President, The UPS Foundation
As president of The UPS Foundation, Ken Sternad is responsible for its global philanthropic initiatives, which totaled nearly $93.3 million in 2011. He manages volunteer programs, grants, education initiatives, relationships with diversity partners and disaster response activities. Sternad also focuses on leveraging UPS's financial, intellectual and physical assets to support organizations and programs that address urgent humanitarian relief, community safety, environmental sustainability, economic and global education, volunteerism and diversity.
A native of Norwalk, CT, Sternad received a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from Ohio Wesleyan University and completed graduate work in corporate and political communications at Fairfield University.
Sternad previously served as vice president of Public Relations for UPS, directing all media relations, reputation management, executive communications, financial communications and marketing public relations activities for the company worldwide.
After working as a daily newspaper reporter, Sternad began his UPS career in 1977 as a Communications supervisor. He was promoted to Public Relations manager in 1982 and to director of Media Relations in 1985. After managing UPS package delivery operations in Baltimore, Md. for two years, Sternad was named to head the Public Relations department in 1990.
In keeping with UPS's long-standing commitment to the community, Sternad serves on the Board of Trustees of the Points of Light Institute, the Board of Trustees of the U.S. Chamber's Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC), and serves as an alumni representative and chair of the Class Annual Fund for Ohio Wesleyan University. He a member of The Conference Board's Contributions Council, the Council on Foundations, the Arthur Page Society and is active with the Boy Scouts of America.
Sternad resides with his wife Judy in Norcross, GA. They have three children.