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Book Launch: Bill Meehan, Engine of Impact

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 16, 2017



Join Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA) and Stanford alums for a stimulating interview and conversation with Bill Meehan, a lecturer in strategic management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), and his colleague Kim Jonker. The coauthors will launch the publication of their acclaimed new book (to be released on November 14), with a forward by Jim Collins, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector. Zia Khan will interview Meehan and Jonker, followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.


  • Bill Meehan, Coauthor & Lecturer in Strategic Management, GBS
  • Kimberly Jonker, Coauthor & Lecturer in Strategic Management, GBS
  • Zia Khan, Vice President, Initiatives and Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation (Moderator)

This event is complimentary for AS, COA, President's Circle, and YPA members. $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required.

YPA is an international network that provides a platform for young professionals in their 20s and 30s to connect around the latest trends in the Americas through its New York City and Miami chapters. Not a member? Join YPA today for complimentary access to this event.

Event Information: Rodrigo Riaza | | 212-277-8376
COA Corporate Membership Info: Natalia Williamson | | 212-277-8374
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Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 212-277-8358
AS & YPA Individual Membership Information: Beckie Bintrim | | 212-277-8372
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Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15.

Kimberly Jonker

Kimberly Jonker is president and CEO of King Philanthropies. She is also a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Previously, she has served as an advisor to a wide range of philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. Kim was executive director of the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership for a decade. She also served as a visiting practitioner at the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society. Kim was also management consultant at McKinsey & Company in its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. A Harry S.

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Zia Khan

Zia Khan is vice president for Initiatives and Strategy at the Rockefeller Foundation. Previously, he was a partner at Booz & Company and a principal at Katzenbach Partners where he founded the San Francisco office. Dr. Khan is co-author of Leading Outside the Lines. He holds a bachelor's of science degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree and Ph.D from Stanford University. 

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Bill Meehan

Bill Meehan is the Lafayette Partners Lecturer in Strategic Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company. At Stanford, he also is a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, a faculty member of the Public Management Program and the Center for Social Innovation, and a member of the Arts Advisory Council. Meehan also serves on the board of GiveDirectly, and the North American Council of Ashoka.

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