René O. Deida

Director, Corporate and Community Engagement

Company: Prudential Financial
Role: Session Presenter

René O. Deida is the relationship manager for Prudential Retirement, Annuities, Human Resources and Global Business and Technology Solutions. In this capacity, he works with business units and corporate centers to develop effective strategies that address social needs and meet business objectives. Prior to his current role, René was a program officer with The Prudential Foundation where he managed the youth development, civic leadership, and business alignment portfolios. René developed Prudential’s first international philanthropic strategy, a series of programs to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations, and co-created a board placement program for Prudential’s emerging leaders of diverse backgrounds.

Before joining Prudential, René worked in his native Puerto Rico in a community development initiative working in public housing projects. He was also the executive director of a multi-service nonprofit organization in Newark, N.J. René has served on many nonprofit boards and advisory councils.

René holds a BA and MPA from Rutgers University in Newark and is currently an adjunct professor on nonprofit management at Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.

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