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.
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.
Prior to the NYSE, Mr. Whitacre served in various business development, consulting and leadership roles at Thomson Legal & Regulatory, now Thomson Reuters.
Mr. Whitacre holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When not at work, you might find Jonathan training for another triathlon, out trail-running or on a back-country adventure.
She joined Ethisphere in 2017 after a successful career working for both Thomson Reuters (TRI) and Corelogic (CLGX) (Formerly, First American Corporation (FAF)). Having spent her entire career selling custom solutions, her focus is truly partnering with the customer and providing services that solve problems, enhance programs and make business sense.
Michelle and her family live in North Tustin, California. Away from work, Michelle enjoys paddle boarding, building sand castles with her two children, power yoga and growing food.
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 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 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.
In 2014, Mr. Francis was appointed as a Business Advocate for Wales in the USA, by The Right Honorable Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales to further Welsh culture, business and promote it as a premium place to invest. Mr. Francis also serves as an advisory board member for ‘Women in the Boardroom Inc’, a company committed to advancing women in their careers and into the boardroom.
Mr. Francis studied at Southampton Solent University in England. Mr. Francis attended Stanford Law School’s Director’s College, the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms and completed a program at Yale University which focused on digital and print publishing. Mr. Francis was born in Cardiff, Wales and holds both UK and US citizenship, and currently resides in New York City with his wife Alayna and his daughter Seren.
Mr. Nixon also serves as the Group Publisher for Ethisphere Magazine.
Prior to joining Ethisphere, Mr. Nixon served as the Executive Vice President of Marketing for Convercent, a leading SaaS provider of ethics and compliance solutions for the enterprise, where he was responsible for enterprise marketing and working with global organizations to enable and instill ethics at the core of their company through the implementation, management and measurement of modern compliance programs.
Prior to joining Convercent, Mr. Nixon held a series of marketing senior leadership roles at various software organizations, including TapInfluence, Rivet Software, and River Software. Mr. Nixon received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he focused on business finance.
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.
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.
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
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.
Ms. Nabozny earned her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
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.
as a leader of the Washington, D.C. anti-corruption practice for a “Big 4” accounting firm and as an independent consultant.
During his career, Mr. MacMurray has led or participated in numerous high-profile and complex anti-corruption or transactional matters both in the US and overseas (Argentina, France, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, Iraq (Kurdistan), Pakistan, Sweden and the UK) – including:
- Siemens – Munich-based anti-corruption compliance program subject matter expert for the Special Outside Compliance Advisor to the Siemens Supervisory Board, and lead compliance advisor to the internal Siemens task force responsible for designing and implementing the company’s new (2007) global corporate anti-corruption compliance program.
- Haiti – led Port au Prince “Big 4” team creating and operating the Performance and Anti-Corruption Office of the IHRC (Interim Haiti Recovery Commission) and supporting IHRC co-chairs Prime Minister Bellerive and former US President Clinton (2011-2012).
- Peregrine Systems (San Diego, CA) – as the SEC-approved Chief Compliance Officer, designed and implemented corporate compliance program for public software developer to address massive software revenue recognition (SOP 97-1) fraud. Positive program status materially contributed to 2005 sale of company to HP.
- Information Systems Support (Gaithersburg, MD) – as the US Army Suspension & Debarment Office (SDO) – appointed Chief Compliance Officer, implemented corporate compliance program dictated by multi-year Administrative Compliance Agreement. Positive program status materially contributed to SDO’s consent to early Agreement termination and 2006 sale company sale to CACI.
Mr. MacMurray is a member of the US Technical Advisory Group sponsored by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) that worked with 36 other countries to create ISO (International Organization for Standards) 37001 “Anti-bribery management systems”. Mr. MacMurray’s recent articles appear in Ethisphere, the FCPA Blog, Corporate Compliance Insights and Corporate Counsel (LAW.COM) publications and are available on LinkedIn. He also manages the LinkedIn group “Applying ISO 37001: Anti-bribery management systems”.
He is a graduate of Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs) and the Georgetown University Law Center.
Doug led the go to market strategy and channel that spanned all sectors including professional service firms, corporations, and also federal and state regulatory agencies.
Doug also served on the Thomson Sales Executive Council and served as a mentor to many executive sales and marketing leaders across Thomson Reuters.
Finally, Doug played an essential role on many sides of the M&A process for Thomson Tax and Accounting and successfully led the integration and management of several businesses.
Doug is a graduate of University of Arizona and resides in Tucson, Arizona.
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.