Compliance Officers on the Move: Sept. 23

Lots of compliance professionals taking new jobs this week of Sept. 23; we have news from FIFA, Banamex, Centene Corp., Raytheon, Kroll, Pratt & Whitney and lots more.

I gather these bits of gossip from LinkedIn, news alerts, and friends emailing me something to include. If you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or whatever—just email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn.

New Jobs

FIFA, the governing body for international soccer mired in all manner of bribery investigations and corruption probes, has named Ed Hanover as its first chief compliance officer. Hanover comes to FIFA from Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he was head of compliance for its emerging markets division. He will start work on Oct. 1, and report directly to FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura. Send him good wishes, folks—he’ll need them.

jobsEmployment Background Investigations, a Maryland company that does exactly what the name implies, has hired Curt Schwall as vice president of compliance and regulatory affairs. He comes to EBI from Sterling Backcheck, where he was vice president of corporate ethics and compliance.

Over in regulator world, Stacey Burton has left her job as director of the suspension and disbarment division at the Environmental Protection Agency, to be CEO of the National Sustainable Business Coalition. She will continue to work out of Washington.

Corporation Service Co., a firm based in Delaware that provides a range of, you guessed it, corporate services to companies (due diligence, brand management, trustee help, and so forth), has promoted Ian McConnell to chief risk and compliance officer. McConnell had joined CSC in 2014 as assistant general counsel for regulatory affairs.

Cherie Raven has taken a job as director of ethics at Raytheon. She previously spent more than six years as director of ethics and business conduct at BAE Systems in Washington.

Centene Corp., a health insurance firm based in Kentucky, has promoted Robert Nolan to be vice president of product compliance. He previously a senior director of compliance and ethics there, and has been at Centene since 2012.

Kathy Kelton has left her job as chief compliance officer at Aramark in Philadelphia, to be general counsel at StayWell, a healthcare analytics business based in Pennsylvania. Kelton had worked in Aramark’s legal department since 2006.

Hans Albers has a new job at Juniper Networks. The telecom equipment company promoted Albers from associate general counsel in EMEA to head of worldwide legal operations and chief of staff. He will work out of the Netherlands.

Novo Nordisk has re-assigned Angela Jensen, from senior legal and compliance counsel in Africa to legal and compliance counsel for its European healthcare unit. Jensen has been with the company in one role or another for five years.

In Mexico, Banamex has named Jose Luis Del Rio Diaz senior vice president of risk management. He comes to Banamex from American Express, where he spent 12 years in a variety of quality control and compliance roles.

Susan Walberg has been named the interim chief compliance and privacy officer at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Alaska. Walberg made the move up north from Baltimore, where she had been national director of compliance at Kohler Healthcare Consulting for three years. We will send her a Radical Compliance wool hat.

Pratt & Whitney has promoted Kevin Kuzia, from local ethics & compliance officer to business development manager. He works out of Pratt’s East Hartford office.

Kroll has named Nicole Lamb-Hale managing director of its investigations practice. Most recently Lamb-Hale was senior vice president at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a strategic advisory firm led by former Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Before that Lamb-Hale was an official in the Commerce Department.


Yasser Sallam is celebrating one year as regional head of compliance for the Middle East and nearby regions for Nestle Nutrition. He is based out of Dubai.

Stephen Germain is celebrating one year as senior IT specialist for compliance programs at Disney Co.

As I mentioned above, if you have any career moves you want the world to know, feel free to 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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