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.