In this episode of the Leaders Who Learn podcast produced by Claremont Lincoln University, we talk with Rob Chesnut, former General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer at AirBnB, and author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead An Ethical Revolution. Rob talks about finding your "North Star" as an organization and how contributions to the community are about more than money. He also touches on diversity, inclusion, and why we all must make little sacrifices to get through Covid-19.
Rob is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. He worked for 14 years with the U.S. Justice Department, including 10 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Northern Virginia. As a federal prosecutor, Rob ran the Major Crimes unit and prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including bank robberies, kidnappings, murder, and drug trafficking organizations. He handled the prosecution of CIA, FBI and other employees of the intelligence community for espionage, including CIA employee Aldrich Ames. He is the recipient of the Justice Department’s John Marshall Award for litigation, and the CIA’s Outstanding Service Medallion.