Interaction Associates Chief Innovation Officer Andy Atkins Is Again Named Among Top Thought Leaders in Workplace Trust

Boston, MA. February 4, 2015. Interaction Associates Chief Innovation Officer, Andy Atkins, has again been named to an esteemed annual list of top 100 thought leaders on trust and business by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA) .

The leading trust tracking organization included Andy Atkins in its 5th annual list of global experts making extensive and positive contributions to building trust in organizations globally. This is the second year in a row that Atkins has received this honor.

“As our understanding of trust deepens, so does our pool of exceptional candidates. Many of the honorees are well-known CEOs and leadership experts, while others are quietly working behind the scenes as teachers and researchers,” said Barbara Kimmel, executive director, Trust Across America – Trust Around the World. ” We intend to shine the spotlight on both groups, to redirect the focus from the ‘scandal of the day’ to the trustworthy leaders and organizations of the day,” she added.

Interaction Associates is a global innovator in helping organizations build trust internally to drive leadership for change, directly enhancing business performance. IA’s leading workplace research tracking trust and leadership at hundreds of global companies has demonstrated a strong connection between financial health and the leadership, culture, and actions in organizations. Interaction Associates also offers trust assessments and development for organizations seeking to improve their internal trust scores.

“We’re grateful for this Top 100 honor – it’s a validation for our research on trust and, specifically, Andy’s emergence as an important voice on workplace trust,” said Linda Stewart, President and CEO of Interaction Associates. “Workplace trust continues to prove itself a key component for driving strong business results – and it’s gratifying to see how our expertise in this area is corroborated by global clients and notable organizations like Trust Across America,” Stewart added.

TAA-TAW provides a framework for organizations to improve trustworthy practices, as well as showcasing individuals and organizations that are exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity.

The Top 100 honorees hail from around the globe and include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics. Other Top 100 honor winners include Richard Edelman, President and CEO of Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, and Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO of Starbucks.

About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates is a 45-year-old innovator that works with global companies to develop collaborative leaders for change and stronger business results. IA’s methods are grounded in practical, award-winning content focused on the strategic power of collaboration, and using the latest in next-generation online learning to drive greater involvement, faster adoption, and more measurable results. More at