CMOs and the Causes They Care About Most

June is CMO Club Cares month, which means we are showcasing CMOs who use their time and talent to make a positive impact for the worthy causes they care about most!  In addition, for each new CMO Club membership during the month of June, we are donating up to $1,000 to the member’s charity of choice.  The CMO Club has a diverse membership of CMOs in a variety of industries, with different backgrounds and passions.  Here are just some of our CMO Club members and the causes they care about most:

  • Manny Rodriguez, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, UCHealth – “as a leukemia survivor my favorite charity and cause is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.”
  • Jennifer Dominiquini, Chief Marketing & Client Experience Officer, BBVA Compass – #Pursuit, Supporting those with disabilities
  • Sabrina Isherwood, Chief Marketing Officer, Vein Clinics of America – “The arts in public schools — I’m relentless about it.”
  • Al Renshaw, VP, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, AACSB International – Logan’s Love, Inc.
  • Patrick Bernardi, CMO, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co. – Make-A-Wish®
  • Allison Lewin, SVP Marketing & Sales at f’real foods – Make-A-Wish. My company became a corporate sponsor about 1 1/2 years ago  – we created a Make-A-Wish milkshake flavor with wish kids, posted them on social media and had our fans vote, and then launched the winner as a limited time item. I also personally have been involved with MAW walks, the cable car pull in San Fran and other fund-raising events. What a great way to put a smile on a sick child’s face!
  • Evan Greene, recent CMO, The Recording Academy – Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA)
  • Felipe Obando, VP Marketing, Essent Guaranty, Inc. – Wounded Warrior Project
  • Doug Zarkin, VP, CMO, Pearle Vision – The Human Fund
  • Kimberly Kupiecki, Global Leader Sustainability, Advocacy, Communications, DuPont Water Solutions – World Wildlife Fund
  • Frederick Kauber, Chief Product & Technology Officer, BFS Capital – My running raises money for the Walkabout Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to those in need.
  • Douwe Bergsma, CMO, Consumer Business, Georgia-Pacific LLC – #SeeHer initiative, which mission is to lead the movement to accurately portray all women and girls in media, so that by 2020, they see themselves reflected as they truly are.
  • Paula Puleo Blomquist, Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer, Eyemart Express – Stand Up To Cancer
  • Jeff Mikula, VP Marketing & Communications, Vizient – Special Olympics
  • Gordon Ho, CMO & Head of Sales, Princess Cruises – CAPE – Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, where we are addressing the need for more diversity in media & entertainment.
  • Carolann Dekker, recent CMO, American Council on Exercise – ASPCA
  • Julie Cary, Chief Customer Officer, Belk – Genesis Women’s Shelter
  • Becky Schroeder, VP of Marketing, ITC – JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Renee Baker, CMO, Carillon Tower Advisers – American Stage and CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse)
  • David Minifie, Chief Experience Officer, & EVP, Corporate Strategy, Centene Corporation – Service Member causes: USO and NMCRS
  • Trice Alford, CMO, DH Pace Company, Inc. – KC Pet Project
  • Arra Yerganian, Chief Experience & Brand Officer, Tivity Health – American Red Cross
  • Sandra Callahan, VP Head of Marketing, Eliassen Group – The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
  • Kim Feil, CMO, CSO Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks,  Go Red for Women, the American Heart Association’s campaign for womens’ heart research
  • Karen Sage, CMO, Transplace – PETA
  • Thomas Ahern, CMO, Embark Behavioral Health – Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh).
  • Monu Kalsi, VP Marketing, Stericycle – American Cancer Society

What causes do you care about most? Tell us in the comments!