Engaging Keynote Speaking
that informs and captures the imagination
on today's pressing social issues.


Presentations on sustainability, social issues, economics, and history
with a multi-cultural perspective and international style.

Author of:
Practical Economics in an Ever-Changing World
and other books.


"Definitely one of the most interesting people I have ever met." • "Great presentation - I definitely learned a lot!"

"Wonderful!" • "You have the ideas of the future!"

"I came here just to meet you!"

Just a few locations where various presentations have been given:

Harvard University • American Economics Association • University of Massachusetts Lowell
The Noble Company • California Polytechnic University • Rotary International • The American Legion
Parks and Protected Area Forum of Manitoba • Suzhou University, China • The University of Minnesota

and your location soon!

or read more below.

     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 lives. 

     As a seasoned chief executive and compassionate clergyman of the United Roman-Ruthenian Church, Bishop Rutherford is noted for his positive, 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 G20 Summit.   

     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 classroom.

     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 focus.

     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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