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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

Coffin on Compliance: Top Minds

Bill Coffin | April 6, 2017

Every year, Compliance Week’s Top Minds project brings together a dozen of the best and brightest thought leaders in the governance, risk, ethics, and compliance field. How many of them do you see in yourself?

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Top Minds: a just and sustainable world

Tammy Whitehouse | August 23, 2016

Alison Taylor is passionate about helping organizations understand how they can improve their ethical, governance, compliance, and operational existence to create organizations that aren’t just good at being better, but are also better at doing good.

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Top Minds: Shepherding the future of compliance

Joe Mont | August 9, 2016

Mike Lamberth, managing vice president of compliance for Capital One Financial, was on the job as compliance programs first started to become ubiquitous. His vision for the profession: a continuing evolution that combines talents, keeps pace with regulatory change, realizes the positive disruption technology will bring, and does all this without ever losing sight of protecting customers.

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Top Minds: a man of letters

Bill Coffin | July 26, 2016

Editor Bill Coffin caught up with Christopher Michaelson, who works as a professor of ethics and business, as well as a practicing business advisor. By keeping a foot in both the academic and practical worlds, he sees a path forward for ethics and compliance not just as a professional or as a discipline, but as a business model for the 21st century.

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Top Minds: a world without graft

Jaclyn Jaeger | July 19, 2016

Jaclyn Jaeger talks with Robert Barrington, an authority on global corruption, corporate bribery, and corruption within the United Kingdom, who heads the U.K.’s branch of Transparency International, the world’s leading anti-corruption organization.

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Top Minds: the true believer

Tammy Whitehouse | July 12, 2016

Alan Halfenger stumbled into compliance more than two decades ago, but in the time since then, he has not only come to embrace and embody what it means to be a strong compliance professional, he has made it his mission to spread the word far and wide on what tomorrow’s compliance officers need to do to become great at their chosen profession.

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Top Minds: The risk manager

Joe Mont | July 6, 2016

The group chief compliance officer for Fransabank, a Beirut-based institution that provides retail, corporate, investment, and private banking services to individuals and businesses in Lebanon, has utilized his expertise in risk management to allow his bank to thrive, despite the many geopolitical risk challenges that surround him. More from Joe Mont.

 
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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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