ACCP Seats New Board of Directors Chair

ACCP Seats New Board of Directors Chair

Five New Directors Also Elected
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Congratulations to the new @accprof 2015 Board of Directors:
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 5:00pm

CONTENT: Press Release

ORLANDO, Fla., March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ ­– Curley Dossman, Jr., President, Georgia-Pacific Foundation, was elected Chair of the ACCP Board of Directors. Mr. Dossman took the helm of the organization at the Delegate Assembly held on March 11, 2015 at ACCP: The Conference 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Joining Mr. Dossman in leadership positions on the Board are: Laura Coy, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Grainger as Vice Chair; Joe Ruiz, Director, UPS Humanitarian Relief Program as Treasurer; Debra Benton, Director of Community Relations, Southwest Airlines as Secretary; and Mark Dederer, Senior Vice President & Community Affairs Program Manager, Wells Fargo as Chair Emeritus.

The ACCP Board of Directors also welcomed five new Directors. They are: Robin Boggs, US Corporate Citizenship Lead, Accenture; Amanda Fowler, Executive Director, Global Corporate Giving, Edwards Lifesciences; Jackie Liao, Senior Manager, Community Investments, Starbucks Coffee Company; Christine Riley Miller, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Dunkin’ Brands; and Jeff Terry, Global Corporate Social Responsibility, Amway Corporation.

Returning Directors are: Kristin Buckley, Senior Manager, Community Affairs, Capital One; Dannielle Campos, Senior Vice President and National Philanthropy Director, Bank of America; Brian Grill; Ezra C. Garrett, Vice President, Community Relations and Chief Sustainability Officer, Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Cosette Gutierrez; Julie Gehrki, Senior Director, Business Integration, Walmart Foundation; Conrad Person, Director of International Programs and Product Giving, Corporate Contributions, Johnson & Johnson; Helen Smith Price, Executive Director, The Coca-Cola Foundation; Timothy A. A. Stiles, National Practice Leader, KPMG’s Development & Exempt Organizations; Tracy Underwood, National Manager, Corporate Contributions, Toyota; and Carrie Varoquiers, Vice President of Global Impact, Workday Inc. & President, Workday Foundation.

“2015 is a milestone year for ACCP,” said Mark W. Shamley, President & CEO at ACCP. “This year marks our tenth year as an organization. In many ways, ACCP has evolved with the profession. As we move forward into the next decade, the Board of Directors will steer not only ACCP, but the profession at a time where the importance of corporate responsibility has never been higher nor seen more scrutiny.”

Founded in 2005, ACCP is the sole membership-based organization chartered to champion the Corporate Philanthropy professional. ACCP connects members to information, peers and resources and cultivates educational opportunities that promote better stewardship of corporate philanthropic resources thereby magnifying social and business impacts. For more information on ACCP, please email Erica Bader Sorrell at or visit

For more information, contact:
Maryann Fiala
Phone: 407-650-9748