Net Impact is a global network of leaders who are changing the world for the better through business. At the heart of Net Impact is our worldwide network: 280 student and professional chapters and almost 20,000 members at the end of 2010.
Our members not only envision a day when business is a positive driving force behind sustainable change; they are working together to make it a reality.
By inspiring and equipping this tight-knit, influential community of similarly minded students and professionals with the right tools and knowledge, Net Impact is connecting, empowering and enabling a new era of leaders who will collaborate to use the ethical power of business to create a more sustainable, just world.
Net Impact Dallas/Fort Worth
Net Impact Dallas/Fort Worth is an official professional chapter of Net Impact. While we share the same mission, our vision is to also become the community hub that will connect, inspire and educate area professionals and provide them with a platform that will encourage and enable the active collaboration necessary to realize a more sustainable and just community.
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Net Impact Dallas/Fort Worth Leadership Team
chief connecticator - the forest & the trees
Kim doesn’t care much for the dated and limiting label of marketer. She much prefers Social Currency Builder, Partnership Architect, or simply, Connecticator. Since 1979, she has worked with for-profit and for-impact organizations to help them build the right framework to connect, converse, partner and grow sustainably with their customers, supporters and communities.
She started the forest & the trees in 2004, and has worked with a diverse list of for-profit and for-impact clients including: SourceCorp Tax; Blue Mesa Grill: the Texas Credit Union League; Bill White for Texas; Association of Partners for Public Lands; PBS and the BBC; the Arthritis Foundation - Southern Region; the Texas Commission for the Arts; and the Association of Texas Convention & Visitors Bureaus, among others.
Kim has been an instructor and for the Center for Nonprofit Management since 2004, and she was selected to be one of the inaugural instructors for the Center’s popular Nonprofit Management Certificate course. She was one of the first recipients of the CNM's Center Stage Spotlight recognition for outstanding faculty. Kim has taught regional workshops for the State of Texas’ OneStar Foundation, and she has served as a national speaker for the Center for Nonprofit Success. Kim also is an instructor for the Institute of Law Enforcement Administration.
Before starting her own business, Kim held senior communications and marketing positions with regional, national and international for-profit and for-impact organizations in the financial services, commercial airlines, economic development and technology consulting sectors, including Deloitte, Bank of America and the Greater Dallas Chamber. She also was an award-winning reporter for local, regional and national publications such as the Dallas Times Herald, Dallas Business Journal, ADWEEK and Advertising Age, among others.
Kim is very honored to be president of the new Net Impact Dallas/Fort Worth chapter! It is the realization of a long-held desire to be part of building a strong and dynamic community-based hub that will connect, educate, inspire and offer a collaboration platform for area professionals to collectively use their skills and talents for positive and sustainable social and environmental change and impact. Better Together! and Dwell in Possibility! are her favorite mantras.
President - EarthPeople
Anna is the president of EarthPeople and the author of Green, American Style. She began her career in management consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. Her passion for conservation ultimately led into sustainability consulting and communications. Since founding EarthPeople in 2005, Anna has applied profitable sustainability strategies to transform organizations from start-ups and school districts to Fortune 500 corporations.
Anna is a thought leader on green business, sustainable development, and environmental stewardship. She writes the Eco-Leadership blog for Greenbiz.com and her ideas have been featured in media outlets including USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Dallas Morning News, and Entrepreneur Radio.
Anna is also the engagement chair for the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of Net Impact. Anna is presently taking EarthPeople through the process of becoming a certified B Corporation, which uses the power of business to create public benefit.
Anna holds a B.A. with honors from the University of Texas and completed a post-graduate internship at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Buenos Aires. Today, she lives with her family in Dallas in one of Texas‘ first residences to earn a Platinum LEED-certified rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. For details on her writing and speaking, visit AnnaMClark.com.
Sustainable Investing Specialist, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Mitch Fine is a Sustainable Investing Specialist and “Progressive Capitalist”. He has spent the better part of two decades coaching and advising clients and businesses with the goal of empowering them to achieve their desired personal, financial, and organizational results. He has pioneered the practice of sustainable investing with one of the largest financial services firms in the world and is a tireless advocate for corporations that pursue a sustainable approach to business. He is the author of dozens of articles and lectures extensively, presenting his research and findings on a wide array of sustainability issues.
Mitch holds a BA in Social Sciences from The Florida State University, was awarded a Certificate in Financial Planning from Southern Methodist University, and is a Certified Life Coach and facilitator.
He serves as the Program Chair for Net Impact DFW, is the Vice-President of Success Masters, and is the founder of Collin County Greenweavers and the Sustainable Leadership Roundtable of North Texas. He co-founded the Smaller Companies Aggregate Network, which was recognized as a Finalist for the inaugural Golden Link Awards, in the best new business category. Mitch was also awarded an honorable mention for the prestigious Silver Knight award for community service, recognizing his efforts to empower and develop at-risk youth in one of the most poverty-stricken sectors of Miami, Florida.
Business Consultant - Cognizant Technology Solutions
Ravikant is a native of Amravati, India, and reallocated to Dallas, USA in July 2009. Ravikant is a Computer Engineer and holds a Masters degree in Finance Management and working as a business consultant. At present he is working with the client, JP Morgan Chase for his employer Cognizant Technology Solutions.
He is greatly inclined towards contributing towards the society’s betterment, and is actively involved with various non-profit activities back in home country and in the US. Ravikant played a key role in building the award-winning Net Impact professional chapter in Pune, India, which undertakes pro-bono social consulting projects.
Last updated by Net Impact DFW Dec 2, 2011.