Trust Across America - Trust Around The World TOP 100 THOUGHT LEADERS IN TRUSTWORTHY BUSINESS 2014


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While there are many “top” lists and awards, none specifically address trustworthy business - perhaps because the word “trust” presents a definitional challenge. For five years Trust Across America has been working with a growing team of experts to study, define and quantify organizational trust.

During the course of our research, we have met with and spoken to hundreds of experts, across a variety of professional disciplines who, when their efforts are combined, help create trustworthy organizations. As our understanding of trust deepens, so does our pool of exceptional candidates. Many of the honorees are well-known CEOs and leadership experts, while others are quietly working behind the scenes as teachers and researchers. We intend to shine the spotlight on both groups, to redirect the focus from the “scandal of the day” to the trustworthy leaders and organizations of the day.


What a remarkable year for the 4th Annual Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business, published by Trust Across America – Trust Around the World. This year we took a bold step by requesting a small nomination entry fee and limiting the number of applications to 250. This eliminated “ballot stuffing” and enabled us to pay a stipend to a panel of judges who assisted us in selecting our final list of honorees.

After the close of our ten-week nomination period in mid-November, 2013, our team of judges independently reviewed a roster of current honorees and new nominations. The naming or exclusion from the 2014 list required the vote of at least two judges.

The results have been tabulated and we believe the 2014 honoree selection is undoubtedly our highest quality and best yet. We hope you agree.

In the tradition we began last year, we dedicate our 2014 Top Thought Leaders to Nelson Mandela who became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business 2014
(presented alphabetically)

  1. Patricia Aburdene - A world-renown speaker, author and advocate of corporate transformation. Having won global recognition as co-author of the Megatrends books, Patricia now inspires audiences with a concrete blueprint of how values and consciousness will transform business. Her newest book is Megatrends 2010: the Rise of Conscious Capitalism.

  2. Andy Atkins - Since 2009 Andy has been the lead author and researcher for Interaction Associates' annual Building Trust research studies, one of the most in-depth and leading ongoing studies about trust. Five years of research on trust and leadership have provided important insights into workplace trust, and what drives it - as well as the link between trust and financial success.

  3. John Baldoni - Passionate about truth, purpose, clarity, and transparency in business, John is a leading consultant, and though he has written a dozen leadership books, his personal favorite and the one closest to his heart is LEAD WITH PURPOSE: Giving Your Organization A Reason To Believe In Itself. He educates in order to help organizations grow with a purpose and vision that can be felt throughout the ranks of a corporation.

  4. William Benner - One of three founding partners who developed and applies the Triscendence Trust Assessment for Leadership Teams (TTALT) with government and business clients. The assessment measures trust-related behaviors, and offers an internal versus external perspective on the current levels of trust between team members and with the team leader.

  5. Donna Boehme - An internationally recognized authority in the field of organizational compliance and ethics with 20+ years experience designing and managing global compliance and ethics solutions. As Principal of Compliance Strategists LLC, Boehme has advised a wide spectrum of private, public, governmental, academic and non-profit entities. She serves on the respective boards of the RAND Center of Corporate Ethics and Governance and the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance & Ethics among others.

  6. Hank Boerner - Chairman of Governance & Accountability Institute. Hank is recognized for his expertise in dealing with a broad range of ESG factors and issues.

  7. Andrea Bonime-Blanc - CEO and founder of GEC Risk Advisory LLC, a strategic governance, risk, ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility management consulting and board advisory firm ( Projects include governance, risk and reputation management including global anti-corruption, supply chain, risk management and restructuring and board-level exercises and education.

  8. Dan Bross - Microsoft's Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship and leads a team with Citizenship responsibilities focused on strategic issues management, CSR reporting, stakeholder engagement and strategic partnership management.

  9. Elaine Cohen - CEO of Beyond Business Ltd - Elaine is the Joint CEO of BeyondBusiness Ltd, a leading CSR consulting and reporting firm, offering a wide range of consulting services for the strategic development of social and environmental responsibility of businesses, reporting and assurance using the GRI and Accountability frameworks, and reporting on application of Global Compact principles.

  10. Doug Conant - The New York Times bestselling author of Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments, and the formed CEO of Campbell Soup, Doug founded Conant Leadership in 2011, a growing community of people dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century.

  11. Randy Conley - Global Trust Practice Leader at The Ken Blanchard Companies. He oversees the development and implementation of the company’s Trustworks! Training curriculum and consults with clients to help them develop more trustworthy leaders and business practices.

