FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Top Thought Leaders in Trust 2019


January 29, 2019


Barbara Kimmel, CEO and Cofounder
Trust Across America - Trust Around the World
(908) 879-6625
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Trust Across America 2019 Top Thought Leaders Announced

CHESTER, NEW JERSEY, January 29, 2019. Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW), global leaders in organizational trust honors its 2019 Top Thought Leaders in Trust. The awards program, now in its 9th year, celebrates professionals who are transforming the way organizations do business.

While a growing number of global "top" lists and awards are published, no others address trust, perhaps because the word itself presents a definitional challenge. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, TAA-TAW has been working with a growing team of global cross-functional professionals to study, define and quantify interpersonal trust and organizational trustworthiness.

According to Barbara Kimmel, CEO and Cofounder, "As in the past, the release of our 2019 honors brings the focus to those who are the global champions of trust. The timing coincides with our 10th anniversary and the rollout of Phase II of our Trust Alliance Principles (TAP), allowing leaders and teams to self assess and discuss their commitment to trust as an intentional business strategy. This year we recognize ninety one individuals whose professional endeavors include leadership, culture, compliance and ethics, innovation, reputation and risk management, governance, communications, employee engagement, sales and customer service. Our honorees represent the largest global and functionally diverse group to date. Approximately 30% are women."

We present our honorees in five categories:

This year TAA-TAW is presenting its Lifetime Achievement Award to five professionals who have maintained Top Thought Leader status for five years, and their names are being permanently memorialized on our website. They are Bart Alexander, Richard Fagerlin, Ellen Hunt, Michael Josephson and Deb Mills-Scofield. We congratulate all of our honorees whose work is shining a spotlight on the importance of trust and providing a roadmap for others to follow. They inspire organizations to look more closely at their higher create greater value for, and trust from all of their stakeholders, and understand trust is a "hard currency" with real returns.

The 2019 Lifetime Honorees can be accessed at this link, while complete details including our methodology, judges, award winners, articles and additional trust resources can be found in the Winter 2019 issue of TRUST! Magazine, available at no cost by registering here.

Trust Across America-Trust Around the World™ is a program of Next Decade, Inc., an award-winning communications firm that has been unraveling and simplifying complex subjects for over 20 years. TAA-TAW helps organizations build trust through an abundance of resources and ever expanding tools. It also provides a framework for organizations to improve trustworthy practices, and showcases individuals and organizations exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity.