The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) announced the hiring of Holly Shick as its new chief ethics and compliance officer coupled with the official rollout of stronger and more comprehensive National Governing Body (NGB) audit standards.
The changes are driven by independent report recommendations from the Borders Commission to increase oversight and accountability within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic community. The new chief ethics and compliance officer position will report to USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland.
Under Shick’s direction, the USOPC will launch its new NGB certification program, including via recurring audits on a set of 58 standards beginning in January 2021, and will focus on supporting NGBs in their successful interpretation and adoption of the new requirements. In her new role, Shick will be responsible for ensuring USOPC compliance programs and procedures are effective and efficient in identifying and preventing deficiencies and upholding the organization’s commitment to respond more quickly and decisively when issues occur.
Shick brings 14 years of experience—including as a federal prosecutor and a senior compliance officer—to the USOPC’s chief ethics and compliance officer role. She joins the USOPC after serving nearly four years as the global head of the Consumer Financial Crime Compliance Know Your Customer execution program at Goldman Sachs and previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for eight years.