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Ellen R. Marram Lead Independent Director
Eli Lilly and Company

Ellen R. Marram is the president of The Barnegat Group LLC, a firm that provides business advisory services. She was a managing director at North Castle Partners, LLC from 2000 to 2005 and an advisor to the firm from 2006 to 2010.  Marram has been a member of the board of directors of Eli Lilly and Company since 2002.  She was elected lead independent director effective April 2012.

From 1993 to 1998, Marram was president and chief executive officer of Tropicana and the Tropicana Beverage Group. She steadily grew revenue and earnings and nearly doubled margins as she transformed Tropicana from a Florida juice company to a market-driven, health-focused, global juice business, number one in worldwide sales and profits. During Marram’s tenure, Tropicana nearly tripled its shareholder value and was sold to PepsiCo in 1998 for $3.3 billion.

From 1988 to 1993, Marram was president and chief executive officer of the Nabisco Biscuit Company, the largest operating unit of Nabisco, Inc. Under her leadership, the company significantly increased sales and margins and had one of the most successful new product records in the food industry. Marram’s vision and direction led to the 1992 launch of SnackWell’s cookies and crackers, which pioneered low fat snacking and is considered one of the most successful new products of the 1990s.

From 1987 to 1988, Marram was president of Nabisco’s grocery division. From 1970 to 1986, she held a series of marketing positions at Nabisco/Standard Brands, Johnson & Johnson, and Lever Brothers.

Marram is a member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company and The New York Times Company, as well as several private companies. She also serves on the boards of Wellesley College, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Lincoln Center Theater, and Newman’s Own Foundation. She is a past member of the board of associates of Harvard Business School and a past trustee of the Conference Board.

She is a 1968 graduate of Wellesley College and earned an MBA in 1970 from Harvard Business School, and has received alumni achievement awards from both institutions. She was named one of the Top 25 Managers of the Year by Business Week in January 1998.

Michael J. Williams Lead Independent Director

Michael J. Williams has been a Realogy Director and a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since November 1, 2012 (and as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since August 2013), and a member of the Compensation Committee since January 7, 2013. Mr. Williams also has served as Lead Independent Director (or Presiding Director) since November 2013 and for three months prior thereto served as the ad hoc Presiding Director. From November 2012 to June 2014, Mr. Williams served as a senior advisor to Sterling Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Chicago and Baltimore and as non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors of Prospect Mortgage LLC, a Sterling Partners’ portfolio company. Since June 2014, Mr. Williams has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Prospect Mortgage LLC. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Fannie Mae, and a member of its Board of Directors and executive committee, from April 2009 to June 2012. He previously served as Fannie Mae’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from November 2005 to April 2009. Mr. Williams also served as Fannie Mae’s Executive Vice President for Regulatory Agreements and Restatement from February 2005 to November 2005, as President, Fannie Mae eBusiness from July 2000 to February 2005 and as Senior Vice President, e-commerce from July 1999 to July 2000. Prior to this, Mr. Williams served in various roles in the Single-Family and Corporate Information Systems divisions of Fannie Mae. Mr. Williams joined Fannie Mae in 1991.

Mr. Williams’ extensive experience in business, finance, accounting, mortgage lending, real estate and the regulation of financial institutions, which he gained during his tenure at Fannie Mae, make him well qualified to serve on the Board.

Cindy McCain Co-chair, Arizona Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking and Member, McCain Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council
McCain Institute

Cindy Hensley McCain has dedicated her life to improving the lives of those less fortunate both in the United States and around the world.

Cindy serves as co-chair of the Arizona Governor’s Council on human trafficking and on the McCain Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council. She is dedicated to efforts to reduce human trafficking in Arizona, throughout the United States and around the world, as well as working to improve the lives of victims of human trafficking. Through her work with the McCain Institute, several partnerships have been formed with anti-trafficking organizations working on solving various aspects of the problem.

Cindy also served on the Board of Directors for Operation Smile, a non-profit organization whose mission is to repair cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities for children around the world. She was a member of the HALO Trust Board, as well as a founding Member of the Eastern Congo Initiative. She is committed to raising awareness of the travesties facing women and children in the Congo.

She also sits on the Advisory Boards of Too Small To Fail and Warriors and Quiet Waters. Cindy holds an undergraduate degree in Education and a Master’s in Special Education from USC and is a member of the USC Rossier School of Education Board of Councilors.

Cindy is the Chairman of her family’s business, Hensley Beverage Company, which is one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the nation. Cindy resides in Phoenix with her husband, U.S. Senator John McCain. Together, they have four children.

Ann Marie Petach Member of the Board of Directors
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated

Ann Marie Petach has been a Director of JLL since May, 2015 and Chairman of the Audit Committee since May, 2016. From 2007 until 2014, Ms. Petach was a senior leader at BlackRock, Inc., the world’s largest investment management firm managing over $4.6 trillion of assets on behalf of governments, companies, foundations, and millions of individuals globally. Most recently, Ms. Petach was the co-head of US Client Solutions and prior to that she was the Chief Financial Officer of BlackRock. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2007, Ms. Petach was Vice President, Treasurer at Ford Motor Company, where she worked for the firm in the US, Europe and South America over a period of 23 years. Ms. Petach is currently a member of the board of directors of certain of BlackRock’s affiliated companies and she is a trustee, secretary and treasurer of the Financial Accounting Foundation. Ms. Petach earned a B.A. degree in business and Spanish from Muhlenberg College in 1982 and a MSIA degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984.

Kelly Mahon Tullier Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Visa Inc.

Kelly Mahon Tullier is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Visa Inc. In her role, she leads the legal and compliance functions for the premier global payments technology company. Her responsibilities include leading the company’s global litigation, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate governance, and M&A matters related to Visa’s operations in over 200 countries.

Prior to joining Visa, Kelly worked at PepsiCo, Inc. as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. She also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for PepsiCo’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa division, based in Dubai.

Previously, Kelly was Vice President and General Counsel for Frito-Lay, Inc. Earlier in her career, she was an associate at BakerBotts LLP and also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas.

Kelly serves on the Cornell Law School Advisory Council, Tahirih Justice Center Board of Directors, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Board of Directors and Corporate Advisory Committee of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

Kelly is the recipient of several awards including: 2016 San Francisco Business Times Most Influential Women Award; 2015 Most Powerful and Influential Woman of California by The National Diversity Council; Legal Momentum 2013 Aiming High Award, an award that acknowledges extraordinary achievement by women business leaders; and 2008 Best Corporate Counsel Award from the Dallas Business Journal for her achievements as an outstanding corporate attorney in the area of Diversity and Inclusion.

Kelly received her B.A. from Louisiana State University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Cornell Law School.

Teresa M. Ressel Director
ON Semiconductor

Teresa M. Ressel has served as a Director of the Company since March 2012. Ms. Ressel served in an executive role for UBS Investment Bank from 2004 until earlier this year . She joined the investment bank as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Americas group, and was in 2007 also named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBS Securities LLC which is responsible for UBS’ broker dealer Teresa M. Ressel has served as a Director of the Company since March 2012. Ms. Ressel served in an executive role for UBS Investment Bank from 2004 until earlier this year . She joined the investment bank as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Americas group, and was in 2007 also named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UBS Securities LLC which is responsible for UBS’ broker dealer operations. In these roles, Ms. Ressel managed a broad array of supervisory control, regulatory, compliance, and logistics functions covering the United States and Canada, as well as banking activities intersecting the Americas. From 2001 until 2004, Ms. Ressel served at the United States Department of the Treasury. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Ninth Assistant Secretary for Management of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and was designated by Presidential directive as the Chief Financial Officer of the department, where she served in both capacities. Between 1994 and 2000, Ms. Ressel was a Vice President and then Senior Vice President at Kaiser Permanente (“KP”). In her various positions at KP, Ms. Ressel served as the Vice President, Corporate Audit and Corporate Environmental Health & Safety Programs; the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer; and the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, e-Commerce.

From 1990 to 1994, Ms. Ressel was employed with Hewlett Packard as a Corporate Program Manager, first within the Corporate Manufacturing Group, Palo Alto, California, and subsequently Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific Ltd. Ms. Ressel has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Connecticut Medical Center since 2009. She holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as a BS and MS in Engineering from the University of Delaware.

Ms. Ressel has significant experience in the financial industry as well as a technical background in engineering. As a senior executive in financial and non-financial industries she has extensive experience in the preparation of financial statements and regulatory and non-regulatory compliance in both the private and government sectors. She also brings to our Board of Directors broad international experience and she has knowledge of end-user market affiliations.

Diana L. Sands Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance and Administration
The Boeing Company

Diana Sands is senior vice president of the Office of Internal Governance and Administration for The Boeing Company and a member of the company’s executive council. She is responsible for the advancement and effective implementation of Boeing’s internal governance policies and plans, and for providing common infrastructure and business services across the enterprise.

As the company’s chief ethics & compliance officer, Sands leads Boeing’s ethics, compliance, corporate audit and trade controls activities. In this governance role, Sands reports to the chairman and chief executive officer and to the audit committee of the board of directors. She also oversees the administration function including Boeing Shared Services, an organization with more than 7,000 employees which provides common internal services in support of the company’s global operations.

Previously, Sands was corporate controller and vice president of Finance. As Boeing’s principal interface with the board of directors’ audit committee, she led the company’s accounting function and was responsible for timely and transparent financial disclosures.

Prior to Sands’ appointment as corporate controller, she was vice president of Investor Relations, Financial Planning & Analysis. In that role she promoted understanding of Boeing with investors and analysts, and led business plan development, financial forecasting and financial analysis.

Sands previously worked in Corporate Treasury, where she was responsible for financial modeling and analysis related to capital structure, equity and fixed-income valuation, pensions and cash deployment.

She joined Boeing in 2001 from General Motors Co., where she served as director, corporate financial planning and reporting, and had various brand finance roles. Previous to that she held financial positions at Ameritech Communications, Helene Curtis and Arthur Andersen.

A certified public accountant, Sands has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s of business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Michigan.

Sands serves on the boards of the Ounce of Prevention Fund, World Business Chicago and the Catherine Cook School. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.

Michael McLaughlin Sr. Vice President Employment Law and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

Mike McLaughlin is Dell’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and a Legal Sr. Vice President who leads the following global functions at Dell: employment law, employment litigation, ethics, compliance, privacy and knowledge assurance.