  12. Stephen M.R. Covey - Co-founder and CEO of CoveyLink Worldwide with Greg Link. A sought-after and compelling keynote speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics, and high performance. He is the author/co-author of several books including The SPEED of Trust and Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World.

  13. Lolly Daskal - Founder of Lead from Within, a global consultancy that has counseled heads of state, consulted to CEOs of large multinationals, and coached budding entrepreneurs. As a speaker, coach and consultant, Lolly is passionate about heart-based leadership and the value of personal integrity.

  14. Peter C. DeMarco - The founder and President of Priority Thinking®. Peter helps leaders and their teams achieve significant performance improvements while reducing risks and embedding ethical power into decision making at all levels. He also facilitates leadership and ethics education programs for nonprofits, for profits and top business schools. His work includes turnarounds, crisis intervention, and helping organizations work through complex regulatory demands.

  15. Daniel Diermeier - A professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, and Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. He is director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship, where his work focuses on reputation management, political and regulatory risk, crisis management, and integrated strategy. He is the author of Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset.

  16. Robert Easton - Bob is a Senior Managing Director at Accenture, where he has been for the past 15 years. He specializes in managing a select few of Accenture’s largest global clients within the healthcare industry. Bob is well known for the contributions he has made to building trust based relationships. He is the creator and designer of the Ways of Working program implemented at a large Global Life Sciences company where he has personally trained hundreds of Client and Accenture people across the world.

  17. Richard Edelman - President and CEO of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm with 66 offices and 4,500 employees worldwide. Perhaps best known for the Edelman Trust Barometer, now in its 14th year, Richard believes that the field of PR must turn its attention to public engagement which centers on communication that is bottom up, social, radically transparent, values-led and rooted in action that delivers a demonstrable impact.

  18. Jed Emerson - An internationally recognized thought leader in sustainability and sustainable finance, impact investing, social entrepreneurship and strategic philanthropy. Emerson has played founder roles with some of the nation's leading venture philanthropy, community venture capital and social enterprises.

  19. Tasha Eurich - A proud leadership geek, executive coach, speaker, and author of New York Times and USA Today bestseller Bankable Leadership: Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, and Power to Deliver Both, Dr. Eurich helps organizations succeed by improving the effectiveness of their leaders and teams.

  20. Mark S. Fernandes - As Chief Leadership Officer at Luck Companies, a 90-year-old privately held building materials company in its third generation of family ownership, he and the founding family CEO have initiated an aggressive values development program for all its employees that has radically transformed the company’s culture. Mark has been charged with taking this mission around the world to ignite human potential through Values Based Leadership (VBL) and positively impact lives.

  21. Peter Firestein - President of Global Strategic Communications, Firestein is a strategic advisor to senior corporate management. He helps them build market value and sustainability by strengthening support among investors and social stakeholders. His book is Crisis of Character – Building Corporate Reputation in the Age of Skepticism.

  22. R. Edward Freeman - Elis and Signe Olsson Professor, Freeman is academic director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics. He is a senior fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

  23. Francis Fukuyama - Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), resident in FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He has written a number of books, among them Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity.

  24. Leslie Gaines-Ross - Chief Reputation Strategist at Weber Shandwick, responsible for thought leadership. She is a corporate strategist, blogger and author of CEO Capital: A Guide to Building CEO Reputation and Company Success and Corporate Reputation: 12 Steps to Safeguarding and Recovering Reputation.

  25. Robert Galford - A managing partner of the Center for Leading Organizations. Robert has taught executive programs for more than 20 years, including 12 years at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, 5 years for the National Association of Corporate Directors and on customized programs worldwide. Listed as one of the 100 Thought Leaders on Corporate Boards. Rob is the co-author of The Trusted Advisor, The Trusted Leader and Your Leadership.

  26. David Gebler - Executive Fellow at the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University and is on the International Advisory Board of Suffolk University’s Graduate Program in Ethics and Public Policy, where he co-teaches a course in Business Ethics. Author of Creating a Culture of Compliance and The Power Values: How Commitment, Integrity, and Transparency Clear the Roadblocks to Performance.

  27. Paul Gennaro - One of the leading voices on the subject of ethics communications. He is the Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for AECOM Technology Corp., a Fortune 500 firm with over $8 billion in annual revenue and 45,000 employees including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management professionals serving clients in more than 140 countries.

