by Beyond Conflict
Beyond Conflict is pleased to announce the appointment of Justin Dangel, Jeff Rosenthal and Kevin Vilkin to serve on its Board of Directors.
“After working around the world for more than 25 years, Beyond Conflict is now bringing its experience to the United States to address the profound challenges we face around racism, deepening political polarization, and the plight of refugees and immigrants both at home and abroad” notes Timothy Phillips, Founder and CEO of Beyond Conflict. “Through our Innovation Lab for Neuroscience and Social Conflict, we are not only applying brain and behavioral science to better understand the underlying drivers of social conflict, but also identifying effective interventions that can lead to meaningful change and impact.”
Justin Dangel is the CEO & Co-Founder of Ready Responders, a company that recruits, trains and equips part-time EMTs to improve emergency response times and the efficiency of municipal EMS systems and pre-hospital care generally. Previously, Mr. Dangel founded Consumer United (now Goji) in 2008, the ‘Top 10 Fastest Growing Companies in Insurance’ by Inc. Magazine in 2012, and Voter.com, where he helped create the most popular independent political channel on the Internet with more than 3.5 million monthly users and 500,000 newsletter subscriptions.
Jeff Rosenthal is Co-Founder of Summit, a cutting-edge organization best known for hosting global gatherings designed to catalyze positive personal and collective growth. Through a series of invitation-only events, Summit fosters a global community of entrepreneurs, academics, athletes, artists, astronauts, authors, chefs, engineers, explorers, philanthropists, scientists, and beyond. He is also Co-Director of Summit Action Fund, which makes investments in startups that drive innovation and positive market disruption, such as Uber, Warby Parker, Change.org and others.
Kevin Vilkin is Partner/Managing Director of Summit. In this leadership role, he is responsible for attracting high-caliber people to join their community and participate in events, as well as focus on programming, impact and strategy. He is also the Co-Executive Director of the GivePower Foundation, a strategic partnership with Tesla that uses innovative technologies and solar applications to improve lives in the developing world. To date, GivePower has provided electricity access to more than 300,000 people in more than 17 countries.
“We are delighted to welcome these three talented individuals to our Board,” added Phillips. “As our organization rapidly grows and we work to expand the impact of our work, we will greatly benefit from their experience advancing new ideas and engaging thought leaders across a diverse set of industry sectors.”
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