HBS ’98 –Executive Director, HBS Community Partners
As Executive Director of HBS Community Partners, Elaine oversees a consulting organization for nonprofits that places 200+ Harvard Business School alumni volunteers on 40 nonprofit project teams, who in turn deliver over $2.5 million in value annually. She has provided consulting and facilitating services to a diverse set of nonprofits facing scaling, marketing, and business management issues.
Prior to her current role, Elaine had both experience as a consultant to nonprofits and operational experience running a nonprofit. She provided consulting services to organizations such as Full Circle Fund and Nueva School, and served in numerous capacities at the Las Lomitas Education Foundation, including co-President, Donor Relations Chair, and active Board member for nine years. In addition, she is a hands-on volunteer in a diverse range of local community service organizations.
Before her dedication to creating community impact on multiple levels, Elaine spent 15+ years as a global management consultant and strategic marketer. Her background includes management consulting at The Monitor Group, brand marketing at The Clorox Company and running her own strategic marketing consulting practice. Her experience spans strategic planning and business development, brand equity building and differentiation, product innovation, and the implementation of innovative marketing programs.
Elaine earned her BA at Harvard University and her MBA at Harvard Business School.