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Jonas Prising, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ManpowerGroup
Jonas Prising was named ManpowerGroup Chairman in December of 2015 and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May of 2014. He leads all aspects of ManpowerGroup’s $21 billion business in 80 countries and territories worldwide. Prior to being elected CEO, Prising served as ManpowerGroup President from 2012 to 2014, leading the company’s operations in the Americas and Southern Europe, and overseeing the global Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions businesses. Prising joined ManpowerGroup in 1999 and has also served as managing director of Manpower Italy; director of Manpower Global Accounts — Europe, Middle East and Africa; President of North America; and President of the Americas.
A recognized expert on the labor market and world of work trends, Prising regularly speaks at conferences and summits globally, and provides commentary on jobs and employment trends for media. He is actively engaged in the World Economic Forum, including as a Steward of the Future of Education, Gender and Work Global System; Co-Chair of the Regional Business Council on Europe and CEO Champion of the Digital Transformation Initiative.
Before joining ManpowerGroup, Prising worked for Electrolux, a Swedish multinational. During his 10-year tenure with Electrolux, he held various international positions within the consumer goods and business-to-business divisions, including regional manager for Asia Pacific, managing director of Sales Companies in France and the United Kingdom, and finally head of Global Sales and Marketing for one of its business-to-business divisions.
Prising is passionate about preparing the workforce of tomorrow. He is Vice Chairman of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide and is a former Chairman of the Board and a current board member of Junior Achievement (JA) USA. In addition, he serves as a co-chair of Innovation in Milwaukee, an organization focused on supporting entrepreneurial leadership, and is a member of the board of directors of Kohl’s Corporation.
Prising holds an MBA (equivalent) from the Stockholm School of Economics and has participated in executive programs at Harvard, INSEAD, Stanford and Yale. He speaks five languages: English, French, German, Swedish and Italian and has lived in nine countries across Asia, Europe and North America. Prising and his family reside in the Milwaukee area.
Tamara Lundgren, President and Chief Executive Officer, Schnitzer Steel Industries
Tamara has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of Schnitzer’s Board of Directors since December 2008. She joined the Company in September 2005 as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and subsequently held roles of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Schnitzer, Ms. Lundgren was an investment banker and lawyer with 25 years of experience in the U.S. and Europe. She was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of JPMorgan Chase, which she joined in 2001, and Deutsche Bank, which she joined in 1996. Earlier she was a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Hogan Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson, LLP). Ms. Lundgren serves on the Boards of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Ryder System, Inc., and the US Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation, the Canada-US Council for the Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, and the Business Roundtable. Ms. Lundgren earned a B.A. degree from Wellesley College and a J.D. degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.
Roger Krone Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Leidos
Roger A. Krone is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leidos. With approximately $10 billion in annual revenue and 31,000 employees worldwide, Leidos is a recognized global leader in solving important problems in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. Before being named CEO in July 2014, Krone held leadership roles at some of the most prominent organizations in aerospace for nearly 40 years.
For Krone, the future of Leidos is one with a laser focus on its customers, shareholders, and employees. Under his strategic vision, the organization remains committed to investing in critical internal research and development efforts. He is the driving force behind the company’s culture of innovation, the environment shaped to inspire employees to create innovative technology solutions that respond to client’s challenges today and tomorrow.
Before joining Leidos, Krone served as president of Network and Space Systems for The Boeing Company, where he provided calculated direction for approximately 15,000 employees in 35 states and 12 countries. His organization provided integrated technologies to government and commercial customers. He joined McDonnell Douglas in 1992 serving as director of financial planning, vice president and treasurer after a 14year career at General Dynamics, where he held positions in program management, engineering, and finance. Krone also previously served as chairman of the board of directors of the United Launch Alliance, a 50-50 joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin that helps carry weather, telecommunications, and national security satellites to space and employs more rocket scientists than any other company in the world.
Krone earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. A Six Sigma Green Belt, Krone is both a licensed commercial pilot and a certified public accountant. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society in the United Kingdom.
Krone is a member of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees, a member of the BorgWarner board of directors, and a member of the board of WETA Public Television and Radio in Washington, D.C. He is a longtime supporter of the Urban League, and currently serves on the board of the Greater Washington chapter. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation’s Board of Advisors.
Diana Sands, Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance and Administration, The Boeing Company
Diana Sands is senior vice president of the Office of Internal Governance and Administration for The Boeing Company and a member of the company’s executive council. She is responsible for the advancement and effective implementation of Boeing’s internal governance policies and plans. Sands also chairs the company’s Enterprise Services council which is responsible for driving cross-functional alignment of all internal services and providing optimized service delivery globally.
As the company’s chief ethics & compliance officer, Sands leads Boeing’s ethics, compliance, corporate audit and trade controls activities. In this governance role, Sands reports to the chairman and chief executive officer and to the audit committee of the board of directors. She also oversees administration for the company, including leadership of the Enterprise Services council and direct oversight for Security & Fire Protection, Global Real Estate, Global Spectrum Management and Information Services.
Previously, Sands was corporate controller and vice president of Finance. As Boeing’s principal interface with the board of directors’ audit committee, she led the company’s accounting function and was responsible for timely and transparent financial disclosures.
Prior to Sands’ appointment as corporate controller, she was vice president of Investor Relations, Financial Planning & Analysis. In that role she promoted understanding of Boeing with investors and analysts, and led business plan development, financial forecasting and financial analysis.
Sands previously worked in Corporate Treasury, where she was responsible for financial modeling and analysis related to capital structure, equity and fixed-income valuation, pensions and cash deployment.
She joined Boeing in 2001 from General Motors Co., where she served as director, corporate financial planning and reporting, and had various brand finance roles. Previous to that she held financial positions at Ameritech Communications, Helene Curtis and Arthur Andersen.
A certified public accountant, Sands has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s of business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Michigan.
Sands serves on the boards of the Ounce of Prevention Fund and World Business Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her family.
Damien Atkins, SVP, General Counsel & Secretary, The Hershey Company
Damien Atkins is responsible for leading the corporate secretary, government relations, legal and security functions.
Prior to joining Hershey in August of 2018, he was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Panasonic Corporation of North America. At Panasonic, he managed the company’s full litigation portfolio and led global legal teams in several multi-jurisdictional Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and antitrust investigations, lawsuits and claims. He also led a global legal team in the $1 billion acquisition of the Hussmann Corporation in 2016.
Before Panasonic, Atkins was Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Corporate and Chief Compliance Officer for AOL, Inc., leading a range of high-profile legal matters for the company, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and real estate legal matters, including AOL’s spin‐off from Time Warner. In 1998, Atkins began his legal career as a corporate associate at Chadbourne & Parke (now known as Norton Rose). Atkins holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University where he was Senior Class President and a Mellon Scholar, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Jeannine D’Amico Lemker, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Legal Compliance, Microsoft Corporation
Jeannine is a senior member of Microsoft’s compliance program, with strategic oversight, design and implementation responsibilities in the prevention, detection and remediation pillars of the business ethics and compliance program. Day-to-day she manages a team which drives compliance culture, training and awareness, corporate ethics standards, partner compliance, compliance data analytics, risk assessments, control enhancements and others. Before taking her current role, Jeannine conducted internal investigations at Microsoft involving issues relating to policies and procedures, federal, state and local laws, advised senior executives and key stakeholders on compliance issues and remediation.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Jeannine was a Special Counsel in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP’s Business Fraud and Complex Litigation Group where she represented corporations and individuals in a wide variety of white collar criminal and regulatory matters, including international corruption (arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), money laundering, mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, insider trading and securities cases. Her clients included Fortune 100 multinational corporations and senior executives.
Jeannine holds a B.A. from the George Washington University and J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
David S. Huntley, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, AT&T Inc.
David S. Huntley
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, AT&T Inc.
David Huntley is responsible for developing policies to safeguard the privacy of customer and employee information, verifying compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements of the countries and jurisdictions where AT&T operates, and ensuring adherence to internal compliance requirements.
David was appointed to this role after serving as senior vice president and assistant general counsel-AT&T Services. In this role, he oversaw a nationwide team responsible for providing legal support to the Home Solutions and Global Marketing organizations. He was also responsible for Legal administration.
Previously, David served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary for the Advertising Solutions and Interactive operations. He also has served as senior vice president- Mobility Customer Service Centers, where he led a team of more than 30,000 employees. In addition, David has served as senior vice president of E-commerce, Direct Mail and Customer Information Services, and has held significant positions in external affairs, wireless operations, M&A and data operations.
David currently serves on the boards of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc., the Dallas Museum of Art, At Last! and the Baylor Health Care System Foundation. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Southern Methodist University Board, a member of the Texas Business Hall of Fame and a member of the Executive Leadership Council.
He previously served on the executive committee of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and the government relations committee of the Greater Houston Partnership. He also served as a board member of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the 2004 Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, as well as on the board of trustees of the Texas Bar Foundation.
David holds a law degree from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Kathryn Ditmars, Global Litigation Director and General Counsel, Americas, JLL
Kathryn “Ryndy” Ditmars is Global Litigation Director and General Counsel for the Americas region at JLL. Ryndy previously was General Counsel for JLL’s Canada and Latin America businesses, has oversight for Legal Services provided to the Markets businesses in the United States, and she shares oversight with the Global Legal team for Legal Services provided to the Corporate Solutions business. Ryndy also is the Americas Ethics Officer, participating in the Global Ethics Committee, responding to ethics issues that arise, providing ethics training, and working with the Global Legal Services to further develop JLL’s ethics and compliance program. In her role as Global Litigation Director, Ryndy focuses primarily on enterprise risk management and overseeing JLL’s global litigation portfolio.
Prior joining JLL, Ryndy worked as a litigation attorney with McDermott, Will & Emery and Jackson Lewis Schnitzler and Krupman. In her national trial practice, she concentrated in employment areas and presented employment discrimination seminars throughout the United States. Before moving to Chicago, and after graduating from law school, Kathryn worked as a law clerk to Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Education and Affiliations
Kathryn is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Michigan. She is a member of the bar in the US Supreme Court, the US Courts of Appeal, Seventh and Tenth Circuits, US District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin and Eastern District of Michigan and a member of the Michigan State Bar Association.
Kathryn graduated with a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Michigan where she was a Note Editor for the University of Michigan Journal of International Law. She has a BA from Princeton University, with a major in Spanish Literature.
Alex Dimitrief, Former President & CEO, Global Growth Organization, GE and Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GE
Alex Dimitrief is a proven business leader and tested general counsel who steadfastly guides global companies through complex commercial, legal and organizational challenges, exercising sound judgment under pressure and providing pragmatic leadership that delivers results. A powerful communicator across diverse cultural landscapes, Alex creates respectful and productive relationships in emerging and established markets. He is a results-oriented leader who fosters cultures of integrity and inclusion and builds diverse teams focused on high performance.
As President and CEO of General Electric’s Global Growth Organization, Alex was responsible for driving GE’s international growth and ensuring GE’s continued success in 180+ countries. A first-generation Canadian-American born to Russian parents, Alex brought a unique cultural sensitivity to his role as a global representative of GE, generating positive worldwide media coverage as he navigated geopolitical tensions and collaborated with indigenous leadership around the world. On Alex’s watch in 2018, GE landed $76 billion in international orders and secured financing for many of GE’s customers in emerging markets from export credit agencies, sovereign wealth funds and other non-traditional sources of capital and funding.
