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Prudential Financial’s Lee Augsburger and the power of culture

Joe Mont | February 6, 2018

In this exclusive interview, Compliance Week speaks with Lee Augsburger, senior vice president and chief ethics & compliance officer in the Law, Compliance and Business Ethics unit of Prudential Financial. Augsburger is responsible for overseeing the company’s global compliance organization of more than 500 staff worldwide and the company’s global business ethics efforts. Chief among the topics under discussion were the challenges inherent of overseeing compliance ad ethics training for such a massive, international organization.

How did you find yourself on a path to compliance and ethics?

It is still a profession that a lot of people fall into. For me, it was by way of being a regulatory lawyer and realizing that, at some point in my career, I had been practicing compliance all along the way—I just didn’t know that is what it was called. In 2000, I finally took a compliance role here at Prudential, and have been in that capacity ever...

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