What do the American Express president of corporate social responsibility, an executive-slash-humor writer, the founder of a workforce consultancy and the CEO of a network of high schools have in common? They all have exciting things to say about talent and culture in the nonprofit sector, and they’ve all been confirmed as keynote speakers at our 2016 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit.
Today, we’re excited to introduce you to our keynote speakers for the 2016 Summit. Read on for more information about these four innovative, inspiring leaders, and stay tuned over the next couple months as we’ll be sharing in-depth profiles on each of them and the topics they’ll be speaking on right here.
Susan Strayer LaMotte, SPHR is the founder of exaqueo, a workforce consultancy. She’s known for her pioneering work in employer branding and culture. In the past 15 years, she has worked with renowned global brands including The Ritz-Carlton, Carnival Cruise Lines and Marriott International and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and The Washington Post and written for publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and TIME. She’s the author of two books including The Right Job, Right Now (St. Martin’s Press).
Tim King is founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, a nonprofit organization operating a network of public college prep boys’ schools in Chicago (including the nation’s first all-male charter high school) and related programs aimed at promoting college success. 100% of Urban Prep graduates—all African-American males and mostly from low-income families—have been admitted to four-year colleges/universities. Tim also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University and has been published in the Journal of Negro Education, Chronicle of Higher Education, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Huffington Post and New York Times.
In 2014, King was honored at the BET Awards as a recipient of the “Shine A Light” award for his work with Urban Prep Academies. He has also been named ABC World News “Person of the Week”, Chicago Magazine’s “Chicagoan of the Year”, People Magazine’s “Hero of the Year” and to Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” list and featured on Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and The Moth/USA Networks’ Characters Unite series. He has been recognized by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for his work with youth.
Vu Le is the Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle with the mission of developing and supporting leaders of color to strengthen the capacity of communities-of-color-led nonprofits and foster collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change. Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves.
Today, Vu is the writer behind the humor blog nonprofitwithballs.com. He is also the humor writer for Blue Avocado. This year, he was recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as a “Writer with Attitude.”
Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express Company. In this role, he directs all of the American Express Company’s global social responsibility, philanthropy, and employee engagement programs.
Prior to joining American Express, Timothy was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre where he led one of the largest not-for-profit theaters in New York City. He also served as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation where he directed AT&T’s global philanthropy and corporate citizenship programs. Timothy joined AT&T from the New York law firm of Webster & Sheffield where he was a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law. Prior to that, he managed the Inter-Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.
Timothy currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, and has been an adjunct professor at New York University since 1990, where he teaches two graduate level courses in arts administration and not-for-profit management.
Are you as excited as we are to hear what these leaders have to say? You don’t need to wait until registration for the 2016 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit officially opens on October 1 to get involved: pre-registration is currently open on the website. If you pre-register, you’ll have inside access to special early-bird rates, a first look at updates on our program and more.