Bobbi Silten, Managing Director
As the managing director of the Shared Value Initiative, Bobbi leads a global community of leaders who find business solutions for societal challenges and work to build smarter models to address the changing needs of our communities, the environment, and business. Bobbi has been a long-time practitioner of leading social change through business and she brings deep experience as a purpose-driven business leader. During her time as head of the Gap Foundation she oversaw the creation of the P.A.C.E. program for female garment workers as well as This Way Ahead, a first jobs program for underserved youth leveraging Gap Inc. leaders and stores.
Previously, Bobbi spent 12 years at Gap Inc. where she most recently served as EVP, Global Talent & Sustainability and was responsible for the company’s talent agenda. She sat on the company’s senior leadership team and also oversaw communications, government affairs, sustainability, and Gap Foundation. She joined Gap Inc. as the head of Gap Foundation and led the transformation of the organization based on a shared value strategy. Prior to joining Gap Inc., she was President & Commercial General Manager, Dockers U.S., a Levi Strauss & Co. brand. Bobbi co-founded and chaired Reimagining Service, a national cross-sector effort to increase the impact of volunteering and in 2011 was appointed by President Obama to serve on the White House Council for Community Solutions.
Stacy Neal, Director of Programs
Stacy.Neal@sharedvalue.org | +1 617.502.6186
In her role as senior program manager, Stacy oversees the underlying frameworks of the Shared Value Initiative’s infrastructure, including annual planning, funder relations, content generation, and program offerings such as the annual Global Shared Value Leadership Summit and executive trainings. Stacy is a career project manager and program administrator, working in a variety of settings to advance idea sets and implement programmatic elements around them.
Prior to joining the Shared Value Initiative, Stacy served as associate director of the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. There, she designed and directed creative programs addressing critical issues in emerging and frontier markets, including executive education, directed research projects, workshops, and custom toolkits, for leading organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Stacy has also worked as business development manager for a private consulting group specializing in the China market and as communications associate for global microfinance network ACCION International. She has a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy, with a focus on NGO management and international migration, from The Fletcher School, and a BA from Boston College.
Kathy Lynch, Director of Global Partnerships
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As Director of Global Partnerships for the Shared Value Initiative (SVI), a multi-stakeholder effort that aims to drive adoption and improve implementation of shared value strategies amongst leading companies, civil society, and government organizations, Kathy is responsible for building and nurturing global partnerships that support FSG’s Shared Value Initiative and broader shared value strategy. Kathy comes to FSG with more than 20 years of experience in industry partnerships, university-based research, cross-cultural project management, training and development, and fundraising. Her professional experience has been largely spent in academia building and sustaining truly effective multi-sector partnerships with lasting impact on the development of corporate policy, curriculum, research, and public policy.
Prior to joining FSG, Kathy was the Director of Corporate Relations at Boston University where she worked to develop and maintain strong strategic partnerships between the university and corporations, built around shared interests in creating new knowledge, educating students, and solving major societal challenges. Previously at Boston College’s Center for Work & Family, she led the Work & Family Roundtable and authored numerous papers and articles including Forgotten Families: The Move to Provide Paid Leave to Adoptive Families, Exceptional Caregiving, and Standards of Excellence in Work/Life Integration. At the Boston College Center on Aging & Work, Kathy was a lead member of the Generations of Talent Project Team. There she successfully managed the recruitment and onboarding of seven multinational companies resulting in data collection from more than 11,000 individuals in 11 countries in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe. Kathy has also developed curriculum for the Prism of Age Workshop series, the Work/Life Certificate Program, and most recently the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers Mastery Series.
Alicia Dunn, Senior Communications Manager
Alicia.Dunn@sharedvalue.org | +1 617.502.6164
Alicia is a marketing and communications professional skilled in crafting outreach strategies for complex subjects to engage diverse audiences. She comes to FSG with over 10 years of experience building communications plans for companies committed to systemic social and environmental change.
As Communications Manager of the Shared Value Initiative, Alicia leads the Initiative’s strategic communications thinking in order to strengthen the brand and engage global partners in its mission to build a community of leaders who find business opportunities in addressing societal challenges.
Alicia worked as the Marketing Communications Manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate energy efficiency as a core strategy to meet energy needs in a carbon-constrained world, where she oversaw a marketing team to provide strategic direction, campaign and message development, content creation, media outreach, website support, digital marketing, and event marketing targeted to a wide range of audiences. Previously, she worked as an Investor Relations Associate at Econergy, an international developer of clean power projects in North and South America. She has a BA in Political Science from Bates College.
Georgina (Hurst) Eckert, Program Manager
Georgina.Eckert@sharedvalue.org | +1 617.502.6129
As the program manager at the Shared Value Initiative, Georgie co-designs and delivers personalized workshops that teach the shared value concept and identify an organization’s current strengths in and opportunities for creating shared value. Georgie also works with the team to organize the annual Shared Value Leadership Summit, partner knowledge exchanges, and public shared value-related events as well as to write case studies highlighting leading corporate shared value initiatives.
Prior to her role with the SVI, Georgie was a writer at Institutional Investor magazine in New York, where she largely covered political, economic, and financial developments across emerging markets as well as trends in impact investing. She created databases for the world’s largest hedge funds and fund of funds. Through conversations with the industry’s leading executives, she learned firsthand how the global financial community can mobilize capital and allocate investments to drive economic development and societal change worldwide.
Georgie has a BA in Global Studies (concentration in international economic policy) and Economics from Colby College.