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Q&A With Chief Compliance Officer At $1.9b Scotts Co.

Matt Kelly | June 29, 2004

This profile is the latest in a series of weekly conversations with executives at U.S. public companies who are currently involved in establishing and developing compliance programs. An index of previous conversations is available here.

So, is it true that you once showed Scotts' chief executive pictures of other CEOs doing the perp walk for accounting fraud?

[Laughter] I actually showed them to a group of senior managers here, including our CEO.

Excellent incentive tool. How'd that go over?

In a vacuum it would have been spectacular. For anybody who reads the newspapers, people are aware of it.

When you're up there talking about, "we must do this and this and this" and then you say "or ..." and show a picture of the Rigas family [of Adelphia Communications] or one of the Enron guys in handcuffs—well, that's effective.


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