Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 19

This week the Compliance Jobs Report has a slew of promotions to note, at AbbVie, Cox Enterprises, FirstSolar, and many more. We also have new hires at Methode Electronics, AES Corp., and elsewhere; plus job leads in sports, healthcare, and medical devices. Meme of the Week goes out to sketchy intermediaries!

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This week we begin at Adventist Healthcare in Maryland, where Joy Amadi has moved up the ladder from director of corporate compliance and integrity to chief compliance and integrity officer. Amadi succeeds Dwayne Leslie, who was promoted last fall from CCO to general counsel. Nice to see an organization supporting internal advancement! 

Sarah Iles has a new job as chief compliance officer of Methode Electronics in Chicago. Iles previously worked at Ericsson for three years, most recently as head of enterprise compliance. 

Sean Mason has joined AES Corp. as senior counsel for ethics and compliance. Mason comes to the energy utility after four years at law firm Hughes Hubbard, where he had been an associate. 

Robert Nolan has stepped down as chief compliance officer at HealthAxis Group. Noland had been CCO at the healthcare firm since 2021. Not yet sure what Nolan will do next, but he does say that he’ll be “making an announcement in the near term.” We look forward to it.

The North Carolina Education Lottery has hired Diana Lehman as a compliance manager. Lehman previously worked at Wake Technical College in several roles, most recently as accreditation and compliance manager. 

In Nigeria, Olagoke Salawu has joined Sterling Bank as head of financial crimes compliance. Salawu previously worked at First City Monument Bank in Nigeria as a compliance manager. 

Ahsanoor Rashid has parted ways with, a cryptocurrency trading platform based in London. Rashid had been there since 2021, most recently as compliance monitoring manager. He’s looking for his next role.

Now that slew of promotions… 

Paratek Pharmaceuticals, a Boston-area pharma company that makes antibiotics, has promoted Jonathan Light from deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer to general counsel and CCO. Light has been with the company since 2017.

Cox Enterprises has promoted Amie McLemore to be senior director of enterprise investigations, working from Cox’s ethics and compliance “Center of Excellence.” McLemore has been with Cox, a privately held cable company based in Atlanta, since 2020.

AbbVie has promoted Stephen Lawniczak from ethics and compliance officer to vice president of compliance. Lawniczak has been with AbbVie in various roles since 2013.

FirstSolar has promoted Robyn Sautter from senior manager of ethics and compliance to deputy chief compliance officer. That’s sunny news!

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange, one of the many crypto fintech firms I don’t really understand, has shifted Lana Sinelnikova from head of compliance and risk to chief compliance officer for U.K. operations. Sinelnikova has been with Kraken since 2022.

Vanessa Galhardo-Galhetas has received a battlefield promotion from compliance counsel to interim chief compliance officer at Lloyd’s Europe, the European wing of the Lloyd’s insurance giant. 

Rhonwyn Watson has a new role within the L3 Harris Technologies empire. Watson had previously been ethics and compliance program manager at Aerojet Rocketdyne, until L3 acquired Aerojet last year. Now she is legal and compliance lead at L3, which sounds like a promotion to me. 

And we close with some gossip from the world of government auditing. Kevin Kaufman, chief auditor for the city of Buffalo, N.Y., for the last 11 years, recently quit for a role in the private sector. One news outlet in Buffalo says Kaufman quit due to tensions with city comptroller Barbara Miller-Williams, although Miller-Williams said he left “on good terms” and had done a good job. Regardless, we’re not sure what private-sector job Kaufman supposedly now has. Nor are we sure the Bills can cover the spread this weekend.


Adriana Davies is celebrating one year as vice president of compliance and privacy at Smith & Nephew.

Travis Miller is celebrating one year as head of supply chain compliance and social responsibility at Google.

Ben Bard just hit 10 years with ADM, where he is chief compliance officer and chief audit executive. 

And Bruce Spiegler is celebrating 10 years at the Jefferies Group, where he is head of regulatory affairs.

Vendors & Service Providers

A big move out of banking: Raul Yanes, head of non-financial risk at Morgan Stanley and chief compliance officer from 2017 to 2022, is leaving the bank to join law firm Davis Polk. Yanes previously worked at Davis Polk in the 2010s and in the 1990s.

Jordan Flynn has joined the Rebellis Group, a consulting firm that helps healthcare systems cope with Medicare and Medicaid compliance, as an executive consultant. Flynn had previously been chief compliance officer of ATRIO Health Plans in Arizona. 

Open Req Orders

The U.S. Olympic Committee is looking for a senior director of internal audit, to run internal audits for the USOC itself and the many sports governing bodies that work under the USOC’s umbrella. Job is based in Colorado Springs, Colo., with an oddly specific salary range of $136,805 to $173,742. Sounds like fascinating work, given all the misconduct U.S. amateur sports have suffered in recent years.

Essen Health Care, a healthcare organization based in the Bronx, is looking for a chief compliance officer. Salary range is $225,000 to $275,000.

Medical device giant Convatec is looking for an EU compliance officer. Job can be based either in London or Deeside, Wales. 

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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