Tony Alvizu is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago. Mr. Alvizu is in the Risk & Investigations practice. He has over 30 years’ experience delivering reactive and preventative compliance, ethics, and anti-corruption services and conducting a myriad of diverse fraud, forensic and accounting investigations.
Mr. Alvizu has assisted companies evaluate, enhance, and/or develop ethics and compliance programs in the context of proactive and reactive engagements, that latter often prompted by regulators through orders and agreements. He has strengthened clients’ policies, processes, controls, and training to facilitate compliance with data privacy and security and health care regulations and laws. He has experience assisting clients with their obligations under U.S. and international data privacy and security regulations. He possesses deep experience developing third-party risk management (TPRM) and due diligence programs and workflows and systematizing workflows into technology platforms. Mr. Alvizu has assisted boards of directors and outside legal counsels perform large, complex international FCPA investigations.
Mr. Alvizu’s assignments have spanned a wide array of industries including agricultural biotechnology, education, manufacturing, medical device, pharmaceutical, social technology, and telecommunications, and he has conducted investigations in the U.S., Europe, South America, Mexico, India, China, and Middle East.
Mr. Alvizu started his career as a financial investigator with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Evelyn Anderson, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Master Inventor
Evelyn Anderson has 30 years of experience in IT Security. Evelyn is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, which is an executive technical role within IBM. Evelyn holds a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. From end-users to executives, Evelyn is known as a Trusted Advisor and Thought Leader for her expertise in privacy, cybersecurity, security regulations, identity and access management, and risk management.
Evelyn has served across IBM’s organization as the global leader for Identity & Access Management, Security, Regulatory, Risk Management, Physical Security, System Currency, and Infrastructure Protection where she led the design of a global framework to standardize delivery, automate controls and reduce security risks for IBM and its Clients.
Evelyn is an IBM Master Inventor which is IBM’s highest distinction for an inventor. Evelyn has 39 patents issued and 42 additional patents pending filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Evelyn won the Women of Color (WOC) STEM Award in Technical Innovation. She has also been honored with various awards in IBM and industry badges.
Evelyn has 4 professional certifications in Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and AWS Cloud Practitioner.
TylerAngle communicates the value of compliance operations to different organizations, both large and small. Prior to joining Hyperproof, Tyler worked for Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) for 7 years. During his time at FIS, Tyler worked on the Site Reliability Engineering team and supported multiple different products, focusing on building operational efficiencies and enhancing product stability. Tyler holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Finance and Information Systems and Business Analytics from the University of New Hampshire.
General Counsel and VP for Corporate Compliance and VP for Global Risk Management
Adam Balfour General Counsel and VP for Corporate Compliance and VP for Global Risk Management
Adam Balfour is on a mission to help make ethics and compliance more relatable and relevant for his fellow human beings. He likes to design ethics and compliance programs that employees can actually relate to, engage with and find useful. Adam currently works in Nashville, Tennessee, as Vice President and General Counsel for Corporate Compliance and the Vice President for Global Management Risks for Bridgestone Americas, and also chairs Bridgestone’s global compliance group meetings. He has written several articles on ethics and compliance, writes a weekly post that is syndicated by Corporate Compliance Insights and enjoys speaking at conferences and other events. His first book called “Ethics And Compliance For Humans” is expected to be published later this year. He previously worked for Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York. He is a graduate of the University of Dundee, Scotland and Harvard Law School and is CCEP certified.
Frank Balonis joined Kiteworks (Accellion Inc. at the time) in July 2003 and is responsible for technical support, customer success, and corporate IT. In addition, Frank oversees corporate security and compliance and works with the Product and Engineering teams to ensure Kiteworks’ software and services meet the needs of its customers. He has over 20 years experience in IT Support and Services. Prior to Kiteworks, Frank held senior engineering positions with Prexar, Kokusai Semiconductor Equipment Corporation and Varian Semiconductor.
Frank is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a veteran of the United States Navy.
Hugh Barrett is chief product officer of Xacta for Telos Corporation. He is the chief architect and directs development efforts for the Xacta product suite. He has worked closely with commercial, federal, and international Telos customers for over fifteen years, dedicating much of this time to cyber risk management consulting and product development. He joined the company in 1999 and has also served as vice president of product development and technical solutions. Prior to joining Telos, he held the position of Sr. Product Manager for Information Builders in NYC. Mr. Barrett holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York College at Brockport. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP).
Senior Research Analyst for the Data, AI & Analytics Channel
Paige Bartley Senior Research Analyst for the Data, AI & Analytics Channel
451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market
Paige is a Senior Research Analyst for the Data, AI & Analytics Channel at 451 Research, a part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, covering core data management topics. Key themes include data privacy, data governance, data integration, metadata management, data quality and master data management. She has experience covering a broad range of technologies spanning the Data, AI & Analytics stack, from databases to self-service analytics.
In her current research, Paige is analyzing the need for information governance to maximize the value of enterprise data amid proliferating global regulatory requirements and rising consumer expectations for data stewardship. With data privacy and compliance as a specialty focus, Paige explores how the enterprise can align technical requirements with business strategy, enabling more profitable and compliant leverage of data.
Early in her career, Paige worked on the vendor side, providing marketing and strategy for ZL Technologies, an information governance provider that specializes in the management of unstructured data for compliance, legal and archiving needs. Prior to working at 451 Research, she was a Senior Analyst at Ovum (now Omdia).
Paige received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and neuroscience from Duke University, and a Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
Brian Benjet Partner and Co-Chair, Global Compliance
Brian Benjet is an accomplished business lawyer and litigator with over 25 years of experience including substantial in house experience in the healthcare, insurance and telecommunications sectors. He focuses on advising companies and non-profits on compliance and governance matters, government and internal investigations and complex business and commercial litigation. Brian assists public and private, US and multinational companies in designing and implementing risk-based compliance programs. These enterprise-wide programs include conducting risk assessments, drafting codes of ethics and related policies, designing and conducting compliance audits and creating and implementing training programs. He provides advice on governance issues such as disclosing compliance issues to boards of directors, auditors, investors and potential M&A partners; crisis response; and litigation management topics, including issues related to FAS 5/ IAS 37 loss contingency reserving. Brian uses his extensive in-house experience and integrates this advice with other corporate functions, including operational risk, fraud and audit, helping to ensure compliance for the company in a manner that strengthens the business. Brian's litigation representations include healthcare, ERISA, outsourcing contracts and insurance disputes. He regularly advises health plans and healthcare companies on regulatory and business matters and represents them in a wide range of disputes.
Nigel has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University (UK) and has a Post Graduate Diploma (First Class Honours) from the Royal College of Law (UK). He qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 1990.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Nigel worked as a Solicitor for the UK law firm Freshfields, in their London, Hong Kong and New York offices.
Nigel is currently the Vice President and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for PepsiCo’s AMESA and APAC Sectors. He is responsible for designing, implementing and administering PepsiCo’s Compliance & Ethics programs across AMESA and APAC, ensuring that senior management is trained in PepsiCo’s C&E policies and programs and that they exhibit PepsiCo’s leadership behaviours, such as supporting and sponsoring robust compliance programs and demonstrating strong ethical tone through PepsiCo’s “Winning with Purpose” agenda.
Nigel joined PepsiCo’s London office in 1993 and he moved with PepsiCo to Dubai in 1995 to head up its Legal Department for the region. He has 31 years’ experience of working in the Middle East, Asia & Africa. He was PepsiCo’s Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel and Head of Government Affairs for South Asia, Middle East & Africa until 2009. In 2009 he was appointed PepsiCo’s Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Europe, Asia, Middle East & Africa, with responsibility for designing, establishing and running PepsiCo’s C&E programs, including implementing its Ethics, Anti-Bribery, Sanctions, and Code of Conduct training and he also has responsibility for its Speak-Up program.
Nigel is also a regular speaker and panelist at various Legal and Compliance & Ethics conferences.
Vice President/Senior Managing Counsel, Competition Law, Compliance and Policy
Peter Bernstein Vice President/Senior Managing Counsel, Competition Law, Compliance and Policy
Peter is Senior Managing Counsel, Competition Law, Compliance and Policy and is responsible for Mastercard’s Global Antitrust and Competition Law Program. He works in partnership with compliance, legal and the business to design and implement controls to mitigate identified risks and provides counsel on business activities. Peter has been with Mastercard since early 2017 and previously worked on the Global Compliance team. Prior joining Mastercard he served in a variety of legal and compliance roles at General Electric, GE Capital and Travelers. Peter also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Attorney General. Peter is an Executive Committee Member of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Committee.
Bennett Borden is an experienced attorney and data scientist, advising multinational clients on data privacy, security and regulatory compliance. One of few people in the legal industry who is both a data scientist and an attorney with an active AI and algorithm verification testing practice, he is a leading authority on developing insight out of massive volumes of data, whether to help clients monetize and productize data, develop AI systems and algorithmic models in a legal and ethical manner or conduct discovery and internal investigations. In 2020, Borden won an "Innovative Lawyers" award by the Financial Times for his "stand out expertise in data analytics and machine learning."
As Head of Business Development, Steve Brown is responsible for helping drive growth at Star, with a focus on go-to-market planning, data and vendor partnerships, channel sales, new markets, and mergers and acquisitions. Steve joined Star in April 2021, and brings with him 25 years of experience advising financial firms on regulatory compliance. Prior to joining Star, Steve was Director of Broker-Dealer Client Services at Compliance Risk Concepts LLC, a senior director at PwC, and Head of Fixed Income and Capital Markets Compliance at U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. Steve began his career at Wachovia, where he was Head of Global Investment Banking Compliance and Control Group, and is considered a pioneer in the control room space—having established the bank’s first formal control room function.
Pilar Caballero is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer at Ryder, a $10B Fortune 500 logistics and transportation company with over 45,000 employees and operations in North America. She works closely with the Board of Directions and senior executives. Pilar has oversight over the Company’s compliance and ethics, enterprise risk management, ESG, environmental compliance, and data privacy programs. With over 20 years of combined experience as a compliance/risk professional and practicing lawyer, Pilar has worked as a prosecutor, at national law firms, and at public Fortune 500 companies.
Author, "Madoff Talks"
Co-Executive Producer & Featured, Netflix “Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street”
Co-Executive Producer & Featured, Netflix “Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street”
JIM CAMPBELL is Co-Executive Producer and Featured in the Netflix docuseries – “Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street.” He is the author of the acclaimed book: “Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History” (McGraw Hill); which was the basis for the hit Netflix docuseries.
He is the host of syndicated radio shows: “Business Talk with Jim Campbell” and his crime show: “Forensic Talk with Jim Campbell.” He is known for his hard- hitting interviews with leading figures from the worlds of business; politics and sports. Known for “firsts,” in addition to the most extensive media contact with Bernie Madoff; exclusive access to Ruth and Andrew Madoff; Jim snagged the first extensive interview with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer after his resignation; and the first interview with former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski after his release from prison.
Jim is also Assistant News Director at WGCH 1490 AM Greenwich, CT. His extensive corporate background includes stints at IBM; Dean Witter (now Morgan Stanley); and KPMG Consulting; along with his former entrepreneurial endeavors, as founder of Greenwich Learning Systems and JC Ventures, Inc.
Keira M. Campbell is Chief Antitrust Counsel for American Express where she has global responsibility for antitrust matters across the company, excluding Europe. She advises on the full spectrum of antitrust issues, including counseling, compliance, M&A, and litigation. She also constantly monitors, analyzes, and evaluates pending and developing competition regulation and developments. Prior to joining American Express, Keira worked in private practice for over a decade in New York and in Australia in two leading antitrust & competition law practices focused on M&A, counselling and government investigations. Keira has an LLM from Columbia Law School, a post-graduate diploma in Competition Law from the University of Melbourne, a LLB from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Business. Keira is a member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, the executive committee of the New York City Bar’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee, the ABA Antitrust In-House Taskforce, other among roles.
Stephanie Cherny Director, Global Enterprise Compliance Officer & Counsel
Stephanie Cherny is the Director, Global Enterprise Compliance Officer at Intuit where she leads the Fortune 100 company’s enterprise compliance programs. Before joining Intuit, Stephanie was Chief of Staff and Special Counsel at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. She was Senior Compliance Counsel at eBay, Inc. and a partner at the law firm of Mitchell Stein Carey P.C. in Phoenix and spent over 10 years in the Washington D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP representing some of America’s largest companies and most prominent individuals in a wide variety of white-collar prosecutions and government and internal investigations. Stephanie graduated from the University of California, San Diego (B.A. History) and University of Southern California School of Law (Juris Doctorate). Stephanie is admitted to practice law in Arizona and California.
Trade Remedy Law Enforcement | Office of Trade | U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Adam Cohen Senior Director & Associate General Counsel
Adam Cohen currently serves as Senior Director and Associate General Counsel for Capital One’s Cyber Division, where he supports the company’s cyber operations and intelligence, incident response, and insider threat programs, as well as broader cyber strategy, governance, and policy work. In this capacity, Adam regularly advises the company's CISO and other senior executives on the management of legal, regulatory, and reputational risk in connection with Capital One's proactive efforts to thwart malicious activity along with the company's enterprise response to such events.
Prior to joining Capital One in 2020, Adam spent ten years as an attorney with the FBI's Office of the General Counsel. During that time, he served as the principal legal counsel for a number of complex cyber criminal and national security investigations, held the role of Privacy Officer for the Terrorist Screening Center, chaired a legal working group on computer network operations, and regularly advised senior executives at the FBI and White House on efforts to counter violent extremism.
Adam has been recognized by the Attorney General, Director of National Intelligence, and FBI Director as a key member of investigative teams responsible for disrupting numerous terrorist attacks around the globe and bringing a major cyber criminal to justice. This includes receiving the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Furthering the Interests of National Security in 2017.
Prior to joining the FBI, Adam spearheaded strategic planning efforts to create the Department of Defense's Civil Liberties Office while serving as the principal civil liberties advisor to DoD's Chief Privacy Officer, and earlier in his career spent time with the Committee on the Judiciary in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Aidan Collins is with Hyperproof, the leading provider of Compliance Operations and Continuous Assurance solutions to organizations large and small. Prior to joining Hyperproof, Aidan was a Partner in the Risk practices of Deloitte and PwC, as well as serving as a Partner with Bain & Co. in strategy and operations. Additionally, he is an experienced Board Director with both public and private company experience, including as an Audit Committee Financial Expert. Aidan holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Limerick in Ireland, a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Forrest Deegan is the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for the standalone Victoria’s Secret & Co., responsible for overseeing the global ethics and compliance program. Forrest is also a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law, where he teaches a course entitled “Corporate Compliance and Business Integration.” Prior to joining VS&Co in July 2021, Forrest served as the first Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Abercrombie & Fitch Co., for six years, where he built A&F’s corporate compliance program and their third-party risk management program. Before assuming that role, he was the Senior Director of Compliance at A&F, serving as the lead in-house attorney for A&F’s first international Joint Venture, Joint Operation and Franchise agreements.
In 2019, Forrest was recognized as part of the “Class of 2019” by the Alumni Society, a network of Latinx executives who graduated from the country’s top universities. In 2018, Forrest was selected as a “Top Mind” by Compliance Week and now serves on Compliance Week’s Editorial Advisory Board.
Prior to moving in-house, Forrest worked for nine years at Arnold & Porter in Washington D.C., where he represented a number of multinational clients in a variety of capacities, including secondments to serve as in-house compliance counsel. Forrest clerked for Judge George P. Kazen on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, after receiving his J.D. with honors from Duke Law School and his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Luke Dembosky co-chairs Debevoise & Plimpton’s global Data Strategy and Security practice. He advises companies on managing cyber risks, responding to cyber incidents, and handling related internal investigations and regulatory defense.
Mr. Dembosky is ranked among the leading privacy and data security attorneys by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, where clients note that he is “sharp as a razor,” “calm, methodical and extremely thoughtful.” In a new ranking category for 2022 by Chambers of the top U.S. crisis management lawyers, he is among a select group of seven Band 1 practitioners and the only cyber specialist. He is also ranked by The Legal 500 US among a select group of “Leading Lawyers” on data privacy and protection. Clients describe him as “simply a brilliant, dedicated, extremely talented and yet humble individual” whose “experience [is] untouchable.” Mr. Dembosky was named by the National Law Journal to its list of “Cyber Security Trailblazers” and by Cybersecurity Docket to its “Incident Response 40” – the 40 “best and brightest data breach response lawyers.”
Mr. Dembosky joined Debevoise in March 2016 after serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security at the U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity, he oversaw all national security cyber cases and was the first to manage a new “National Asset Protection” portfolio covering cybersecurity, economic espionage, export control and foreign investment review matters, giving him responsibility over a wide range of technology-related threats. As DAAG, Mr. Dembosky also oversaw the National Security Cyber Specialists network of prosecutors throughout the United States, along with the Foreign Investment Review Staff. He regularly represented DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and in review of international telecommunications licensing matters.
Mr. Dembosky has been involved in leading the DOJ’s response to many of the largest cyber incidents in recent years, serving as the senior DOJ official on the Target, Sony Pictures, Home Depot, Anthem and OPM breaches, among many others. He also received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for leading the operation to dismantle the GameOver Zeus botnet that caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses to the U.S. financial sector. Mr. Dembosky has been a regular advisor to the senior leadership of the DOJ, FBI, Secret Service, National Security Council and other agencies regarding major cyber cases and related legal and policy issues. He participated in the negotiation of a 2013 cyber accord with Russia and the historic 5-point agreement signed by President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in 2015 and has co-represented the DOJ in cyber discussions at the United Nations.
From March 2013 to October 2014, Mr. Dembosky served as Deputy Chief for Litigation in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, where he supervised all cybersecurity and intellectual property crime prosecutions by the 35 attorneys in the section. From fall 2010 to spring 2013, he served as the Department of Justice’s representative at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. There, he managed the Department of Justice’s transnational crime portfolio at the embassy, represented the United States in high-level diplomatic engagements with Russia and other countries, advised the Ambassador and other senior U.S. officials and worked to build international cooperation on cyber, intellectual property and other matters.
Before joining the DOJ, Mr. Dembosky was a litigation associate with two law firms from 1996 to 2002 and served as a law clerk to the Hon. Richard L. Nygaard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1994 to 1995.
Mr. Dembosky is Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Cybersecurity Task Force, and was selected in 2020 to serve as a member of the New York Cyber Security Advisory Board. He was formerly Vice Chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee of the ABA’s Public Contracts Section and of the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Governance Working Group.
He is admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania, Delaware and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Dembosky earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1994, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers and was managing editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. He received his B.A. with High Distinction from Pennsylvania State University in 1990.
Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Global Head of Litigation, Investigations, and Regulatory Enforcement
Lisa Diaz Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Global Head of Litigation, Investigations, and Regulatory Enforcement
Northern Trust Corporation
Lisa is Deputy General Counsel, Global Head of Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Enforcement (LIRE), and Executive Vice President in the Legal Department for Northern Trust, where she manages assorted global legal matters, including litigation, internal investigations, cyber, privacy, and a variety of regulatory matters. The LIRE group has a global mandate, advising all Northern Trust entities on an array of legal matters, including pre-litigation business problems, corporate and representative litigation, government inquiries, cyber, privacy and internal investigations. Lisa also served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law from 2007-2016. Prior to joining Northern Trust, Lisa served as an associate in the corporate restructuring group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, an associate in the white collar and commercial litigation groups at Perkins Coie LLP, and the Victim-Witness Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Illinois. Lisa earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Virginia
"Partner, Global Co-Chair, Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group Co-Leader of the FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption"
Charles Duross "Partner, Global Co-Chair, Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group Co-Leader of the FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption"
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Charles serves as global co-chair of the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Defense Practice Group and is a co-head of the FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption practice. With more than 23 years of experience principally focused on white collar cases, his practice has an emphasis on complex white collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations, representing special committees, compliance counseling, due diligence regarding third parties and business transactions, and defense of clients before government enforcement agencies and multilateral investment banks. Charles has handled cases and overseen investigations in dozens of countries. As a veteran trial attorney, he has a proven track record in the courtroom in high-profile, high-stakes trials. Dubbed “Mr. FCPA” in The Washington Post, Charles is routinely recognized in various rankings and publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and Ethisphere, as a leading attorney in white-collar criminal defense, with a particular specialty in FCPA and foreign corruption cases.
Jisha Dymond is the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at OneTrust, where she oversees the company’s global ethics, compliance and sustainability program. She is also the Head of the Ethics Center of Excellence, which delivers insights to the product team and customers. Prior to joining OneTrust, she was the Global Lead for Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance at Twitter, Head of Enterprise Risk at Och-Ziff Capital, a global institutional alternative asset manager, and spent a decade in private practice litigating and advising clients on corporate governance and regulatory matters.
When you work for Warner Bros. Discovery, and you want to make sense of the latest audit data, you call Jen Fortini. Leading the company’s data analytics & visualizations, auditor site visits plus learning & development, Jen wields Internal Audit data like a boss. With an automation-first approach, she challenges the team to innovate operations, processes, assessments, policies, and performance.
Tom Fox is the Voice of Compliance, having founded the only podcast network in compliance, the award-winningCompliance Podcast Network.It currently has 60 podcasts. Tom has won multiple awards for podcast hosting and producing. He has been honored with awards for series as diverse as Looking Back on 9/11,Understanding Lyme Disease,andTrial of the Century: the Enron Trial. He is anExecutive leader at the C-Suite Network, the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders.
Tom is also a best-selling author, having written 25 books in the areas of compliance, business ethics and leadership. He is the author of the seminal work,The Compliance Handbook, 4thedition. He recently published his first children’s bookBeing a Compliance Officer is Awesome, which was an Amazon best seller in its first week of release.
Samuel P. Franzosa is a sales management executive who knows how to get things done. Throughout his 20-plus years of experience in leading business expansion initiatives to boost top-line revenue and ensure continuous growth, he has developed and directed top-performing teams that go above and beyond their goals.
As the SVP Global Commercial Sales at Certa, Sam currently leads the company's efforts in expanding its customer base and driving revenue growth. Prior to his role at Certa, he held leadership positions such as VP of Sales at a leading marketing automation company and Director of Sales at a global software services provider. He is known for his expertise in go-to-market strategy, sales operations, and building strong customer relationships.
Sam has been instrumental in formulating and implementing future-focused roadmaps to increase sales of products and services across competitive marketplaces. By leveraging compliance and software industry knowledge, anticipating major changes and enhancing productivity, he’s positioning Certa for a strong year ahead.
Vice President, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk
Christopher Geiger Vice President, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk
Christopher Geiger is Vice President of Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk for Lockheed Martin, a Fortune 100 aerospace & defense company with a presence in over 50 countries. He has been with Lockheed Martin for over 20 years including executive roles in engineering and sustainability. Christopher is also on the Board of Directors of Midflorida Credit Union, a $6B+ assets full-service financial institution, and the IEEE Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of technology and education. He frequently publishes and speaks on topics at the intersection of risk, sustainability, and resilience.
