Compliance Jobs Report: Feb 9

The Compliance Jobs Report this week starts with news from trade associations: the long-time head of the ACFE is stepping down, and the Ethics & Compliance Initiative and Ethical Systems have struck a research partnership. We also have interesting job openings from Paris to New York to Chicago, and (as always) a slew of compliance professionals on the move. Read on…

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

The Trump Administration has named Emory Rounds as its next choice to lead the Office of Government Ethics. Rounds has been with OGE since 2009, and currently is associate counsel. He would need Senate confirmation to serve a five-year term. Rounds would replace Walter Shaub, who left OGE last year after President Trump arrived and has been an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration ever since. For the record, however, Shaub calls Rounds “an excellent choice.”

The Justice Department has announced the departure of David Laufman, head of the counterintelligence and export control section. Laufman’s name has surfaced in text messages swapped by those two FBI agents under scrutiny for supposed anti-Trump sentiment, but Laufman himself has not been implicated in that scandal.

And Scott Garrett, former Republican congressman who lost re-election in 2016, will join the Securities and Exchange Commission as a staffer (yes, you read that right) providing advice to chairman Jay Clayton. President Trump had nominated Garrett to be head of the Export-Import Bank, but the Senate voted him down given Garrett’s criticism of the Ex-Im Bank while in Congress. Garrett has also been a fierce critic of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and most other corporate governance advances of the last 15 years.

Back to the corporate world…

Nirav Mehta, ethics and compliance officer for VMware’s Middle East and Africa operations, just had Europe added to his portfolio. Mehta has been with VMware since 2016.

Amelia Guess has taken a job as compliance manager at Microsoft. Guess comes to the software firm from Boeing, where she had worked for four years as a compliance specialist.

Robert Wieck has been promoted at Oracle, from forensics director to channel compliance director (read: he enforces Oracle’s code of conduct for business partners). Wieck has been with Oracle since 2007 and works out of Miami.

compliance jobsIn Dallas, Anzar Hasan has joined JC Penney as an audit senior specialist. He comes to the retailer from Verizon, where he worked in IT audit since 2013.

Community Choice Financial, a payday lender based in Ohio, has re-assigned Karen Bacon from director of compliance to director of training. She also relocated to work in the firm’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio.

Jason McKinney has been named director of internal audit at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia, S.C. McKinney comes to Lexington Medical from Bon Secours Health System, where he had worked in internal audit since 2000.

Shelly Scism has been named chief compliance officer of UMG Media, a newly formed online gambling business resulting from the merger of Blackhawk Resources and UMG Media Group. The company is based in Calgary, Alberta. Scism had worked with the predecessor UMG business since 2013.


We note the passing of William Anderson, longtime chief compliance officer for the Maryland State Department of Education. Anderson retired in 2008, and died last week at the age of 79. Apparently he was also one hell of a musician. He will be missed.

Ryan Hubbs is celebrating one year as global anti-corruption and fraud manager at Schlumberger. He also just joined the board of regents for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Ekaterina Cheburkova is celebrating one year as compliance manager for Pepsico’s Russia operations. She is based in Moscow.

Luciano Filgueira just hit one year as a senior policy analyst for Marsh, working in Buenos Aires — where, by the way, insurance policy analysts are known as analistas de siniestros, which sounds way cooler.

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First, huge news in fraud: James Ratley, president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for 30 years, will be stepping down from that role next month. Ratley co-founded the ACFE in 1988 with Joseph Wells, the ACFE chairman. Ratley will be succeeded by Bruce Dorris, vice president and program director at ACFE, who has been with the organization for 11 years. Be sure to read Wells’ letter announcing the changes on the ACFE website.

The Ethics & Compliance Initiative has formed a partnership with Ethical Systems to conduct joint research and publish more work in the field of organizational ethics. The partnership (not a merger!) will have ECI president Pat Harned serve on Ethical Systems’ board of advisers, and Ethical Systems will appoint one scholar to the ECI Fellows program.

Tim Pawlenty is stepping down as CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, one of those behind-the-scenes groups that influence financial regulation. Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota, is mulling another run for governor there. No word yet on a possible successor.

Stephen Watson has been named director of technology risk assurance at AuditOne, a consulting firm in London.

Open Req Orders

The New York City Housing Authority is looking for a chief compliance officer. Minimum 10 years experience as a compliance officer; pay is $185,000 to $195,000.

The OECD wants to hire a few anti-corruption analysts based in Paris. Jobs are an 18-month contract and somewhat junior, but hey— Paris.

Lundbeck, a pharmaceutical firm based in Chicago, is looking to hire a chief compliance officer. Whoever lands the job gets to boss around Aaron Marshall, manager of compliance programs and devout follower of Radical Compliance.

Compliance Meme of the Week

This never happens in real life, right?

That’s all for the week ending Feb. 9.

If you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, just 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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