Video "The Whole Truth"
December 1st, 1999
February 14th, 2002
Just When You Thought You Knew the Truth
Member of Enron's Executive Committee Shares from the Inside
|For the first time, an Enron insider is speaking
out with what really happened within the company walls. Former
Enron Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Community
Relations and author, Cindy Kay Olson, shares both the keys
to many of Enron's successes while revealing details of the
scandal from her point of view in her book releasing nationwide,
titled, "The Whole Truth
So Help Me God---An Enlightened
Testimony from Inside Enron's Executive Offices."
Amidst 23 years of working for Enron, Olson's brilliant HR
innovations catapulted the company to the forefront in the
industry as one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work
for in America" providing employees with top of the line
benefits and work life innovations. Over the years she was
promoted several times, eventually making her way to the executive
committee, working alongside top echelon executives Ken Lay
and Jeff Skilling.
Published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises, Olson shares
who she believes was guilty of what during the scandal that
brought her Enron career to a halt in 2001. While she has
since found herself in the public eye as the first executive
committee member to testify about the scandal before the U.S.
Senate and U.S. House of Representatives Olson has seen the
uprising and downfall of this Fortune 50 organization from
near beginning to finish.
"After countless books, articles and two movies, the
world is pretty sure they already know everything there is
to know about Enron and its executives," Olson says.
"But not so fast!" Many people, for example, are
unaware that most Enron convictions have been overturned and
Jeff Skilling's appeal is now being considered by the fifth
Olson sheds new light on the countless half-truths purveyed
by the media and the justice system. Also, as a member of
Enron's 401(k) administrative committee, she reveals the tenuous
conversations and dubious actions that transpired during the
company's plight. After being a protégé and
confidant of Ken Lay for many years, Olson describes their
relationship and what he was really like behind closed doors.
She was subpoenaed for her answer to the question, "Should
I invest all of my 401(k) in Enron stock?" at a 1999
Enron employee meeting and received attention for deferring
Sherron Watkins' letter of accusations to Ken Lay.
Though never found guilty, Olson and other members of the
Enron hierarchy settled a civil suit in 2004. Her finances
are still under investigation today.
This summer, "The Whole Truth, So Help Me God" will
be available at any bookstore nationwide or can be ordered
through the publisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting
barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com or target.com. Audio versions
of the book are also available.
Olson currently resides on a small acreage near Aspen, Colorado,
with her husband, Grady, and their four dogs.