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Stanley Litow

Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM and President, IBM International Foundation

Stanley Litow is Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of the IBM International Foundation. He heads global corporate citizenship and CSR at IBM, the global leader in CSR. Under Litow, IBM has developed innovative technology to help nonliterate children and adults learn to read, along with technology to help with language translation and bilingual email, open source technology to assist people with disabilities and a humanitarian powering research on cancer and AIDS. He also helped devise The Corporate Service Corps, the corporate version of the Peace Corps for IBM's future leaders, and the Smarter Cities Challenge. IBM's efforts in education have helped raise student achievement, and the company won two Ron Brown Awards.

Previously, Litow served as Deputy Chancellor of Schools for New York City; founded Interface, a nonprofit think tank; and worked as an aide to the Mayor and Governor of New York.

His articles and essays have appeared in numerous books and publications, including the Yale Law Review, Brookings Papers, the American Academy of Sciences, Journal for the Center for National Policy, Education Week, Harvard Business School's Working Papers and The New York Times.

Litow received the Council on Foundation's Scrivner Award for creative philanthropy and awards from the Anne Frank Center, the Martin Luther King Commission, Helen Keller Services to the Blind and the Women's City Club. He's taught at New School University, the City University of New York and Long Island University. Corporate Responsibility Officer Magazine voted him CEO of the Year for 2008 and 2009.

Litow served on the President's Welfare to Work Commission, the Board of Harvard Business School's Social Enterprise Initiative and the Citizen's Budget Commission.

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