Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 19

In the Compliance Jobs Report this week, we have big departures from JC Penney, Healogics, and Wells Fargo; a compliance officer promotion at Cummins; and a few new hires in the finance world. Telos just landed some business with the Air Force, Cognizant Technologies is looking for a head of anti-corruption, and the Compliance Meme of the Week is back!

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

In Irving, Texas, Benita Casey has left her job as head of internal audit at JC Penney to take over as controller at Celanese Corp., a manufacturer of technology and materials company. Casey had been at JCP for four years, and worked at Dr. Pepper Snapple Group before that.

Steve Schoenly has departed Healogics Corp. after seven years there in various positions; he had been senior vice president of compliance since last April. Schoenly hooked up with ICX Group, a consulting firm, and is now handling internal audit for CSX Corp.

Cummins Inc. has promoted Fernanda Beraldi, from director of international ethics and compliance to senior director of ethics and compliance. Beraldi has been with the auto parts maker since 2015.

The chief risk officer of Wells Fargo, Michael Loughlin, is retiring. The bank says Loughlin will remain for a few months while a successor is chosen, which of course means no successor has been named yet. Regulators continue to scrutinize Wells Fargo for, well, everything.

Jonathan Turner is the new vice president of compliance at Smith & Nephew. Turner comes to the medical device maker from Wright Medical, where he had been senior director of corporate compliance for five years.

Compliance jobsNN Corp., a maker of industrial components, has named Elvin Tyler chief compliance officer. Tyler will oversee the ethics and compliance program and help the company develop “an organizational culture committed to integrity.” Tyler joined NN last year as head of internal audit, so we wish him well as he goes forth wearing two hats.

In lovely Bar Harbor, Maine, Bar Harbor Bankshares has named Patricia Wheeler chief compliance officer. Wheeler comes to Bar Harbor Bankshares after a long career at TD Bank, where she was a vice president and senior counsel at its Portland offices.

XL Group, an insurance firm based in Bermuda, has named Leila Madeiros head of compliance and regulatory affairs. Madeiros will join XL in April, and report to chief compliance officer Sean McGovern. XL also named a new chief risk officer just the other week.

AndCo Consulting, a registered investment adviser firm in Orlando, has named Sara Searle compliance officer. Searle will report to chief compliance officer Matt DeConcini. She comes to AndCo from the Triloma Financial Group, where she worked in the compliance function.

Georgia Heritage Bank, based in the deceptively named town of Dallas, Georgia, has promoted Kim Wheeler to senior vice president and chief compliance officer.

Denise Ouchi just joined Banco Itau International as an anti-money laundering analyst, working in Miami. She previously was an AML specialist at Itau Unibanco.

And in regulator world, yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee gave its blessing to Brian Benczkowski, nominated to be assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division of the Justice Department. Benczkowski’s nomination now goes to the full Senate for final approval. We don’t know when that might happen.


The Institute of Internal Auditors has announced its slate of board officers for North America, a slew of bright minds in the field. Board chair will be Karen Brady, chief compliance officer at Baptist Health South Florida; vice chair will be Benito Ybarra, chief audit executive at the Texas Department of Transportation. My good friend Neil Frieser, senior VP of internal audit at Frontier Communications, will be vice chair for member services.

And another shameless plug for Radical Compliance’s own Boston Compliance Meetup on Feb. 6, in Waltham, Mass. All are welcome, admission is free, but please register on EventBrite so we can warn the bartender on crowd size.

Vendors & Service Providers

Customer win: Telos Corp. says the U.S. Air Force has agreed to use its Xacta risk management and compliance automation software for several of its programs. Good luck with the DFARS compliance, guys.

Open Req Orders

Heads up, compliance professionals in Dubai: Bilfinger, the German engineering firm, is currently looking for a compliance manager to be based there. Interested parties can email me and I’ll pass you along to my contact there.

Cognizant Technologies is hiring a vice president of anti-corruption. That should be a bracing job, since Cognizant disclosed FCPA trouble 15 months ago. Job is based in New Jersey.

Compliance Meme of the Week

More than one auditor has told me this is how they do SOX reviews.


That’s all for the week ending Jan. 19. Enjoy the weekend, and drop me a line at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn with news. If you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, 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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