CW's first-ever Excellence in Compliance Awards will recognize the best and brightest in compliance.


At Compliance Week, we know the hard work chief compliance officers and their teams do on a daily basis. That's why we've developed the Excellence in Compliance Awards: to recognize individuals in the profession for their standout performance.

When and where: The winners of the Excellence in Compliance Awards will be announced during our Virtual National Conference from May 18-19.

How does it work?: Nominations for this year's event have closed. Finalists will be announced April 6, 7, and 8 right here on this page. Stay tuned!

Award categories

The fine print

The deadline for nominations for this year's event has closed. Individuals nominated for multiple awards may be recognized more than once. Individuals who have been selected for "Top Minds" awards from 2016-2019 are also eligible to win an Excellence in Compliance award.

For Excellence in Compliance Awards sponsorship opportunities, please contact Doug Juenemann.

What about Top Minds?

From 2016-2019, Compliance Week highlighted the best and brightest in the governance, risk, ethics, and compliance profession with the Top Minds award. Recipients participated in in-depth interviews and were recognized in a short ceremony at our National Conference in Washington D.C.

The Excellence in Compliance Awards will replace our Top Minds awards going forward, though we are still proud to recognize the 47 recipients of that honor since 2016. Previous Top Minds winners will be eligible in each category at the Excellence in Compliance Awards.