FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Top Thought Leaders in Trust 2021


January 26, 2021


Barbara Kimmel, Founder and CEO
Trust Across America - Trust Around the World
Twitter: @BarbaraKimmel

Trust Across America-Trust Around the World Announces 2021 Top Thought Leaders

Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW), global leaders in organizational trust honors its 2021 Top Thought Leaders in Trust. The awards program, now in its 11th 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 organizational trust. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, TAA-TAW has been working with a growing team of global cross-functional professionals to research the "practice" of trust and build tools to support leaders, teams and organizations who choose to build, elevate or repair trust.

According to Barbara Kimmel, CEO, "As in the past, the release of our 2021 honors brings the focus to those who are the global champions of trust. The timing coincides with the successful introduction of our AIM Diagnostics and in-person and virtual Trust Workshops designed for leaders who acknowledge the benefits of elevating trust and choose to begin a discussion with their team or in their organization. This year we again recognize those 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."

We present our honorees in three categories:

This year TAA-TAW is presenting its Lifetime Achievement Award to five professionals who have maintained Top Thought Leader status for five consecutive years, and their names are being permanently memorialized on our website. They are Art Barter, Lea Brovedani, Louis Coppola, Natalie Doyle Oldfield and John Mattone. 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 return.

The 2021 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 2021 issue of TRUST! Magazine, available at no cost at this link.

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 several frameworks for organizations to improve trustworthy practices, and showcases individuals and organizations exhibiting high levels of trust and trustworthiness.