As the General Counsel of GE from 2015 – 2017, Alex served as a key member of GE’s senior leadership team and was a principal strategic advisor to the Board of Directors. He led a global team of 5,000+ professionals responsible for GE’s legal matters, compliance, government affairs and environmental health and safety programs. Alex reconstituted compliance as a practical business partner, led numerous strategic transactions, championed open reporting, modernized the legal function and drove a new emphasis on cybersecurity. He also spearheaded GE’s advocacy on immigration, LGBTQ rights, diversity and climate change. As Corporate Secretary, Alex was responsible for ensuring GE’s adherence to best governance and reporting practices.
Alex played a key role in the transformation of GE Capital as its General Counsel from 2012–2015. He co-led the largest-ever split-off of Synchrony Financial and secured the first-ever rescission of GE Capital’s “Systematically Important Financial Institution” designation. He also served on the Boards of Synchrony Financial and GE Capital Bank. In his earlier roles at GE, Alex led joint venture negotiations in China and Russia, developed practical but effective integrity programs and won the Chairman’s “Hero of Growth Award” in 2009 for his defense of GE in post-financial-crisis SEC investigations and shareholder lawsuits.
Alex learned to be a compelling communicator and advocate as a trial lawyer for 20 years at Kirkland & Ellis. He defended Morgan Stanley in the research investigations pursued by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and first-chaired lawsuits and arbitrations involving securities, product liability, bankruptcy, intellectual property, environmental, governance and commercial disputes. A skilled negotiator, he secured critical modifications to CBAs and retiree benefits that enabled United Airlines to reorganize and emerge from Chapter 11.
After receiving a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, Alex was selected as a White House Fellow and served in the Reagan Administration’s Office of Political & Intergovernmental Affairs. He is a valued member of not-for-profit boards for his legal, governance, and regulatory expertise as well as his experience in crisis management. He has served on the Boards of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boston Children’s Hospital and the Constitutional Rights Foundation-Chicago, receiving the latter’s Bill of Rights in Action Award.
Alex is a prolific writer and sought-after speaker across many platforms. He delivered the New York Law School commencement address at Carnegie Hall in 2018 and has served as a keynote speaker about culture, integrity, leadership, diversity & inclusion, the legal profession and a variety of commercial, legal and policy issues.
Alex has been married to his wife, Jill, for more than 30 years and they have three adult children.
Inderpreet Sawhney, Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Infosys
Inderpreet is the Group General Counsel & the Chief Compliance Officer of Infosys. In this role she leads the legal and compliance function of the Company. She is a tactical business partner supporting the business in legal and regulatory matters. She is also responsible for directing the development and execution of the compliance and ethics program of the Company.
Inderpreet is a seasoned international professional with over 25 years of experience, including as a General Counsel of a large IT Service company, and as Managing Partner of a mid-sized law firm in Silicon Valley where her mandate included counsel on complex international transactions. She also serves on the National Advisory Council of SABANA (South Asian Bar Association of North America). Her past leadership positions include President SABANA, Board Member of Pratham Bay Area, Foundation for Excellence and Indus Women Leaders.
In recognition for her work, Inderpreet has been awarded the 2006 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award, 2010 Outstanding Mentorship Award – SABA Northern California, 2010 NASABA (North American South Asian Bar Association ) Cornerstone Award and the 2013 NASABA Corporate Counsel Achievement Award. She is a frequent speaker at conferences globally.
Inderpreet has a BA (Hons.) and LL.B degree from Delhi University and an LL.M from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.
Heidi Brown, Law Professor and Author of The Introverted Lawyer and forthcoming book, Untangling Fear in Lawyering
Heidi K. Brown is a graduate of The University of Virginia School of Law, a former litigator in the construction industry for two decades, a law professor at Brooklyn Law School, and a Fulbright Specialist Scholar. She is the author of a three-volume legal writing book series entitled The Mindful Legal Writer; a transformative book for introverted, shy, and socially anxious law students and lawyers entitled The Introverted Lawyer: A Seven-Step Journey Toward Authentically Empowered Advocacy (ABA 2017); and the forthcoming book, Untangling Fear in Lawyering: A Four-Step Journey Toward Powerful Advocacy (ABA 2019). Heidi champions the power of quiet law students and lawyers to be profoundly impactful advocates, in their authentic voices.
Timothy Erblich, Chief Executive Officer, Ethisphere Institute
Timothy Erblich is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. As CEO Mr. Erblich is responsible for ensuring strong growth for the company through his charting of long and short-term strategies aimed at developing standards and best practices for companies who are committed to ethical business practices.
Prior to his time at Ethisphere, Mr. Erblich served as President of NYSE Governance Services, a leading governance, compliance, and education solutions provider for companies and their boards of directors. He spent more than 20 years in executive roles at Thomson Legal & Regulatory, now Thomson Reuters. During this time, he led efforts to serve the AMLAW 100 channel across the Thomson North American Legal business. Prior to that, Mr. Erblich led the strategy and development surrounding Thomson’s growth in the corporate legal & regulatory sector.
An acknowledged thought leader on business ethics, Mr. Erblich frequently speaks before boards of directors, executive leadership programs, and at global industry events. He has presented to global multinational companies on ethics, governance, and the value of prioritizing a long-term, programmatic approach to business and ever-evolving societal trends. He is often requested to present at prestigious events such as the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights Compass program for institutional investors, the SRI Conference on Sustainable and Responsible Investing, the UK’s Global Law Summit, NYSE’s “This Week in the Boardroom”, the Annual Boardroom Summit, the Annual General Counsel Forum, Ethisphere’s Best Practices in Ethics and Communications Workshops, the Global Ethics Summit, and the annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel.
In addition, Mr. Erblich regularly convenes discussions with top leaders in the ethics and compliance space for the Ethisphere community including PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, Microsoft President Brad Smith, former United States Senator Bill Bradley, and Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute.
Mr. Erblich has authored several articles for industry magazines and journals including Forbes, the Huffington Post and the Asian Institute of Finance. He has appeared on numerous television news programs across the United States and has provided expert analysis for journalists at various top tier and trade publications.
He graduated from the University of Arizona and has participated in the Thomson Executive Leadership development program in partnership with Columbia University.
Gloria Santona, Of Counsel, Baker McKenzie; Former EVP, General Counsel and Secretary, McDonald's Corporation
Gloria Santona is Of Counsel in the Chicago office of Baker McKenzie.
Gloria served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of McDonald’s Corporation for nearly 40 years. Since 1977, she held positions of increasing responsibility in McDonald’s legal department, serving as US General Counsel from December 1999 to June 2001 and corporate General Counsel from June 2001 until 2017. As a member of the company’s executive leadership, she was actively involved in the company’s growth strategy. She led the company’s worldwide legal, risk, compliance and regulatory function.
Widely respected in the legal profession, Gloria was named an Outstanding General Counsel by the National Law Journal and has been recognized as one of America’s Top General Counsel by Corporate Board Member magazine. Under Gloria’s leadership, McDonald’s legal department won numerous awards for its commitment to diversity and pro bono.
Gloria works closely with the Firm’s practitioners in delivering high-value legal services focused on our clients’ business needs. She will support the Firm’s diversity and inclusion efforts and contribute to its industry-focused client initiatives, particularly in the Food & Beverage and Consumer Goods and Retail sectors.
Mike Kolloway, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Parsons Corporation
Mike Kolloway serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Parsons Corporation. He joined Parsons in 2016 as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel – Americas. Before that, he served as Senior Corporate Vice President/Assistant General Counsel for Operations and Risk Management at AECOM. He began his career as a partner in the Chicago law firm of Rock, Fusco and Garvey where he was a member of the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, focusing his practice on civil litigation.
Amanda Aikman, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Amanda Aikman is a partner in the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Group and FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption Practice. Ms. Aikman represents and advises companies and individuals with respect to criminal and civil enforcement actions, internal investigations, and global compliance matters.
As a former federal prosecutor, Ms. Aikman’s practice focuses on white collar criminal matters, including defending clients facing U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement proceedings and conducting internal investigations with and without parallel government investigations. Ms. Aikman also regularly advises clients on anti-corruption and other compliance issues, including the development of effective, risk-based compliance programs, global risk assessments, and due diligence.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Ms. Aikman was a prosecutor in the Fraud Section of DOJ’s Criminal Division. As a member of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit, Ms. Aikman focused primarily on enforcement of the FCPA, and was involved in a number of significant cases. Ms. Aikman, for example, was one of the lead FCPA prosecutors in United States v. Peterson, which resulted in the government declining to prosecute Morgan Stanley because of its effective compliance program. In addition to enforcement work, she was responsible for researching and preparing the first comprehensive draft of the document that ultimately became A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a landmark joint DOJ and SEC publication. Ms. Aikman also investigated and prosecuted other white collar crimes, including bank, mail, and wire fraud, and money laundering. She received the 2012 Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for assisting in the trial of Congressman William Jefferson, and in the appeal of his conviction. She has also argued before the United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits.
Ms. Aikman previously worked for the International Labor Organization (ILO), a specialized United Nations agency based in Geneva, Switzerland, on issues at the intersection of business, human rights, and labor rights. While at the ILO, Ms. Aikman was closely involved in the process to develop and adopt a new international treaty on forced labor and human trafficking. She also frequently spoke on these issues at conferences and trainings organized by governments and intergovernmental organizations around the world.
Ms. Aikman received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a notes editor of the Yale Law Journal, an articles editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, and an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. She was a member of the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic (WIRAC) and also served on the Executive Board of Yale Law Women. Ms. Aikman received her B.A. in History with honors from Stanford University. She is admitted to practice in New York and Virginia.
Leonard Shen, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Visa, Inc.
Leonard Shen has served as senior vice president, chief compliance officer for Visa since 2014, where he leads Visa’s global compliance program, driving regulatory compliance and supporting the strong ethical culture at the company.
In both 2017 and 2018, Visa was named the “Best Compliance and Ethics Program (Large cap companies)” in the United States by Corporate Secretary. For the last six consecutive years, Visa has been identified by Ethisphere as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.”
Shen also was Chairman of the Board of the Bay Area Ethics and Compliance Associations (BECA) from 2013-2017 and a member of the Advisory Board of the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).
Before assuming his current role in 2014, Shen was the CCO for PayPal, and before then, CCO for American Express from 2007-2010, and CCO for GE Commercial Finance from 2003-2007.
Before entering the corporate compliance field, Leonard spent 18 years in environmental law, including as a prosecutor at the US Justice Department, private law practice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and at GE.
Shen is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the law review. He is married with three daughters and enjoys hiking, yoga and tai chi.