Prior to joining Dell in 2000, Mike was at Rohm and Haas Company (now a part of Dow Chemical Company) and Morgan, Lewis and Bockius. Mike graduated summa cum laude from Washington and Lee University School of Law and clerked for the Honorable Judge James L. Latchum, United States District Court, District of Delaware.

David Howard Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Microsoft Corporation

Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel David Howard leads Microsoft’s Litigation Competition Law and Compliance team.  He is in charge of all litigation inside the U.S. and major litigation outside the U.S., competition law advice and engagement with antitrust regulators worldwide, and legal compliance, including compliance investigations.  David has more than 25 years of litigation experience, spanning work in the White House, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, and as a partner at Dechert LLP, where he co-chaired the firm’s white collar and securities litigation group. David is an experienced trial lawyer who has also argued many times before the U.S. Courts of Appeals.  He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

David attended Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Richard Buchband Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Richard Buchband is ManpowerGroup’s Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Richard is responsible for all legal strategy and support to the organization, serving as principal counsel to senior leadership and the Board of Directors. He also serves as corporate secretary. A seasoned corporate lawyer and executive with deep in-house experience with public company issues, Richard has valuable strategic and leadership experience and is recognized for his work on corporate governance and disclosure. He previously served as Partner and Associate General Counsel for Accenture plc, a $28 billion consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Earlier in his career, Richard worked for investment firm D. E. Shaw & Company in New York, and as general counsel of its portfolio company, Juno Online Services. He also served as senior corporate counsel for global travel company Orbitz and as an independent legal consultant. Richard was invited to the Listed Company Advisory Board of the New York Stock Exchange in April 2015, and joined the Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Art Museum in December 2014. He earned an AB degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a JD from Columbia Law School. Married with two daughters, Richard lives in the Milwaukee area.

Suzanne Rich Folsom General Counsel, Chief Compliance
Officer & Senior Vice President
Government Affairs
United States Steel Corporation

Suzanne Rich Folsom serves as general counsel, chief compliance officer and senior vice president – Governmental Affairs of United States Steel Corporation. In this role, Folsom serves as a key advisor to the C-Suite while maintaining responsibility for the company’s legal, regulatory, compliance, corporate governance matters, environmental affairs, joint venture oversight and management, aircraft, corporate security, and provides executive leadership to the company’s worldwide public policy and government affairs initiatives. In addition to her legal responsibilities, Folsom is also the business leader charged with overall responsibility for the company’s real estate division. Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Mrs. Folsom served as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer of ACADEMI LLC, a leading global innovative security solutions provider to the federal government and commercial clients, where she transformed the legal and compliance program, setting a gold standard for that industry. Previously, Mrs. Folsom held the role of deputy general counsel and chief regulatory and compliance officer for the American International Group (AIG), where she established and implemented best-in-class regulatory and compliance processes, helping to remediate the company’s material weaknesses. Prior to AIG, she served as counselor to the president of the World Bank Group and director of its Department of Institutional Integrity, where she was charged with the responsibility of leading the bank’s global anti-corruption initiatives. Mrs. Folsom previously practiced law with O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, she served as the chief of staff to Her Majesty Queen Noor of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, special assistant to First Lady Barbara Bush and chief of staff to the co-chairman of the Republican National Committee. Mrs. Folsom is a graduate of Duke University and Georgetown University Law Center (cum laude).

Damien Atkins General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Panasonic Corporation of North America

Damien Atkins serves as General Counsel and secretary of Panasonic Corporation of America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. He is the company’s chief legal advisor and is responsible for providing Panasonic and its North America affiliates with legal and regulatory compliance services.

Before joining Panasonic, Mr. Atkins was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of AOL Inc. Mr. Atkins joined AOL from Chadbourne & Parke LLP, where his practice focused on a wide variety of mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and securities law matters.

Mr. Atkins has been recognized for his extensive experience in managing inhouse legal teams in securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, employment, employee benefits, executive compensation, facilities and global compliance.

This year, Mr. Atkins was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine and recognized as a finalist for NJBIZ Magazine’s General Counsel of the Year awards. In 2015, Mr. Atkins was appointed to the Rutgers University Center for Corporate Law and Governance advisory board. He was also included on Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Black Lawyers 2015 List”. In 2013, he was selected as the Corporate Governance Professional of the Year.

Mr. Atkins graduated from New York University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

Larry Karr Associate General Counsel, North America
Ingredion Incorporated

Larry is responsible for legal services for the North America region. In 2015 he was the lead lawyer handling the Ingredion’s acquisition of Kerr Concentrates, and the divestment of the Port Colborne facility in Canada. Larry is also a staff member to Ingredion’s Corporate Compliance Committee. Larry was formerly the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of National Starch. He has practiced as an attorney for over 25 years.

Lucy Fato General Counsel, Managing Director and Head of the Americas
Nardello & Co.

Lucy Fato is Managing Director, Head of the Americas and General Counsel of Nardello & Co. Based in New York City, Lucy oversees the firm’s North and South American practices and serves as the firm’s global General Counsel. Lucy has more than 25 years of legal, compliance, regulatory and corporate governance experience advising numerous corporations, financial institutions and boards of directors.

Previously, Lucy was Executive Vice President & General Counsel of McGraw Hill Financial (now known as S&P Global). During her tenure, she resolved financial crisis-related litigation and other regulatory matters, including claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, multiple State Attorneys General and CalPERS, and regulatory actions brought by the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She also interacted with global regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on legal, compliance and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining McGraw Hill Financial, Lucy was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at Marsh & McLennan Companies where she advised on and oversaw all SEC/NYSE compliance, capital markets and other corporate finance transactions, as well as privacy, trade sanctions and e-discovery matters, among other things. She also managed the day-to-day operations of the company’s global legal department, and acted as the primary liaison to the company’s Board of Directors on Board and Committee meeting matters and corporate governance.

Prior to her role at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Lucy was a capital markets partner at the law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell where she began her legal career in 1991. At Davis Polk, she represented financial institutions as well as domestic and foreign private issuers on capital raising transactions, general corporate matters and corporate governance.

In 2009, Lucy was inducted into the YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, a non-profit organization that works with the City of New York and local communities to maintain the park for the wellbeing of all New Yorkers. In 2015, she was the Randall’s Island Park Alliance business honoree and was named by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the “2015 Attorneys Who Matter” for her dedication to furthering corporate ethics. Lucy is a frequent speaker on topics such as risk and crisis management, corporate governance, and legal and compliance operations and best practices.

Lucy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in business and economics, and received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law. She is admitted to the State Bars of New York and California


James Gibson Global Compliance Counsel
The Coca-Cola Company

James J. Gibson is a Global Compliance Counsel for the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia. He is responsible for managing the Coca-Cola Company’s anti-corruption program around the globe. Some of James’s job responsibilities include, conducting anti-corruption risk assessments, managing the Coca-Cola Company’s third-party due diligence processes, policy development and interpretation, developing and conducting anti-corruption training programs and managing internal investigations. Prior to joining the Coca-Cola Company, James was an associate with Bryan Cave, LLP. While at Bryan Cave, James handled a myriad of federal and state civil litigation matters.

Avis Russell Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer
Parsons Corporation

Avis Marie Russell is a Vice-President and Chief Compliance Officer at Parsons Corporation. She joined Parsons in 2011 as Vice-President and Director of Contracts and Procurement, Operations Shared Services. Before joining Parsons, Ms. Russell held positions in both the public sector and in private practice. She was General Counsel at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. Ms. Russell was City Attorney and then Executive Counsel to the Mayor of New Orleans during the administration of Marc H. Morial. Litigation, particularly in the areas of construction, personal injury and environmental law, was her focus while a partner at Simon Peragine Smith and Redfearn. She served as a Commissioner and Judge ad Hoc in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans. Ms. Russell is a graduate of Wellesley College and Tulane University School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and the District of Columbia.

Thomas Kendris US Country President, US Country Head of Legal and President
Novartis Corporation

Thomas Kendris is US Country President, US Country Head of Legal and President of Novartis Corporation.  In his role as US Country President, Tom is responsible for all Novartis corporate functions represented in the US. He has oversight of 23,500 associates across Novartis US group companies in three divisions including Pharmaceuticals, Alcon, and Sandoz  as well as the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. He is also Chairman of the Country Executive Committee (CEC), leading the country strategy for government relations, external affairs and the Novartis corporate reputation in the US.

As US Country Head of Legal, he has country-level responsibility for Legal across all Novartis US divisions. In this role, Tom acts as chief legal advisor to the US Novartis Group of companies and is accountable for leading Novartis-wide material litigations and investigations in the US.

In his more than 20 years with Novartis, Tom has served as Vice President and General Counsel of US Pharma at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NPC) as well as General Counsel for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics and for Novartis Oncology. He joined Ciba Geigy, a predecessor company of Novartis, in 1995, and was Director/Executive Director, Pharmaceuticals Counsel, for the US Transplant Business Unit and the Mass Market Business Unit.

Earlier in his career, Tom was with the law firm of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon.  He also served as Deputy Trial Bureau Chief and Assistant District Attorney with the New York County District Attorney’s Office.

He received his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Wagner College.

Stanley M. Bergman Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Henry Schein, Inc.

Since 1989, Stanley M. Bergman has been Chairman of the Board and CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500® company and the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, with more than 19,000 Team Schein Members and operations or affiliates in 33 countries. Henry Schein is a member of the S&P 500® and NASDAQ 100® indexes. In 2015, the Company’s sales reached a record $10.6 billion. Henry Schein has been a Fortune World’s Most Admired Company for 15 consecutive years and is ranked #1 in its industry on Fortune’s 2016 World’s Most Admired Companies List.

Mr. Bergman serves as a board member or advisor for numerous institutions including New York University College of Dentistry; the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; the Columbia University Medical Center; Hebrew University; Tel Aviv University; the University of the Witwatersrand Fund; The World Economic Forum’s Health Care Governors; the Forsyth Institute; the Business Council for International Understanding; and the Metropolitan Opera. Mr. Bergman is an honorary member of the American Dental Association and the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity. His awards include being the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor; the CR Magazine Corporate Responsibility Lifetime Achievement Award; an Honorary Doctorate in Commerce from The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; Doctor of Humane Letters from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, and from Case Western Reserve University; Honorary Fellowship from King’s College London — Dental Institute and the International College of Dentists.

