Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity

Show Date: July 20, 2009
Show Host: Joseph Carleo, APR
Guests: Sherry Snipes and Ken Harvey
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Despite economic pressures that demand professionals do more with less,  consumers and other publics have increasingly high expectations of companies’ and organizations’ interactions with the public. In this show, two corporate social responsibility (CSR)  and diversity experts  examine how to plan and execute effective CSR programs that positively impact diversity and public relations goals, despite the challenging economic environment.

Ken Harvey, president and CEO, JAKA Consulting Group. Ken Harvey is the president and CEO of JAKA Consulting Group, a company whose strategic process incorporates sports principles to accomplish their clients’ business goals and provides government relations on Capitol Hill. Through JAKA, he serves as director of responsibility for the Washington Redskins. Harvey is a former NFL player, who later began a second career as a co-owner of a production company, media personality, motivational speaker and published writer.

Sherry D. Snipes, director of diversity & inclusion, The American Institutes of Architects. Sherry Snipes recently joined The American Institute of Architects (AIA) as director of Diversity & Inclusion. AIA is a professional association with more than 83,000 members. Diversity at AIA is one of the organizations top three strategic initiatives, along with sustainability and integrated project delivery. Snipes is  a recognized thought leader on diversity issues and has presented to the United Nations World Diversity Leadership Council and The Conference Board Diversity Conferences, among other high profile venues.

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