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About

Corporate Community Relations Council (CCRC) is a partner to businesses throughout the greater Houston area, helping members and their companies strengthen community relationships and investments in projects that impact the places they live and work.

Since 1983, CCRC has been Houston’s premiere networking group for Corporate Social Responsibility professionals.

Our Mission

Our Mission

CCRC's mission is to improve the quality of life in the community through corporate investments of time, skills, and leadership. CCRC works to create a safe space of corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals to network, share ideas and resources, and develop partnerships. 

 

Houston’s corporations, both large and small, understand that giving back is good business. And that is why they trust CCRC equip its CSR leaders with the tools and resources needed to be effective. 

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Our Member Companies

AIG

Air Liquide

Allegiance Bank
Amegy Bank, N.A.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
CenterPoint Energy
ChampionX

Cotton Foundation

Freeport LNG Development

Halliburton
HCA Houston Healthcare
Houston Airport System
Insperity

Interfaith Ministries

KPMG

Patterson UTI

Port Houston
SCI

Stellar Bank

TDECU

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Houston

Volunteer Houston

  • Emma V. Chambers - President
    Emma V. Chambers serves as corporate communications manager for Air Liquide, a world leader in the industrial gas industry. She is responsible for developing, leading and supporting all community and educational aspects of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program for all U.S. entities. This includes mobilizing leaders and employees to support community engagement activities, as well as diversity and inclusion. She also liaises and collaborates with senior leadership and a network of CSR ambassadors across the U.S. for local and national initiatives. Emma joined Air Liquide in 2015 as communications manager for Air Liquide Industrial US L.P. where she provided communications strategy and leadership for the industrial merchant business unit. She also served as communications advisor for the Operating Committee and worked directly with the president to develop and execute communication strategy around the organization’s strategic vision and business goals. Emma’s areas of expertise include media relations, marketing communications, branding and identity management, event planning, writing and editing. Before joining Air Liquide, she served in a number of roles with organizations including the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist. A skilled writer and editor, she has received more than 20 awards on the local, regional and national levels. A native Houstonian, Emma is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. She has been a member of the Corporate Community Relations Council since 2020.
  • Kim Williams - Vice President
    Kim Williams is a healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare marketing, communications, sales and community engagement. Currently, she is assistant vice president of Community Engagement for HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division, serving 16 hospitals in Houston and South Texas. Kim currently sits on the board of directors for The Women’s Fund for Health, Education and Resiliency, NAMI Greater Houston and the Corporate Community Relations Council. She is also on the advisory board of Houston Philanthropy Circle. In 2022, Kim began serving as the co-chair of the Women’s Health Network of the Texas Medical Center and Greater Houston for the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Kim served as an Executive with Heart for the American Heart Association Houston Heart Walk in 2021. Kim is a 2019 graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Class. Her educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a minor in marketing and specialization in public relations from Texas A&M University, and a master's in business administration from Texas Woman's University. In her spare time, Kim is a mental health and wellness advocate, ally and speaker, who is committed to breaking the stigma of mental health.
  • Martha Jordan - Secretary
    Martha Jordan has been in her current role as community engagement coordinator at Allegiance Bank for two years. She is responsible for providing volunteer opportunities to Allegiance bankers, evaluating sponsorship requests and facilitating the placement of bankers on the boards of certain nonprofit organizations. She also tracks the nonprofit organizations with which the bankers are involved, whether as a regular volunteer or in a leadership position. In short, her role is to arrange for opportunities for the bankers to be active and visible in the community and create awareness of and exposure for Allegiance Bank. Martha also likes to give back to the community personally. She is on the Gatekeepers Committee of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, a member of the Literacy Now Guild, on the Campus Performance Objectives Committee at Owens Elementary in CFISD and will be co-chairing the NW Harris County Chapter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon in April 2023. Martha graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA, Class of ’86.
  • Mary Catherine Graham - Treasurer
    Mary Catherine Graham is an associate director – Strategic Initiatives within Growth and Strategy at KPMG in Houston. In this role she is responsible for the office’s employee engagement strategy, community impact and corporate responsibility strategy, culture, alumni relations and DEI strategy, among others. In her current role, Mary Catherine specializes in project management and strategy for community impact, including placement of KPMG professionals on nonprofit boards, charitable contribution and sponsorship strategy and volunteerism. Prior to this role, she had extensive experience of six years in the firm’s audit practice providing financial statement audit, audit of internal control, and attestation services to large, multi-national public companies. Mary Catherine attended the University of Houston where she obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. In her personal life, Mary Catherine is involved in community initiatives including racial justice, LGBTQ+ equality, and immigration aid initiatives. She enjoys listening to music and going to concerts, playing with her dogs, and having potlucks with friends and family.
  • Brooke Campbell - Member-at-Large
    Brooke Campbell, CNP, CVA, is the director of Volunteer Houston. Her passion for volunteering began as a young girl when she accompanied her parents on a trip to deliver a home-baked casserole to a man living in a small, hand-crafted shed deep in the woods of East Texas. The passion that was sparked that day has developed into a fulfilling career as a nonprofit leader. Brooke is a strong believer in the mutual benefits of collaborations and serves on both the 2023 Texas Nonprofit Summit and Power Tools for Nonprofits (Houston) Advisory Committees, as well as CCRC.
  • Chloe Cacciaguida - Communications and Outreach Manager
