David Michael Jerome has global experience in making Fortune 100 traded companies more innovative, sustainable, and relevant to their customers. He finds the complexity and importance of sustainability appealing and has managed these areas on three continents. Areas of expertise include: Branding and Reputation Management, Corporate Affairs, Measurement and Reporting, Stakeholder Engagement, Public Policy, Communications, Value Chain Management (supplier/distributors/franchisees), CO2, Emissions, and Energy Management, Organizational Effectiveness and Integration into the Core Business.
David was the Senior Vice President for Corporate Responsibility (CR) at InterContinental Hotels Group. David founded and led IHG’s Global CR Team from IHG’s headquarters in the United Kingdom from 2006 until the end of 2012. Under David’s leadership, IHG came to lead the hotel industry in environmental innovation with its sustainable design, building and operations programs. David established new collaboration models to support local communities and led all CR related new product innovation, development and brand integration.David teaches sustainability at Cornell and Cambridge Universities. He is on the Board of Sustainable Travel International. He has published on branding and sustainability and presented at TED Global on the future role of hotels in society and currently serves on the TED climate change challenge team.
Before IHG, David led Corporate Affairs for AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer. Prior to AB InBev, David worked for General Motors in a variety of staff and operational roles. He was responsible for GM’s global reputation and corporate responsibility activities and directed Corporate Affairs in Asia Pacific. David practiced law in Washington, D.C. before joining GM. He has a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law.