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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.
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.
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.
Carolyn Herzog, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Arm
Carolyn Herzog is EVP and General counsel at Arm. Carolyn joins Arm from Symantec where she served as the Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel responsible for the Office of Ethics and Compliance, the Privacy Program Office, Litigation, Employment, Product Legal, Global Enterprise Go-to-Market, Americas Sales and Services and License Compliance.
Previously, Carolyn was the Vice President, Head of Legal and Public Affairs for Symantec’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region, based in the UK. Carolyn has served on the European Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel as well as the Board for the National Cyber Security Alliance, and prior to moving to the technology sector, Carolyn worked in the international development arena, both in the non-profit sector and with The World Bank in Washington, DC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeffrey A. Taylor, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, General Motors
Jeffrey A. Taylor has served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of General Motors since November 2015. Prior to joining GM, Taylor was vice president and general counsel of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, and before that he served as chief executive of Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice in the Americas.
He served as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 2006 to 2009, and as Counselor to the United States Attorney General from 2002 to 2006. He began his career with the Department of Justice in 1995 as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California. From 1999 to 2002, he served as Counsel on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Prior to his government service, he was an Associate with Latham & Watkins in San Diego.
Taylor earned his juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1991 and a bachelor’s degree in history from Stanford University in 1987.
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.
Gregory S. Nixon, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, DynCorp International
Gregory S. Nixon serves as DynCorp International’s Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. In this role, he is responsible for and oversees all aspects of the legal, contracts, compliance, human resources, procurement, security, export controls and crisis management functions, managing a team of over 175 staff. He serves as an Advisor to Tracker Capital Management LLC. He also serves on the board of UMUC Ventures.
Mr. Nixon previously served as a Managing Director of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, the operational arm of Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus is one of the world’s leading private equity firms, with over 60 portfolio companies and over $30 billion under management.
Prior to Cerberus, Mr. Nixon served as Chief Legal Officer of CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd. while also serving on the Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company Board of Directors and the BlueLinx Holdings Inc. Board of Directors (NYSE BXC).
Prior to CH2M Hill, Mr. Nixon served as DynCorp International’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Nixon’s other experiences include serving as a Vice President at McKinsey & Company Inc.; a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.; and a commercial litigator at the international law firm of Howrey & Simon LLP.
After serving as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Nixon held senior government positions in the U.S. Government Accountability Office and served as a special counsel within the U.S. Department of Defense. He is a licensed patent attorney with a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps Reserve. Mr. Nixon is also an adjunct professor of law at Howard University Law School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rohan Kohli, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, TIAA
Rohan Kohli is Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for TIAA. Mr. Kohli is responsible for the enterprise-wide compliance risk management and ethics programs and functions. Through effective controls, Mr. Kohli and his team ensure that TIAA appropriately identifies, assesses, measures, monitors, mitigates, resolves, escalates and reports on compliance and employee conduct risk.
Mr. Kohli has over 23 years of experience within the financial services industry in executive leadership, corporate transformations and execution, and risk management.
Prior to joining TIAA in January 2017, Mr. Kohli was a Senior Vice President, and Chief AML Officer and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer of Capital One where he was responsible for leading the redesign and implementation of Capital One’s AML function and program to address the specific requirements of concurrent Consent Orders by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Before Capital One, Mr. Kohli was Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer of GE Capital Americas where he led establishing the Compliance function and program as a result of GE Capital’s conversion to a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SiFi) supervised by the FRB.
Prior to GE Capital Americas, Mr. Kohli was the Director of Compliance for Morgan Stanley’s U.S. banks, where he served as Chief Compliance Officer for Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A. and Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A. While at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Kohli also co-led the Compliance related initiatives as a result of Morgan Stanley’s conversion to a bank holding company supervised by the FRB.
Mr. Kohli began his compliance career at American Express, where he served as Global Compliance Head and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for certain of American Express Bank’s businesses including Asset Management, Card Lending, Retail Banking and Trading.
Mr. Kohli is a graduate of Queens College at the City University of New York, where he majored in Political Science with a Minor in Economics.
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.
Pamela Passman, Vice Chair, Ethisphere Institute, and Founder and President, Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org)
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.
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.
Jay Jorgensen, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Walmart, Inc.
Jay Jorgensen is executive vice president and global chief ethics and compliance officer for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. As the leader of Walmart’s Global Ethics and Compliance team, Jay develops the company’s strategic vision for our ethics and compliance program.
