The Compliance Life

The Compliance Life details the journey to and in the role of a Chief Compliance Officer. How does one come to sit in the CCO chair? What are some of the skills a CCO needs to success navigate the compliance waters in any company? What are some of the top challenges CCOs have faced and how did they meet them? These questions and many others will be explored in this new podcast series. The Compliance Life is hosted by Tom Fox and each month will present the story of one CCO through four episodes. The Compliance Life is a production of the Compliance Podcast Network.

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Joya Williams-Networking Leads to Compliance Op...
In this concluding episode for June, Joya Williams discusses networking as a key element for the compliance professional.
16 min
2
Joya Williams-Becoming a Senior Compliance Spec...
In Part 3 of The Compliance Life with Joya Williams, she discusses becoming a Compliance Specialist.
18 min
3
Joya Williams-Compliance at Weatherford and Tra...
In Part 2 of June's series, I continue my visit with Joya Williams who moves to Weatherford and then Transocean.
18 min
4
Joya Williams-From Legal Secretary to Compliance
This month, I visit with Joya Williams about her journey in compliance.
17 min
5
Mark Beyer - Into the CCO Chair
In this concluding Part 4, Mark Beyer details his move into the CCO chair at Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the largest electric distribution cooperative in the US.
19 min
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Mark Beyer - Learning Creativity in Compliance ...
In Part 3 of The Compliance Life with Mark Beyer, we chat about his move to LivaNova and working under compliance legend High Bigwood.
17 min
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Mark Beyer - Into Energy and Expanding Risks an...
In Part 2 of May's series, I continue my visit with Mark Beyer who moves into the oilfield service field at Baker Hughes. Check out the additions to his Compliance Toolkit.
13 min
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Mark Beyer - College & Early Career at Lockheed...
This month I welcome Mark Beyer who has a decidedly non-traditional journey to the CCO. Check out Part 1 where Mark talks about his college degree and first job at Lockheed Martin, where he began putting together his 'Compliance Toolkit'.
14 min
9
Susan Divers - Move to Thought Leadership at LRN
In this concluding episode in April on the Compliance Life, Susan Divers discusses her role at LRN and looks down the road at compliance, the CCO chair and ESG.
16 min
10
Susan Divers - Sitting in the CECO Chair
In this episode, Susan Divers discusses her time in the CECO chair at AECOM.
15 min
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Susan Divers-Moving In-House
In Episode 2 of my visit with Susan Divers, we discuss her move from private practice to in-house at SAIC.
15 min
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Susan Divers - College & Early Professional Career
This month on The Compliance Life, I visit with Susan Divers, Director for Thought Leadership at LRN. In Episode 1, Susan's college & early professional career.
14 min
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Audrey Harris-Move to Affiliated Monitors
In this concluding episode, Audrey Harris discusses moving to AMI and continuing to build out best practice compliance programs.
16 min
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Audrey Harris-Back to Private Practice in Compl...
In this episode Audrey moves back into private practice focusing on compliance program design, implementation and enhancement.
16 min
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Audrey Harris-Into the CCO Chair
In this Episode 2, Audrey moves into the CCO chair.
17 min
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Audrey Harris-Academic Career and Early Profess...
Tom begins a 4-part series with Audrey Harris on her journey to and from the CCO Chair. In March on The Compliance Life.
18 min
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Ellen Smith - Founding a Trade Compliance Consu...
In this concluding episode, Ellen Smith discusses founding a consulting firm and using the connections you have built up in your network.
24 min
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Sitting in the Chair and Leading Trade Complian...
In this episode, Ellen Smith discussing moving into the trade compliance chair at Baker Hughes.
17 min
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Ellen Smith-Moving In-House
In Part 2 of this month's The Compliance Life, Ellen Smith discusses her move in-house into trade compliance.
19 min
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Ellen Smith - College & Early Career
This month on The Compliance Life, I visit with Ellen Smith who talks about building out a professional network through her career.
16 min
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Valerie Charles - CCOs and the Compliance Profe...
In this concluding episode, Valerie Charles looks down the road at the skills needed for a CCO in 2025 and where the compliance profession is headed.
16 min
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Valerie Charles - Into the Compliance Consultin...
In this episode, Valerie Charles discusses her move Into the compliance consulting world as she joins StoneTurn as a partner.
16 min
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Valerie Charles - Move to ComTech
In this episode, Valerie discusses her move to a tech start up to fill the gap she saw in corporate compliance programs integrated use of data.
16 min
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Valerie Charles-Academic Journey and Early Prof...
This month on The Compliance Life, I visit with Valerie Charles on one of the most unique journeys to and from the CCO role.
16 min
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Matt Silverman on Trade Compliance in 2025 and ...
