Jerome Tennille

Director of Social Impact & ESG, The Uplift Agency
  • The Uplift Agency
  • United States of America

About Jerome Tennille

Jerome Tennille is the Director of Social Impact & ESG for The Uplift Agency, a boutique corporate social impact & sustainability firm that focuses on full ESG integration. Prior to joining Uplift, Jerome led Marriott International's global volunteerism program on the company's social impact team. Jerome also has a nonprofit background where he held the position of Senior Manager of Impact Analysis and Assessment for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national organization that offers help, hope, and healing to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in America’s armed forces. Jerome also served on the board of directors of Peace Through Action USA for four years and also serves on the PsychArmor Institute Advisory Committee for the School of Volunteers & Nonprofits. Jerome holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in operations management and a Master of Sustainability Leadership (MSL) from Arizona State University. Jerome is designated as Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA), is an appointed Commissioner for the State of Maryland GOSV office, and is also a veteran of the US Navy.

Years in the Corporate Citizenship Field

11+ years

Company Sector

Other (not listed)

Areas of Interest & Expertise

Board Service Connecting Employee Engagement to the SDGs Creating a Culture of Service Creating Programs for Small/Mid-sized Businesses or Start-ups Cross-border Volunteering Cross-sector Partnerships Designing Corporate Citizenship Strategy Developing and Executing a Successful Day/Week/Month of Service Developing Employee Champions or Committees Diversity & Inclusion Employee Engagement & Activation Event Planning Family Volunteering Grant Making Internal Communications Leveraging Technology for Social Impact Measurement & Evaluation Nonprofit Capacity Building Policy Development Scaling Social Impact Programs around the World Skills-based Volunteering & Pro Bono Storytelling Volunteering Working with Diverse Workforces (Hourly, Plants, Retail, Unions, etc.)

Company Size (Annual Revenue in $USD)

Less than $500Million

Company Focus Areas

Children and Youth Development Civil/Human Rights, Equality, Equity and Empowerment Community Development and Revitalization Disaster Employee-driven Issues and Causes Employment and Workforce Development Environment and Sustainability Food, Hunger, Agriculture and Nutrition Health and Wellbeing Military and Veteran Support Poverty and Homelessness Social Services

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