Judges

 


BCLC accepted nominations for the 13th annual Corporate Citizenship Awards during "Corporate Citizenship Month" in May. Nominations in each category were screened by volunteer external  experts, chaired by a BCLC staff member, to determine the finalists. A second judging process takes place in the fall to select the winner for each category. Meet the 2012 judges.    

Best Corporate Steward

Best Business Neighbor

Best International Ambassador

Best Partnership


Best Corporate Steward

Meet the Finalists

Winner Selection: BCLC thanks the following jury of pre-eminent experts on corporate citizenship and business performance.  

  • Alex Brigham, CEO, Ethisphere
  • Margaret Spellings, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Nicole Robinson, Director of Corporate Community Involvement, Corporate & Legal Affairs, Kraft Foods (2011 Winner)
  • Dr. Brad Googins, Professor in Organizational Studies, Boston College Carroll School of Management
  • Perla Ni, CEO, Great NonProfits

Best Business Neighbor

Meet the Finalists

Winner Selection: BCLC thanks the following jury of experts and past Citizens Awards winners.

  • Mary Kay Leonard, President and CEO, ICIC
  • Shannon Schuyler, Managing Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, PwC (2010 Winner)
  • Lisa Hartenberger, Director of Communications, Navistar (2010 Winner)
  • Kate Rubin, VP of Corporate Social Responsibility and President of the United Health Foundation, UnitedHealth Group (2011 Winner)
  • Jan Tratnik, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, W.W. Grainger, Inc.(2011 Winner)
  • Mayor Patrick Hays, North Little Rock
  • Rich Baker, VP of Economic Develppment and Director of Innovation Partnerships, University of South Florida

Finalist Selection: BCLC thanks James McGowan of National VOAD and Jackie Norris of Points of Light Institute for reviewing the applications.


Best International Ambassador

Meet the Finalists

Winner Selection: BCLC thanks the following jury of experts and past Citizens Awards winners.

  • Diana Aviv, President, Independent Sector
  • Mark Murphy, Assistant VP of Corporate Affairs, Cargill Inc. (2010 Winner)
  • Caroline Roan, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer Inc. and President, Pfizer Foundation (2011 Winner)
  • Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Community Affairs, Microsoft Corporation (2007 Winner)
  • Kathy Pickus, Divisional VP of Global Citizenship Policy; VP of the Abbott Fund, Abbott Laboratories (2009 Winner)
  • Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Daniel Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis; Director of Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS
  • Kris Balderston, Deputy Special Representative, U.S. Department of State

Finalist Selection: BCLC thanks Olivia Khalili, Cause Capitalism, for reviewing the applications. 


Best Partnership 

The Partnership Award winner is selected “people’s choice” style. Launched as a public voting category in 2007, the Best Partnership Award is one of the first people's choice corporate citizenship recognitions. The mission of this award category is to, every year, raise awareness of important social issues, highlight the solutions that are working, and celebrate the businesses and nonprofits that come together to make a difference.   

In 2012, the opportunity to vote lasted until 11:59pm ET on Nov. 2 -- meet the finalists.

Finalist Selection: BCLC thanks the following volunteer experts for their review of the Best Partnership applications, which led to this year's finalists:

  • Susan Nickbarg, Principal, SVN Marketing and Georgetown University Faculty
  • Aman Singh, Editorial Director, CSRwire