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Feb 11, 2020

New SocialVentures board appointments announced

SocialVentures is proud to announce the appointment of six new members to the SocialVentures Board of Directors. Joining the board, effective Feb. 1, are Ian Bailey, Seth Cramer, Derek DeHart, Jenna Mackey, Kimberly Tapia, and Donald Wells.

The new members will serve under Board Chair Andrea Applegate.

“We are thrilled,” Applegate said, “to have such an impressive set of leaders and professionals to help guide the organization into the future.”

According to Allen Proctor, SocialVentures president and CEO, the organization aims to have a diverse board, with varying degrees of experience and a wide array of ages, genders, and ethnicities.

“With these additions to our board,” Proctor said, “we add experience and skills in areas critical to the success of social entrepreneurs. We’re particularly proud of the fact that one-third of the board are young professionals, who also are the majority of the social entrepreneurs we support and future of the social-enterprise movement.”

The six new members are:

Ian Bailey, vice president and head of communications and PR at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., brings more than 20 years of communications  experience from senior global agency roles in the UK and US and as co-founder and managing partner of Capital C Partners, an independent strategic communications agency. Ian was formerly EVP & general manager with Hill + Knowlton Strategies, where he was responsible for leadership of its New York/Global HQ office, as well as leading its New York corporate advisory practice, and serving on the firm’s U.S. Operating Committee.

Seth Cramer, lecturer in entrepreneurship at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, is a startup entrepreneur with valuable experience in turnaround situations as co-founder of Armada Group and president of Phoenix Bat Company.

Derek DeHart, senior product manager at Root Insurance, has been active in the local social-enterprise movement as organizer of GiveBackHack, and he brings skills in outcome metrics and analysis from his work as product manager at Root Insurance and CoverMyMeds.

Jenna Mackey, startup finance consultant, brings valuable startup financial expertise from her roles as comptroller and finance officer for CrossChx, SafeChain, and Root Insurance.

Kimberly Tapia, managing partner at Polanko Consulting, is an experienced small-business advisor with strong skills in operations management from her work with the US Army, Darden, Bunker Labs Columbus, and numerous global clients.

Donald Wells, president of Wells CPA LLC, brings years of experience working with small- and medium-sized businesses in order to improve their operations and results, with special emphasis on profit analysis and financial consulting. He is a leader in the market of nonprofit audit work and business financial planning.

About SocialVentures
SocialVentures advances remarkably good businesses—businesses that intentionally integrate social impact as a non-negotiable component of their business model. SocialVentures supports these nonprofit and for-profit businesses so that entrepreneurs, consumers and beneficiaries of their mission-driven endeavors are all better positioned to prosper.