Howard has spent the past 20 years of his career leading creatively driven global marketing communications firms. In this capacity he has been a practitioner, visionary leader and the cultural core of the organizations he has led. Most recently he was CEO of Doremus, an Omnicom Company focused on Business to Business strategy and communications for leading companies around the world. Howard managed offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Howard believes that transformative ideas are a function of highly collaborative teams developing unique insights that in turn are expressed in unexpected Strategies and Execution.
Howard joined Good360 in July 2016 as CEO. In order to keep Good360 relevant in a rapidly changing world, Howard is focused on building an organization that represents the “Modern Non-Profit”—An organization that embraces collaborative intersections between Private, Public and Non-profit organizations to address some of the world’s most pressing social, humanitarian and natural disaster challenges. As part of this transformation, Howard actively advocates the need for a redefinition of the philanthropic model from one based on Altruism to one based on Mutualism—where tangible benefit is realized across all stakeholder groups in cross-sector ecosystems in order to benefit those in need.
Pamela Thomas is the founder and president of The Thomas Collective, a marketing-communications firm, which helps some of the world’s most iconic brands tell their stories. The firm, recently named one of Fortune’s Great Place to Work, uses the narratives in socially-relevant campaigns shared through editorial and social media channels, digital activations and experiential adventures. Thomas was named by the American Business Awards as a recipient of a Stevie Award for Women in Business, citing her firm as one of the top ten small businesses of the year. The firm’s creative work has garnered over 40 industry awards in the last decade, including most recently, Best Community Relations Campaign, Social Media Agency of the Year, and global honors for the Best Experiential Marketing Campaign.
After graduating from Hampton University and Fordham Law School Kenneth Jamal Montgomery became an Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn District. Attorney’s Office in 1997. In 2001 Mr. Montgomery started his own boutique litigation law firm located in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn. He also became a founding member of the creative design agency Pixod.com. It was 2001 when Montgomery began his impressive career as a fiercely talented and well-respected litigator in state and federal court. Having grown up in the Brownsville and Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, Montgomery continues to mentor and do community outreach throughout those neighborhoods via his organization founded by him and his friends called “The Brooklyn Combine.” That outreach includes mentoring programs, pro bono representation, speaking engagements at several churches and schools and supporting several community programs and initiatives such as Gems and Hip-hop for life.
Phillip Shung began his career as a graphic designer for a range of publishing and apparel brands that include Women's Wear Daily and Sportswear International Magazine. In 2000 he moved into a lead designer position with ESSENCE Magazine and established a new look and feel for Beauty section of the magazine.
In 2002, with a newfound interest in interactive and digital publishing, Shung partnered with fellow designer Mali M. to found Pixod Studio. The team‘s strong vision, aesthetic, and focus on brand consistency, has led to design and direction roles for brands such as Intel, Adobe, American Express and Sony Music Group. In 2012, the team designed and directed the In Pursuit of Freedom project, which highlighting Brooklyn's role in the abolishment of slavery. This was an initiative led by the Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center and Irondale Ensemble. In 2016 Shung, Mali M. and their Pixod team directed and produced original content for Ford's, My City 4 Ways video series featured on ESSENCE.com. The series focused on telling the stories of local talent in Washington, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans and Memphis while providing a recap of Ford and ESSENCE's experiential event celebrating music, art, style, and food.
Aside from activities in the design and digital publishing community, Shung is passionate about social change and commits his time and talents to cause-related initiatives. Shung has played integral roles in building programs and campaigns such as, The NewYork HIV/AIDS awareness program StatusIsPower.com, and most recently a 10-year mentoring role with the Smack Mellon's Art Ready program targeted at high school students interested in a career in the arts. In addition, Shung works closely with KAVI, a youth-based organization focused on productive and safe alternatives to engaging in interpersonal violence.
Mari Arnaud Bertolini is an avid outdoorswoman that has walked both the Appalachian Trail and the El Camino in Spain. Her passion lies in working with kids and educating the next generation in environmental stewardship. She is currently researching literacy in the public schools for her Ph.D. in occupational therapy.
Paul Brill is a three-time Emmy Award nominee who has scored feature films, television series, and NPR Radio Themes. Brill recently scored the HBO film, "Burma Soldier," on which he collaborated with Rock legends U2 - composing a new string arrangement for an acoustic version of their classic song, "Walk On." He won the first-ever Best Music Award at the International Documentary Awards (IDA) for his score to "Better This World." He recently made his Off-Broadway debut, composing the score for Gabriel Jason Dean’s Terminus, which featured stage legend Deirdre O’Connell and premiered to great acclaim at The New York Theatre Workshop, and his music will be performed and featured by Phoenix Chamber Music Society in the Spring of 2018.
In addition to composing films and television specials for HBO, Showtime, History, A&E, National Geographic, SundanceTV and MTV, Brill is the ongoing composer for the popular A&E series The First 48, now in its 17th season. In 2001, he founded Scarlet Shame Records, a small record label that has released recordings by The Wingdale Community Singers, The Flying Change, Amber Rubarth and his own records.
Wanda Morales has 13 years of experience as an educator. Currently working for the Department of Education and serving on the board of a transfer school (students who are over-aged and under-credited). She is passionately dedicated to the improvement of the lives of inner city young people.