Senior Program Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM
Rebecca E. Curzon is Senior Program Manager with IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, with leadership roles in business integration, disaster response, and grant making strategy. Ms. Curzon manages IBM's strategy in humanitarian disaster response, leading global teams to apply IBM technology, solutions, expertise and innovation to critical needs in the aftermath of disaster and for recovery. She develops strategic partnerships around mitigation of the effects of disaster, and leads efforts to innovate technology for response and resiliency. She has represented IBM on the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Disaster Assistance and Recovery Working Group. She is on the board of directors of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts.
Ms. Curzon also leads IBM’s global citizenship Grant-making Center of Excellence, providing IBM’s worldwide citizenship team with training, tools, resources, and best practices for awarding strategic grants from IBM’s growing portfolio of Impact Grant offerings, all in support of capacity building and problem-solving for nonprofit and education partners as they address societal issues and achieve results.
Ms. Curzon has been part of global teams to integrate IBM's strategies in corporate citizenship into the business and to leverage business offerings for community benefit. In 2003 she helped launch the On Demand Community, IBM's flagship global initiative and portal to support IBM volunteers in their communities. For a decade she led creation of all content for the site, including dozens of activity kits for use in volunteering in schools and nonprofits, which were made available to the public (ibm.com/volunteer) in honor of IBM's Centennial Celebration of Service in 2011. Ms. Curzon came to IBM from Lotus Development Corporation where she managed volunteerism and philanthropic programs focusing on nonprofit use of Lotus software. Previously she was with the Smithsonian Institution. She is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute. She has volunteered actively for decades at schools, nonprofits, and in her faith community.