Compliance Jobs Report: March 16

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has news from the Nashville Predators, the World Food Program, DropBox, Blue Apron, and many more organizations. We have a few mergers in the GRC vendor world to announce, a few cool compliance job openings, and our compliance meme of the week goes out to all of you assessing corporate culture.

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.

Compliance Jobs News

Donna Mitchell was just named head of privacy and compliance for Bridgestone Arena, home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. Mitchell comes to Bridgestone Arena from Richards & Richards, a consulting firm, where she worked in contracts compliance and privacy. Gotta admit, I never knew Nashville had a hockey team.

Azza Abdellah, who had been head of compliance for Siemens’ Egypt operations since 2016 and for Pepsico before that, just turned up in Rome as ethics officer for the U.N. World Food Program.

In San Francisco, Germaine Gabriel has been hired as a privacy executive at DropBox. She comes to the pre-IPO (for not much longer) company from LiveRamp, a subsidiary of Acxiom, where she had been privacy lead for the last year.

In Las Vegas, Nathan Adelson Hospice has named Kara Westerfield chief compliance officer. Westfield comes to Adelson Hospice from Silverado Senior Living, where she was vice president of compliance. We wish her well; hospice workers deserve all the support we can muster.

Anne Daly has been promoted to chief compliance officer at the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Daly previously was corporate compliance officer at the hospital and has been there since 2016.

compliance jobsDuPont just promoted Leonardo Medeiros from treasury lead for its Latin America operations to treasury and cash leader (still for Latin America operations). Medeiros has been with DuPont for a year and is based in Sao Paolo.

Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General has named Hevellyn Albres acting chief of its integrity. She had been an analyst with the office since last September.

And word is that the Department of Education will name Angela Arrington interim chief privacy officer effective April 1. Arrington is the department’s deputy chief privacy officer. She will stand in for chief privacy officer Kathleen Styles, who is getting some other job at the department. Seems like there’s something fishy going on, but I don’t know what it is.


Jim Dudukovich just hit one year as counsel for marketing, advertising, and social media at Blue Apron.

Alfred Spencer is celebrating one year as group compliance officer at telecom firm Veon. Spencer based in Amsterdam, the lucky bastard.

Kevin Choi is celebrating 10 years at Israel Discount Bank in New York. Choi has held a variety of roles there, and has been deputy chief compliance officer since 2015.

Campbell Pryde is celebrating 10 years at XBRL US, the body that sets standards for the tagging of financial data in XBRL. He has been CEO of the organization since 2010. Fun fact: I once shared a cab with Pryde at an XBRL conference in Vancouver and he picked up the fare.

Pauline du Plessis van der Merwe just hit 15 years with the Auditor General’s office in South Africa. She has been a manager there since 2008. Names really do sound more lovely in South Africa.

Vendors & Service Providers

Advisory firm Duff & Phelps acquired investigations firm Kroll this week, for a purchase price undisclosed. The deal will give Duff a big leg up in its efforts to expand into Europe and Latin America. Deal should close sometime next quarter.

Ethisphere, which just wrapped up its Global Ethics Summit this week in New York, has merged with CREATe Compliance. Rumors that the combined business will be called “CREthisphere Compliance” are still unconfirmed.

Law firm Mossack Fonseca, famous as the firm behind the Panama Papers leak of 2016, is going out of business. If your organization has been using the firm, you probably deserve the stress anyway.

Open Req Orders

Facebook is hiring a compliance counsel for political activities. Job is based in Washington. Unclear whether candidate should be fluent in Russian.

Deutsche Bank is hiring an assistant vice president for anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption. Job is based in New York.

And Well Fargo is hiring — get this — a chief of staff for its chief compliance officer. The job looks roughly equivalent to a compliance manager job at other businesses. That noise you hear is thousands of compliance officers grumbling, “Why the [expletive] don’t I have a chief of staff?”

Compliance Meme of the Week


That’s all for the week ending March 16. Enjoy the St. Patrick’s Day weekend and NCAA playoffs. 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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