Volkswagen Group of America has appointed Stephanie Davis to serve as chief compliance officer, effective immediately.

In her newly elevated role, Davis will direct strategy for and drive a culture of compliance and integrity that ensures adherence to legal and statutory requirements and the highest ethical principles. She will sit on the executive leadership team and report to Hinrich Woebcken, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.

Davis joins Volkswagen Group of America from KPMG, where she was a director in the national forensic practice based in Washington, D.C. She has more than a decade of experience in compliance program and process design, implementation and oversight in corporate, advisory, and academic settings in the United States.

Davis is an adjunct professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Last month, Kurt Michels was appointed chief compliance officer of the Volkswagen Group, effective as of April 1. He succeeded Frank Fabien, who joined Wolfsburg AG as speaker of the management board. Michels previously served as chief compliance officer for the Trucks, Vans, and Buses sector of Daimler.