What inspires me: I recently heard the quote, “we can’t get this done until we believe we CAN get this done.” Every day I’m surrounded by team members and partners that believe we CAN end social problems- and nothing inspires me more.
I do what I do because: After moving around my entire life I’ve seen that people and their dreams are the same everywhere, but the opportunities for those dreams aren’t. I do what I do to be sure that dreams know no zip code.
I think the world would be better if: I think the world would be better if we all saw ourselves as an active part of the solution.
In her role as director, Renee Baiorunos engages in strategic partnerships with leadership teams, provides client engagement oversight and supports the overall growth and development of the firm. Renee has worked extensively with organizations in the areas of education and youth development, community and economic development, health and hunger. She leads client engagements with a core focus on strategy design and implementation, growth planning and stakeholder engagement and management. Renee has partnered with leading organizations to develop bold impact visions on issues such as chronic homelessness, high school graduation rates and the health and well-being of children. Working with these organizations and their key stakeholders, she has helped to identify and implement financially sustainable strategies to achieve these visions. She has also worked with executives to make the case for funding in support of their new strategies, resulting in both new funding sources and increased funding from existing sources. Renee brings more than ten years of experience from both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. During her time at D.F. King she consulted with Fortune 500 companies on governance issues prioritized by executive boards and activist shareholders to advance governance practices and strategies. Prior to that she was with Edelman Public Relations’ Corporate Social Responsibility Practice where she focused on public-private partner engagements and issues management for clients and thought leadership for the practice.
Renee has a B.A. from the University of Florida and an MBA from Georgetown University.