Welcome to Impact with John Shegerian — a weekly podcast featuring conversations with some of the greatest business minds and thought leaders on the planet.

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June 20, 2024

Sharing the Taste of Tradition with Nadia Liu Spellman of Dumpling Daughter

Dumpling Daughter founder Nadia Liu Spellman’s parents launched the most high-end Chinese restaurant New England had ever seen in the 1980’s. Growing up in a family where fine cuisine and mom’s home cooking were essential, Nadia was inspired to launch Dumpling Daughter in 2014. As an ode and respect to what her parents started, today, […]

June 18, 2024

Empowering the Semiconductor Industry to Reduce its Footprint with Beth Elroy of Micron

Beth Elroy is Micron’s vice president of Global EHS and Sustainability, leading a worldwide team responsible for developing and implementing EHS and sustainability strategies. Beth joined Micron as an environmental engineer and has served in a wide range of roles including Environmental Manager, Engineering and Construction Manager, and Senior Director of Facilities. John Shegerian: Get […]

June 13, 2024

Disrupting the Battery Recycling Space with Leo Raudys of Call2Recycle

Leo Raudys is President CEO of Call2Recycle, North America’s longest running battery stewardship organization, working on a carbon and waste free future. As president and CEO at Call2Recycle, Leo Raudys is responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of Call2Recycle.  Under Leo’s leadership, Call2Recycle is focused on leading the transformation of battery recycling through […]

June 11, 2024

Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Our Pets with Joanne Dwyer of PetSmart

Joanne Dwyer oversees all corporate social responsibility, sustainability and communications initiatives at PetSmart. Joining the team in 2022 as PetSmart’s first vice president of CSR and sustainability, she developed the company’s CSR platform, A World Through Their Eyes, working to create a world as pets see it – more compassionate, inclusive, sincere, nature-loving and community-centric. John Shegerian: […]

June 6, 2024

Transforming America’s View of Plant-Based Eating with Pinky Cole of Slutty Vegan

“Pinky” Cole Hayes is a Jamaican-American restaurateur, author, community activist, and owner of the Slutty Vegan restaurant chain and Bar Vegan in Atlanta, Georgia. Cole Hayes is a culinary disruptor in the industry, transforming America’s view of plant-based fast food and striving to make plant-based eating delicious, accessible, and enjoyable for vegans and flexitarians alike.  […]

June 5, 2024

Prioritizing Sustainability with Will Templeton of Amway

As Director of the Global Amway Brand, CSR and Content Production, Will Templeton is responsible for bringing Amway’s value to life in each affiliate market around the world by supporting enterprise environmental sustainability efforts and social impact including grants, volunteering and traceability. John Shegerian: Get the latest impact podcast right into your inbox each week. […]

June 4, 2024

Innovating Sustainable Home Care with Ashley Fill of Procter & Gamble

At Procter and Gamble, Ashley Fill leads the sustainability strategy for top home care brands across North America including Cascade, Swiffer, Dawn, and Febreze. Through understanding consumer behavior she led a project to communicate water conservation from using the dishwasher over handwashing through signage and packaging. She is also tackling the brand’s circularity strategy for […]

May 30, 2024

Innovating New Approaches to Charitable Giving with Mike Rizer of Ally Financial

Mike Rizer is the executive director of corporate citizenship at Ally Financial and president of the Ally Charitable Foundation. He has over 25 years of experience in financial services with large institutions and has demonstrated leadership in various areas, including overseeing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), fair lending practices, community development, foundations, volunteerism and all […]

May 29, 2024

Exploring End-of-Life Battery Solutions with Jim Keefe of Recycling Today

Jim Keefe, EVP & Group Publisher of the Recycling Today Media Group, originally joined GIE Media, Recycling Today’s parent company, in 1991 in a sales and market research capacity. In 1992 he was promoted to Marketing Manager for GIE’s recycling business and in 1993 promoted to Sales and Marketing Manager for GIE’s portfolio of media […]

May 28, 2024

Cultivating Green Skills with Efrem Bycer of LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s Efrem Bycer has more than 15 years of experience in economic development and public policy, with a passion for connecting people with opportunities and creating positive social change. As Senior Manager of Public Policy and Economic Graph at LinkedIn, he leads the professional network’s global climate initiatives, including the green skills and jobs research […]

May 23, 2024

Tackling Climate Change with Dr. Oliver Eitelwein of Oliver Wyman

Dr. Oliver Eitelwein is a partner in Oliver Wyman’s Health and Life Sciences Practice. He can draw on almost 20 years of practical strategy consulting experience at well-known companies in the industry. His main areas of activity are in the pharmaceutical, biotech, in-vitro diagnostics, and agrochemicals segments. He is a proven expert in the areas […]

May 21, 2024

Transforming Cybersecurity Challenges into Solutions with Steve Orrin of Intel

Steve Orrin is Intel’s Federal CTO and a Senior Principal Engineer. He leads Public Sector Solution Architecture, Strategy, and Technology Engagements. He has held technology leadership positions at Intel where leading cybersecurity programs, custom hardware and software architecture and solutions, products, and strategy. Steve is a cybersecurity expert and sought-after advisor to public and private […]