He has developed definitive guides for organizations including World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation and the United Nations. Mr. Moss is an Executive Advisor for Social Accountability International (SAI) and previously led Social Fingerprint®, a program helping companies and their supply chains implement sustainability practices. Previously, Mr. Moss founded Global Access Corporation, where he led more than 3,000 business development projects in 50 countries.
Stefan Linssen is the EVP of Global Partnerships and Chief Content Officer at the Ethisphere Institute and is responsible for setting the direction of Ethisphere’s global media platforms, which include Ethisphere’s publications, Ethisphere Magazine and Ethics Summits held in key cities across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia, and other domestic and global platforms which provide opportunities for senior executives of multinational companies to connect with and learn from one another, as well as to share tools and resources to enhance and expand their ethics, legal and governance programs.
Prior to working at Ethisphere, Mr. Linssen held roles in various journalism and public relations fields. Mr. Linssen graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
Leslie Benton, J.D.
Leslie Benton is a Vice President at Ethisphere, where she engages with global companies on assessing and benchmarking anti-corruption programs and building capabilities across organizations and with third parties. Additionally, she leads the anti-corruption initiatives at the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org); and is one of the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard drafters as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the ISO committee developing ISO 37001.
She is a former Senior Vice President of Levick Strategic Communications, where she led the anti-corruption and compliance communications practice. Previously, she was the Senior Policy Director for the U.S. chapter of Transparency International, where she spearheaded the chapter’s outreach to the U.S. Government, international institutions, and the private sector. A lawyer by training, Ms. Benton is widely recognized for her experience in navigating the complex legal and regulatory landscape for Fortune 500 companies, and her expertise in corporate compliance and governance, anti-corruption reform, and trade policy. She has also practiced law with Hogan & Hartson, LLP and is a Vice Chair, Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. She received her LL.M from Harvard Law School and her J.D. from Emory University School of Law.
Kevin has a history of working with the BELA community and additional business and compliance leaders around the world as he continues to oversee Ethisphere-hosted assemblies throughout the United States and regionally in Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
Prior to joining Ethisphere in 2013, Kevin spent 12 years at Thomson Reuters, most recently as the Manager for Online Content & Partner Relations for West LegalEdcenter, an award winning Thomson Reuters business featuring the most comprehensive online collection of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) content in the world.
Kevin holds a JD from the University of North Dakota School of Law and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Kevin is based in Denver, Colorado.
Douglas Allen, M.B.A.
Douglas Allen is Managing Director of the Ethisphere Institute, where he leads benchmarking, certification, and partnership efforts. Previously, Douglas spent six years with providing compliance- and ethics-related advisory services, including developing compliance and ethics risk assessments, codes of conduct, corporate policies and procedures, and communication and training curriculum plans. Douglas received his Bachelors from the University of Arizona and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Randy serves as the Vice President of Ethisphere Services and is responsible for growing Business Ethics Leadership Alliance community. He joined Ethisphere in the fall of 2016 after a successful career in the legal services industry, including having served in both sales and sales management roles over 19 years at Thomson Reuters.
Having spent over 9 years in the governance, risk and compliance industry, his focus is partnering with our customers to guide them through the complex, regulatory and compliance environment. He received his B.S. in Economics & Business Administration from Illinois College.
Randy and his family live in Charlotte, NC. Away from work, he stays active by running, mountain biking, competing in triathlons and following college sports.
Sarah Neumann, J.D.
Sarah Neumann is the Director of Member Engagement for the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Sarah spent 10 years at Thomson Reuters, most recently in the areas of continuing legal education, learning management and professional development. In that capacity, Sarah worked closely with the large law firm and corporate legal department clients of West LegalEdcenter (WLEc), an award-winning collection of Continuing Legal Education and Attorney Skills Training content. Before Thomson Reuters, Sarah was with a small Minnesota-based law firm for three years.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of North Dakota and a Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Anthony A. Giudice
Anthony is the Vice President of Business Services for Ethisphere, where he is now responsible for driving revenue through the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), Advisory Services, and new technologies from Informed360 and CREATeCompliance. Anthony joined Ethisphere in April 2018 having spent the last 17 years at Dun & Bradstreet and Thomson Reuters in the Compliance and Risk Management space, where he was recognized as one of the top leaders for exceeding company sales and revenue goals. He has spent much of his career successfully developing and enhancing 3rd Party Risk programs for large multinational organizations.
Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was also a 3-year starter and team captain of the UMass Minutemen football team.
In his free time, Anthony enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children volunteering with various community outreach programs and activities, as well as spending time in the great outdoors. Anthony and his family live in central New Jersey.
Amy Volpe, J.D.