Kellye Gordon, Vice President, Ethics and Compliance, VF Corporation
When people discover what they are destined to do, they thrive. Kellye Gordon has found her passion in her work at VF Corporation. Trained as a lawyer, she serves as Vice President, Ethics and Compliance, where she designs creative ways to help VF’s more than 67,000 employees understand how to follow complex compliance requirements while living their values in their everyday work. Kellye’s focus on using data and principles of psychology to drive company-wide initiatives has led to increased associate engagement, more targeted training and improved compliance results. Since 2017, less than four years after Kellye launched VF’s Ethics and Compliance Program, the company has twice been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a World’s Most Ethical Companies® honoree. Prior to working at VF, Kellye lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, leading the Africa legal department of a global engine manufacturer and spending time promoting HIV awareness among women. She currently serves on the board of the local Boys and Girls Club and is the Executive Sponsor for WOVEN, the Women of VF Employee Network. Kellye lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, where VF is currently headquartered.
Liban Jama, Partner/Principal, Forensic & Integrity Services, EY
Liban is a Partner/Principal in Ernst and Young’s (EY) Forensic and Integrity Services practice. Liban is a former U.S. federal investigator with nearly 20 years of litigation, investigative, regulatory, and advisory experience.
Liban advises clients in highly sensitive, large-scale, multi-party investigations and related regulatory enforcement actions. He manages matters involving allegations of securities and commodities fraud, health fraud, accounting fraud, export control violations, foreign bribery, false claims, government contract fraud, price-fixing, cyber breaches and insider trading. He assists clients in performing corruption and compliance risk assessments, designing, building and evaluating compliance programs, including policies, controls, training and monitoring mechanisms.
Earlier in his career, Liban spent ten years at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) starting in the Enforcement Division where he was responsible for handling a broad range of the SEC’s domestic and international enforcement matters, including investigations involving accounting and disclosure fraud, insider trading, and illicit payments under the FCPA. While at the SEC, Liban served as legal counsel and a senior advisor to SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar and SEC Chair Mary Jo White, respectively. Liban began his career as a corporate and securities attorney at Arnold & Porter in Washington DC.
Liban has spoken extensively on topics including transactional due diligence, financial fraud, health care fraud, anti-corruption, FCPA, as well as on a wide range of compliance related issues.
Erica Salmon Byrne, J.D., Executive Vice President, Governance and Compliance
Erica Salmon Byrne is the Executive Vice President, Governance and Compliance for The Ethisphere Institute, where she has responsibility for the organization’s data and services business and works with Ethisphere’s community of clients to assess ethics and compliance programs and promote best practices across industries. Ms. Salmon Byrne also serves as the Executive Director of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance; she works with the BELA community to advance the dialogue around ethics and governance, and deliver practical guidance to ethics and compliance practitioners around the globe.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Ms. Salmon Byrne served as the Executive Vice President of Compliance & Governance Solutions for NYSE Governance Services, Corpedia, a leading ethics, compliance, and risk assessment consulting company and licensed credentialing partner of the Ethisphere Institute. Ms. Salmon Byrne worked closely with Corpedia’s varied clients in addressing their compliance needs, including evaluating compliance programs, assisting companies in measuring peer practices and drafting training programs. She hosted the on-demand web video series, Inside Compliance, and shared the host chair of another on-demand web series from NYSE Governance Services, This Week in the Boardroom. She was also responsible for product strategy for NYSE Governance Services.
Prior to joining Corpedia, Ms. Salmon Byrne practiced with DLA Piper in Washington, DC, where she focused in the areas of internal investigations, enforcement actions, government audits, and international law. Ms. Salmon Byrne has advocated on behalf of clients in front of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of Georgia, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the House of Representatives’ Permanent Subcommittee’ for Oversight and Investigations. In addition, she assisted multinational companies in complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. Export Controls.
Ms. Salmon Byrne received a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University, a Master of Arts degree with Highest Distinction from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. She is a regular columnist in The Compliance and Ethics Professional and a contributing editor to the Compliance and Ethics blog. She previously served as adjunct faculty, teaching business ethics in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
Mike Kostiw, Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, AECOM
Eric Kobrick, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, AIG
Mr. Kobrick joined AIG as Assistant General Counsel in 1997 and has held a variety of senior legal positions during his 20+ years at the company, including General Counsel of AIG’s General Insurance business and Chief Reinsurance Legal Officer.
He is currently an AIG Deputy General Counsel overseeing legal units focused on Technology, Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property, Innovation, Sourcing and Branding.
Outside of AIG, Eric serves as an ARIAS•U.S. Certified Umpire and Arbitrator, and he is a former President of ARIAS•U.S. and Chairman of the ARIAS•U.S. Board of Directors. Eric also serves as a member of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice’s Board of Overseers and as a member of various committees of the American Property Casualty Insurance Association. In addition, Eric served as Chairman of the Insurance and Reinsurance Dispute Resolution Task Force. Eric is a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and he is admitted to practice in various federal district and circuit courts.
Eric received a B.A. in Government from Cornell University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. Prior to joining AIG, Eric was associated with the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Prior to working at Simpson Thacher, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Senior Director, Harassment Prevention, EVERFI
Elizabeth Bille, JD, SHRM-SCP
Senior Director, Harassment Prevention
Elizabeth Bille, JD, SHRM-SCP, is an employment law attorney and currently serves as the subject matter expert on the prevention of harassment and discrimination in the workplace for EVERFI. Prior to joining EVERFI, Elizabeth was the General Counsel of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She also has served as the legal and policy advisor to the Vice Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); in this capacity, she provided advice to the EEOC regarding the federal laws prohibiting harassment and discrimination in the workplace and contributed to the development of EEOC regulations and enforcement guidance. Before joining the EEOC, Elizabeth counseled employers of all sizes as an attorney in the global law firm of Hogan & Hartson. She has provided training to EEOC investigators, HR professionals, and employment law attorneys on complex workplace issues, and her work has been cited in various outlets including National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
Joseph Moan, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
Joseph P. Moan is Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia, and manages the Ethics and Compliance, International Trade Sanctions, Anti-Bribery, Environmental Law, Data Privacy, Employment and Labor, Benefits and Immigration teams.
In his role, Mr. Moan oversees all aspects of The Coca-Cola Company’s ethics and compliance programs globally and is responsible for implementation and management of the Company’s ethics and compliance policies, procedures and guidelines. Additionally, he is tasked to ensure the Company’s employees (and system partners) understand and adhere to The Coca-Cola Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Legal and regulatory requirements.
Prior to his current role in the Company, Mr. Moan managed the Employment, Data Privacy, Global Compensation and Benefits, and Global Immigration teams until 2014.
Prior to coming to The Coca-Cola Company in 2001, he held various positions in the Texaco Inc. Legal Department from Summer Law Clerk in 1987 to Senior Employment Counsel for Texaco, Inc. in 2001.
Mr. Moan has significant experience with a wide variety of legal matters, including class action litigation, proactive employment counseling, diversity matters and data privacy. He has worked and practiced law in Texas, New York, Georgia and London, England. Mr. Moan received his B.A. degree, with distinction, from the Virginia Military Institute and his J.D. degree from the College of William and Mary.
Mr. Moan has served a total of 26 years in active and reserve components of both the United States Army, Field Artillery and Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps and retired in 2007 at the rank of Colonel.
Tiffany Archer, Regional Compliance Officer | Corporate Compliance Counsel (Americas & Europe), Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Tiffany is the Regional Compliance Officer, Corporate Compliance Counsel (Americas & Europe) for Panasonic Avionics Corporation and has more than 17 years of corporate work experience. Prior to becoming an attorney, Tiffany spent six years in the financial services industry where she was responsible for strategizing with members of key functions including Legal, Finance and Compliance. She assisted with the implementation of financial and transaction monitoring systems focusing on the identification of inherent risks and remediation strategies.
With more than a decade of legal experience with major international law firms and Fortune 500 companies, Tiffany’s practice has spanned the Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America regions. While at the law firms of Mayer Brown and Arnold & Porter she acquired extensive experience in conducting complex cross-border investigations of multi-national companies, with a particular emphasis on anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering and financial crimes compliance. Most notable was a high-profile FCPA investigation of a consumer products company with a focus on its global operations and C-level executives. Tiffany frequently liaised with U.S. regulators including the SEC and DOJ. Additionally, she counseled clients regarding compliance program and policy/procedure development; conducted risk assessments; developed internal control, audit and corporate governance enhancements; and responded to regulatory inquiries. As in-house counsel, Tiffany previously served as the Director of Global Investigations and Compliance at a hospitality services company, Lead Global Compliance Counsel at a pharma/medical device company, and an AML/BSA Subject Matter Expert for a global financial institution under a Consent Order.
She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from The George Washington University Law School.
Alan Gibson, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Legal Compliance, Microsoft Corporation
Alan Gibson is an Assistance General Counsel in Microsoft’s Office of Legal Compliance. He leads Microsoft’s strategy for using advanced statistics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to proactively manage its compliance risks with a focus on corruption. During his 15 years at Microsoft, he has served in legal and business roles including supporting sales, marketing, and product teams, business development, and commercial operations. Before joining Microsoft, Alan was an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe where he focused on corporate finance, securities, and M&A.
Alan received his B.A. from Whitman College, and J.D. and M.B.A. from Seattle University.
Natalia Shehadeh, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, TechnipFMC
Natalia Shehadeh is Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for TechnipFMC, a London-based global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore, and surface projects in the oil and natural gas industries. TFMC is publicly traded on the NYSE and Euronext exchanges. Prior to joining TechnipFMC earlier this year, Natalia was the Chief Assurance Officer and formerly Chief Compliance Officer, interim General Counsel and chair of Diversity & Inclusion at Weatherford International, a global oil-field services company. As Chief Compliance Officer for Technip, Ms. Shehadeh leads a global team of lawyers, forensic accountants and compliance professionals responsible for daily ethics, anticorruption, antitrust, import, export, trade sanctions, boycott, data privacy and other compliance matters. She has also held leadership positions in compliance at Shell Oil Company and was Of Counsel with the Washington D.C. office of the law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Natalia earned degrees at the University of Houston and South Texas College of Law. Natalia is originally from Madrid, Spain and is based in Houston, Texas for TechnipFMC.
Ariel Meyerstein Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi
Ariel Meyerstein is a Senior Vice President in Citi’s Corporate Sustainability team where he engages with diverse global functions to help lead reputational risk management of critical human rights and sustainability issues through policy development, stakeholder engagement and portfolio and transactional due diligence. Prior to joining Citi, Meyerstein led multilateral policy engagement at the intersection of trade, investment, human rights and sustainable development for the U.S. Council for International Business, where he also created the Business for 2030 platform in 2015 to enhance business engagement in the SDGs. A Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, he has served on a number of multi-stakeholder advisory committees to the ILO and OECD, as well as various U.S. executive branch agencies. Prior to USCIB, Meyerstein spent several years developing expertise in international law while working for global law firms, in international courts and tribunals and human rights NGOs.
Kris Curry, Principal, Forensics & Integrity Services, EY
Kris Curry is a Principal with Ernst & Young’s Forensics & Integrity Services practice. Kris specializes in assisting health sciences companies with global risk and compliance assessments and analyses. Kris works closely with management teams and chief compliance officers to identify enforcement risks, determine potential vulnerabilities and recommend solutions from business and operational perspectives. Kris also assists clients in fraud investigations and compliance inquires. She has first-hand experience managing and responding to government investigations, including the negotiating of settlements agreements.
