SAMANTHA TAYLOR – Founder and President
Born in London, Samantha 'Sam' grew up in Kenya, East Africa where she learned first hand the challenges of poverty and community development.
Sam has 15+ years of international for-profit and nonprofit marketing and development experience having worked in both agency leadership and corporate marketing roles within the financial services sector. Formerly, Sam was the Chief Marketing Officer of GMHC, the nation’s oldest non-profit HIV/AIDS care services provider where she spearheaded a once-in-27-year rebranding initiative. Prior agency posts included the posts of Managing Director at Bozell Worldwide and Director at Kreab Gavin Anderson. Sam started her career at The Press Association in London.
Sam founded Reputation Dynamics in 2005 to provide for-profit and NGO/academic organizations with local and global citizenship development, access to new markets and fund raising services that build resilient communities for the long term. RD mobilizes collective action to address critical social justice and conservation issues with a focus on inclusive partnership development and story telling. Sam is an early innovator in business and social innovation development.
Her key sectors span poverty, wildlife and environmental conservation, youth education in developing markets, women’s economic security and gender equality.
An advocate and speaker of ‘Aligning Profits with Purpose,’ she advises a diverse range of organizations on long-term approaches for sustainability solutions, facilitating and building holistic partnerships to help improve the wellbeing of communities.
Sam's has spoken at diverse industry forums such as The American Marketing Association, The Corporate Council on Africa, PRSA, Africa Travel Association, InterAction, ExecuNet, The CMO Club, Diversity Best Practices, Columbia and Texas Christian Universities and UN Youth Assembly. In partnership with Working Mother Media, she co-chaired an educational symposium - ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Women’ - convening more than 120 representatives from the corporate, NGO and academic sectors. Other example topics include ‘The Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Partnerships’ for InterAction’s Private Sector Working group, ‘Development Policy/Regional Integration in Africa’ at Columbia University’s: African Economic Forum and ‘Building Meaningful Partnerships for Impact’ for Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship.
Sam was a former member of the Board of Advisors for Indego Africa and has a documentary film credit for THE UNCONDEMNED, a courtroom drama, turned upside down, when three brave Rwandan women came forward to tell their stories during the Rwandan genocide.
Sam's personal storytelling platform is Elephant Art enabling her to illustrate the hope and spirit of the endangered elephant species and people of Africa
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