  28. Mary Gentile - Creator and Director of the "Giving Voice to Values" curriculum and Senior Research Scholar at Babson College; expert on ethical decision making; and author of Giving Voice to Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right.

  29. Bill George - Professor of management practice at Harvard Business School. He is the author of four best-selling books 7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis, True North, Finding Your True North, and Authentic Leadership.

  30. John Gerzema - As Executive Chairman overseeing insights for Young & Rubicam Group and WPP’s BAV Consulting, John is a sought-after analyst on leadership, marketing and consumer insights. His latest book, The Athena Doctrine: How Women (And The Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future—explores the rise of feminine competencies and values and their impact on leadership, policy and innovation.

  31. David Grayson - The Director of Cranfield University Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility. David’s major interest is how companies embed a commitment to corporate responsibility so that this is built-in to business purpose and strategy rather than being just a bolt-on to business operations; and how this then becomes a source of business opportunities.

  32. Charles H. Green - Speaker and executive educator on trust-based relationships and trust-based selling in complex businesses. The author of Trust-based Selling and co-author of The Trusted Advisor and The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook.

  33. Liz Guthridge - Connect Consulting Group, where Liz acts as managing partner, facilitates responsibility, trust, and credibility through practices such as the Silent Sugarcoated Moose?. Liz is an expert in change leadership, transformational change, strategic communication and brain-based coaching, all drawing from the latest thinking in contemporary neuroscience, research from positive psychology, adult learning theory, systems theory, change theory and communications.

  34. Nadine Hack - CEO of beCause Global Consulting, Hack was first woman to serve as Executive-in-Residence at IMD Business School (2010-2012). She has advised Fortune 500 companies, heads of state and other global leaders or organizations on clarifying and achieving their goals. She is particularly respected for her work on stakeholder engagement and multi-sector partnerships.

  35. Hazel Henderson - Founder of Ethical Markets Media, a futurist, evolutionary economist and author of award-winning Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, and developer with Calvert Group of the widely used alternative to GNP, the Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators.

  36. Frances Hesselbein - President and CEO of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute. Mrs. Hesselbein was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor. The award recognized her leadership as CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., her role as the Founding President of the Drucker Foundation, and her service as "a pioneer for women, volunteerism, diversity and opportunity".

  37. Faisal Hoque - Serial entrepreneur, thought leader, and author, Faisal Hoque is the founder of MiND2MiND Exchange, B2BForeSight and other companies. His goal is to help businesses around the world lead and do better. Formerly of GE and other global brands, he regularly contributes to Fast Company, and Huffington Post.

  38. David Horsager - An author, entrepreneur, professor, and award-winning keynote speaker who researches and speaks on the bottom-line impact of trust. David's signature speech and book The Trust Edge have inspired leaders and motivated teams toward greater results on four continents and across the U.S.

  39. Tony Hsieh - CEO of Zappos and the author of Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose. Tony "believe(s) that getting the culture right is the most important thing a company can do."

  40. Herve Humler - President and Chief Operations Office of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. As one of the original founders, Humler helped create the Credo and Motto for which the company has been known for 30 years. It is a daily reminder and guiding principle for how the hotels he oversees should be operated and the way the 35,000 Ladies and Gentlemen of the company should be treated. Humler still utilizes The Ritz-Carlton (original) Credo as his roadmap to success, which has won company numerous awards over decades. The motto advises it’s Ladies and Gentlemen every morning in a lineup session to treat their guests as they would like to be treated.

  41. Karin Hurt - With nearly two decades of experience leading with trust at Verizon, Karen has diverse executive leadership experience in sales, customer service, human resources, merger integration, training and leadership development. Her award winning blog, Let's Grow Leaders, has become an International forum for discussion about leading authentically, with confident humility.

  42. Mitch Jackson - Vice President Environmental Affairs and Sustainability at FedEx Corporation. He develops the sustainability strategy and vision to ensure that FedEx minimizes its environmental footprint while still delivering outstanding customer service. Mitch shares environmental leadership insight at

  43. Michael Josephson - One of the nation’s most sought-after and quoted ethicists. Founder and president of Josephson Institute and its Character Counts! project, he has conducted programs for more than 100,000 leaders in government, business, education, sports, law enforcement, journalism, law, and the military.

  44. Barbara Brooks Kimmel - The Co-founder and Executive Director of Trust Across America – Trust Around the World, Barbara has spent the past five years building organizational trust through collaboration. She has created a global network of likeminded professionals who are leading with trust. Barbara is the editor of Trust Inc., Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset.

