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  1. 1. The 2013 New York Institute for Social InnovationDesign for Social Innovation, School of Visual ArtsNew York, NY 10011June 6 - 10, 2013Speaker Bios
  2. 2. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org Day 1 :: Off the BlocThursday, June 6, 2013Houston Spencer, VP of Communications & Media Relations, Rio Tinto/Oyu TolgoiHouston Spencer joined Oyu Tolgoi and Rio Tinto in April 2012. He leads theCommunications and Media Relations team, which is responsible forproviding the public and other stakeholders with accurate and timelyinformation about Oyu Tolgoi, and for engaging Mongolian and internationalparties in the vibrant conversation about how Oyu Tolgoi will contribute toseveral generations of Mongolian prosperity.Houston has over 20 years’ experience in communications and marketing, and in leadinginternational teams. Prior to joining Oyu Tolgoi, he was Vice President, Marketing andCommunications (EMEA), for the global high-tech innovator, Alcatel-Lucent. Previously, he alsoworked with McKinsey and Company, and was a member of the team that generated thebusiness best-seller The Alchemy of Growth. Houston is both Australian and American, but haslived in six countries on four continents. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees incommunication and social science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Prof. Scott Sherman, Executive Director, Transformative Action InstituteScott Sherman has worked on nonviolence and social justice projects fromthe war-torn island of Sri Lanka to the inner city ghettoes of America. He is anexpert on the most effective ways that citizens succeed in creating socialprogress and innovation.Shermans work on nonviolent social change projects has been praised bysuch Nobel Peace Prize Laureates as the Dalai Lama and the late MotherTeresa. He is also a nationally recognized speaker on environmental regeneration andtransformative action. He has won the outstanding teaching award from the University ofCalifornia at Berkeley. In 2004, he was nominated for the National Society of Collegiate ScholarsFaculty of the Year award for the entire U.S.Sherman earned his undergraduate and law degrees from U.C. Berkeley, as well as his Ph.D. inenvironmental studies from the University of Michigan. Besides his work as a grassrootscommunity organizer, lecturer, and author, Sherman has worked with the Natural ResourcesDefense Council and the Environmental Law Foundation. He is currently an adjunct facultymember in UCLAs School of Public Affairs.
  3. 3. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org Day 1 :: Off the BlocThursday, June 6, 2013Joanne Legler, Associate Director of Admissions, Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA ProgramJoanne is an Associate Director of Admissions at Chicago Booth, where shehas worked since September of 2006. She is responsible for overseeing theDeans Student Admissions Committee (DSAC), working on womens initiativesand heading undergraduate outreach initiatives. She most enjoys readingapplications and interacting with prospective students and loves the travelshe gets to do to promote Chicago Booth. Joanne previously worked asassistant director of admission at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster,Pennsylvania, and in Residence Life at Towson University in Maryland. Joanne received abachelors degree in American Studies from Hamilton College in 1997 and a M.Ed. in studentaffairs from the University of Delaware in 2001. She lives in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhoodand, a native New Yorker, is a loyal fan of the New York Yankees.
