NYC Panel: Making an Impact: Perspectives on "Giving Back" and Social Responsibility

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

charity: water, 40 Worth St., Suite 330, New York

The McIntire School invites you to join us for "Making an Impact: Perspectives on 'Giving Back' and Social Responsibility," an alumni panel discussion moderated by Professor Jeff Boichuk.

Space is limited to 100 participants.

A $20 registration fee includes a $5 donation to charity: water, as well as hors d'oeuvres and beverages at the event.

Special thanks to our host, charity: water, for providing space for this event.

Your ability to make a personal impact--as an individual, employee, shareholder, and consumer--is greater now than ever before. Join us for an inspiring discussion with alumni, moderated by Professor Jeff Boichuk, on how and why they give back, the organizations and causes that inspire them, and how their definition of "giving back" continues to evolve. Network with fellow alums before and after the discussion.

Anoop Dhakad CFA (McIntire '93) is a Partner and the Head of Global Client Relations at MKP Capital Management. He has global cross-channel responsibility for developing and managing many of the firm's largest client and consultant relationships. He and his wife serve as Well Members for charity: water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. He serves on the Board of Directors for Fedcap, a nonprofit that creates opportunities for people with barriers to move toward economic independence. He is also a member of the McIntire School's Advisory Board.

Liz Diemer (A&S '11) joined The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) in May 2013. In her current role as Director of Team Fox, Liz oversees the foundation's grassroots community fundraising program and supports a global portfolio of third-party fundraisers, events, and campaigns. Prior to MJFF, Liz worked for The Mission Continues, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering post-9/11 veterans. She earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts Administration from the College of Arts & Sciences in 2011.

Mary Owen (McIntire '00) is a Principal and Senior Advisor at Next Gen Advisors LLC. Mary is an accomplished business leader and strategic planning professional who, in addition to her role as a Life Trustee with the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, has held a number of leadership-level positions with the NFL and the Buffalo Bills. During her executive tenure with the NFL, Mary also helped lead and oversee community relations initiatives for the Buffalo Bills, and is a former President of the team's Youth Foundation. Mary is an active Trustee for the Jefferson Trust and longstanding Regional Selection Chair for the Jefferson Scholars Foundation. She also holds an M.B.A. from Walsh College.

Owen Rankin (McIntire '82) is the President and Founder of OTH Strategies. With over 35 years of global experience on both the client and agency sides, Owen is a trusted adviser on matters of corporate branding, reputation management, corporate social responsibility, consumer and health marketing, senior executive positioning, corporate communications, and global sponsorship activation for a range of clients including ABI, Chobani, AIG, United Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, and the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Key work prior to OTH included running the J&J corporate brand, managing and leading its overall reputation, its sponsorship of the Beijing Olympics, its Global Pediatric CSR work, the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute, and the Johnson's Baby U.S. business. Owen also led the creation of an award-winning corporate advertising campaign (Having a Baby Changes Everything) that broadened the company's reputation beyond its products. Owen returns frequently to UVA to teach courses in business, brand, and reputation.

Brian M. Rogers (McIntire '84) has pursued his passion for business for nearly 35 years as an adviser, executive, and entrepreneur. In April 2017, he sold ArmadaGlobal, a specialty insurance and healthcare company he started with a partner 12 years earlier. Today, he splits his time between a newly formed private foundation and private business interests. His pivot from business to social entrepreneurship has just begun. However, this new work has grown out of a lifetime of lessons and experiences in giving. Brian resides in Baltimore with his wife, Lisa. They have four daughters. He graduated from McIntire and earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University in Baltimore.

Jeff Boichuk is an Assistant Professor Commerce in McIntire's Marketing Area. His research to date has earned him accolades such as the American Marketing Association Emerging Scholar Award. In the classroom, he enjoys teaching Principles of Marketing and Customer Analytics to third-year ICE and M.S. in Commerce students. The P.U.M.P.K.I.N. Society recently recognized him for his "silent and selfless service" to the UVA community. Beyond Grounds, Jeff is working with local businesses to help Charlottesville better leverage its foodshed--as opposed to the industrial food system--and to thereby combat anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming.   

Event coordinator: 
Mandi Crisp, Director of Special Events, mandicrisp@virginia.edu
Intended Audiences: 
Alumni and Friends