Ira Almeas is the President of Impact 4 Goods, LLC, based in West Orange, New Jersey – the company he co-founded over 16 years ago, Impact 4 Good, creates interactive events for companies interested in corporate social responsibility (CSR). By creating 2-hour teambuilding activities in a ballroom; Impact 4 Good is able to source local beneficiaries and enhance the event with a meaningful give-back program. It’s affordable, effective and fits within most meeting agendas. The CSR programs have been managed within workplaces, ballrooms, cruise ships and internationally.
Ira is no stranger to corporate events. He founded a performance improvement company that has earned its niche as a highly creative organization that offers personalized service that can not be found in the larger IT houses. His success has led to many articles in incentive, marketing and travel trade publications highlighting creative use of incentives & meetings for Fortune 500 clients.
Ira has a marketing degree from the University of Maryland and has been involved in the performance improvement industry for the last 30+ years. He has been an active member in the Incentive Research Foundation and has chaired many SITE committees as well as addressed numerous conferences concerning the incentive industry. Ira has lived abroad both in Japan and Spain and has traveled worldwide. He is married and has three children.
Ira believes that with success comes a responsibility to others. His vision for Impact 4 Good is that individuals will work more cohesively when they better understand other cultures in society. Helping others builds individual success in both the workplace and at home.
Alan Ranzer, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Impact 4 Good, is a leading voice in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement. Utilizing his M.A in International Development from American University in Washington, D.C, and years working for community-based non-profit organizations, Alan has built a successful career and business focused on bettering communities in need worldwide.
Under his leadership, Impact 4 Good has created and implemented hundreds of community service teambuilding programs for major corporations, engaging tens of thousands of attendees, which have contributed immeasurably to local charities in the United States and abroad during meetings and events. As a meetings industry CSR spokesman, he has presented at conferences for Corporate Meeting, Incentive, and association industry executives and meeting planners, and has been a panelist on many webinars on the topic of CSR. Additionally, he has been interviewed for or quoted in over 40 articles since 2005 in meeting/incentive industry publications, as well as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
Alan has worked for respected domestic and international non-profit organizations specializing in the field of community service. His career has included living and/or managing projects in Ecuador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Cape Verde, Indonesia, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and the West Bank and Gaza.
Throughout his career, Alan has maintained his passion for helping others and strives to share this passion with Impact 4 Good clients so they can enjoy the benefits of good corporate teamwork combined with good community citizenship.
He and his wife Beth have two children and live in Bethesda, Maryland.
Tom Farndon is the Creative Director at Impact 4 Good, responsible for the creation and implementation of mold-breaking virtual and in-person teambuilding programs for clients all across the world.
As a seasoned professional with over 15 years of emcee experience and 6 years of CSR experience, Tom knows what makes the crowd tick, and is able to pull together the energy of icebreakers and team-centric activities into a common cause: making a difference for charity organizations. Passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility, Tom makes sure to infuse every speech and every event with a sense of purpose.
Tom holds a BA in English from Boston University and believes in the power of communication to make everlasting change in local communities. He loves to cook, travel, and embark on new adventures. He is also a part-time kayak tour guide on the Hudson River.
Ed Joesten is the Logistics Manager at Impact 4 Good. He graduated in May of 2017 from Seton Hall University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing. A true believer of “When Life Gives You Lemons, Trade Them For Coffee”. When not captaining softball, volleyball and flag football teams in recreational leagues, Ed is traveling around the world making new connections and creating priceless memories.
Cassidy Wagner is a Digital Logistics and Program Manager at Impact 4 Good. She is passionate about helping others and enjoys facilitating positive impacts on communities. Previously, she managed national and international tours for performance companies, taking her all over the United States, to Norway and the United Arab Emirates. Cassidy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from George Mason University, as well as a minor in business. Outside of work, she loves to be creative, read, travel, and hang out with her dog, Marley!
Dana Figueroa is a Program & Sales Coordinator at Impact 4 Good. She graduated in January of 2021 from Montclair State University (MSU) with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media Arts. Dana had the honor of working on marketing and transmedia campaigns for several clients during her time at MSU, including for the prestigious Motown Museum in her final semester. Prior to returning to school, Dana was pursuing a professional performance career. She has a love of dance, music, and theatre and spends her free time directing and choreographing theatrical productions around the tri-state area.
Kerry Hewitt has worked in operations and logistics in the meeting planning and teambuilding industry for 15 years. She is a Program Manager for Impact for Good, a corporate social responsibility teambuilding company, who feels strongly in connecting clients to in-need community organizations and providing the best possible event experience. She has developed processes and program materials for event implementation and assisted in the pivot to online programs during the pandemic. As part of the Impact Team, she has used her attention to detail and creativity to help Impact grow by providing seamless quality virtual and live programs.
Kerry has a BA in Art Education from William Paterson University and continues to paint and has several works in private collections. Kerry enjoys gardening and hiking with family, friends, and her Labrador Retriever, Molly.
Meghan Kilby is a Program Coordinator at Impact 4 Good. She recently graduated from Seton Hall University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Throughout college, Meghan had the privilege of interning with the New Jersey PGA as well as the Sussex County Miners Baseball Team which helped her gain experience in the event industry. Outside of work, she is an avid sports fan and enjoys going to sporting events with her friends and family. Go New York Rangers!!