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Join us for “Doing Well By Doing Good: A conversation with Bill Novelli”

Penn Nursing and the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health are delighted to invite you to a conversation with our colleague, Bill Novelli, a business leader and educator with a lifelong focus on being an advocate for social change. Join us March 31, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm ET. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

In his latest book, Good Business: The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World, Bill explores strategies that are designed to overcome major obstacles to achieving substantial changes in policy, advocacy and business.  An excerpt from his new book: “…we are woefully inadequate in promoting health and preventing disease—actions that would make our people healthier and more productive and cut down drastically on health care (read ‘disease care’) costs, which are increasingly unaffordable… why are we so foolish and misaligned?”  


William D. Novelli, Founder, Georgetown Business for Impact and Distinguished Professor of the Practice, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

As a professor in the MBA program at McDonough Georgetown, Bill founded Georgetown Business for Impact at McDonough and oversees the program, which partners with companies, nonprofits and government to create social, environmental and economic impact.

Bill also is co-founder and co-chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, a national alliance focused on reforming advanced illness/end of life care in the U.S. Previously, he was CEO of AARP, a membership organization of 40 million people 50 and older. Prior to AARP, he was founder and president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, EVP of CARE, the international relief and development organization and co-founder and president of Porter Novelli, a global public relations firm and now part of Omnicom.

Bill is on the boards of: the American Cancer Society, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Advocacy Network; the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (chair); Capital Caring, and Strategic Partnerships. He co-chairs the Culture Inclusion & Equity Action Collaborative of the National Academy of Medicine and served on NAM committees on: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health; and also Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life.

Bill has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences and an M.A. from Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication.