Top Minds


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Chuck Senatore: The creative influencer

2019-05-07T12:57:00+01:00By

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.

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Mary Shirley: The great empowerer

2019-05-07T12:57:00+01:00By

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.

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John Walsh: The regulatory architect

2019-05-07T12:57:00+01:00By

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.

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Matthew Pachman: The phoenix

2019-05-07T12:56:00+01:00By

The secret to rebuilding corporate culture after a scandal? It involves the people left behind.

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Steven Pearlman: The whistleblower’s ally

2019-05-07T12:56:00+01:00By

When it comes to tackling whistleblower cases, Steven Pearlman has the skills, expertise, and legal acumen “in spades.”

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Fabiana Lacerca-Allen: The crisis queen

2019-05-07T12:55:00+01:00By

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.

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Leo Mackay, Jr.: The compliance commander

2019-05-07T12:55:00+01:00By

The former Navy pilot brings military tenets into business ethics and compliance.

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Jim Massey: The life coach

2019-05-07T12:55:00+01:00By

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.

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Colleen Dorsey: The pragmatist

2019-05-07T12:54:00+01:00By

Colleen Dorsey’s experience as counsel for Land O’Lakes has taught her what goes into the role of successful CCO.

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Lynn Haaland: The compliance compass

2019-05-07T12:54:00+01:00By

“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.

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Stephen C. King: The intrepid investigator

2019-05-07T12:54:00+01:00By

In an effective, disarming style, this Top Mind is using investigations to guide compliance, not just club noncompliance.

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Stephanie Davis: The culture converter

2019-05-07T12:53:00+01:00By

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.

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Top Minds 2019

2019-05-07T08:14:00+01:00By

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.

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Bob Bowman: The quality king

2018-05-08T12:00:00+01:00By

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.”

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Jerry Kral: The ethics entrepreneur

2018-05-08T11:45:00+01:00By

Jerry Kral’s compliance and ethics success is distilled from a gut-instinct approach and value-add mindset.

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Forrest Deegan: The great collaborator

2018-05-01T11:45:00+01:00By

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.

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David Huntley: The compliance innovator

2018-05-01T11:30:00+01:00By

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.

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Ben Bard: Crusader of compliance

2018-04-24T15:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Cédric Dubar: The top gear

2018-04-24T14:30:00+01:00By Bill Coffin

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.

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Kathryn Murtagh: The endowment overseer

2018-04-17T12:45:00+01:00By

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.

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Kim Yapchai: The role model

2018-04-17T12:30:00+01:00By

At Tenneco, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Kim Yapchai is building on years of experience to strengthen the company’s global compliance program.

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Cindy Moehring: The catalyst for change

2018-04-10T12:15:00+01:00By

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.

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Indrani Franchini: The champion of culture

2018-04-10T12:00:00+01:00By Bill Coffin

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.

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Pedro Castro Nevares: The sports pioneer

2018-04-03T13:15:00+01:00By

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.

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Carrie Di Santo: The trusted adviser

2018-04-03T13:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Nancy Jardini: The legal mind

2017-05-31T13:00:00+01:00By Bill Coffin

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.

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Rob Easton: The crossover expert

2017-05-23T14:45:00+01:00By

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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Michael Hershman: For the love of the game

2017-05-23T14:30:00+01:00By Bill Coffin

International Centre for Sport Security CEO Michael Hershman’s biggest challenge is bringing honesty and transparency to the world of professional sports.

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Kurt Drake: The integration master

2017-05-16T13:30:00+01:00By

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

2017-05-16T13:15:00+01:00By Bill Coffin

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

2017-05-09T11:30:00+01:00By

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

2017-05-09T10:45:00+01:00By

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.

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Sean X. McKessy: King of the whistleblowers

2017-05-09T10:30:00+01:00By

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

2017-05-02T11:00:00+01:00By Bill Coffin

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

2017-05-02T11:00:00+01:00By

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

2017-05-02T10:45:00+01:00By

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.