Review: The Accidental Compliance Professional

Roy Snell, long-time director of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics who retired last year, has published a book, The Accidental Compliance Professional — one part compendium of advice for fellow compliance officers, one part love-letter to the profession, and all of it bundled with the folksy, friendly tone Snell has been using for…

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Snell Takes His Leave at SCCE

Roy Snell

It was a landmark moment for the corporate compliance community: Roy Snell, co-founder and longtime chief executive of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics, bid his farewell from SCCE Monday at the group’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Snell announced his retirement 16 months ago, and his successor Gerry Zack has already been learning…

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Dispatches From HCCA Conference

The Healthcare Compliance Association is meeting in Las Vegas this week for its annual conference, where more than 3,200 compliance professionals have gathered to talk shop and score free swag from vendors. Radical Compliance could not attend in person, so as usual, we’ve gathered a few tweets and photos from the event to see what’s…

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SCCE Statement on Vegas Shooting

As most compliance professionals already know, the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics will host its annual conference in two weeks—at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Given the tragic massacre just down the street from Caesar’s last night, SCCE chief executive Roy Snell sent the following email to SCCE members this afternoon: By now you…

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Snell Announces SCCE Exit


Roy Snell, chief executive officer at the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association for 16 years, will retire in 2020. Snell announced the news on Tuesday afternoon, although rumors of his retirement had been circulating for several months. And Snell isn’t disappearing immediately, either: the plan is to bring…

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