Stan and Marion Bergman and their family are active supporters of organizations fostering the arts, higher education, cultural diversity and grassroots health care, and sustainable entrepreneurial economic development initiatives in the United States, Africa, and other developing regions of the world.

Mr. Bergman is a graduate of The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and is a South African Chartered Accountant and a NYS Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Amyn Thawer Vice President, Global Compliance & Integrity

Amyn Thawer is the Head of Global Compliance & Integrity at LinkedIn Corporation, the world’s leading professional social network. He is responsible for strengthening a compliance function that can keep pace with the company’s rapid growth around the world, but also reflects the company’s start-up culture.

Prior to LinkedIn, Amyn served at eBay Inc. as the Business Ethics Officer for eBay’s stable of e-commerce and payments properties, including PayPal. Before coming in-house, Amyn worked as a corporate and securities attorney for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto and the Canadian law firm of Stikeman Elliott.

Amyn obtained joint Law and MBA degrees from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and attended undergraduate school at the University of Ottawa, where he was a Parliamentary Page Program Scholar. He is a past recipient of the Attorneys Who Matter Honor from the Ethisphere Institute for exceptional contributions to the corporate compliance field.

Amyn was born in Nairobi, Kenya but grew up in Canada and France. Today, he resides in sunny Saratoga, CA, with his wife Roxanne and two boys, Kyan and Zack.

Al Rosa Chief Compliance Director & Senior Executive Counsel

Alfred N. Rosa is Chief Compliance Director & Senior Executive Counsel for the General Electric Company (“GE”), reporting to GE’s General Counsel, Alexander Dimitrief. Al joined GE’s corporate litigation and legal policy staff in April 2005 and is responsible for developing and implementing processes that maintain and strengthen GE’s integrity culture (including leadership engagement, training, risk assessments and communications) in support of all of GE’s industries and worldwide operations. In addition, Al is also responsible for GE’s Global Ombuds Organization which includes a network of 500 full and part-time leaders. In 2014, Al was the recipient of GE’s Chairman’s award, GE’s highest managerial award. Al has been named 5 times to Ethisphere Magazine’s “Attorneys Who Matter List” as one of the “top ethics and compliance leaders” in the global legal field. Al is also the leader of GE’s Company-wide initiative on Regulatory Excellence. Al’s responsibilities include developing and/or optimizing global tools used by compliance organizations across the Company.

Prior to joining the corporate compliance staff, Al was the Senior Global Regulatory & Compliance Manager for GE Money, one of GE’s business units, reporting to GE Money’s Chief Compliance Officer from November 2002 through April 2005. In that capacity, Al was responsible for developing worldwide processes for anti-money laundering, insurance selling and numerous other processes for a leading global financial institution. Prior to that role, Al was a Litigation Counsel with GE Money from July 1999 through November 2002, responsible for a broad range of class action, individual and commercial disputes. Prior to his role as Litigation Counsel, Al held the role of Litigation Specialist for GE Money, responsible for individual escalated customer disputes and litigation matters from May 1998 through June 1999. Prior to joining GE in 1998, Al was an Associate with Prudential Insurance.

Al graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A., cum laude in political science (1992), and received his J.D. from the George Washington University National Law Center (1996). Al is a member of the New York Bar, and is a Connecticut Authorized House Counsel.

Catherine Bromilow Partner, Governance Insights Center

Catherine is a partner in PwC’s Governance Insights Center. She helps boards and audit committees apply leading practices and understand the impact of emerging regulations on their activities. She has worked extensively with boards and directors from a number of countries, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Dominican Republic, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, the United States, and Venezuela.

Catherine developed many of the governance publications that PwC has issued: Board Effectiveness — What Works Best; Governance for Companies Going Public — What Works Best; Director-Shareholder Engagement: The New Imperatives; and PwC’s Family Business Corporate Governance Series. At present she is leading the development of PwC’s new Risk Oversight Series. NACD Directorship magazine in 2016 named her for the tenth consecutive year as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance in the United States. She also speaks frequently at director conferences.

Catherine is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in New Jersey) and a Chartered Professional Accountant, CPA, CA (from Canada). She holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Patrick Quinlan Chief Executive Officer

An entrepreneur at heart, Patrick Quinlan has a passion and skill for building companies from the ground up. Prior to leading Convercent’s executive team, Patrick served as Chief Executive Officer of Rivet Software, another technology firm operating in the governance, risk and compliance space. In just two years, he propelled Rivet’s quarterly revenue from $240,000 to $12 million – an achievement that earned the company a #6 placement on the 2011 Inc. 500 List among software firms and a #60 listing overall. A founding partner of Nebbiolo Ventures, Patrick has also served as CEO of ServiceSelect and Delta Translation, which was successfully sold to LFI in 1999.
Patrick has been recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of Denver’s top “Forty Under 40” leaders, and in 2011 he was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Patrick has served as a board member of Youth on Record and Young Americans Center for Financial Education, the country’s only FDIC-insured bank designed with youth in mind.

Stephen L. Brown Senior Advisor
KPMG Board Leadership Center

Named by NACD as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance and the boardroom, Stephen L. Brown is a globally recognized governance expert, thought leader and trusted advisor to corporate boards and C-suites. Currently, he is a Senior Advisor at KPMG Board Leadership Center. At BLC, he articulates boardroom challenges and actionable thought leadership on strategy, risk, talent, technology, globalization, and financial reporting by engaging with directors, business leaders and investors.

Mr. Brown founded The Edgerton Group, a boutique consulting firm that advises boards and management on critical corporate governance issues including anti-activist defense, executive compensation and other proxy disclosures, board evaluations and shareholder engagement. Formerly, he was CEO of the Society of Corporate Governance and managed TIAA’s corporate governance group and led the corporate governance and social responsibility initiatives related to the firm’s over $800 billion investment portfolio. Prior to TIAA, Mr. Brown practiced securities law at WilmerHale and Skadden and was an associate with Goldman Sachs. He has served as a judge for Corporate Secretary Magazine Corporate Governance Awards and the NYSE Governance, Risk & Compliance Leadership Awards.

Mr. Brown is an adjunct professor at McDonough School of Business at Georgetown, Yale, and in the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College of New York. He received his B.A. with honors from Yale and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He serves on several non-profit boards and is an elected public school board member.

Tim Erblich Chief Executive Officer
Ethisphere Institute

Tim Erblich is the CEO of the Ethisphere Institute. Mr. Erblich is tasked with leading the overall growth and revenue of the business as well as charting strategy.

He is the former President of NYSE Governance Services, which includes Compliance and Board Services businesses Corpedia & Corporate Board Member, respectively.

Prior to leading NYSE Governance Services, Mr. Erblich served as the Executive Vice President of the Ethisphere Institute. Before joining Ethisphere, Mr. Erblich spent more than 20 years in various executive roles at Thomson Legal & Regulatory, now Thomson Reuters. This included most recently efforts leading to serve the AMLAW 100 channel across the Thomson North American Legal business. With the acquisition of West by Thomson, Mr. Erblich was asked to lead the strategy and development of the Corporate Market.

Mr. Erblich frequently speaks at industry events and has presented on many topics relating to ethics, governance and compliance issues. These include: NYSE’s This Week in the Boardroom, Annual Boardroom Summit, Annual General Counsel Forum, Ethisphere’s Best Practices in Ethics and Communications, The Global Ethics Summit as well as the annual meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

Mr. Erblich graduated from the University of Arizona. He also participated in the Thomson Executive Leadership development program in partnership with Columbia.

Caroline Rees President and Co-Founder

Caroline is President and Co-Founder of Shift, the leading center of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. She speaks extensively at events around the world on responsible business conduct and frequently facilitates dialogue and debate amongst companies, governments, investors and civil society on these issues.

Caroline worked as a lead advisor to Prof. John Ruggie from 2007 to 2011, under his mandate as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) for Business and Human Rights. Through this work, she was deeply involved in the drafting of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which were unanimously endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011. From 2009 to 2011 Caroline was also the Director of the Governance and Accountability Program at the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and she remains a Senior Fellow there.

Caroline previously spent 14 years with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. From 2003 to 2006 she led the UK’s human rights negotiating team at the UN and chaired the UN negotiations on business and human rights that led to the creation of the SRSG’s mandate. Her prior foreign service career covers Iran, Slovakia, the UN Security Council and the European Union. Caroline has a BA Hons from Oxford University and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.


Jeffrey Eglash Vice President, Ethics & Compliance

Jeffrey Eglash joined Nokia as Vice President, Ethics & Compliance, in March 2016. He is responsible for the global compliance program of the world’s leading telecommunications solutions provider, overseeing a team of 65 compliance professionals Before joining Nokia, he served as Global Executive Litigation Counsel for General Electric Company in Fairfield, Connecticut, where he was responsible for conducting and managing internal investigations, responding to government investigations, and developing compliance programs and procedures to ensure adherence to all laws and to GE’s code of conduct. From 2014 until his departure, Jeff served as General Manager for Compliance for Alstom Integration, where he was responsible for overseeing the combination of the ethics and compliance functions of GE and Alstom, GE’s largest-ever acquisition.

Before joining GE, Jeff was a partner at an international law firm, where he represented individuals and organizations in civil, criminal, and regulatory enforcement proceedings, and conducted internal corporate investigations.

From 1999 to 2002, Jeff served as Inspector General of the Los Angeles Police Department. As IG, he was responsible for providing civilian oversight of the LAPD, including investigating and reviewing officer-involved shootings and major use of force incidents, monitoring the Department’s internal disciplinary system, ensuring compliance with a federal civil rights consent decree, and auditing various Department operations and procedures.
From 1987 to 1999, Jeff was an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles, where he prosecuted cases involving police corruption, defense contractor fraud, environmental crimes, drug trafficking and money laundering, and more. He served in a number of supervisory positions, including Chief of the Public Corruption and Government Fraud Section, where he oversaw the prosecution of cases involving fraud against the government, official corruption, civil rights, environmental crimes, and other offenses.

Jeff graduated from college and law school at the University of California, Berkeley.

Steph Vogel Vice President and Assistant General Counsel – Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
National Basketball Association

Steph Vogel serves as Vice President, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant General Counsel of the National Basketball Association.

Ms. Vogel leads the NBA’s global compliance program, covering the NBA’s fourteen regional offices.  Her role includes managing the NBA’s due diligence process, drafting and implementing the NBA’s Code of Conduct and related compliance policies, and creating the NBA’s compliance training program.

