Who We AreThe SilverParker Group is a consultancy specializing in stakeholder management, corporate reputation, corporate social responsibility, and public relations. The SilverParker Group is an internationally recognized consulting firm that specializes in helping companies, organizations and individuals make strategic connections with the stakeholders and constituencies that will shape their future. Those stakeholders and constituencies include employees, customers, national, state and local government officials, key influencers; and, women, African Americans, Latinos; Native Americans, Asians, LGBT, Millennials and Faith-Based communities.
The SilverParker Group is committed to following standards:
• Excellent counsel and service to all stakeholders
• Respect for all individuals
• Meeting all legal obligations
Esther Silver-Parker has made advocacy for social change a lifetime cause and professional calling. Before opening her firm in 2010, Silver-Parker served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where she was charged with the strategic planning and execution of the company’s corporate responsibility, reputation and relationship management among key national and international stakeholders. She also focused on issues that affect emerging markets and small businesses. Prior to this position, she served as Senior Vice President of Diversity Relations for Wal-Mart and was responsible for the company’s diversity strategy and she was a leader in establishing Wal-Mart’s office of diversity. She developed the company’s first diversity and inclusion strategy, grew supplier diversity procurement by $3 billion dollars, established a corporate external advisory council and developed Wal-Mart’s first stakeholder summit.
She is recognized for helping to transform Wal-Mart’s reputation among key stakeholders. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, Silver-Parker served 28 years in various public relations functions for AT&T, including Vice President of Corporate Affairs and President of the AT&T Foundation. She also directed AT&T’s National Constituency Relations and Issues Management Departments and led the company’s award-winning corporate social responsibility programs, including programs that grew the number of diverse people in such disciplines as engineering, business, arts and small business. Silver-Parker led AT&T’s public relations field offices in the Northeast, the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. She designed and implemented the plan to increase AT&T’s presence in local communities in the U.S. and developed the design for AT&T’s field public relations organization worldwide. She also developed AT&T first stakeholder relations organizations. She was the recipient of the Catherine Cleary Award, the highest leadership honor AT&T gives to an employee. Earlier in her career, she was an associate editor for Essence magazine and served as managing editor for the Review of Black Political Economy. During her corporate career, she served in volunteer leadership positions for over 50 national and international nonprofit organizations. She developed a next generation women’s leadership organization in South Africa and directly supports programs to assist women in completing their college education. Silver-Parker has served on more than 30 boards, including the Global Food Banking Network, Spelman College, Bennett College, Benedict College, North Carolina Central University, The Arkansas Women’s Foundation, The NAACP Special Contributions Committee, the Marketing Committee of the Southern Tennis Association, the Membership Committee of the United States Tennis Association, the board of Enterprising Women magazine , The International Women’s Forum, the High Museum, the Georgia Conservancy, Theatrical Outfit, the Education Committee of Museum of Modern Art, Girls Inc, and Georgia Council for the Arts.