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CMM's Mark Coleman recognized as a 2017 Top Thought Leader in Trust

For Immediate Release:

Convergence Mitigation Management (CMM)

@CMMInsights @TheSustainGen

January 23, 2017. CMM proudly announces that its President, Mark Coleman, has been recognized by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW) as a 2017 Top Thought Leader in Trust. Mr. Coleman was one of 83 individuals to be recognized by TAA-TAW in their 7th annual Trust Across America Top Thought Leaders in Trust.

Mark Coleman states, "I'm honored and grateful to be recognized by Barbara Brooks Kimmel and Trust Across America-Trust Around the World. I'm extremely proud of the important trust-based work the CMM team has accomplished with business and government partners. Together we are making significant strides for a more sustainable future."

Coleman further noted, "We are living during an age of economic uncertainty, social complexity and environmental challenges. Now, more than ever, we need to lead change with personal integrity, authenticity, transparency, and accountability. Trust is the common denominator within all meaningful and successful human interactions."

In 2015 Mr. Coleman's book, Time To Trust: Mobilizing Humanity for a Sustainable Future received a Silver Medal in the Business Ethics category by the Axiom Business Books awards.

For additional information, please refer below to the original release by Trust Across America.

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For Immediate Release:

Barbara Kimmel, CEO & Cofounder Trust Across America – Trust Around the World Twitter: @BarbaraKimmel

CHESTER, NEW JERSEY, January 23, 2017. Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW), global leaders in organizational trust honors its 2017 Top Thought Leaders Trust. The awards program, now in its 7th year, celebrates professionals who are transforming the way organizations do business.

While there are a growing number of global “top” lists and awards, no others address trust, perhaps because the word itself presents a definitional challenge. For eight years TAA-TAW has been working with a team of cross-functional professionals to study, define and quantify organizational trust and trustworthiness.

According to Barbara Kimmel, CEO and Cofounder, “The release of this year’s list coincides with the beginning of the 5th year of the formation of our Trust Alliance, a growing group of global professionals committed to learning together and advancing the cause of organizational trust.

This year we recognize 84 global professionals from a broad functional base including integrity and trust, leadership, culture, compliance and ethics, reputation and risk management, governance, communications, employee engagement, sales and customer service, and data security. Fifteen are current or retired corporate CEOs, eight are writers or members of the media, others are authors and leadership advisors, and some work behind the scenes as teachers, mentors and researchers. We acknowledge and reward all their efforts in elevating societal trust.

This year TAA-TAW is presenting a Lifetime Achievement Award to seven colleagues who have maintained Top Thought Leader status for five years, and their names are being permanently memorialized. 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 purpose…to create greater value for, and trust from all of their stakeholders, and understand trust is a “hard currency” with real returns.

The 2017 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 2017 issue of TRUST! Magazine, available at no cost.

Interested in applying for 2018 honors? You may do so 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 a framework for organizations to improve trustworthy practices, and showcases individuals and organizations exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity.

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