Compliance Jobs Report: April 28

This week the Compliance Jobs Report has personnel news from WD-40, EternalHealth, Beam Suntory, and many more. We also have some work anniversaries to note, job leads in healthcare, oil, and museums; and Meme of the Week goes out to coffee drinkers!

As always, thank you to all the compliance people sending me tips and links to keep this report going. We need your help to make the Report work, so send me some news! If you have a tip to pass along, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn.

Compliance Jobs News

This week we begin with WD-40, maker of everyone’s favorite lubricant. The San Diego company just hired Lance Kotschwar as associate global counsel for corporate compliance. Kotschwar previously worked at Triumph Foods in Missouri, where he had been compliance director; prior to that he was head of ethics and compliance at meatpacking giant JBS USA

EternalHealth, a Medicare Advantage insurance plan, has hired Cheyenne Ross as chief compliance officer. Ross comes to the company from P3 Health Partners, where she had been vice president of compliance. She succeeds John Price, who has been promoted from chief compliance officer to chief operating officer. 

Sara Kendall has joined insurance firm Ryan Specialty as deputy chief compliance officer. Kendall comes to the firm after 18 months at Markel, another insurance firm, where she had been director of claims compliance reporting. 

Tobias Thibaut has left his job at liquor conglomerate Beam Suntory, where he had been international compliance officer since 2021. The new job: WebBeds, “a global marketplace for the travel trade,” where he is internal audit director. Thibaut is based in Spain. 

KIPCO Group, a diversified holding company in Kuwait, has named Nabil Fayed subsidiaries compliance manager — a job that should keep him busy, because KIPCO is involved in everything from construction to media to financial services, across the Middle East. Fayed comes to KIPCO after 10 years at Qurain Petrochemicals, where he had been administrative affairs manager. 

Battlefield promotion: Augusta University in Georgia has named Brittney Alls interim vice president of ethics and compliance. Alls has actually been with the university since 2019, and previously had been assistant vice president for ethics and compliance. She replaces Clay Sprouse, who retired at the end of March, while the university seeks a permanent successor. 

ETS, the education and testing company, has hired Nena Lekwauwa as assistant vice president for global compliance. Lekwauwa comes to ETS from Vantage Data Centers, where she had been head of global corporate compliance since 2021.

Eric Brotten is leaving Centene Corp., where he had been vice president of compliance, privacy, and government affairs for the company’s Minnesota and Wisconsin operations since 2021. He is joining Lynx Finhealth, a fintech startup catering to the healthcare sector, where he will be vice president of compliance. 

Hannah Putnam has joined Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, a company working on drugs for transplant procedures, as senior director of compliance. Putnam previously worked at Fresenius Medical Care for eight years, most recently as a senior corporate ethics and compliance officer. She is the latest in a string of compliance officer departures from Fresenius lately.

In Guatemala, Nancy Zetina Makepeace has joined Licores De Guatemala, one of the largest liquor manufacturers and distributors in that country, as compliance manager. Makepeace previously worked at Energuate, a Guatemalan power company, as compliance manager. 

And Nextracker, a maker of software for the solar energy sector, has Thomas is chief audit executive at General Electric. More audit and compliance professionals on boards!


Mainaki Joseph is celebrating one year at JPMorgan as executive director of internal audit. 

Becca Hall is celebrating one year as senior ethics and compliance specialist at Nestle

Yelena Kobzar just hit one year at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group as global financial crimes manager. 

Deborah Hegarty is celebrating 10 years as vice president and senior risk manager for deposit operations at Citizens Financial Group.

Jim Wistman just hit 10 years at National Australia Bank as head of operational risk and compliance in the bank’s New York office.

Vendors & Service Providers

David Gelber has left Lockeed Martin, where he had been principal for ethics engagement and education, to be a solo ethics and compliance consultant. His new firm is called Leading With Ethics. 

Open Req Orders

ConocoPhillips is looking for a senior compliance counsel. Job is based in Houston. Closing date for applications is May 4. 

The American Museum of Natural History is seeking a director of compliance. Job is based in New York. Reports into legal (blah), but salary range is $150,000 to $175,000. 

St. John’s Well Child & Family Center is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Los Angeles. LinkedIn lists the salary range as $200,000 to $275,000, but the original posting on St. John’s website lists $300,000 to $400,000. 

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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