Kris is a compliance and regulatory professional with more than 20 years of life science experience. Prior to joining EY, Kris was the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for the Pharmaceutical Sector of Johnson & Johnson. As the CCO she was responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive global compliance program. Kris has developed and led both large and small organizations in the development of strategies to increase operational efficiencies and drive effectiveness.
Kris brings deep, relevant experience in health care and life sciences, and she is a frequent lecturer at industry events. Her significant regulatory and compliance experience includes such diverse areas such as promotional compliance, research and development, sales and marketing practices, including off-label, fraud and abuse, government pricing and relationships with third parties.
Stacey Hanna, General Counsel, Ethics & Compliance, Lonza
STACEY J. HANNA is General Counsel, Global Ethics and Compliance at Lonza. Ms. Hanna joined Lonza when Capsugel was acquired by Lonza in July 2017 from KKR & Co. In her new role, she is responsible for building and enhancing a global ethics and compliance program in the areas of anti-bribery and anti-corruption, trade compliance and antitrust for the Swiss public company. While at Capsugel, Ms. Hanna focused on Ethics & Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment, Regulatory, and Information Security matters. Ms. Hanna graduated with honors from Hamilton College in 1997 and Cornell Law School in 2001. Prior to joining Lonza, Ms. Hanna was associated with Mayer Brown, Pfizer Inc. and Drinker Biddle & Reath.
G. Sonny Cave, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary, ON Semiconductor
Mr. Cave is the founding General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ON Semiconductor, positions he has held since the 1999 spin-out from Motorola. He is also Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer and Chief Risk Officer of ON Semiconductor and SCI LLC. His extensive legal and business experience spans over 30 years, including seven years with Motorola. For two years prior to ON Semiconductor’s spin-out, he was an ex-patriate stationed in Geneva, Switzerland as Regulatory Affairs Director for Motorola’s Semiconductor Components Group. Before that assignment, he spent five years with Motorola’s Corporate Law Department in Phoenix, Arizona where he was Senior Counsel for global Environmental Health and Safety. Mr. Cave also practiced law for six years with two large law firms in Denver and Phoenix. He has extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, governance, enterprise risk management and compliance and ethics. He holds a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Colorado School of Law, a Master of Science Degree from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree cum laude from Duke University.
Olga De Mello Pontes, Chief Compliance Officer, Odebrecht
Olga Pontes has over 20 years of working experience and solid expertise in compliance, risk management, governance and internal audit matters, built on international projects working 7 year for EY Brasil, 2 years for EY London, and 10 year for Braskem, first as a Chief Information Security Officer and then as a Chief Business Security Officer. prior serving as Odebrecht´s CCO.
In April 2016, when Odebrecht announced that it would collaborate with the authorities and it would begin a transformation process, she accepted the position of Chief Compliance Officer for Odebrecht S.A , the Holding Company, reporting directly to board of director’s members with the challenge of setting the group’s Compliance program, leads its implementation, and also for overseeing the implementation of the compliance commitments set out in leniency agreements signed with authorities.
Olga Pontes holds MBA in Corporate Governance, by Fundação Instituto de Pesquisas Contábeis, Atuariais e Financeiras (FIPECAFI), MBA in Business Management, by Fundação Getúlio Vargas, specialization in Global Leadership by Dom Cabral; she also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Data Processing, by Rui Barbosa, and attended Civil Engineering at Universidade Federal da Bahia.
Pamela Passman, Vice Chair, Ethisphere
Pamela Passman is Vice Chair of the Ethisphere Institute, and founder and President of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org), distinct entities with a common mission to promote leading practices to manage key governance, compliance and risks for companies and their global supply chains. CREATe.org’s effective approach to helping companies measure internal capabilities and manage risk led to the spin-off and sale of its services subsidiary, CREATe Compliance Inc., to another industry leader, the Ethisphere Institute.
Passman speaks and writes on enterprise risk management, data protection, cybersecurity, intellectual property, anti-corruption, and doing business in Asia.
Prior to founding CREATe.org in October 2011 and CREATe Compliance in 2016, Passman was the Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation. From 2002 to 2011, Passman led Microsoft’s regulatory compliance work across a range of issues, including privacy, security, law enforcement, telecommunications and other issues related to cloud computing. Passman also led Microsoft’s global government relations and public policy work and philanthropic programs and had leadership responsibilities for its cross-company global corporate citizenship efforts.
She first joined Microsoft in 1996 and until 2002 led the Legal and Corporate Affairs organization in Asia, based in Tokyo, with a focus on Japan, Korea and the People’s Republic of China. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Passman practiced law with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo, Japan.
Ms. Passman serves on the Board of Kinaxis Inc., a Toronto-listed SAAS supply chain management company, and served on the Board of IO, a data center infrastructure/cloud computing company that was sold to Iron Mountain in 2018.
She currently serves on the Board and as Treasurer of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and as a Trustee of Lafayette College. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on its Nominating and Governance Committee.
Ms. Passman is a graduate of Lafayette College and the University of Virginia School of Law. She was a Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellow in Japan.
Joseph Suich, Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel, GE Power
Mara Davis, Vice President, Ethics & Compliance, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Mara Davis recently joined The Estée Lauder Companies as Vice President, Ethics & Compliance. Most recently, Mara was Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer at Univision Communications, Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In her role at Univision she was responsible for developing, enhancing and overseeing Univision’s corporate compliance program, including leadership of its Corporate Compliance Committee, compliance risk assessment, the new Code of Business Conduct, policies and procedures, compliance training and communications, speak-up channels and related internal reviews, compliance systems and the compliance leaders program. She has developed and implemented specialized compliance programs on anti-bribery and anti-corruption, payola and plugola, media measurement integrity, and conflicts of interest.
Prior to joining Univision in 2013, Davis served in a senior compliance role at Bertelsmann, Europe’s leading media company, where she was responsible for global initiatives involving compliance risk assessment, award-winning training, and policy development throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas. Before Bertelsmann, she held compliance roles at New York University and for the City of New York. She has also worked in consulting for Willis Towers Watson.
Davis has served on the board of the Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater New York Chapter, chaired its Compliance & Ethics Practice Group and founded its Women’s Affinity Group, dedicated to advancement of women in the legal profession. Currently, she serves on the steering committee for Univision’s Women’s Leadership Council, an employee resource group that focuses on advancement and professional growth of women at Univision. In 2016, she received the CEO award for excellence and extraordinary contributions to the Company. In 2017, she was named a “Top Mind” by Compliance Week, a leading industry publication.
Christian Focacci, Vice President of Offering Management, Steele Compliance
Christian Focacci is currently Vice President of Offering Management at Steele Compliance Solutions. Christian has over a decade of experience in anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) and sanctions compliance. He has worked for several of the world’s largest financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase, Citi, and Bank of New York Mellon. Prior to joining Steele, Christian was the co-founder and Chief Information Officer of TransparINT, a financial crime compliance technology firm focused on helping companies better identify risk through the use of machine learning and automation. He was also the founder of AMLSource.com, a leading career resource website for compliance professionals that was acquired by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BarBri company, in May 2015.
Michele M. Brown, SVP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel, Leidos
Michele M. Brown is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Leidos. She is responsible for administering the company’s Ethics and Compliance Program. This includes development of corporate policies, procedures, and training to ensure that Leidos complies with applicable laws and regulations and that employees act in accordance with the values and standards in the company’s Code of Conduct. Brown manages a comprehensive investigative process that assures appropriate resolution of compliance issues and concerns. She also serves as Deputy General Counsel, providing legal, investigative, and litigation support on issues involving government and commercial contracting and regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining Leidos (previously Science Applications International Corporation) in 2008, Brown spent almost a decade in private practice at Holland & Knight, specializing in government contracts and compliance. She led significant and complex investigations that involved substantial interaction with offices of inspectors general, law enforcement agencies, suspension and debarment officials, and crisis management firms.
Brown is currently a member of the Anti-Defamation League Washington, D.C. Regional Board, and serves on the Ethics & Compliance Association Board of Directors. She is a past president of the Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association and a recipient of its Life Service Award. Brown was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Public Contract Law Journal for more than a decade. She is a frequent speaker on ethics, compliance, and risk mitigation topics, including strategies for operationalizing ethics and compliance programs, the intersection of culture and ethics, and contractor compliance challenges. Brown is also an advocate for women in the workplace, and currently serves as the co-executive sponsor of the Leidos Women’s Network.
Brown graduated from The George Washington University Law School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction from the University of Michigan. She also attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education High Potentials Leadership Program.
Reagan R. Demas, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Reagan Demas has significant experience working on behalf of companies and investors in emerging markets and high risk jurisdictions. He has managed major legal compliance investigations for a variety of Fortune 500 companies and negotiated settlements before the US Department of Justice, US Securities and Exchange Commission, and other federal and state regulatory entities, obtaining declinations in a number of matters. He has also conducted risk assessments and due diligence in a variety of legal compliance matters for companies across industries, and has worked on the ground evaluating partnerships, investments and other business opportunities worldwide. Reagan has written and spoken extensively on emerging compliance trends, ethics, corruption and doing business in Africa.
Reagan helps companies effectively and efficiently identify and address legal compliance risk around the world. He focuses his practice on global supply chain compliance, anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, fraud, business ethics, human rights and corporate compliance. He provides practical solutions on issues of trade, taxation, investment, entity registration, security, risk management and expatriate employment. He conducts investigations, risk assessments, training and due diligence on behalf of clients in Africa and other emerging markets, and is a leading thinker in the area of business ethics and human rights-related legal obligations and emerging regulatory regimes. He has lived and worked on the African continent and has extensive contacts and knowledge on local law questions.
Representative Legal Matters
- Managed and conducted a full-scale internal investigation on behalf of a global freight forwarder on potential violations of the FCPA and other compliance issues in six North and West African nations, as part of a US Department of Justice investigation.
- Conducted an investigation for a US listed retailer and services company into allegations of fraud and improper revenue recognition practices.
- Assisted a US-based product distributor in restructuring its Nigerian operations in compliance with US and Nigerian law.
- Conducted onsite customs-related compliance assessments in six countries in Africa, Asia and South America for a multinational drilling company.
- Conducted an investigation into fraud and money laundering allegations on behalf of a Fortune 500 company’s operations in Argentina.
- Counseled a global services corporation on security and legal issues in Nigeria’s delta region.
- Conducted an investigation for a U.S. listed retailer and services company into allegations of fraud and improper revenue recognition practices.
- Acted for a US-based global oil and gas service provider in drafting anti-corruption and trade compliance manuals and associated materials. Trained over 1,000 employees in six African countries on FCPA and local law compliance.
- Managed investigation of potential violations of the FCPA in China by a listed global oil and gas services company, including disclosure and reporting to the US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Served as compliance consultant to a global freight forwarder and a logistics provider post-DOJ/SEC settlement and delivered regular reports to DOJ/SEC as required under the Deferred Prosecution Agreement.
Michele Wiener, Senior Partner, Control Risks
Michele Wiener is a Senior Partner within Control Risks’ Compliance, Investigations and Technology practice in the Americas region. She has significant experience in fraud and corporate compliance matters in the US and abroad. Working on behalf of legal counsel, boards of directors and senior management of public and private corporations, Michele specializes in conducting complex corporate investigations and forensic accounting engagements involving allegations of corruption, financial reporting fraud, internal controls and books and record-keeping violations under both the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act.
