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Welcome to the Trust Across America™ Consultants Collaborative. The following individuals are experts in various components of organizational trustworthiness, and are listed by specialty. Some of these experts serve as advisors with us in the construction of our programs. Others have recently joined our trust ecosystem. If you would like to be listed as a consultant, or know someone who you think should be listed, please contact: with your suggestions.


Charles H. Green is the author of Trust-Based Selling: Using Customer Focus and Collaboration to Build Long-Term Relationships and co-author of The Trusted Advisor. Charles works with complex organizations to improve trust in sales, internal trust between organizations, and trusted advisor relationships with external clients and customers. He spent 20 years in management consulting, and has an MBA (Harvard). A widely sought-after speaker and executive educator, he has published articles in Harvard Business Review, Management Consulting News,, and others.

Charles H. Green, Founder and CEO Trusted Advisor Associates
8 Lapis Circle
West Orange NJ 07052-2116
Ph: 973-898-1579
Fax: 973-828-0404

Dennis Reina: For 20 years, the Reina Trust Building Institute has been the pioneering thought leader in measuring, developing and restoring trust. We offer the most comprehensive, research-based solutions to make rebuilding trust possible, practical and cost-effective for commercial, government, educational and healthcare organizations of any size. Our services help you navigate change, heal after reorganization, develop leaders, improve employee engagement, boost morale and ultimately drive business results. Dennis has a Ph.D. in Human & Organizational Systems and has written with Dr. Michelle Reina, the award winning, bestselling, Trust & Betrayal in the Workplace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization, Second edition and coming in September, Rebuilding Trust in the Workplace: Seven Steps to Renew Confidence, Commitment, and Energy.

Dennis & Michelle Reina, Co-Founders
The Reina Trust Building Institute, Inc.
560 Black Bear Run
Stowe, VT 05672-5035
Ph: 802-253-8808
Fax: 802-253-8818

Robert Whipple: Robert is CEO of Leadergrow Inc. - dedicated to development of leaders. He is a member of NSA and speaks on leadership. Author of 3 leadership books and over 200 articles, he has been named one of the top 100 thought leaders in the country. His ability to communicate pragmatic approaches to building Trust in an entertaining and motivational format has won him top ratings. Audiences love the material because it is simple, yet profound. His popular title is The TRUST Ambassador.

Robert Whipple: MBA, CPLP
CEO Leadergrow Inc.

Aneil and Karen Mishra help leaders and teams build trust with each other and with other stakeholders by developing the ROCC of Trust, which includes reliability, openness, competence, and compassion. Their training is based on 20 years of research on a variety of industries and leaders. Their recent book, Trust is Everything: Become the Leader Others will Follow profiles those leaders. Their new book, "Trustworthy Leadership: Psychology and Practice" will be published by Routledge in 2011.

Drs. Aneil and Karen Mishra
Professors, Michigan State University
2763 Elderberry Dr.
Okemos, MI 48864
Phone: 517-802-8700


Paul Klein founded Impakt in 2001 and is considered a pioneer in the area of corporate social responsibility. Paul's work with corporations includes helping clients such as De Beers, Pfizer, McKesson, National Bank, RONA, sanofi-aventis, and 3M to improve the business value of their investments in the community. Paul writes a blog about corporate responsibility and hosts a web series called Conversations about Corporate Social Responsibility for Canadian Business Magazine. He has written extensively on the topic for publications in Canada and the US.

130 Spadina Ave, Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2L4


Peter Firestein is the author of Crisis of Character: Building Corporate Reputation in the Age of Skepticism and is President of Global Strategic Communications, Inc. He is known internationally as an expert advisor in the management of corporate reputations with financial and non-financial stakeholders. His advice is based in the conviction that corporate actions and communication must be informed by careful listening to all constituencies. This, he believes, must be the fundamental approach to risk management.

Peter J. Firestein
Global Strategic Communications, Inc.
80 Chambers St., 14-F
New York, NY 10007-1991
Phone: 212.608.0877
Fax: 212.608.0643
Mobile: 917.678.3475

Linda Locke, Principal: Reputare Consulting helps organizations build trust with stakeholders to create long-term economic sustainability. We focus on corporate reputation, finding opportunity at the intersection of businesses objectives and societal expectations. We measure corporate perceptions, identify reputation risks, align strategy and partners, and ultimately, change stakeholder perceptions. Drawing on the deep experience of the principal, we can help you understand and organize to improve your reputation.

Linda Locke, Principal
Reputare Consulting