The Top Minds Class of 2019 is presented their awards to cap Day 1 of Compliance Week’s annual conference in Washington D.C.
From helping establish the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations to his more recent legal career, John Walsh has had a front-row seat to the evolution of compliance.
Her compliance career has been (literally) all over the map, but Mary Shirley remains fixed on a few key principles: aiming high, helping colleagues advance their careers, and making compliance sexy.
Fidelity’s Chuck Senatore has learned something from his 22 years of experience as a compliance officer: It’s all about teamwork, the ability to influence, and innovation.
When it comes to tackling whistleblower cases, Steven Pearlman has the skills, expertise, and legal acumen “in spades.”
The secret to rebuilding corporate culture after a scandal? It involves the people left behind.
As a sustainability leader and a fighter for equal access to healthcare, Jim Massey doesn’t just talk the talk; he walks the walk. “It’s about doing the right thing all the time,” he says.
The former Navy pilot brings military tenets into business ethics and compliance.
Three kidnapping attempts, including one at the age of six, have taught the Argentina native how to stay calm in the face of a crisis.
In an effective, disarming style, this Top Mind is using investigations to guide compliance, not just club noncompliance.
“Super determined and tough” are two traits that propelled Lynn Haaland in her multifaceted role at PepsiCo and will continue to aid the compliance practitioner as she seeks new challenges.
Colleen Dorsey’s experience as counsel for Land O’Lakes has taught her what goes into the role of successful CCO.
Leading a team effort to weather the scandal caused by “Dieselgate” is just part of the path forward envisioned by Volkswagen Group of America Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Stephanie Davis.
Compliance Week is thrilled to announce its Top Minds Class of 2019, a group of 12 of the brightest stars of the compliance community whose achievements are dwarfed only by their personal integrity and dedication to ethics.
For the director of risk management for one of the largest restaurant chains in the country, the recipe for success starts with “doing the right thing.”
Jerry Kral’s compliance and ethics success is distilled from a gut-instinct approach and value-add mindset.
When Forrest Deegan joined Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in 2012 as its first-ever director of compliance, he never could have imagined the many unexpected twists and turns that would come his way.
As the head of compliance at AT&T, David Huntley innovates plenty of different ways for people to reach out to each other and keep open lines of communication regarding risk and integrity.
When Ben Bard was brought on as Archer Daniels Midland’s global CCO in 2014, it wasn’t just he who was embracing a new opportunity; it meant a fresh start for the company, as well.
Cédric Dubar took his legal background and passion for corporate social responsibility and crafted a career driving meaningful change at some of the world’s biggest companies.
For Kathryn Murtagh, managing director and chief compliance officer at Harvard Management Company, handling myriad compliance concerns of Harvard’s financial management arm takes a special kind of vision and commitment.
At Tenneco, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Kim Yapchai is building on years of experience to strengthen the company’s global compliance program.
Cindy Moehring, Walmart’s head of compliance, runs a program as ambitious as Walmart itself, requiring diligence, innovation, relatability, and the courage to make hard calls.
For almost 20 years, Indrani Franchini has made a career out of getting to know the industry she is in, creating business relationships that build value and driving cultural change.
Navigating crisis with compliance, Pedro Castro Nevares helps Torneos remain in business. Tammy Whitehouse talks with Nevares about his duties at the sports communications firm.
Carrie Di Santo has built a compliance career by offering practical solutions that don’t just tell people “no,” but demonstrate how to do business safely and with integrity.
Nancy Jardini’s experience in public interest roles has uniquely prepared her for her most challenging—and rewarding role—leading compliance and ethics for mortgage financing giant Fannie Mae.
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.
International Centre for Sport Security CEO Michael Hershman’s biggest challenge is bringing honesty and transparency to the world of professional sports.
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.
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?”
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.
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 a stronger speak-up culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Naughton has held high-profile compliance and ethics jobs at Pepsi and Kimberly-Clark. As he moves onto a new challenge, he reflects upon a career that has continually evolved and the changing corporate mindset regarding compliance.
K.C. Turan has a holistic perspective through which he views compliance. And given his position in the challenging field of healthcare compliance, perspective is the coin of the realm.
Thanks to the work of CFO Richard Wallace and an enterprise-wide effort to build a world-league compliance program, the Options Clearing Corp. doesn’t strive to just meet current regulatory requirements, it lives by a set of internal expectations that exceeds the mandatory.