Guest Speakers

Moderator

Mary Fehlig, Founder and President, The Fehlig Group

Mary Fehlig is the founder and president of The Fehlig Group, a full service management consulting firm in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Since 1994, The Fehlig Group has helped companies develop comprehensive corporate responsibility strategies. Mary Fehlig assists clients in the full spectrum of CSR strategy, including strategic community involvement, environmental impact, workplace practices, and supply chain management.

The Fehlig Group’s clients range in size from Fortune 500 companies to local small businesses. Mary believes that the ways to enact CSR are as individual as the values which define each client. She supports the efforts of business owners and managers in identifying and implementing the practices which best reflect their core values and business goals.

Mary’s past and current clients include: Marriott International, MedImmune/Astra Zeneca, Host Hotels and Resorts, BAE Systems , Spagnvola Chocolatier, CNSI, Washington Gas, The Corporation for National Service ,The Points of Light Foundation,  and many others.

A recognized leader in the field of corporate social responsibility, Mary was elected to serve on the board of directors of Business for Social Responsibility, and has a long history of engagement with CSR related organizations such as Green America, Corporate Volunteer Councils, and the Sustainable Business Networks.  Mary was also a practitioner advisor for Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communications. Prior to founding The Fehlig Group, Mary worked in business development and systems implementation for Xerox and IBM.

Panelists

 

Amy Hartzler, Partner, Do Good Better and formerly of Free Range Studios

Amy works with clients to refine a vision for change, and delivers the messaging and tools to achieve it. She curates and leads diverse teams, from digital marketers and street artists to fundraisers, photojournalists and community organizers. After starting her career in academic publishing Amy joined D.C.’s creative communications scene, most recently as head of Free Range Studios, a storytelling and changemaking firm known for viral hits on sustainability, education, healthcare and more. She has worked closely with the Calvert Foundation, Global Zero, ACLU, the Rockefeller Foundation, Mother Jones and the National Academies of Science, among many others. Hailing from a bipartisan, multi-faith Midwestern home, Amy is a fan of jury duty, cowboy boots and expressive rings. 

 

Catherine Sheehy, PMP, Program Manager, UL Environment

Catherine Sheehy manages UL Environment’s Advisory practice, through which she and her team help a number of the largest global companies meet their sustainability objectives. With more than 20 years of project management experience, Catherine has supported engagements ranging from Design for Sustainability training to global waste diversion program validation. She was a key team member in creating UL’s first standard addressing social and environmental responsibility issues at an enterprise level, UL 880, a Standard for Sustainability of Manufacturing Organizations. Before joining UL Environment, a subsidiary of Underwriters Laboratories, Catherine was a Manager with Accenture where she led organization design and change enablement teams. Catherine’s other work experience includes the Human Rights Campaign where she helped update and grow the Corporate Equality Index, a tool that rates businesses and organizations on their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees and consumers, and the then-Investor Responsibility Research Center as director of the Corporate Benchmarking Services, where she provided social and environmental screening data on companies to institutional investors. Catherine holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

 

Jenny Burns, Director of Mission, Honest Tea

As the Director, Mission at Honest Tea, Jenny Burns drives cross-functional efforts to strengthen Honest Tea's impact and live up to its mission to democratize organics. She is also responsible for producing Honest Tea’s annual Mission Report, detailing how the enterprise impacts our ecosystem from source to shelf to community.

In prior roles at design firms, Jenny led strategic branding & innovation initiatives for companies such as Popchips, Hain Celestial, Campbell Soup Company, Nestle, Telefonica, P&G and AOL. Drawing on her experience with human-centered design—and inspired by the deep connection people have with values-driven brands—she believes in the potential for progressive businesses and passionate consumers to work together toward a more healthy, just, and sustainable food system.

Jenny holds an MBA from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a BA in English from Cornell University.

 

Liz Huntley, Director, Corporate Citizenship & Community Relations, MedImmune, Inc.

Elizabeth Huntley is Director, Corporate Citizenship & Community Relations at MedImmune, the biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic direction of all corporate citizenship activities within the company with a particular emphasis on strategic philanthropy, corporate responsibility, external engagement, patient support, partnership development, sustainability, and employee volunteerism. Ms. Huntley joined MedImmune in March 2008 and has held positions of increasing responsibility over the past eight years. During that time, she launched the company’s first employee-led “Green Team and developed and executed a new corporate citizenship strategy, and matching gifts and paid volunteer leave programs. Ms. Huntley regularly works with employees, senior management, and community leadership to develop and implement corporate citizenship and community investment initiatives. 

Under Ms. Huntley’s leadership, MedImmune’s corporate citizenship program has been recognized with both company and community honors including an AstraZeneca CEO award (2013), Montgomery Serves Business Volunteering Award (2013), Washington Business Journal Jefferson Award Finalist (2013), and Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County Large Business Award (2011).

Prior to joining MedImmune, Ms. Huntley was in marketing at General Dynamics Information Technology, where she developed and implemented strategic public relations and marketing campaigns for the Navy/Air Force division. Previously, she served as event marketing coordinator and later marketing manager at Washington Business Journal (WBJ). In these roles, Ms. Huntley planned and executed WBJ signature corporate events and awards programs, coordinated media and community event partnerships, and implemented circulation marketing campaigns.

Ms. Huntley is an active member in her community through her volunteer work with Camp Rising Sun, a children’s oncology camp. She currently serves as a member of the boards of directors for Leadership Montgomery, Md Bio Foundation and the Gaithersburg Germantown Chamber of Commerce. She has previously served on the board of directors for the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County and on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Capital Area’s Light the Night Leadership Team.

Ms. Huntley received her bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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