Molly Cartmill

Molly has over 35 years of experience in the nonprofit, media, and energy industries. She worked in the nonprofit sector and for a local television station before moving to Sempra, a Fortune 500 energy company with $60 billion in assets and 20,000 employees. She worked in a wide range of roles there for more than 30 years, the last of which was director of corporate citizenship and chief stewardship officer of the company's foundation. In this role, she had oversight of corporate citizenship and community investments, foundation philanthropy, external engagement training, social issues management strategy, and political engagement, including political contributions, the company’s employees’ political action committee and the political reporting & compliance function.

Prior to that, she was director of CSR/corporate sustainability for almost a decade, leading a team that started and then grew the ESG (environmental, social, governance) function, while developing the policies, strategies and systems that enabled her company to reach the top of many global sustainability indexes. She also served as director of internal communications, leading the company’s refreshment of its vision, mission and values; director of government relations; and director of community relations and corporate events, preceded by a range of management positions in community affairs, corporate contributions, marketing, and communications.

A native Californian, Molly has a BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences from San Diego State University and an MS in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego. She has served on dozens of nonprofit boards and professional associations at the local, state, and national level and has been honored with a range of leadership awards over time.

“With over 40 years of work experience in all aspects of external affairs, what I love most is strategy and innovation: there is nothing more rewarding than developing a strong strategy, aligning resources, and leading teams to top tier performance.”
- Molly

Beatriz Palomino Young

Beatriz has over 25 years of social impact experience in the professional sports, entertainment, and energy industries. She has made a living through her passion for community, building partnerships between companies and nonprofit organizations across North America to drive impact and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable populations and underserved communities.

Beatriz spent the last 17 years in community relations and corporate citizenship at Sempra, a Fortune 500 energy company where she was responsible for developing and executing multi-million-dollar strategic philanthropic investments, nonprofit and business partnerships, stakeholder engagement programs, C-suite board placement, employee-directed philanthropic investments, and community engagement. She also served as the executive director of Sempra Foundation, where she oversaw its strategy, grantmaking, operations, governance, board management, impact measurement and evaluation, and communications. Additionally, she spent nearly a decade in human resources where she developed and executed numerous employee community engagement programs reaching more than 20,000 employees. Her acute and innovative eye for compliance led her to develop infrastructure that advanced accountability, transparency and compliance, de-risking citizenship operations.

Prior to that, she spent nearly 10 years in the entertainment industry, at 20th Century Fox, and in Major League Baseball working for the San Diego Padres. While there, she developed branded signature programs for the team, focusing on sports as an avenue to provide underserved youth with opportunities, driving measurable impact. She also worked individually with professional athletes to design and implement personal philanthropic programs both domestically and internationally.

Beatriz, a native Spanish speaker, earned a BA in International Business from San Diego State University and an MBA in International Business from the University of San Diego. She also holds a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship Practice from Boston College and has served on numerous nonprofit boards and national professional councils.

“The most important lesson I have learned in my nearly 30 years of working in corporate citizenship is that if you live your personal purpose with authenticity, it will successfully drive all your decisions; no matter the project, the role, the company or the industry.”
- Beatriz