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Changing the world "one drop of ethical value" at a time is the goal of the professionals, Board of Directors and volunteers of TWI. We understand that people and relationships are at the core of ethics and are working to place ethics at the core of building up people and organizations to be the best they can be.

David O. Braaten, Ph.D. President and CEO

David O. Braaten, Ph.D. President and CEO

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Dr. Braaten comes to TWI from a career in higher education during which he had been a business college dean, professor, and program director. He has consulted and trained internationally for Fortune 500 companies in the areas of organizational transformation and multicultural workplace and has been a presenter to national and international organizations and symposia on cross-cultural issues. With these experiences, three degrees in Communication, theological training and a background as a marriage and family therapist, he brings a multifaceted understanding of the importance of ethics as the foundation to building professional and personal relationships. David shares with the TWI founders an appreciation and commitment to building ethics in community. Education: Ph.D., University of Southern California; Post Doctorate Certificate in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, University of Southern California; M. of Divinity, Luther Theological Seminary; M.S. and B.S., Arizona State University.

James D. Young Vice President, Education and Development

James D. Young Vice President, Education and Development

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James Young is a writer, speaker and training course developer. He provides a wealth of experience in support of TWI's commitment to leadership development and business integrity with over 25 years experience in training and development, including speaking and consulting internationally with such organizations as IBM, Abbott Labs, AT&T, as well as many city, state, county and federal government entities. James is an international conference keynote speaker and presenter. His additional experiences include 20 years developing and writing training programs for major international corporations and successfully managed two international training companies. He also served as Training Manager for a major insurance company and worked and trained for organizations such as Integrity Systems and Franklin Covey in addition to successfully running his own training and consulting firm. James is the author of Communicating with V.A.L.U.E.S. a Seamless Process to Improve Personal & Organizational Effectiveness.

Kristy Carlston Management Associate

Kristy Carlston Management Associate

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Ms. Carlston joined TWI in 2004 and is responsible for financial management and administrative support. She was subsequently elected to serve as TWI Corporate Secretary. Kristy has 20 years of policy writing and information analysis in support of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) for the Utah Department of Human Services. She also served two years as Eligibility Team Supervisor for AFDC at the Utah Department of Workforce Services and as a trainer in computer software applications. Kristy has a B.S. in Political Science, University of Utah.


Bonnie McCalley Coordinator of Scholarship Programs

Bonnie McCalley Coordinator of Scholarship Programs

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Bonnie McCalley brings a passion for education to her position working with Arizona's schools organizing and promoting TWI's outreach to education. She has put her BS degree in elementary education and special education from Northern Arizona University to good use, having taught Developmental Kindergarten, implemented a pre-school program, and later home educated three of four children through 6th grade. In her community, Bonnie has taken an active leadership role. She served on the Board of Directors for Desert Thunder Aquatics Club and is both an AIA and USA swimming official. In addition, Bonnie is co-director of special needs ministry at her church and was a leader in the AWANA clubs for over 25 years.

 

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