  4. 4. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org Day 2 :: IntrapreneurshipFriday, June 7, 2013Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director, The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation LabAs the Executive Director of The Lewis Institute for Social Innovation and TheBabson Social Innovation Lab, Cheryl is responsible for leading a criticalaspect of the growth strategy for Babson by promoting broad support forBabsons work in integrating social innovation and social entrepreneurshipinto its curriculum and co-curricular activities. Employing EntrepreneurialThought & Action as Babson’s key methodology for spurring social innovationin all sectors, Cheryl is developing Babson as the “go to place“ for globalsocial entrepreneurship resources, activities, relationships, networks,knowledge and convenings. These initiatives will enable Babson to serve as an educator,amplifier, accelerator and communicator of the positive impacts of social entrepreneurship in allof its forms.Before coming to Babson, Cheryl was the Managing Director of the Boston College Center forCorporate Citizenship. She is one of the leading voices in the U.S. on the role of business insociety. For more than 12 years she played a central role in creating the largest research centerof its kind in the U.S., and spearheaded a national initiative to engage leading businesses to takea collaborative approach to working on education issues.For over a decade she managed the content and delivery of the largest annual conference inthe world on corporate citizenship, the International Corporate Citizenship Conference thatdrew representatives from over one third of the Fortune 500 and from 24 countries around theglobe.Robert Tomasko, Director, Social Enterprise Program, School of International Service, AURobert Tomasko directs the Social Enterprise Program and holds a facultyappointment at American University, where he teaches graduate courses incorporate social responsibility, effective activism, leadership, NGOmanagement and social entrepreneurship. Before coming to AmericanUniversity he was an author, business consultant, and frequent speaker atmanagement conferences throughout the world. Over 100,000 copies of hisbooks have been sold, and they have been translated into Chinese, Dutch,German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. He hasadvised clients throughout the world on issues of organization and strategy, including Coca-Cola, Exxon, Ford, Marriott, Mitsubishi, Telstra, Toyota, chemical manufacturers in France andJapan, oil companies in Peru and Thailand, and four of the “Baby Bell" regional telephonecompanies. His public sector clients include Auditor General of Canada, PresidentialCommission on World Hunger, US Federal Aviation Administration, US Navy, and UNICEF.
  5. 5. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org Day 2 :: IntrapreneurshipFriday, June 7, 2013Mikhail Naumov, Founder and Director, The GREEN ProgramMikhail Naumov is the co-Founder and Director of the Global RenewableEnergy Education Network, otherwise known as "The GREEN Program".Each year, The GREEN Program helps hundreds of universities and companiesenhance their global programs portfolio. GREEN experiential learningprograms provide students and young professionals with unprecedentedaccess to clean energy technology and sustainability systems around theworld.In 2012, The GREEN Program was recognized as one of the Top Three student-foundedcompanies in the world at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards and the New York StockExchange. Mikhail and his team have grown this socially responsible venture from their dorm-room at Rutgers University to become the leading provider of transformational experientialeducation in clean energy, one of the fastest growing industries of our time.Mikhail believes in global entrepreneurial collaboration and has served as U.S. Delegate to theG20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit in Mexico City and the Open Innovations Technology Forum inMoscow. He is a self-proclaimed tea connoisseur, enjoys playing chess, traveling and tearing upthe dance floor with fellow StartingBlocers!
  6. 6. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org Day 3 :: Social EntrepreneurshipSaturday, June 8, 2013Houston Spencer, VP of Communications & Media Relations, Rio Tinto/Oyu TolgoiHouston Spencer joined Oyu Tolgoi and Rio Tinto in April 2012. He leads theCommunications and Media Relations team, which is responsible forproviding the public and other stakeholders with accurate and timelyinformation about Oyu Tolgoi, and for engaging Mongolian and internationalparties in the vibrant conversation about how Oyu Tolgoi will contribute toseveral generations of Mongolian prosperity.Houston has over 20 years’ experience in communications and marketing, and in leadinginternational teams. Prior to joining Oyu Tolgoi, he was Vice President, Marketing andCommunications (EMEA), for the global high-tech innovator, Alcatel-Lucent. Previously, he alsoworked with McKinsey and Company, and was a member of the team that generated thebusiness best-seller The Alchemy of Growth. Houston is both Australian and American, but haslived in six countries on four continents. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees incommunication and social science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Mitchell Wade, Founder, Institute3Mitchell Wade helps innovators turn insights into change. He was luckyenough to work with public policy analysts at RAND, executives at Schwab,technologists at Accenture -- plus architects, priests, and rowing coaches.Then Mitchell struck gold, teaming up with seven social entrepreneurs workingin the poorest villages of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. They helped 60,000people escape extreme poverty, quadrupled per-dollar impact, andlaunched their organizations toward sustainability.Most importantly, the team created a simple; proven method that enables sustainable growth. Itscales, spreads organically, and boosts large organizations’ impact without wrenching change.The model also adapts to the “top of the pyramid”-- for donors, skilled volunteers, and overtaxedstaff.Mitchell’s goal now is to share the method much more broadly -- and to collaborate withinnovative social entrepreneurs to enact widespread change. So he’s writing a third book. (Thefirst two, both co-authored with B-school professor John Beck, went beyond business as usual.Mitchells latest project is creating institute3, a thinktank for practitioners obsessed withsustainable growth.
