Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 15

This week the Compliance Jobs Report has a departure from Home Depot; new hires at Regions Bank, AmeriLife, Vesuvius, and elsewhere; plus a flock of people getting promoted. Job leads in mass transit, public health, and higher education; and Meme of the Week goes out to GRC automation efforts.

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Compliance Jobs News

This week we begin with a farewell to Mia Reini, who is leaving Home Depot after four years there leading and expanding its ethics and compliance team. Reini is moving to Tennessee and “taking a break” on the family farm there, which will include beekeeping and honey harvesting. We hope she enjoys the break and returns to corporate compliance someday soon!

Regions Bank, a mid-sized bank headquartered in Alabama, has promoted Anna Brackin from head of corporate banking strategy and administration to chief compliance officer. (Technically she is moving from one executive vice president role to another, but everybody knows that landing a job in compliance is a promotion.) Brackin has been with Regions since 2020.)

AmeriLife, an insurance and retirement planning business headquartered in Florida, has hired Jeffrey Halperin as chief risk and compliance officer. Halperin comes to the company after six years at Brighthouse Financial, where he had been chief compliance officer and associate general counsel.

compliance jobsErica Day has been promoted at Victoria’s Secret, from manager of ethics and compliance to director of ethics and compliance. Day has been with Victoria’s Secret since 2021.

Ashley Fieber has a new role at Sumitomo Mitsui Bank. She had been head of anti-fraud, bribery and corruption; now she is an executive director and Bank Secrecy Act compliance officer at Manufacturers Bank, a subsidiary of Sumitomo. Fieber has been with Sumitomo since 2020. 

Masco Corp. has hired Jacqueline Livernois as a paralegal in the ethics and compliance function. Livernois comes to Masco after seven years as a compliance specialist at the Altarum Institute, a Michigan nonprofit working on healthcare issues. 

Engineering and construction firm KBR has promoted Irina Lazieva, from director of anti-corruption compliance to director of business integrity and legal. Lazieva has been with KBR since 2019.

Remember Ruth Vetter, who had been vice president of ethics at Boeing a few years back? She’s now deputy general counsel at the Department of Defense, working on personnel issues. Vetter comes to the Defense Department after a year at the Defense Logistics Agency, where she had been general counsel. 

In Germany, Madhumitha Ravikumar has joined SFC Energy as vice president for risk management, internal control, compliance, and ESG. (Yikes, that’s a big portfolio.) Ravikumar had previously worked at Global Savings Group in Germany, where she had been director of governance, risk, and compliance.  

In Britain, Rebekah Coleman has left her job as chief ethics and compliance officer for the U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a role she held since 2021. Where next, you ask? Coleman is now compliance director at Vesuvius, a manufacturing business that works in “molten metal flow engineering and technology,” which sounds way cool. 

And in regulator world, the U.S. Justice Department has announced two hires to run the corporate enforcement program at its National Security Division. Ian Richardson is the division’s first chief counsel for corporate enforcement; he previously was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Christian Nauvel will be deputy chief counsel for corporate enforcement; he previously was senior counsel to the assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division, Ken Polite, who left the department for a cushy private-sector job earlier this year.  


Sangeetha Karpore is celebrating one year as head of compliance at Sun Pharma in India

Farrukh Khan is celebrating one year at Grupo Bimbo, the Latin American food giant, where he was just promoted to global chief controls officer. 

Lucianne Mallmann just hit one year at global real estate firm JLL, where she is head of ethics and compliance for Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Carol Meo is celebrating one year at Bank of America, where she is vice president of business control and third-party risk. 

Helen Djupsjö Davies is celebrating 10 years with inspection and product testing firm Intertek, where these days she is head of supply chain compliance and regional compliance officer in Europe. 

Jeff Markel just hit 10 years at LBX Co. (maker of excavating equipment), where these days he is manager of compliance, ethics, and internal audit.

Vendors & Service Providers

Jennifer Creger has left her job as senior regulatory officer at Cresent Bank & Trust in New Orleans to join Asurity, a compliance software vendor that targets the financial services industry. Creger will serve as head of Asurity’s advisory practice

Open Req Orders

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, which runs public transit throughout the Boston area, is looking for a director of reporting and compliance. Job is based in Boston. I’d make a joke about insisting on a free subway pass as part of the package, but riding the T won’t get you anywhere fast.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Durham, N.C. The WittKieffer recruitment firm is handling the search. 

The University of North Texas at Dallas is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Dallas, naturally. 

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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