National Whistleblower Center Executive Director Stephen M. Kohn was named to Ethisphere Magazines 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics in its 2014 third quarter issue. Each year, Ethisphere recognizes 100 individuals that have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance through the annual 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics list. Kohn came in at # 16 on the list.
The award recognizes Kohn’s 30+ years as a leader in the field of whistleblower protection and his effective advocacy on behalf of corporate compliance officials. Kohn led efforts to ensure the Dodd-Frank Act protected internal whistleblower and permitted compliance officials to participate in its reward programs. He also proposed the provisions in the Sarbanes Oxley Act that protect corporate compliance officials and employees who utilize internal processes to report corporate misconduct to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Ethisphere Institute, who publishes the magazine, assists corporate executives to guide their enterprises toward gaining market share and creating sustainable competitive advantage through better business practices and corporate citizenship.
Ethisphere’s Editorial Advisory Board consists of a wide variety of influential leaders including the chief compliance officers for Wal-Mart, T-Mobile and Starbucks. International leaders such as compliance officers from Google Latin America, Dell Latin America, and GE Latin America are also on the board.