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Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Announces CEO Departure

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April 8, 2022 — After six years of service to our community, Alexander McCobin is stepping down as CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. (CCI). During his time with CCI, Alexander led the organization through periods of growth and change including successfully navigating the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and the founding of the Conscious Capitalism Senior Leader Network. CCI will continue to benefit from the new Conscious Leaders we welcomed to our community during Alexander’s tenure and from his work to set the organization up for a bright and exciting future under new leadership. 

Current Board and Executive Committee Chair Karen Sammon will step into the role of Interim CEO as CCI begins the search for a new leader. 

“On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to thank Alexander for his tireless energy and enthusiasm for the movement and his care for the people who have made this work possible,” Karen said. “I am excited to work with the Board and CCI’s talented and dedicated team to continue to grow our presence and impact in local communities, build networks of support for conscious leaders, and inspire purpose-driven executives at our annual CEO Summit.” 

Karen has been a member of CCI’s Board of Directors since 2018 and an Executive Committee member since 2020. She started her tenure as Board and Executive Committee Chair in January of 2022. Current co-founder of CustomerX.i and former CEO, President, and Board Member of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), Karen is a frequent contributor and speaker on Conscious Capitalism topics and is actively building the Conscious Capitalism community at the Chapter level in New York State. During her time as Interim CEO, fellow Executive Committee member James Rhee will take on the role of Interim Executive Committee Chair.

“It has been an honor to serve our community of conscious leaders,” said Alexander. “Together we have built a solid foundation for future growth and impact. I remain, now and always, committed to Conscious Capitalism, the philosophy, the movement, and the organization. I am excited to see it continue to grow, and contribute to its growth in a different way.”

Conscious Capitalism, Inc. remains strategically focused on continuing to add members to our Senior Leader Network at a rapid pace and support those members on their conscious paths, expand and strengthen our ecosystem of local chapters, present a world-class CEO Summit in October, and tell the stories of how our community of Conscious Leaders is changing the world.

Alexander’s last day will be April 8, 2022. CCI’s Board of Directors has formed a search committee and will be working with an external firm to help identify our next conscious leader through a global search.


About Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

Conscious Capitalism is a philosophy, movement, and framework to support business leaders as they elevate humanity through good, ethical, noble, and heroic business practices. Conscious Capitalism, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is building that movement by creating and sustaining networks of support for conscious leaders, providing access to ideas and information, and telling the stories of how business is a force for good.

General Inquiries: Anna Stokes, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, anna.stokes@consciouscapitalism.org 

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