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RLF recognizes and thanks its 2016 Platinum Sponsors – these organizations which have sent more than 30 of their leaders through RLF during the past 10 years:
  • Aetna, Inc.
  • Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
  • Cigna
  • Kraft Heinz
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Staples, Inc.
  • The Hartford Insurance Group
  • Travelers Insurance Company


Each year, hundreds of RLF participants gather to celebrate their completion of the program during a national graduation ceremony.  During that celebratory event, a “Friend of RLF Award” is presented to individuals outside of the RLF organization who champion the need for strong personal leadership capabilities and understand how these qualities contribute to the success of an organization.  Recent “Friend of RLF” award recipients include:


2016 … Tim Schaefer
2016 … Paul von Autenried
2015 … Tom Lucas
2014 … Sven Gerjets
2013 … Michael Brooks
2012 … Corky Valenti
2011 … Marc DiFranciso






Each year, hundreds of national and global organizations invest in their future by sending their current and future leaders through RLF.  Many of these companies enable several employees annually to take advantage of RLF’s set of building blocks and knowledge that can lift them to the top of their profession.  In the past several years alone, more than 250 companies have sent their rising talent through RLF, including:


AC Nielsen Emerson P&G - Gillette Division
Accenture Expedia Inc. Paramount Pictures
Aetna Life & Casualty Experian Pearson
AIG Fed Ex Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Ahold USA Federal Bureau of Investigations Penske Automotive
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Federated Mutual Insurance Co. Pep Boys
Allstate Insurance Company FEMA Pepperidge Farm, Inc.
American Express Fidelity Investments Life Insurance Company PepsiCo
American Red Cross Ford Motor Company Pfizer, Inc.
AmSouth Bank Freddie Mac Philip Morris USA
Amtrak FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. Polo Ralph Lauren
Andersen Consulting GameStop Priceline
Anheuser Busch Companies GE Capital PricewaterhouseCoopers
Aon Corporation Gillette Company Prudential
Aramark Godiva Chocolatier Quest Diagnostics Inc.
AT & T Graybar Electric Co., Inc. RadioShack Corporation
Avon Products, Incorporated Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Ralph Lauren
Bank of America Greyhound Lines, Inc. Raytheon
Bank One Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex RBS Citizens Bank
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Hard Rock International Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Harvard University REJIS
BJs Wholesale Club HealthPlan Services Reynolds Metals Company
Black & Decker Hewlett Packard Company Roadway Express, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield HollyFrontier Corporation Roche Diagnostics
Boeing Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Rockefeller Group International, Inc.
Bose Corporation Houghton Mifflin Company Royal Carribbean International
Boy Scouts of America Howard Hughes Medical Institute Sears, Roebuck and Company
BP Amoco Howard Johnson & Company Sherwin-Williams Company
Briggs & Stratton I B M Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Sony Computer Entertainment America
Buckman Laboratories International, Inc. Inter-American Development Bank Southern California Edison
Burger-King Corp. International Monetary Fund Southwest Airlines
Cadbury Schweppes International Paper Company Southwestern Bell Corporation
Campbell Soup Company Interstate Batteries Stanford University
Capital One James River Corporation Staples, Inc.
Carestream JCPenney Starbucks
CarMax Johnson & Johnson Stride Rite Corporation
Carnival Cruise Line JP Morgan Chase SUNOCO, Inc.
Carrier Corp. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Symantec
Cartier, Inc. Kaiser Aluminum Texas Health Resources
Celanese Corporation Kraft Foods, Inc. The Boeing Company
Centene Liberty Mutual Group The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. L'Oreal USA The Hartford
Chicago Tribune Company M.I.T. Toro Company
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Marriott International, Inc. Travelers Insurance Company
CIGNA Mary Kay Inc. True Value Company
Cingular Wireless Mass Mutual Financial Group U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
CNL Financial Group, Inc. Mattel U.S. General Services Administration
Coach Inc. May Department Stores UMass Memorial Healthcare
Colgate Palmolive Company Mazda North American Operations United States Navy
Community Health Network McDonald's Corporation University of Central Florida
ConocoPhillips McGraw Hill Companies University of Chicago Hospitals
Constellation Brands Merrill Lynch University of Miami
Countrywide MetLife University of Pennsylvania Health Systems
Cox Enterprises, Inc. Microsoft Corporation USAA
Dell Corporation Miller Brewing Company Walgreen Company
Deloitte & Touche Molina Healthcare Warner Bros.
Depaul University Welch's
Direct Supply Moody's Investors Service Wellington Management Company, LLP
DIRECTV, Inc. Motorola We Energies
Discover Card NASA Wellington Management Company
Dow Jones NationsBank Westfield Group
Duke Energy NEC Corporation of America Westvaco Corporation
Dun & Bradstreet New York Magazine Weyerhaeuser Company
Dunkin' Brands, Inc. Nike Workday
Edward Jones Northwestern Mutual Wyndham Worldwide
Elizabeth Arden, Inc. Oracle Corporation Xerox
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals
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