Compliance Jobs Report: May 24

This week the Compliance Jobs Report has a changing of the compliance guard at Wells Fargo, a new head of compliance at the NRA, and other new hires at Syneos Health, FARO Technologies, Invesco, and more. We also have a slew of promotions to note, and job leads in manufacturing, cars, and consulting.

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Compliance Jobs Report

This week we begin on a somber note with a changing of the guard at Wells Fargo. Word is that Suzanne Morgan, deputy chief compliance officer at the bank since earlier this year, is moving up to be chief compliance officer — she succeeds Paula Domenick, who passed away from cancer in April

Domenick had been CCO at Wells Fargo since 2020; earlier in her career she held senior compliance roles at Credit Suisse USA, Bank of America, and JPMorgan. She was 64. 

The National Rifle Association has promoted Robert Mensinger to the newly created role of chief compliance officer, as the gun lobbyist group tries to recover from its recent fraud and misgovernance scandals. Mensinger has been with the NRA since last fall as an in-house legal officer; prior to that he was director of business integrity for KBR

Syneos Health, a biotech research firm in New Jersey, has hired Heather Patrick as compliance and ethics manager. Patrick joins the company from Hikma Pharmaceuticals, where she had been a senior analyst for legal affairs. 

FirstEnergy Corp., the power utility in Ohio with a corruption-checkered past, has expanded the role of Deandra Williams-Lewis; she had been (and still is) director of ethics and compliance, and now has picked up the chief privacy officer job too. Williams-Lewis has been with FirstEnergy since 2021, when the afore-mentioned corruption was still fresh news.

compliance jobsFARO Technologies, an industrial manufacturer headquartered in Florida, has hired Prashant Rath as director of IT governance, risk, and compliance. Rath comes to the business from Indian IT services giant Wipro, where he had been senior manager for GRC since 2022.

Medtronic has promoted Lauren Lueck from senior business process improvement manager to senior compliance and audit manager. Lueck has been with Medtronic since 2016.

Chris Lucas has moved up the ranks at Discover Financial Services, from senior manager for “lean management” in the consumer banking division to senior principal compliance specialist. Lucas has been with Discover for 10 years. 

Insurance giant Invesco has hired Ronald Xie as head of internal audit for its greater China division. Xie previously worked at JPMorgan for a year as vice president of internal audit.

Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, a credit union in San Antonio, has promoted Hector Hurtado from assistant vice president for business compliance to vice president of compliance operations. The credit union also moved up chief compliance officer Erick Martinez from vice president to senior vice president.

Bermuda-based insurance firm Fortitude Re has promoted Carla Alertze from vice president of internal audit to senior vice president and head of internal audit.

Experior Financial Group has hired Heather McIntyre as director of compliance for Canada and the United States. McIntyre joins the Ontario-based financial services firm from Insurance Supermarket International (awesome name), where she had been director of compliance operations.

Equiscript, a pharmacy benefits firm based in Charleston, S.C., has hired April Dean as financial compliance analyst. Dean comes to Equiscript from McKesson, where she had been a strategic customer analyst.

Citizens Bank has bumped Melissa Bell into a new role as senior compliance specialist for Citizens Securities. Bell had previously been an investment assistant for the bank.

Mendel Diesendruck has an expanded role at Microsoft; he had been chief compliance officer for Brazil, and now is head of compliance for Mexico operations as well. Diesendruck has been with Microsoft in various roles for 13 years.

Clever Care Health Plan has promoted Julie To from compliance auditor to enterprise compliance manager. To has been with Clever Care, a health insurance business, since 2022.

Monarch Wealth Strategies, a wealth management firm in Santa Barbara, has tapped Nicole Allen to be the firm’s chief compliance officer. Allen has already been with the firm for five years working as a wealth adviser. 

Down in Nashville, Ardent Health has hired Jason Ehrlinspiel as chief compliance officer. Ehrlinspiel comes to the healthcare system from HCA Healthcare, where he had been senior litigation counsel since 2018.

Repligen, a biotech firm in suburban Boston, has hired Robert Canedo as EHS compliance manager. Candeo was previously EHS manager for Cytiva, another biotech firm in suburban Boston. (We have a lot of ’em out here.)

Jennifer Alabiso has a new role at discount brokerage Charles Schwab. She moved from being director of the retail investor compliance group to compliance director for the adviser practice group. 

First Citizens Bank has hired Michaela Feinman as a senior compliance analyst working on enhanced due diligence. Feinman previously worked at CORE Higher Education as an implementation specialist — and apparently she had a side hustle at StitchFix as one of those people who select outfits for monthly customer deliveries.

Disney has hired Angel Gonzalez as a privacy compliance analyst. Gonzalez comes to the Big Mouse after six years at Checkr, where he most recently had been a legal operations associate.

Amy Turner has joined Onward Brands, maker of various tech accessories, as quality and compliance manager. Turner comes to the California-based business from Redbubble, where she had been product safety and compliance manager. 

Crédit Agricole CIB has hired Zoya Ali as compliance training officer. Ali comes to the French investment bank from Omnicom Media Group, where she had been a risk and compliance analyst for two years. 

Promoted: Diana Murray, at Austin Bank in Texas, from vice president of compliance and project analyst to senior vice president and compliance officer. Murray has been with the bank for six years. 

Also promoted: Katie Osbeck, at CHESS Health Solutions, from privacy manager to compliance and privacy manager. Osbeck has been with CHESS since 2020.

Online financial services firm SoFi has hired Kristen Coe as a senior AML compliance specialist. Coe comes to SoFi after two years at Goldman Sachs, where most recently she was a financial crimes senior analyst.

And Apple has hired Claudia Dinardi as trade compliance manager for Latin America. Dinardi previously worked at Taiwanese microchip maker TSMC as an import compliance specialist. 


Terry Grafenstine is celebrating one year at PenFed Credit Union as chief audit executive.

Sean Rogers is celebrating one year at Stanley Black & Decker as senior director of global ethics and compliance. 

Mary Shirley is celebrating one year as head of compliance at medical device maker Masimo.

Karis McLarty is celebrating five years at Clear Channel Outdoor Global, where she is corporate compliance officer. 

And Humberto Gomes Pereira is celebrating 10 years at Clear Channel Outdoor! where he is compliance director for Latin America.

Sofia Starasilis is celebrating 10 years at Teva Pharmaceuticals. These days she is associate director of compliance for global investigations. 

Vendors & Service Providers

For all you framework fanatics, COSO has selected PwC to help develop a forthcoming corporate governance framework. The framework is expected to arrive in late 2025, complementing COSO’s other frameworks for internal control and corporate compliance

Quick update from the accounting world: hats off to Barry Melancon, who is retiring as head of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounting after 30 years running the organization. Melancon will officially leave at the end of the year; the AICPA has hired recruitment firm Korn Ferry to help find a successor.

Open Req Orders

Volvo Cars seeks a head of ethics and compliance for the Americas region. Job is based in Manwah, N.J. No salary range provided — phooey on them!

Consulting firm McKinsey & Co. is looking for a senior ethics and compliance manager. Job can be based in any of several major U.S. cities, with a listed salary range of “$182,700 to $182,700.” Points for precision, I guess. 

Haas Automation, global maker of machine tools, is looking for a compliance officer. Job is based in Oxnard, Calif., with a listed salary range of $130,000 to $160,000. 

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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