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Kenny Moore is the co-author of The CEO and the Monk: One Company’s Journey to Profit and Purpose (John Wiley and Sons, 2004), rated as one of the top-ten best selling business books on  He’s been profiled by Charles Osgood as the “Cover Story” on CBS News Sunday Morning, written-up by business-guru Tom Peters, profiled in Fast Company Magazine, interviewed on New York City’s The Bloomberg Money Show: Bloomberg Radio and cited in The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and numerous other business publications regarding his timely message.  Kenny is the recipient of Notre Dame University’s 2006 Hesburg Award for his significant contribution to the field of business ethics.

Moore is the Director of Human Resources and Corporate Ombudsman for KeySpan Corporation, a multi-billion dollar New York City Fortune 500 Energy Company.  He reports directly to the Chairman and CEO and has over 20 years corporate experience with Leadership Development, Change Management and Healing the Business Community.  Kenny’s numerous writings have been published in The Conference Board’s magazine Across The Board, OD Practitioner and The Journal for Quality and Participation as well as business web sites such as

Kenny has not only gained recognition as a business leader, but also as a church leader.  Prior to coming to corporate life, Moore spent 15 years in a monastic community as a Catholic priest in one of the world’s largest religious orders.  His accomplishments in leading people, building community and offering hope are a continual hallmark of his work with large hierarchical organizations, both sacred and secular alike.

Several years ago, Moore had the good fortune of being diagnosed with “incurable” cancer at its most advanced stages.  He spent a year at the National Cancer Institute undergoing experimental treatment of aggressive chemotherapy and full-body radiation.  Recently, he’s survived a heart attack and quadruple by-pass surgery.  Kenny came away from both of these near-death experiences recalling the words of Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside us.”  His lifetime goal is to spend more of his time playing his music.
Moore is a sought after business and motivational speaker at business conferences, church gatherings and on college campuses, sharing his practical wisdom and wit with thousands of executives throughout the United States and Canada.  Being a business leader, former monk, cancer survivor and a spiritual guru - he discusses the amusing interplay between our business, personal and spiritual lives.

 Kenny is an artist, poet and photographer.  He is Founding Director of “Art for the Anawim,” a not-for-profit charity which works with the art community in supporting the needs of terminally ill children and the inner city poor.  He has likewise donated all profits from the sale of his book to The KeySpan Foundation, which supports educational and environmental issues.  His poems have been published in several anthologies; one was selected as a semi-finalist in the North American Open Poetry Contest.  Kenny lives in Totowa, New Jersey and is married to the “fair and beautiful” Cynthia.  Together, they are fighting a losing battle of maintaining their mental stability while raising 2 growing boys.  Kenny can be reached at (973) 956-8210 or

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