Peter Murray has fifteen years of experience leading and supporting social ventures and nonprofits. Mr. Murray was the founder and president of the Empowerment Group, a business incubator and entrepreneurship training center in Philadelphia. For eight years, Mr. Murray was President of the Center for Progressive Leadership, a national training institute for nonprofit and civic leaders that has trained and mentored over 6,000 promising nonprofit and civic leaders.
Peter was also co-founder and executive vice president of the I Do Foundation, a national social justice foundation, and CEO of Image Contractors, a community-based construction company in Philadelphia. For his leadership in the nonprofit sector, Peter received the Eli Segal Entrepreneurship Award, the Eugene Lang Community Service Award, and was selected for Fast Company Magazine’s 2002 “Fast 50,” which honors 50 leaders from around the world who are reshaping their sectors.
Steve has been a leader in the social change arena for more than two decades. He founded and ran Live Green, a social enterprise focused on building a new, thriving green economy. Steve also held senior positions at AARP, directed campaign offices for the Sierra Club and the state PIRGs, coordinated an environmental petition drive which generated 1.2 million physical signatures, and helped to bring about the passage of several environmental, good government, and health policies. In 2001, Asianweek named Steve their Asian American of the Year for his innovative work to reduce the influence of big money in politics.