Corporate Leadership Beyond the Workplace
March 20-22, 2013
A big thank you to our Annual Meeting sponsors Baxter International, KPMG LLP, and TJX Companies. An additional thank you to our content sponsors Johnson & Johnson, Ryan, and SelectPlus.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH
Capitol Hill Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Baxter International
Russell Senate Office Building
Corporate Voices and key Congressional friends welcomed meeting attendees to Washington. This reception provided an excellent opportunity to visit with friends and associates and meet fellow business executives and policymakers in a stately Capitol Hill setting.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST
Keynote – Jim Quigley, CEO Emeritus Deloitte
Jim Quigley is the co-author of As One: Individual Action, Collective Power (2011), and he addressed how critical it is for business leaders to lead by example and foster a culture of values and respect.
Session 1: The Nation’s Debt and Business Prosperity: A Bipartisan Perspective from Two Leaders of the Campaign to Fix the Debt
Sponsored by Ryan
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is a nonpartisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. Leaders from both sides of the aisle discussed how corporate leaders can—and must—engage in national efforts to foster job creation and stronger economic growth.
• Honorable Jim Nussle (R-IA), former Member of Congress and House Budget Committee Chair – current President of the Nussle Group
• Honorable Vic Fazio (D-CA), former Member of Congress -- current Senior Advisor at Akin Gump LLP
• Moderator: Frank Micciche, Vice President of Partnerships & Coalitions, Campaign to Fix the Debt
Session 2: Employment Pathways: How They Benefit Young People and Your Business
Sponsored by the TJX Companies, Inc.
An employer who invests in a best practice employment pathway, a young adult who has benefited from her skill development and work experiences, and a foundation leader in this space shared their insights and perspective on why many young people are an untapped source of talent, and demonstrated why and how business leaders can successfully implement employment pathways and effectively engage others in their organization in ways that benefit young people and their own business. Click here for the video introduction.
• Moderator: Patrice Cromwell, Director, Economic Development and Integration Initiatives - Annie E. Casey Foundation
• Yonnie Leung, Senior Manager of Workforce Development, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
• Jasmine Weaver, Office Manager/Events Coordinator, at New Signature (IT) and Year Up graduate
Keynote – Dr. Michael Dimock, Pew Research Center
Sposored by SelectPlus (Formerly SitterCity)
Dr. Michael Dimock engaged us with a discussion on Values, Demographics, Generations and Technology, highlighting how policymakers need to forge solutions to the significant problems facing our nation and working families – while spotlighting the importance for business leaders, and the businesses they represent, to engage in a manner that fosters job creation and stronger economic growth.
White House Briefing
• Avra Siegel – Deputy Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls
• James Kvaal – Deputy Director, Domestic Policy Council
• Jason Furman – Principal Deputy Director, National Economic Council
• Sam Kass – Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the First Lady
• Jeremy Bernton – Outreach and Recruitment Director, Office of Presidential Personnel
• Ari Matusiak – Director, Private Sector Engagement
• Jeanne Lambrew – Deputy Assistant to the President for Health Policy
• Tina Tchen – Chief of Staff, Office of the First Lady
Sponsored by KPMG LLP
Corporate Voices recognized and honored outstanding individuals, partners and funders for their contributions to the continued success of Corporate Voices at this always-popular event.
• Verizon Wireless
• Pacific Gas & Electric Company
• Patrick Flavin, The TJX Companies, Inc.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND
Session 3: Opportunities and Challenges to Employer Engagement in Higher Education Completion Goals
Sponsored by the TJX Companies, Inc.
This high-level conversation with business executives discussed the opportunities and challenges in employer engagement in higher education completion goals. Attendees gained the perspectives and insights of industry leaders who have worked in this space over their careers.
• Jamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation
• Ann Cramer, retired IBM Director Americas Corporate Citizenship
• Rick Martella, retired VP Corporate Affairs at ARAMARK
• Moderator: Peggy Walton, Senior Director, Workforce Readiness at Corporate Voices for Working Families
Session 4: Beyond the Box Talks and “Talk-Back”
Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson
These thought provoking presentations by cutting-edge thinkers highlighted the expertise and big ideas that are transforming business practice and policy.
• Paul J. LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University – On College for America
• Mark Ward, Vice President and General Manager Ed Assist – On Strategically Leveraging Tuition Assistance Benefits
• Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy –On Disabilities, Diversity and the Workplace
• Julie Wilkes, North American Wellness Lead for Accenture and Champion of Health & Fitness – On “Corporate Wellness on the Cutting Edge”