Christopher is a Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He received a master's in business administration and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and chemistry from the University of Florida.
Angie Gorman brings deep experience in managing organizational changes in a way that enables stakeholders to be productive during times of transition. She is a senior leader in FTI’s People & Transformation practice and the team’s primary subject matter expert in compliance. Partnering with colleagues and clients, she helps ensure leaders and employees understand the what, why and how of adopting new policies and procedures, and enables culture evolution to minimize regulatory risk over the long term.
For more than 30 years, she has provided communications and change management counsel to clients across multiple industry sectors to help their employees navigate change due to transactions and performance improvement initiatives, to engage employees and evolve their cultures in support of business strategy, to adopt new processes, to recover following crises, and to enable leaders and managers through Learning & Development programs. Her strategic planning and implementation work supports and enhances executive sponsorship, communications, leader alignment, resistance management and organizational change capability in companies of all sizes.
Angie’s experience includes 25 years in consulting roles, and seven years leading corporate communications for Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to joining FTI Consulting, she served as senior director of associate communications at OfficeMax, where she played an integral role in merger communications to employees when the company was acquired by a competitor. Previously, she was director of communications at Solo Cup Company, leading all internal and external communication for the organization as it implemented numerous performance improvement and growth initiatives. She spent 10 years at Burson-Marsteller in Chicago, leading client business in the corporate communications practice, including the agency’s change management specialty group, and four years at Hill & Knowlton in Chicago.
Senior Managing Counsel, Global Litigation & Competition
Julie Goshorn Senior Managing Counsel, Global Litigation & Competition
Julie Goshorn is Senior Managing Counsel for Global Litigation and Competition at Visa. She joined Visa from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was a Digital Markets Attorney advising on investigations of technology companies. Prior to the DOJ, Julie spent several years at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in the Technology Enforcement Division and in the FTC’s policy office. She began her legal career at a large law firm, working in its DC and Brussels offices.
CARL T. HAHN is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Northrop Grumman a leading global security company. As CCO, Mr. Hahn is responsible for leading the enterprise-wide compliance function, ensuring the Company has the right policies, procedures and practices in place and that they are effectively implemented globally. The Office also helps ensure the Company responds effectively to changes in the regulatory environment; evaluating controls and processes; developing and conducting training and education programs; collecting and analyzing corporate compliance data; monitoring results; providing feedback to business units regarding their compliance activities; and reporting to the CEO and the Audit Committee of the Board.
With more than two decades of experience in compliance, Gwen’s practice areas include: compliance program design, structure and operation; corruption prevention; trade compliance; and supply chain integrity. She currently serves as Interim Chief Compliance Officer and provides compliance consulting work for multiple companies including a $28B retail pharmacy, a private equity held medical laboratory and pharmacy operator - Cordant Health Solutions, a new fintech startup, as well as multiple compliance consultancies and a training content provider. She previously served as Global Director of Compliance for CNH Industrial, the world’s third largest capital goods maker and second largest manufacturer of farming equipment where she lead the compliance program globally. Areas of specific experience include global compliance investigations, enterprise risk assessment and management, third party due diligence, cross border transactions, human trafficking prevention, ESG program design and operation, policy development and compliance education. Gwen is the founder and host of the “Hidden Traffic” podcast designed to keep corporate compliance professionals updated about new developments in human trafficking prevention and regulation. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the Loyola University School of Law where she teaches courses on ESG and corporate compliance law. She is a graduate of DePaul University School of Law and the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Katie Hausfeld Partner and Co-Chair, Global Compliance
Katie Hausfeld focuses her practice on corporate investigations and compliance, white-collar criminal matters and complex civil litigation. Katie regularly advises both US and multinational companies in connection with investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the World Bank, and other enforcement agencies. She has conducted numerous investigations around the world related to a broad range of issues including allegations of accounting manipulation, fraud, corruption, bribery, money laundering, environmental compliance, insider trading, bid rigging, conflicts of interest, business email compromise, executive misconduct, and sexual discrimination. She also counsels her clients in relation to matters involving asset tracing and recovery. As a compliance advisor, Katie assists her clients in designing and implementing risk-based compliance programs that meet the ever-evolving expectations of global regulatory and enforcement agencies, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption regulations. These enterprise-wide programs include conducting risk assessments, drafting codes of conduct and other corporate policies, advising clients on whistleblower issues, and creating and implementing training programs. In addition, Katie performs anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance due diligence for acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions. Katie is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. As part of her commercial litigation practice, Katie has represented clients in a variety of complex commercial litigation disputes in both federal and state courts and before the American Arbitration Association. Katie also has experience with direct defense of aging services facilities in lawsuits asserting professional liability, personal injury, negligence, elder abuse, wrongful death and other related claims.
Joy Hayes is the VP, Ethics & Compliance at Activision Blizzard. She manages ethics and compliance training and engagement, enterprise-wide policy oversight, and the conflicts of interest review process. Previously, she served as a senior leader supporting the ethics program at Boeing Defense. Prior to that, Joy was the Chief Ethics Officer at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Hayes started her work as an in-house ethics practitioner in 2013 after teaching Ethics at the college level. She earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a concentration in Ethics from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Leadership Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC).
Darren Hayes, PhD, is a leading expert in the field of digital forensics, intelligence, cyber security and IT risk management. He is the Founder and Director of the Pace University Digital Forensics Research Lab. He is also an Associate Professor at Pace in New York. Hayes is listed as one of the Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors, by Forensics Colleges.
Douglas launched Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC fifteen years ago. He advises clients on ESG/ sustainability-related compliance, risk, reporting and disclosures, and auditing. He is an author of COSO’s recently-published supplemental guidance linking the Internal Controls Integrated Framework to Sustainability Reporting. He was the senior environmental specialist on the Volkswagen Monitor Team. Doug supports climate-related risk assessment, GHG emissions inventories, ESG reporting and disclosures, internal audit (including second line) programs, and cross-functional teams. His 40+ years of experience includes six years at a Big 4 firm, nine years in industry, and a decade in environmental management consulting. Doug holds the FSA credential (SASB/ ISSB), CRMA (from the IIA), CPEA and Professional Enginer. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. See www.douglashileman.com.
VP, C&E North America, Corporate and Global Program
Lynn Holley VP, C&E North America, Corporate and Global Program
PepsiCo Compliance & Ethics
Lynn Holley is a 26 year veteran of PepsiCo who currently is the Vice President of Compliance & Ethics, and Chief Compliance Officer for PepsiCo’s North America businesses and Corporate functions. Lynn also has responsibility for many aspects of the C&E global program, including the Speak Up hotline, training, communications, global policy management, internal and external recognition and reporting. Prior to joining the Compliance & Ethics Department in 2012, Lynn was the Vice President and Chief Counsel for litigation and employment law for Pepsi Beverages Group. She graduated from New York University School of Law.
Kelli Hooke is a managing corporate counsel at T-Mobile in Bellevue, WA and is a member of the Network, National Security & Company Commitments team within Legal Compliance, focusing on public sector compliance. She is heavily involved in supply chain security risk management, cyber security for our government customers, and is co-chair of the Legal Affairs Intern Committee. Kelli is also involved in the American Bar Association’s Section on Public Contract Law, to include serving as a vice-chair of the Commercial Products and Services Committee. She retired from the Army after twenty years of service.
Her last assignment as a Judge Advocate was leading a contract litigation team that practices before the Armed Services Board of Appeals, the Government Accountability Office, and the Court of Federal Claims. Previously, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Hooke, served as an operational and international law attorney at U.S. Strategic Command, Brigade Judge Advocate, 2nd Engineer Brigade, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, Deputy Chief Counsel, 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Germany, Command Judge Advocate 593rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Lewis, WA, Legal Assistance Attorney, I Corps, Fort Lewis, WA, and Trial Counsel, Fort Lewis, WA. Her operational deployments include OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan), IRAQI FREEDOM (Kuwait), and JOINT FORGE (Hungary).
Her service included advising commanders on extensive regulations, statutes, and treaty obligations both here in the U.S and abroad. Her career as an Army attorney provided her opportunities to practice diverse legal disciplines as she has progressed into challenging assignments relating to the whole lifecycle of government contracting to top secret space and cyber operations. She also was a major contributor on the nation’s first counter unmanned aerial system (UAS) law which gave the Department of Defense the authority to identify, track, and disable threatening UAS.
Kelli Hooke has been published in magazines and has spoken on multiple panels. Most recently, she was a panelist for the ACC-W Business Summit: High Risk Compliance Pitfalls in Federal Government Contracts, September 2021, and the ABA Public Contract Law Section: Thought Leaders - Section 889 Implementation Discussion, December 2020. Other panels include SCCE, Regional Compliance & Ethics Conference: Building Public Sector Compliance, November 2020, 13th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute: Maintaining Secure Skies: What’s next for Drone Integration, May 2019 and the ABA Annual Meeting: The intersection of the Space Industry and Government Contracts, Aug 2019. Her publications include an article in the Northwest Aerospace News Magazine April 2019, the Army Engineer NOV/DEC 2014 magazine and in the Army AL&T NOV/DEC 2013 issue.
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Hooke holds a Masters of Law (L.L.M) from The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School, a Juris Doctor from Regent University, a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma (Magna Cum Laude), and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the Henry M. Jackson School of the University of Washington (Cum Laude). Her military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit Commendation (in support of ENDURING FREEDOM). She is authorized to wear the Parachutist’s Badge.
David Howard’s career has involved helping clients successfully navigate some of their most important legal challenges. A litigator, white collar defense lawyer, and former federal prosecutor, David served for almost a decade as corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for Microsoft’s Corporate External and Legal Affairs Department. In that role, he was the company’s chief litigator and led the company’s litigation, corporate compliance, and competition law teams worldwide. David is a trusted advisor to boards and senior corporate executives.
Ellen is a lawyer, ethics & compliance professional, audit executive, and chief privacy officer. She has expertise in identifying, evaluating and mitigating risks as an advisor to the Board of Directors and senior management. She has over 20 years of management experience in various industries in creating, designing, implementing, and operating world class ethics and compliance programs including board governance and reporting, designing instructor led and on-line ethics education, creating policy management frameworks, managing enterprise and compliance risk processes as well as handling investigations and regulatory agency inquiries. Before joining Spark, Ellen served as the Vice President, Compliance Program Operations and Chief Privacy Officer for LifePoint Health, a national healthcare network with 60,000 employees in over 80 hospitals, post-acute services, and outpatient centers operating in 28 states. Prior to that she served as the Senior Vice President ~ Audit, Ethics & Compliance Officer for AARP, a 38-million-member not-for-profit association that advocates for the 50+ to empower them to choose how they live as they age. At AARP, she set the strategic direction for both the Internal Audit and the Ethics & Compliance functions with a team of seven and a budget of over $1 million. Ellen created the first Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics for the AARP Boards and established an ethics and compliance program from seven-page conflict of interest policy. AARP was honored as a World's Most Ethical Company in 2019, 2020, and 2021. AARP honored as a World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere 2019 Compliance Officer of the Year - Not for Profit Trust Across America 2019 Top Thought Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree Named a 2016 Top Mind by Compliance Week She is an adjunct professor with the Fordham University School of Law, Program for Corporate Ethics and Compliance, teaching the Introduction to Compliance and Capstone courses. Ellen serves on the Advisory Boards for the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law-Compliance Studies, Compliance Week, and the Quorum Initiative. She writes on important topics related to risk and is a frequent presenter at national conferences. She is the co-founder of The Seven Elements Book Club, a book club devoted to ethics and compliance authors and winner of the 2022 award for "Best New Idea" by Great Women in Compliance podcast.
