|Author of:Practical Economics in an Ever-Changing Worldand other books.
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Harvard University •
American Economics Association • University of Massachusetts Lowell
The Noble Company •
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The American Legion
Parks and Protected Area Forum of
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Bishop Rutherford Johnson, PhD, ALM, is an accomplished leader, educator,
and clergyman with more than a quarter-century of international
diplomatic and executive experience. He focuses on empowering others to
build transformational collaborations while improving the quality of
As a seasoned chief executive and compassionate clergyman of the
United Roman-Ruthenian Church, Bishop Rutherford is noted for his
metric-driven, people-centered approach that leads teams to exceed
expectations, and for his unique personal ability to build donor
relationships. For example, he regularly builds, mentors, and
leads teams that provide invited expert policy advice to the United
Nations General Assembly and Economic and Social Council regarding some
of the most pressing humanitarian, economic, sustainability, and social
issues the world faces today. He also served as an Observer at a
Throughout his service to others Bishop Rutherford continues to
prioritize authentic diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering a
sense of belonging for everyone. Characteristically versatile, he is
experienced in government, diplomatic, and academic settings, turning
challenges into opportunities.
Bishop Rutherford’s approach adapts to the circumstances and needs of the
organization and others to achieve maximum team effectiveness and
optimal benefit to stakeholders. His leadership has brought several
organizations to global prominence. As an educator, he works to bring
the best out of his students, preparing them for success beyond the
His diverse training and education includes degrees from Harvard
University Extension School, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the
University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture. Having lived and
worked around the world, he maintains a global outlook and a human
A popular international speaker, consultant, and author, Bishop
Rutherford's academic research interests include environmental and
social sustainability, behavioral economics, and the economics of
culture and religion. He is a retired high-altitude alpine mountaineer
and is a qualified mariner with additional certifications in navigation
and maritime search and rescue.
With a dedication to linguistics related to his heritage
and beyond, he also speaks Spanish, French, German, Russian, and
Korean at various levels of proficiency.
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