The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program announced the fourth class of First Mover Fellows, individuals who are working within companies to unite business growth with a sustainable society in the products and services they are developing. The Fellows chosen this year come from a wide variety of industries. The selection process for the 2012 Fellows has been very competitive, and we are proud to announce Angela as part of this year’s class.
Angela Frank currently serves as Director of Sustainable Manufacturing and Sourcing Operations at Nike. Angela began her career at Nike supporting the Asia Pacific Region’s Finance and Strategic Planning Team. She has spent the last 10 years working on the Corporate Responsibility team – beginning as a Labor Compliance auditor in the Americas region followed by her current position as Director of Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing Operations. The focus of her work has been to help define the strategy and architecture of the company’s current goals of ensuring that its internal business partners as well as its contract manufacturing partners are committed to understanding the value of sustainability, leading to transparent and informed Sourcing strategies. Additionally, she had the opportunity to serve on the Fair Labor Association’s Monitoring Committee working across the industry with brands and NGO’s to further integrate and accelerate the harmonization of labor and environmental standards and protocols. She is passionate about her work and feels it is a privilege to contribute the evolution of Sustainability in our industry. She holds an MBA in International Management from Portland State University Graduate School of Business. Her undergraduate focus was Economics and Business with a passion for Eastern European studies. She spent two years living in Denmark as an undergraduate studying at the Denmark School of Business and Economics. When not at work she enjoys reading non-fiction, cycling, tending to our chickens, gardening and spending time with her husband, Mike and children, Max and Luci.