She has led engagements in more than 30 countries, including the US, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Michele has also helped companies design, evaluate and improve anti-corruption and anti-fraud compliance programs.
Michele’s recent experience includes:
- Retained by a publicly-traded global government services provider to investigate possible bribe payments to foreign officials through one of its subcontractors in the Middle East in connection with disclosure to the US government.
- Engagement lead for a complex independent investigation into a leading pharmaceutical company’s operations and interactions with healthcare professionals, distributors and vendors in China.
- Retained by counsel to one of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies to perform a review of its Brazilian marketing agent’s operations to assist in evaluating the risk with respect to FCPA compliance.
- Led a court-appointed independent compliance consulting team for a large global pharmaceutical company in connection with an FCPA settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Developed and implemented risk assessment review workplans for global companies in the medical devices, pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries.
Prior to joining Control Risks, Michele spent a decade at FTI Consulting, where she was a managing director in its forensic and litigation consulting practice. Prior to that, she was a manager at Ten Eyck Associates, a boutique firm specializing in investigative accounting and consulting focused on securities laws, financial reporting and accounting issues.
Michele has authored articles and given numerous presentations on compliance and anti-corruption, accounting principles, auditing standards, interviewing techniques and accounting ethics issues. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.
Michele holds a B.A. from Dickinson College. She received her law degree from Villanova University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the prestigious 1993 Reimel Moot Court Award.
Ling-Ling Nie, Incoming General Counsel and VP, Ethics and Compliance, Georgia Tech; Former Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, Panasonic Corporation of North America
Ling-Ling Nie is the incoming General Counsel and VP, Ethics and Compliance for Georgia Tech, and the former Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel at Panasonic Corporation of North America, where she was responsible for managing the corporate compliance and ethics program for over 25 subsidiaries and division companies. She has practiced in both the private and public sectors in multiple areas, and previously served as a Senior Advisor to the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Her current practice focuses on global compliance matters, including antitrust, anti-corruption, data protection, customs and trade, conflict minerals, privacy issues, and investigations.
She is a division President of Panasonic’s Women Connect organization and serves as a Global Mentor for the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA). She received the “Excellence in Ethics Training and Communications Award” from the U.S. Office of Government Ethics in 2010 and was a University of Georgia “40 Under 40” award program nominee in 2013 and 2018. She regularly speaks at events hosted by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Ethisphere Institute, the University of Georgia School of Law, Seton Hall School of Law, and the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, for which she currently serves on the Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors at the Actor’s Express Theatre in Atlanta. She has contributed to compliance publications both online and in print, and has been featured in Modern Counsel Magazine and Compliance Weekly.
She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and received her law degree from Washington and Lee University’s School of Law, and is licensed to practice in both Georgia and Virginia.
Susan Divers, Senior Advisor, LRN
Susan Divers is a senior advisor with LRN Corporation. In that capacity, Ms. Divers brings her 30+ years’ accomplishments and experience in the ethics and compliance area to LRN partners and colleagues. This expertise includes building state-of-theart compliance programs infused with values, designing user-friendly means of engaging and informing employees, fostering an embedded culture of compliance and substantial subject matter expertise in anti-corruption, export controls, sanctions, and other key areas of compliance.
Prior to joining LRN, Mrs. Divers served as AECOM’s Assistant General for Global Ethics & Compliance and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. Under her leadership, AECOM’s ethics and compliance program garnered six external awards in recognition of its effectiveness and Mrs. Divers’ thought leadership in the ethics field. In 2011, Mrs. Divers received the AECOM CEO Award of Excellence, which recognized her work in advancing the company’s ethics and compliance program.
Mrs. Divers’ background includes more than thirty years’ experience practicing law in these areas. Before joining AECOM, she worked at SAIC and Lockheed Martin in the international compliance area. Prior to that, she was a partner with the DC office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal. She also spent four years in London and is qualified as a Solicitor to the High Court of England and Wales, practicing in the international arena with the law firms of Theodore Goddard & Co. and Herbert Smith & Co. She also served as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the Department of State and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN working on the first anti-corruption multilateral treaty initiative.
Mrs. Divers is a member of the DC Bar and a graduate of Trinity College, Washington D.C. and of the National Law Center of George Washington University. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ethisphere Magazine listed her as one the “Attorneys Who Matter” in the ethics & compliance area. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Rutgers University Center for Ethical Behavior and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Practical Training from 2005-2008.
She resides in Northern Virginia and is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on ethics and compliance topics. Mrs. Divers’ most recent publication is “Balancing Best Practices and Reality in Compliance,” published by Compliance Week in February 2015. In her spare time, she mentors veteran and university students and enjoys outdoor activities.
Thomas Pfennig, Head of Compliance, Bayer AG
Effective January 1, 2016, Tom Pfennig took over as Head of Compliance at Bayer AG. In his function, he is overseeing all legal compliance activities within Bayer’s divisions and corporate functions globally. This includes coordinating the Integrated Compliance Management (ICM) advising on legal Compliance topics, including industry codes, laws and public regulations as well as company directives.
Mr. Pfennig joined Bayer in 2004. He worked as Legal Counsel in Bayer AG´s and Bayer Corporation´s Litigation departments from 2004 to 2009. In 2010, he became Senior Legal Counsel Women’s HealthCare at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. He returned to Germany in 2012 and assumed the global responsibility for Investigations and Reporting at Bayer AG´s Compliance function. From 2013 until 2015, he was Head of Legal Product Supply at Bayer HealthCare AG. Prior to joining Bayer, Mr. Pfennig worked at BMW of North America LLC and AT&T Broadband in the US.
Mr. Pfennig completed his legal studies at the University of Bonn/Germany and thereafter graduated from the University of Denver Law School with a Master in American and Comparative Law. He attended Graduate Business Management Programs at the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business and Oxford University Said Business School. Mr. Pfennig is admitted to the German Bar and the New York Bar.
Neha Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, True Office Learning
Neha is responsible for True Office Learning’s product and technology vision, strategy and growth. Prior to her role as CEO, Neha served as Senior Director of Learning Solutions & Strategic Initiatives at NYSE Governance Services, leading all product strategy and development initiatives for the business. Neha has also served as Citigroup’s Chief of Staff for the Institutional Clients Group Technology organization, reporting directly to the CIO. In her time with Citigroup, Neha led a number of strategic change management efforts involving critical, multi-million dollar initiatives across industries.
Neha holds an MBA in Management and Business Strategy from Rutgers Business School and a BE in Computers and Electrical Engineering from the Honors College of Engineering at Rutgers.
Katie Lawler, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Ethics Officer, U.S. Bank
Katie Lawler is Senior Vice President and Global Chief Ethics Officer. In this role, Katie leads the U.S. Bancorp Office of Global Ethics and Business Conduct.
In 2016, Katie returned to the law division as Deputy General Counsel responsible for the employment and labor, technology and operations, cybersecurity, privacy and data governance legal teams. Prior to returning to the law division, Katie served in a variety of roles in Human Resources, most recently as Senior Vice President and Director of Talent and Employee Relations. During her tenure in Human Resources, Katie led groups including employee relations, diversity and inclusion, communications, leadership development and talent management, employee engagement, and employee prescreening. Katie joined U.S. Bank in 2002 as an employment attorney in the Law Division and served as Chief Employment counsel prior to moving to Human Resources in 2007. Among Katie’s proudest accomplishments include founding the U.S. Bank Employee Assistance Fund and the award-winning Proud to Serve program, and leading U.S. Bank’s ethics program that helped U.S. Bank be named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Katie is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wallin Education Partners, serves on the Finance Advisory Committee for the St. Louis Park Public Schools and is a member of the Human Resources Advisory Committee of Fraser.
Katie is a licensed attorney and a member of the Minnesota Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the Ethics and Compliance Initiative and the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance.
Katie received her B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. She lives with her husband and two children in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
Antonio Fernández, Chief Compliance, NERC & Privacy Officer, PSEG Services Corporation
Antonio Fernández was named PSEG’s chief compliance officer in April 2016.
In this role, he is responsible for overseeing PSEG’s compliance program, which involves managing PSEG’s respected ethics and compliance group and its highly successful NERC compliance group.
Mr. Fernández joined PSEG from General Electric (GE), where he served as GE Power’s global ombuds leader and executive counsel. During his five years at GE, he held various roles of increasing responsibility in GE’s compliance program, serving as chief compliance officer for GE’s nuclear business and as GE’s corporate ombuds leader.
Mr. Fernández started his career at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)’s Office of the General Counsel through its Honors Program. While at the NRC, he worked on a variety of issues relating to the licensing and operation of nuclear power plants. Mr. Fernández then served as nuclear counsel for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), where he oversaw all legal matters related to PG&E’s nuclear power plants. After PG&E, he joined NextEra Energy as senior attorney, where he counseled NextEra’s nuclear fleet on all matters, including licensing, acquisitions, security, NRC enforcement, employment, environmental and complex commercial transactions.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Dayton; a Juris Doctor degree (Order of Barristers) from St. Mary’s University School of Law and a Master of Laws in international and comparative law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Noreen Fiero, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
As Guardian’s Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (CECO), Noreen leads the ethics and compliance program for the enterprise including responsibility for Guardian’s Code of Conduct. Noreen’s responsibilities include oversight of 85 compliance professionals who have accountability for business unit compliance and corporate shared services compliance including anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance, privacy law and compliance, anti-bribery/anti-corruption law and compliance, oversight of all regulatory inquiries and exams including market conduct exams, FINRA and SEC examinations, compliance risk assessments, the records retention program, customer complaints reporting and metrics, policy governance and compliance training.
Prior to joining Guardian, Noreen served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Retirement Solutions and Group Insurance at Prudential Financial. In that role, which included oversight for the annuities, retirement and group businesses, Noreen was responsible for a team of 70 compliance professionals located throughout the United States supporting the respective business divisions. During her ten year tenure at Prudential, Noreen served in a variety of legal and compliance roles, including serving as the enterprise Anti-Money Laundering and Anti- Corruption Compliance Officer where she was responsible for building and implementing corporate standards and operating compliance models for all businesses, both domestic and international. While serving as regulatory counsel for Prudential, Noreen was responsible for building out the outreach protocols with the State Attorneys General.
In addition to the forgoing, while at Prudential, Noreen was responsible for driving the volunteerism efforts of the Law, Compliance, Ethics and External Affairs Departments by Chairing the Volunteerism Committee and identifying social causes that not only aligned with the social investing strategy of the broader organization but allowed for team building opportunities within the department. In 2015, Noreen was charged with developing the overall talent development strategy for the enterprise compliance organization.
Prior to Prudential, Noreen worked as a senior manager for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, LLP. She has also worked for UBS Financial Services, Inc. as legal counsel to the company’s Money Laundering Prevention Group. Prior to going in-house, Noreen was in private practice as a securities and M&A attorney.
