Donald Lee Sheppard is author of the book The Dividends of Decency: How Values-Based Leadership Will Help Business Flourish In Trump’s America. He emerged from humble beginnings in a Northern Ontario mining town to become a leader in employee benefits consulting and communications. During his career he rapidly rose through the ranks of companies such as Manulife, William M. Mercer, and Johnson & Higgins. Later, Sheppard built and sold his own employee communications consulting firm, Sheppard Associates. Currently the CEO of Sheppard Properties, LLC, he is actively involved in a host of charitable ventures. He pedaled coast-to-coast in a cross-country cycling fundraiser and has had a significant positive impact on youth soccer in America, receiving several awards for outstanding community service. Learn more about Sheppard at www.donsheppard.com, and connect with him on Twitter at @DonSheppard2012, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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