Corporate Social Responsibility. It’s not just a catchy phrase anymore. Now more than ever companies are focused on attracting and retaining the best talent.
Without strategic CSR in place, this will become impossible. According to CSR Cone Study, “9 of 10 Americans expect companies to do more than make a profit, they should also address social and environmental issues.” But, doing good is also good for business. CSR touches every aspect of a company – positively impacting revenue, brand awareness, team culture, boosting morale, and helping employees and employers feel more connected with the world around them.
Hear from a panel of experts on why CSR is important to their business, employees and community – and why it should be important to you. Learn about what motivates them to make CSR a top priority and how to implement and maximize CSR into your own organization.
Join the Arizona Technology Council and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation on Tuesday, October 16 at Galvanize to learn how you can implement CSR strategies and goals into your organization. Lunch is included. Register now.
About the Presenters:
Kim Ho, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Corporate Development Officer, will be moderating the Esteemed Panelists who will include:
Latasha Causey is the Director; Regional Site Management for USAA’s North Phoenix Campus. Responsible for strengthening USAA’s brand in the Phoenix market. Leading local philanthropic efforts through creating a strong community outreach program to make differences within the Phoenix community. She creates strong partnerships with local military installations. She is a culture leader and development advocate for over 4,000 employees within the Phoenix USAA campus. Latasha joined USAA in 2007, as part of the HR Talent Acquisition team, supporting and leading recruitment efforts across all USAA locations. Prior to joining USAA Latasha worked for Charles Schwab and Wells Fargo in various Human Resource leadership roles. Latasha holds a Bachelors degree in Communications from Arizona State University, Masters of Arts Degree with a concentration in Organizational Management and Professional Human Resources certification (PHR). Latasha is very active in the Phoenix community, she serves on the Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix, Teach for America of Arizona, Florence Crittenton, Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation and Children’s Museum of Phoenix Board of Directors. She is also the co-chair of the Valley of the Sun United Way, Women United leadership group.
Heather Williamson is the Chief Operating Officer of PM&M Electric, Inc. DBA Titan Solar Power, Solar Power World Magazine’s 2018 Top Rooftop Solar Contractor and Business Journal’s 2018 Top Residential Solar Installer for Arizona. Her primary responsibility at Titan is overseeing the operations of Titan’s corporate headquarters in Gilbert, AZ; Yuma and Tucson, AZ branches; and affiliate locations in Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, and Florida. Heather is committed to ensuring that as Titan continues to grow nationally, the company culture stays true to its’ mission, founding core values, and devotion to its employees.
Ryan Howard is originally from Chicago and was raised in Tempe, AZ. Ryan had a college career as a scholar athlete at first The University of Nevada, followed by The University of Arizona. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration and earned Western Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete and PAC-10 Scholar Athlete Awards. Post-graduation he moved to Boston starting his career with EMC. At EMC Ryan managed Global & Enterprise Accounts, attended Presidents Club and was a three time participant of the EMC High Potential Program. Howard was then recruited to Snowflake as a Sales Director where he is now responsible for building out the Southwest Region. Snowflake Computing is a Cloud Data Warehouse company, backed by Sequoia, Iconic and Sutter Hill Ventures. Customers include Nike, Capital One, AT&T, Hulu and Expedia. Recent awards include Best Workplace 2018 by Inc Magazine, 2018 Newcomer of the Year Geekwire and 2017 Tech Innovator of the Year CRM. In his free time Ryan enjoys volunteering for Best Buddies, Mentoring College Athletes, training for his first Ironman in October, golf and travel.
Executive Chef Tuan “Butch” Raphael was born in Vietnam and raised in the Midwest. He went to Southern Illinois University and graduated with a BA in Restaurant Hospitality. He was accepted and graduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Hyde Park and has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years working in every facet of the industry. Highlights of his career include opening the Hilton Hotel Israel in Jerusalem where he cooked for Former President Clinton and cooking for the NY Giants and the Women’s World Cup while Executive Chef at the Meadowlands Stadium. Chef Raphael also served as the Flight Design Chef for US Airways/American Airlines for LSG Skychefs as well as a Regional Chef for Whole Foods. As the current Executive Chef for Phoenix Children’s Hospital he oversees 120 staff members, 48 cooks and manages a 24-hour operation that serves over 1400 meals a day. He also owns the local artisan popsicle shop AZ Pops. Raphael is only one of 3500 Certified Executive Chefs in the US recognized by the American Culinary Federation. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 kids and working on his Honey Do list.