Allyson Peerman and Betty Thompson Featured Speakers at Eleventh Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement, Giving and Volunteerism, April 3-4, 2012 in NYC

Jan 18, 2012 4:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Alexandria, VA – January 18, 2012 – Allyson Peerman, VP of Public Affairs and President of the AMD Foundation, AMD, and Betty Thompson, Chief Personnel Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton, will be featured speakers at the eleventh best practice summit on employee engagement, giving and volunteerism hosted by Charities@Work on April 3-4, 2012 in New York City. This year’s conference theme is “The Engagement Cycle: Creating and Sustaining Effective Employee Engagement.” 

Early bird registration $395 is still available until January 31! Register today!   This year’s conference tracks include:
  • Building a culture of engagement

  - Creating the engagement framework with employees and business units

  • Integrating engagement programs

  - Going above and beyond workplace giving and volunteerism

  • Sustaining employee engagement

  - From education to sustained action

  • Leading the business and building the business case

  - Managing employee engagement up, across and down 

“This is the premiere forum for employee engagement professionals to attend to learn integrated approaches to grow and evolve their programs. In a constantly changing environment this is a must attend conference.” Michael S. Carren, Director, Employee Engagement and Volunteerism, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase.   Designed by a corporate advisory council, this year’s conference focuses on building innovative and impactful employee engagement strategies. The conference will be organized around the themes of building, integrating, sustaining and leading employee engagement. Cross-cutting topics to be discussed include building high-impact volunteer programs, increasing involvement in workplace giving, engaging employees in sustainability, creating effective communications, measuring results, and building the business case for future investment.    The seminar attracts thought leaders in employee engagement from across the country because of its focus on peer-to-peer learning and actionable information that managers can readily integrate into their work. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with a group of committed professionals who come together to learn and share new ideas about effective employee engagement, volunteering and workplace giving.   Ideal for professionals in community relations, workplace giving, public affairs, community involvement, corporate philanthropy, HR/employee benefits, health and wellness, diversity and sustainability.   "A peer-to-peer summit unlike other educational forums on employee engagement. Intelligent, dynamic and practical. I strongly recommend its content to both seasoned professionals and newcomers." Martha Field, Manager of Community Relations, Thomson Reuters.   Biography: Allyson Peerman, VP of Public Affairs and President of the AMD Foundation, AMD Allyson Peerman is AMD’s Vice President of Public Affairs, responsible for the company’s Government Affairs, Community Affairs and Corporate Responsibility efforts worldwide. In this role, Allyson oversees the company’s public opinion matters, issues management, charitable giving, external affiliations, education issues and corporate responsibility leadership. She is also President of the AMD Foundation.   Allyson has 32 years experience in the field of public and community relations, including 22 years with AMD. She is an active member of the Austin community, where she currently serves as President of the Austin Area Research Organization; on the boards of KLRU and the Austin Leadership Forum; and on the University of Texas College of Education Foundation Advisory Council.   Allyson is a recipient of the Sam Walton Business Leader Award for her efforts in education, and was named a “Hero for Children” by the Texas Education Agency. She was the first recipient of the Rostow Leadership Award given by The Austin Project; was recognized by the Lone Star Girl Scouts Council as a “Woman of Distinction;” and named a “Profiles in Power” winner by the Austin Business Journal.   Biography: Betty Thompson, Chief Personnel Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton Betty Thompson, a Senior Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton, serves as the firm’s Chief Personnel Officer. In this executive role, Betty is a member of the firm’s Leadership Team, comprised of the firm’s most senior partners who set the organization’s strategic direction.   Betty joined Booz Allen in 2008, bringing more than 20 years of experience directing human capital strategy and human resource functions for large corporations. As the head of People Services at Booz Allen, Betty’s role is essential to ensuring a world-class employment experience for our staff and best-in-class talent to solve our clients’ evolving needs.   In addition to leading the day-to-day HR functions that serve the 25,000-person firm, Betty is a driving force behind the firm’s People Strategy. Designed to enable Booz Allen’s key business imperatives, the People Strategy focuses on workforce planning, talent management, critical skills and expertise, and employee engagement.   Betty holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Personnel Management from American University in Washington, D.C.   Charities@Work is an alliance of federated national nonprofit organizations and serves as the cooperative voice for many of the nation’s premier health, human service, environmental and international development and relief charities. Members include America’s Charities, Community Health Charities, EarthShare and Global Impact.   About Global Impact Global Impact raises funds to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world. Global Impact supports an alliance of 58 U.S.-based international charities through innovative partnerships and employee giving programs and provides solutions to meet the unique giving needs of organizations and donors. Additionally, Global Impact distributes charitable donations for some of America’s top corporations and manages two of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.3 billion to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people. Follow Global Impact on Twitter or “Like” us on Facebook.   GI20263