  45. Jim Kouzes - The Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and an award-winning speaker, cited by the Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best executive educators in the U.S. He is the co-author of over thirty books and workbooks, including the bestselling The Leadership Challenge.

  46. Beverly Kracher - CEO/Executive Director of the Business Ethics Alliance, and holds the Robert B. Daugherty Endowed Chair in Business Ethics & Society in the College of Business at Creighton University. Beverly has driven Omaha’s Business Ethics Alliance to be the most comprehensive, CEO-engaged, city-level business ethics organization in the nation. She is the 2013 Greater Omaha Business Woman of the Year because of this excellence and its synergies of strengthening the community.

  47. Roderick M. Kramer - The William R. Kimball Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Kramer’s research focuses on a variety of topics, including the psychology of trust and distrust. Kramer has also consulted with numerous organizations on issues of trust and distrust, leadership, group decision-making, and creativity.

  48. Deb Krizmanich - Founder of Powernoodle, a company that helps people collaborate in a way that fundamentally drives business results via trust and integrity. By virtue of being anonymous, Powernoodle provides individuals with a safe environment to express their ideas, thoughts and opinions even if it is in direct opposition or conflict with others.

  49. Par Larshans - Chief Sustainability Officer, Max Burgers, a Swedish, family owned fast-food company founded in 1968. As well as his work at Max, Pär also lectures on behalf of the Swedish foreign ministry/Swedish Institute. In this capacity, he works with leaders from China, Russia and many other countries on sustainable leadership in both business and society.

  50. Holly Latty-Mann - The President and co-founder (with the late Dr. Jim Farr) of The Leadership Trust®. Holly specializes in facilitating leadership workshops with a self-awareness focus. She performs comprehensive customized leadership impact studies, corporate assessments, organizational development initiatives, team-building workshops and strategic culture studies for diverse businesses and industries.

  51. Stanley S. Litow - IBM's Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of IBM’s Foundation. Under his leadership, IBM has been widely regarded as the global leader in Corporate Citizenship and praised for societal and environmental leadership, labor practices, and civic leadership.

  52. Linda Locke - A Senior Vice President at Standing Partnership, Linda consults with organizations on how to improve their reputations. She helps them understand whether or not they are trusted, and which business strategies, actions and decisions would help them become more trusted and what they can do to mitigate risk. Previously she conceptualized, created and led the global corporate reputation practice for MasterCard Worldwide as Group Head and Senior Vice President.

  53. Eric Lowitt - Eric Lowitt advises CEOs, senior public officials, and leaders of nongovernmental organizations in the fields of strategy, collaboration, and sustainability. He is the author of The Future of Value; his new book, The Collaboration Economy, provides a path toward inclusive growth that addresses our most vexing global challenges. He has consulted and advised companies for nearly two decades with Accenture, Fidelity Investments, and Deloitte Consulting and earned his MBA from The Wharton School. Eric is the Managing Director of Nexus Global Advisors, a leading strategy, collaboration, and sustainability advisory firm.

  54. James Lukaszewski - The trusted strategic advisor leaders call during crisis, disaster, reputation attacks, contentiousness and when the boss's reputation is at stake. Lukaszewski’s strategies inspire management behavior toward constructive, ethical problem resolving. His newest book Lukaszewski On Crisis Communication: What Your CEO Needs to Know About Reputation Risks and Crisis Management.

  55. Robert Porter Lynch - An internationally renowned expert in the field of cooperative strategic alliances, the basis for which is trust. He is a published author of many books and articles, a university professor, and a consultant to global corporations, nonprofits, and government organizations, all on the subject of alliances and cooperation.

  56. Chris MacDonald - An Associate Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. The focus of his teaching is primarily Business Ethics, though he is also the co-author of a best-selling textbook on Critical Thinking. He has published widely in business ethics, professional ethics, health-care ethics and moral philosophy. For many years, he has been the author of The Business Ethics Blog, the world's #1 blog on that topic.

  57. Edward Marshall - A trusted partner who works with senior leadership to transform their cultures and organizations to achieve significant results through trust and collaboration. Edward has been President of The Marshall Group, Inc. for over 25 years. He has facilitated more than 100 change projects. He has focused his professional life on addressing the question “How” people work best together.