VP, Deputy General Counsel, Ethics, Compliance and Brand Protection
Ana Iacovetta VP, Deputy General Counsel, Ethics, Compliance and Brand Protection
Ana Iacovetta is the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and head of Ethics, Compliance and Brand Protection at Cisco. She is based in San Francisco. Ana has over 20 years of in-house legal and compliance experience. She started her inhouse career at IBM where she held a number of leadership posts, including as the head of Trust & Compliance group for IBM’s Growth Markets, based in Shanghai. After IBM she joined VMware and served there as VP, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for almost 6 years. Her expertise in governance, compliance, and financial accountability along with her people-first approach to business established her as a leader with sound integrity. She currently manages a worldwide multicultural and multidisciplinary group of legal and compliance professionals.
Mary Inman, a partner in Constantine Cannon’s London and San Francisco offices, heads the firm’s International Whistleblower practice. She specializes in representing whistleblowers worldwide under the US whistleblower reward programs, including the SEC, CFTC, IRS, DOT and FinCEN/OFAC programs. Mary’s successful efforts to export the US whistleblower programs to the UK were featured in theNew York Timesand her successful representation of three healthcare whistleblowers and the personal toll whistleblowing exacted on these clients was featured in theNew Yorker.Mary represents renowned SEC whistleblowerTyler Shultzwho exposed the infamous Silicon Valley blood testing start-up Theranos, and Facebook Files whistleblower Frances Haugen and regularlyspeakson lessons to be learned from these scandals. Mary is a regular commentator on whistleblower matters for the Financial Times, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Fortune.
William B. Jacobson: Billy is a partner in the Investigations and Compliance group at Allen & Overy, based in Washington, D.C. From 2009 until July 2014, Billy was the Senior Vice President, Co-General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Weatherford International, a large oilfield services company with operations in 100+ countries. Billy served as a federal prosecutor at the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division for approximately 6 years. His last stint at DOJ was as Assistant Chief for FCPA Enforcement where he was responsible for roughly half of all FCPA investigations and prosecutions. In this role, he also spent a considerable amount of time liaising with the SEC, FBI and foreign prosecutors, including attending meetings of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. In early 2020, Billy completed his Monitorship of Braskem, a Brazilian petrochemical company, a role to which he was appointed by the DOJ, SEC and Brazilian MPF.
Lindi Jarvis is a senior managing director at FTI Consulting and is based in Seattle. Ms. Jarvis’ experience includes a depth of investigative assignments, including those involving investigations of specific issues related to financial reporting, misappropriation of assets, and white-collar crime allegations. Ms. Jarvis has led numerous matters involving SEC financial reporting, violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act and other fraudulent activities. Ms. Jarvis’ anti-bribery and anti-corruption experience includes leading financial and forensic accounting investigations on a global basis, including investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior and suspected violations of the FCPA by U.S. corporations, agents, distributors or foreign operating divisions. Ms. Jarvis has appeared before the US SEC and US DOJ in the context of explaining the investigative process and the results of forensic transaction testing.
Crystal R. Jezierski assists organizations with the design and implementation of global compliance programs; remediation during government enforcement actions; risk assessments; compliance program operations, management, and oversight; compliance training; and conducting internal investigations. She was most recently with the US Chamber of Commerce where she advised on legal and compliance risks including Board of Directors and organizational governance; federal, state, and local campaign finance and lobbying; data privacy; and congressional oversight. Ms. Jezierski is a compliance expert and former compliance executive with 25 years of government and private sector experience. including time as associate general counsel, assistant secretary for the US Chamber of Commerce, senior vice president for Global Ethics at Walmart, a partner with the global law firm Baker McKenzie and as chief counsel for Oversight and Investigations with the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives. While with Walmart, Ms. Jezierski was the global lead for the vision, strategy, implementation, and execution of Walmart’s ethics program. Under her tenure, she set and maintained the company’s standards of ethical conduct and its processes for identifying conduct that violated its Statement of Ethics. She was also responsible for the governance and processes for Walmart’s response, review, substantiation, and related discipline, for allegations received by its ethics helpline. This included risk tiering and investigation governance for the handling of ethics allegations. Ms. Jezierski was also responsible for assessing data from ethics investigations and recommending and implementing enhancements to Walmart’s compliance program, based on gaps or weaknesses identified from ethics investigations. These changes would encompass policy, procedure, or controls updates, compliance or business training, changes to Statement of Ethics, and training or other communications and corporate culture enhancements. She was also responsible for the company’s Conflicts of Interest program and ethics program reporting to executive and board leadership. In private practice, Ms. Jezierski worked with global companies to conduct compliance risk assessments and to design and implement their compliance programs. This included advising on compliance standards and controls, training, communications, and program oversight, as well as testing the effectiveness of their compliance program, and advising on how to respond to compliance failures and misconduct reports. She also successfully defended compliance programs before the DOJ and SEC resulting in reduced law enforcement penalties or the declination of law enforcement actions. Additionally, Ms. Jezierski was a deputy assistant attorney general for Legislative Affairs at the US Department of Justice. In her public sector roles, she provided strategic advice to top Justice Department officials and leading US Congress members on federal law enforcement priorities, congressional oversight of the Justice Department and other federal law enforcement agencies, and congressional investigations. Ms. Jezierski is a graduate of the College of William and Mary School of Law and Denison University and is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
Michael Johnson, CEO of Clear Law Institute, is a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney who brought one of DOJ’s first “pattern or practice” sexual harassment cases. He has provided training and consulting on harassment prevention or investigations to organizations around the world, such as the EEOC, the United Nations, and Google. He is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.
Ken C. Joseph, Esq. is a managing director and head of the Financial Services Compliance and Regulation practice for the Americas at Kroll, LLC, based in the New York office. From 2018-2020, he served as global leader of Kroll’s Disputes Consulting practice.
Angee Kerns is an energetic and inspiring leader with a celebrated chronicle of program and team successes, and exceptional interpersonal skills. She’s a strategic thinker that is great under pressure, a self-starter with the passion and talent to develop the vision, implement strategies, and gain support and foster followership for the initiatives and objectives at hand. These character traits mean she is often called upon to tackle difficult problems, build programs from the ground up, and pinch hit when something isn’t going as planned. She brings life lessons and practical advice to her speaking engagements leaving her audiences with actionable tasks they can immediately implement.
Vice President & Associate General Counsel IT & Cybersecurity
David Kessler Vice President & Associate General Counsel IT & Cybersecurity
BAE Systems, Inc.
David Kessler is Vice-President and Associate General Counsel, IT & Data Law for BAE Systems, Inc. where he handles IT contracts, cybersecurity, data privacy and supply chain compliance issues. Prior to joining BAE Systems, he was Lead Public Sector Product & Marketing Counsel for Verizon where he oversaw all product-related legal matters for its Federal, State, Local and Public Safety businesses. He was also General Counsel/VP, Managing Attorney & Board Member of McAfee Public Sector LLC, a subsidiary of McAfee LLC (formerly Intel Security). He also served as McAfee’s Chief Compliance Officer and managed a team responsible for all aspects of its worldwide ethics and compliance program. Earlier legal roles included Group Corporate Counsel, Public Sector at Autodesk, Inc., Senior Corporate Counsel – Public Sector at Symantec, and Senior Associate with Greenberg Traurig, LLP. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Florida and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law. He was the 2020 winner of the Compliance Week Excellence in Compliance – Cybersecurity award, as well as twice a finalist for the Association of Corporate Compliance National Capital Region Outstanding In-House Counsel award.
Mike Koenig Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Mike Koenig was appointed as the global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for JBS in August 2022. Prior to that Mike was the Head of Ethics and Compliance for Pilgrim’s Pride, a publicly traded subsidiary of JBS.
For almost 25 years prior to joining Pilgrim’s, Mike represented and defended companies, individual executives, and public officials in federal and state criminal, civil and regulatory investigations and trials. He also conducted internal investigations on behalf of companies across a wide range of industries. Until joining Pilgrim’s in August 2021, Mike had been the co-chair of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder’s Government Enforcement and White Collar Defense practice group.
In addition to private practice, Mike served as a federal prosecutor at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He was a trial attorney in the DOJ’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, where he prosecuted a variety of white collar crimes, with a primary focus on corporate fraud.
Lauren is an Assistant Chief in the Corporate Enforcement, Compliance & Policy Unit in the Fraud Section, Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She works with the Fraud Section’s prosecuting units on issues involving corporate resolutions and compliance, including evaluating the effectiveness of compliance programs, determining whether an independent compliance monitor should be imposed as part of a corporate resolution, and overseeing post-resolution compliance obligations. Prior to joining the Fraud Section, Lauren was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of a global law firm where she counseled companies of various sizes and operating across different industries on criminal and civil enforcement and compliance issues, including conducting internal investigations and reviewing, testing, and implementing corporate compliance programs. Lauren also served as a part of a DOJ-imposed independent compliance monitor team and counseled companies during corporate resolutions and compliance monitorships.
Holly Kulka Gobal Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
S&P Global Ratings
Holly Kulka is Global Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for S&P Global Ratings. Based in New York, she leads our globally integrated risk and compliance teams, including the criteria and model validation groups. Holly’s group works with senior leadership to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, as well as with internal policies and industry best practices. Holly and her team manage relationships with more than 20 regulators around the world, including the SEC, ESMA, FCA, HKSFC and the JFSA. She is a member of S&P Global Ratings’ Executive Committee. Holly is also Chairman of the Board of CRISIL Ratings. Previously, Holly served as Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Intercontinental Exchange Inc., which acquired NYSE Euronext. As a member of the executive leadership team, she was responsible for regulatory strategy, litigation, investigations, antitrust, insurance, privacy and human resources legal matters. Before that, she was a partner at the law firm of Heller Ehrman LLP, representing and advising companies and individuals in state and federal commercial and regulatory investigations, corporate governance questions and litigations through trial. Earlier in her career, Holly was a federal prosecutor. Holly holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from Williams College. She is admitted to the bars in New York, New Jersey, California and Washington, D.C.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement
Bureau of Industry and Security | U.S. Department of Commerce
Kevin Kurland Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement
Bureau of Industry and Security | U.S. Department of Commerce
Mr. Kurland is responsible for implementing BIS’s export enforcement program, overseeing a dedicated team of analysts and Special Agents that enforce BIS’s export control and antiboycott missions. BIS Special Agents are located in 30 domestic locations and seven embassies/consulates around the globe.
Mr. Kurland previously served as BIS’s Deputy Chief of Staff-Policy for the Under Secretary for Industry and Security from 2019-2021, Director of the Office of Enforcement Analysis from 2011-2021, and member of the White House Task Force on Export Control Reform from 2009-2017.
Mr. Kurland also previously served BIS as Acting Chief of Staff for Export Administration from 2009-2011, Director of the Office of Technology Evaluation from 2006-2011, and Director of the Treaty Compliance Division from 2002-2006.
Prior to joining BIS in 1997, he worked as an international trade analyst at Graham & James, LLC.
Mr. Kurland holds an M.A. in Comparative Regional Studies Europe from The American University and a B.A. in International Relations from Syracuse University.
In December 2021, Mr. Kurland was awarded the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award.
