Center Fellows are leading researchers and academics who contribute to the Center’s work via strategic research and other means to help increase knowledge about the landscape within which corporate citizenship practitioners navigate. Our current Fellows include:
Constance M. Cervilla
Connie is Core Group’s President and CEO. She brings 30 years of consulting experience to the Core Group team, as well as management experience in both product and service businesses. Prior to Core Group she was with Bain & Company practicing Strategy Consulting, Pillsbury in Business Development, and General Mills in Product Management and New Product Development. She was educated at Radcliffe College and Harvard University. Connie’s avocations include business development (co-founder of Military Communications Centers, Inc., and Gift Certificate Centers, Inc. and founder of the Core Group Consortium), swimming, creative writing, scuba diving, rowing.
Jonathan Sallet is a partner in O’Melveny’s Washington DC office. Jonathan’s legal background includes serving as Chief Policy Counsel of MCI Telecommunications and previous partnerships in two nationally-known law firms. Jonathan served in the Clinton Administration as Assistant to the Secretary and Director of the Office of Policy & Strategic Planning of the Department of Commerce, focusing on economic and technology policy. He was a member of the small group of Administration officials who met regularly with Vice President Gore to address the telecommunications issues that became the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and he headed the first White House working group on the deployment of educational technology. From 1996-2000, Jonathan served as Chief Policy Counsel of MCI (later MCI WorldCom) where he concentrated on issues arising from the implementation of the Telecommunications Act, including the opening of markets to competition and where he oversaw merger reviews concerning BT, WorldCom and Sprint. Jonathan has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School and the University of Maryland.
Dr. Warren Simmon
Dr. Warren Simmons is Executive Director of the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. The Institute’s mission is to generate, share, and act on knowledge that improves conditions and outcomes in urban schools. The Institute supports several multi-site urban education K-12 reform initiatives and leadership networks focused on district reinvention, secondary school reform, community organizing and engagement, and extended learning opportunities. Before joining the Institute in 1998, Dr. Simmons was the founding director of the Philadelphia Education Fund, a local reform support organization supporting high school reform and the development of new standards and assessments for the School District of Philadelphia. In his 30-year career, he has also held positions at the National Institute of Education, Bank Street College’s Center for Children and Technology, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Prince George’s County Public Schools, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. Dr. Simmons earned a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell University and received a B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a recent recipient of the Distinguished Citizen’s Award from the National Governors Association and has served on the advisory groups and boards of several prominent national organizations including the National Center on Education and the Economy, the Public Education Network, the Merck Institute, The Time, Learning and Afterschool Task Force, the National Equity Project, and the Campaign for Educational Equity. In addition he has been a member of the California Collaborative and the Pew Forum, and currently he co-chairs the Aspen Urban Superintendents Network.
Howard S. Weinberg
Howard Weinberg is retired from Deloitte Consulting LLP. As a principal at DeLoitte, Howard was the leader of Deloitte's Growth and Innovation strategy practice. He has had extensive experience in the financial services and high-technology sectors. Before joining Deloitte, he was the head of IT at a leading investment bank where he developed innovations in asset-backed securitization, trading and IT infrastructure. Howard has collaborated on numerous applications of the disruptive innovation concepts of The Innovator's Solution with the book's co-author, Dr. Michael Raynor of Deloitte Research, for clients across multiple industries. He is a frequent speaker on growth and innovation and has been a keynote speaker at innovation conferences in North America, Europe and Asia. He has served as editor of the North American Guide to Electronic Mail and Messaging Systems and on the editorial board of Telecommunications Law and Business. He also co-authored the Marketing Management article, “Beyond Market Segmentation.” Howard received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
David Wood, Ph.D, Director
David directs applied research and other activity for the Initiative for Responsible Investment, where he has managed projects including: the production of a Handbook on Climate Change Investments across Asset Classes; the development of a Responsible Property Investing Center; field definition in sustainable emerging market SME investment; and research into the investor use of corporate reporting on non-financial information. He was elected in 2008 to the Board of the Social Investment Forum. Before he came to the IRI, he taught the history of ethics, including the history of economic thought at Boston University. He received his Ph.D. in History from the Johns Hopkins University.