  58. Jack Marshall - The President and founder of ProEthics, Jack personally develops its original training programs. He is also its primary ethics trainer, having created and facilitated more than 200 different interactive seminars, retreats and training sessions on ethics, compliance, leadership, management, and harassment.

  59. Michael Maslansky - Michael advises Fortune 500 corporations, industry associations, major litigation practices and non-profit organizations on what to say, how to say it and, most importantly, why it matters. How CEOs, companies, and entire industries communicate – whether during crises, in advertising and public relations campaigns, or with investors, Congress or the American people – often means the difference between success and failure. He is the author of The Language of Trust.

  60. Roger C. Mayer - A Professor of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University. Mayer’s research is focused on trust, employee decision-making, attitudes and effectiveness. A leading scholar on trust in organizations, his research has been published in many premiere scholarly journals; it has been cited thousands of times in the published literature across a wide variety of fields. In 2013 Mayer received a $1.28M three-year grant to study trust within a global context.

  61. Timothy McClimon - President of the American Express Foundation and head of the Office of Corporate Social Responsibility for eight years. Previously, he managed CSR and philanthropy for AT&T and has also worked in government, law and nonprofit organizations. Tim has been recognized as one of The Nonprofit Times Top 50 nonprofit leaders in 2012 and 2013, and he has also served as a David Rockefeller Fellow with the New York City Partnership. Besides his positions in corporate social responsibility and corporate philanthropy, Tim writes a weekly blog on CSR.

  62. Jon Mertz - Having chosen to invest in building and strengthening the relationships across generations in the workplace and beyond, Jon is an advocate and thought leader in helping millennials discover their uniquely powerful expression as leaders so they can make the biggest possible contribution in the world. Jon blogs at Thin Difference.

  63. Philip Mirvis - Organizational psychologist whose research and private consulting centers on large-scale organizational change and the impact of business on society. Author of The Cynical Americans (on public trust) and Beyond Good Company (on CSR). Phil is a team member of The Global Network for Corporate Citizenship.

  64. Monika Mitchell - Founder and CEO of Good Business International, and an internationally known business ethics and women’s leadership expert. She is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and founding member of the NGO Values & Business Working Group where she focuses on economic empowerment for women in developing nations. She founded Good Business International, Inc. (Good-b) in 2008 based on her deep belief in the need for 21st century business to become a social force for good.

  65. Guido Mollering - A professor of Organization and Management and EWE Chair of Economic Organization and Trust, School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Jacobs University in Germany. One of his main areas of research is in organizational trust. Guido is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Trust Research.

  66. Brian Moriarty - Adjunct Professor of Management Communications Darden School of Business and the Director at the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics where he leads the Project on Public Trust in Business.

  67. Mike Myatt - Mike believes that “trust is the cornerstone of leadership.” He is a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and Boards, is widely regarded as America's Top CEO Coach, recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the preeminent leadership thinkers globally, is the author of Hacking Leadership and Leadership Matters, a Forbes leadership columnist, a Senior Fellow at The Gordian Institute, and serves as chief executive officer at N2growth.

  68. Jamie Notter - A consultant, speaker, and author who helps organizations achieve better performance through stronger cultures. Jamie started his career in the field of international conflict resolution, where he spent six years designing and delivering training programs in areas of ethnic conflict. He is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University and the co-author of Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World.

  69. Rajeev Peshawria - CEO of the Iclif Leadership & Governance Centre in Malaysia, author of Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders, and a regular writer for Forbes and Mint-Wall Street Journal, Rajeev has extensive global experience in leadership development with a particular focus on developing and delivering on business strategy. He has been Chief Learning Officer of both Coca-Cola and Morgan Stanley, and has formerly held senior positions at American Express and Goldman Sachs.

  70. Joel Peterson - currently serves as Chairman of JetBlue Airways. Joel is also the Founding Partner of Peterson Partners and has been teaching entrepreneurial management at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business for over 20 years. Joel frequently writes about trust in business as a Forbes blogger.

  71. Barry Posner - A leadership scholar for over 30 years, Barry is one of the leading researchers in leader credibility and exemplary leadership practices. His work on credibility, with coauthor Jim Kouzes, deepens our understanding of the importance of trustworthiness as an essential leader quality. He is Accolti Endowed Professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, where he served as dean of the school for twelve years. Barry is the coauthor of the award-winning book, The Leadership Challenge.