In 2018, Noreen was named to the New York Business Journal’s list of Women of Influence. She was recently named to the Advisory Board of the American College Center for Ethics in Financial Services. Noreen is a graduate of Seton Hall Law School and is a frequent speaker on compliance and ethics issues and has authored pieces on building an FCPA compliance program. She is a periodic adjunct professor at NY Law School and a guest lecturer at Fordham Law School on general compliance issues. She is a member of Advancing Women Executives.
Ritu Jain, Chief Compliance Officer, Asia, GE
Ritu Jain is the Chief Compliance Officer for Asia at GE and is based in Gurgaon, India. She leads a team of compliance professionals supporting all GE businesses as well Joint ventures in the region (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan) covering 20000+ employees across 30+ locations. In this role, she is responsible for GE’s Compliance program and strategy in the region, identify emerging Compliance trends including related regulatory and policy issues that may impact the businesses’ Compliance readiness and make appropriate recommendations. She works with the regional Government Relations and legal team to identify regulatory issues impacting the region and develop and implement an engagement strategy and policies. She is also responsible for compliance integration for Alstom listed companies in India acquired as part of GE’s global acquisition of Alstom’s Power and Grid businesses.
Ritu joined GE’s rotational leadership program called Financial Management Program (FMP) where she did rotations in GE Money, GE Consumer and Industrial, GE Capital and GE Corporate. Upon successfully graduating from FMP, she joined the GE Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) where she was responsible for managing multiple teams focusing on financial and compliance audits as well as projects. During CAS she covered GE’s industrial businesses including Power & Water, Oil & Gas, Energy Management and Appliances & Lighting across various locations in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Ritu holds an MBA from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and completed her B.Com (Honors) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi.
Cédric Dubar, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, Volvo Car Group
Cédric Dubar joined Volvo Cars in March 2017, as Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, with the mission to “Make it easier for employees to do things right and to comply with regulations and internal rules”. In this role, he oversees the Corporate Compliance & Ethics Program that relies upon the company’s values and responsible leadership.
Mr Dubar has over 15 years experience in Compliance and ethics-related roles, within renowned multinationals. Prior to joining Volvo Cars, he served as Group Compliance & Ethics Officer at Dassault Systèmes, where he led the Ethics & Compliance program.
For several years, he was on the Board of the French Business Ethics Association (Cercle d´Ethique des Affaires) where he also served as General Secretary from 2013 to 2017.
Before joining the Compliance and Ethics field, Cédric Dubar started his career as an M&A lawyer. He holds postgraduate degrees in Law and in audit of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Callie Pappas, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel, Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Callie Pappas is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel for Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Schnitzer Steel is one of the nation’s largest recyclers of scrap metal, a leading provider of used and recycled auto parts and a manufacturer of finished steel products.
As Chief Compliance Officer, she created and leads the independent Compliance Department across all business units. This includes developing and overseeing the Anticorruption and Ethics Programs. During Callie’s tenure, Schnitzer was designated a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute (in 2015, 2016 and 2017); the first US steel company, and first metals recycling company worldwide, to be so honored.
As Deputy General Counsel she supports the Company’s legal activities with specific responsibility for import-export, export licensing, international trade litigation and international commercial transactions. She also advises the company on international business development and strategy, with emphasis on entity structure, tax, political risk and international security.
Previously, she served as Chief Risk Officer, developing and managing Schnitzer’s Enterprise Risk Management Program. Callie continues to have oversight responsibility for the legal and regulatory risk area, including implementing a governance-risk-compliance framework for those risks.
Callie began her career in private practice in Washington D.C. working with several national law firms. She then spent ten years as international counsel at United States Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh. She joined Schnitzer in 2006.
She has a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. Callie is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida, Michigan, Oregon and Pennsylvania, as well as the District of Columbia.
She has been a speaker at the Portland Business Journal, Compliance Week and the American Association of Corporate Counsel, among others, on a variety of topics related to anticorruption, ethics, import-export and international business. She occasionally guest lectures at Marylhurst University in Portland.
Callie is proud to be on the Board of the Portland Opera.
Chris Lang, Vice President, Ethics & Compliance and Global Privacy Officer, UPS
Chris is UPS’s Vice President of Global Compliance & Ethics and Global Privacy Officer. He leads the global compliance, ethics and privacy programs and coordinates the efforts of UPS’s Information Security Council, a cross functional group of UPS’s senior leadership responsible for privacy and cybersecurity governance. In addition, he supports UPS’s cybersecurity group and is a member of UPS’s Incident Response Team. Before joining UPS he practiced law at Alston & Bird in Atlanta and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York City. Chris received a JD from George Washington Law School and a BS from the University of Massachusetts.
Pilar Caballero, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Ryder System, Inc.
Pilar Caballero is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Ryder System, a Fortune 500 commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions company with over 40,000 employees and operations worldwide. She works closely with the Board of Directions and senior executives, and is responsible for the Company’s enterprise risk management program.
Before joining Ryder, Caballero served as Senior Director of Corporate Compliance for Biogen, a Fortune 500 biotech company. Prior to compliance, Caballero built extensive experience in labor and employment law, leading the employment law departments at Biogen and at Investors Bank & Trust. Previously, she was an attorney at Jackson Lewis. She began her career as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office in Florida.
Veena Lakkundi, Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, 3M
Veena Lakkundi joined 3M more than 24 years ago. During her time at 3M she has proven herself as a global leader, scientist, businesswoman and strategist. She was the first female Managing Director in 3M Indonesia before becoming a Global Business Director in 3M’s Industrial Business Group. Now 3M’s Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Veena is leveraging her business experience to build a world-class global organization that is committed to doing the right thing every day, and she is giving back wherever she can.
“Some of my proudest moments are when I am able to reach out a hand to help a fellow 3Mer accomplish their goals and ultimately help grow the Company,” Veena says.
She is a passionate volunteer and a current member of the Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF) Board which focuses on STEM programming, and the Twin Cities United Way Women United Community Relations Committee. At 3M, she is the Chair of 3M A3CTION (Asian American) Employee Resource Network and is on the Executive Committee of the Women’s Leadership Forum.
Veena also brings a strong science and engineering background to 3M. Her first job with the company was as a product engineer in Canada. “I value my background in science,” she says. “It is the core foundation of my skills that allows me to think critically and act collaboratively in all that I do.”
Her strong business acumen, people leadership skills and customer-first attitude has enabled her to succeed in a broad range of career opportunities globally, including Research and Development, Sales and Marketing Management, Six Sigma and senior business leadership.
Veena holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She enjoys spending time with her family and travelling to new countries.
Thomas Firestone, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Thomas Firestone represents clients in international white collar criminal investigations and compliance matters, including anti-corruption and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), internal investigations and transactional due diligence. He is a member of the Firm’s Global Compliance & Investigations Steering Committee. Prior to joining the Firm, Thomas spent 14 years at the US Department of Justice. He worked as an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of New York where he prosecuted transnational organized crime cases. He also worked as Resident Legal Adviser and Acting Chief of the Law Enforcement Section at the US Embassy in Moscow. In the latter capacity, he facilitated US-Russian law enforcement cooperation, assisted the Russian government in drafting new criminal legislation, advised the US government on policy issues related to criminal justice in Russia and twice won the US State Department Superior Honor Award.
Lisa Beth Lentini, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Deluxe Corporation
Lisa Beth Lentini is currently the Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Deluxe Corporation. Her previous positions included Vice President of Global Compliance for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global travel management company present in over 150 countries and territories and Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Best Buy Co., Inc. Ms. Lentini also served with US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, in the Divisions of Corporation Finance and Enforcement.
Ms. Lentini has a B.A. degree from Lawrence University, a J.D./M.B.A. degree from Tulane University and a L.L.M. specializing in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University School of Law.
David Herrick, Managing Principal, EthicOne
David Herrick has a long track record of building powerful global brands with ethics and purpose at the core. As a senior executive in the marketing communications industry and as a counselor to C-suites, Boards of Directors and brand marketing executives, David’s strategies have powered and managed the reputations of many of the world’s leading companies.
David’s experience includes corporate, consumer, employee and issues communications for brands ranging from U.S. Bank, Walgreens and Bristol-Myers Squibb to Samsung, Subaru and Ford Motor Company.
Previously, David served as U.S. President of Cohn & Wolfe, one of the world’s largest public relations and marketing communications companies and Chief Operating Officer of MWWPR, an international communications firm.
Herrick also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the American Diabetes Association, the world’s most respected leader in the fight against diabetes.
Valerie Charles, Chief Strategy Officer, GAN Integrity
Valerie serves as GAN’s Chief Strategy Officer. With diverse industry experience, Valerie helps define and drive our strategic position in the compliance community, focused on thought leadership and growth strategy. She also leads GAN’s legal function with a focus on compliance, commercial & strategic transactions, employment, litigation and regulatory issues. Valerie has served as outside counsel, conducted internal investigations, and represented clients in connection with matters involving anti-bribery restrictions worldwide. She has also served as Associate General Counsel and Global Compliance Lead for an international technology company.
Karen Benson, AVP, Assistant Chief Compliance Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Ronnie Kann, Director, Global Ethics & Compliance, Kimberly-Clark
Ronnie Kann is Director, Global Ethics & Compliance, at Kimberly-Clark. He leads strategic operations for the function, focusing on training, communications, risk assessments, surveys, and program metrics. Before joining K-C, Ronnie led research and operations for CEB, now Gartner, across three membership groups serving Chief Auditors, Risk Managers, and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers worldwide. He helped develop the CEB Compliance and Ethics Leadership Council from its inception and led that program for more than 8 years. Ronnie is a former trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, and has worked at national law firms in New York and Boston. He holds an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.
Carrie Cohen, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Carrie Cohen is a partner with Morrison & Foerster in its Investigations + White Collar Defense Group where she co-chairs its Workplace Misconduct Task Force and routinely advises and represents corporations, boards and c-suite executives in sensitive investigative and regulatory matters and bet the company criminal and civil cases. Ms. Cohen is a former federal and state prosecutor with vast trial and investigation experience having served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the New York State Attorney General’s Office. At the Southern District of New York, Ms. Cohen investigated and tried public corruption, investment fraud, and securities cases, including securing the conviction of Sheldon Silver, the longtime Speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption and money laundering charges. In the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Cohen served as Chief of the Public Integrity Unit in the Criminal Division, and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Bureau, receiving the Louis J. Lefkowitz Memorial Award for outstanding service. Prior to her government service, Ms. Cohen spent six years in private practice, including as a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster.
Ms. Cohen is a bar association leader and regular speaker at white-collar and bar association programs. Among her many public service roles, Ms. Cohen has held numerous bar leadership positions, including serving as the past Vice President of the New York City Bar, chair of its Executive Committee, a member of its Nominating Committee, and former Chair of the Federal & Commercial Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Cohen currently serves on the Advisory Group to the New York Federal-State Judicial Council and the New York State Bar Association Task Force on Wrongful Convictions, as well as Chair of the Actual Innocence Subcommittee. Ms. Cohen also serves as a trustee of the Federal Bar Council, acting as chair of its 2018 Thanksgiving Luncheon and sitting on the Winter Bench & Bar Planning Committee. She is also a member of the American Inns of Court, the New York Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and the New York County Lawyers Association’s Plea Bargaining Task Force. She also serves as a panel attorney on the Board of Judges’ Committee on Grievances for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. Ms. Cohen has also been a leader in advancing women in the legal profession both in the United States and globally. She co-authored the recent and acclaimed New York State Bar Association report recently adopted by the American Bar Association “If Not Now, When?: Achieving Equality for Women Attorneys in the Courtroom and in ADR” and currently serves as a member of the New York City Bar’s Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, where she spearheads a professional development program for women attorneys in Latin America and South Africa.