Amy Volpe is a Director of Member Engagement for the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Amy spent 8 years with the federal government, most recently at the State Department as the Chief of Staff of the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships where she worked extensively on engaging the private sector in diplomatic and development efforts. Prior to this, Amy was the Director of External Affairs at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration at the Commerce Department. Before her time in Washington D.C., Amy served as a senior policy advisor to Senator John F. Kerry in Boston and practiced corporate law at Foley & Lardner LLP.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from Boston College Law School and Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Daniele spent 12 years in the legal, ethic and compliance function at Oceaneering International, a global provider of engineered services and products primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry.
In that capacity, Daniele acted as General Counsel for Brazil, where she advised on corporate legal matters in Latin America. After moving to Houston in 2012, she acted as Regional Manager of Ethics and Compliance for the Americas and Mexico. In that role, she led a range of corporate and anti-corruption compliance initiatives, including leading the implementation of the full ethics and compliance program for the region.
Daniele holds an LLM in US Laws from the University of Houston Law Center, an LLM in Business and Corporate Law from IBMEC Business School and a Bachelor of Laws from Gama Filho University, both in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She speaks fluent Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish.
Daniele is an active member of Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable(GHBER), Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce (BRATECC) and Houston Bar Association (HBA), Corporate Counsel Section.
Chelsie is excited to expand her role as the Global Community Manger for the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance. In this role, Chelsie acts as the concierge for the BELA community, ensuring members have a smooth onboarding process, providing maximum exposure to BELA resources and benefits, and creating memorable experiences for each BELA member.
Previously, Chelsie was with Starwood Hotels in Tysons Corner, VA, where she was honored with the Starwood’s North America Division and North Region Best in Class Executive Meeting Specialist – MPSI Survey award and Starwood’s Win with Talent: Change and Innovation Leader.
Prior to Ethisphere, Mrs. Dumenigo worked with a local award-winning wedding and event firm in AZ developing and structuring pre- and onsite planning and marketing campaigns. Additional prior experience included managing and fully producing a local mud run and enhancing the exposure and membership of a non-profit charitable organization. Chelsie began her career with a private firm focusing on event production through logistics, budgeting, and marketing of popular and exclusive Arizona-based events.
Mrs. Dumenigo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and certifications in Special Events Coordination and Convention Sales and Meeting Planning from Arizona State University. Chelsie and her husband, along with their rescue dog Koda, live in Charleston, SC. Away from work, she enjoys spending as much time outside (mostly at the beach), traveling, and stay active.
Emily Rickaby, M.B.A.
Emily Rickaby is the Global Resources Manager for the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) at Ethisphere. In her role, she works with Ethisphere’s data and analytics team, members of the BELA community and other compliance and ethics professionals to curate and publish relevant content resources and enhance the BELA member hub experience in support of the BELA member community.
Emily has expertise in content development and instructional design in both the legal and corporate fields. Prior to joining Ethisphere, Emily worked for 8 years at Thomson Reuters in a Senior Content Development role for the West LegalEdcenter product. She also worked as a learning and development consultant for Wells Fargo and GE.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and a Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from the University of St. Thomas and a Juris Doctor from Mitchel Hamline Law School.
John Fanning is responsible for growing the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) community, as well as providing Advisory Services, and new technologies, such as Informed360 and CREATeCompliance, for the South Central United States and Latin America. He joined Ethisphere in 2019 after a successful career in the compliance, regulatory and legal space, working for Kroll Compliance, Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis.
John has a 20 year history of working with legal and compliance departments globally. He specializes in assisting companies to utilize technology, manage their compliance and investigation processes and providing consulting services and solutions that help facilitate success with their governance, risk and compliance needs. He has worked throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America. He has his undergraduate degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University and his MBA from The University of Texas.
John and his family live in Houston, TX. He is an avid reader, enjoys outdoor activities, travel and spending time with his family.
Reagan serves as the Director of Business Development for Ethisphere and is responsible for growing Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) community, Ethisphere’s Advisory Services, and technologies that help companies and their suppliers reduce the risks associated with bribery, corruption, cybersecurity, and trade secret theft.
Reagan joined Ethisphere in 2019 after a successful career at Thomson Reuters. Her focus is on being a true partner with clients and assisting them in getting the most out of their program and available technology.
Reagan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas. On her free time, she enjoys family, travel, and exploring how business can help make the world a better place through movements such as Conscious Capitalism. She and her family live in Los Angeles, CA.
Michael Byrne, J.D.
Michael Byrne serves as the Senior Vice President for the Ethisphere Institute. In this role, Mr. Byrne works with members of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, companies named to Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies list and others to further the dialogue around the imperative of ethics and compliance in business today.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Mr. Byrne was Assistant General Counsel at TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading business process outsourcing company that provided services to multinational companies, including many in the Fortune 500. At TeleTech, Mr. Byrne was responsible for managing the company’s commercial litigation as well as its compliance program; that complex program covered over forty thousand employees, as well as the compliance issues facing TeleTech’s clients and required Mr. Byrne to be on top of the compliance issues facing almost every major business segment, including financial services and healthcare.