Laurie Lambert-Gaffney Vice President of Staff Relations
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Laurie Lambert-Gaffney has served as Vice President of Staff Relations for The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated since June 2012. In this multi-faceted role, Laurie is responsible for leading all aspects of employee relations to foster positive relationships and interactions with more than 45,000 staff members across the company. With more than 30 years of Human Resources experience, Laurie is a passionate advocate for staff members and keenly focused on staff retention. She believes in giving staff members a voice and strives to make a positive difference in their experience at work. Laurie’s broad responsibilities include management of all company policies and procedures, and managing conflict resolution, just to name a few. She works closely with the company’s restaurant operations leadership team to help foster a culture of support, respect, and inclusion. This very special culture was recognized in 2022 when The Cheesecake Factory was named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the ninth consecutive year. Before joining The Cheesecake Factory, Laurie held leadership positions at Circuit-City and Toys R Us. Laurie currently lives in New Jersey with her husband.
Lance Lanciault is the Chief Compliance Officer of Snap, Inc. Before joining Snap, Lance served as the Senior Vice President of Risk and Compliance at Peloton. Lance was Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Walmart eCommerce and also held senior positions at StubHub, Inc., GE Healthcare and eBay. Before going in-house, he defended merger investigations at the law firm of Arnold & Porter, LLP. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Alexander Harvey II, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the Honorable Frank X. Altimari, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Lance holds a juris doctor degree (J.D.) from George Washington University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Law Review, and a bachelor of arts degree from Bates College.
Jennifer Lane is Lead Ethics Counsel at Airbnb and a Visiting Professor of Trial Advocacy at Harvard Law School, from which she graduated in 2009. Previously, she served for four years as a federal prosecutor for the Department of Justice in the Southern District of New York. In that role, she investigated and prosecuted numerous white collar felony matters involving international money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act and sanctions violations, tax evasion, cybercrime, wire fraud, and public corruption. She also participated in pioneering initiatives, including serving as a founding member of the Office’s Diversity Advisory Board, and referring young, non-violent defendants to a pilot diversionary program providing counseling, treatment, and access to employment as an alternative to incarceration.Other prior work includes a stint as a senior associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP, where she assisted trial counsel for a Fortune 50 client in an $150M FINRA arbitration involving disputed securities claims. Her active pro bono practice included managing an internal investigation of child abuse on behalf of a national affiliate of the U.S. Olympic Committee.Finally, she clerked for the Honorable Richard W. Roberts of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and for the Honorable Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Nathan Lankford Practice Lead, Business and Human Rights
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
Nate Lankford is a trusted advisor to multinational companies on matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), business and human rights (BHR), and other areas of international corporate compliance. Mr. Lankford partners with clients in multi-jurisdictional investigations, risk assessments, compliance program design and implementation, due diligence, compliance audits, and responsible sourcing strategies. In doing so, he helps clients holistically manage risks and build trust with stakeholders.
For companies under intense scrutiny from regulators, Mr. Lankford supports companies in efficiently investigating foreign bribery, fraud and other forms of corporate misconduct, and developing sound and practical compliance strategies. In these matters, Mr. Lankford advises senior executives and boards of directors and guides companies through investigations by enforcement agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Mr. Lankford draws on deep compliance program design and assessment experience gained through serving in key roles on multiple monitorship teams tasked by the DOJ and SEC with carrying out anti-corruption compliance reviews and assessments pursuant to FCPA settlement agreements.
Mr. Lankford founded Miller & Chevalier'sBusiness & Human Rights Practiceand serves as its Practice Lead. In this role, Mr. Lankford helps companies live up to their responsibility to respect human rights – as articulated in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – and to keep pace with the rapidly evolving ecosystem of voluntary standards, ESG criteria, emerging hard law rules for disclosures and mandatory due diligence, and increasing enforcement and litigation risks. Mr. Lankford has assisted companies in the extractives, solar, and apparel sectors in conducting due diligence to assess and mitigate risks of adverse human rights impacts. Mr. Lankford also helps companies comply with the U.S. prohibition on the importation of products made with forced labor (19 USC §1307) and works with companies to effectively engage with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other stakeholders to appropriately respond to indicators of forced labor in supply chain relationships.
In these matters, Mr. Lankford has worked on location in many of the world's most challenging business environments – including countries in Central and East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Americas – and has developed a solid understanding of risks faced by the extractives industries, health care industry, telecommunications industry, and the high-tech sector.
Mr. Lankford serves as Co-Chair of the IBA's Business Human Rights Committee.
Prior to earning his law degree, he worked as a freelance photographer for media clients including theWashington Post. While at Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Lankford served as an Executive Editor of theGeorgetown Journal of International Law.
Chris Lehman is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SafeGuard Cyber. Chris is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of experience working for some of the highest growth and most successful technology companies in the world. Most recently Chris was the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for ExtraHop where over 4 years he helped lead their transformation into Cyber Securities leading Enterprise Network Detection and Response (NDR) company. During Chris' time at ExtraHop he was responsible for all Go to Market functions and they grew their ARR over 700% culminating in the successful sale of the business to Bain Capital and Crosspoint Ventures. Prior to ExtraHop Chris held senior leadership positions at FireEye, Salesforce.com, EMC, and Documentum. Chris holds a BA in Communications with a minor in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University.
GLENN LEON is the Chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. In this capacity, Glenn oversees over 150 federal prosecutors nationwide and supervises federal criminal investigations and prosecutions involving securities fraud, commodities fraud, healthcare fraud, government procurement fraud, federal bribery offenses, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Glenn rejoined the Fraud Section last year, after previously serving as an Acting Deputy Chief in the Fraud Section’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit.
Glenn also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for twelve years, where he prosecuted white collar, organized crime, and homicide cases. During his 15 years as a prosecutor, Glenn tried more than 25 jury trials, including an FCPA trial.
Prior to rejoining the Department of Justice, Glenn served as Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for seven years. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of all substantive, budget, and operational matters of HPE’s ethics and compliance program, including all internal and external investigations of legal and ethics violations. He provided legal counsel to ensure adherence to the law and industry standards on matters including anti-corruption issues, the FCPA, securities and accounting fraud, and export controls. His team was also responsible for leading the company’s compliance with privacy, global trade, social and environmental sustainability and human rights matters.
Glenn started his career in private practice as a litigation associate at two national law firms. He earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, and graduated from Brandeis University, magna cum laude, with a degree in Economics.
Acting Deputy Chief for Export Control and Sanctions
National Security Division U.S. Department of Justice
David Lim Acting Deputy Chief for Export Control and Sanctions
National Security Division U.S. Department of Justice
David Lim is Deputy Director for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Task Force KleptoCapture (“TFKC”), an interagency law enforcement task force dedicated to enforcing the sweeping economic sanctions, export restrictions, and economic countermeasures that the United States imposed in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a member of the task force’s senior leadership team, David helps to oversee the investigation and prosecution of violations of U.S. sanctions and export control laws, and supervises the task force’s efforts to seize and forfeit the assets of individuals and entities who violate U.S. law. In addition to his responsibilities as Deputy Director of TFKC, David serves as National Coordinator of the Disruptive Technology Strike Force, a joint venture between the U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce to enforce U.S. laws protecting U.S. advanced technologies. As National Coordinator, David oversees the operations of fourteen strike cells charged with investigating the unlawful acquisition of sensitive U.S. technology by hostile nation-state actors. Prior to assuming his roles on the task force and strike force, David served as a Trial Attorney in the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Security Division, where he investigated and prosecuted federal crimes related to national security, specializing in export controls and economic sanctions. Before joining CES, David served as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division where he oversaw the national security and international law portfolios. David began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. David received a Juris Doctor degree from Syracuse University College of Law, a Master of Art in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Boston University.
Kari is the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Cytokinetics, Inc., where she provides executive management, direction, and oversight for all aspects of the compliance program, policies, monitoring, training, privacy, and brand-legal advisory. Previously, Kari was the US Healthcare Compliance and Privacy Officer and Senior Corporate Counsel at Vifor Pharma, Inc., and a Senior Director/Senior Compliance Counsel at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. She has extensive experience in providing legal and compliance advice on sales, marketing, promotional and medical materials review, Medical Affairs, managed care, commercial compliance, as well as U.S. Sunshine / aggregate spend and compliance operations. Kari has published various articles and a book chapter on E-Health and Ethics, and she has presented at various conferences including the AHLA-HCCA Fraud and Abuse Conference and the Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum Annual Meeting. She authored an article in the International In-House Counsel Journal on client centricity and authored a book chapter in CANCER POLICY: PHARMACEUTICAL SAFETY entitled “Anatomy of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS)”, Springer Publishing (Germany), published in 2019. Kari is a licensed attorney in Illinois and registered in-house counsel in California. She earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, and her B.A. in Political Science and Religion with Honors from the University of Iowa.
Hemma Lomax VP, Associate General Counsel, Compliance
Dr. Hemma R. Lomax is a passionate ethics and compliance professional who is intrigued by the role of integrity in the context of corporate social responsibility. She is a senior corporate counsel in the Integrity & Compliance team at Snap, Inc. Hemma formerly worked in a similar role in the Global Ethics and Compliance Management team at the Walt Disney Company. Hemma has a passion for designing innovative global compliance programs and is a fan of co-creative design, behavioural science, and coaching for compliance. She is running a Regional Risk Assessment Program and a Kind Business Ambassador initiative at Snap. Prior to moving in-house, Hemma served for just over a decade prosecuting financial fraud and corruption with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Hemma is also a British trained barrister (trial attorney) and has previously worked as Parliamentary Counsel for the UK government and as an advisor at the United Nations for the government of Guyana. Hemma is a strong advocate for integrity at work, active bystandership and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and she has a Ph.D in human rights and the laws of war. She lives in Maryland with her husband and her two daughters.
Monica Lopez Reinmiller Head of Compliance - Assistant General Counsel
Monica Lopez Reinmiller is the Head of Ethics & Compliance at Panasonic Avionics and Assistance General Counsel with Panasonic NA, located in Bothell,WA. She oversees a global ethics and compliance framework for the aviation unit of a Panasonic’s global Connect business segment. She is directly responsible for the company’s global ethics and antibribery compliance program, providing compliance legal advice across the sales, marketing, supply chain and procurement functions as lead anticorruption and trade compliance counsel. Monica leads a global team and currently serves in the NA Legal Department’s DE&I Executive Steering Committee.
Having led global compliance programs and serving as an executive/Board advisor across various highly regulated industries, Monica Lopez Reinmiller specializes in Board oversight and governance, white collar enforcement investigations and crisis management, and DOJ/SEC compliance program effectiveness standards. An active DE&I and pro bono advocate, she volunteers with several WA-based legal service providers that focus on micro-enterprise, LGTBQA+, and low income legal services, and she is currently Vice President of the Eastside Legal Assistance Program Board.
Monica Lopez Reinmiller is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences, most recently participating in the Annual National Hispanic Bar Association’s conference presenting on Effective Supplier Codes, and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ (SCCE) Regional Conference in Seattle where she has helped organize the annual program for over five consecutive years. She has published work in export compliance, DE&I, and ethics including the SCCE’s Corporate Compliance Manual.
Monica Lopez Reinmiller holds a Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law, a Master of Business Administration from the Xavier University, and a Bachelor of Arts in from Pepperdine University. In 2020 she was recognized as an American Bar Foundation Fellow, and she is an active Leadership Council of Legal Diversity Fellow alum.
