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September Network and Knowledge Session
September 28, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join Toyota, IBM and More for CSR Best Practices on September 15
Corporate Social Responsibility: What does it mean to your organization? Whether it’s workplace giving or volunteerism campaigns on a local level, or worldwide initiatives impacting the global communities your company serves, CSR is a key component of a corporation’s net worth to employees, customers and stakeholders alike.
We invite you to meet some of Orange County’s thought leaders who are CSR leaders in their respective industries. Please join us on Tuesday, September 15 to hear from a panel of “CSR Superstars” from well-known organizations including Toyota Motor Sales, LEDTronics, and IBM. Tyler Wagner from the thinkPARALLAX agency will lead the conversation to share experiences in developing a company’s culture around giving, environmental responsibility, program development and employee engagement.
In recognition of our country’s National Day of Service on September 11, we also invite you to participate in the IABC/OC – 9/11 National Day of Service tribute activity. IABC is pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County for another year, as we create welcome baskets for families who recently secured a Habitat OC home. Your contribution to the welcome baskets is appreciated. You may bring your items to the meeting and we will provide them directly to Habitat for Humanity
MODERATED BY: Tyler Wagner, Account Strategist, thinkPARALLAX
A natural leader with a passion for giving back, Tyler brings enthusiasm and creativity to every endeavor. With a wealth of experience in client services, creative strategy, copywriting and design, Tyler enjoys transforming big ideas into tangible results, and sharpening fuzzy concepts into focused messages. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, he earned his BA from the University of Missouri, professional certificates in graphic design and web design from the Digital Arts Center at UCSD and completed the GRI Certified G4 Sustainability Reporting Course (administered by ISOS Group) in 2014.
Ryan McMullan, Environmental & Safety Manager, Toyota Motor Sales
Ryan McMullan leads several EHS and Sustainability programs in the Environmental, HazMat, and Safety division of Corporate Responsibility at Toyota Motor Sales. As a student of the Toyota Production System and adult education, he has been advancing engagement in the operational environmental and safety missions of the company. In addition to managing EHS compliance, he develops sustainability strategy for North America, including recycling, energy conservation, greenhouse gas inventories, and corporate planning.
He earned his Master’s degree in Corporate Environmental Management from the Bren School at UC Santa Barbara and his Bachelor’s degree from Rice University.
Mark Stefanos, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM
Mark Stefanos is IBM’s Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Manager covering Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii. In this role, he works to advance IBM’s philanthropic agenda, directed at bolstering STEM education, workforce development and veteran support. Mark is a Southern California native and graduate of UCLA and the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs.
Pervaiz Lodhie, Founder & President, LEDTronics, Inc.
Educated and trained as a Mechanical Engineer, Pervaiz Lodhie’s entrepreneurial spirit brought him to the United States, where he was able in 1983 to fulfill his vision of creating a successful LED lighting company—LEDtronics, Inc., of Torrance, California.
He and his company continue to be at the leading edge of eco-conscious LED lighting technologies, providing unique solutions for such Fortune 500 companies and U.S. Government entities.
Pervaiz Lodhie also leads a large philanthropic program—“Pehli Kiran” (First Ray of Light)—which funds programs that provide educational and healthcare opportunities to women, men and children of poverty in Pakistan. He is also one of the founding directors of the National Commission for Human Development Fund (NCHD) — Pakistan Human Development Fund (PHDF), of which other contributing and active directors and members are The Melinda & Bill Gates Foundation, Pakistani Diaspora and other large international foundations.