January 15, 2014
Values-based Community Banker Reiling Praised For Being National Advocate for Financial Inclusion, Empowering the Underserved
David Reiling, CEO of St. Paul, MN-based Sunrise Banks, has been selected as one of 2014’s “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business” by Trust Across America, a global program dedicated to showcasing individuals who exhibit a high level of trust and integrity.
“Social entrepreneur and values-based community banker David Reiling is CEO of the Minnesota-based and family-owned Sunrise Banks,” said the Trust Across America program in honoring Reiling. “He is also a national advocate for financial inclusion who has pledged to make Sunrise ‘the most innovative bank empowering the underserved to achieve’ in order to ‘radically change the way urban communities and underserved people access financial services.’
Joining Reiling on the “Top 100 Thought Leaders” list are such luminaries as best-selling author Stephen M.R. Covey, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, former Medtronic CEO Bill George, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company President and CEO Herve Humler, Business Ethics Alliance director Beverly Kracher, IBM VP of Corporate Citizenship Stanley Litow and FedEx VP of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs Mitch Jackson.
“For five years, Trust Across America has been working with a growing team of experts to study, define and quantify organizational trust,” said Barbara Kimmel, executive director of Trust Across America. “Many of our honorees are well-known CEOs and leadership experts, while others are quietly working behind the scenes as teachers and researchers. 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. The honorees are inspiring organizations to look more closely at their higher purpose. They understand that trust is an asset that can leverage real business gains.”
About Sunrise Banks: Sunrise Banks, N.A., based in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks to radically change the way urban communities and people thrive by empowering them to achieve financial wellness. Sunrise is certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation earned by approximately 100 banks nationwide. Sunrise Banks is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a public benefit corporation and is a certified B Corp for its demonstrated commitment to transparent corporate governance and positive community impact. Visit Sunrise Banks at SunriseBanks.com, on Twitter @SunriseBanks, or on Facebook. Member FDIC.