Ms. Vogel has spoken and advised on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), managing third party anti-bribery risks, gifts and entertainment policies, and mitigating risk when interacting with government officials.

Before joining the NBA, Ms. Vogel was the North American Ethics Officer at Citigroup and was an attorney with the law firm of DLA Piper in New York City, where she specialized providing compliance counseling for clients.

Ms. Vogel is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  She serves on the New York City Bar Association Compliance Committee.

Thomas Pfennig Head of Compliance
Bayer AG

Effective January 1, 2016, Tom Pfennig took over as Head of Compliance at Bayer AG. In his function, he is overseeing all legal compliance activities within Bayer’s divisions and corporate functions globally. This includes coordinating the Integrated Compliance Management (ICM) advising on legal Compliance topics, including industry codes, laws and public regulations as well as company directives.

Mr. Pfennig joined Bayer in 2004. He worked as Legal Counsel in Bayer AG´s and Bayer Corporation´s Litigation departments from 2004 to 2009. In 2010, he became Senior Legal Counsel Women’s HealthCare at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. He returned to Germany in 2012 and assumed the global responsibility for Investigations and Reporting at Bayer AG´s Compliance function. From 2013 until 2015, he was Head of Legal Product Supply at Bayer HealthCare AG. Prior to joining Bayer, Mr. Pfennig worked at BMW of North America LLC and AT&T Broadband in the US.

Mr. Pfennig completed his legal studies at the University of Bonn/Germany and thereafter graduated from the University of Denver Law School with a Master in American and Comparative Law. He attended Graduate Business Management Programs at the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business and Oxford University Said Business School. Mr. Pfennig is admitted to the German Bar and the New York Bar.

Christopher McCleary General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer
United States Olympic Committee

Christopher McCleary serves as general counsel and chief ethics officer for the United States Olympic Committee, leading a team of legal professionals responsible for all USOC legal, contract, intellectual property, and dispute resolution matters. Mr. McCleary also serves as corporate secretary for the USOC board of directors. In his role as chief ethics officer, he works with the USOC Ethics Committee to advance USOC’s ethics and conflicts of interest policies and practices, and to resolve ethics questions as they arise.

Mr. McCleary oversees the USOC’s partnerships with the World Anti-doping Agency, U.S. Anti-doping Agency and Partnership for Clean Competition. He also serves as a member of the Association of National Olympic Committee’s Juridical Commission.

McCleary joined the USOC from Visa Inc., where he served eight years as the senior vice president and senior associate general counsel of global brand and client management, in which he led the company’s worldwide legal operations in marketing, sponsorships, intellectual property, and client licensing.
Previously, McCleary served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Visa International Service Association, focusing on the Visa Worldwide Services legal department. In a prior stint with the company, he also served as senior vice president for Visa U.S.A. Inc., where he led the legal department in all marketing and advertising matters.

In addition to his experience with Visa, McCleary served as general counsel for Move.com and practiced law with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, concentrating on intellectual property matters.
McCleary received a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Michigan in 1986, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Michigan Law in 1991.

McCleary and his wife, Kristina Chung, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with their children, Chase and Caroline.



Michael Hershman Group CEO
International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)

Michael Hershman is an internationally recognized expert on matters relating to transparency, accountability, governance, litigation and security. He is currently Group CEO of the International Centre for Sport Security – an independent and non-profit organisation at the forefront of efforts to safeguard sport.

Mr. Hershman founded The Fairfax Group in 1983 and since then has been retained by governments,corporations, non-governmental organizations and international financial institutions to assist on matters relating to transparency and accountability in governance and compliance.

Mr. Hershman has been called upon repeatedly to respond in times of crisis by governments, public and private companies, law firms and individuals. In high profile controversies, criminal prosecutions and civil litigation, Fairfax has participated in some of the most prominent disputes around the world for the last twenty-eight years. From high profile events, like the Olympics and Super Bowls, to targeted terrorist attacks, Fairfax has responded to provide assistance to individuals and entities facing serious, wide-spread threats against their persons and property. Fairfax has provided litigation support, state-of-the-art digital forensics and security measures, crisis monitoring and response, and advice to corporate boards and executives and governments in the midst of some of the most contentious situations.

In December 2006, for example, Mr. Hershman was appointed as the independent compliance advisor to the board of directors of Siemens AG, a company with more than 400,000 employees. Similarly, The Fairfax Group has assisted governments from India to Chile on ethics matters, and has served as the appointed monitor of companies that have violated laws, rules or regulations.

Mr. Hershman began his career in intelligence and investigations in Europe during the late 1960s as a special agent with U.S. Military Intelligence, specializing in counter-terrorism. After leaving the military, he moved to investigations of government misconduct and financial fraud for the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the Office of the Mayor of New York City.

Later, Mr. Hershman served as a senior staff investigator for the Senate Watergate Committee, and as chief investigator for a joint Presidential and Congressional commission, reviewing state and federal laws on wiretapping and electronic surveillance. After the wiretap commission hearings, Mr. Hershman joined the Federal Election Commission as chief investigator, where he was responsible for audits and investigations of candidates and their campaign committees.

Mr. Hershman then served as deputy staff director for the Subcommittee on International Organizations of the U.S. House of Representatives, which was responsible for legislation and oversight relating to international banks and other U.S. supported international organizations, such as the United Nations.

Immediately prior to founding the Fairfax Group, Mr. Hershman served as deputy auditor general for the Foreign Assistance Program of the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), where he led investigations and audits of major U.S. funded projects overseas, and was responsible for worldwide security at all foreign AID missions. Mr. Hershman was awarded the Superior Honor Medal for his service at AID.

In 1993, along with Peter Eigen, Mr. Hershman co-founded Transparency International, the largest independent, not-for-profit coalition promoting transparency and accountability in business and in government. For the past 6 years he has served Interpol as a member of the International Group of Experts on Corruption, and for the past 12 years, he has sat on the board of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Committee.

Mr. Hershman is a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and advises the Chamber on corporate compliance issues. Since 2007, Mr. Hershman has been a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of the Center for International Private Enterprise.

For the past 12 years he has been a member of Interpol’s International Group of Experts on Corruption and now serves as Vice Chairman. He is also on the board of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Committee. He also serves on the Financial Coalition against Child Pornography, a project of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Additionally, he is a member of the Advisory Council of the George Mason University School of Information Technology and Engineering.

Since 2008, he has been named every consecutive year to the Ethisphere Institute’s list of the top 100 most influential people in business ethics worldwide.

Erica Salmon Byrne Executive Vice President, Governance and Compliance and Executive Director of BELA
Ethisphere Institute

Erica Salmon Byrne is the Executive Vice President, Governance and Compliance for The Ethisphere Institute, where she has responsibility for the organization’s data and services business and works with Ethisphere’s community of clients to assess ethics and compliance programs and promote best practices across industries. Ms. Salmon Byrne also serves as the Executive Director of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance; she works with the BELA community to advance the dialogue around ethics and governance and deliver practical guidance to ethics and compliance practitioners around the globe.

Prior to joining Ethisphere, Ms. Salmon Byrne served as the Executive Vice President of Compliance & Governance Solutions for NYSE Governance Services, Corpedia, a leading ethics, compliance, and risk assessment consulting company and licensed credentialing partner of the Ethisphere Institute. Ms. Salmon Byrne worked closely with Corpedia’s varied clients in addressing their compliance needs, including evaluating compliance programs, assisting companies in measuring peer practices and drafting training programs. She hosted the on-demand web video series, Inside Compliance, and shared the host chair of another on-demand web series from NYSE Governance Services, This Week in the Boardroom. She was also responsible for product strategy for NYSE Governance Services.

Prior to joining Corpedia, Ms. Salmon Byrne practiced with DLA Piper in Washington, DC, where she focused in the areas of internal investigations, enforcement actions, government audits, and international law. Ms. Salmon Byrne has advocated on behalf of clients in front of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of Georgia, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and the House of Representatives’ Permanent Subcommittee’ for Oversight and Investigations. In addition, she assisted multinational companies in complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. Export Controls.

Ms. Salmon Byrne received a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University, a Master of Arts degree with Highest Distinction from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center. She is a regular columnist in The Compliance and Ethics Professional and a contributing editor to the Compliance and Ethics blog. She previously served as adjunct faculty, teaching business ethics in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Paula Davis Vice President, Learning Product Strategy
SAI Global

Paula Davis has over 20 years’ experience of developing and managing effective compliance, risk, and ethics programmes in complex and geographically diverse blue chip organisations. Her extensive personal experience includes strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of multifaceted compliance management systems. Until recently, Paula led the team at SAI Global responsible for consultancy, support, and ongoing programme management throughout the life-cycle of client engagements. Paula is now bringing that experience to leading SAI’s global learning product strategy group. Here her challenge is to help clients build ethical cultures by driving positive change in employee behaviours through innovation in communication and training solutions.

Paula is a regular speaker at conferences in Europe and the United States across a wide range of risk areas. Prior to joining SAI Global, Davis spent 10 years in compliance management in the financial services sector with responsibility for the development, implementation, and ongoing management of programmes to meet stringent regulatory requirements. In this capacity, she led an industry award-winning team with an exemplary track record of regulatory monitoring and enforcement visits.

Kim Yapchai Chief Compliance Officer
Whirlpool Corporation

Kim Yapchai is chief compliance officer of Whirlpool Corporation. She is known for her strategic thinking and her leadership ability to motivate and to inspire.  Her team focuses on 1) helping the company maintain a reputation for high integrity that inspires stakeholder confidence and encourages speaking up and 2) building confident and educated business teams who understand risks and make smart, compliant decisions. Kim and her team prefer innovative approaches and working proactively with clients to find practical solutions.

Before joining Whirlpool, Kim was assistant general counsel at Masco Corporation.  She began her career at Ford Motor Credit Company focusing on consumer, wholesale and commercial real estate financing and was recognized for her continuous improvement and customer service. More recently, Kim has received recognition from Inside Counsel Magazine for being a Transformative Leader and a Salute to Excellence Award from the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce.

Lynn Haaland Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Global Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer

Lynn Haaland joined PepsiCo as SVP, Deputy General Counsel and Global Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer in January 2016. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Haaland served as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) and in the District of Columbia. Most recently, she served as Deputy Chief of the National Security and International Crime Unit at EDVA, one of three districts that handles the bulk of our nation’s national security prosecutions. In this role, she supervised and prosecuted terrorism, international drug trafficking, sanctions, cybersecurity, and other national security cases. She worked with judges, law enforcement agencies, and other executive agencies to design, implement, and oversee a first-in-the-nation program for international criminal investigations. Ms. Haaland charged the first cyber terrorism case ever brought by the United States.

Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Haaland worked at the United Nations, where she specialized in claims by and against the UN, and at the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Zurich, Switzerland, the court established to adjudicate claims to the dormant bank accounts from the Second World War. Ms. Haaland also worked as an associate in international litigation and arbitration at large law firms in Paris, New York and Washington, D.C.

Ms. Haaland attended law school at the George Washington University and studied Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where she was a National Champion in Women’s Rowing.

Jeff Rice Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing

Jeff Rice is Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing at Walmart. His team is responsible for the department’s strategy, planning and budgeting as well as supplier and program governance, incident management and communication. He also co-leads several initiatives aimed at increasing the effectiveness of Walmart’s supply chain social compliance programs. Prior to his current role Jeff served as Senior Director of Sustainability and was responsible for supporting product and supply chain sustainability initiatives for Walmart globally.

Before joining the Sustainability team at Walmart, Jeff served as Director of Strategy and Systems for the Sustainability Consortium, a global consortium of organizations from academia, industry and civil society working to develop product sustainability measurement and reporting systems for consumer goods. Prior to his tenure at the Consortium Jeff served in multiple project management and information technology roles in healthcare and retail organizations.

Jeff serves or has served on both strategic and technical working groups across a number of organizations, including supporting the technical working groups leading the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the Sustainability Advisory Committee of GS1, the Environmental and Social Sustainability Steering Committees of the Consumer Goods Form (CGF) among others.

Jeff graduated summa cum laud with a bachelor’s degree in physics and math from Missouri State University and now sits on the Advisory Board of Missouri State’s Physics Department in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. Jeff earned a master’s in business administration from the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Aryeh Friedman VP, Associate General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
Dun & Bradstreet

Aryeh Friedman is VP, Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Dun & Bradstreet in Short Hills, N.J. His responsibilities include global responsibility for privacy and data security, and provides support in other compliance areas including anti-corruption, export and trade sanctions law, record and electronic information management, code of conduct, investigations and training.

Prior to joining Dun & Bradstreet, Mr. Friedman was the VP, Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer at Pfizer. Mr. Friedman also has an extensive background in competition and antitrust law, having served as Chief Antitrust Counsel at Wyeth and before that at BT and AT&T. Prior to going in-house Mr. Friedman was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and Drinker, Biddle & Reath.

Mr. Friedman has taught for many years at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department. Mr. Friedman is Vice Chair of the ACC’s Compliance and Ethics Committee and the ABA’s Privacy and Information Security Committee.

Mr. Friedman received a BS from Cornell University and is a graduate of the New York University School of Law. He also studied at the London School of Economics.

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros CEO, Europe
International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros is CEO of ICSS EUROPE and a leader in the fight for strong governance in sport.

Emanuel has over twenty five years’ of experience in the sports industry as an executive and lawyer.  He was one of the founders of the Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) and served as CEO for almost 10 years.

He has served on the UEFA Professional Football Strategy Board, the UEFA Professional Football Strategy Council and the UEFA Professional Football Committee, the FIFA Club Football Committee, FIFA Task Force “For the Good of the Game” and Working Groups on International Match Calendar and on Sports Agents.

Emanuel is currently a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the OECD’s Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade, the World Economic Forum / PACI’s Advisory Committee, the European Expert Group on good Governance in Sports and coordinator of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA).

He has held a number of senior political positions within his home country, Portugal, and in March 2012 was appointed by the Portuguese Government as Ambassador for Sports Ethics.

A graduate in Law from the University of Lisbon, he holds post-graduations in Sports Management from the Portuguese Catholic University and Professional Sports Law from the University of Coimbra.  He has a diploma in “Leading Economic Development” from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Emanuel began his career in 1993 with Boavista FC as Director of Legal Affairs. From 2000-2005, he was General Secretary of the Portuguese Professional Football League.

Nancy Reynolds Senior Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer
Western Union

Nancy Reynolds is Senior Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer for Western Union’s Global Ethics Office.  Prior to serving the Ethics Office, Nancy held the position of in-house employment law counsel for eight years with Western Union.  Nancy has 18 years’ experience in employment and transactional law.  Nancy earned her B.A. in English, magna cum laude, from Duke University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.  She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington and is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Colorado.

Laurie Gallagher Senior Director and Chief Counsel, Compliance
Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC)

Laurie V. Gallagher is the Senior Director and Chief Counsel, Compliance, for Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC).

Appointed to this position in 2009, her responsibilities include developing and directing a comprehensive global compliance and ethics program for SABIC, one of the world’s largest Petrochemical manufacturing businesses, as well as managing Litigation and International Trade. In this role she manages Compliance reporting and setting strategy with the Board Risk and Compliance Committee and the SABIC Executive Committee, as well as SABIC’s external activities in Anti-corruption leadership and sustainable ethics initiatives.

From 2007 through 2009, Gallagher served as Senior Business Counsel to a $4 Billion business unit of SABIC. From 1994 through 2006, Gallagher held a series of positions in the General Electric Company, including Litigation Counsel, Six Sigma Black Belt for the Legal Department, and Senior Product Risk and Regulatory Counsel.

Prior to joining GE, Gallagher was in private practice in New York.

Gallagher holds a B. A. from Hampshire College (1985) and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago (1992).

Mike Eichenwald Senior Advisor, Governance, Culture and Leadership

Mike Eichenwald leads LRN’s Governance, Culture and Leadership efforts. He helps companies and organizations achieve their purpose through a focus on values and behavior.

Mike serves as a senior advisor to business and non-profit leaders around the world, helping them envision, architect and embed real change in how they operate. He also oversees LRN’s efforts to develop and deploy innovative tools, diagnostics and educational solutions to catalyze principled performance.

Mike spent the bulk of his career advising and working in large, complex corporations. Prior to joining LRN, Mike held a series of senior roles across strategy, operations, and business management at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. Previously, Mike was a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton where he consulted to CEOs and executive teams at large financial services, media, and healthcare companies. At earlier stages in his career, Mike worked for the city of New York and helped launch a high tech wireless communications startup.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Yale University, and a Masters in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

K.C. Turan Senior Vice President and Chief Risk, Compliance and Ethics Officer
UPMC Insurance Services

K.C. Turan is Senior Vice President, Chief Risk, Compliance & Ethics Officer of UPMC Insurance Services. In this role, he oversees and leads the cross-organizational corporate compliance; ethics; enterprise risk management (ERM); privacy; fraud, waste, abuse and recoveries; quality assurance and operational integrity; data governance; and various business unit and partner company compliance programs for UPMC Insurance Services.

With roughly 20 years of experience in the corporate governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) field, K.C. has an extensive and highly successful track record of building, implementing and leading world-class and award-winning GRC programs across a number of the most dynamic and heavily regulated industries, including healthcare, banking and financial services, insurance and technology. Prior to joining UPMC, K.C. held executive corporate governance roles at Blue Shield of California, Dun & Bradstreet and Bank of America.

K.C. has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, a J.D. from Loyola Marymount University and an M.B.A. from UCLA.

Sonny Cave Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary
ON Semiconductor

Sonny Cave has served as the Founding General Counsel of ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ON) since August 1999. He also currently serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Corporate Secretary for the Company. Mr. Cave’s professional career spans over 30 years of broad legal and business experience, including working for 25 years in the semiconductor industry. Before his tenure with ON Semiconductor, he was with Motorola Inc for seven years, serving for two years as the Regulatory Affairs Director for Motorola’s Semiconductor Components Group in Geneva, Switzerland, and five years in Motorola’s Corporate Law Department in Phoenix, Arizona where he became Senior Counsel leading a a team of Environmental, Health and Safety legal professionals supporting all of Motorola’s worldwide operations. Before going in-house at Motorola, Mr. Cave worked at two large law firms in Denver and Phoenix, specializing in environmental, health and safety, natural resources, federal Indian law and litigation. Sonny earned a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude with distinction in Botany, from Duke University, a Master of Science degree from Arizona State University in Botany and Plant Ecology, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Colorado.

Sean Cady Vice President, Global Responsible Sourcing
VF Corporation

Sean Cady is Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Responsible Sourcing at VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories.

Under Cady’s leadership, VF’s Global Responsible Sourcing function – part of VF’s Global Supply Chain organization – leads product stewardship initiatives for all VF products, creates sustainability improvements across the entire supply chain, and accelerates factory social and environmental leadership. His teams partner with VF suppliers to drive continuous improvement on life safety, social and environmental performance.

Cady is also responsible for VF’s environmental sustainability strategy and results for products, and the global supply chain. He leads programs that continuously improve sustainability performance in four key areas: water, energy, chemicals, cotton.

VF’s product stewardship team, managed by Cady, ensures best-in-class management of product and environmental impacts through design and manufacturing due diligence, regulatory compliance and government relations, reduction of product environmental impacts, and management of VF’s Restricted Substance List (RSL) and innovative CHEM-IQSM program.

Cady holds an M.B.A. in International Business and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and he is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety.

Tiffany Scurry Vice President, Legal and Chief Compliance Officer
Western Digital

Tiffany Scurry is Vice President, Legal and Chief Compliance Officer at Western Digital, a leading provider of storage solutions, hard drives and Network Attached Storage devices for backup, sharing and storing the world’s data. She is responsible for developing and strengthening an ethics and compliance function that reaches and resonates with tens of thousands of employees worldwide. Ms. Scurry is a seasoned in-house legal leader with experience building and leading international teams of subject matter experts in IP, technology rights, and compliance. As a former engineer, Ms. Scurry partners effectively across multiple disciplines, leveraging a unique blend of legal acuity and technology aptitude. She has 12+ years of combined big law firm and in-house experience, with an emphasis on global team leadership.

Ms. Scurry earned her undergraduate engineering degree from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. After working as an engineer in the aerospace industry, she pursued a law degree from Loyola Law School Los Angeles and practiced patent litigation at McDermott Will & Emery. Ms. Scurry joined Western Digital in 2010.

Dale Skivington VP Global Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer
Dell Enterprises

Dale E. Skivington is the Vice President of Global Compliance and Privacy at Dell Technologies. She is responsible for leading a team which manages various compliance risks for Dell, including anti-bribery and data privacy. She serves as Dell’s Chief Privacy Officer.