Mr. Byrne’s experience managing compliance for a publicly traded global company that was also a supplier to Fortune 500 companies, combined with his current role interacting with companies and professionals at the forefront of the ethics and compliance field, give him a unique appreciation and understanding of the various challenges facing companies today.
Before joining TeleTech, Mr. Byrne practiced at Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck where he focused on complex commercial litigation, including security fraud and antitrust matters. And before that, he practiced at Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll, where he worked on large and complex antitrust matters.
Mr. Byrne received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor with honors from The George Washington University.
Jodie Fredericksen, J.D.
Jodie Fredericksen is Senior Compliance Counsel for Ethisphere. Ms. Fredericksen specializes in implementing corporate compliance solutions for Ethisphere’s clients. Her work includes providing clients with ethics and compliance thought leadership, drafting and revising policies that meet the highest legal and ethical standards, and evaluating clients’ ethics and compliance programs.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Ms. Fredericksen worked for NYSE Governance Services, a leading ethics, compliance, and risk assessment consulting company located in Phoenix, Arizona. Ms. Fredericksen began working for the company in 2008, when it was formerly known as Corpedia Corporation. While working for NYSE Governance Services, Ms. Fredericksen drafted and revised corporate policies and codes of conduct, conducted ethics and compliance benchmarking reviews and performed risk assessments.
Ms. Fredericksen’s background also includes in-house experience, where she served as the Director of Compliance for IHS, a public company located outside of Denver, Colorado. In this role, Ms. Fredericksen maintained day-to-day responsibility for the company’s ethics and compliance program. Her responsibilities included overseeing and managing the company’s compliance policies and procedures, developing and conducting compliance training, conducting risk assessments and audits, as well as internal investigations.
Ms. Fredericksen spent the first half of her career in private practice, serving as a litigator specializing in the securities and enforcement defense field. Her practice focused on defending corporations and executives in connection with investigations instituted by, or enforcement actions before, the Securities and Exchange Commission. While the vast majority of these cases centered on improper accounting allegations, many included aspects related to breakdowns in corporate compliance programs as well. Her responsibilities typically included conducting internal investigations, appearing before the Securities and Exchange Commission, and litigating cases in federal court.
Ms. Fredericksen received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa and was an editor of the Iowa Law Review.
Neal is a senior compliance professional with expertise coordinating worldwide compliance programs for multinational corporations. His specialty areas include: compliance policy drafting and improvement, FCPA, UKBA, anti-corruption and bribery training, background screening, third-party vetting, survey, service agents/sponsorship, fraud risk review, compliance program review, international whistleblower hotline setup and maintenance, human resources (HR) and compliance issue investigations.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Neal worked with Jacobs Engineering Group (formerly CH2M). In that role, Neal was part of CH2M’s Ethics and Compliance team, providing worldwide compliance program coordination with multiple Compliance Managers, the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, and various safety, security, human resources, audit, internal investigations, and operations stakeholders.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Communication and Journalism from Fordham University and is also an Adjunct Professor in Pace University’s Communication Studies Department.
Scott Stevenson, M.B.A.
Scott Stevenson is a senior analyst as part of the Data & Services group here at Ethisphere. In his role with Data & Services Scott supports the various efforts that help organizations assess their ethics and compliance programs and their corporate culture. He previously helped multi-national organizations develop and maintain their corporate compliance training programs as a Client Service Lead at NYSE Governance Services.
Scott holds a B.S. in Management and an M.B.A from Arizona State University.
In her work for the Data and Services team, she edits reports, writes and edits codes of conduct, and evaluates codes of conduct and other written compliance materials. Ms. Baranowski is also a contributing editor for Ethisphere Magazine.
Before joining Ethisphere, Ms. Baranowski worked as a writer and editor in several different industries, including education, online marketing, and legal services. Notably, she served as a writer and editor at NYSE Governance Services, Corpedia, a leading ethics, compliance, and risk assessment consulting company. At Corpedia, she worked primarily with developing and assessing codes of conduct.
Ms. Baranowski holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Arizona State University.
Tyler Lawrence is the Executive Editor of Ethisphere Magazine, overseeing the content of the magazine, special reports and other publications.
Prior to joining Ethisphere in 2017, he worked as Director of Event Partnerships at CynkUp, a technology startup based in New York City, and as an Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Analyst in the Cairo and Casablanca offices of Endeavor Global, an international nonprofit.
Mr. Lawrence holds a bachelor of arts in politics from Princeton University. He lives in New York City.
Anne Walker, M.B.A.
Anne Walker is Director of Marketing and Communications at CREATe Compliance and the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org). Prior to joining CREATe, Ms. Walker was associate director of the London Digital practice for global PR firm Fleishman-Hillard where she managed digital communications for global multinational companies and industry coalitions.
Ms. Walker began her career in the USA, working in Seattle and New York City and rising to Senior Vice President of The MWW Group. In 2000, Ms. Walker moved to London to lead European marketing for several emerging technology companies involved in mobile, social networking and media. Ms. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Washington, USA; and a master’s degree in writing from Middlesex University in London.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Mrs. Nabozny was an account manager at Off Madison Ave, one of the largest advertising agencies in Phoenix. While there she led marketing lifecycle, advertising, and digital strategy for 8 clients in various industries and was part of the account management team for the agency’s largest client, the Arizona Office of Tourism. She also developed the agency’s process for on-boarding new web development clients and designed creative ways to pitch existing and new business.
Prior to Off Madison Ave, Ms. Nabozny was a Marketing Associate at NYSE Governance Services (formerly Corpedia) leading the creation and development of communications and lead generation strategies, product and services launches, and digital branding and website platforms.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Prior to joining Ethisphere,
Ms. Vargas was the Director of Marketing – Americas at Control Risks where she supported the security and compliance teams. Before that, she was the head of marketing at Avascent, a management consultancy. There, she produced integrated campaigns supporting analytics products and consulting services designed for customer success within government facing industries, including the defense, aerospace, and intelligence sectors.
Ms. Vargas holds an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in International Relations and International Economics with a focus in Strategic Studies.
Prior to Sandia, Andrew was the Director of Operations for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means from 2006-2010. In this role he provided the day-to-day operations and IT support, drafted and managed committee’s biannual budget, and provided administrative and technical support for committee hearings. Additionally, Andrew served as Systems Administrator of U.S. Senator George Voinovich from 2002-2006.
Andrew has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University.
Previously she also held compliance roles in China with Qualcomm, BMW, Siemens and others. She holds a Masters of Law degree from the Columbia University School of Law.
Allen N. Dixon
He worked in General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel positions in technology companies in Asia, the US and Europe between 1986 and 1994. He was European Counsel and Partner at the private law firm Covington & Burling in London, England, from 1994 through 1999, representing companies in the technology industry. From 2000 to 2005 he served as Executive Director and General Counsel of the international recording industry association IFPI in London.
Anne Kelley, J.D.
Anne Kelley is a senior advisor with expertise in risk management, compliance and governance. She spent 20 years at Microsoft where she was Associate General Counsel.
In that role, she lead a range of corporate initiatives around key risks including special projects regarding anti-corruption and rule of law; and was involved in managing Microsoft’s 375-person legal organization outside of the U.S. across 50 countries.
Katie Nugent is the Accounting & Payroll Specialist. This includes HR, benefits, 401(k), processing payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable and bookkeeping. Prior to joining Ethisphere, Katie spent several years at NYSE Governance Services (formerly Corpedia) as the Accounts Payable Manager and Payroll Specialist. Katie attended ASU and DeVry University specializing in Business Information Systems. Katie has spent about 15 years in the Accounting and Payroll field and enjoys increasing her knowledge and keeping up to date in the finance world.
Katie is based in Tokyo, Japan. An opportunity arose to live abroad and she has been living in Japan for over 3 years with her husband and two children. She enjoys learning Japanese culture and exposing her two boys to an international culture.
Herrick also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association. Previously, he was U.S. President of Cohn & Wolfe, one of the world’s largest public relations and marketing communications companies and Chief Operating Officer of MWWPR, an international public relations firm.
Eric Morehead has over 15 years of diverse experience working with organizations seeking to address compliance issues and build effective programs. He examines the health of the corporate culture and evaluates specific compliance risks, such as anti-corruption, conflicts of interest, money laundering, and third-party risk management. He assists in drafting compliance policies and codes of conduct, works with organizations to build and improve their compliance processes and tools, and provides live training for boards of directors, executives, managers, and employees.
At NYSE Governance Services, a leading ethics, compliance, and risk training organization, Eric rose to become Head of Advisory Services. In this role he oversaw all aspects of its consulting arm and managed over 90 active projects with businesses ranging from Fortune 100 firms to private and non-profit organizations.
As an Assistant General Counsel of the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, DC, Eric served as chair of the policy team that amended the current Organizational Sentencing Guidelines in 2010. As policy chair, Eric helped set industry standards in the Guidelines that define effective compliance programs.
Before joining the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Eric was a litigation attorney at Hinton, Sussman, Bailey & Davidson in Houston, Texas. He focused on white-collar and regulatory cases serving as trial counsel for a rare Foreign Corrupt Practices Act criminal case and representing clients accused of violating antitrust laws and other serious fraud allegations.
In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law, Eric is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). He lives outside of Austin, Texas with his wife and three children.