Richard Pearl
Acting Executive Director

Richard Pearl has over 20 years of corporate experience in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) management and reporting. He is currently the senior adviser and Acting Executive Director to the UN Global Compact Network USA. Pearl previously served on the board of Network USA for five years, including three as chair. In addition to his work with the Network, Pearl provides private consulting services to companies developing or enhancing their ESG programs. He also serves as an executive adviser to the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Pearl was State Street Corporation's global corporate responsibility officer for 20 years.

He developed ESG programs, policies, and reports which helped the company gain recognition on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and other key sustainability benchmarks. While at State Street, he served on the global advisory committee of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

He currently sits on the board of the Harvard Extension Alumni Association. A Boston-area native, Pearl, and his wife live in Concord, MA, and have two grown daughters, a lawyer with the Department of Justice and an environmental scientist with The Nature Conservancy.

Claudia Herbert Colfer
Head of Programming

Claudia is UN Global Compact Network USA's Head of Programming. In this role, she develops and leads programs and initiatives that help over 1000 American companies do business responsibly. She manages Network USA's four accelerator programs and other relevant sustainability initiatives.

Before joining UN Global Compact Network USA, Claudia worked at Bain & Company, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). Claudia is also the Founder & CEO of Wasi (an iOS app that helps users change the world from the comfort of their own homes) and a Founding Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Queens Hub.

Claudia was recently selected to the Environment + Energy 100 and GreenBiz 30 Under 30 lists. She holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bath, a MA in Global Governance and International Diplomacy from Columbia University, and a MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and Environment from the University of Oxford.

Jessica Tuquero
Head of Communications & Operations

Jessica is UN Global Compact Network USA’s Head of Communications & Operations. She develops and oversees the organization’s external and internal communication strategies. She also manages the Operations Team, which establishes streamlined workflows and processes and develops the systems to support Network USA’s growing operations.

Jessica brings nearly 20 years of experience in both corporate and nonprofit work to her role. Before joining UN Global Compact Network USA, she managed communications for The Global FoodBanking Network, Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, and the International Trademark Association. Jessica also founded and ran Macro PR, a communications consulting company that serviced mission-based organizations and companies. Her most notable projects include implementing the first social media campaign for a state government, managing an organization’s communications efforts surrounding a controversial international trade agreement, launching a niche social network for industry professionals, and marketing regions for economic development after suffering from natural disasters.

Jessica is a New York University graduate with a BA in Economics and a BA in Journalism.

Christine Cavallo
Engagement Manager

Christine Cavallo is Network USA’s Engagement Manager. In this role, Christine works with US companies to support their mobilization and progress in line with environmental, ecological, and social goals encompassed by the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles of Humanity and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Before joining Network USA, Christine worked at the Council on Strategic Risks. Her research focused on the existential threats posed by climate and ecological degradation on human systems and security, which are increasingly recognized as material to governments, companies, and citizens worldwide. She also applies these research topics to the private sector, exploring green technology innovation and net-zero corporate strategies. Her reports include “The Security Threat That Binds Us: The Unraveling of Ecological and Natural Security and What the United States Can Do About It” and “The role of Ministries of Finance in driving and shaping the low-carbon energy transition,” jointly produced by the Swedish Energy Agency and the University of Oxford.

Christine holds an MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise, and the Environment from the University of Oxford and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University. She is also an elite rower, having raced for the US National team for over a decade.

Noah A. Smith
Program Manager, Human Rights

Noah is a human rights manager with the UN Global Compact Network USA. In this role, he helps run programs and initiatives that support over 900 American companies doing business responsibly. He also manages Network USA's social media accounts.

Before joining UN Global Compact Network USA, Noah was a Law & Policy Intern with OutRight Action International, a research fellow with The National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI), and co-editor of RightsViews, a Columbia University blog published by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR). He also worked as a Faculty Specialist in the Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion and the Laboratory of Motivated Cognition at UMD. In addition, Noah has been published with Amnesty International and has presented his psychological research at the Association for Psychological Sciences Annual Convention.

Noah holds a BA in Psychology focusing on neuroscience from the University of Maryland and a MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University.

Lena Maria Lee
Engagement Coordinator

Lena Maria Lee is United Nations Global Compact Network USA’s Engagement Coordinator. She develops success strategies to amplify the impact of sustainability initiatives of the private sector while reinforcing and scaling efforts for the Engagement Team for our US participants and signatories.

Previously, Lena consulted companies in the tech and sustainability space and created roadmaps for launch and go-to-market strategies for the European and US markets. In this capacity, she played a pivotal role in facilitating the expansion of high-growth tech startups, transatlantic innovation projects, and fostering cross-industry collaboration between the private and public sectors. Lena led initiatives to enhance organizational efficiency, sector knowledge, and social engagement. As a former Young Executive Circle Leader in Silicon Valley, Lena organized conferences and moderated insightful discussions on innovation, sustainability, and fundraising with Microsoft, NVIDIA, the City of Los Angeles, and others.

Lena holds a Master of Arts Management in Business & Entrepreneurship from Columbia College Chicago and a Bachelor’s in Media Science & European Ethnology from the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Mallory Cannon
Program Coordinator, Climate and Environment

Mallory is the Climate and Environment Program Associate at UN Global Compact Network USA. In this role, Mallory coordinates the Climate Ambition Accelerator, a 6-month program to help companies create science-based targets and implement emissions reduction strategies aligned with the 1.5℃ pathway. In addition, she organizes events and creates content to engage the private sector in climate action and environmental issues.

