FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Trust Across America
Names Frank Sonnenberg
Among 2012’s Top 100 Thought Leaders
RIDGEWOOD, NJ, January 12, 2012 — Trust Across America, an organization dedicated to unraveling the complexities of trustworthy business behavior, has selected Frank Sonnenberg of New Jersey as one of North America’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior for 2012. According to Trust Across America, these people collectively represent a group that can genuinely transform and reverse the cycle of mistrust in business.
“This year’s recipients include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics. Each recipient has made an extensive, positive contribution to building trust in business,” said Barbara Kimmel, Executive Director of Trust Across America.
Frank Sonnenberg is the author of over 300 articles and four books. Managing with a Conscience: How to Improve Performance Through, Integrity, Trust, and Commitment, once hailed as one of the Top Ten Business Books of the Year, has just been released in its 2nd edition. Lolly Daskal, named “One of the Most Inspiring Women in the World!” by the Huffington Post, says, “Managing with a Conscience offers the wisdom of one of the most respected thought leaders of our time. It’s exactly what’s needed for future generations of great leaders.”
The Top 100 Thought Leaders represents the culmination of three years of research in which Trust Across America sought the counsel of and requested nominations for this honor from over 150 professionals across the nation. The list was narrowed through an extensive vetting process. As leaders of The Most Trustworthy Public Companies in America, ten CEOs were included in the list. (The full list of honorees can be found at trustacrossamerica.com.)
According to Barbara Kimmel, “These hundred individuals are inspiring organizations to look more closely at their higher purpose to create greater value for, and trust from, all of their stakeholders. We congratulate all of the honorees whose work is shining a spotlight on the importance of trust and providing a roadmap for everyone to follow.”
Trust Across America (TAA) is a program of Next Decade, Inc., an award-winning firm that has been unraveling and simplifying complex subjects for over 20 years. Trust Across America provides a framework for public companies to improve trustworthy business practices, as well as showcases role models that are exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity.
Frank Sonnenberg has written four books, published over 300 articles, and appeared on CNN as “a nationally recognized expert in the field of marketing.” Frank served as the National Director of Marketing for Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting Group for over a decade. He and his marketing firm have consulted to some of the largest and most respected companies in the world.
Salon.com named Frank’s blog among the top 100 in 2009, and Social Media Marketing Magazine (SMM) selected Frank as one of the top marketing authors in the world on Twitter in 2011. He has served as an expert panelist for Bottom Line Business, as the marketing columnist for The Journal of Business Strategy, and on the editorial board of The Journal of Training and Development. He is active in his community and has served on several boards.
Visit Frank’s blog at www.franksonnenbergonline.com and participate in the conversation about the urgent need to reawaken personal values and personal responsibility.