    Chloe Cacciaguida is an impact-driven communications and marketing strategist who specializes in public relations, customer engagement and corporate communications. She’s held positions in marketing and communications for a wide-range of businesses, including large global environments to nonprofits and startups. Currently, she serves as the strategic communications and marketing senior analyst for Air Liquide. Here, she develops, implements and supports marcom activities for Hydrogen Energy. She is passionate about identifying and implementing communications strategies that contribute to a brighter future. Chloe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication with a concentration in advertising.
  • Emma V. Chambers - President
    Emma V. Chambers serves as corporate communications manager for Air Liquide, a world leader in the industrial gas industry. She is responsible for developing, leading and supporting all community and educational aspects of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Program for all U.S. entities. This includes mobilizing leaders and employees to support community engagement activities, as well as diversity and inclusion. She also liaises and collaborates with senior leadership and a network of CSR ambassadors across the U.S. for local and national initiatives. Emma joined Air Liquide in 2015 as communications manager for Air Liquide Industrial US L.P. where she provided communications strategy and leadership for the industrial merchant business unit. She also served as communications advisor for the Operating Committee and worked directly with the president to develop and execute communication strategy around the organization’s strategic vision and business goals. Emma’s areas of expertise include media relations, marketing communications, branding and identity management, event planning, writing and editing. Before joining Air Liquide, she served in a number of roles with organizations including the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist. A skilled writer and editor, she has received more than 20 awards on the local, regional and national levels. A native Houstonian, Emma is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communications. She has been a member of the Corporate Community Relations Council since 2020.
  • Kim Williams - Vice President
    Kim Williams is a healthcare executive with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare marketing, communications, sales and community engagement. Currently, she is assistant vice president of Community Engagement for HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division, serving 16 hospitals in Houston and South Texas. Kim currently sits on the board of directors for The Women’s Fund for Health, Education and Resiliency, NAMI Greater Houston and the Corporate Community Relations Council. She is also on the advisory board of Houston Philanthropy Circle. In 2022, Kim began serving as the co-chair of the Women’s Health Network of the Texas Medical Center and Greater Houston for the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Kim served as an Executive with Heart for the American Heart Association Houston Heart Walk in 2021. Kim is a 2019 graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Class. Her educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Science in journalism with a minor in marketing and specialization in public relations from Texas A&M University, and a master's in business administration from Texas Woman's University. In her spare time, Kim is a mental health and wellness advocate, ally and speaker, who is committed to breaking the stigma of mental health.
  • Martha Jordan - Secretary
    Martha Jordan has been in her current role as community engagement coordinator at Allegiance Bank for two years. She is responsible for providing volunteer opportunities to Allegiance bankers, evaluating sponsorship requests and facilitating the placement of bankers on the boards of certain nonprofit organizations. She also tracks the nonprofit organizations with which the bankers are involved, whether as a regular volunteer or in a leadership position. In short, her role is to arrange for opportunities for the bankers to be active and visible in the community and create awareness of and exposure for Allegiance Bank. Martha also likes to give back to the community personally. She is on the Gatekeepers Committee of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, a member of the Literacy Now Guild, on the Campus Performance Objectives Committee at Owens Elementary in CFISD and will be co-chairing the NW Harris County Chapter of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon in April 2023. Martha graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA, Class of ’86.
  • Mary Catherine Graham - Treasurer
    Mary Catherine Graham is an associate director – Strategic Initiatives within Growth and Strategy at KPMG in Houston. In this role she is responsible for the office’s employee engagement strategy, community impact and corporate responsibility strategy, culture, alumni relations and DEI strategy, among others. In her current role, Mary Catherine specializes in project management and strategy for community impact, including placement of KPMG professionals on nonprofit boards, charitable contribution and sponsorship strategy and volunteerism. Prior to this role, she had extensive experience of six years in the firm’s audit practice providing financial statement audit, audit of internal control, and attestation services to large, multi-national public companies. Mary Catherine attended the University of Houston where she obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. In her personal life, Mary Catherine is involved in community initiatives including racial justice, LGBTQ+ equality, and immigration aid initiatives. She enjoys listening to music and going to concerts, playing with her dogs, and having potlucks with friends and family.
  • Brooke Campbell - Member-at-Large
    Brooke Campbell, CNP, CVA, is the director of Volunteer Houston. Her passion for volunteering began as a young girl when she accompanied her parents on a trip to deliver a home-baked casserole to a man living in a small, hand-crafted shed deep in the woods of East Texas. The passion that was sparked that day has developed into a fulfilling career as a nonprofit leader. Brooke is a strong believer in the mutual benefits of collaborations and serves on both the 2023 Texas Nonprofit Summit and Power Tools for Nonprofits (Houston) Advisory Committees, as well as CCRC.
  • Chloe Cacciaguida - Communications and Outreach Manager
    Chloe Cacciaguida is an impact-driven communications and marketing strategist who specializes in public relations, customer engagement and corporate communications. She’s held positions in marketing and communications for a wide-range of businesses, including large global environments to nonprofits and startups. Currently, she serves as the strategic communications and marketing senior analyst for Air Liquide. Here, she develops, implements and supports marcom activities for Hydrogen Energy. She is passionate about identifying and implementing communications strategies that contribute to a brighter future. Chloe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication with a concentration in advertising.
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