Public Advocacy


Public AdvocacyA Note From Our Founder:

Our world, particularly here in the United States, is dependent on well-intentioned, integrity-laden, competent public service. To me, this is an inarguable truth. It has been my observation that the most productive public service has come when there has been an informed synergistic blending of the best engagement from the business, public and non-profit sectors. Hence, I believe that the business sector must be at the table when there is a discourse on public interest. I also believe that one of the most important differences between Good Leaders and Great Leaders revolves around the concept of context.

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ConantLeadership's Commitment to Philanthropic Giving

In service to our mission of championing leadership that works, ConantLeadership has surpassed 1 Million dollars in philanthropic giving.

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Great Leaders have a deep and visceral understanding of the society in which they operate and are best able to chart a course for their enterprise that most effectively navigates those waters. It is also essential that the leader thoughtfully represents the interest of the enterprise in the public conversation. Great Leaders cultivate a higher level of credibility on this front, which is derived from an active engagement in the discourse. Finally, on a personal level, it has been my observation that leaders derive a great deal of personal satisfaction from leveraging their skills, assets and capabilities from their engagement on public issues. Be a Great Leader! Get involved in a way that works for you and best represents your organization.

-Doug Conant

Our Founder & CEO is actively engaged in the following organizations:



CECP unites and empowers senior executives of the world’s leading companies to achieve unprecedented progress on societal challenges while driving business performance. CECP offers high-powered connectivity and the platform to multiply investments in solving societal challenges.



The Center for Higher Ambition Leadership is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and supporting a growing global community of leaders who have higher ambitions for themselves and their institutions. Higher-ambition leaders are driven by a sense of purpose that goes beyond achieving financial success. They aspire to build organizations that succeed in the marketplace by earning the respect, trust, and, commitment of their people, customers, communities, and investors.

Partnership for Public ServicePARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Member, Board of Directors | National Sponsor, The Samuel J. Heyman Service To America Medals (Sammies)

The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) works to revitalize our federal government by transforming the way government works and inspiring a new generation to serve. PPS is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that believes good government starts with good people. They partner with federal agencies and other stakeholders to make our government more efficient.


Member, Board of Trustees

Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Their rare combination of deep roots and rigorous preparation for the world of tomorrow equips students to go into the world and make an impact in their communities.

National Organization on Disability


Member, Board of Directors

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation of America’s 56 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Today, NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed.


Mentor | Sponsor

Women On Board™ is an initiative that promotes the appointment of women to corporate boards by engaging CEOs and board chairs who are committed to improving board diversity to mentor and sponsor CEO-endorsed women board candidates.


Former Chairman, Board of Directors | Member, Board of Directors

Enactus is a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.


Former Chairman, Board of Directors | Member, Board of Directors

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. Their mission is unique: to provide the world’s leading organizations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society.

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