December 16, 2014

2014 Whistleblower of the Year

Whistlebower Insider wants to hear from you on who should be honored as the 2014 Whistleblower of the Year.  We are especially interested in those individuals who best encapsulate the qualities of the typical whistleblower — courage, strength, integrity, selflessness and a deep concern for public health and safety.  You can choose among the 5 candidates listed below, or identify your own candidate.  Please vote for and identify as many candidates as you like.  The more the merrier.  Voting will continue through the end of January with results of your top selections to be announced shortly thereafter.  Thanks for voting!

Mary Willingham  — The former University of North Carolina educator who went public on what she sees as the university’s major failings in educating its big money athletes.  Learn more about Mary Willingham.

Robert MacLean — The former federal Air Marshal who was fired after reporting on the government’s plan to pull security coverage from flights due to budgetary constraints despite the warning of an imminent terrorist threat to our skies.  Learn more about Robert MacLean.

Shelly Doss —  The former environmental compliance specialist at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation who was fired after raising numerous environmental, safety and radiation-related issues at the country’s largest environmental cleanup site.  Learn more about Shelly Doss.

Alayne Fleischmann — The former JPMorgan employee who after keeping quiet for years finally went public with her allegations of securities fraud at the bank when the government failed to pursue criminal charges in what she called one of the “easiest white-collar crime cases that you’re ever going to see.”  Learn more about Alayne Fleischmann.

Carmen Segarra — The former New York Federal Reserve Bank examiner who was fired for refusing to back off her charges that Goldman Sachs was engaging in serious conflicts of interest.  Learn more about Carmen Segarra.

THE POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED.
RESULTS HAVE BEEN TABULATED AND THE WINNER IS MARY WILLINGHAM!
THANKS FOR VOTING!

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9 Responses to “2014 Whistleblower of the Year

  1. My Vote is for Mary Willingham. Standing up for the college athlete and against a system that all too often exploits their talents and sacrifices their ultimate well-being in the name of $$$.

  2. You guys nominated so many amazing whistleblowers from the past year. It was a hard decision, but I voted for Alayne Fleischmann because she continues her fight to hold to government accountable to pursuing criminal charges against JPMorgan Chase and any other bank that engages in criminal activity. Enough is enough with letting the big guys get away without hauling those responsible to jail! She is a brave woman.

  3. Mary Willingham has stood up to a college administration that continues to deny the validity of her charges and sought to heap contempt on her. She has been a rock for college athletes who are exploited for their athletic talents but gain little in the way of a meaningful education. She deserves your award; in the end she will have impacted the educational experience of all college athletes and, especially, those in the revenue-producing sporfs–basketball and football. Her impact will be national and will, in the end, preserve the integrity of a college degree wherever it is earned.

  4. went with Willingham. Agree completely with what gbaroff said… “Mary Willingham has stood up to a college administration that continues to deny the validity of her charges and sought to heap contempt on her. She has been a rock for college athletes who are exploited for their athletic talents but gain little in the way of a meaningful education. She deserves your award; in the end she will have impacted the educational experience of all college athletes and, especially, those in the revenue-producing sporfs–basketball and football. Her impact will be national and will, in the end, preserve the integrity of a college degree wherever it is earned.”

    couldn’t have said it better myself.

  5. Mary W. Helped unearth the most extensive college cheating scandal involving all major men & women’s sports at UNC over a 20 year period.

  6. Mary Willingham is one of the bravest persons ever in my opinion. She came out and told the truth about the lies at UNC that had been going on for decades. I for one am very proud of her and proud to vote for her. I just hope and pray that her courage does not get swept under the rug of the state’s ” most prestigious” university.

  7. Mary Willingham apparently stood up for what was right. What happened? Everyone from her chancellor to the provost tried to get her to retract and then they smeared her when she didn’t so they could manage the story.. Now the faculty and everyone else know that what she said was true. It is utterly shameful for the UNC administration to have done what they did. They should build a statue of Mary Willingham for trying to preserve some level of integrity.

    Games should be forfeited and university officials including Chancellor Folt should be terminated for perpetuating this fraud and slandering the one courageous employee that had integrity.