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Press Release: John Spence Top 100 Thought Leader for Second Year

For Immediate Release


John Spence is named one of Top 100 Thought Leaders by Trust Across America


Gainesville, Florida – January 26, 2012

For the second year in a row, John Spence has been selected as one of Trust Across America’s “Top 100 Thought Leaders”. Trust Across America is dedicated to unraveling the complexities of trustworthy business behavior, and selects the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior. The recipients collectively represent a group that is dedicated to transforming and reversing the cycle of mistrust in business.

According to Barbara Kimmel, Executive Director, “This year’s recipients include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics. Each recipient has made extensive, positive contributions to building trust in business.” Some distinguished individuals in the company of John Spence include Indra Nooyi (Chairman/ CEO of PepsiCo) Tony Hsiesh (CEO Zappos), and Mark Parker (President/CEO of NIKE).

The Top 100 Thought Leaders represents the culmination of three years of research. 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 and independent judging process. According to Barbara Kimmel “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. The full list of honorees can be found at:

Top 100 Business Thought Leaders

John also recently received the 2011 Small Business Influencers –Honorable Mention. Small Business Influencer 2011 honors companies, organizations and people who have made a significant impact on the North American small business market. Although there were 520 nominees, the voting for the top 100 was so close that the Honorable Mention category was added to give recognition to those that were close, but did not make the list of champions. Other notable Honorable Mention recipients were Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin and Apple.


About John Spence LLC

John Spence has earned a reputation as a leading authority in the areas of Strategic Thinking, High-Performance Teams, Advanced Leadership Development, and Delivering Consistently Superior Customer Service, making him one of the most highly sought after executive educators and professional speakers in America. He is also the author of “Awesomely Simple – Essential Business Strategies for Turning Ideas into Action,” and Excellence By Design – The Six Key Characteristics of Outstanding Leaders.”



  1. Spencer Penhart says:

    Congrats John! You are the best of the best in your field, and could not be more deserving of this award!


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