Community news for compliance peeps: a new association of black compliance and risk professionals announced itself to the world this week, complete with spiffy website and an impressive board of directors drawn from across Corporate America.
The group, the National Association of Black Compliance & Risk Management Professionals, wants to foster more professional development and career advancement for its members; advocate for policies that encourage diversity and inclusion as critical parts of risk management and corporate governance; and encourage more diverse students to pursue careers in corporate compliance.
The founder and CEO of the group is Jennifer Newton, these days a lawyer at Greenberg Traurig in Florida and previously a lawyer with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the Obama Administration. Chief operating officer is Moni Robinson, director of compliance for a fintech firm in Dallas.
NABCRMP — really, that’s the acronym the group uses — also announced an eight-person board of directors this week.
- Adilah Anwar, global business systems analyst at Cardtronics
- Truman Bulter, senior attorney at USAA Bank
- Jerry Henderson, technical production manager at ABC News
- Reginald Parker, director of ethics & compliance at Walmart
- Cynthia Sutherland, director of sales & marketing at 21 Club
- Daniel Williams, global head of security resilience & partnerships at Uber
- A.J. Yawn, cybersecurity consultant
- Ronald Wilson, vice president of finance & administration at Gradian Health Systems
And like any good professional association, NABCRMP is also planning some upcoming events. You can attend a virtual launch party for the group on Friday, Sept. 4; and a few webinars over the next several months. Looks like there will also be an inaugural conference sometime in 2021, too.
Radical Compliance is always a fan of professional associations. Considering the social justice protests earlier this year and the surging interest in diversity as an important element to corporate success, NABCRMP arrives at an excellent time. We wish them all the best, and hope for a media pass whenever that first conference is held next year.