Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 4

Welcome to the first Compliance Jobs Report of 2019! We have financial crimes hires at UBS and the New York Fed; compliance promotions or new hires at Etihad Airways and Parker Drilling; and other news from Alcon, USAA, and lots more. Plus our compliance Meme of the Week!

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

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has named Corina Peña Andorfer chief compliance officer for the Whitmer Administration. Andorfer had been chief compliance officer for the Michigan State Housing Development Authority for two years.

Lateral move: Richard Weber has jumped to UBS, where he is managing director and head of financial crimes compliance, starting this month. Weber had held the same title and role across town at Deutsche Bank for the last 18 months. Prior to that he was chief of criminal investigations at the Treasury Department.

And speaking of financial crimes, Ed Silva just got promoted at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he is now vice president and head of the financial crimes unit. Silva has been at the NY Fed in various roles for 20 years.

compliance jobsGreenway Health, a healthcare IT firm based in Tampa, Fla., has named Susan Kohler chief compliance officer and Patrice Nedelec vice president of quality assurance and regulatory affairs. Kohler comes to Greenway from Centene Corp., where she spent nearly 10 years as senior director of ethics and compliance. Nedelec previously worked at SCC Soft Computer as head of regulatory affairs.

Parker Drilling Co. has promoted Kelly Thorman to chief compliance officer. She’s been with Parker Drilling since 2015 in various compliance roles, and had been director of global compliance since last May.

Way up north in Lewiston, Maine, Androscoggin Bank has named Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte vice president and senior risk manager. Turcotte comes to Androscoggin from TD Bank, where she had been a senior corporate compliance manager. Low 20s temperature and snow in Lewiston this week.

In Chicago, financial services firm Enova International just hired Casey Johnson as corporate counsel. Johnson previously worked at Cash Time Loan Centers as chief compliance officer.

John Lombana is the new head of financial reporting, controls, and compliance at Alcon. He previously spent two years as head of internal audit and SOX compliance for JBS, the Brazilian food giant.

In London, Shivani Patel has been named manager of ethics and compliance for Etihad Airways, based out of London. Patel comes to Etihad from UK Sport, where she was governance manager for six months. Prior to that she worked at United Builders Ltd. and Aon Tanzania.

Sanofi has named Thanh Dong Hoang head of internal controls and process for the Australia-New Zealand division. Hoang has been with Sanofi since 2014 in several internal control roles.

USAA, an insurance business that caters to members of the U.S. Armed Forces, has two notable personnel moves. Susan Nielsen Hammond has been assigned to the information governance team of USAA’s property and casualty division, after six months in data management strategy and a year as sensor counsel for data protection. Becki Sweeney has been promoted to senior business process consultant; she has been at USAA since September 2017, and prior to that spent several years at Petco. We don’t know what pets she might have brought to work.

Sarena Burch is retiring from SCANA, a South Carolina energy firm, where she is vice president for risk management and chief compliance officer. Burch steps down on Feb. 1. SCANA merged with Dominion Energy last year.

Carter Bank & Trust, a community bank headquartered in Martinsville, Va., has promoted Loran Adams to executive vice president and director of enterprise risk management. Adams has been with the bank for two years.

Debi Fincher, ethics and compliance officer for the Independent School District of Houston, is leaving that job to be director of risk and compliance with Texas A&M AgriLife Administrative Services. Fincher reports that “going back home to Aggieland is magic!” a sentiment I’ve heard many times from A&M grads.

Woodhull Corp., a copier and document management firm in Cincinnati, has named Leonard Wagers controller. Wagers previously worked at Clark Schaefer Hackett, an accounting firm, where he was a principal for risk management services.


Bojan Rados is celebrating one year as chief auditor of PC NFS, a nuclear power business in Serbia.

Rashad Kirby is celebrating one year as senior director of compliance at Radius Health in Philadelphia.

Stephen Young just hit one year at MacLean-Fogg Co., an automotive components maker, where he is head of internal audit and chief compliance officer.

Jeff Hecker is celebrating five years at Beam, the spirits maker, where he is regional compliance officer for Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Robert Wieck is celebrating five years at Oracle, where he is director of ethics and compliance.

Roberto Sanfelice just hit 10 years with ENI, the Italian energy firm. Sanfelice has been performance and compliance manager since 2014, and has been part of ENI’s internal audit team since 2008.

Vendors and Service Providers

Oh come on, would any vendor send out product news in a week when half the country is still on vacation? We’ll get back to this category on Jan. 11.

Open Req Orders

The New York City School District is looking for a senior investigative auditor to conduct financial investigations. Job is based in New York.

Hertz is looking for a senior counsel to help with ethics and compliance. Job is in Florida. Pure coincidence that I looked at Hertz’ internal control issues in a post just this week.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the largest teaching hospital in New Hampshire, is seeking a vice president for audit and compliance. Job is based in Lebanon, N.H., on the border with Vermont; beautiful location.

Meme of the Week


That’s all for the week ending Jan. 4. Welcome back to the corporate grind; we hope you had a good holiday break.

As always — 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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