Ms. Cohen is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Tim Fitzgerald, Chief Information Security Officer, Arm
Tim Fitzgerald drives innovation and thought leadership on security initiatives in his role as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) where he has oversight of the Enterprise Security group.
As Arm’s CISO, Tim has a compelling view of industry trends, and a unique perspective on how to best protect, monitor, analyze and respond to security threats and issues.
Since joining Arm in late 2017, Tim has set the vision and strategy for security at Arm and has developed an experienced leadership team. He leads the company’s Security Council, an executive board that reviews and sets the agenda on security, and is responsible for security risk management and execution across the company.
Prior to joining Arm in 2017, as Symantec’s Chief Security Officer, Tim led a combined cyber and physically security program, fusing together critical aspects of technology, human behavior and analytics to deliver world class security capability. He also led the company’s CustomerONE program, which captures Symantec’s own experience using its own security products and services through reference materials and presentations.
Earlier in his career, Tim worked at KPMG LLP as manager, IT Advisory Services, managing project delivery and client service relationships for top tier clients in the technology, healthcare and biotech industries.
Tim’s industry certifications include CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).
He is a frequent speaker at external conferences and customer events on the topics of cyber security and how best to manage security for global companies.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Sonia Zeledon, Regional Counsel, Business Integrity Group - Americas, Nokia
Sonia Zeledon is the Regional Counsel for Nokia – Business Integrity Group- Americas and advises on complex transactional and litigation issues of the highest risk and conducts multi-jurisdiction internal investigations. She has over 15 years working on complex financial fraud cases both at major international law firm and in-house.
Prior to Nokia, Sonia has held positions both in-house and at law firms. At her previous in-house roles, Sonia had oversight in the day to day operations of the company’s global compliance program. She collaborated with businesses, regions and departments to raise awareness of the global program and ensure accountability for compliance. Sonia Identified changes in applicable rules, regulations, standards and related trends. She advised the VP and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer regarding any necessary modifications to policies, procedures, or related monitoring activities and emerging regulatory risk areas relating to tends in the industry. Sonia partnered with ethics office and conduct investigations of allegations of non-compliance when requested. She collaborated with internal audit and other relevant functions, to help establish monitoring and auditing systems that can detect significant instances or patterns of noncompliance or otherwise improper conduct. Sonia provided training to employees throughout the globe on company’s Code of Conduct and all other relevant compliance topics such as data security, privacy, anti-corruption, and fraud. Sonia has also served as Secretary to the Executive and Audit Committee Boards and provided advice on corporate governance matters and helped prepare SEC filings. She led the team of compliance officers to effectively implement ethics program for the region, including anti-bribery programs, OFAC, and FCPA/UK Bribery Act compliance. Sonia reviewed global compliance and employment policies and conducted risk assessments of all business units.
In her previous roles as attorney at two major international law firms, Sonia focused her practice on securities enforcement and government investigations. She represented corporations, audit committees, and executives in internal investigations and before government agencies in matters involving the FCPA, procurement fraud, securities violations, sanctions enforcement, antitrust violations, and U.S. congressional and other legislative investigations.
Bill Parkin, Chief Compliance Officer, Avaya
Mr. Parkin has served as Avaya’s Chief Compliance Officer since 2015 primarily focusing on driving a culture of compliance, managing third party risk and ensuring compliance with information security standards and overseeing data breach response. Prior to 2015 he was Avaya’s Director of Security and Business Continuity where he oversaw data privacy, corporate investigations, risk and compliance, business continuity and crisis management. Mr. Parkin holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. He is board certified in security through ASIS International as maintains certification in Ethics through SCCE.
Mara Greenberg, Privacy and Data Security Counsel, Hilton
Mara Zusman Greenberg serves as Privacy and Data Security Counsel for Hilton’s global operations with responsibility for all aspects of data collection, processing, storage, and protection. She advises business clients on marketing initiatives, customer acquisition strategies, and anti-fraud efforts, working closely with Hilton’s Information Technology (IT) team to embed privacy and data security principles in IT systems and processes. She also performs incident response and internal investigations activities, participates in information security risk assessments, and develops privacy training.
Prior to joining Hilton, Ms. Greenberg served as an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland for eight years. During that time, Ms. Greenberg was detailed for a year to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Ms. Greenberg also has worked at Venable LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and has taught Trial Practice at Georgetown University Law Center.
Ms. Greenberg graduated from Harvard Law School and received her A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University.
Seth Cohen, Vice President & Counsel, Global Compliance, ADP
Seth Cohen is the Vice President & Counsel for Global Compliance for ADP, LLC. He has been with ADP since January 2017. Seth’s responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the Core Compliance team, with a particular focus on key activities such as compliance risk assessment, monitoring, reporting and supporting policy, training and communication initiatives. Prior to joining ADP, Seth was a Director with the Risk Management & Compliance Solution’s practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from 2014 to 2017. At PwC, Seth advised clients on their compliance and ethics programs, conducted compliance risk assessments and developed codes of conduct and other compliance and ethics policies and procedures. From 2012 to 2014, Seth was the Director of Global Ethics & Compliance at Avaya, Inc., where he managed the company’s global ethics and compliance program. From 2006 to 2012, Seth was Head of Policy and Processes for Zurich Financial Services’ Office of Compliance North America, where he assisted in the development of the regional compliance function and supported Zurich’s response to its regulatory settlement agreements. Seth also led the company’s global practice group on competition and antitrust, and provided compliance support to Zurich’s alternative asset management group. Prior to arriving at Zurich, Seth was a manager in the Forensic practice at KPMG from 2001 to 2006, where he conducted investigations and compliance and governance assessments for Fortune 500 companies. He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, NY, and followed that experience as an investigative attorney for the New York City Department of Investigation. Seth is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. Seth has published several articles in external publications and spoken on a variety of topics, including compliance program development, antitrust compliance and social media. Seth was one of the co-authors of PwC’s 2016 State of Compliance study as well as the PwC paper, Trends in compliance organizational structures. Seth is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the George Washington University Law School.
Patricia Alleyn, Head, Integrity Program Office, SNC-Lavalin
Patricia Alleyn is Head of the Integrity Program Office for SNC-Lavalin, one of the world’s largest engineering, construction, operations and asset investment firms with more than 50,000 employees and over $9 billion in revenue. The firm operates in over 50 countries through its major sectors, including Clean Power, Infrastructure, Mining & Metallurgy, Nuclear, and Oil & Gas.
In her role Patricia is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of a global ethics & compliance program designed to foster a culture of integrity and provide measurable compliance controls to monitor its effectiveness.
Following the acquisition of WS Atkins by SNC-Lavalin in July 2017, Patricia also led the integration of more than 18,000 employees into the SNC-Lavalin integrity program, including offices in 25 countries over a period of twelve months.
Patricia is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional International – CCEP-I, a Certified Human Resources Professional – CHRP and has obtained the TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA).
Herbert E. Wilgis III, Director, Office of Legal Compliance Programs, Microsoft Corporation
Herb Wilgis is a Director of Compliance Programs for the Office of Legal Compliance at Microsoft. Herb is responsible for managing strategies and programs to prevent misconduct, empower employees to make ethical decisions, and reduce risk. These include the programs and underlying controls for Microsoft’s code of conduct, corporate policies, training and awareness, risk identification and remediation, monitoring and oversight, program assessment, and reporting to the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Microsoft, Herb was a partner at the firm of K&L Gates LLP. He also served as a Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the King County Criminal Division and as a Special Assistant Attorney General for Washington State. Herb received his A.B. degree from Princeton University and his J.D. and M.A. from the University of Virginia.
Rashelle Tanner, Director, Compliance Programs, Office of Legal Compliance, Microsoft Corporation
Rashelle leads Microsoft’s global anti-corruption and business conduct training programs designed to empower employees to make decisions with integrity. Her award-winning Standards of Business Conduct course is delivered annually, translated into 17 languages, and required learning for Microsoft’s 130,000 employees and board of directors.
Previously, Rashelle was SVP, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer for CRISTA operating in long-term care, international relief and development, media broadcasting and education. Rashelle began her practice at Williams Kastner and interned at the Washington State Court of Appeals.
Rashelle is a Momentum A.C.E.S. advisory board member, exploring anti-bribery, anti-corruption, international trade and sanctions compliance and earned the Inaugural Faces of A.C.E.S. Award for Championing Diversity in Compliance Innovation. Rashelle earned her J.D. from Seattle University Law School and her B.A. from Howard University. She is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
James M. Koukios, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
James Koukios is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office, and serves as Global Co-Head of the FCPA + Anti-Corruption Practice. Mr. Koukios represents companies and individuals in high-stakes government enforcement actions and complex internal investigations. An experienced trial attorney and former federal prosecutor, Mr. Koukios has tried over 20 federal jury cases, including serving as the lead prosecutor in two landmark FCPA-related trials: United States v. Esquenazi and United States v. Duperval. Mr. Koukios also served as a lead prosecutor in United States v. AEY Inc., a defense procurement fraud and export licensing case that served as the basis for the 2016 film War Dogs.
Selected Significant Representations
- Representing multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies in government-facing FCPA investigations
- Representing an individual in a multinational anti-corruption investigation involving a national oil company
- Representing an individual in a criminal securities fraud investigation
- Representing an individual in a criminal whistleblower retaliation investigation
- Representing a company and several of its employees in connection with the Special Counsel’s investigation
- Assisted a multinational consulting company in conducting an internal investigation into potential ITAR violations
- Assisted a multinational technology company in conducting internal investigations into potential FCPA and conflict-of-interest violations
- Providing FCPA legal advice, anti-corruption counseling, and transactional due diligence to multinational corporations in several industries, including defense, extractive, financial services, food, health care, and technology
- Defending independent directors against breach-of-fiduciary-duty claims in federal court
Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Koukios spent 10 years at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), starting his career as an Assistant United States Attorney in Miami and finishing his tenure at DOJ as Senior Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section in Washington, D.C., where he supervised investigations, prosecutions, and resolutions in the Fraud Section’s FCPA, Health Care Fraud, and Securities and Financial Fraud Units. While at DOJ, Mr. Koukios investigated and prosecuted health care fraud, procurement fraud, public corruption, money laundering, and export control offenses, working closely with state, federal, and foreign law enforcement officials, as well as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); U.S. Departments of Defense, State, and Commerce; and intelligence agencies. He assisted in drafting the widely acclaimed DOJ and SEC joint publication A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which followed a series of consultations with business and compliance leaders. He was also a lead examiner for the Phase 2 examination of Russia’s compliance with the Anti-Bribery Convention of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Koukios served as Special Counsel to then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, advising the Director and other FBI executives on criminal policy issues, preparing FBI Executive Management for congressional testimony, representing the FBI at interagency meetings, and acting as a liaison between FBI and other DOJ components.
