Common Impact Broadens Expertise and Experience of Board with Appointment of Two New Members

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Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that engages global companies and local nonprofits in skills-based volunteering partnerships, has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors: Allan Hackney, senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at John Hancock; and Jay Althoff, an experienced business strategist and chief development officer at Zeo, a sleep management start-up.

Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that engages global companies and local nonprofits in skills-based volunteering partnerships, has appointed two new members to its Board of Directors: Allan Hackney, senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) at John Hancock; and Jay Althoff, an experienced business strategist and chief development officer at Zeo, a sleep management start-up.

The addition of Althoff and Hackney to the Common Impact board is the latest in a series of strategic organizational appointments, including internal promotions to support regional programming and strategic partnerships that have helped bolster Common Impact’s position as a thought leader in skills-based volunteering.

Althoff and Hackney each bring unique areas of experience and expertise to the Common Impact Board. Jay Althoff, the chief development officer at Zeo, is responsible for developing and growing strategic relationships with a focus on expanding markets and Zeo’s overall value proposition. Althoff, who began his career in investment banking, later secured a law degree at The George Washington University and worked in legal roles early on, including serving as vice president and general counsel at the EKCO Group (now part of Owens Corning/World Kitchen).

Following his tenure at EKCO, Althoff was tapped to join Circles, a concierge marketing services firm (later sold to Sodexo), where he held multiple roles, ultimately becoming Circles’ chief strategy officer. Althoff served as a business strategy consultant before joining Zeo this year. Althoff lives in Wellesley, Mass., with his wife and two young sons, and participates in multiple triathlons and other events to raise money for non-profits.

Allan Hackney is senior vice president and CIO at John Hancock Financial Services, where he is accountable for developing and executing strategies that increase productivity and efficiency, improve operating risk management and enhance the technical talent across the enterprise. As a catalyst for change, he is also responsible for increasing the value obtained from the company’s investment in people, technology and service providers.

Hackney joined John Hancock from AIG Consumer Finance Group where he was CIO of AIG's international banking, consumer finance and credit card businesses. Previously, he was senior vice president of IT for Bank of America Commercial Finance. Hackney started his career at GE, where he held a number of leadership positions in the USA and Japan for GE Capital’s global consumer finance business and headed GE Capital’s initiative to launch Six Sigma across its IT function.

Hackney graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University. He is on the regional board of buildOn, a non-profit organization that empowers youth in the U.S. to make a positive difference in their communities. He and his wife reside in both Boston, MA and New Canaan, CT.

“We are pleased and honored to welcome Jay Althoff and Allan Hackney to our Board of Directors,” noted Common Impact Board Co-Chair Katherine Collins. “Both Jay and Allan understand the essential role that Common Impact plays in bringing together the brightest talent from leading corporations with high-potential nonprofits in need of help in key operational areas. With the help of Jay and Allan’s expertise and insights, I know Common Impact will continue to deliver amazing work on behalf of its partners and the communities in which they live and work.”

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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