President & CEO
Carolyn Berkowitz joined ACCP as President and CEO in July 2018. She is a nationally recognized corporate social impact leader who has guided nonprofits, foundations, and Fortune 500 companies to solve for complex social issues and realize their greatest impact. Under her leadership, ACCP has grown its corporate membership by 20% and introduced new programs, research, and partnerships for corporate citizenship professionals on topics including racial equity, ESG, and benchmarking.
Prior to joining ACCP, Carolyn led Capital One’s community affairs efforts, spear-heading the company’s effort to re-imagine its CSR strategy with a $450 million, 10-year strategy to prepare low- and moderate-income people for future success. Prior to her work with Capital One, Carolyn served on the senior leadership teams of America’s Promise, Points of Light Foundation, and the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.
Carolyn was twice named among the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders” in Washington, DC by the Washington Business Journal, earned the Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s Visionary Award, and was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve two terms on the Virginia Community College Board. Carolyn is a weekend artist, a hiker, and a fiercely loyal mom to her two grown children, Leslie and Josh, and her pointer, Macy. She and her husband Alan live and work in northern VA.
Carolyn is based in Burke, VA. traditional territory of the Manahoac people.
Follow her on social media where she shares her perspectives on the fast-changing CSR industry and share highlights from her discussions with leading CSR experts.