CEO , Cross Sector Institute
Linda Lattimore is a seasoned lawyer, corporate executive and business strategist. Her skills and experience across industries, segments and geographies, enable Linda to articulate and represent the issues that are unique, and distinct, to the cultures and markets her clients serve. Linda has worked as the General Counsel for various multinational corporations and the Chief of the White-Collar Crime Section of the US Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas where she first chaired many noteworthy trials. An American who lived for many years in Peru and Mexico, Linda is fluent in Spanish, conversant in French and has traveled extensively throughout the world with her work as international corporate counsel.
Linda is a dedicated and passionate collaborator and visionary. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the WGN Global Fund, a 501c(3) that educates young women about social enterprise as a vehicle for change, and supports women who, because of socio-economic circumstances, would not otherwise have the tools to create businesses. Linda believes that social responsibility is critical to competitive edge and often consults on this new norm of business. She has received the International Humanitarian award from Ten Thousand Villages as well as being nominated for Woman of the Year for both San Diego Magazine and Austin Woman Magazine.
Linda is a well-regarded speaker and published author in the field of Sustained Leadership. She is committed to models that recognize the significance of social responsibility encouraging clients to create thriving social responsibility programs which have a direct impact on their bottom line. She is the Founder of Cross Sector Institute which includes Cross Sector Advantage (which offers small companies a toolkit to set up their own SR programs allowing them to compete in a world where social responsibility requisites have become the norm, Cross Sector Law (an educational platform (CLE) by and for socially responsible attorneys) and Cross Sector Gives (a community give-back program).