  72. Michael Randel - Randel Consulting Associates has more than 20 years of international experience with global outcomes. Their work ranges from huge international players such as the World Bank, to local community organizations working to bring diverse stakeholders together to build trust for common action. A certified professional facilitator and the Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators.

  73. Roy Reid - As Executive Director of Communications at the University of Central Florida College of Business, Roy is part of a team that is working to change a culture and improve the landscape of business education. He is an award-winning business expert and author of Outrageous Trust®, a program that provides a framework and understanding of how to improve outcomes by earning and improving trust.

  74. David Reiling - Social entrepreneur and values-based community banker David is CEO of the Minnesota-based and family-owned Sunrise Banks. He is also a national advocate for financial inclusion who has pledged to make Sunrise “the most innovative bank empowering the underserved to achieve” in order to “radically change the way urban communities and underserved people access financial services.” He is a winner of Ernst & Young’s first-ever Socially Responsible Business award.

  75. Dennis & Michelle Reina - Founders of Reina, a Trust Building Consultancy. This husband and wife team are thought leaders in measuring, developing and restoring trust through 23 years of research and practice in the US and abroad. They are co-authors of the award winning books Trust & Betrayal in the Workplace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization and Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace: Seven Steps for Renewing Confidence, Commitment and Energy.

  76. Laura Rittenhouse - President of Rittenhouse Rankings Inc, a CEO advisory and investor relations company that conducts an annual benchmark survey of CEO candor. This research shows that companies consistently striving to promote candor will typically gain competitive advantage and superior market performance. Rittenhouse is the author of Buffett’s Bites and Do Business with People You Can Trust.

  77. Diana Rivenburgh - As the President & CEO Of Strategic Imperatives, Diana works with companies to help them shed old school practices and to understand the game-changing technological, social, environmental, and economic forces permanently altering today's business landscape. In her new book, THE NEW CORPORATE FACTS OF LIFE: Rethink Your Business To Transform Today's Challenges Into Tomorrow's Profits, she writes, "Two words should guide your efforts to engage stakeholders: respect and trust.

  78. Nan Russell - From being the architect and influence leader of a culture transformation while a Vice President at QVC, to today as the author of four business books including: Trust, Inc.: How to Create a Business Culture that Ignites Passion, Engagement, and Innovation. Nan’s work has always been about being a catalyst for creating workplaces founded on trust where people can show up and do great work.

  79. Carol Sanford - Has lead major consulting efforts in both Fortune 500 and new-economy businesses for more than 30 years. Carol believes that business can and will play a major role in creating a better world. She is the author of The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success.

  80. Howard Schultz - CEO of Starbucks. Asked the secret of his success, Schultz recounts four principles: "Don't be threatened by people smarter than you. Compromise anything but your core values. Seek to renew yourself even when you are hitting home runs. And everything matters."

  81. Jeffrey Seglin - Lecturer of public policy and director of the communications program at Harvard Kennedy School, writes "The Right Thing," a weekly column on general ethics that has been syndicated by Tribune Media Services since September 2010. From 2004 through 2010, he wrote an ethics column distributed by The New York Times Syndicate. He is the author of The Right Thing: Conscience, Profit and Personal Responsibility in Today's Business.

  82. Prakash Sethi - University Distinguished Professor of Management in the Zicklin School of Business, Prakash is an expert in the field of international business including globalization, corporate strategy, and sustainable business practices, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and business ethics. He is the creator of CSR-S Monitor, which is a first of its kind Index that analyzes corporate social responsibility-sustainability reports of large corporations from around the world.

  83. Simon Sinek - Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. A trained ethnographer, he is the author of two books: the global best seller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action and his newest book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.

  84. Frank Sonnenberg - Marketing strategist and founder of Sonnenberg & Partners. Author of over 300 articles and four books including Managing with a Conscience: How to Improve Performance Through Integrity, Trust, and Commitment, (2nd ed.) Industry Week selected the first edition as one of the top ten business books of the year.

  85. Dave Stangis - Vice President- Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility and President- Campbell Soup Foundation. Dave designs Campbell's overarching CSR, sustainability and community affairs strategy, including its efforts to drive environmental sustainability and make a measureable impact on the health of young people in Campbell communities.

  86. Susan Stautberg - Co-Founder, Co-Chair, and CEO of Women Corporate Directors (WCD), and President, PartnerCom Corporation, Susan believes building trust in corporations starts with changing the minds and make-up of the people at the top- the board. Today, with 2500+ members serving on 3500+ boards in 57 chapters in over 30 countries, WCD under Susan's leadership has become one of the leading agents in advancing corporate governance, improving director education, and increasing diversity on boards globally.

