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Top Minds 2017

Each year, Compliance Week highlights the best and brightest in the governance, risk, ethics, and compliance profession with the Top Minds award. Recipients participate in in-depth interviews with fellow leaders of the GRC community. Download the digital edition to learn more and read the in-depth interviews with the recipients. 

Below are the winners of the 2017 Top Minds Award:

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Award Recipients

The Change Agent   The Great Communicator   The Media Mind   The Integration Master   The Risk Detective
       
Brian

Beeghly
  Richard

Bistrong
  Mara

Davis
  Kurt

Drake
  Peter

Driscoll
CEO

Informed360
  CEO

Front-Line Anti-Bribery
  SVP, associate general counsel, and CCO

Univision Communications
  VP

Kimberly-Clark
  Acting Director

SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations

 

The Crossover Expert   The Auditor’s CCO   The Practical Ethicist   The Game Changer   The Whistleblower King
       
Rob

Easton
  Cindy

Fornelli
  Mary

Gentile
  Michael

Hershman
  Sean

McKessy
Chief Compliance Officer

Marsh & McLennan Companies
  Executive Director

Center for Audit Quality
  PhD, Professor of Practice

University of Virginia Darden School of Business
  Group CEO

International Centre for Sport Security
  Partner

Phillips & Cohen

 

     
 
Nancy

Jardini
  Roman

Mazzotta
SVP and Chief Compliance Officer

Fannie Mae
  Head Group Compliance & Security

Syngenta AG

 

News Article

Rob Easton: The crossover expert

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 23, 2017

Robert Easton’s experience as a regulator and among the regulated gives him a keen understanding of the special compliance needs facing the insurance market.

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Kurt Drake: master of integration

Joe Mont | May 16, 2017

Before joining Kimberly-Clark as its chief ethics and compliance officer in 2016, Kurt Drake already had more than 20 years of global ethics and compliance and finance experience.

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Mary Gentile: The practical ethicist

Bill Coffin | May 16, 2017

Mary Gentile is one of the ethics field’s most renowned educators for her results-based ethics training that doesn’t ask: “What is the right thing to do,” but rather: “How do we get the right thing done?”

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Peter Driscoll: The risk detective

Joe Mont | May 9, 2017

Under Peter Driscoll’s lead, the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, uses a risk-based approach to fulfill its mission to promote compliance with U.S. securities laws.

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Mara Davis: The media mind

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 9, 2017

As the chief of compliance for one of the world’s biggest media companies, Mara Davis has taken a communications-based approach to building a strong Code of Business Conduct, and cultivating an ever-stronger speak-up culture.

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Sean X. McKessy: King of the whistleblowers

Tammy Whitehouse | May 9, 2017

Sean McKessy spent several years at the SEC building its whistleblower protection program, putting in place an incentive program for paying whistleblowers, and creating a new way for the SEC to break cases.

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Richard Bistrong: the great communicator

Bill Coffin | May 2, 2017

Richard Bistrong, CEO of Front-Line Anti-Bribery is one of the compliance world’s most outspoken voices on how companies can build better and more ethical businesses.

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Cindy Fornelli: The auditor’s CCO

Tammy Whitehouse | May 2, 2017

Cindy Fornelli leads the Center for Audit Quality, acting as chief compliance officer and stressing the importance of truly proactive and strategic compliance efforts for audit, rather than a check-the-box mentality.

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Brian Beeghly: The change agent

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 2, 2017

Brian Beeghly uses his experience in building better ethics and compliance programs to create technology solutions that could be at the forefront of changing the discipline of compliance itself.

What is Top Minds?

Each year, Compliance Week highlights the best and brightest in the governance, risk, ethics, and compliance profession with the Top Minds award. Recipients participate in in-depth interviews with fellow leaders of the GRC community.

Who is eligible for consideration as a Top Minds recipient?

GRC professionals who have had high-profile or exceptional achievements in 2016 that had a major impact on the way business is conducted AND those with long track records of championing governance, risk, compliance, audit, and ethics over many years are strong candidates for nomination.

Are Top Minds recipients from previous years eligible again?

Yes. Compliance Week recognizes those who continue to make a difference year after year.

When is the nomination deadline for Top Minds?

The nominations for Top Minds 2017 has closed and the winners have been announced. Keep checking back for information regarding the 2018 nominations process.

For more information, e-mail Bill Coffin.

 

A World Without Graft   The True Believer   The Accidental Expert   Walking the Talk
     
Robert

Barrington
  Alan K.

Halfenger
  Ellen

Hunt
  Joel

Katz
Executive Director

U.K. Chapter of Transparency International
  Consulting Partner

ACA Compliance Group
  Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

AARP
  Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

CA Technologies

 

The Risk Manager   Shepherding the Future of Compliance   A Man of Letters   Evolving with the Profession
     
Fouad

Khalifeh
  Mike

Lamberth
  Christopher

Michaelson
  Steve

Naughton
Group Chief Compliance Officer

Fransabank
  Senior Compliance Officer

SunTrust, Capital One
  Associate Professor of Ethics and Business Law

Advisory Director
  Chief Compliance Officer & Ethics Officer

Kimberly-Clark

 

Rising to the Challenge   A Just and Sustainable World   Compliance and Caduceus   Failure is not an Option
     
Kami

Niebank
  Alison J.

Taylor
  K.C.

Turan
  Richard

Wallace
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, Interim Chief Compliance Officer

CalPERS
  Director

Advisory Services, BSR
  Senior Vice President, Chief Risk, Compliance & Ethics Officer

UPMC Insurance Services & Health Plan
  Chief Compliance Officer

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