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January 2014

Local business leader Michael Randel named one of 2014’s “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business”

KENSINGTON, Md., January 15, 2014 — Michael Randel, founder and director of Maryland-based Randel Consulting Associates, has been named by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA), global leaders in organizational trust, to their 2014 “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business.” Randel was honored as a result of his work with clients ranging from huge international players such as the World Bank to local community organizations, working to bring diverse stakeholders together to build trust for common action.

This year’s 100 recipients hail from around the globe and include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics. Many are well-known CEOs and leadership experts, while others are quietly working behind the scenes as teachers and researchers. Each honoree has made an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in organizations. TAA-TAW received hundreds of nominations from around the world. The list was narrowed through an extensive vetting and independent judging process.

Barbara Kimmel, executive director of TAA-TWA, said, “The honorees are inspiring organizations to look more closely at their higher purpose, to create greater value for, and trust from, all of their stakeholders. They understand that trust is an asset that can leverage real business gains. 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.”

Michael Randel is an organizational development consultant and facilitator who brings more than 20 years experience working with companies across five continents. Locally, he has worked with numerous organizations including Bethesda Green, the US Green Building Council, American Alliance of Museums, Inova Health and NASA. Originally from South Africa, Michael Randel earned a master’s degree in Social and Organizational Learning from George Mason University. He is recognized as a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) by the International Association of Facilitators, and in 2013 was awarded the Facilitation Impact Award by the International Association of Facilitators for the impact of his work on clients in the Americas.

Randel is joined on the list by national and global business leaders such as Doug Conant (former CEO of Campbell Soup), Stephen M.R. Covey (author “The Speed of Trust”), Bill George (former CEO of Medtronic), Frances Hesselbein (founder of the Drucker Foundation), Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos), and Howard Schultz (CEO of Starbucks). The full list of honorees can be found at www.trustacrossamerica.com/offerings-thought-leaders-2014.shtml.

ABOUT RANDEL CONSULTING ASSOCIATES
Randel Consulting Associates (RCA) is a management consulting and organizational development firm, leading organizations and businesses through change and growth. Based in the Washington, D.C., metro region, RCA works locally, nationally and globally with organizations focused on making an impact in the world. With more than 20 years international experience, founder Michael Randel and his colleagues have a global outlook that enables them to see different ways to do things and to bring diverse people together to move forward. For more information, visit www.rcachangeadvisors.com.

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