Meet Nan DeMars

Workplace Ethicist, Author, Trainer, Media Guest & Columnist

Nan DeMars is an internationally-recognized thought leader and practitioner in the area of workplace ethics and President of Executary Services, a consulting firm for ethics training and search firm for placement of C-Suite Executive Assistants.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BA degree in Business Administration, Nan has also earned her CAP® rating. She was Corporate Secretary and Executive Assistant to the Chairman of a Minnesota corporation for over 20 years. Nan has served as International President of IAAP® (International Association of Administrative Professionals), and was on the International Board for six years. She authored the first-ever Code of Ethics for the association and the profession, and continuously conducts Office Ethics Surveys for employees. Through her 35+ years as a workplace trainer and practitioner, Nan has trained thousands of employees. 

Nan lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Lou, and their two cats, Ginger and Fred.

Nan DeMars - Workplace Ethicist
Nan DeMars
Workplace Ethicist

Best Selling Author

Nan authored the first ever ‘bible’ on workplace ethics:  You Want Me To Do What?  When/Where & How to Draw the Line at Work (Simon & Schuster).  The book was an overnight success – bringing to the forefront all the ethical dilemmas employees often find themselves in and guidance on how to navigate through the minefields.

The workplace ethics bible and Nan’s latest book, You’ve Got To Be Kidding! How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Integrity (John Wiley & Sons), have served as the basis for training thousands of employees worldwide.

Nan's Latest Book

Book - You've Got to be Kidding; How to Keep Your Job Without Losing Your Integrity - Nan DeMars, Author

You've Got To Be Kidding!
How to Keep Your Job Without
Losing Your Integrity

What to do when you're caught in the middle of an ethical dilemma at work. Nan's book discusses how to do the right thing without losing your integrity or your job using an approach to workplace ethics that's relevant to employees as it is to executives.

"Nan's inspiring presentations transform how employers and employees view their ethical responsibilities today - to the benefit of all."
Walter Mondale
former Vice President of the United States
" This book should be on every bookshelf in every office in these challenging times. Nan DeMars uses examples of real-life dilemmas to show you how to stay true to your ethical compass in today’s workplace."
Harvey Mackay
New York Times bestselling author of
"Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive"

Media Guest & Columnist

Nan DeMars is a frequent guest on both US and Canadian TV and radio shows as an expert on workplace ethics issues. She is also an office ethics columnist earning her the nickname “Nan Landers“.  Stay tuned for one on Nan’s appearances and subscribe to her workplace ethics blog, As Nan Sees It“, to keep up-to-date of today’s headlines and ethical dilemmas.

As an in-demand workplace ethicist authority, Nan’s writings on ethical dilemmas range from internet privacy issues to office romances and other issues that test the boundaries of our professional and personal lives. Nan finds classic examples from the day’s headlines (never lacking for material).

TV & Radio Talk Show Guest

As a frequent TV and Radio talk-show guest, Nan DeMars is regularly invited to speak as an expert on office ethics and ethical dilemmas. 

Some of the media outlets that continually feature Nan DeMars’s office ethics appearances include:

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Newspaper & Magazine Columnist

As an in-demand workplace ethicist authority, Nan’s writings on ethical dilemmas range from internet privacy issues to office romances and other issues that test the boundaries of our professional and personal lives. Nan finds classic examples from today’s headlines. Unfortunately, there is never a lack of material. 

Some of the newspapers and magazines that have featured Nan DeMars’ office ethics articles include:

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