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Ethisphere Welcomes Erica Salmon Byrne and Aarti Maharaj to Leadership Positions

Focus Increases on Ethics and Governance Services, the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, and Digital Content.

NEW YORK, NY– January 20, 2016 – Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced two key staff additions today. Erica Salmon Byrne joins Ethisphere as Executive Vice President, Compliance & Governance Services with oversight of Ethisphere’s data services and strategy. Aarti Maharaj joins as Executive Editor and Director of Digital Content. Ms. Salmon Byrne will also serve as Executive Director of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), a membership community of companies who share leading best practices across a global network.

“Leading companies recognize that measurement matters, and boards, regulators, investors, and employees alike are expecting companies to constantly improve,” said Timothy Erblich, Ethisphere Chief Executive Officer. He continued, “Erica and Aarti are known as leaders in helping companies advance, and we’re fortunate and excited to have them join our team.”

Previously, Ms. Salmon Byrne was a member of the NYSE Governance Services Executive team. She led data and analytics strategy and oversaw the Advisory Services team. Her depth of experience includes evaluating the programs of large multi-national companies across industries; consulting on best practices in the development, monitoring, and measurement of the programs; and assessing key risk areas and specific needs. She interviewed C-level executives as host of the on-demand web video series, Inside Compliance, and shared the host chair of another on-demand web series from NYSE Governance Services, This Week in the Boardroom.

“Over the years of working with Erica, I have seen her dedication to sharing best practices across industries and her focus on program effectiveness in action. These are key strengths she will be bring to bear at Ethisphere and I am extremely excited to see the impact she will have,” said Kelly Clark, Senior Vice President, Safety, Environmental & Regulatory Services and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Holland America Line.

Aarti Maharaj joins Ethisphere as Executive Editor and Director of Digital Content. She has been a Business Journalist for over seven years. Most recently, Aarti served as the Digital Content Editor at Compliance Week where she covered compliance, risk, and corporate governance news both in Europe and around the world. She was the Editor of Compliance Week’s Global Glimpses blog and a Moderator at the magazine’s annual conference in Washington D.C. and Europe. Prior to this move, Aarti was a Senior Writer at AECOM Technology Corporation where she was the communications lead for the Company’s Global Ethics and compliance program. Aarti was also the Deputy Editor of Corporate Secretary Magazine. 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.

About Ethisphere

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification and Compliance Leader Verification™. More information about Ethisphere can be found at:

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