Wendy M. Abrams

Founder at Cool Globes, Inc.

Wendy M. Abrams

Wendy M. Abrams

Founder at Cool Globes, Inc.

Biography

* Wendy M. Abrams '87, P'21 Highland Park, IL
Wendy Abrams is an environmental activist and founder of Cool Globes, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of global warming solutions. Ms. Abrams is also a principal shareholder of Medline, the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care supplies in the U.S. Ms. Abrams earned an AB in organizational behavior and management from Brown, and an MBA from Northwestern University. She is a member of the board of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a member of the Natural Resources Defense Council's Action Fund, and a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance Trustee Council.

Overview
Career Highlights

Cool Globes, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

1968

Primary Location

Chicago, IL, United States

Number of Boards

9

Birthday

1965

Age

54

Relationships
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Chief Operating Officer at Medline Industries, Inc.

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President at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

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Manager at Chelsey Direct, Llc

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Chairman & Founder at Susan Crown Exchange, Inc.

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Executive Vice President/Senior Vice President at CC Industries, Inc.

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Founder at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

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Executive Director & Vice President at The Moore Charitable Foundation, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Tivity Health, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Willett Advisors LLC

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Founder at Environmental Defense Fund, Inc.

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Founder at Cool Globes, Inc.
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Chief Operating Officer at Medline Industries, Inc.

Medline Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes healthcare supplies. It caters services to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, and home care dealers. The firm's products include anesthesia, apparel, beds and mattresses, central sterile, gloves, lab supplies and textiles. The company was founded by Jim Mills and Jonathan Mills in 1966 and is headquartered in Northfield, IL.

Education
Bachelor's Degree

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

M.B.A

The Kellogg School of Management (The Kellogg School or Kellogg) is the business school of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, with additional campuses in downtown Chicago, Illinois and Miami, Florida. Kellogg offers full-time, part-time, and executive programs, and partners with schools in China, France/Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Germany, Canada, and Thailand.Founded in 1908 in downtown Chicago as a part-time evening program, the school was chartered to educate business leaders with "good moral character.

Memberships
Member, Brain Trust
Current

Chicago Ideas is a unique nonprofit platform designed to inspire action through entertaining and accessible events, grassroots initiatives and thought-provoking content. They foster connectivity that crosses industry and social boundaries to spark ideas into action. Chicago Ideas aims to be the world’s leading catalyst for inspiring, connecting, and empowering curious people in order to make the world a better place.

Career History
Founder
Current

COOL GLOBES: HOT IDEAS FOR A COOLER PLANET IS AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT THAT USES THE MEDIUM OF PUBLIC ART TO INSPIRE INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING.

Limited Partner
Current

Impact Engine, Inc. provides advertisement services. Its services include media group dashboard, sales tools, Ad production, Ad optimization, reporting and Ad servers. The company was founded by Bryan Depew and Neil Greer in 2008 and is headquartered in Del Mar, CA.

Director of Corporate Communications
Prior

Medline Industries, Inc. manufactures and distributes healthcare supplies. It caters services to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, and home care dealers. The firm's products include anesthesia, apparel, beds and mattresses, central sterile, gloves, lab supplies and textiles. The company was founded by Jim Mills and Jonathan Mills in 1966 and is headquartered in Northfield, IL.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice for waterways and their communities worldwide. To champion clean water and strong communities, Waterkeeper Alliance:1. Supports and empowers member Waterkeeper organizations to protect communities, ecosystems, and water quality;2. Promotes the Waterkeeper model for watershed protection worldwide; and3. Advocates for issues common to Waterkeeper programs.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The Field Museum of Natural History houses biological and anthropological collections of specimens. It supports both informal and more structured public learning through exhibits and educational programs. Its curatorial and scientific staff conducts research on the fields of Anthropology, Biology, Geology, and Zoology. The Field Museum was founded in 1893 and is located in Chicago, Illinois.

Member of the National Advisory Board
Prior

The Union of Concerned Scientists is a science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices. It was founded 1969 in and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2015

Ravinia Festival Association provides professional music shows. Its programs include reach programs, teach programs, instrument game, and program for jazz. The company was founded in 1904 and is located in Highland Park, IL.

$25K - $50K
2015

Waterkeeper Alliance connects and supports local Waterkeeper programs to provide a voice for waterways and their communities worldwide. To champion clean water and strong communities, Waterkeeper Alliance:1. Supports and empowers member Waterkeeper organizations to protect communities, ecosystems, and water quality;2. Promotes the Waterkeeper model for watershed protection worldwide; and3. Advocates for issues common to Waterkeeper programs.

$30K - $50K
2014

Ravinia Festival Association provides professional music shows. Its programs include reach programs, teach programs, instrument game, and program for jazz. The company was founded in 1904 and is located in Highland Park, IL.

Political Donations
$2,000
2012

Senator from Virginia

$500
2012

Representative from Illinois's 10th Congressional District

$1,000
2012

Former Senator from Colorado

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