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.

 

Email: alexander @ consciouscapitalism.org

Julie van Amerongen
CEO Summit & Annual Conference Producer

Julie van Amerongen’s favorite part of Conscious Capitalism is the dedication to personal development inherent in conscious leadership.  She is passionate about creating opportunities for conscious leaders who are committed to their own development to learn with and from each other.

Julie is the producer of the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit and Annual Conferences where she has had the privilege of witnessing conscious leadership in action in for nearly 10 years.

For more than three years Julie has run every single day and has raced distances from 5k to 100k.  She is the author of Every.Single.Day: Unstoppable Wisdom from a Year of Running and I Can Do Hard Things: How Small Steps Equal Big Impact.  She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Marketing & Communications Lead

Haby is passionate about Conscious Capitalism because she believes in the collective capacity and power of the human race to work together for a common good, which is for her benefiting humanity so that each individual is equipped and free to reach their God given potential. People spend most of their waking lives working and it is important to be working towards higher purposes that are greater than yourself and directly aligned with the upliftment of yourself and others.

Haby is a strategic marketing professional with over 10 years experience encompassing the technology, non-profit, music, media, entertainment, consumer goods and e-commerce industries. In addition to her role at Conscious Capitalism, she has a jewelry line, Fulaba that has been featured in Allure and Essence magazines. Haby holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree from NYU where she graduated cum laude studying Music Business.

Haby is an avid traveler and lover of the arts with a great appreciation for live music and authentic cuisines. She also embraces an active lifestyle with pursuits of completing a triathlon in the very near future.

Experience Designer

Across the globe, humanity faces a host of challenges that can seem daunting to confront. The potential that exists in the business community for brave solutions to these challenges is palpable. Through business, we have the ability to alleviate poverty, create equity and justice, support health and well being for all and so much more. As the Conscious Capitalist community grows, so will the positive impact we’ll see due to the efforts of dedicated conscious business leaders around the world.

Abby holds a B.A. from West Chester University. Her professional background includes nonprofit volunteer and program coordination, project administration for a top pharmaceutical consulting company, and medical residency education program management. Abby now focuses primarily on events where she can apply her love of building inspiring experiences, facilitating meaningful connections and enthusiastically checking things off of extensive ‘to do’ lists. A one time entrepreneur, Abby 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 and although they didn’t get ‘a deal’, 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 supplies to people living on the streets. Abby also produced a semi-annual fundraising event called FINDpdx that benefits a local nonprofit providing support services to survivors of domestic violence and she also supports the Feast food festival which contributes funds to Hunger Free America and Urban Gleaners. In her free time, Abby gets into the great outdoors of her now home state of Oregon as often as possible and has recently begun a rather fervent weaving hobby that has over taken a large portion of both her time and living room.

Innovation Lead, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

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 drives innovation and strategic alignment as well as directs the incubation of learning and development initiatives: 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. Additionally, she leads a number of strategic initiatives for the growing global movement of Conscious Capitalists to support a diversified representation of business leaders operating on conscious principles. Amanda also provides organization-wide coaching and serves as a member of the leadership team to support organizational development.

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.

Community Engagement Lead

Cristina was born and raised in Leon, Mexico and moved to San Francisco to join Conscious Capitalism in the Fall of 2017. In her role as Community Empowerment Lead, she supports the success of the community program while building and maintaining relationships in new chapter markets.

Before joining CCI, Cristina worked in continuous improvement in her family’s business in Leon. She holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Leon and a Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation from HEC Paris. She has a certificate in Social Business/ Enterprise and Poverty, also from HEC Paris and with this specialization she was able to explore the middle ground between business and philanthropy.

From a young age, Cristina has volunteered in health care nonprofit organizations, has been a member of several sustainability NGOs such as The Sierra Club and Greenpeace; she is an anti-poverty activist and an enthusiast for women empowerment. Cristina loves spending time with her family, going on hikes in San Francisco, playing the violin and curling up with a good book on her free time. She’s also mama to Tito, a 4 year-old welsh corgi.

Pilot Staff Chapter Lead

Michael is an event producer and project consultant with years of successful experience in event production, systems development, financial oversight, and strategic planning for both the for profit and nonprofit sectors.

He has orchestrated numerous events ranging from executive leadership meetings, to large scale community events with over 100,000 attendees. Michael strives to deliver positive, memorable experiences to clients and guests. His expertise moves freely from strategy to content to execution.

Michael has worked with a wide range of clients, including SunPower, Dell, Belcampo Meat Co., Verizon Wireless, the Food Craft Institute, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.

He describes himself as a team player, proactive problem solver, efficiency enthusiast, and consummate learner.

Michael received his BS in Communication with a Liberal Arts emphasis in Math and Science from Boston University. He seeks to create a balance between technology, an urban lifestyle, and time in nature. Michael enjoys a range of physical activities. Those include yoga, kickboxing, surfing, and backcountry wilderness excursions. Michael has lived in Boston, San Diego, Boulder, and currently calls San Francisco home.

Operations & Business Development Lead

The discovery of Conscious Capitalism was an “ah ha!” moment in Clark’s professional and personal life. He had always been a fan of entrepreneurship and self-empowerment, but saw that capitalism needed additional institutional and community mechanisms to reach its full potential to elevate humanity. He believes that Conscious Capitalism has the power to do just that.

Clark studied History and Philosophy at the University of Michigan with an emphasis on the impact of intellectual and social movements on American history. He originally intended to teach High School history but got sidetracked on a career in community organizing and organizational leadership.

Clark has worked in organizational growth and development for 12 years with a strong track record of success. In his previous role as Director of Development for the Atlas Network the organization raised $38 million in his three years, compared to $29 million the three years prior.

He grew up outside Detroit, spent ten years on the East Coast, then moved to Chicago (arguably the greatest city in the world), and recently returned home with his wife Greta to be part of Detroit’s renaissance. Passions outside of work include trail running, fishing, football, and yoga.

Email : clark dot ruper @ consciouscapitalism . org

Dan Dement
Media Relations Lead

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.