Compliance Jobs Report: June 22

This week’s Compliance Jobs Report has news of the new CCO at the Dallas Mavericks; other hires or promotions at Office Depot, Premera Blue Cross, and ProctorU; plus a slew of work anniversaries to celebrate. We also have the most challenging audit job we’ve seen in a while, and our Meme of the Week goes out to Melania Trump. 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.

Compliance Jobs News

First, I missed this until now, but the Dallas Mavericks have hired a new chief ethics and compliance officer: Cynthia Wales, who started earlier this spring.  Wales previously spent more than 10 years at AT&T in various senior HR roles. You may recall the Mavericks were in lots of hot water earlier this year after a damning expose in Sports Illustrated. We look forward to Wales being the hottest ticket on the compliance speaking circuit in 2019.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has expanded the duties of Paul Cellupica, who will now be chief counsel in the Division of Investment Management; Cellupica had already been deputy director of the division since last November. Prior to returning to the SEC (Cellupica had worked there in the 1990s and early 2000s), he had been general counsel at TIAA-CREF.

The New York State Department of Health has promoted Diane Christensen from director of audit services to deputy director of administration. She had been head of audit there since 2013.

compliance jobsLauren Werle has been named vice president of internal audit at Office Depot, down in Boca Raton, Fla. Werle had worked for EY in various roles since 2007.

Great Western Bancorp has promoted Karlyn Knieriem to chief risk officer and executive vice president, based at corporate headquarters in Sioux Falls, S.D.. Knieriem previously was head of enterprise risk management for the bank.

Martin Jung has joined Premera Blue Cross in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., as vice president of internal audit. Jung had been chief risk officer for chemical distribution firm Univar.

And ProctorU, a tech company selling identity management software for online testing and certifications (there’s a niche for everything these days…) has named Pamela Fetterolf chief compliance officer in Birmingham, Ala. Fetterolf previously was chief administrative officer for Atlas RFID Solutions.


Cecilia Carmona is marking her first anniversary as chief compliance officer for BNP Paribas in Brazil.

Suprio Chaudhuri is celebrating one year as head of compliance at ABN AMRO Securities in New York.

Karie Mullins is celebrating one year IT outsourcing firm Cognizant. Mullins is corporate ethics & compliance officer and senior manager of global ethics & compliance.

Gina Masi is celebrating five years as managing director at JP Morgan Chase in New York.

Veneta Nair is celebrating five years as regulatory risk program manager at FirstRand Bank Limited in Johannesburg.

Christine Frye is celebrating 10 years with Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C. Frye is currently senior vice president and chief privacy officer.

Nadine Rivellese, associate general counsel for Con Edison, is celebrating 15 years with the New York area utility. Unclear whether she gets advance notice of work done on her street.

Vendors & Service Providers

Karen Garnett, former associate director at the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, just turned up at the law firm Proskauer, where she is a partner in its corporate practice.

Affiliated Monitors just hired Maureen Cullum as executive director of compliance and monitoring services.

Open Req Orders

Fenway Health in Boston just announced plans for a revamped corporate compliance program, including the hiring of a chief compliance officer in the near future. No formal job posting that we’ve seen yet.

Estee Lauder wants to hire a vice president of ethics and compliance. Job is based in New York.

And here’s a job for the brave: the sovereign wealth fund of Nigeria is looking for a head of internal audit. Job is in Abuja. That’s in Nigeria.

Compliance Meme of the Week

Fresh angle of Melania Trump jacket photo…

That’s all for the week ending June 22. Enjoy the weekend, and 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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