Associate General Counsel, Diversified Businesses (U.S. Region)
Brian McAlhaney Associate General Counsel, Diversified Businesses (U.S. Region)
Brian McAlhaney serves as Associate General Counsel for Bridgestone Corporation’s Diversified Businesses in the United States. In this role, Mr. McAlhaney oversees all legal matters for five distinct Bridgestone companies, including Bridgestone Golf, Inc., Bridgestone Aircraft Tire (USA), Inc., Bridgestone Metalpha USA, Inc., Bridgestone Industrial Products America, Inc. and Bridgestone HosePower, LLC. Mr. McAlhaney also has legal responsibilities for businesses within Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and contributes to its Ethics and Compliance programs as well as its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives relating to legal internships. Mr. McAlhaney started his career as a patent attorney at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and then held senior patent counsel roles at Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. Following thirteen years of roles in patent litigation, prosecution, and counseling, he moved to his current role to counsel clients on matters relating to labor and employment, commercial transactions and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, ethics and compliance, as well as many others. Mr. McAlhaney earned a BS in Chemical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a JD from the University of Florida.
Leslie McGuirk, CPA, CIA, has over 20 years of experience across internal/external audits with a focus on SOX Compliance. She kicked off her career at Ernst & Young, before joining CBS Television Studies, and is now at Warner Bros. Discovery. Leslie works closely with the business and audit function to ensure proper control design and oversees the control self-assessment and remediation activities.
With Vault Platform’s Active Integrity solution, organizations can activate everyone in their business ecosystem to prevent misconduct. Vault’s CEO and Co-founder, Neta Meidav, was recently named one of Inc’s Female Founders 200. Prior to founding Vault, Neta worked for more than a decade in the UK Government as a climate change negotiator and participated in the Paris Climate Agreement. She graduated from Cambridge University and holds a Masters in International Relations. Neta is on a mission to promote female founders in tech and spends time coaching and helping her fellow female founders who are earlier on their journey.
Professor Lucas Miller is a human performance researcher as well as the youngest faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Lucas teaches one of the most popular MBA classes, called "Becoming Superhuman: The Science of Productivity and Performance", is the author of a best-selling book on the science of learning and behavior change, and has been featured in Wired and The Wall Street Journal,
Outside of the academic world, Lucas co-runs “Becoming Superhuman”, a training and consulting firm which teaches busy professionals who think for a living how to get their most important work done, in less time, with less stress. Lucas specializes in physiology and performance psychology and uses his background as a competitive powerlifter to help knowledge workers increase their daily energy levels, manage stress effectively, and optimize their work and home routines.
Since COVID began, Professor Miller has given over 300 talks and keynotes to knowledge workers in 50+ countries, has advised executive teams at Google, Coinbase, and Visa, and has even been invited to speak for the US Congress.
Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies - Clinical Professor
Steve Naughton Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies - Clinical Professor
Loyola University, Chicago Law School
Steve Naughton is a leader in the compliance field with more than 30 years of experience managing risk as an outside attorney, in-house counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for three large multinational corporations. Steve has served as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for PepsiCo, Inc. and Kimberly-Clark Corporation, as well as overseeing the litigation function for both PepsiCo and The Quaker Oats Company. Steve currently serves as the Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies and a Clinical Professor at Loyola University (Chicago) Law School. He is also Senior Counsel at the Volkov Law Group, which specializes in compliance, corporate investigations and complex litigation.
Before starting at Loyola Law School, Steve served on the Volkswagen Monitorship team, where his former boss at Pepsi, Larry Thompson, was the monitor. That project represented the largest corporate monitorship in history with the team overseeing Volkswagen’s successful implementation of a new ethics and compliance program.
As the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at both Pepsi and Kimberly-Clark, Steve designed and oversaw compliance programs for multinational corporations operating worldwide. He managed all of the company’s compliance efforts at both companies. PepsiCo was recognized as one of Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for every year in which Steve served as its Chief Ethics and Compliance Office and its Compliance program received a perfect score in a review by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Steve has also been recognized as a Top Compliance Mind by Compliance Week.
As Chief Litigation Officer of PepsiCo, he managed all of PepsiCo’s litigation and led PepsiCo’s defense of high-visibility putative class action suits related to the defense of marketing claims. He held a similar position, as well as a wide array of other roles, at Quaker before its merger with PepsiCo.
Steve worked at two law firms to begin his career. He began his career as an attorney with Rooks, Pitts and Poust, focusing on medical malpractice, product liability and pharmaceutical matters and then worked at Pope Ballard Shepard and Fowle, Ltd. in Chicago where he was elected partner
William Nelson is an Associate General Counsel at the Investment Adviser Association (IAA), whose member firms manage more than $35 trillion in assets for a wide variety of individual and institutional clients. Prior to joining the IAA, William served as Chief Compliance Officer for Mercer Advisors, one of the largest independent SEC-registered investment advisers in the US, where he served as the subject matter expert on legal and regulatory compliance issues. William previously served as Assistant General Counsel and Public Policy Counsel for CFP Board and has held multiple roles as an attorney with both the U.S. Departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, teaching securities regulation, and George Washington University Law School and currently serves as Vice Chair for the DC Bar’s Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community. He has been published in several scholarly law journals and his work has been cited in legal treatises and state and federal court decisions. William received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa, his JD with Honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and his LLM from the George Washington University Law School.
Jonathan is Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Counsel and Compliance Leader for Xerox Corporation and Chief Compliance Officer for Xerox Healthcare, LLC. He advises on various environmental, health, safety, and sustainability matters throughout operations as well as related areas within supply chain and procurement and enterprise governance on a global basis. As Compliance Leader, he ensures that the organization is in full statutory compliance with applicable laws and requirements in our industry as well as internal policies. He is also serving as Chief Compliance Officer for Xerox Healthcare, LLC. In these roles he uses his experience, practical compliance knowledge, and project management skills to provide legal advice and design innovative compliance processes. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University, an M.P.P from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Michael Olver has two decades of experience in complex multijurisdictional corporate investigations and due diligence and a lifetime of living and working across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Now leading in the firms Washington DC office, Mr. Olver is responsible for overseeing US key Client relationships. Mr. Olver has advised multinational companies, regional government entities, banks and high net worth individuals on the identification, structuring and mitigation of complex regulatory and operational risk abroad. Over the past two decades, he has led hundreds of investigations into complex matters in Saudi Arabia, the GCC, India, South Africa and Afghanistan and supported Clients in obtaining critical risk insight within the developing markets in Angola, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Thailand and Vietnam (amongst many others). Mr. Olver holds advanced degrees from the University of St Andrews, Scotland and the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. Michael speaks Arabic.
Matthew Pachman Vice President, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
Matt Pachman serves as the Vice President, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer at FTI Consulting, Inc. He has been at FTI since July 2012. He also recently served as Chairman of the Board of the Ethics & Compliance Association and on the board of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Pachman held the position of Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of Altegrity, Inc. Between 2004 and 2010, he served as the Vice President, Compliance - Ethics and Business Practices at Freddie Mac. Previously, Pachman served as Chief Ethics Officer at MCI, appointed to that position by the General Counsel in August 2002 following revelation of fraud by former WorldCom executives. Prior to that appointment, he had served in several positions within MCI WorldCom's Law and Public Policy Group. Before joining MCI, Pachman was a lawyer in the Washington office of the law firm O'Melveny & Myers, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Pachman earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia where he was on the law review, and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.
Asha Palmer, JD, CCEP, LPEC Senior Vice President of Compliance Solutions
Asha Palmer is Skillsoft’s Senior Vice president of Compliance Solutions. Throughout her career, Asha has developed, enhanced, and optimized ethics and compliance programs for hundreds of companies worldwide. Some of her previous positions include Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at OneTrust and Convercent, Sr. Ethics and Compliance Counsel at Mubadala, and Trademark Counsel at Coca-Cola.
As a former Assistant United States Attorney and litigator, Asha is passionate about training, engagement, and finding practical ways to embed ethics and compliance within businesses and with its leaders. Her passion and expertise are in program development and enhancement, training and engagement, anti-bribery and corruption, risk assessments, and making compliance -- dare we say it?! -- fun.
Asha is also active in the ethics and compliance community, presenting in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, and 2022 at Compliance Week National and participating in the well-renowned Program for Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at New York University.
Al Park specializes in the oversight of technology solutions to address risk and compliance for global corporations and firms. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading organizations in heavily regulated sectors in emerging technologies, data and digital trends, with a specialization in industries including financial services, energy, life sciences and technology. Mr. Park is focused on working closely with legal departments, compliance officers and information technology leaders to build new capabilities and offerings that mitigate risk and strengthen compliance through technology and data.
Mr. Park advises compliance, legal and business functions with approaches to building custom applications and solutions-focused platforms that provide visual reporting and information access. He also advises multinational organizations on how to apply business intelligence, data management and data analytics best practices in compliance and regulatory reporting. Mr. Park has supported clients with independent DOJ monitorships, understanding new regulatory-driven requirements and instilling appropriate governance and best practices across people, process and technology.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Park was the Global Technology Consulting leader for an international risk consultancy, Control Risks. He supported numerous international investigations, DOJ/SEC matters, civil/criminal actions involving global companies and worked with legal and compliance clients throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He was formerly the Managing Director in charge of Data Analytics and Custom Solutions at Navigant Consulting, specializing in litigation and disputes.
Prior to Navigant, Mr. Park was a leader in various technology consultancies and a co-founder of high growth businesses. He started his career working in strategy, finance and economic matters involving complex litigation and government enforcement for KPMG LLP in New York and Arthur Andersen LLP in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.
Craig Pedersen Director, Global Compliance & Ethics
Craig has been with PepsiCo since 2000 and is currently Director, Global Compliance & Ethics, where he has responsibility for various aspects of the global C&E program including the Speak Up hotline, ethical recognition programs, reporting, and budget. Since joining the Compliance & Ethics department in 2006 he has held various roles that also included responsibilities in training, investigation, and other project work. Prior to joining the field of Compliance & Ethics, Craig held various roles in finance and accounting, he graduated from the State University of New York with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
As one of the earliest ethics officers in the industry, Carrie previously served four years as deputy director of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, now ECI. A scientist by training, she developed and directed the first corporate-wide global ethics program at Westinghouse Electric Corporation between 1994 and 1999. Carrie now leads NAVEX’s risk management processes and oversees its internal ethics and compliance program.
Carrie has extensive client-facing risk and compliance consulting experience, including more than 15 years as an adviser to boards and executive teams. Carrie was awarded the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Compliance 2020 by Compliance Week magazine. In 2017, she received the ECI’s Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics for an extensive career contributing to the advancement of the ethics and compliance field worldwide.
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Andy Powell Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Andy Powell is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Flex, the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world. Powell leads the company’s global ethics and compliance, litigation, labor and employment, legal operations, and government relations.
Before joining Flex in 2017, Powell was lead counsel of global M&A and investments at Lenovo. He also served as the general counsel for the company’s cloud and software business, supporting compliance and data privacy. Before Lenovo, he served as vice president and assistant general counsel at Cricket Wireless.
Powell has deep law experience with global technology multinationals and emerging growth companies. He started his career with Baker & McKenzie in London.
Powell holds law degrees from Coventry University, Cambridge University, and is qualified as a lawyer in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
John Rademacher is a principal in CRA’s Forensic Services Practice, serving as a trusted advisor during times of crisis and helping organizations demonstrate their commitment to integrity by maintaining effective compliance programs and quickly uncovering truth when responding to allegations of misconduct.
He delivers value by deploying cross-functional teams of experienced professionals who get to truth more quickly than under traditional methods. He has significant experience advising corporate clients and their external counsel in matters related to ethics and compliance programs, forensic investigations, regulatory enforcement, third-party risk management, and anti-bribery and corruption. He has demonstrated experience conducting investigations in over 20 countries and has successfully built compliance programs for clients in a variety of industries. He frequently works with cross-functional teams consisting of in-house and external counsel, forensic technology, corporate intelligence, data-analytics, and deep industry expertise to deliver quality service.