Mr. Koukios has been named a “Recognized Practitioner” in FCPA (Nationwide) by Chambers USA, “recommended” for corporate investigations and white-collar defense by Legal 500, an “Expert” and a “Thought Leader” in investigations by Who’s Who Legal, and an “Attorney Who Matters” by the Ethisphere Institute for making an impact in the area of ethics and compliance. He also received the Assistant Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition for his work on the Esquenazi and Duperval trials during his time at DOJ.
Mr. Koukios is an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Page Motes, Sr. Managing Director, Strategic Programs and Digital Transformation Office - Global Ethics & Compliance, Dell, Inc.
Page is the Sr. Managing Director, Strategic Programs and Digital Transformation Office, in the Global Ethics and Compliance organization at Dell, Inc. and the primary ethics and compliance liaison for the Dell Technologies family of companies. She joined Dell in 2009 after 15 years in sales and consulting, much within the compliance and ethics field. She is currently responsible for the company’s ethics strategy and proactive culture of integrity initiatives, including the Code of Conduct, compliance and ethics-related awareness programs and signature ethics operational processes for Dell and it’s approximately 130,000 global team members. Page partners with Dell’s Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer to engage with the company’s Board of Directors, Executive Leadership Team and leaders across globe.
Prior to Dell, Page was VP Business Development for Gerson Lehrman Group, providing organizations with expert insights for strategic consulting engagements.
Page also spent a number of years with leading ethics and compliance solutions provider LRN, engaging global companies and their top leadership around ethics and regulatory programs, including strategic development, solution implementation and program effectiveness.
She is an Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI) Fellows member, a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and a founder of the Greater Austin Compliance and Ethics Roundtable (GACER).
Brian Beeghly, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Informed360
Brian Beeghly is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of informed360, an innovative technology company that provides advanced solutions for modern ethics and compliance programs. As CEO, Mr. Beeghly is the chief architect and driving force behind a robust and comprehensive cloud-based platform that brings together core compliance activities and related third-party data under one system. The result is a simple and intuitive solution that provides organizations with greater control and better visibility.
Prior to Informed360, Mr. Beeghly served as the Vice President – Compliance for Johnson Controls, Inc., a Fortune 75 globally diversified technology and industrial leader. In his role, Mr. Beeghly had overall responsibility for the company’s global Ethics and Compliance, Enterprise Security, and Risk Management programs. He also led the company’s Executive Compliance Committee and was a key member of the company’s Enterprise Risk Committee, Disclosure Committee, and Cybersecurity Steering Committee. In 2017, Mr. Beeghly was recognized by Compliance Week as a Top Mind for his role in developing the Ethical Leadership Model and in starting informed360.
Prior to Johnson Controls, Mr. Beeghly served as the Director of Global Risk Management for Nike, Inc. based in Beaverton, Oregon. During his 12-year career at Nike, Mr. Beeghly held positions of increasing responsibility including Global Risk Finance Manager, Americas Risk Manager, and Asia-Pacific Risk Manager. In these roles, Mr. Beeghly oversaw the delivery of risk management expertise and solutions to Nike’s global operations. Prior to Nike, Mr. Beeghly was based in Paris, France where he served as Apple Computer’s Regional Risk Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa based. He also served in various risk management, accounting and finance roles within the construction and hospitality industries in the Washington, DC area.
Mr. Beeghly holds a Master of Business Administration in International Management degree from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, in Phoenix, Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Economics from the American University in Washington, DC.
Mr. Beeghly is the President of the Board of Directors of the Autism Society of SE Wisconsin. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and three daughters.
Lisa Phelan, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Lisa M. Phelan, former Chief of the National Criminal Enforcement and Washington Criminal I Sections of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law Practice and Investigations + White Collar Group. With more than 25 years of service at the DOJ as one of the leading authorities in criminal antitrust matters, Ms. Phelan draws upon her unmatched criminal investigations, litigation, and enforcement experience to guide clients through sensitive matters pertaining to international cartel actions and white collar investigations, and to rapidly assess and address their total exposure to potential claims of unlawful collusion.
As Chief of the National Criminal Enforcement and Washington Criminal I Sections of the Antitrust Division, Ms. Phelan supervised and coordinated all investigative and litigation work on international and national criminal cartel cases. Ms. Phelan regularly coordinated investigations and prosecutions with cartel enforcement agencies throughout the world, including in the European Union, Japan, Mexico, Korea, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and Brazil, among others. She also regularly interfaced with other law enforcement units when investigations raised non-antitrust issues.
Prior to Ms. Phelan’s appointment as Chief of National Criminal Enforcement, she served as a senior criminal litigator at the Antitrust Division, leading investigations and trials of multinational corporations and their executives for price fixing and related crimes. Ms. Phelan has prosecuted more than 300 federal criminal cases, and oversaw dozens of jury trials throughout her tenure at the DOJ.
Clients turn to Ms. Phelan for her deep knowledge and experience in moments of crisis. She is a trusted advisor when companies and executives are subpoenaed, or when enforcement agencies execute a search warrant or stage a dawn raid. Few in the world have the breadth of her experience to counsel and represent clients through each step of a cartel investigation, leniency application, plea negotiation, or criminal jury trial. She is also an expert in the necessary components of effective compliance programs, and is an asset to clients in preventing antitrust problems before they arise. She has worked on complex antitrust matters across numerous major industries, including financial services, technology, aviation, automotive, shipping, paper, petroleum, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, among others.
Ms. Phelan has received numerous noteworthy accolades throughout her career, including the Presidential Rank Award, awarded by President Obama in 2015; the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, awarded by Attorney General Eric Holder in 2014; and the Assistant Attorney General’s Outstanding Service Award, bestowed on multiple occasions, in her capacity as a lead trial attorney and senior official at the DOJ.
Ms. Phelan is consulted by law enforcement agencies and competition partners around the globe on best practices and policies in cartel enforcement and leniency programs. Ms. Phelan speaks frequently at American Bar Association (ABA), International Competition Network, International Bar Association, and various prominent white collar crime conferences.
As an active participant in ABA programs and activities for close to three decades, she has served as the Vice Chair of the Criminal Practices and Procedures Committee of the Antitrust Section, and on the Section’s International Cartel Task Force, which regularly meets with competition agency heads from around the globe to provide thought leadership, and to advise on competition law changes and practices, including leniency program criteria. Ms. Phelan was a co-developer of the ABA’s inaugural Global Private Litigation Conference, held in Amsterdam in 2017, offering expert insights into the continuing path of multi-jurisdictional and collective antitrust redress in a rapidly changing landscape in antitrust enforcement and follow-on cartel litigation, and for 2018 and 2019, she has been elected to a top leadership post for the ABA Antitrust Section.
Ms. Phelan has long championed the advancement of women within the legal profession and in the Antitrust Bar in particular. Recognized by MLex as a ‘trailblazer’ for women in antitrust, in recent years she founded the “Women in Cartel” group that has expanded its membership nationally and internationally. In 2013, she was named one of Global Competition Review’s Top “Women in Antitrust.” Ms. Phelan serves on the firm’s Women’s Strategy Committee, working closely with firm leaders to ensure that the advancement of women is a constant strategic priority.
Ms. Phelan received her J.D. magna cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law, where she served on the International Law Journal. She received her B.A. summa cum laude, also from American University.
Tim Gagnon, Principal Consultant, SEI
Tim Gagnon is a Principal Consultant in SEI’s Washington, DC office and provides data privacy thought leadership and compliance execution for SEI’s US-based clients. He has led and participated in forums such as Ethisphere’s BELA roundtables to help organizations understand, apply and share best practices in how to establish and collaborate on effective data privacy programs.
Tim’s digital transformation and customer experience background gives him a unique perspective on how to build trusted relationships across cross-functional teams. This expertise drives organizations to build lean and agile global data privacy programs that can adapt to the changing strategic priorities of leadership teams and the technical roadmap evolution of a functional area, while navigating the complex global privacy landscape.
Sue DiLandro, SMD | Employee Conduct Risk & Ethics, TIAA
Ben DiPietro, Thought Leader, LRN
Ben DiPietro engages in thought leadership at LRN Corp., which helps companies to improve their ethics and compliance programs by focusing on values-based behaviors. Before joining LRN in September 2018, DiPietro worked as editor and reporter with Risk & Compliance Journal. He worked previously as an editor at Dow Jones Newswires, as an editor and reporter at seafood industry news service Intrafish Media, and as a reporter with The Associated Press and Pacific Business News in Hawaii.
Douglas Allen, Managing Director, Data & Services, Ethisphere
Douglas Allen is Managing Director of the Ethisphere Institute, where he leads benchmarking, certification, and partnership efforts. Previously, Douglas spent six years with providing compliance- and ethics-related advisory services, including developing compliance and ethics risk assessments, codes of conduct, corporate policies and procedures, and communication and training curriculum plans. Douglas received his Bachelors from the University of Arizona and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Emily Rickaby, Global Resources Manager, Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, Ethisphere
Emily Rickaby is the Global Resources Manager for the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) at Ethisphere. In her role, she works with Ethisphere’s data and analytics team, members of the BELA community and other compliance and ethics professionals to curate and publish relevant content resources and enhance the BELA member hub experience in support of the BELA member community.
Emily has expertise in content development and instructional design in both the legal and corporate fields. Prior to joining Ethisphere, Emily worked for 8 years at Thomson Reuters in a Senior Content Development role for the West LegalEdcenter product. She also worked as a learning and development consultant for Wells Fargo and GE.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from the University of St. Thomas and a Juris Doctor from Mitchel Hamline Law School.
Tyler Lawrence, Executive Editor, Ethisphere
Tyler Lawrence is the Executive Editor of Ethisphere Magazine, overseeing the content of the magazine, special reports and other publications.
Prior to joining Ethisphere in 2017, he worked as Director of Event Partnerships at CynkUp, a technology startup based in New York City, and as an Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Analyst in the Cairo and Casablanca offices of Endeavor Global, an international nonprofit.
Mr. Lawrence holds a bachelor of arts in politics from Princeton University. He lives in New York City.
Kevin McCormack, Vice President, Global Thought Leadership & Programs, Ethisphere
Kevin McCormack is the Vice President for Global Thought Leadership & Programs, overseeing the development of all global summits, roundtables, webinars and the connection of organizational leadership that contributes and participates in Ethisphere events throughout the United States and regionally in Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Prior to joining Ethisphere in 2013, Kevin spent 12 years at Thomson Reuters, most recently as the Manager for Online Content & Partner Relations for West LegalEdcenter, an award winning Thomson Reuters business featuring the most comprehensive online collection of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) content in the world.
Kevin holds a JD from the University of North Dakota School of Law and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Kevin is based in Denver, Colorado.
2019 Steering Committee
BELA Community Involvement
The Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) continues to enhance the Summit each year with robust participation from multinational and industry leading organizations. Ethisphere provides a concierge approach throughout the Summit that includes:
- Complimentary access to the Summit
- An exclusive BELA-hosted dinner
- Member-driven networking
- Community insight updates
BELA members can register now and use the community discount code during checkout.
Interested in joining the BELA community? Ethisphere’s community liaisons are working each day with new candidates.
Venue & Accommodations
Grand Hyatt New York
109 E. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017