About

Tonie’s passion is to build forward-thinking, resilient, and purpose-led technology companies.

At NVIDIA, she oversees corporate responsibility and ESG, a function she helped to build since starting in 2006. As a strategist and communicator, she drives initiatives that strengthen NVIDIA’s ESG and brand reputation. Tonie publishes the company’s ESG report and engages with shareholders, NGOs, and customers to understand their expectations and present NVIDIA’s positioning around ESG issues. She also helps NVIDIA keep its position as an ESG leader by delivering to execs insights on societal issues and their impact on the company, as well as robust benchmarking.

In her journey to build NVIDIA’s CR effort, Tonie has identified risks and opportunities and successfully advocated for budgets and headcounts in areas including sustainability, supplier responsibility, and ESG reporting. She’s been an active voice in developing strategies and KPIs for NVIDIA’s internal and external diversity and inclusion effort, and founded the company’s women in tech group, which partnered with the CEO to build one of the most expansive parental leave and benefits programs in Silicon Valley.

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Tonie originally came to NVIDIA to build its charitable foundation, which helps employees turn their passion for giving into action through the Inspire 365 program. She partnered with the Foundation’s all-employee board of directors to build Compute the Cure, which provided millions in funding and NVIDIA technology to researchers using computational genomics to find solutions for cancer. A biophysicist the Foundation helped get started with NVIDIA GPU technology won a coveted Gordon Bell prize for using GPUs to better understand how the Covid-19 spike protein gained access to human cells.

Prior to joining NVIDIA, Tonie spent 15 years in a variety of marketing roles. She earned her MBA in 2000 from Babson College, has been recognized by CRO Magazine as a CR Superstar, the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Women of Influence, and received a YWCA Tribute to Women award. She previously served on the board of directors and as board president of the YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, and is currently helping the city of Sedona, AZ in the development of its strategic community plan.

Specialties: ESG strategy, risk assessment, materiality, stakeholder engagement, employee engagement, sustainability, CSR, social and environmental responsibility, climate change, reporting, supplier responsibility, diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging.

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