Our Team

Georgetown Business for Impact is staffed by purpose-driven individuals who have previously held executive leadership roles in two or more sectors.

Bill Novelli

Bill Novelli is a professor in the MBA program at McDonough Georgetown, where he teaches Corporate Social Responsibility; Principled Leadership for Business and Society; and Leadership and Management of Nonprofit Organizations. He is the founder of Georgetown Business for Impact and oversees the program. He is also co-chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, a national alliance dedicated to reforming advanced illness/end-of-life care in the U.S. Previously, he was CEO of AARP; Founder and President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; EVP of CARE, the international relief and development program; and Co-Founder and President of Porter Novelli, now one of the world’s largest public relations firms.

Leslie Crutchfield

Leslie Crutchfield is an author, educator, Senior Advisor at FSG Social Impact Consultants, and Executive Director of Georgetown Business for Impact. Her deep interest in understanding what drives societal change is explored in her latest book, How Change Happens: Why Some Movements Succeed While Others Don’t (Wiley/April 2018). She also co-authored the bestselling, award-winning Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits and Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World. Leslie was previously a Managing Director at Ashoka, the global venture fund for social entrepreneurs.

Diane Ty is Senior Project Director at Georgetown Business for Impact and leads the Portion Balance Coalition. She serves as Senior Advisor to Service Year Alliance. Diane was Senior Vice President, Strategic Market Development at AARP; led Save the Children’s Millennial-focused work as Managing Director of U.S. Programs where she developed the Effie-winner and Emmy-nominated Ad Council campaign called “Do Good: Mentor A Child”. Prior to her nonprofit work, Diane was a Vice President, Marketing at American Express Company.

Joe Weinstein is Senior Partner at Georgetown Business for Impact where he focuses on strategy, partnership development, program creation, and student and alumni engagement. Previously, he was Senior Director of Operations and Planning at Signal Vine; Senior Director at Arabella Advisors; Associate Policy and Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.