Compliance Jobs Report: May 7

This week’s Compliance Jobs Report has a bundle of promotions, at Siemens, GSK, Wells Fargo, Spirion, and elsewhere. We also have new hires at SpartanNash, American Physician Partners, Allianz, and more; plus a few job leads at companies with the word “Discover” in the name. And don’t forget our Meme of the Week!

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Compliance Jobs News

This week we begin at German industrial giant Siemens, which just promoted Annette Kraus to be chief compliance officer. Kraus succeeds Martina Maier, who apparently is leaving Siemens for personal reasons. Kraus has been with Siemens in various roles since 2009, and most recently was chief compliance counsel. 

Art Weiss has stepped down from his job as the long-time head of ethics and compliance at Tamko Building Products, and now is doing solo compliance consulting from his home in Nevada. Weiss is also current president of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics

American Physician Partners, a business that provides ER and critical care services to hospital systems, has hired Angie Mulder as chief compliance officer — a newly created role for the company. Mulder comes to APP from Diversicare Healthcare Services, a provider of post-acute care, where she had also been chief compliance officer. 

In Miami, Kenneth Ray has joined Hy Cite Enterprises as director of third-party compliance. Ray comes to Hy Cite (a direct marketing firm working in the financial services sector) after two years at Zimmer Biomet, where he had been associate director of third-party due diligence and compliance. 

SpartanNash, a groceries wholesaler headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., has named Rona Caswell vice president of internal audit. Prior to SpartanNash, Caswell had been vice president of global internal audit at Perrigo Corp., a role she held since 2014.

Scotiabank has hired Bhuvana Balasundaram as head of U.S. regulatory controls. Balasundaram comes to Scotiabank from UBS, where she had been director of compliance and risk control. Based in New Jersey.

Spirion, a data protection software firm headquartered in Seattle, has promoted Scott Giordano from senior counsel for privacy and compliance to general counsel. Giordano has been with Spirion since 2018.

Andrew Maldonado has moved up the ranks at Wells Fargo, from enterprise controls and oversight officer to vice president and operational risk senior officer. Maldonando has been with Wells since last June; earlier in his career he held senior compliance roles at Western Digital and at DirecTV

And news from the Rocky Mountains! Drew Williamsen has joined Banner Health in Casper, Wyo., as area compliance program director. Williamsen comes to the great state of Wyoming (seriously, it’s gorgeous) after a few months at Southeast Health in Alabama, where he had been corporate compliance officer. Prior to that Williamsen spent a few years at the Toledo Clinic in Ohio as compliance officer. 

Promoted: Alexis Stroud, at pharmaceutical firm Boehringer Ingelheim; from director of ethics and compliance to executive director of ethics and compliance for operations, auditing, monitoring, and risk. Stroud has been with Boehringer since 2019.

Also promoted: Emina Belekanich, at Symetra, a financial services firm in San Diego; from manager of compliance reporting to assistant director of compliance reporting. Belekanich has been with the firm for five years. 

Houston-based JERA Americas (an oil & energy business, like everyone in Houston) has hired Wendy Fox as compliance manager. Fox had been working on ethics and trade compliance issues through Axiom Legal Consulting for a few months; you may also remember Fox from her five years at Weatherford, where she had been director of legal and compliance programs until April 2020. 

Allianz Technology has hired Anet Rivera as “compliance expert,” which wins the award this week for most succinct job title. Rivera joins Allianz from Fresenius Medical Care, where she had the much longer job title of senior compliance officer for third-party due diligence. Working in Bavaria, Germany. has promoted Anne Hughes to global compliance leader. Hughes joined Amazon last year as a compliance consultant and for the last few months held the title of “global service integrity international leader” before this new role.

A new company and new role for Kelly Hoevelkamp, who until lately had been director of internal audit for Ingram Micro. Now she’s taken a job as CFO of Station Digital Media, a consulting firm in Long Beach, Calif. 

PNC has promoted Henrik Haldeborg, from senior associate in investigations to senior compliance program specialist. Haldeborg has been with the bank since last year, and is based in Cleveland. We assume that works for him. 

In Washington, D.C., Emily Bussigel has left her job as deputy chief compliance officer as International Medical Corps. No word on what Bussigel is doing next, although IMS is recruiting to fill the deputy CCO role

Europ Assistance, a travel insurance company that’s part of the Generali Group and deliberately misspells “Europe” in its name for reasons I can’t fathom, has named Guillermo Castillo as regional compliance coordinator for the Americas region. Castillo had already been employed by Generali running U.S. compliance for its other divisions here. 

And GSK has promoted Meredith Trąbińska in the company’s Poland operations, from senior manager of ethics and compliance to director of E&C and privacy officer. 


Devon Bailey is celebrating 10 years at DaVita Kidney Care, where she is currently compliance director. 

Salim Alani is retiring from the University of Rochester, after 21 years at the school as executive director of internal audit. Congratulations to him.

Vendors and Service Providers

Julie Searle, previously a senior director of ethics and compliance at Walmart, has joined law firm Norton Rose as a partner in its Austin, Texas office.

Shelita Stewart, previously deputy general counsel and compliance honcho at Comcast, has joined law firm Hogan Lovells as a partner in its Washington office. 

In Hungary, Annamária Nádai has joined KPMG as an adviser in the internal audit and compliance practice. Nádai joins KPMG from Medtronic, where she spent two years as a compliance specialist for the company’s European operations. 

In Nigeria, Chukwunonso Okoro has left his job at telecom firm MTN Nigeria, where he had been senior manager of fraud risk, to join the TCM Group, an investigations and consulting firm based in London. 

And OneTrust, the GRC software firm that acquired Convercent earlier this year, has now acquired Shared Assessments, a member-based organization that develops best practices for third-party risk management. 

Open Req Orders

Very early stages of rumor here, but watch this: the National Rifle Association is talking about hiring a chief compliance officer as part of an exit from its bankruptcy battles. 

Discovery, the entertainment company that operates the Food Network, the Travel Channel, and similar reality-TV brands, is looking for a director of ethics and compliance. Job is based in New York. 

And Discover Financial Services, the credit card outfit, is looking for a vice president of compliance operations. Job is based in suburban Chicago.

Compliance Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week’s report.

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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