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.
Mr. Gray earned a master’s of business administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina and a bachelor’s degree with honors in finance from Auburn University
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to Ethisphere, Ms. Chmela 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 assisted in the production through logistics, budgeting and marketing of Arizona-based events such as Scottsdale Fashion Week, Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies, Best Buddies Spirit of Friendship Gala, Beauty of a Bonzer Gala and Tempe Town Lake 4th of July Celebration.
Ms. Chmela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and certifications in Special Events Coordination and Convention Sales and Meeting Planning from Arizona State University.
Eric was previously the Head of Advisory Services for NYSE Governance Services, a leading ethics, compliance, and risk assessment training organization. There he worked with NYSE Governance Service’s varied clients to build and enhance their compliance programs.
Prior to joining NYSE, Eric was an Assistant General Counsel of the United States Sentencing Commission in Washington, DC. In this position he was responsible for assisting members of the Commission by researching, developing, and drafting amendments of the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Eric chaired the policy team that revised the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines and strengthened organizational ethics and compliance best practices in 2010.
Previous to his role with the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Eric was a litigation attorney at Hinton, Sussman, Bailey & Davidson in Houston, Texas. Eric focused on white-collar and regulatory cases where he represented clients at trial and before various agencies including SEC, OSHA and CFTC. His litigation experience includes representing clients facing alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, antitrust laws, and other serious fraud allegations.
A frequent speaker at compliance and ethics related events, Eric’s experience in dealing with serious compliance and ethics failures, coupled with his knowledge of government policy and expectations, can provide valuable insight for organizations.
Eric received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP). He lives outside of Austin, Texas with his wife and three children.