Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer & Deputy General Counsel, Schnitzer Steel Industries
Callie Pappas is Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel for Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Schnitzer Steel is one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products in North America whose operational platform also includes selling and recycling used auto parts and manufacturing globally distributed finished steel products.
As Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Callie established and continues to expand the Company’s independent Ethics and Compliance Department, responsible for promoting adherence to legal and ethical obligations and integrating compliance practices across all business units. Callie’s vision and expertise have led to the development and broadening impact of Schnitzer’s Anticorruption and Ethics Programs. Under her leadership, Schnitzer has been awarded The Ethisphere Institute’s prestigious designation as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for seven consecutive years (2015-2021), the first US steel company and first metals recycling company worldwide to be so honored.
As Deputy General Counsel Callie supports the Company’s legal activities, with specific responsibility for import-export, export licensing, international trade litigation, and international commercial transactions.
Callie earned a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. She began her career in private practice in Washington D.C., after which she spent ten years as international counsel at United States Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh. She joined Schnitzer in 2006.
She has been a speaker at the Portland Business Journal, Compliance Week, Ethisphere’s Global Ethics Summit, and the American Association of Corporate Counsel, among others, on a variety of topics related to anticorruption, ethics, import-export, and international business. She also guest lectures at several local universities on these topics.