“TPW is the learning springboard for my philanthropy. It provides me access to the people, programming and network of experts, resources, and like-minded individuals who help to inform my giving. TPW is a very significant part of my life.”
Maureen has been working in the nonprofit sector for over ten years, and is the founder and Director of Charge Across Town, an educational organization working to advance the adoption of electric transportation, reduce carbon emissions, and help create the future of cleaner transportation options. She served as the Northern California Chapter Director for Environmental Entrepreneurs, a network of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and other professionals who help influence key environmental policy issues and provide business skills and financial support for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Maureen also served as vice president of marketing for the International Museum of Women, which recently merged with Global Fund for Women. She helped establish the San Francisco chapter of Friends of the Children, a program that serves “at risk” school-age children in the Bay View/Hunters Point neighborhood. Maureen was president and co-founder of Blanc and Otus Public Relations, a high tech consultancy firm sold to Hill and Knowlton in 1999, where she continued to serve as director of the Global Technology Practice. She currently serves on the executive committee and the board of trustees for the World Affairs Council. Maureen is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley with a degree in English literature, and did post graduate work at Stanford University.