Competition for top talent is high, no matter the sector, and as a result, organizations need to distinguish themselves as a place where high-performance leaders want to be. For the more than 1.5 million non-profits, foundations, and social impact organizations across the U.S., mission, purpose, culture, and impact are their competitive advantage – but is that enough to win the race for talent in today’s market?
Join Doug Trout, managing director at DRiWaterstone Human Capital and a panel of industry experts, including: Seto Akinjiola, chief people and culture officer at the Union of Concerned Scientists; Susybelle Gosslee, chief administrative officer at the Episcopal Health Foundation; and Julio Suárez, managing director for social impact at DRiWaterstone Human Capital on August 31st at 12pm ET as they explore some of the unique challenges and opportunities facing non-profit and social impact organizations when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent who can help achieve their mission, impact, and performance goals.
There will be an opportunity for audience members to put their questions to panel members and join the conversation.
DRiWaterstone Human Capital
Doug Trout leads DRiWaterstone’s non-profit search practice and has 25 years of experience leading programs, development, and searches for institutions of higher education, public policy centers, research and cultural institutes, and clean energy initiatives. His placements include executive directors and CEOs, chief operating officers, chief technology officers, chief program officers, chief philanthropy and development officers, and a wide array of senior and mid-level development positions.
Chief People and Culture Officer
Union of Concerned Scientists
Seto Akinjiola is the chief people and culture officer for the Union of Concerned Scientists. She is responsible for all aspects of human capital strategy and operations, including equity and inclusion, talent development, employee relations, culture-building, innovation, and alignment with the mission and direction of UCS.
Chief Administrative Officer
Episcopal Health Foundation
Susybelle Gosslee is the Episcopal Health Foundation’s chief administrative officer. She is responsible for all business and administrative functions of the Foundation, including operations, human resources, human capital, information technology, process improvement, and facilities management. Susybelle oversees EHF’s internal finance function and interfaces with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas which provides accounting, finance, and payroll/benefits processing support to EHF.
Managing Director for Social Impact
DRiWaterstone Human Capital
Julio Suárez joined the DRiWaterstone Human Capital team as managing director for the social impact sector in December 2022. His extensive background in the foundation and social. Prior to joining DRiWaterstone, he served as Head of Community Affairs and Foundation at Anheuser-Busch, where he directed the company’s community impact programs across the United States, and as Director of Community Affairs and Diversity Outreach at Darden Restaurants where he administered the Darden Restaurants Foundation, led all national social impact programs, and oversaw the establishment of all external diversity partnerships.