  7. 7. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org Day 3 :: Social EntrepreneurshipSaturday, June 8, 2013Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director, The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation LabAs the Executive Director of The Lewis Institute for Social Innovation and TheBabson Social Innovation Lab, Cheryl is responsible for leading a criticalaspect of the growth strategy for Babson by promoting broad support forBabsons work in integrating social innovation and social entrepreneurshipinto its curriculum and co-curricular activities. Employing EntrepreneurialThought & Action as Babson’s key methodology for spurring social innovationin all sectors, Cheryl is developing Babson as the “go to place“ for globalsocial entrepreneurship resources, activities, relationships, networks,knowledge and convenings. These initiatives will enable Babson to serve as an educator,amplifier, accelerator and communicator of the positive impacts of social entrepreneurship in allof its forms.Before coming to Babson, Cheryl was the Managing Director of the Boston College Center forCorporate Citizenship. She is one of the leading voices in the U.S. on the role of business insociety. For more than 12 years she played a central role in creating the largest research centerof its kind in the U.S., and spearheaded a national initiative to engage leading businesses to takea collaborative approach to working on education issues.For over a decade she managed the content and delivery of the largest annual conference inthe world on corporate citizenship, the International Corporate Citizenship Conference thatdrew representatives from over one third of the Fortune 500 and from 24 countries around theglobe.Yao-Hui Huang, Founder and Managing Director, The HatcheryYao-Hui Huang is a highly entrepreneurial executive who works withbusinesses and startups in many industries with a focus on technology, helpingthem to grow their organizations in a market-smart and cost-effective way.Yao has started and run several companies in the technology, digital media,and venture space. She is a Founder and Managing Director of The Hatchery,a venture collaboration organization with international reach bridging thegap between entrepreneurs and investors through resources, advisory,funding and building communities. She has had multiple successes as an entrepreneur andsupports other companies in advisory and C level management roles. With greater and greaterneeds and access by entrepreneurs, The Hatchery was found.
  8. 8. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org Day 4 :: Cross Sector PartnershipsSunday, June 9, 2013Rob Lalka, Senior Advisor for Global Partnerships, Howard G. Buffett FoundationRob Lalka is the Senior Advisor for Global Partnerships at the Howard G.Buffett Foundation and a consultant to Five Stone Green Capital and socialenterprises around the world. From 2008-2012, Mr. Lalka served in theSecretary of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, where he coordinatedPartners for a New Beginning, a global coalition that created 20,000 new jobsthrough 180 new partnerships. Mr. Lalka also worked closely with the WhiteHouse to develop partnerships for numerous presidential initiatives, includingthe Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship, the President’s Forum with Young African Leaders,and the White House Interagency Task Force on Religion and Global Affairs. He co-wrote theWhite House Office of Social Innovation strategy for cross-sector collaboration, and he earnedthe State Department’s prestigious Superior Honor Award for authoring the first policy and legalguidelines for partnerships while serving on the Secretarys Policy Planning Staff. Previously, Robworked in international investment banking, consulted on partnerships at the World Bank and UN,and assisted with recovery efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In 2011, Rob wasnamed one of the Top 99 Leaders Under 33 by Diplomatic Courier and he became a WorldEconomic Forum Global Shaper. Rob has been a Presidential Management Fellow and aTruman National Security Project Fellow. He is a graduate of Yale University and holds his master’sdegree in global public policy from Duke University’s Terry Sanford School.
