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Timothy J. McClimon - President, American Express Foundation & Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express

Timothy J. McClimon is President of the American Express Foundation and Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express Company. In this role, he directs all of the American Express Company’s global social responsibility, philanthropy and employee engagement programs. Mr. McClimon has been recognized as one of the The NonProfit Times’ Top 50 nonprofit leaders, both in 2013 and 2012.

Prior to joining American Express, Mr. McClimon was Executive Director of Second Stage Theatre where he had responsibility for fundraising, marketing, public relations, production management, financial management and board development for one of the largest not-for-profit theaters in New York City.

Mr. McClimon served for seven years as the Executive Director of the AT&T Foundation where he directed AT&T’s global philanthropy and corporate citizenship programs. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. McClimon joined AT&T from the New York law firm of Webster & Sheffield where he was a lawyer specializing in not-for-profit corporate law. Prior to that, he managed the Inter-Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

In addition to his law degree, he holds a bachelor's degree in English, Speech and Theater from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

A former David Rockefeller Fellow with the New York City Partnership, Mr. McClimon serves on the boards of Americans for the Arts, Independent Sector, Mark Morris Dance Group and Second Stage Theatre, and is chairman of the Corporate Advisory Council of the American Red Cross. He is also a member of the Chairman’s Council of New York Restoration Project.

Mr. McClimon was recently appointed the lead faculty member for the new Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility jointly sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers. Since 1990, Mr. McClimon has been an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches two graduate level courses in arts administration and not-for-profit management.

He also writes a weekly blog on corporate social responsibility, which can be found at

Duane Bray - Partner at IDEO

Duane is a Partner at IDEO, where he heads the firm’s Global Digital Business. He joined IDEO in 1995 to lead and develop the discipline of interaction design, now one of our most sought-after capabilities. Duane’s experience includes the development of major software and hardware programs and the integration of emerging technologies into human-centered products and services. He routinely explores the intersection of technology and people, revealing and elevating the emotional connections that we forge with digital media.

Duane has led or contributed to scores of design projects, including product interaction, interactive exhibits, and software for desktop PCs, the web, and mobile devices. His most recent endeavors have focused on larger clients and strategic programs, such as design-language initiatives that address a range of platforms and customers. He assisted SAP in forming a human-centered division for sustained innovation and has worked closely with Microsoft for more than a decade. His client list also includes AT&T Wireless/Cingular, BMW, Texas Instruments, United Airlines, and Xerox.

Prior to joining IDEO, Duane worked for Pentagram Design, where he established an interaction design practice in its San Francisco studio. He holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Florida and, as an alumnus, received an Outstanding Achievement Award. He counts bubblegum pop music and his customized Mini Cooper among his leisure-time passions and pursuits.

Rameet Chawla - Founder of Fueled

Rameet Chawla is the founder of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London, and the founder of the Fueled Collective, a co-working space comprised of over 35 startups in downtown Manhattan. Combining a decade of experience architecting web and mobile applications, Rameet has created apps for a wide-range of industry clients from high-end fashion brands to successful tech startups. He is passionate about building and being involved in disruptive technology ventures and can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn.