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Perspectives from Larry Thompson and Randal Milch on responsible leadership will set the tone for this year’s event themed “Leadership Strategies: Driving Governance and Performance”

New York, NY – Thursday, January 16, 2014 – Ethisphere confirmed this week that Larry D. Thompson, executive vice president, government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary for PepsiCo, and Randal S. Milch, executive vice president, public policy and general counsel for Verizon, will speak at the opening keynote for the 6th Annual Global Ethics Summit, taking place March 20-21 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York. They join hundreds of senior executives, leading corporate counsel and top global risk and compliance leaders who will be speaking at and attending the 2014 summit ( As trusted executive leadership for two leading global companies, Mr. Thompson and Mr. Milch reflect years of commitment to their organizations, helping to drive high profile brands and products through sound policy, careful legal analysis, and ethical direction, both domestically and abroad.

With PepsiCo since 2004, Mr. Thompson assumed the role of executive vice president, government affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary in 2012, responsible for not just the worldwide legal aspects of the business, but the global compliance function and PepsiCo’s philanthropic arm, the PepsiCo Foundation. Mr. Thompson is a former senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, a prior deputy attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice and past appointee by President George W. Bush to lead the Corporate Fraud Task Force.

Mr. Milch has over 20 years of experience in handling legal and compliance matters for the telecommunications industry. He has served as executive vice president, public policy and general counsel of Verizon since 2008, and leads the company’s public policy, legal, regulatory, government affairs and security groups. He joined Verizon following the merger with Bell Atlantic where he served as assistant general counsel. After the completed merger with Bell Atlantic, Mr. Milch assumed the role of senior vice president and general counsel of Verizon Business, responsible for all legal services and external affairs support for the company’s global enterprise carrier.

The 6th Annual Global Ethics Summit
The 2014 summit, hosted by Ethisphere and Thomson Reuters, will focus on leadership strategies driving governance and performance and will address global trends and expectations, anti-corruption, technology and data and ethics and reputation.

Together, Larry Thompson and Randal Milch bring unique perspectives on a global scale across different industries, with a rich history of leadership that has been cemented by their commitment to building and sustaining a respected company. Their leadership experience has been a key component to putting their companies in a position to achieve success through clear strategy, sound decision-making and ethical performance. The perspective from these leaders on what it takes to responsibly lead a global business in today’s complex legal and regulatory climate will set the tone for the Global Ethics Summit.

Summit Registration
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About Ethisphere
The Ethisphere® Institute is an independent center of research, best practices and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and compliance and enables organizations to improve governance, mitigate risk, and enhance relationships with employees, business partners, investors and the broad regulatory community. Ethisphere evaluates and benchmarks compliance and governance programs, honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies’™ recognition program, and publishes Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™.


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