Jay joined Walmart in 2012 as senior vice president and global chief compliance officer. Previously, he was a partner in the international law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where he represented companies and individuals in all phases of criminal and civil investigations and litigation.
Prior to this, Jay served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the United States William H. Rehnquist and to Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito while he sat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Originally from Ioka, Utah, Jay graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. Jay and his wife, Melissa, have two daughters.
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.
Ling-Ling Nie, Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, Panasonic Corporation of North America
Ling-Ling Nie is Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel at Panasonic Corporation of North America, where she is 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.
Matt Galvin, Global Vice President, Ethics & Compliance, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Matt Galvin is the Global Vice President for Ethics and Compliance for AB-InBev. Matt’s team covers anti-corruption, competition, litigation, sanctions, anti-money laundering, data privacy, human rights and internal investigations. He is recognized as a leader in the application of data analytics to solve compliance problems and streamline compliance systems and processes. Matt is a New York and Hong Kong qualified lawyer who spent ten years in private practice before joining ABI in 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. Brown 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 SAIC) in 2008, she spent almost a decade in private practice at Holland & Knight, specializing in government contracts and compliance. She has 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 a past president of the Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association and the recipient of its Life Service Award. She was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Public Contract Law Journal for more than a decade and is a frequent speaker on topics including contractor compliance challenges and mitigating suspension and debarment risks.
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.
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.
Catherine Razzano, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Panasonic Avionics
Catherine Razzano, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Panasonic Avionics
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caroline Krass, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, General Insurance and Deputy General Counsel, AIG
Caroline Krass is Senior Vice President and General Counsel, General Insurance and Deputy General Counsel of the American International Group (AIG). Prior to assuming that role in April 2018, Ms. Krass was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. As Chair of the National Security Practice Group at Gibson Dunn Ms. Krass advised clients on the most complicated and sensitive matters involving national security, intelligence, cybersecurity, data privacy, surveillance, economic sanctions, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), government investigations, and regulatory issues. Ms. Krass served as a senior national security lawyer in the Obama and George W. Bush Administrations and is widely known for her expertise, both in the United States and abroad.
Before joining Gibson Dunn in May 2017, Ms. Krass was appointed to be the General Counsel of the CIA by President Obama, following overwhelming Senate confirmation on a bipartisan basis in March 2014. As General Counsel, she served as the agency’s Chief Legal Officer, principal legal advisor to the CIA Director, and a trusted member of the Senior Leadership Team, overseeing more than 150 attorneys and advising on complex, highly sensitive legal and policy issues, including cybersecurity and privacy, foreign investment in the U.S. and export controls, government investigations and litigation, crisis management and congressional relations. From 2011 to 2014, Ms. Krass served as Acting Assistant Attorney General, and before that, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, in the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at the Department of Justice, providing legal advice to the Attorney General, the White House Counsel, the National Security Council Legal Adviser, and senior officials at other executive branch agencies on a wide range of complex and significant constitutional, statutory, and regulatory questions.
Ms. Krass served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the Office of White House Counsel from 2009 to 2010. During this time, she dually served as the Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Security Council. From 2007 to 2009, she served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia in the National Security Section. Before that, she served as Special Assistant to the Department of the Treasury’s General Counsel, as an Attorney-Advisor at the State Department, and as Senior Counsel and an Attorney-Advisor in OLC.
Ms. Krass currently serves as a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, as a member of the Advisory Board of the Georgetown Law Cybersecurity Law Institute, and as an advisor to two elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Ms. Krass has been awarded numerous honors for her exceptional contributions to national security while in government. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a B.A. in International Relations, and she received her J.D. from Yale Law School.
David Herrick, Managing Principal, EthicOne
David Herrick is the Managing Principal at EthicOne. He has a 20-year track record of providing strategic counsel to major global brands. His experience includes consumer, employee and corporate communications for brands ranging from Walgreens and Bristol-Myers Squibb to Samsung, Subaru and US Bank.
Herrick also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association. Previously, he was 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 public relations firm.
Veena Lakkundi, Vice President, Chief 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Seth Cohen, Vice President & Counsel, Global Compliance, ADP
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
A discounted room rate of $309/night (single/double occupancy) + taxes is now available for the 2019 Global Ethics Summit. To make your reservation, please call +1 (888) 421-1442 and reference the “Ethisphere Global Ethics Summit.”
The room block cut-off date is February 23, 2019. Rooms are subject to availability.