Dale is a former Assistant General Counsel at Kodak and its first Chief Privacy Officer. She chaired the New York State Business Council’s Labor and Human Resources committee, served on the New York Governor’s Task Force on Independent Contractors and the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment, and was a founding Board Member and Officer of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Prior to joining Kodak, she was in private practice litigating civil rights and personal injury matters, and an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York. She has had two expatriate assignments in Europe. She is the recipient of Kodak’s Leadership Excellence Award, the Potsdam College Outstanding Alumni Award, the Albany Law School’s Kate Stoneham Award, and the 2014 Rochester Top Counsel Award. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Meredith Kaufman Shareholder
Littler Mendelson P.C.

Meredith L. Kaufman represents and counsels employers in various aspects of labor and employment law. She represents employers in all aspects of employment law litigation in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitrations and mediations. Specifically, Meredith has extensive experience handling litigation involving:
• Non-compete, trade secret and unfair competition
• Breach of contract
• Whistleblower and retaliation
• Discrimination and harassment
• Wage and hour claims

Meredith also drafts employment-related policies, handbooks and agreements and counsels employers on compliance
with federal, state and city labor laws, including:
• Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
• New York State and City Human Rights Laws
• The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
• The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
• The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
• Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank

Additionally, she conducts presentations and training for employers and their workforces on topics such as:
• Avoiding harassment and discrimination claims
• Investigating employee complaints
• Employee discharge and discipline
• Whistleblowers and retaliation

Hentie Dirker Chief Compliance Officer
SNC-Lavalin Group, Inc.

Dr. Hentie Dirker as the Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for the firm’s overall compliance posture and infrastructure with the goal of creating a program recognized as benchmark within the sectors where the company operates.  Compliance refers principally to ethics and compliance for which the CCO will have functional line responsibility but also includes oversight, design validation and monitoring of the posture of the functions responsible for other aspects of the firm’s need to comply including export controls and trade sanctions

Dr. Dirker joins SNC-Lavalin from Siemens where he was previously the Regional Compliance Officer for Canada. He began his career with Siemens in 1993 and held various management positions. Prior to joining Siemens Canada in June 2009, Hentie was the Deputy Regional Compliance Officer for Siemens South Africa and was responsible for the implementation of the compliance program for that region.

Dr. Dirker is the immediate past chair of the board of directors for the EthicsCentre of Canada, an organization dedicated to promoting and maintaining an ethical orientation and culture in Canadian organizations.

He holds an Electrical and Electronic Degree in Engineering as well as a Masters Degree in Engineering Management with a thesis on cost controlling within a project environment. He has also successfully completed his Doctoral studies in Engineering Management with a focus on industrial distribution channel sales and marketing.

Kim Bixenstine Chief Compliance Officer
University Hospitals

Kim is a summa cum laude graduate of Middlebury College and obtained her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. She has an extensive record of highest achievement in managing compliance, legal, risk and regulatory matters.

Since May 2015, Kim has served as Chief Compliance Officer of University Hospitals. In this position, Kim is in charge of promoting integrity and leading the compliance and ethics program system-wide for a large, integrated academic health care system that includes over 25,000 employees and physicians, an academic medical center, 11 community medical centers, two joint venture hospitals, home care and hospice services and other affiliated health-care related entities. She reports to the Chief Executive Officer and the Audit & Compliance Committee of the University Hospitals Board of Directors. She also serves on the System Enterprise Risk Management Committee.

From April, 2003-April, 2015, Kim served as Vice President & Deputy General Counsel of University Hospitals. In that position, Kim was in charge of claims, litigation and clinical risk management system wide. Kim also chaired the system wide Risk Management Council and was responsible for risk management training and legal counseling for the system. In addition, Kim was heavily involved in governance and quality matters for the system, and served on the management committee for University Hospitals’ Quality Institute.

Before joining University Hospitals in April, 2003, Kim was Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel for TRW, Inc. (which was acquired by Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems Corp. in December 2002). In that position she was in charge of litigation for TRW Inc. and its subsidiaries and managed the department in charge of litigation for the entire company.

Before that, Kim was a partner in the Jones, Day law firm, where she was a member of the Litigation Group and represented clients in a wide range of high profile, complex litigation matters. She served as lead counsel in some of the largest litigation matters in the country.

Kim is involved in numerous community and professional activities. She currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, and is a member of the Boards of Great Lakes Theater and the Shaker Heights Development Corporation. She is also a member of the Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition, which is a coalition of representatives of four local Bar Associations that rate judicial candidates for the benefit of the voting public. Kim also enjoys singing and dancing and is a member of a group called “Glee for Adults.” Finally, she has been a frequent speaker at conferences as well as a guest lecturer at local law schools.

Kim has received numerous awards. Under her leadership, University Hospitals was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2016. She received the YWCA Woman of Achievement award in May 2013, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s President’s award in June, 2013, and the award for outstanding in-house counsel for a non-profit by Crain’s Cleveland Business in November, 2013. In addition, the UH Law Department was recognized by Inside Counsel magazine as one of the top ten law departments for innovation in September, 2013 under Kim’s leadership. Kim was also a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009.

Melissa Nandi Vice President, Law and Chief Compliance Officer
Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Melissa Nandi is vice president, law, and chief compliance officer for Rockwell Automation. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the Ethics and Compliance Program and acts as an independent and objective body to review and evaluate compliance issues. She manages the company’s litigation, and her team proactively works to reduce liability risk and drive efficiencies into litigation management. She also oversees the Environmental, Health & Safety and Product Safety functions, which help advance the company’s sustainability and quality initiatives. Prior to her current role, Melissa was the commercial lawyer for the Architecture & Software business segment. She is based in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

Before joining Rockwell Automation in 2006, Melissa spent eight years at the law firm Jones Day. Her practice included litigation and corporate criminal investigations, primarily with the United States Department of Justice and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as competition law enforcement agencies in Europe, Canada and Australia.

Melissa received her B.A., magna cum laude, from St. Bonaventure University and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Albany Law School.

Carrie Penman Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President Advisory Services
NAVEX Global

Carrie Penman is NAVEX Global’s chief compliance officer and senior vice president of advisory services. She has been with the firm since 2003 after four years as deputy director of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA). Carrie was one of the earliest ethics officers in America—a scientist who developed and directed the first corporate-wide global ethics program at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Since joining the advisory services team, she has conducted numerous program and culture assessment projects for clients around the world, and regularly works with and trains company boards of directors and executive teams. She also serves as a corporate monitor and independent consultant for companies with government agreements.

Dan DeMeritt Director, Business Conduct
ITT Corporation

Daniel K. DeMeritt is Director of Business Conduct for ITT Corporation. He has global responsibility for Ethics, Compliance and Anti-Corruption activities which include the ITT Code of Conduct, investigation of employee allegations, managing headquarters and value center Business Conduct Review Boards, and ensuring ITT employees and third party representatives remain corruption free. In his position, Dan is responsible for fostering an open and transparent values-based culture across the enterprise, leading to the identification and mitigation of related risks, while promoting empowerment and innovation within a framework of mutually accepted values.

Dan has worked at ITT for over 20 years where he advanced through a series of progressively more responsible Operations, Engineering, Quality, and Business Conduct roles, including a year-long assignment in Brazil managing the operations and integration of a newly acquired company. Prior to joining the headquarters team in 2012 Dan was an Industrial Process Vice President with global responsibility for Quality, Warranty, Trade, Ethics, and Compliance. He is also a trained Value Based Six Sigma Blackbelt and Six Sigma Champion.

Having graduated in 1991, Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and in 2006 he earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University.

Tensie Whelan Director, Center for Sustainable Business
NYU Stern School of Business

Tensie Whelan is the Director of NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business, where she is bringing her 25 years of experience working on local, national and international environmental and sustainability issues to engage businesses in proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability. As President of the Rainforest Alliance, she built the organization from a $4.5 million to $50 million budget, transforming the engagement of business with sustainability, recruiting 5,000 companies in more than 60 countries to work with Rainforest Alliance. Her previous work included serving as Executive Director of the New York League of Conservation Voters, Vice President of the National Audubon Society, Managing Editor of Ambio, a journal of the Swedish Academy of Sciences, and a journalist in Latin America. Tensie has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics, was the Citi Fellow in Leadership and Ethics at NYU Stern in 2015 and has served on numerous nonprofit boards and corporate advisory boards such as the Unilever Sustainable Sourcing Advisory Board and the Nespresso Innovation Fund Advisory Board. Tensie holds a B.A. from New York University, an M.A from American University, and is a graduate of the three-year Harvard Business School Owner President Management (OPM) Program.

Preston Clark President, Corporate Compliance

Preston Clark is president of the Higher Ed and Enterprise divisions, and joined EverFi’s executive team through its acquisition of LawRoom/CampusClarity in 2016.

Since 2010, Preston has worked with fast-growth Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies focused on education and compliance.

Prior to entering the world of tech, Preston served as assistant general counsel for the University of Miami, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, Central America.

Preston earned his JD from the University of Miami, and his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University.

Rith Kem Managing Director, Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence – Americas
Control Risks

Rith Kem is a Managing Director within Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics, and Intelligence, practice in the Americas region. He’s responsible for leading and building custom solutions for corporations and global law firms to process and analyze large data volumes for eDiscovery and Information Governance.

Rith’s recent consulting experience includes:

– Providing a secure on-site data assessment for a large scale insurance company that services 85% of the Fortune 100 companies. The assessment involved creating data maps and leveraging technology to quickly index 60TB of data repositories to identify inefficient practices, risk and redundant information which was approximately 40% of the population.
– Collaborating with Latin American clients and law firms to scope and develop optimized solutions for effective data management and hosting within document review platforms.
– Assisted a large physical therapy company with analyzing EMC email archives for an investigation to identify missing funds and falsified claims. Implemented a solution to connect directly to the mail archive thus bypassing the need for standard collections and additional overhead costs.

Before joining Control Risks, Rith was a Managing Director at FTI Consulting. Rith was leader in their Technology Services segment focused on data processing, custom application development, software-as-a-service, and predictive analytics. Prior to FTI, Rith served as a contract consultant with the U.S. Army and assisted with distributing government funded compensation rewards for injured combat veterans.

Rith has a BA in Decision Sciences and Information Management Systems from George Mason University and is a Certified Microsoft SQL administrator. He is an industry leader that has worked and evaluated an array of technologies for corporations including Nuix, Relativity, Ringtail and Indexing Engines. Rith has spoken to various government agencies including the SEC and the Department of Treasury on managing eDiscovery. He has also co-presented on EDRM sponsored webinars.

