CW’s Excellence in Compliance Awards recognize the best and brightest in compliance.

2021 EIC awards

‘Excellence in Compliance Awards’ nomination deadline closed


The nomination deadline has closed for Compliance Week’s second annual “Excellence in Compliance Awards,” which for 2021 includes a new category to honor companies whose ethics and compliance programs are head and shoulders above the rest.

Insight from our 2020 Winners

CCO of the Year: Duane Holloway


U.S. Steel’s Duane Holloway shares the best piece of advice he’s ever received and more upon being named winner of the CCO of the Year award at CW’s first-ever Excellence in Compliance Awards.

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.

The winners of the 2020 Excellence in Compliance Awards were announced during our 2020 Virtual Conference from May 18-19.

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 have replaced our Top Minds awards going forward, though we are still proud to recognize the 47 recipients of that honor since 2016.