement programs in developing high-potential talent, Common Impact created the HR Leaders Roundtable. The group, whose first meeting took place on November 5th, includes senior-level human resources executives with more than a century and a half of combined experience.

While complete biographical information on each member of the HR Leaders Roundtable is available on http://www.commonimpact.org, a brief snapshot appears below:

Russell J. Campanello, senior vice president, human resources and administration, Phase Forward:

  •     Expertise in strategic role of human resources in business
  •     25+ years industry experience
  •     Previously led HR functions for Keane, Inc., Genzyme and Lotus Development Corporation

Gary Cormier, co-founder/vice president of talent solutions, My Perfect Gig

  •     Expertise as both an HR advisor and practitioner
  •     23+ years industry experience, the last 10 of which were running P&L organizations who sold and serviced to HR
  •     Past experience includes 15 years at Lotus/IBM and senior leadership position at BrassRing

Bill Matson, chief human resource officer, Analog Devices

  •     Experienced in leading HR strategy for companies emerging as global enterprises
  •     26+ years industry experience
  •     Previously SVP HR for Lenovo and VP, HR at IBM

Tina McKinney, vice president of learning and development, Fidelity Investments

  •     Expertise in HR management and compensation program design
  •     20+ years industry experience
  •     Former VP at Bank of America; former director at FleetBoston, including during integration of BankBoston with Fleet Financial

Jeanne O'Connor-Green, former vice president of learning and organizational development, State Street Corporation

  •     Expertise includes performance analysis, learning program design and results measurement
  •     25+ years industry experience
  •     Past experience as senior HR executive in the petrochemical industry, as well as past head of Houston, Texas chapters of the American Society for Training and Development and the International Society for Performance Improvement

Greta Roberts, president and CEO, Target Teams

  •     Expertise in understanding employee performance assessment from both business and scientific perspectives
  •     25+ years industry experience
  •     Past leadership roles at Cisco, Netscape Communications and Lotus

"Having seen how well-designed community involvement projects can help companies accelerate their employees' career development while bringing greater meaning to the employer-employee relationship, we are pleased to initiate a working group of such distinguished leaders in the human resources realm," said Theresa M. Ellis, CEO of Common Impact. "These executives represent organizations that are committed to encouraging creative, exceptional learning experiences for their people, who value making a difference as much as making a mark."

About Common Impact
Common Impact is a nonprofit organization that connects skilled professionals from global companies to high-potential local nonprofits. Our employee engagement programs match employee-volunteers with nonprofits that need help overcoming key business challenges. This innovative approach to corporate community service enables companies to realize a positive return on their social investment while building stronger teams and developing employee skills. At the same time, this access to private sector talent enables nonprofits to amplify their impact on the constituents they serve. Ultimately, our work helps foster stronger communities wherever those companies operate.

Further information can be found at http://www.commonimpact.org/.

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