Kathryn Ditmars Global Litigation Director and General Counsel, Americas
Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated

Ryndy is an International Director of JLL and effective March 2016 serves as General Counsel for JLL’s Americas Region. Ryndy previously was General Counsel for JLL’s Canada and Latin America businesses, and with her new role she adds oversight for Legal Services provided to the Markets businesses in the United States, and she shares oversight with the Global Legal team for Legal Services provided to the Corporate Solutions business. Ryndy also is the Americas Ethics Officer, participating in the Global Ethics Committee, responding to ethics issues that arise, providing ethics training, and working with the Global Legal Services to further develop JLL’s ethics and compliance program. In her role as Global Litigation Director, Ryndy focuses primarily on enterprise risk management and overseeing JLL’s global litigation portfolio.

Professional History
Prior joining JLL, Ryndy worked as a litigation attorney with McDermott, Will & Emery and Jackson Lewis Schnitzler and Krupman. In her national trial practice, she concentrated in employment areas and presented employment discrimination seminars throughout the United States. Before moving to Chicago, and after graduating from law school, Kathryn worked as a law clerk to Justice Dorothy Comstock Riley of the Michigan Supreme Court.

Education and Affiliations
Kathryn is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Michigan. She is a member of the bar in the US Supreme Court, the US Courts of Appeal, Seventh and Tenth Circuits, US District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin and Eastern District of Michigan and a member of the Michigan State Bar Association.

Kathryn graduated with a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Michigan where she was a Note Editor for the University of Michigan Journal of International Law. She has a BA from Princeton University, with a major in Spanish Literature.

Susan Divers Senior Advisor

Susan Divers is a senior advisor with LRN Corporation. In that capacity, Ms. Divers brings her 30+ years’ accomplishments and experience in the ethics and compliance area to LRN partners and colleagues. This expertise includes building state-of-theart compliance programs infused with values, designing user-friendly means of engaging and informing employees, fostering an embedded culture of compliance and substantial subject matter expertise in anti-corruption, export controls, sanctions, and other key areas of compliance.

Prior to joining LRN, Mrs. Divers served as AECOM’s Assistant General for Global Ethics & Compliance and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. Under her leadership, AECOM’s ethics and compliance program garnered six external awards in recognition of its effectiveness and Mrs. Divers’ thought leadership in the ethics field. In 2011, Mrs. Divers received the AECOM CEO Award of Excellence, which recognized her work in advancing the company’s ethics and compliance program.

Mrs. Divers’ background includes more than thirty years’ experience practicing law in these areas. Before joining AECOM, she worked at SAIC and Lockheed Martin in the international compliance area. Prior to that, she was a partner with the DC office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal. She also spent four years in London and is qualified as a Solicitor to the High Court of England and Wales, practicing in the international arena with the law firms of Theodore Goddard & Co. and Herbert Smith & Co. She also served as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the Department of State and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN working on the first anti-corruption multilateral treaty initiative.

Mrs. Divers is a member of the DC Bar and a graduate of Trinity College, Washington D.C. and of the National Law Center of George Washington University. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ethisphere Magazine listed her as one the “Attorneys Who Matter” in the ethics & compliance area. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Rutgers University Center for Ethical Behavior and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Practical Training from 2005-2008.

She resides in Northern Virginia and is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on ethics and compliance topics. Mrs. Divers’ most recent publication is “Balancing Best Practices and Reality in Compliance,” published by Compliance Week in February 2015. In her spare time, she mentors veteran and university students and enjoys outdoor activities.

Brian Beeghly Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, informed360

Brian Beeghly is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Informed360, an innovative technology company enabling effective ethics and compliance programs through actionable insights and measurable performance. As CEO, Mr. Beeghly is the chief architect and driving force behind an advanced cloud-based technology solution that utilizes an intuitive user interface to align core program activities with risk-based decision-making. Informed360’s vision provides organizations with greater program visibility, increased productivity and accountability, and enhanced data analytics and benchmark capabilities.

Prior to Informed360, Mr. Beeghly served as the Vice President – Compliance for Johnson Controls, Inc., a Fortune 75 globally diversified technology and industrial leader with more than 140,000 employees serving customers in over 150 countries. In his role, Mr. Beeghly had overall responsibility for the company’s global Ethics and Compliance, Enterprise Security, and Risk Management programs. He also led the company’s Executive Compliance Committee and was a key member of the company’s Enterprise Risk Committee, Disclosure Committee, and Cybersecurity Steering Committee. At Johnson Controls, Mr. Beeghly is credited with designing the Ethical Leadership Model, an innovative development tool that aligns leadership accountability with an ethical culture. Mr. Beeghly joined Johnson Controls in 2010 as the Executive Director of Risk Management.

Prior to Johnson Controls, Mr. Beeghly served as the Director of Global Risk Management for Nike, Inc. based in Beaverton, Oregon. During his 13-year career at Nike, Mr. Beeghly held positions of increasing responsibility including Global Risk Finance Manager, Americas Risk Manager, and Asia-Pacific Risk Manager. In these roles, Mr. Beeghly oversaw the delivery of risk management expertise and solutions to Nike’s global operations. Prior to Nike, Mr. Beeghly was based in Paris, France where he served as Apple Computer’s Regional Risk Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa based. He also served in various risk management, accounting and finance roles within the construction and hospitality industries in the Washington, DC area.

Mr. Beeghly holds a Master of Business Administration in International Management degree from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Economics from the American University in Washington, DC.

Mr. Beeghly serves on the Board of Directors and as President-Elect of the Autism Society of SE Wisconsin. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his wife and three daughters.

Alan Gibson Senior Attorney, Office of Legal Compliance
Microsoft Corporation

Alan Gibson is a Senior Attorney in Microsoft’s Office of Legal Compliance. His current focus is on designing and implementing an analytics program to provide an early warning and monitoring system for compliance risks at Microsoft. During his 13 years at Microsoft, he has moved among legal and business roles including supporting sales, marketing, and product teams, business development, and commercial operations. Before joining Microsoft, Alan was an associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe where he focused on corporate finance, securities, and M&A. He has a J.D. and M.B.A., and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.

Aaron Thiese Senior Program Manager, Office of Legal Compliance
Microsoft Corporation

Aaron is a Senior Program Manager in Microsoft’s Office of Legal Compliance. His current focus is engaging Microsoft’s culture to drive awareness, trust, and use of compliance resources by connecting ethics, integrity, and compliance to achieving our ambitious mission – empower every individual and organization on the plant to achieve more. During his 11 year tenure at Microsoft he has served in legal, marketing, and commercial operations roles. Prior to Microsoft, Aaron was a consultant at Accenture. He has a B.A. from Luther College.

Kumar Vijayaraghavan Director, Office of Legal Compliance
Microsoft Corporation

Kumar is a Director of Programs within Microsoft’s Office of Legal Compliance and focuses on working with sales & marketing, operations, finance, and legal teams to design the partner compliance program. Kumar joined Microsoft in 2003 where he has focused on auditing the sales & marketing subsidiaries, designing global compliance programs to address international sales deal execution and third party risks. He holds the CIA, CISA, CISSP, CIPP, and CCEP professional certifications. Prior to joining Microsoft, Kumar was part of Sprint Telecommunication’s Internal Audit team for 2.5 years and has served as a Product Manager for a software development company in India for eight years. Kumar holds a Bachelors of Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University, India and a MBA from Kansas State University.

Pamela Passman President and CEO
Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org)

Pamela Passman is President and CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org), a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to helping companies and supply chain members implement leading practices for cybersecurity, preventing corruption and protecting intellectual property and trade secret thefts. Passman speaks and writes extensively on cybersecurity, intellectual property, information governance, anti-corruption, enterprise risk management and doing business in Asia.

Prior to founding CREATe in October 2011, Passman was the Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation. Since 2002, Passman led Microsoft’s regulatory compliance work across a range of issues, including privacy, security, law enforcement, telecommunications and other issues related to cloud computing. She worked closely with business leaders and research and development teams to advance Microsoft’s businesses in China and other emerging markets. Passman also led Microsoft’s global government relations and public policy work and philanthropic program and had leadership responsibilities for its cross-company global corporate citizenship efforts.

She first joined Microsoft in 1996 and until 2002, led the Legal and Corporate Affairs organization in Asia, based in Tokyo, with a focus on Japan, Korea and the People’s Republic of China. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Passman practiced law with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo, Japan.

Sam Pailca Assistant General Counsel and Senior Director of the Office of Legal Compliance, Investigations
Microsoft Corporation

In her current role as Assistant General Counsel and Senior Director of the Office of Legal Compliance, Investigations for Microsoft Corporation, Ms. Pailca manages the global business conduct compliance investigation program. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2007, she served two three-year terms as the Director of the Office of Professional Accountability for the City of Seattle, an appointed role overseeing internal investigations of the Seattle Police Department. Before that, Ms. Pailca was a Senior Deputy Prosecutor in the Office of the King County Prosecuting Attorney leading the Labor and Employment Division, where she advised and defended three branches of county government.

Ms. Pailca has over 20 years of hands-on experience advising, creating and directing internal investigations programs in both large government agencies and a multi-national corporation.

She has written, consulted and lectured extensively on:

• Internal investigation program design and management
• Conducting internal and administrative investigations
• Police accountability program design and function
• Effective corporate compliance program design and management
• How to learn from investigations data
• Feedback loops: Detection + Remediation = Prevention
• Building a culture of accountability

Ms. Pailca received her law degree from the University of Washington in 1989, cum laude, and a B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy in 1986 from Washington State University, Phi Beta Kappa.

She also serves as Chair, King County Civil Service Commission Board, and Commissioner, Public Safety Civil Service Commission, City of Seattle. Sam is on the Board of Trustees, Seattle Children’s Theatre and is a past Board Member, NACOLE (National Association of Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement).

Philip Winterburn Chief Product Officer

With an extensive technology background, experience in GRC product development, and an entrepreneurial mind, Philip Winterburn understands what it takes to create innovative software solutions. In partnership with Patrick Quinlan, Barclay Friesen and Chuck Boyle, Philip launched Convercent with the vision of developing a modern GRC solution for the business community. As Convercent’s Chief Product Officer, Philip has been responsible for making that vision a reality, drawing on his technology expertise to lead the construction of Convercent’s innovative GRC product from the ground up.

