EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—Kari Stoever has joined MWW Group to lead a newly created corporate affairs practice, directing the firm’s global corporate social responsibility division and establishing a new practice to lead multiplatform engagement initiatives. Stoever joins as senior vice president and practice leader, bringing 15 years of experience in global strategy, fundraising and leadership experience with non-profit, NGO’s and government agencies.
Prior to joining MWW Group, Stoever was the president and founder of Meliora Global, a firm focused on growth strategies for nonprofits and social ventures, where she helped clients build multi-sector collaborative partnerships to achieve their local, regional or global goals.
Prior to her role at Meliora, she helped establish and was the managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, where she managed more than $37 million in grants by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She also spent a year working for the Department of Defense at the United States Army Medical Research Institute for infectious diseases managing anthrax and other biodefense studies.
Also joining the corporate affairs team as vice president is Megan Torres, who comes to MWW with more than 10 years of experience in corporate, nonprofit and government environments. Before joining MWW Group, Torres served as the policy advocacy specialist at UNICEF, where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of policy advocacy projects and providing support to the advocacy unit’s ongoing work and coordination, particularly in the area of social and economic policy.
Torres has also served as the director of communications at buildOn, a national nonprofit working to increase access to education and eliminate extreme poverty.