Meet the Exciting Practitioner-Speakers at the Satell Institute’s Spring 2022 Private CEO Conference


A top regional bank president deeply invested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and ESG. The CEO of a Philly sports franchise taking a creative approach to CSR. An accomplished business leader with a strong understanding of the nonprofit world.’s the just-announced roster of compelling speakers at the Satell Institute’s Spring 2022 Private CEO Conference, to be held Thursday, May 12th, at the Franklin Institute, and livestreamed. The invitation-only CEO Conference – entitled “Impact 2022: A New Era in CSR” — brings together leading CEOs in the Philadelphia, Central Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey regions, along with Nonprofit Affiliate Member CEOs.

More than 300 CEOs will actively discuss and learn cutting-edge CSR strategies for this different world. The event features rapid-fire speaker presentations and in-depth audience Q&A about the most important CSR issues of the day, followed by more intimate peer idea exchange in groups of 10.

The spring event’s featured speakers include:

  • Tim McDermott, President of the Philadelphia Union, who’ll use the soccer franchise’s novel CSR efforts to discuss the WHY of CSR – from how it helps the community to how it helps the team or company that’s doing it. ( Read a recent interview with Tim here.)
  • Jim Dever, President, Bank of America Greater Philadelphia, who’ll talk about BofA’s CSR efforts, including the ESG (environmental, social, governance) criteria BofA is using to thoughtfully measure the corporate and community impact of its CSR activities to be more effective.
  • Vernita Dorsey, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Strategy at WSFS Bank, who’ll offer stories from multiple nonprofit leaders on the transformational impact that dedicated, long-term corporate philanthropy can have on nonprofits’ ability to deliver on their missions.

Rodger Levenson, Chairman, President and CEO of WSFS Bank, serves as Chair of the CEO Conference, which is private for Satell Institute members and invited guests. David DeStefano, CEO of Vertex, serves as Vice Chair and will head the October 2022 Conference Committee.

The Satell Institute is the leading CEO member organization focused on Corporate Social Responsibility. 

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