Juanita T. James is president and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. James is responsible for advancing the organization’s mission of promoting philanthropy to create systemic change in Fairfield County, CT fostering a vital and inclusive community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. Previously, James served as Pitney Bowes’ Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and enjoyed a 20-year career with Time Warner and Bertelsmann. She is currently a director for Asbury Automotive Group, First County Bank, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and CFLEADS. She is also a vice chair of the Board of Trustees at Lesley University, a Trustee Emerita of Princeton University and a former Trustee of the University of Connecticut. She has been recognized with numerous honors including Stamford, CT Citizen of the Year and Moffly Media’s Light a Fire Award, and has been named one of Savoy’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors and one of the NAACP’s 100 Most Influential Blacks in Connecticut.