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Trust Council

Formed in March 2018 and in celebration of Trust Across America-Trust Around the World's (TAA-TAW) 10th anniversary, the Trust Council is a 12-member group of cross-functional organizational trust professionals. Council members have agreed to serve a one-year term to advise and lend their expertise on TAA-TAW and its Trust Alliance program development during their tenure.


Bart Alexander

Bart Alexander

A Principal at Alexander & Associates LLC Bart's firm assists leaders, teams and organizations in integrating sustainability into their purpose, strategy and culture. He helps his clients to recognize, embrace and address systemic challenges in order to simultaneously grow social, environmental and financial value. Bart previously served as global Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer for Molson Coors Brewing Company. Under his leadership, Molson Coors was recognized as the most sustainable beverage company in the world by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a leader in climate change action by the Carbon Disclosure Project, a Newsweek Green sustainable company and a Top 100 Corporate Citizen by the Corporate Responsibility Magazine. Bart was named a "Corporate Responsibility Superstar" by Corporate Responsibility Magazine in February 2017. Prior to his corporate role, Bart served in senior public leadership roles in economic development, jobs programs and health and human services at the federal, state and local levels. In 2018, Bart was recognized for the fourth year in a row as one of America's "Top Thought Leaders in Trust" by Trust Across America.


Art Barter

Art Barter

Art rebuilt the culture of Datron World Communications. He took Datron's traditional power-led model and turned it upside down through the implementation of servant leadership. The result: the small international radio manufacturer grew from a $10 million company to a $200 million company in six years. His experience with Datron's transformation is chronicled in the book, The Art of Servant Leadership. Art founded the Servant Leadership Institute (SLI) as a vehicle to share his knowledge and teach others how to inspire and equip those they influence. Art is the author of Farmer Able, The Servant Leadership Journal, and The Art of Servant Leadership II.


Donna Boehme

Donna Boehme

An internationally recognized authority in the field of compliance and ethics, Donna designs and manages compliance and ethics solutions for a wide spectrum of organizations. Principal of Compliance Strategists, a N.J.-based consulting firm, Boehme is the former chief compliance and ethics officer for two leading multinationals. Known widely as "The Lion of Compliance," Donna spearheads the Compliance 2.0 movement that is transforming the corporate governance model for compliance and ethics. She has been named a Trust Across America 2018 Lifetime Achievement and is a recipient of the 2014 SCCE International Compliance & Ethics award.


Alain Bolea

Alain Bolea

A management advisor who helps organizations integrate the necessity of "making money" and the desire to "do the right thing" in terms of sustainability and social responsibility. Alain works with leaders as an executive coach, and consults to organizations on strategy and development using group processes. He blends extensive business knowledge with a deep sensitivity to the dynamics of human interaction. With more than 25 years as a business banker, consultant, international CFO and board member of corporate and family businesses, Alain's career spans large corporations, small businesses and not-for-profits in sectors ranging from telecom to education. He understands that while organizations may differ, people in groups tend to behave in similar ways.


Randy Conley

Randy Conley

Vice President of Client Services & Trust Practice Leader for The Ken Blanchard Companies. He oversees Blanchard's client delivery operations and works with organizations around the globe helping them build trust in the workplace. Author of the award-winning Leading with Trust blog, Randy is a recognized authority in the field of trust and leadership. He has been named a Lifetime Achievement honoree by Trust Across America and is a founding member of the Trust Alliance. Inc.com named Randy a Top 100 Leadership Speaker & Thinker and American Management Association included him in their Leaders to Watch in 2015 list. He holds a Masters Degree in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego and enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, and playing golf.


Stephen M. R. Covey

Stephen M. R. Covey

Stephen is the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything, which has been translated into over 20 languages worldwide. He is the co-author of the #1 Amazon bestseller Smart Trust: The Defining Skill that Transforms Managers into Leaders. Stephen brings to his writings the perspective of a practitioner, as he is the former President & CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which under his direction became the largest leadership development company in the world. A Harvard MBA, Stephen co-founded and leads Franklin Covey's Global Speed of Trust Practice. He is a highly sought after international speaker, who has taught trust and leadership in over 45 countries to leaders and organizations from across the globe. Stephen is a Trust Across America Lifetime Achievement honoree.


Charles H. Green

Charles H. Green

An author, speaker, and founder-CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates, Charles co-authored the classic The Trusted Advisor, along with The Trusted Advisor Fieldbook, as well as writing Trust-based Selling. He founded Trusted Advisor Associates in 1999, which helps create trust-based organizations and relationships in complex B2B businesses globally. He also created the TQ Trust Quotient Self Assessment tool, based on the Trust Equation introduced in the book The Trusted Advisor. Charles has been a charter member of Trust Across America since its inception and a Lifetime Achievement honoree.


Deb Krizmanich

Deb Krizmanich

Deb is an accomplished business strategist, facilitator and entrepreneur driven by a passion for technologies that unleash the innate potential of individuals and groups. Rolling up her global experience in using technology (IBM senior manager, Medioconsult.com VP Strategy Digital Opportunity Trust co- founder) to amplify the results from people working together, in 2010, she founded Powernoodle to provide a cloud-based platform to leverage the inherent diversity of people and groups to improve how decisions are made and implemented. In 2012 she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for mentoring young leaders and enabling community engagement. Deb is a Trust Across America Lifetime Achievement honoree.


Dr. Holly Latty-Mann

Dr. Holly Latty-Mann

President of The Leadership Trust® and a Trust Across America 2018 Lifetime Achievement Honoree, Holly has dedicated her life to helping individuals, teams, and organizations create a culture of trust through tuition-guaranteed, leadership development programs, teambuilding retreats, and organizational development projects. Visit http://www.leadershiptrust.org/testimonials/ for video/signature endorsements and contact links.


Linda Fisher Thornton

Linda Fisher Thornton

An innovative leadership development consultant with a passion for ethical leadership, Linda's book 7 Lenses, introduces the 7-Lens model for seeing ethical complexity and a holistic model for learning ethical leadership. A former bank senior vice president, Linda has been in the leadership development field for over 25 years and is committed to redefining "leadership" at a higher level with the ethical values built in. She is a Trust Across America Lifetime Achievement Honoree and is on Inc. Magazine's Top 100 Leadership Speakers list for 2018. Linda works with leaders across industries including Global Fortune 500, non-profit, government, health care and education. She teaches leadership and applied ethics as adjunct associate professor for the University of Richmond SPCS. Her website is LeadinginContext.com.


Bob Vanourek

Bob Vanourek

Leadership expert Bob Vanourek is the former CEO of five companies, ranging from a start-up to a $1 billion NY stock exchange company. Bob is the author of two award-winning books: Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse and the co-author of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations. Bob is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Denver and Colorado Mountain College. He was Chairman Emeritus of the Vail Leadership Institute and a former board member of eleven organizations. Bob has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Trust Across America - Trust Around the World.


Bob Whipple

Bob Whipple

"The Trust Ambassador," Bob is CEO of Leadergrow Inc., an organization dedicated to growing leaders. He is an international speaker on the topics of trust and ethics. Bob is a member of the National Speaking Association and is a certified Vistage Speaker. He has produced four books, over 600 articles, and over 100 videos on various topics of trust and leadership. Bob was awarded the Trust Across America Top Thought Leader in Trust, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Inc. Magazine named him as a Top 100 Leadership Speaker for the past three years.