President & CEO
Carolyn Berkowitz is the President and CEO of ACCP. In this role, Carolyn leads all aspects of the association to deliver on its objective - to be the strategic resource for companies and their purpose-driven leaders so that they can be successful in realizing their commitment to sustainable impact.
Under her leadership, ACCP focuses on providing resources and networking opportunities to help corporate citizenship professionals grow their professional skills, stay ahead of industry trends, have access to insights that will help them design and deliver high-impact results for their companies, and networking opportunities to help them build their professional networks.
Carolyn is a nationally recognized corporate social impact leader who has guided non-profits, foundations, and Fortune 500 companies to solve for complex social issues and realize their greatest impact. Prior to joining ACCP, she led Capital One’s Community Affairs team, spear-heading the company’s effort to re-imagine its CSR strategy. Under her leadership, the team developed and executed a $450 million, 10-year strategy to prepare low- and moderate-income people for future success.
Prior to her work with Capital One, Carolyn served on the senior leadership teams of America’s Promise, Points of Light Foundation, and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.
Carolyn is the co-author of “Employee Engagement in the Community – A Winning Formula,” published in People and Strategy Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management. She was twice named among the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders” in Washington, DC by the Washington Business Journal, and earned the Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s Visionary Award in 2015 after serving as Board Chair from 2013-2015 and Board member since 2006. She also served a five-year term as a member of the Virginia Community College Board as an appointee of Governor Terry McAuliffe and was named by former HUD Secretary Donovan as a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
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