C.P. is a community outreach and fundraising professional with expertise in developing partnerships, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and volunteer programs. Currently, he works as a Market/Program Coordinator for an international, for-profit thrift retailer that, using a public-private partnership model, works with local community groups to raise funds. C.P. also owns his own small business where he works with business clients to create customized employee volunteerism and community service programs that can be measured and tied to business growth. From 2005-2013, C.P. was Director of Corporate Partnerships for SkillsUSA. Prior to this, he coordinated a community grants program for the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture. He began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa and has a BS from the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point.