  87. Roger Steare - The Corporate Philosopher, Roger is Visiting Professor of Organizational Ethics, and Corporate Philosopher in Residence at the Cass Business School in London, where he teaches on the Executive MBA. He is conducting extensive research on human character, judgment and behavior, and has published research jointly with PwC based on over 80,000 MoralDNA™ profiles of people in over 200 countries. Roger is the author of ethicability®: How to decide what’s right and find the courage to do it.

  88. James Strock - A best-selling author, acclaimed speaker on leadership and citizen servant who speaks across the U.S. and around the world. Jim is a recognized authority on the theory and practice of 21st century leadership. He is the author of Serve to Lead: Your Transformational 21st Century Leadership System. This book presents a new, 21st century take on leadership, management, and communications.

  89. John Taft - The CEO of RBC Wealth Management. As the great-grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft, John comes from a distinguished family well known for its commitment to integrity. This family legacy informs his belief in the importance of staying true to his core principles of Purposefulness, Humility, Accountability, Foresight and Integrity. John will continue to be a leader in financial reform, encouraging lawmakers and regulators to strike a balance on reform measures that will help ensure the U.S. avoids future financial crises. He serves on the Future of Finance Advisory Council of the CFA Institute.

  90. Davia Temin - The Founder of Temin & Co., Davia is a marketing, media and reputation strategist, crisis manager and coach. She serves as the spokesperson for major organizations during crisis, coaches numerous global CEOs, is a frequent and popular public speaker, and advises worldwide corporations on the strategic direction of their women's councils. Davia has appeared as a guest on every major network in the US, and numerous local and national television shows around the world.

  91. Jeffrey Thomson - President and CEO of the IMA, the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business. He is considered an expert on risk management, and a global thought leader in the emerging area of GRC - governance, risk and compliance. He is quoted as saying "Make values your anchor."

  92. Linda Fisher Thornton - A leadership development consultant and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership at the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Her focus is on building high-trust work places where employees can do their best work. Author of 7 Lenses, Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership.

  93. Richard Tofel - The President of ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Their work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” Propublica produces journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them. Richard was formerly Assistant Publisher of the Wall Street Journal.

  94. Eric Uslaner - Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland-College Park, where he has taught since 1975, and author of The Moral Foundations of Trust. Eric is also the author of Corruption, Inequality, and the Rule of Law.

  95. Robert Vanourek - Has served as CEO of five companies during his thirty-year business career. As the former CEO, Bob guided Sensormatic and Recognition Equipment (both NYSE firms) through successful turnarounds. Bob is co-author, with his son Gregg, of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical and Enduring Organizations, a 2013 USA Best Book Awards winner. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Vail Leadership Institute.

  96. Curtis Verschoor - Following a successful financial career as the corporate controller of Colgate Palmolive Company, Mr. Verschoor now volunteers for professional organizations and serves on the board of several nonprofits. He is a founding member of the Institute of Management Accountant’s Committee on Ethics and has played an instrumental role in developing their business ethics thought leadership.

  97. Terry Waghorn - The CEO of the Katerva ( whose mission is to create the world’s first truly open global platform for change. Terry is a bestselling author, speaker and thought leader on business strategy and innovation. He is the co-author with Ken Blanchard of Mission Possible. Terry blogs at Forbes on leadership and innovation.

  98. Chip Weiant - The national director of the Better Business Bureau’s Center for Character Ethics a leading provider of leadership character and organizational ethics assessment, training and recognition. Chip’s work at the center was honored with the 2008 Sir John Templeton Freedom Award in Ethics. Chip served six years as the founding director of the Sagamore Institute's Center for Civic Character and currently serves as a Sagamore fellow.

  99. Todd Welch - Co-founder of Charter Partners and Charter Partners Institute that teaches high school and college students cooperative entrepreneurship. He co-authored the book Trust, How to put "IT" back in business and in 2013 completed production of a film, Trusting Todd, about a 1000 day Trust Tour he took across America.

  100. Robert Whipple - The CEO of Leadergrow Incorporated, an organization devoted to the development of leaders. Also known as "The TRUST Ambassador,” Bob is a nationally recognized consultant, author and teacher, and an expert at helping organizations build higher levels of TRUST. Author of three books including Leading with Trust is like Sailing Downwind.