Most recently, Mallory worked as a Research Associate at the consulting firm Lotus Engineering and Sustainability. She developed Greenhouse Gas Inventories and emissions reduction strategies for public and private sector clients across the Western United States. She also worked at the international policy research institute, Pardee Center for International Futures and contributed to research on inequality and conflict risk for the Swiss Program for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d) in Geneva, Switzerland. While in Geneva, Mallory worked with officials from the United Nations and Red Cross to help organize an event on environmental migration and conflict during Geneva Peace Week.

Mallory co-authored an article in the peer-reviewed journal, Climate and Development and wrote a chapter for a USAID report on environmental change and food security. Mallory holds a BA in International Studies from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

Natalie Tasci Srour
Operations Coordinator

Natalie Tasci Srour is the Operations Coordinator at UN Global Compact Network USA. In this role, she supports Network USA’s day-to-day operations and team workflows. She also assists in coordinating events and meetings while managing administrative tasks for the office.

Before joining Network USA, Natalie was an executive assistant to Fortune 500 executives. These positions, along with her volunteer work with refugees and immigrants, helped her gain firsthand experience in corporate sustainability and workplace initiatives.

Natalie holds an MA in Global Affairs with a concentration in Human Rights and Conflict from Rutgers University, where she focused primarily on refugees and women’s rights. She has a BA in Communications from Seton Hall University.

Jessi Feoli
Program Associate, Events

Jessi is the UN Global Compact Network USA's Events Associate. In this role, she manages and leads Network USA events.

Before joining the UN Global Compact Network USA, Jessi worked in Corporate Social Responsibility at UPS, Events & Development at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Sales and Outreach at the Philadelphia Phillies, and has managed several hunger-relief non-profits. In addition, she has ideated, organized, and led over 75 events in her career, all aimed at making a creative and positive impact on the world.

Jessi holds a BSc in International Business Administration from Widener University and an MSc in International Development from IE University, School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs. She is also certified in Crisis, Emergency, and Disaster Management by the International University Center for Peace Missions and a Certified First Responder by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).

Caitlin McGinnis
Program Associate, SDGs

Caitlin is the SDGs Program Associate at UN Global Compact Network USA. In this role, Caitlin coordinates the SDG Innovation and SDG Ambition Accelerators and the SDG Pioneers Program.

Before joining the UN Global Compact Network USA, Caitlin worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, where she contributed to research on the role of bioenergy in food security and nutrition. While at FAO, Caitlin co-authored an article in the journal, “WIREs Energy and Environment.” Prior to her work at FAO, Caitlin was involved in marine conservation efforts with the non-profit organization, Marine Conservation Institute. As a Marine Protected Areas researcher, she delved into the regulatory and management information for marine protected areas across the United States and determined their level of protection.

Caitlin holds a BA in Environmental Studies and Economics from Franklin & Marshall College, and an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

Jacy Chan
Communications Associate, Digital

Jacy Chan is the Communications Associate, Digital at UN Global Compact Network USA. In this role, she supports Network USA’s communication and social media strategy, and manages its digital communications assets.

Before joining Network USA, Jacy was a Communications & Social Media Intern at Network 20/20, a New York City-based nonprofit focused on foreign policy issues and solutions. She was also the Social Media Manager for an international affairs podcast and a start-up that focused on promoting local, sustainable goods and services in Vancouver, British Columbia. Additionally, Jacy holds editorial experience as the former Print Managing Editor at New York University’s Journal of Politics & International Affairs and former editor for the University of British Columbia’s Journal of Politics.

Jacy holds an MA in Politics at New York University and a BA in Political Science and History from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Alyssa Cortez Peralta
Engagement Associate

Alyssa is the Engagement Associate at UN Global Compact Network USA. In this role, Alyssa conducts operational functions for the engagement team and supports communication with companies.

Before joining Network USA, Alyssa was a community organizer at the New York City Fair Trade Coalition. She gained experience in corporate sustainability working at ESG/X, a start-up focused on emerging sustainable technologies and ESG solutions, and insight into public policy as an intern at the Center for an Urban Future. At Fordham University, she focused her studies on the role of international public policy in sustainability while serving as a Global Ambassador in Granada, Spain, and as a research assistant. Additionally, Alyssa founded AltaVista, a boutique consultancy aiding companies to flourish in sustainability, organization, and project management.

Alyssa holds a BA in Economics and a minor in Sustainable Business from Fordham University.

Pamela Hemann, FASAE, CAE
Finance Administrator

Pamela Hemann, FASAE, CAE is the Finance Administrator at Network USA, where she manages accounts receivable and accounts payable. She also oversees the organization’s budget, payroll, and financial and audit reports.

Alongside her work at Network USA, Pam is the president of Association Management Services, Inc., a management company serving regional, national, and international associations. She founded AMS in 1988 and prior to AMS, she held senior positions with associations in Washington, DC.

She is active in the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), earned the CAE designation (1989), is an ASAE Fellow, a past chairman of ASAE, and was the 2014 ASAE Key Awardee.

She holds two degrees in Fine Arts: MA, University of Denver; BA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Daniella Foster
Board Chair; Executive Board Member, SVP & Global Head, Public Affairs, Science & Sustainability, Consumer Health, Bayer.
Paul Francisco
SVP & Chief Diversity Officer, State Street Corporation
David Hackett
Ex-Officio Director; Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP
Eunice Heath
SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer, CRH
Jennifer Leitsch
Managing Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young
Shobha Meera
Interim Treasurer; Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Capgemini
Michael Okoroafor
Chief Sustainability Officer, McCormick & Company
Gavin Power
Chief of Sustainable Development and International Affairs, PIMCO
Guly Sabahi
Senior Advisor, Climate Finance, NDC Partnership
Gayle Schueller
Board Vice Chair; Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M
Kristen Siemen
Vice President - Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors
Brian Tippens
Senior Vice President and Chief Social Impact Officer, Cisco
Ann Tracy
Board Secretary, Chief Sustainability Officer, Colgate-Palmolive Company
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