Jennifer Silberman is vice president, corporate social responsibility for Target and leads its CSR wellness and sustainability strategy and portfolio along with programs to drive CSR commitments locally.
Ms. Silberman joined Target from Hilton Worldwide where she served as Chief of Staff to the President and CEO as well as Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. She was hired as Hilton’s first Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, creating an integrated function of the business focused on delivering long-term results for the company’s hotel and timeshare operations, societal impact and shareholder value. She led a global team responsible for the strategy, integration and implementation of Hilton’s corporate responsibility initiatives across more than 4,500 hotels globally. Under her leadership, Hilton was recognized as a 2015 Forbes Top 50 Green Brand; Newsweek Top Green Company in the World; Green Power Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Winner for Best Environmental Program, BCLC Corporate Citizenship Award; Finalist for 2013 Leadership Award - Travel+Leisure Global Vision; and Finalist for 2013 Condé Nast World Savers Award.
Prior to joining Hilton in 2010, Ms. Silberman was with APCO Worldwide, where she worked for eight years as Vice President in the corporate responsibility practice. She counseled Fortune 500 companies and foundations on strategy and program design, stakeholder engagement and reporting. She is regarded as an expert in corporate responsibility and has more than 20 years of experience working globally in the areas of economic development, sustainability, human rights, women’s empowerment and youth opportunity.
Ms. Silberman holds a M.A. in International Economics and Latin American Studies from The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. with honors in Latin American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. Half Argentine, she is a native Spanish and Portuguese speaker and fluent in French. She served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on The Future of Jobs, the International Tourism Partnership executive committee, the Private Sector Advisory Group for Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) at the World Bank and currently serves on the boards of Pact, ECPAT and gBCAT.