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Nikki Korn

Principal + Chief Strategy Officer

As a college tennis player, Nikki learned that strategy, efficiency, and speed were among her key ingredients for success. She is a fast moving, high energy, passionate leader who loves to challenge the status quo, apply her creativity to help solve complex social issues and build substantive issue-driven corporate responsibility, community engagement, and consumer marketing campaigns.

For over two decades, Nikki has worked with national and global brands on their social impact journey. She is continuously advancing the field and has been profiled as one of the Leading Women in CSR by Triple Pundit and as an “exemplary leader in corporate responsibility” by CR Magazine. Nikki loves to teach and write and is co-author of “Evolution, Innovation and Best Practices in Corporate Social Impact,” a chapter within Springer’s Managing for Social Impact guide book for corporate responsibility practitioners.

With a keen focus on social and business impacts, Nikki develops powerful initiatives addressing financial inclusion, healthy and wellness, workforce readiness, youth development, STEM, child hunger, and other critical U.S. and global issues.  She enjoys integrating her broad experience within the retail, fashion/beauty, technology, automotive, and financial services sectors to connect her clients with international trends and popular culture. GoDaddy GoCommunities, Aramark Feed Your Potential 365, Hasbro Be Fearless Be Kind, HARMAN Inspired, New Balance SparkStart, JCPenney Afterschool, and Chevy R.O.C.K are among the many programs she has crafted.

Nikki spent her early career in Washington, D.C. counseling nonprofit, foundation and government clients as part of Millennium Communications Group. She later served for ten years as a Vice President at Omnicom’s Cone Communications where she helped build and advance its cause practice. She is a graduate of American University’s School of International Service.

Expect Nikki to be thinking and moving fast, focusing on the details, and persevering. When Nikki is not working on social impact issues or leading a design-thinking workshop, she’s with her family, on the tennis court, playing at Sugarbush or at a Boston sporting event screaming her lungs out.

Interested in joining the Cause Team?