About Us

Since 2001, the National Ethics Association (NEA) has helped business professionals build their businesses on a foundation of trust, ethics and best practices. The Association is committed to helping businesses service their customers with knowledge and integrity by providing educational resources and content encouraging and promoting ethics in business and beyond. NEA is also devoted to aiding consumers with the increasingly complex task of conducting due diligence on business professionals. This results in greater peace of mind for skeptical consumers and also rewards those worthy of their trust. 


The National Ethics Association (NEA) management team includes Jeffrey S. Kopitz, co-founder and CEO, and Steven R McCarty, co-founder and Chairman. Both Kopitz and McCarty are veterans of the insurance and financial services industry and bring decades of business management and marketing expertise to their leadership roles at NEA. McCarty manages relationships with members, sponsors, industry associations, and the financial media. He is a frequent speaker on how to leverage best practices for greater professional and personal success. He is also a regular contributor to various industry publications and his monthly column, "Ethics in Action”, appears in Senior Market Advisor, a financial services trade magazine. Kopitz is the chief operations and marketing officer. In these capacities, he has designed the firm’s Background Check System™, a background-check service, and created many other NEA products. He also maintains the financial integrity of the association, and continues to develop its strategy for the future.


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