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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.
  • Mary Catherine Graham - Vice President and 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.
  • Tina Chen - Secretary
    Tina Chen is a proud immigrant from Taiwan who trekked to the U.S. in the early '80s. Her parents have always had entrepreneurial hearts, which led them to several movements from Texas to California and a full circle back to Texas. Tina has attended many leadership courses, such as Landmark Education, Dale Carnegie Communications and Tony Robbins. She has her bachelor of science in marketing, is pursuing her MBA and is passionate about continuous learning. Tina brings over 15 years of marketing experience in hospitality, medical and retail. She is currently a community engagement and program director of a significant medical chain, Gulf Coast Division. She serves nonprofits and works with other organizations to build their workforce and better their future. She is passionate about different cultures and loves all kinds of animals. You will always find Tina cooking, traveling, or petting the family pet on your friend's living room floor.
  • Gloria Bounds - Member-at-Large
    Gloria Bounds has worked in the community relations space for 16 years. She believes that community relations is a key function of companies and their goals. Building relationships with key stakeholders, driving employee engagement and enhancing a positive reputation play a key role in our strategic efforts. In her role, Gloria focuses on local strategic partnerships, CenterPoint Energy Foundation grantmaking (focusing on community vitality and education) and employee engagement. She joined CCRC several years ago because she values the networking opportunities with peers and learning from others In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family to new destinations and volunteering with local organizations such as the Latin Women’s Initiative and her boys’ elementary school.
  • Chloe Cacciaguida - Communications and Outreach Manager
    Chloe Cacciaguida is an impact-driven communications manager who specializes in business communications, organizational cohesion and change management. She’s held positions in communications and marketing for a wide-range of businesses, including large global environments to nonprofits and startups. Currently, she serves as the business communications manager for Zoox, a groundbreaking autonomous vehicle company dedicated to transforming personal transportation through its cutting-edge technology and design of electric, autonomous robotaxis. She is passionate about identifying and implementing communications strategies that contribute to a brighter future.
  • 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.
  • Mary Catherine Graham - Vice President and 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.
  • Tina Chen - Secretary
    Tina Chen is a proud immigrant from Taiwan who trekked to the U.S. in the early '80s. Her parents have always had entrepreneurial hearts, which led them to several movements from Texas to California and a full circle back to Texas. Tina has attended many leadership courses, such as Landmark Education, Dale Carnegie Communications and Tony Robbins. She has her bachelor of science in marketing, is pursuing her MBA and is passionate about continuous learning. Tina brings over 15 years of marketing experience in hospitality, medical and retail. She is currently a community engagement and program director of a significant medical chain, Gulf Coast Division. She serves nonprofits and works with other organizations to build their workforce and better their future. She is passionate about different cultures and loves all kinds of animals. You will always find Tina cooking, traveling, or petting the family pet on your friend's living room floor.
  • Gloria Bounds - Member-at-Large
    Gloria Bounds has worked in the community relations space for 16 years. She believes that community relations is a key function of companies and their goals. Building relationships with key stakeholders, driving employee engagement and enhancing a positive reputation play a key role in our strategic efforts. In her role, Gloria focuses on local strategic partnerships, CenterPoint Energy Foundation grantmaking (focusing on community vitality and education) and employee engagement. She joined CCRC several years ago because she values the networking opportunities with peers and learning from others In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her family to new destinations and volunteering with local organizations such as the Latin Women’s Initiative and her boys’ elementary school.
  • Chloe Cacciaguida - Communications and Outreach Manager
    Chloe Cacciaguida is an impact-driven communications manager who specializes in business communications, organizational cohesion and change management. She’s held positions in communications and marketing for a wide-range of businesses, including large global environments to nonprofits and startups. Currently, she serves as the business communications manager for Zoox, a groundbreaking autonomous vehicle company dedicated to transforming personal transportation through its cutting-edge technology and design of electric, autonomous robotaxis. She is passionate about identifying and implementing communications strategies that contribute to a brighter future.
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