  9. 9. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org Day 5 :: SustainabilityMonday, June 10, 2013Alnoor Ladha, Partner & Head of Strategy, PurposeAlnoor’s work focuses on the intersection of online organizing, brand strategy,policy, and technology. He is leading a new global anti-poverty initiativecalled The Rules, which aims to address the root causes of poverty (e.g. landrights, trade policy, tax justice) rather than simply focusing on aid.Prior to joining Purpose, Alnoor spent a decade creating social strategies forprogressive organizations in both the private and public sector. His clientshave included Amnesty International, MTV Exit, Greenpeace, Global Zero, TED, Jamie Oliver’sFood Revolution, Google, Livestrong, Conservation International and the Gates Foundation.Alnoor is an industry writer and speaker on the structural causes of inequality, new forms ofactivism, movement entrepreneurship and social innovation, with a focus on emergingeconomies. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company and TheEconomist. Alnoor holds an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School ofEconomics and a BBA in International Business from Simon Fraser University in his hometown ofVancouver, Canada.Mitchell Wade, Founder, Institute3Mitchell Wade helps innovators turn insights into change. He was luckyenough to work with public policy analysts at RAND, executives at Schwab,technologists at Accenture -- plus architects, priests, and rowing coaches.Then Mitchell struck gold, teaming up with seven social entrepreneurs workingin the poorest villages of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. They helped 60,000people escape extreme poverty, quadrupled per-dollar impact, andlaunched their organizations toward sustainability.Most importantly, the team created a simple; proven method that enables sustainable growth. Itscales, spreads organically, and boosts large organizations’ impact without wrenching change.The model also adapts to the “top of the pyramid”-- for donors, skilled volunteers, and overtaxedstaff.Mitchell’s goal now is to share the method much more broadly -- and to collaborate withinnovative social entrepreneurs to enact widespread change. So he’s writing a third book. (Thefirst two, both co-authored with B-school professor John Beck, went beyond business as usual.Mitchells latest project is creating institute3, a thinktank for practitioners obsessed withsustainable growth.
  10. 10. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org Day 5 :: SustainabilityMonday, June 10, 2013Erica Dhawan, Leadership Thought Leader, Keynote Speaker, ConsultantErica Dhawan is a globally recognized Harvard-based leadership expert,corporate consultant and keynote speaker teaching business leaders andcompanies creative actions designed to drive elite performance, improveinnovation across generations and cultures, capitalize on the expertise ofemerging talent, and prepare the global workforce for the future. With IvyLeague prowess and Wall Street experience, Erica’s consulting, workshops &keynotes integrate sound business sense with sparkling intuition — and leaveaudiences with practical direction.Erica has spoken on global stages from the World Economic Forum at Davos to Morgan Stanleyand her clients span from Fedex to KPMG. Erica writes for Harvard Business Review, Forbes andthe Huffington Post and has been featured in Business Insider, Newsweek, Fast Company andUSA Today. She is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, Aspen Socrates Society, andTEDx fellows. She was named a Young Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum.Previously, she worked at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. She has a MPA from HarvardUniversity, a MBA from MIT Sloan, and a BS in Economics from The Wharton School.
  11. 11. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org StartingBloc :: StaffAdriana Pentz, CEOSince becoming CEO in June 2009, Adriana has expanded StartingBloc’spresence across the country and internationally. She has also beeninstrumental in revising the strategic direction of the organization and buildingkey partnerships necessary to support StartingBloc’s growing community.Prior to joining StartingBloc, Adriana Pentz was the Senior Director ofOperations for Vision Education and was responsible for the creation ofGreenFab, one of the first after school programs to focus on sustainable technology andengineering.Adriana lives in Sleepy Hollow, NY with her husband and their dog. She holds a degree in Englishand Communications from the University of Pennsylvania, is a Boston 2007 StartingBloc Fellow.Lora Stoyanova, Fellowship DirectorLora manages the entire lifecycle of StartingBloc Fellows, including programsfor the current community of 1,800 Fellows around the world.Lora attended Florida State University where she completed a Master degreein International Affairs with a focus on Africa. Prior to working at StartingBloc,she served as Program Assistant at the International START Secretariat inWashington D.C.Her belief in alternative approaches to international development led her to become a Scholarat the Innovation Institute with ThinkImpact. She spent the summer of 2011 in the Coastal area ofKenya, where she participated in a social entrepreneurship program. Lora is a Los Angeles 2012StartingBloc Fellow.
  12. 12. Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts136 West 21st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________StartingBloc, 349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402 (4th Floor), New York, NY 10016 | www.startingbloc.org  | tw :: @startingbloc.org StartingBloc349 Fifth Avenue, Suite 402New York, NY 10016info@startingbloc.orgtw :: @startingbloc

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