Founder and Managing Partner, Raffa Financial Services, Inc.
Thomas is the founder and chief executive officer of Raffa, P.C. and their affiliates, Raffa Financial Services, Inc. and Raffa Wealth Management.
Tom is a pioneer in social enterprise. For his dedication to the community, he has received numerous awards, including Georgetown Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year, Business CEO of the Year for Social Value Leadership, Italian Man of the Year by the Italian American Association (Lido Civic Club), Individual Making a Difference Award from The Nonprofit Village, Innovation in Philanthropy and Volunteer Achievement Award from the Accountants for the Public Interest. For volunteer hours and philanthropic giving, Raffa has been recognized by Washington Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
Tom serves on the board of directors of several major nonprofits, including the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and the United Way of the National Capital Area. He shares his expertise through articles in national publications, such as The Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Nonprofit Quarterly. Tom also is an instructor and speaker for many training programs and conferences.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University, a member of the Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program, a mentor at the McDonough School of Business and is involved with the Entrepreneurship Fellowship.
Co-Founder, Aspire and Social Impact 360
Neil spends his days working on Aspire’s sales, strategy, and product development. In past ventures, he was the co-founder of Compass Partners (now Social Impact 360), the nation’s largest college-aged entrepreneurship education program, and Raleway, a web development firm for inspiring companies. He also has experience as a product manager for EverFi, a millennial-focused education startup.
His dog, Apollo, is a slightly better programmer than him — but only slightly.
CTO, Aspire; Founder, Social Impact 360
William is a web application designer and full-stack developer with years of experience building people-friendly products. He is a founding member and the chief technology officer of the DC-based startup Aspire, where he is focused on designing and building Aspire’s web software. This helps companies manage their team events and perks in a smarter way to build a better workplace. His past work includes user experience, interaction design, and branding roles at SmartBear Software, Modavanti.com, and Social Impact 360 itself.
Social Impact Strategist, Social Impact 360
Chief Strategy Officer, Anybill
After managing both sales and implementation teams for commercial and government clients for more than 15 years, Sander now develops sales opportunities and partnerships for Anybill.
Prior to joining Anybil, Sander held senior management positions at American Management Systems (now CGI-AMS) and MCI Telecommunications and was principal of SJM Software as well as running a successful financial software consulting company with clients in Europe and Latin America.
He is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife Siobhan and children Beck and Lulu.
Marketing, Google; Alum, Social Impact 360
Hunter is on the marketing team for consumer hardware at Google. He previously worked at Deloitte Consulting with some of the largest health care systems and technology companies in the country to solve their toughest issues. He was also a key member of an internal group at Deloitte that successfully launched a 10-day Physician Leadership Academy in partnership with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to Deloitte, Hunter worked at a Bay Area startup and in venture capital. He graduated cum laude from the George Washington University School of Business where he received a degree in marketing and finance.
David S. Brown
Co-President and Co-Owner, Grand Pacific Resorts
David is co-president of Grand Pacific Resorts and its affiliated companies. There he oversees resort operations, and co-manages development and sales and marketing functions with his business partner of 25 years, Timothy Stripe. Together David and Timothy have developed and now manage twenty-one vacation ownership/timeshare properties and resort hotel comprising over 1,900 units, serving over 70,000 timeshare owners.
Prior to co-founding Grand Pacific Resorts in 1989, David was COO of Shell/Winners Circle Resorts Int’l in Del Mar, California, and was vice president and general counsel of Vistana Resort in Orlando, Florida, which later became Starwood Vacation Ownership. He sits on the board of directors of ARDA, the D.C.-based trade association representing the timeshare industry, assisting in legislation and regulation of the timeshare industry at the state and federal levels. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1998, teaching a timeshare and resort hotel development class in USC’s Masters of Real Estate Development program. He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the World Presidents Organization. He graduated from Columbia College in 1976, and the University of Virginia School Of Law in 1979. David lives in San Diego and has four children and two grandchildren who all live nearby.
Co-Founder of Imperative and Social Impact 360
Arthur is a serial entrepreneur, global speaker, and advisor to leading brands on the ways we help people grow and realize their potential at work. He is the co-founder of Imperative, a breakthrough learning and development platform that has pioneered the way we measure and grow purpose within organizations. Imperative has powered the largest global research on purpose in the workplace, working with a wide range of organizations from LinkedIn and MetLife to Sony.
Arthur is a three-times TEDx speaker, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a New York Venture Fellow and sits on the boards of the Georgetown Technology Alliance, Social Impact 360, and Out in Tech. Arthur came from Google where he led operations for YouTube’s Education division and oversaw YouTube for Schools. Arthur co-founded Social Impact 360, the leading collegiate social enterprise education program and co-founded Out in Tech, the largest global LGBTQ technology community. Arthur studied operations and information management at Georgetown University and project management at Stanford University. He contributes to Fast Company‘s Purposeful CEO series.
Professor of Law, Georgetown University
A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Policy, Professor Cook graduated from the Yale Law School and practiced venture capital and corporate law. He has completed two post-graduate fellowships, the first in ethics and the professions at the Kennedy School of Government and the second in religion and public values at the Harvard Divinity School. He teaches interrelated courses in progressive politics and law, race and the Constitution, and social movements and inequality. He also teaches an experimental and community service course focused on community economic development and economic democracy — advising for-profit, nonprofit, and cooperative ventures, particularly those seeking to have a positive social impact in underserved communities, on a range of legal and business issues. The course highlights the role of lawyers in social movements and the impact of those movements on the development of constitutional law, interrogating the ways in which social movements challenge and/or re-enforce inequality and stratification.
Professor Cook’s scholarship has explored the relationship between progressive religious theology and progressive politics in America. His book, The Least of These: Race, Law, and Religion in American Culture, explores the relevance of the social gospel and Dr. Martin Luther King’s conception of the Beloved Community for race, class and cultural divides in American Society. For his work as a scholar and community activist who has worked with various grassroots and faith-based initiatives on community empowerment and economic development projects, the American Bar Association honored Professor Cook as one of 21 Lawyers Leading America into the 21st Century, citing his “unique synergy of action and thought.”
Consultant, 84.51 and alum & National Council Chair, Social Impact 360
Justin is a consultant at 84.51, a Cincinnati-based data analytics and customer experience consulting firm. Prior to joining 84.51, Justin was an undergraduate at The George Washington University School of Business where he graduated summa cum laude. Justin was a member of the Compass and Social Impact 360 community at GW as both a fellow and mentor.
Today, Justin is a member of Social Impact 360’s Board of Directors alongside leading the National Council. Justin is excited for the future of Social Impact 360 and the power that the organization’s wide network can have on shaping Social Entrepreneurship across America’s campuses.