Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 10

The Compliance Jobs Report this week zigzags from new hires at regulatory agencies; to compliance officer news at Bank of China, University of New Mexico, and the great French Lick Resort of Indiana. Facebook and the state of New York are hiring, and our compliance meme of the week goes out to all you anti-corruption specialists.

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 Labor Department has named Geoffrey MacLeay to its Office of Labor-Management Standards, where he will be a policy adviser. This is the office that oversees union organization activities. MacLeay most recently was a staff member for the House Education and Workforce Committee on the GOP side, and earlier in his career he was a lawyer with the National Right to Work Foundation, an anti-union organization.

At the Securities and Exchange Commission, word is that the Trump Administration is poised to nominate Allison Lee as a Democratic commissioner, to replace current commissioner Kara Stein. Lee previously worked for Stein as an adviser, and also worked in the Enforcement Division in the SEC’s Denver office. Fun fact: Lee is married to Robert Brown, a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board since February.

Compliance jobsSpeaking of the SEC, former commissioner Michael Piwowar, who stepped down from the agency in July, just turned up as a client of Leading Authorities, a speaker’s bureau. For as little as $20,000, you too can have Piwowar show up at your event and talk about the future of the American economy. Up to $75,000 if he has to travel overseas. (Here at Radical Compliance, we’re happy to speak at any event if you just cover travel costs.)

In upstate New York, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust promoted Vicki Mandrino to chief compliance officer. Mandrino has been with the bank since 1980, and working in the compliance function since 1993.

French Lick Resort, a casino based in (you guessed it) French Lick, Ind., has promoted Andy Lemon to compliance manager for anti-money laundering. Lemon has been with the resort in several compliance roles since 2015. French Lick, of course, is the boyhood home of basketball legend Larry Bird.

Unimed Cuiabá, the largest healthcare network in Brazil, has named Juliana Oliveira Nascimento chief compliance officer. Nascimento has been with Unimed since 2012 in various legal and compliance roles.

Felipe Augusto Maciel da Silva has joined Yamaha Motor of Brazil as senior compliance and controls analyst. He comes to Yamaha from Banco Confidence, where he had been a compliance analyst since 2015.

Catherine Timm has a new job as U.S. head of the sanctions program office at Bank of China. Timm comes to BOC from HSBC, where she was a compliance officer for six years. She’s based in New York.

Elizabeth Rodke Washburn is stepping down as chief compliance officer at the University of New Mexico. Washburn had been CCO there since 2016, and had been pulling double duty as chief of staff to UNM’s president since January 2017 as well. (We frown on that two-job arrangement, by the way.) Francie Cordova will act as interim CCO for now; she has been working as UNM’s equal employment overseer.

Hung Pham, last seen a few months ago as head of compliance for Mercedes-Benz’s operations in Vietnam, has moved to EY where he is a manager in the forensics and integrity services practice.

At the Department of Homeland Security, Paul Wood has a new job as audit director. Wood had been acting deputy assistant inspector general, and has held various audit or IG jobs at the department since 2007.


We have no milestones this week! Somebody hit a work anniversary or win an award or something.

Vendors & Service Providers

Tim Hediger, whom some of you in Dallas might remember as lead GRC administrator for GM Financial a few years ago, just turned up at EY as a senior manager.

Ben DiPietro is leaving his job as reporter for the WSJ Risk & Compliance Journal, one of the best news websites for compliance professionals that isn’t Radical Compliance. DiPietro had been a writer at the R&C Journal since 2013. Other than being a Mets fan, he is generally a great person.

And Dun & Bradstreet, the commercial data broker that many firms use as part of due diligence efforts, has announced that it will go private in a $6.9 billion buyout led by CC Capital, Cannae Holdings, and Thomas H. Lee Partners.

Open Req Orders

Apparently the state of New York’s Ethics, Risk & Compliance Office is looking to hire special counsel. If you’d like a break from the ethical shortcomings of the Trump Administration, consider a career in the ethical shortcomings from Albany, N.Y.

Facebook is looking for an associate general counsel for investigations. Job is based in Menlo Park, Calif. Unclear whether fluency in Russian is necessary.

The University of Central Florida is scouting for a chief ethics and compliance officer. Job is based in Orlando.

Compliance Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Aug. 10. 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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