Professional Development

Professional Development Thought Leadership Council (TLC)

The Professional Development TLC is tasked with the identification of programs and services to enhance the influence and effectiveness of practicing corporate responsibility professionals.

Increasingly, corporate responsibility professionals are challenged to both master the technical aspects of their jobs and build trusting relationships and partnerships that influence and empower business leaders and governing boards.  The TLC works with the membership of CRA to share best practices that promote positive business and responsibility outcomes.

Current priorities include:

The TLC has completed:

CRA members interested in working on professional development are encourage to contact the CRA or any of the TLC members.


  • Bart Alexander, Principal, Alexander & Associates LLC


  • Allie Williams, Executive Director, CRA
  • Nick Anderson, Associate, MorganMyers
  • Connie Valentine, Arts 4 Business
  • Gregg Anderson, Director, Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Ruth Edwards, Marketing, Communications, User Experience, CSRHub
  • Rebecca Leonard, TJX