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Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 9

Lots of compliance jobs news this week! Southern Co. has a new head of internal audit; Visa and the state of Connecticut have new top risk officers. Promotions at Cigna, Banner Health, and elsewhere. We also have useful news for women in compliance, companies looking to show off their ethics programs, and several intriguing job openings as usual. Our meme of the week goes out to folks worried about cybersecurity.

I gather these bits of information from LinkedIn, news alerts, and friends emailing me something to include. If you have a tip to pass along, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. This report depends on people like you helping me, so send some news! Read on… 

Compliance Jobs News

Paul Fabara will join Visa next month as chief risk officer. He comes to Visa from American Express, where he had been president of Amex’s global services group. Fabara succeeds Ellen Richey, who is retiring. One assumes he is going from a corporate Amex card to a corporate Visa, too. 

Speaking of risk officers: the state of Connecticut has hired its first-ever chief risk officer, to build an enterprise risk management system for the state’s pension funds. Kevin Cullinan started working for the state on July 29, after a year as a consultant helping Kaiser Permanente with a risk management implementation, and a long career at General Electric before that.   

Compliance JobsDown south in Atlanta, Southern Co. has named Todd Warren chief audit executive. He started Aug. 1. Warren comes to Southern Co. from PwC, where he had been a partner in the Atlanta office working on internal control issues for clients. He’ll report to James Kerr, Southern’s chief legal officer. Which strikes me as rather unusual, but hey, whatever works.

Valerie Fortin just got promoted at Cigna, to senior director of legal compliance. Fortin has also been at Cigna for five years, so happy anniversary to her. 

Maxar Technologies, a Colorado company that makes “advanced space solutions” (I was hoping that meant warp drive, but it’s mostly satellite imagery and positioning tech), has named Carolyn Pittman chief accounting officer. She previously was a controller at Huntington Ingalls

Two promotions at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco: Greg Ward is moving up from chief audit executive to chief risk officer; and Arlene Coyle will move up from vice president of internal audit to succeed Ward as chief audit executive. Ward has been with FLHB since 2013, Coyle since 2016. 

In Southfield, Mich., Charity Wade has been promoted to compliance analyst at Bosch USA. (Technically she transferred into the compliance group, since Wade had been an HR tech specialist at Bosch before now; but we all know that moving into compliance is really a promotion.) 

John Morrow has joined Washington Federal as an enhanced due diligence investigator. Morrow joined the bank after several years at HSBC in the AML function. He’s based in Boise, Idaho. 

Tracey Graham just got promoted at Banner Health in Phoenix, Ariz., to senior director of compliance program oversight. She’s been at Banner in various compliance roles since 2013.

Private equity firm Lovell Minnick has promoted chief compliance officer Scott Shebelsky to chief financial officer. Shebelsky has been with the firm since 2015. 

Athena Capital Advisors, a registered investment firm in suburban Boston, has named Beth Lehman deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer. Lehman comes to Athena from GW & Wade, another investment firm, where she had been general counsel. 

And all the way from Serbia, Petrovic Marko has joined Comtrade Group as compliance officer. He comes to Comtrade from the Gauselmann Group, where he had been group compliance and data privacy officer. 

Vendors and Service Providers

First, nominations are now open for the 2020 Women in Compliance Awards. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 14. The winners will be announced next March at an awards ceremony in London. 

Meanwhile, Ethisphere is gearing up its World’s Most Ethical Companies evaluations for 2020. Deadline to submit an assessment is Nov. 8, and Ethisphere will have a webinar next week on how the process works. Plan now so you can avoid those awkward “Did we participate in this?” conversations with your CEO later. 

Vendor news: NAVEX Global this week acquired LockPath, a maker of cloud-based risk management software. Purchase price undisclosed. 

ISACA, the professional association for IT auditors, has launched a new training and certification program for its updated COBIT 2019 framework. You can never have too many acronyms after your name on your LinkedIn profile.

Adam Reback, previously chief compliance officer at investment manager J. Goldman & Co., has joined Optima Partners Compliance Advisory as a director. 

And remember Scott Bauguess, former head of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the Securities & Exchange Commission? (Also rumored to be the voice behind the very funny DERA feed on Twitter.) He just turned up at the University of Texas at Austin, as director of its Center for Enterprise and Policy Analytics. 

Open Req Orders

Mediterranean Shipping Company is looking for a chief compliance officer. The job, however, is based in Chicago. Negotiate for a site visit to Malta or some place every January.

Ramsey County, which encompasses St. Paul in Minnesota, is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer

Realogy Holdings is looking for an ethics and compliance counsel. Job is based in New Jersey. The person would report to Shacara Delgado, who was named chief ethics and compliance officer earlier this summer. 

Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week. As always — if you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. I’m always happy to give credit to the many hard-working people here in our corner of the business universe.

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