Prior to Convercent, Philip led product engineering and technology operations for Rivet Software, a tech firm specializing in financial reporting compliance solutions. At Rivet, Philip oversaw the company’s proprietary SaaS product, scaling it to support explosive customer growth and delivering a comprehensive SEC filing workflow solution that earned recognition from CIO magazine on the CIO 100 awards list. Philip has also led technology initiatives at EDS, Ernst & Young and AT&T, where he gained expertise in enterprise-class platforms.

In 2011, Philip was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as CIO of the Year. Philip hails from Britain and has embraced the Colorado lifestyle. A husband and father of two teenage children, he loves to cycle, ski, hike and cook at home. Philip’s not-so-secret ambition is to one day own a restaurant.

Edward T. Ellis Co-Chair, Whistleblowing and Corporate Ethics Practice Group
Littler Mendelson P.C.

For over 30 years, Edward T. Ellis has defended employers in age, race, sex and disability lawsuits; whistleblower actions; and trade secret and non-compete matters. Ed has tried more than 40 cases to verdict before juries and has represented clients at hundreds of bench trials, arbitrations and administrative proceedings. He has tried federal and state court cases involving:

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
The Americans With Disabilities Act
The New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

He also has extensive knowledge of common law wrongful discharge cases, as well as ERISA litigation. His comprehensive range of trial experience includes appearing before federal and state courts across the country, as well as handling, and winning, the first case tried in the federal court system on Court TV.

He is the Co-Chair of Littler’s Whistleblower and Retaliation practice.

Prior to entering private practice in 1988, Ed spent five and a half years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. There, he handled district court and appellate civil litigation involving the United States and its agencies with a concentration in:

Labor matters
Employment discrimination cases
Procurement fraud
Government contract issues

Ed also was a staff attorney with the United States Department of Labor Office of the Regional Solicitor in Philadelphia.

Ty Francis Executive Vice President and Group Publisher
Ethisphere Institute

Ty Francis is Executive Vice President and Group Publisher at the Ethisphere Institute with responsibility for the long-term strategy and revenue production across Ethisphere’s full suite of events, research and magazine business.

Previous to his current role, Mr. Francis most recently served as Vice President and Publisher of NYSE Governance Services, a division of the New York Stock Exchange, where he was the chief revenue driver for all advertising and sponsorship for its Corporate Board Member magazine and events business.

Through his leadership and development of key new business relationships, Mr. Francis advanced the market leadership position for the company in the governance, investor relations and board education markets and instrumental in producing new conferences and research initiatives.

In 2014, Mr. Francis was appointed as a Business Advocate for Wales in the USA, by The Right Honorable Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales to further Welsh culture, business and promote it as a premium place to invest. Mr. Francis also serves as an advisory board member for ‘Women in the Boardroom Inc’, a company committed to advancing women in their careers and into the boardroom.

Mr. Francis studied at Southampton Solent University in England. Mr. Francis attended Stanford Law School’s Director’s College, the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms and completed a program at Yale University which focused on digital and print publishing. Mr. Francis was born in Cardiff, Wales and holds both UK and US citizenship, and currently resides in New York City with his wife Alayna and his daughter Seren.

Tony Charles Chief Client Officer

Mr. Charles joined STEELE in 2011 to lead the company’s Investigative Analyst Group. In 2012, he was selected to lead the commercial organization at STEELE, a compliance intelligence and advisory firm with engagements in more than 170 countries. With his passion for helping clients achieve program success, Mr. Charles was promoted to Chief Client Officer in 2016. Prior to his tenure with STEELE, Mr. Charles held numerous leadership roles during his thirteen years at Procter & Gamble Healthcare.

Mr. Charles regularly advises Chief Compliance Officers and commercial organizations at Fortune 1000 companies on benchmarking analytics and implementation strategies for third party management programs. Providing predictive analytics allows companies to anticipate program outcomes and business needs even before implementing their program. He successfully led a ground breaking Analytics initiative at STEELE to mine regulatory findings and adjudication practices from hundreds of thousands of due diligence reports and more than 130 multinational companies in order to help clients benchmark their third party programs against like companies in their own industry.

Clyde E. “Sonny” Ellis, Jr. Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Parsons Corporation

Clyde E. (“Sonny”) Ellis, Jr. serves as the senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Parsons Corporation, an international engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm headquartered in Pasadena, California. The company has more than 10,500 employees and had revenues of $2.7 billion in 2010.
Sonny began his career with Parsons in 2005 as senior legal counsel for Parsons Transportation Group, one of Parsons’ global business units.

Prior to that, he was counsel for General Electric Company’s Transportation business, with legal responsibility for the division’s business activities in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the CIS states. In addition, he served as the division’s anti-boycott coordinator, export control coordinator and anti-money laundering coordinator.

During the previous twelve years, Sonny was an associate and then partner with the international law firm of Brian Cave LLP, where he specialized in corporate and international business transactions, technology transfers, and regulatory trade matters.

During part of that time, Sonny was the managing attorney of the firm’s Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, office.
Before that, Sonny was an associate at the St. Louis law firm of Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel & Hetlage.
Sonny earned his law degree at The American University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor of arts degree at the University of Virginia.

Seth Rice Assistant General Counsel and Global Director of Ethics & Compliance
Kennametal Inc.

Seth Rice, CCEP, is Assistant General Counsel and Global Director, Ethics and Compliance at Kennametal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Kennametal is a global manufacturer of wear-resistant solutions, trading on the NYSE under the stock ticker KMT.  In his capacity as Global Director, Mr. Rice is responsible for leading Kennametal’s Office of Ethics and Compliance, which encompasses global ethics and compliance program management, training, and internal investigations under Kennametal’s Code of Conduct.  The Office of Ethics and Compliance is comprised of a global team of nine ethics and compliance professionals, working across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions, and includes Kennametal’s trade compliance team.  Mr. Rice has substantial international experience in the development and implementation of anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs, and regularly reports to Kennametal’s board of directors on this and other ethics and compliance topics.

In his capacity as Assistant General Counsel, Mr. Rice advises the corporation and management team on anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws, international trade laws, and environmental, health and safety regulations.  Mr. Rice is a member of Kennametal’s data breach response team and was instrumental in developing the company’s current strategy.  Prior to joining Kennametal, Mr. Rice served as regulatory counsel for a multi-national chemical company and before that advised companies in multiple sectors on compliance matters as a private practice attorney.

Mr. Rice earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College and his law degree from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law.  He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.

Steven Bock Managing Director and Practice Lead
Kroll Compliance

Steven Bock is a Managing Director and Practice Lead for Kroll Compliance, based in the New York office. In his role as Head of Operations and Research, Steve manages Compliance operations and research teams worldwide to deliver globally consistent due diligence solutions of the highest quality. Steve joined the Compliance practice in August 2014 in the newly created position of Vice President, Business Operations & Process Excellence. His accomplishments include leading the implementation of an overall quality program, performance-based metrics, and an automated case assignment process.

Prior to Kroll, Steve had a successful 17-year career at Goldman Sachs, where he held a variety of senior roles spanning the disciplines of business intelligence, anti-money laundering compliance, process control, and crisis management. He served as Vice President and Business Continuity Coordinator, Vice President and Crisis Management Coordinator, and Vice President for Global Compliance, in which he was tasked with building the firm’s global anti-money laundering (AML) program. Prior to that, he was Vice President for the Business Intelligence Group, where he developed the firm’s AML risk guidelines and overall process for regulatory reporting.

Earlier in his career, Steve worked at Automatic Data Processing (ADP), where he was Vice President Data Processing, Investor Communications Services in the company’s Brokerage Services Division. Steve also spent five years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retiring at the rank of Captain

Ann Marie Wick Senior Director, Global Compliance
Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Ann Marie Wick, CPA, CIA, is a global Finance and Compliance executive with over twenty years of global compliance, external audit and internal audit expertise in the manufacturing, consumer products and technology services industries.  With personal experience working on six of the seven continents, she was most recently recruited to develop and lead the Global Compliance function for Briggs & Stratton Corporation.  In this role, Ann Marie is designing and leading the corporation’s program to ensure compliance with global anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislation and international sanctions.  She is also responsible for managing the corporations Integrity Program.  Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. The company’s engines, turf care, lawn and garden powered and job site products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries across six continents.

Previously, Ann Marie was Director of Global Finance Compliance at Johnson Controls, Inc., a U.S. Fortune 100 company, Chief Audit Executive at Metavante Corporation, and held Senior Management audit roles at SC Johnson & Son, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

In addition to her professional experience, Ann Marie was nominated and selected by the Milwaukee office of the FBI to be a member of the FBI Citizen’s Academy.  The Citizen’s Academy is an elite group of business and community leaders trained by special agents and their supervisors in Agency operations, investigation techniques and hands-on instruction mirroring new agent training.

Ann Marie earned an Honors Bachelor of Science from Marquette University’s College of Business Administration with a major in Accounting.   She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, a guest lecturer for Marquette University Accounting and Management courses, and a regular speaker at Global Compliance and Internal Audit conferences.   Ann Marie also speaks on university campuses on careers in Accounting and International Business and is a former Auditing instructor for a Wisconsin college.

Ruti Smithline Partner
Morrison & Foerster

Ruti Smithline is a partner in the Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White-Collar Criminal Defense Group. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, with an emphasis on white-collar criminal defense, SEC enforcement, securities litigation, and corporate internal investigations.

Ms. Smithline is a member of the firm’s FCPA + Anti-Corruption Task Force. She regularly advises clients on cross-border investigations, global anti-corruption compliance programs and anti-corruption due diligence for acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity transactions. Ms. Smithline has represented individual and corporate defendants in criminal investigations, SEC enforcement matters, and other regulatory proceedings, including matters related to trade sanctions and anti-money laundering. She has experience conducting corporate internal investigations both domestically and internationally, often advising clients on remedial measures responsive to the issues investigated.

Ms. Smithline was born and raised in Colombia and is fluent in Spanish. She has conducted investigations, seminars and anti-corruption training in Spanish in Central and South America.

Ms. Smithline was recently selected by Global Investigations Review as one of 40 of the world’s leading investigations lawyers under the age of 40. She was also selected to the 2014 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers based on peer recognition and professional achievement.

Ms. Smithline received her J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law, where she graduated with honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif. She received her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Cornell University. She is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey