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Masters of Disaster

Stories of Risk, Ethics & Compliance. Host Leona Lewis interviews people about leadership, managing risk, ethics and compliance strategies for businesses, government, academia or society.
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May 22, 2017

Amy McDougal is a Founding Director and Corporate Secretary for the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors. She is an attorney certified by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics as a Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). After graduating from Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt School of Law, she served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and an Air Force Judge Advocate General, attaining the rank of Major. In her civilian career, she has served as in-house Associate General Counsel and General Counsel for mid-sized and small government contractors, respectively.

In 2013, Ms. McDougal established her company, CLEAResources, LLC, a Woman- Owned and VA-certified Veteran-Owned Small Business. “CLEAR” stands for “compliance, legal, ethics, and risk.” She assists organizations with development of the compliance and ethics infrastructure required by the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Federal Acquisition Regulations, and other ethics and compliance statutory frameworks. Her team functions as out-sourced Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers for several companies.

 


LINKS

Amy McDougal  amy.mcdougal@clearesources.com

International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors  http://iaicm.org/

Leona Lewis www.complyethic.com

 

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

May 15, 2017

Eric J. Conn is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm’s national OSHA Workplace Safety Practice Group. His practice focuses exclusively on issues involving occupational safety and health law.

Before founding Conn Maciel Carey, Mr. Conn was Head of an OSHA practice group that was honored as the “Occupational Health & Safety Law Firm of the Year” by Corporate INTL Magazine in its 2014 Global Awards. In 2013 and 2014, he was named a "Rising Star" by Washington, DC Super Lawyers, and was included in the Washington Post's Top Rated Lawyers list in Washington, DC.

Mr. Conn is also a popular speaker on OSHA and related legal issues and is often quoted as a leader in the field. He created the OSHA Defense Report Group on LinkedIn and can be found on Twitter as @OSHA_Guy.


LINKS

Eric Conn econn@connmaciel.com

Conn Maciel Carey http://www.connmaciel.com/

The OSHA Defense Report https://oshadefensereport.com/

Leona Lewis www.complyethic.com

 

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

May 1, 2017

Katie Smith serves as EVP and Chief Compliance Officer for Convercent. Bringing nearly 20 years’ experience from the high tech, energy, insurance and financial services industries, Katie has implemented ethics and compliance programs for multinational companies. Her professional passion flourishes in building compliance programs from the ground up and raising awareness throughout the company on the importance of proactive compliance and ethics management. 

Before joining Convercent, Katie most recently held the position of Assistant Vice President and Chief Ethics Officer at Texas-based Fortune 500 financial services group USAA. At the firm, she was primarily responsible for promoting ethics and strategic business initiatives; overseeing the development and implementation of ethics communications, policies, guidelines, and training. She served as a trusted internal consultant to leadership on matters pertaining to corporate ethics and investigation of suspected and reported violations of USAA’s Code of Conduct, related policies, and standards.



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Katie Smith  katie.smith@convercent.com  www.convercent.com

Leona Lewis www.complyethic.com

 

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

Apr 24, 2017

Scott Moritz is the Global Leader of Protiviti Forensic overseeing all event-driven white collar crime, misconduct and bribery investigations across Protiviti's 25 country footprint; anti-corruption (FCPA, UKBA etc. ) advisory, auditing and program remediation and fraud risk management advisory services. He has more than 30 years of investigative and regulatory compliance experience working with a variety of organizations, government and regulatory agencies to identify, triage, investigate and remediate a wide variety of risks. With extensive experience investigating transnational crime, corruption and money laundering, Scott is widely regarded as a leading authority on white collar crime, corruption and the evaluation, design, remediation, implementation and administration of corporate compliance programs, codes of conduct, training and internal audit programs.



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Scott Moritz  scott.moritz@protiviti.com

Leona Lewis www.complyethic.com

 

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

Apr 17, 2017

Kristy Grant-Hart is an expert at transforming compliance departments into in-demand business assets.  She's the author of How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer and Managing Director of Spark Compliance Consulting, a boutique consultancy focusing on the creation, energizing and optimization of corporate compliance and data privacy programs.  She is also an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics. 



LINKS

Kristy Grant-Hart www.compliancekristy.com

Leona Lewis www.complyethic.com

 

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

Apr 10, 2017

Danielle Ewalt works with small businesses to improve results through better policies, procedures, and metrics.  Her experience has shown that documenting policies and procedures allows businesses be more nimble and able to improve financial results.

Documentation can be painful; it is not glamorous, does it pay off?  Managing business risk means being clear about the operations of your company.  Clarity requires writing stuff down in policies and procedures.  Both large and small companies justify skipping this step in the name of “freedom,”  but failing to write down procedures can lead to a lot of waste and organizational inflexibility.

Danielle is a Business Strategist that helps entrepreneurs take their business to the next level, decrease the overwhelm and give you back your freedom.  She has been an entrepreneur for over a decade and now gives you the compassionate kick in the pants you need to create the big, bold business and life you want.  You can find her at www.danielleewalt.com.

 

LINKS

Danielle Ewalt www.danielleewalt.com

Leona Lewis www.complyethic.com

 

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

Feb 20, 2017

For 40 years, Joe Murphy, CCEP, has been a tireless champion of compliance and ethics in organizations and has done compliance work on six continents. Joe has published over 100 articles and given over 200 presentations in 19 countries.  Joe is author of 501 Ideas for Your Compliance & Ethics Program and A Compliance & Ethics Program on a Dollar a Day. He is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional and a member of the board of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics. Joe was named one of The National Law Journal’s 50 Governance, Risk and Compliance Trailblazers and Pioneers 2014 and was a recipient of the SCCE Compliance and Ethics Award.

Joe and Rutgers Professor Jay Sigler wrote the first book on compliance programs, Interactive Corporate Compliance, in 1988, 3 years before the Sentencing Guidelines were issued. He was a founder of one of the world’s top online compliance training firms, Integrity Interactive (now part of SAI Global).  In 2010 Joe wrote the authoritative white paper on incentives as part of compliance programs, Using Incentives in Your Compliance & Ethics Program http://tinyurl.com/heaw3sl , which was cited in the DOJ/SEC FCPA guidance document. He is also Chair of the Advisory Board of the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics.

 

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Joe Murphy JMurphy@compliancestrategists.com

http://compliancestrategists.com/pro/our-team/joseph-e-murphy/

Leona Lewis leonalewis@complyethic.com

www.complyethic.com

 

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

Feb 6, 2017

Tom Fox is back on Masters of Disaster® to discuss how the chaos of the Trump Administration towards foreign nationals and governments poses new risks to business in the United States.  Further, how Trump’s Executive Orders have been rolled out quickly and with little vetting has created a new level of uncertainty and risk. We also discuss what business can do to prepare for uncertain senarios.

Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 30 years. He is now an Independent Consultant, assisting companies with anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance and international transaction issues. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. Previously he served as division counsel with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. where he supported Halliburton’s software division and its downhole division. 

Tom is the author of the award winning and syndicated FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and the international best-selling book “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics”. His second book, “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” was released in April, 2013. He recently released his first eBook, “GSK In China: A Game Changer in Compliance”.

 

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Tom Fox tfox@tfoxlaw.com

www.fcpablog.com

Advanced Compliance Solutions http://www.advancedcompliancesol.com

Leona Lewis leonalewis@complyethic.com

www.complyethic.com

 

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

Jan 31, 2017

Jonathan Armstrong and Leona Lewis discuss the impact that the Trump Administration can have on Privacy Shield.  Privacy Shield is the agreement between the U.S. and the EU facilitates the international flow of data between the U.S. and the EU.  International business between the U.S. and the EU would potentially slow to a crawl or halt in some cases without a method for to transfer data.  The Trump Administration's recent behavior throws doubt on the current viability of Privacy Sheild.

Jonathan Armstrong, jonathan.armstrong@corderycompliance.com

+44 (0) 207 075 1784

http://www.corderycompliance.com/

 

Leona Lewis, leonalewis@complyethic.com

612-695-8890

www.complyethic.com

Jan 30, 2017

When stakes are high when an organization needs to communicate with the media, they call Blois Olson.  How an organization handles communicating the public can diffuse public concern or blow up into a reputation firestorm.  An outside perspective can mean a lot in crisis situations. Human nature will often lead people involved in a crisis to communicate in ways that are simply not helpful.

A good example of the impact of poor communications strategy with the public is the recent case of food safety issues at Chipotle.  Poor strategy and problems incongruous with the Chipotle brand lead to compounding damage to Chipotle’s brand, customer relationships and stock price.