He assists Boards of Directors, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officers in developing and sustaining effective ethics and compliance programs for large multinational corporations and high-growth companies. This has regularly included evaluating compliance program frameworks and delivery models, advising on the design and implementation of compliance program elements, developing compliance strategies, and supporting clients in reporting to regulators in response to enforcement actions. These transformations often focus on establishing governance structures that drive ethical conduct; simplifying policies and procedures; developing effective risk assessments; evolving training and communications to align with adult-learning; establishing risk-based auditing and monitoring strategies; and revamping hotline, investigations, and disciplinary mechanisms to meet regulator expectations.
John also leads global investigations on behalf of Audit Committees, General Counsels, Chief Compliance Officers, and regulators pertaining to allegations of non-compliance with laws and regulations, asset misappropriation, complex accounting issues, breaches of contract, bribery and corruption, and regulatory investigations using multi-disciplinary approaches to efficiently collect, process, and analyze pertinent information. These investigations frequently include the use of electronic discovery, technology-assisted review (TAR), data analytics, public records (OSINT), and human intelligence (HUMINT). Representative engagements have included high-profile matters and regulatory investigations that involved several hundred custodians and data analytics to analyze over 60 million documents and 650 million transactional records.
Mr. Reed has served as vice president for corporate compliance since February 2022. In this role, he leads world-wide management of Flex’s corporate compliance, internal investigations and anticorruption programs. Mr. Reed joined Flex’s compliance department as senior corporate counsel leading the company’s investigations function in 2019.
From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Reed served in a variety of compliance and litigation roles at the former Hewlett-Packard Company and its spinoffs Hewlett Packard Enterprise and DXC Technology, including leading the companies’ internal investigations and overseeing responses to government inquiries.
From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Reed was a prosecutor with the Fraud Section, Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. There, he oversaw the prosecution of over forty individuals for crimes involving healthcare, securities and bank fraud, as well as violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Mr. Reed is the recipient of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the Assistant Attorney General’s Exceptional Service Award, and the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency Award for Excellence for his work on the successful prosecution of the chairman of a major mortgage company for a two-billion-dollar bank and securities fraud.
Previously, Mr. Reed was a litigator in the Washington, D.C. office of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLP and the Wilmington, Delaware law firm of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell in Wilmington Delaware. After graduation from law school, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Myron T. Steele of the Supreme Court of Delaware.
Mr. Reed graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a B.A. in history in 1997. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 2001.
Mr. Reed is a member of the New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and District of Columbia bars and practices in California as registered in house counsel.
General Counsel, Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary
Junna Ro General Counsel, Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary
Junna Ro was most recently General Counsel, Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary at Metromile, a leading digital insurance platform in the U.S. offering pay-per-mile auto insurance policies, which was acquired by Lemonade Insurance in 2021. In her role, she oversaw a team of legal, regulatory, and compliance professionals as a member of the leadership team. She was also the interim Head of People, responsible for people operations, total rewards, recruiting, and diversity equity & inclusion. Junna joined Metromile with more than 15 years of experience in the industry at CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA insurer and one of the top 20 personal lines property and casualty insurance groups in the U.S. She was Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel, responsible for corporate compliance and ethics, privacy, product forms, and employment law. Before AAA, she served as corporate counsel at Symantec and its predecessor VERITAS Software for seven years. Junna is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly in the legal and compliance professional communities, and regularly speaks about how it is critical to achieving more effective outcomes. Junna earned her JD from Santa Clara University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA. She sits on the Asian Pacific Fund’s advisory council, and on the executive committee for the National Association for Diversity in Compliance. Previously, she served on the board of the Bay Area Ethics and Compliance Association and the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California. She is admitted to practice law in California.
Justin is the Vice President and Global Chief Compliance Officer for FedEx Corporation. His team is responsible for FedEx’s enterprise compliance programs, including anti-corruption, antitrust/competition law, data privacy, trade/export controls, and hotline management and investigations. Justin has been with FedEx since 2003 and has been the Chief Compliance Officer since 2019. He has served in a variety of roles in the FedEx Legal Department in the United States and internationally.
Vice President, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
Gerald Roy Vice President, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
As the Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, Gerry leads and oversees the compliance and privacy programs of one of the nation’s largest pediatric health systems. Gerry ensures ongoing compliance and ethics program effectiveness, and integrity of business practices by leveraging comprehensive internal controls, engaged compliance committees, and a strong organizational culture.
Gerry is also an Adjunct Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, where he teaches a masters-level course in healthcare compliance focusing on the current regulatory environment, federal regulatory agencies and current fraud, waste and abuse trends.
In 2015, Gerry retired from a law enforcement career spanning 26 years with the federal government, primarily with the Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services (OIG) where he focused on combatting fraud, waste and abuse in healthcare. During his tenure with the OIG, Gerry was selected to assume various senior management and senior executive positions, including serving as the Special Agent in Charge for the Kansas City Regional and Los Angeles Regional Offices, as well as the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations in Washington, D.C. Gerry was a key architect of the Strike Force and HEAT initiatives that continue to be the cornerstone of healthcare fraud enforcement in the United States. He testified before U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees about the adverse impact of fraud on Medicare, Medicaid, and Public Health Service programs. Gerry started his professional career as a Special Agent with the U.S. Department of the Treasury investigating savings and loan fraud, and conducting internal affairs investigations.
Gerry is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego and holds a master’s degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California at Irvine. He is certified in Healthcare Compliance, Research Compliance, and Privacy Compliance through the Health Care Compliance Association.
Allison Rubenstein Sr. Manager, Learning & Leadership Development
Allison brings over twenty years of expertise in large complex delivery to Accenture’s innovative and award-winning learning programs. She spent the first half of her career in management consulting where she specialized in preparing clients for navigating change and designing, developing, and delivering learning solutions to enable client employees. Since then, Allison has led Learning & Leadership Development teams for Accenture Federal Services (AFS), North America (NA) Learning, and most recently Global Strategy and Consulting. During her time in AFS and NA Learning she partnered with legal, the business, and employee relations to implement a suite of courses covering compliance topics.
Allison is a Brandon Hall Human Capital Management Gold Award winner for her part in the North America Future Talent Apprenticeship Program that received the GOLD Award for Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development program.
Allison lives in Reston, Virginia with her husband, 13 year old daughter, and 11 year old son.
Sonia Rye is Vice President, Global Compliance & Ethics Operations at Booking Holding Inc., the world’s leading provider of online travel and related services, provided to consumers and local partners in more than 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands: Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Rentalcars.com, KAYAK, and OpenTable. Collectively, Booking Holdings operates in more than 40 languages across Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. Before Booking Holdings, Sonia worked for Walmart Inc., where she served in roles across Compliance, Ethics, and Legal. Sonia holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. She started her legal career at White & Case LLP in Washington DC and is thrilled to be back in DC for Compliance Week National.
Named a Compliance “Rising Star” by Law360, Jennifer frequently conducts risk assessments and compliance program assessments, and develops anti-corruption compliance programs for clients across a wide range of industries. She has particular experience implementing technology-based solutions to enhance compliance programs, including the use of data analytics and systems for third party management. As part of her practice, Jennifer regularly assists companies with anti-corruption due diligence and compliance integration in connection with acquisitions, asset purchases, joint ventures, and other investment transactions. Jennifer also leads cross-cutting compliance projects to help companies build and improve their compliance programs across areas of regulatory expertise, bringing together teams of regulatory experts to provide integrated advice and implement compliance program best practices.
Drawing on her experience conducting risk and compliance program assessments, Jennifer advises clients in matters involving institutional culture and social responsibility. In recent years, she has assisted boards committees and management of large institutions in conducting complex investigations regarding institutional racism and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices. She is often called upon to assist with investigations of misconduct, workplace culture assessments, and civil rights audits.
Jennifer has been described by the Chief Compliance Officer at one of her Fortune 500 clients as “the rare outside counsel who really understands what it is like to work in-house at a company where we have to balance risk with business needs.”
Michael Savicki SVP, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
American Express Global Business Travel
Michael F. Savicki is American Express Global Business Travel’s SVP, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer where he is responsible for global risk management and compliance activities and a member of the Global Leadership Team.
Prior to joining American Express GBT in 2015, Michael was Senior Attorney – Global Compliance & Corporate Governance at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Counsel at Deutsche Bank’s Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Group and Senior Litigation Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP. He began his legal career as a law clerk at the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
He is a graduate of Tulane Law School and Connecticut College and a member of the Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York state bars.
Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement
U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Lawrence Scheinert Associate Director for Compliance and Enforcement
U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Lawrence Scheinert is the Associate Director for Enforcement, Compliance, and Analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In this role, he oversees OFAC’s enforcement, compliance, and private sector outreach programs. Mr. Scheinert previously served as a Senior Advisor to the Treasury Department’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, and before that as the Director of the Office of Special Measures at the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. Mr. Scheinert also previously worked as a corporate and securities associate at the international law firm of White & Case LLP. Mr. Scheinert has a degree in finance from Lehigh University, a law degree from University of Florida, and an LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown Law.
With nearly two decades of in-house experience at three global public companies, Amy Schuh is an authority on compliance and remediation. She counsel clients on how to build, enhance, and streamline corporate ethics and compliance programs. Amy provides counseling related to maturity assessments, risk assessments, investigations processes, anti-corruption programs, and ethics and compliance–related mergers and acquisitions due diligence and integration. As a former senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer at a major information technology services company, Amy enhanced its corporate ethics and compliance program, including by developing a robust global anti-corruption program. Amy worked closely with the US Department of Justice and US Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the company's ongoing reporting requirements in connection with its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act resolution.
Charles Schwager Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer
Charles Schwager graduated from Stanford University in 1987 and University of Texas Law School in 1990. He has been the Vice President and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer at WM since February 2018. Prior to joining WM, he was the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Kinder Morgan. At WM, Charles is responsible for the Compliance and Ethics department and the Compliance Audit Services group, which is the independent audit group for EH&S compliance. The Department is responsible for developing and enhancing a risk-based Corporate Compliance and Ethics Program that is holistic, aligns with the company’s business, and creates a strong culture of compliance and ethics.
Rob Seibel is an accomplished compliance attorney with proven experience working in-house for Fortune 500 Retail corporations, and at a multinational corporate law firm. Skilled in building corporate ethics & compliance programs, with a focus on third party risk management, vendor due diligence, internal investigations, drafting and enforcing compliance policies, and conducting training. Mr. Seibel Achieved industry recognition in 2020 for excellence in Third Party Risk Management by Compliance Week Magazine for developing A&F’s best-in-class TPRM Program.
As Associate Vice President of Global Ethics & Compliance at Bath & Body Works, Mr. Seibel was responsible for implementing the company’s corporate compliance program, as well as management of the ethics hotline and investigations. Mr. Seibel also previously worked as the Director of Legal Compliance at Abercrombie & Fitch Co., where he was responsible for developing an enterprise-wide third-party risk management program. Prior to going in-house, Mr. Seibel worked as an associate attorney at K&L Gates LLP, specializing in government enforcement, anti-corruption and investigations.
Attorney, Forbes.com contributor, Author and Whistleblower
Ted Siedle Attorney, Forbes.com contributor, Author and Whistleblower
Edward "Ted" Siedle is an American attorney, investment banking and securities industry professional, and long-time Forbes writer who represents a select number of whistleblowers reporting violations of the federal securities laws to the US Securities and Exchange Commission Commodity Futures Trading Commission and other federal and state agencies.
