JAMES EPSTEIN-REEVES – Founder & President
James Epstein-Reeves is a Chicago-based expert on corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, and cause-marketing. As president of Do Well Do Good, LLC, he and his company guide leaders in for-profit and non-profit organizations to focus their initiatives in social responsibility, management, fundraising, communication, and social media. He is also a writer for the Forbes.com Corporate Social Responsibility blog and a video commentator for CSR Unscripted through 3BL Media.
Prior to starting Do Well Do Good, LLC, he served as the Director of Community Affairs for the multi-billion dollar office supply company OfficeMax. James led the company’s philanthropy and volunteer program. His efforts led to the creation of the award winning volunteer event A Day Made Better – an initiative that united the company during a simultaneous volunteer event in 1,000+ locations across the country. In addition, he co-led the effort for the company to publish its first and second corporate social responsibility report which used the Global Reporting Initiative framework.
James started his career in the think-tank world of Washington, DC researching corporate social responsibility and public policy. He is the co-author of the 2002 book Corporate Responsibility in the Global Village which looks at government-led initiatives in Europe and North America that promote socially and environmentally responsible practices among businesses operating overseas.
In addition to working on corporate sustainability, James is well-versed in corporate philanthropy having created the giving programs at OfficeMax and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the mid-Atlantic. He has served as an officer of the OfficeMax Charitable Foundation and as the board-liaison for the Coldwell Banker Cares Foundation in the mid-Atlantic. He has also tirelessly worked to support diversity and inclusion at both companies, having served on the Diversity Councils for each.
SCHOENE MAHMOOD – Consultant
Schoene Mahmood is a Los-Angeles based consultant on corporate social responsibility and cause-marketing. Graduating from the University of Missouri in Columbia she received a BA in General Studies with an emphasis in Business, Psychology and Philosophy. Schoene also served as PR and Community Manager at The Mary Engelbreit Studios. In 2000, she launched their first cause-marketing campaign with First Book. As a result, over 1 million books were distributed to children across the country in honor of Mary Engelbreit, and an additional 10,000 books were distributed in Schoene’s name. She brings over 12 years of cause-marketing, development, and promotions experience working at nonprofits in St. Louis, Baltimore, and Washington DC.
Prior to working for Do Well Do Good, LLC, Schoene facilitated hundreds of cases referred by the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office, Baltimore City Police Department, Department of Juvenile Services, Baltimore City Schools, and neighborhoods to help individuals implement their own strategies for dealing with their conflicts and crime at Baltimore’s Community Conferencing Center.