WHO WE ARE
Copper Strategic advises ambitious, mission-driven leaders in the non-profit and corporate sectors on effective social impact strategy. We unlock leadership potential in pursuit of social change. We believe the world needs a little more badassery for good.
THE COPPER DIFFERENCE
We’ve been there. We’ve lived it. We’ve been the CEO and the Board Chair. We’ve lived at the intersection of the public and private sectors. We’ve led through complexity, ambiguity, and downright hostility.
Co-founders Chris Korsmo and Sara Morris each bring three decades of experience in organizational leadership, strategy, and execution. We now help others navigate the technical aspects of management alongside the emotional complexity of leadership.
Why Copper? Copper is a conduit, used to achieve something else. It’s supple, yet strong. We and our clients adapt and flex to pursue mission-driven work bigger than ourselves.
“I can’t think of anyone who models integrity more than Sara Morris."
Kurt Dammeier, Founder and CEO, Sugar Mountain
While she hopes it doesn’t look like it, Chris has led social change work for more than three decades. Through numerous leadership roles across social impact sectors, Chris successfully led efforts to expand health care, improve educational outcomes, and expand access to services on behalf of children and families.
Sara Morris has spent her career leading social impact work in the public and private sectors. Prior to co-founding Copper Strategic, she was President of The Beecher’s Foundation and CEO of the Alliance for Education.
Mark Ashida, Humonic
Jon Bridge, Ben Bridge Jewelers
Jane Broom, Microsoft Corp.
Michael Brown, Seattle Foundation
Lisa Brummel, Seattle Storm
Jacques Colon, City of Tacoma
Tonya Dressel, Balmer Group (ret.)
Josh Edelman, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Matt Feldman, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
Steven Gottlieb, Gottlieb Group
Mari Horita, NHL Seattle
Erin Kahn, Erin Kahn Consulting
Rob McKenna, Orrick
Tom Stritikus, Fort Lewis University
Lynne Varner, Washington State University
Chad Waite, Earthstar Farms