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Paula Luff is vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Hess Corporation, a global energy company based in New York City.
Luff, who joined Hess in August 2007, established and leads formal Social Responsibility and Philanthropy functions for the company.
Prior to joining Hess, she was senior director of Global Philanthropy for Pfizer Inc where she set strategy and led the teams that developed flagship programs in global health for the company and its foundation: the International Trachoma Initiative, the Diflucan Partnership Program, Global Health Fellows, the Infectious Diseases Institute, Connect HIV, Community Health Ventures and Regional Health Partnerships. She also represented Pfizer on philanthropy and global health issues with the media, public officials, bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations and other external stakeholders.
Luff was previously with CARE, the humanitarian organization fighting global poverty.
Luff holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and master’s degrees from New York University and the New School University.
Luff serves on the board of Philanthropy New York. She is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Leaders’ Forum. Luff also serves on the Center for Strategic & International Studies’ Executive Council on Development. She has served on the boards of Grantmakers in Health and Accordia (formerly the Academic Alliance Foundation for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa).