Tom Bagamane is the managing director of Profitable Good Group, which assists CEOs in identifying and leveraging a profitable shared values strategy while crafting a sustainable model for revenue growth and powerful social impact. In 1999, Tom founded The Giving Spirit, an all-volunteer organization that provides acute aid to thousands of Los Angeles’ homeless. As of January 2018, TGS has directly served more than 47,000 individuals with the aid of over 15,000 volunteers, making it one of the country’s largest all-volunteer organizations. For his leadership in social justice programming and initiatives, Tom was recently named a 2018 Impact Maker to Watch by the city of Los Angeles.
Robert Egger is the founder and president of L.A. Kitchen, a social enterprise that recovers locally sourced produce to fuel a culinary arts job training program for individuals with barriers to employment. Founded in 2013, L.A. Kitchen operates Strong Food, a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary that hires training program graduates and competes for food service contracts. Robert pioneered the country’s first “community kitchen” during his 24-year tenure as president of DC Central Kitchen, which has produced over 35 million meals and helped more than 1,500 individuals gain full-time employment since opening in 1989. Among his many accolades, Robert has been named an Oprah Angel and the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year.
Aimee Gilbreath is the executive director of the Michelson Found Animals Foundation, where she is responsible for developing and implementing the foundation’s wide range of innovative programs. Found Animals’ programs focus on sterilization, microchipping and adoption as key levers to reduce shelter intake and euthanasia. Under her leadership, the foundation has grown to over 70 staff members and more than 500 volunteers. Aimee is a former management consultant with extensive experience leading teams to solve business problems for Fortune 500 clients. She holds a bachelor’s in molecular biology and an MBA.
Mark Spears served as chief sustainability officer for the consumer products division of The Walt Disney Company, where he created Disney Consumer Products’ first sustainability plan. He now serves on the advisory board of Sustainable Brands, a global community of professionals that helps brands embed purpose-driven environmental and social innovation into the DNA of their businesses. He is also an active advisory board member for the USC Marshall Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab.