CEO, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

Alexander is CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a US-based organization dedicated to elevating humanity by improving the practice and perception of business. Alexander became CEO of Conscious Capitalism in July, 2017, after serving 15 months as co-CEO alongside Doug Rauch. Alexander joined Conscious Capitalism with experience in the nonprofit, for-profit, and academic fields.

Most recently before joining Conscious Capitalism, Alexander served as co-founder and president of Students For Liberty, a nonprofit organization that teaches the principles of a free society to young people and empowers them to make a difference in their communities; in Alexander’s last year as president, Students For Liberty was operating in over 100 countries, included nearly 2,000 student groups, organized 100 conferences for 20,000 participants, and trained over 1,500 volunteer leaders.

Alexander graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with a BA in philosophy and economics and a MA in philosophy. He began a PhD program in philosophy at Georgetown University with the intention of becoming a professor, but ended with a Master’s degree when it became apparent that his principal interests lay outside the Ivory Tower. During undergraduate and graduate schools, Alexander simultaneously started and assisted in starting several other businesses in both the for profit and nonprofit realms ranging from introducing high school debate programs to underserved youth in Philadelphia to providing low-cost travel planning to businesses.


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Director of Learning Initiatives

Amanda Kathryn Roman has been fueled by an insatiable curiosity about how people and systems work from a young age. She believes that there is deep wisdom in diversity and cherishes that as the spice of life. For 20+ years, Amanda served in executive capacities traveling in planes, trains, automobiles, buses, subways {even a Swiss gondola} while successfully navigating the board meetings of countless community service organizations; green rooms of local and national media outlets; the halls of Congress; inner sanctums of Fortune 500 companies; offices of international policy organizations and elected officials in multiple countries; the West Wing of the White House and the chambers of state legislatures; as well as the private offices and homes of philanthropists throughout the country facilitating results for happier, healthier, stronger communities and training high performers in the art of next level living & leadership. A dynamic and resilient leader, Amanda serves as a catalyst for positive change grounded in the principles of healing and growth through community while building a culture of contribution.

Areas of expertise include: strategic public-private partnerships; innovation trend analysis; ecosystem strategy and development; transformational event design and production; cross-sector initiatives; training purposeful teams on increasing energy and impact; brand building; turnaround renewal strategy and implementation; and SWOT analysis.

At Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Amanda develops, designs, and produces collaborative learning experiences that support business leaders around the globe in integrating and implementing conscious business principles through mastermind gatherings, on-site workshops, site visits, and online training curriculum. She also leads a number of strategic initiatives for the growing movement of Conscious Capitalists around the world to support a diversified representation of business leaders operating on conscious principles.

Amanda is married with three children and based in the New York City metropolitan area. She enjoys adventuring in the great outdoors; running marathons; dancing whenever the mood strikes her; drinking espresso, red wine & mezcal {not all at the same time}; reading voraciously; traveling to satisfy her wanderlust soul; and listening to classic rock while she is on the go.

Additionally, Amanda serves as President of the Board of Directors of Policy Jury Group; Founder and CEO of Living Out Loud, an experiential training and coaching firm; Founding Partner of Living Room Conversations; and holds a Masters in High Performance from the High Performance Institute. Select highlights of her professional accolades include the Nonpartisan Trailblazer Award, the Outstanding National Network Architect Award, and the Best Field Representative Award. She was also the inaugural recipient of the eponymous Amanda Hydro Award for Outstanding Leadership & Community Service which is presented annually.

Amanda is passionate about supporting women in unleashing the power of living well and doing good in the boardroom and beyond.

Dan Dement
Director of Communications, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

For nearly two decades, Dan has helped organizations build and maintain with various stakeholders the mutually beneficial relationships that are so critical to their success.

Early in his career, Dan created marketing communications to drive growth for computer education publisher Osborne/McGraw-Hill and developed public relations programs to launch technology start-ups acquired by IBM and E*Trade. Following a year-and- a-half sabbatical to expand cultural and business knowledge in Asia, Europe and Latin America, he headed public relations at two of the largest private sector higher education institutions in North America, overseeing key programs including a high-profile partnership with the United States Olympic Committee. Prior to joining Conscious Capitalism, Dan ran a strategic communications consultancy, developing programs for clients in mobile communications, the Internet of Things (IOT) and the State of California.

Dan earned an MBA in Marketing from Argosy University and a BA in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a Northern California native and, along with his wife and two kids, thoroughly enjoys many of the outdoor recreational activities, cultural experiences and culinary delights for which the region is known.

Jess Peabody
Community Director, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

Jess joined the team in late 2016, and provides support, content, and development for Conscious Capitalism’s chapter leaders and volunteers. She is an experienced leader with over 11 years at Whole Foods Market.  Jess comes with a background in learning and development, sales and retail operations, strategic planning, change management, and leadership coaching and mentoring.

Prior to her last position, as Associate Director for Learning and Development for Whole Foods Market’s Northern California region, Jess served as Associate Store Team Leader for several Whole Foods Market locations.  She led teams from 4 to 350 people, championing the four pillars of Conscious Capitalism throughout her leadership journey.

Jess grew up in the woods of Vermont before moving west and eventually landing in San Francisco.  She received a BA in Psychology and Studio Art from the University of Vermont.  Jess spends her time marathon training, cooking, immersed in the arts, enjoying a good book, and exploring the beautiful Bay Area.

Event Coordinator, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

Abby joined the Conscious Capitalism team in 2016 initially to support the spring conference and enjoyed it so much she’s continued on. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from West Chester University. Her professional background spans an array of environments including nonprofit volunteer and resource center coordination, project coordination for a top pharmaceutical consulting company, and medical residency education program management. Abby’s focus is now firmly in event coordination and management where she can apply her love of building experiences, facilitating meaningful connections and checking things off of extensive ‘to do’ lists.

As an entrepreneur, Abby has found successes in the business she co-founded, Balm Chicky Balm Balm, an all natural lip balm company. She and her business partner secured two patents for their unique packaging technology, “The Friend End”. Balm Chicky Balm Balm was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank season 6 (winter, 2015). As a result, product has been sold at a variety of retailers including Target stores, Wegman’s groceries and select Whole Foods Markets.

Abby is passionate about volunteerism and community involvement. She works closely with the Portland-based grassroots group Free Hot Soup which provides food and life saving needs to people living on the streets. Abby also produces a semi-annual fundraising event called FINDpdx that benefits a local nonprofit providing support services to survivors of domestic violence.

Julie van Amerongen
Director of Programs & Events, Conscious Capitalism

Julie is the longest serving staff member of the team, having worked with Conscious Capitalism since 2010. She is the Producer of both the CEO Summit and the annual Spring Conference and the Director of Programs. She is also an Executive Team member and serves as both Secretary and Treasurer of the Board.
Julie is fascinated by the intersection of personal practice and Conscious Leadership and is also the Founder of The Practice Project.