The new chief executive of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics will be Gerry Zack, a managing director at BDO and long-time mover and shaker in the anti-fraud community. He will start Nov. 1.
Roy Snell, current CEO, announced Zack’s hiring this morning at the opening of SCCE’s annual conference. Snell had already announced his own departure plans earlier this year, and he will remain at the organization’s helm through 2018 as Zack gets up to speed on SCCE’s many activities.
Technically Zack’s title will be “incoming CEO” until sometime next year. He will also head up SCCE’s sister organization, the Health Care Compliance Association.
“When we started the search six months ago we were uncertain if we could find all the experience we wanted in one person, but it’s clear to me we have. We could not be more excited to get Gerry on board as incoming CEO,” Snell said in a statement.
Zack was not at the SCCE conference himself because he had a prior commitment to teach at an event with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Zack has been a managing director at BDO for three years, and head of his own consulting firm, Zack P.C., for 24 years. He has spent pretty much his entire career working in fraud, corruption, and noncompliance: finding it, fixing it, or preventing it from happening in the first place. And I gotta say, I dig the spiked hairstyle.
He has also been a faculty member for 11 years at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a member of ACFE’s board of regents, too. He also held positions as chief operating and compliance officer at the Optical Society. And Zack has been a loyal Society of Corporate Compliance Association member since 2009.
We wish Zack all the best, and hope he continues Snell’s policy of generously distributing free drink tickets as SCCE cocktail receptions.