In 2018, Ted secured the largest CFTC whistleblower award in history-- $30 million and in 2017, he secured the largest SEC whistleblower award-- $48 million—both related to a $367 million JP Morgan Chase settlement that charged the bank with failing to disclose certain conflicts of interest to some of its wealth management clients. In 2016, he obtained the first whistleblower award from the State of Indiana on behalf of a client.
Ted knows what it's like to be a whistleblower because he was a successful whistleblower himself. Early in his legal career, after leaving the SEC's Division of Investment Management and becoming Director of Compliance-Legal Counsel of a major mutual fund complex, he was the original mutual fund whistleblower in 1988.
Ted is also the nation's leading expert in forensic investigations of money managers and pensions, focusing upon excessive and hidden investment fees and risks, conflicts of interest, and wrongdoing. He has investigated well over $1 trillion in retirement plans. Prior investigations include the state of Ohio, state of Rhode Island, state of North Carolina, the Alabama State Employees' Pension, Wal-Mart, Cities of Nashville, Chattanooga and Jacksonville, Towns of Jupiter and Longboat Key, Caterpillar, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, John Deere, Bechtel, ABB, Edison, Shelby County, Tennessee, Fidelity Investments, JP Morgan, Sanford Bernstein, Banco Santander, US Airways Pilots Pension and New York State Teamsters Pension.
Matthew Silverman Global Trade Director & Senior Counsel
MATT SILVERMAN isthe Global Trade Director & Senior Counsel at VIAVI Solutions in Chandler, Arizona. Matt leads the VIAVI Global Trade group, providing strategic guidance to the business andmanagement on international regulatory requirements (including customs, export controls, embargoes, sanctions and antiboycott law) enabling compliant movement and market access for the company’s products, software, technology, and services. Prior to joining VIAVI, Matt heldtradecompliance roles in the semiconductor, aerospace, and energy industries.Prior to his corporate compliance career, Matt worked in Washington DC on trade policy and legislation in the United States Senate and the United States Trade Representative. Matt began his legal career as a litigator in Chicago, Illinois. Matt earned his undergraduate degreefrom the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, his Juris Doctorfrom Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and his Master of Laws in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University Law Center in WashingtonDC.
A sought-after workplace investigator, employment attorney, and expert, Rebecca Speer has spent a career helping leading organizations create respectful and equitable workplaces through the effective prevention, investigation, and resolution of employee misconduct. With over thirty years of legal and investigative experience, Rebecca has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 companies and other major employers across industries, as well as with professional firms, world-renowned universities, and public entities. Rebecca has conducted hundreds of workplace investigations, with a focus on senior and executive management, assisting top employers across industries with their most sensitive and complex employee issues. She has testified about her investigations, served as an expert witness, and spoken widely about workplace investigations and employee relations practices more generally. Rebecca is passionate about ethical leadership and has long pioneered novel approaches to both old and emerging problems. Propelled by a growing awareness of workplace violence after experiencing a mass office shooting early in her career, she evangelized a programmatic approach for preventing workplace violence. She brought those methods to major companies, testified before Congress, and chaired a national committee that developed an ANSI-approved Standard for Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention. Rebecca is a graduate of Stanford University and the Santa Clara University School of Law. She dedicates herself to working with legal, compliance, and human resources leaders who share the ethos that an organization's efforts to address workplace misconduct and its success in instilling values of accountability, fairness, transparency, and integrity indelibly drive organizational culture.
Phaedra joined Freddie Mac in February 2022 where she manages the awareness, training, and communication for the Compliance & Ethics Team. Prior to Freddie Mac, she spent 19 years at The Boeing Company serving in a variety of government relations roles and joined their Ethics division as a senior advisor in 2017. Phaedra has a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a Leadership Professional in Ethics & Compliance (LPEC) certification from the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI). She lives in Northern Virginia and has one adult son.
Nakis Urfi is the Product Compliance Officer for Babylon. Nakis is responsible for the development, implementation, and oversight of compliance activities related to the growth of Babylon's products and services, which include digital/AI health, telehealth, and value based care offerings. Additionally, Nakis leads Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and efforts at Babylon. Nakis has worked in various healthcare capacities throughout his career including contracting as a federal regulator and consultant to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), compliance officer, privacy officer, and healthcare attorney.
Since January 2023, Ruth has served as the acting Deputy General Counsel for the Department of Defense (DoD), covering the personnel and health policy portfolio. She is the senior personnel attorney for DoD and advises on policy, programs, and services that support DoD-- the largest employer in the world, with over 2 million Service members and nearly 800,000 civilian employees located across the globe. In her permanent role, Ruth is General Counsel of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) where she manages a team of over 180 legal professionals providing full service legal support to the nation’s combat support logistics agency with more than 26,000 employees worldwide and $42B in annual procurement of goods and services. Prior to returning to DoD in 2022, Ruth worked for three years at the Boeing Company within its Global Compliance organization, including serving as interim Vice President, Ethics. In this role, she led a large team of ethics and compliance professionals and was responsible for overseeing company incident reporting channels and conflict of interest disclosure program, working with leadership to drive a speak-up culture, and providing tailored ethics and compliance support to the business units. Selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2015, Ruth was appointed as Director of the DoD Standards of Conduct Office and advised the Secretary of Defense and other senior officials on government ethics matters. She also oversaw the ethics and standards of conduct programs throughout DoD and managed DoD’s ethics vetting of Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed officials. Ruth’s early career roles included assignments to the Office of the White House Counsel, where she was a Deputy Designated Agency Ethics Official for the White House and leading the DLA Office of General Counsel Administrative and International Law Division as well as serving as Chief Counsel for Overseas Operations. She began her career as a U.S. Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, and her tours spanned the globe including deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq. Ruth’s awards and decorations include the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Service, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Bronze Star for her military service in Iraq. Ruth received a B.A. in political science from Taylor University and a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law–Indianapolis. She is a graduate of the National Security Studies program at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University and the Federal Executive Institute.
Megan Campbell Visk is Director of Compliance Risk & Data Analytics at T-Mobile. Megan developed the Compliance program's regulatory controls monitoring and testing program and established the company's Compliance Risk Management framework. She oversees the compliance and ethics risk assessment program, ethical culture program, compliance program effectiveness assessments, the continuous improvement program, and most recently, the design and implementation of the compliance data analytics program. Megan has a Masters in Business Ethics & Compliance from Cambridge College, holds an MBA from Colorado Technical University and has a BS in Information Management Systems. She is a CCEP, LPEC, PMP, Certified GRC Professional, and has a Legal Risk Management certification from UC Irvine.
Vincent Walden is CEO of Kona AI, a global, AI-driven technology company focused on anti-fraud, anti-corruption and compliance risks. He specializes in forensic data analytics, continuous controls monitoring, information governance and legal discovery services. With over 25 years of professional anti-fraud and forensic technology experience, his primary area of focus is in providing leading technology innovations on both proactive compliance programs and reactive investigations.
Prior to joining Kona AI, Mr. Walden was a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal’s (A&M) Disputes & Investigations practice for approximately three years. Prior to A&M, Mr. Walden spent 14 years at Ernst & Young’s Forensic & Integrity Services Practice in Dallas, New York and Atlanta, where he served as a Partner for nine years leading a global team of forensic data analytics professionals and supporting white-collar investigations. Before EY, he worked at KPMG and Arthur Andersen. During his career, he also served as President and CFO of a privately-funded Internet company, which was subsequently sold to a Fortune 500 Company in 2001.
As an industry thought leader, Mr. Walden was recognized as “Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year” in 2022 and has been featured in many publications including Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Economist. Since 2018, he has been a regular columnist for FRAUD Magazine writing on anti-fraud innovation. As part of COSO’s Anti-Fraud Task Force, Mr. Walden co-authored its “Fraud Risk Management Guide”, which was released in September 2016 and was also part of the 2022 update. He also teaches Compliance Innovation as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School in New York and hosts a bi-weekly podcast show, “The Walden Pond”, which focuses on compliance technology and trends.
Mr. Walden earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. He completed the Harvard Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Walden also volunteered as the President of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Education and Research Foundation (2017-2021), which provides academic scholarships to students and anti-fraud research to qualified recipients.
Ann Marie Wick, CPA, CIA, CFE, is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With experience working in six of the seven continents, Ann Marie has 30 years of global compliance, external and internal audit expertise focused on the consumer products and industrial manufacturing industries.
As a former corporate compliance executive, Ann Marie specializes in developing best-in-class global compliance programs from its inception and has extensive experience in designing and implementing improvements in existing programs. Her expertise includes anti-bribery/anti-corruption, antitrust, economic trade sanctions, financial internal controls, and Board reporting.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ann Marie held executive compliance and internal audit positions in large and medium sized multi-national companies. She has extensive experience in developing risk assessments, due diligence, and training of third parties and acquisition targets. Ann Marie also has extensive experience in restructuring ethics programs including rewriting codes of conduct, designing and executing ethics training across multiple continents, redesigning whistleblower investigations processes, and reporting to the Board of Directors. She has also developed and led a world-class internal audit department for a new SEC registrant. Ann Marie started her career in the Audit& Assurance Advisory practice of one of the Big 4 public accounting firms.
Ann Marie is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner. She is a former adjunct professor of Auditing at Marquette University and a regular guest lecturer in the university’s Management Ethics courses focusing on corporate ethics in a global economy. She is a former Auditing instructor at another Wisconsin university.
Kim Yapchai Senior Vice President, Chief ESG Officer
Tenneco Inc. (former)
Kim Yapchai most recently served as SVP, Chief Environmental, Social & Governance Officer at Tenneco where she was a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Her role included responsibility as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. and managing a ~$30M+ operational budget for the 60-person legal team. Key points of impact include designing the ESG strategy, improving the company's ESG ranking to the top-quartile, and engaging a team to build a world-class ethics and compliance program. She also served on the Board of Directors for Tenneco's captive insurance company.
Kim's in-house career also includes Masco Corporation (Asst. General Counsel), Whirlpool (Chief Compliance Officer), and Ford Motor Credit Company (Regional Attorney). Her accomplishments range from key customer negotiations, ~200+ corporate finance deals per year, overseeing a team that reviewed 15,000+ contracts per year, and lobbying for law changes to benefit the company. Throughout all of it, she has been known for her ability to partner with the business people to achieve strategic goals, navigate gray areas, and design pragmatic solutions.
Kim earned her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and her BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. Kim is a 2022 graduate of the DirectWomen Board Institute and serves as an International Board Committee Member.
Dr. Sahar Yousef is a cognitive neuroscientist and faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. After spending over a decade doing Department of Defense research on neuroplasticity and how to improve memory, attention, and overall human performance in as little as 7 weeks, Sahar now researches and teaches busy leaders and their teams how to be more productive and effective at work.
At Berkeley, Sahar runs the Becoming Superhuman Lab (featured in Forbes and Business Insider) and teaches one of the most popular MBA classes, called "Becoming Superhuman: The Science of Productivity and Performance". Sahar has become one of the world’s leading experts on cognitive training and is featured as a top scientist in the Headspace wellbeing app (used by over 2 million people every day). In 2021, Sahar produced a multi-part video series with John Legend on the science of music and its impact on our focus and emotions.
Since COVID began, Dr. Yousef has given over 300 talks and keynotes to knowledge workers in 50+ countries, has advised executive teams at Google, Coinbase, and Visa, and has even been invited to speak for the US Congress.