Blois Olson is Principal of Fluence Media, a consultancy specializing in high stakes media communications. In 2012, he founded Fluence Media in the belief that the silos of marketing and media have crashed. Fluence provides clients with high-level media and communications strategy, data visualization and insights, content creation and distribution, and marketing. 

Olson was recognized as a “Top Marketer” by Minnesota Business magazine in 2012, and named one of “200 Minnesotan’s You Should Know” by Twin Cities Business magazine in 2011. He regularly speaks on topics of political volatility, corporate reputation, media change and social media strategies.

His morning take daily tip sheet and radio segment are a must read and listen for business and political leaders in the Midwest. His analysis and clients has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Politico, the New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, and numerous other national and local media outlets. 

 

LINKS

Blois Olson bolson@fluence-media.com

Fluence Media http://www.fluence-media.com/

Leona Lewis leonalewis@complyethic.com

www.complyethic.com

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

Jan 23, 2017

Talking about privacy is always a good thing.  Linnea Solem is Chief Privacy Officer and Vice president for Risk & Compliance for the Deluxe Corporation.  Over 20 years, Linnea has lead a mature and strong program at Deluxe.  Both in electronic records and on factory floors, employees at Deluxe have contact with sensitive information producing checks and business marketing materials.  Across geographies and technologies, Deluxe has risen to the challenges of keeping sensitive information private.

There needs to be more context about information governance and use as the sheer quantity of data explodes exponentially with further advances in technology. Understanding how data is collected and what it will be used for can be a strategic issue for many company putting resources in to collection of data that they are not sure they can use.  In some companies a lack of information governance prevents using important data due to privacy concerns but also due to technical barriers that were unwittingly setup in an uncontrolled environment.

As Chief Privacy Officer and Vice President for Risk & Compliance for Deluxe, Linnea Solem is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the data privacy, business risk & compliance strategy and governance framework for Deluxe Corporation.  High-energy and confident, Linnea is a frequent speaker at industry associations, including the International Association of Privacy Professionals and Shared Assessments Program events.

Linnea entertains and engages audiences with insights that stem from her more than 25+ years in regulated industries managing cross-functional areas such as privacy program management, regulatory compliance, marketing compliance, risk management, due diligence, and consumer protection compliance.  She sets vision and direction for organizational readiness for compliance, including management reporting for executives, risk committees, including board of director reporting.  

Linnea currently represents Deluxe on the Shared Assessments Program Governance having served as past Steering Committee Vice Chair and Chair of its Steering Committee and is currently co-chairing the Program’s Privacy committee & Regulatory Awareness Group.  She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the U.S. and Canada, maintains her Certified Privacy Manager certification and is a Certified Third Party Risk Professional.

 

LINKS

Deluxe Community Blog http://fi.deluxe.com/community-blog/

NCSA information on International Data Privacy Day https://staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day/about

International Association of Privacy Professionals www.iapp.org

 

Leona Lewis leonalewis@complyethic.com

www.complyethic.com

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting LLC in the United States.

Jan 9, 2017

Kate Bischoff is back on the Masters of Disaster® podcast to give us useful information on employee training on compliance. Kate wants to employees to recognize compliance red flags and know who to go to when they see them. One of Kate’s favorite training tools is role playing and using real-life examples. Using these examples, Kate can cultivate empathy with her audience regarding the parties in the compliance scenario.

We also discuss how to make training more interactive, and wonder if “Candy Crush” can be made into an effective training tool.

Kate Bischoff, JD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the Managing Principal of tHRive Law & Consulting.  She understands compliance as a balancing act between finding what works for a business and what is compliant.  During her career, Kate has seen people do and say some goofy and inappropriate things in the workplace. Regardless, she remains inspired by the many people doing their best to make an organization great. Kate is a frequent speaker on compliance topics. She also works with some of the most innovative companies using the best in cutting-edge techniques and technology to grow.

 

LINKS

Kate Bischoff kbischoff@thrivelawconsulting.com

tHRive Law & Consulting https://thrivelawconsulting.com/

 

Masters of Disaster® is the registered trademark of ComplyEthic Consulting, LLC in the United States.

Leona Lewis, host of Masters of Disaster, can be reached at leonalewis@complyethic.com

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