Jacqueline Grace is the inaugural Executive Director of Global Compact Network USA. She joins Global Compact Network USA from Keep America Beautiful, where she most recently served as Chief Development Officer. At Keep America Beautiful, her portfolio included working with national and local affiliates, corporations, donors, and other constituents to build and enhance partnerships, launch strategic initiatives, and grow and diversify revenue streams.
Prior to joining Keep America Beautiful, Jacqueline was Chief Development Officer at Wholesome Wave, a national nonprofit focused on affordable access to fruits and vegetables for people in need. Grace has also held senior leadership positions at Girl Scouts of the USA, Save the Children, and Relationships First, where she was the organization’s inaugural Executive Director. Jacqueline began her career in publishing at Simon & Schuster and held senior roles at Scholastic Inc., the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and educational materials. Grace was also the founder and President of LifeTime Media, a book publishing and packaging company whose authors included Billie Jean King, Gary Kasparov, and Chaplain of the United States Senate, Barry C. Black.
Jacqueline served on the board of Every Child a Reader and currently serves on the board of the Rye Arts Center.
Jacqueline was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where she played varsity basketball and rowed lightweight crew.
Adam Roy Gordon is Engagement Director for Global Compact Network USA and in this role leads the work of the UN Global Compact in the United States, including operations, participant management, and programming. He is a contributor to The Atlantic and was named to the Environment + Energy Leader 100 in 2019.
Previously, Adam worked at CDP, supporting the integration of climate change, water, and deforestation disclosure into corporate performance. He was an EDF Climate Corps Fellow at Colgate-Palmolive Company and has diverse experience in sustainability that ranges from advising the government of Montenegro on green building policy to founding NYC’s first commercial composting waste hauler.
He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.
Claudia is UN Global Compact Network USA's Program Manager. In this role, she develops and leads programs and initiatives that help over 900 American companies do business responsibly. She manages Network USA's accelerator programs and other initiatives such as SDG Pioneers.
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 list. 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 is currently completing a MSc in Sustainability, Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford.
Ebba Berggrund is Engagement and Operations Coordinator for Global Compact Network USA. Ebba is also Global Compact Network USA's lead for the Communication of Progress and supports US companies with their reporting to the UN Global Compact.
Previously, Ebba worked as a program manager at the international NGO AFS Intercultural Programs. At AFS Ebba spearheaded the organization's private sector sponsored programs and activities. In her role, she worked closely with corporate donors and foundations to set up programs worldwide. Ebba started her career in the private sector at PwC, where she was an associate management consultant working on projects related to security, sustainability, public affairs, and cyber security.
She holds a B.Sc. from the Swedish Defence University and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).