In this concluding Part 4, Matt Silverman takes a look at Trade Compliance in 2025 and beyond.
18 min
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Matt Silverman - Move to the Director of Trade ...
In Part 3, Matt Silverman moves to the Director seat.
18 min
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Matt Silverman - Move to the Corporate World
Matt Silverman returns in Part 2 to discuss him move to the corporate world.
15 min
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Matt Silverman - Academic Background and Early ...
The month on The Compliance Life features Matt Sullivan and his journey to the role of Director of Trade Compliance.
17 min
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Wendy Badger-What is Bravery?
The Compliance Life concludes with some of Wendy's reflections on her career path and the compliance profession down the road.
17 min
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Wendy Badger-Into the CCO Chair
In this episode, Wendy moves into the CCO chair.
13 min
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Wendy Badger - Changing Ladders to Advance Your...
Wendy Badger on why sometimes you must change career ladders to advance.
20 min
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Wendy Badger-The First to Graduate and Early Pr...
In Part 1 of The Compliance Life in November, I visit with Wendy Badger about her academic background and early professional career.
15 min
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John Melican-After the CCO Chair
John Melican looks down the road up challenges for the CCO in 2025 and beyond.
13 min
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John Melican - Into the CCO Chair
In this episode, John Melican discusses his move into the CCO chair at AMEX Travel.
15 min
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John Melican- Move into the Corporate World and...
In this episode, John Melican discusses his move into the corporate world and into compliance
10 min
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John Melican-New York County DA
In this episode, John Melican discusses his academic career and early professional life.
9 min
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Kortney Nordrum - Into the CCO Chair and Beyond
In this concluding episode, Kortney discusses moving into the CCO chair.
11 min
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Kortney Nordrum -From Law to Compliance
In this episode we look at Kortney's journey from law to compliance.
17 min
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Kortney Nordrum-From Freddie Mac to the Law
In this episode of The Compliance Life, Kortney Nordrum discusses moving from Freddie Mac to the Law and beyond.
17 min
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Kortney Nordrum-From Red Wing MN to Australia a...
In this episode, Kortney Nordrum talks about her journey from Red Wing MN to law school and beyond
11 min
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Asha Palmer-Into the Chair and Beyond
In this concluding episode of July on The Compliance Life, Asha Palmer relates moving in the CECO chair at Convercent and what she see down the road for compliance.
12 min
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Asha Palmer - Consulting in Compliance
In this episode, Asha Palmer details her career as a compliance consultant.
14 min
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Asha Palmer-What do you think about Abu Dhabi?
How did the question 'What do you think about Abu Dhabi?' lead to compliance for Asha Palmer?
16 min
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Asha Palmer-From Claire Huxtable to the DOJ
This month on The Compliance Life, I am joined by Asha Palmer to discuss her journey to the CCO chair.
19 min
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Gabe Hidalgo - Beyond the CCO Chair
In this final episode with Gabe Hidalgo, we look at his post CCO career.
15 min
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Gabe Hildago-Into the CCO Chair
In this Part 3, Gabe talks about moving into the CCO chair.
15 min
47
Gabe Hidalgo, From 9/11 to Compliance
In this episode, Gabe talks about how 9/11 led directly to his entering the compliance field.
20 min
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Gabe Hidalgo-Academic and Early Professional Ca...
Welcome to a new month and new episodes of The Compliance Life. This month, I visit with Gabe Hidalgo on his journey to and from the CCO chair.
18 min
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Jonathan Kellerman - What’s next for Compliance
In this final episode, Kellerman and myself look down the road for what's next for Compliance.
17 min
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Jonathan Kellerman - Into the CCO Chair
In this Episode 3, we details Kellerman's move to the CCO chair at the company which became Allergan.
16 min
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Jonathan Kellerman - Early Professional Career
In this episode 2 we review Kellerman's early career in consulting and compliance.
14 min
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Jonathan Kellerman - Why Compliance?
This month, my guest on The Compliance Life is Jonathan Kellerman, Partner at StoneTurn and former CCO at Allergan.
16 min
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Rob Chesnut - Intentional Integrity and Beyond
In this fourth and final episode, we chat about what led Rob to write Intentional Integrity, where compliance is headed in 2025 and beyond and what's next for Rob.
14 min
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Rob Chesnut - Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb
In this third episode, Rob talks about his move in 2016 to Airbnb as GC and his move to the role of Chief Ethics Officer.
13 min
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Rob Chesnut - To eBay, Silicon Valley and Frau...
In this second episode, we take up Rob’s move across country to become the 3rd lawyer at eBay in the 1990s.
16 min
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Rob Chesnut - UVA and AUSA
This month, my guest is Rob Chesnut, whose most recent position was as the Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb. In this first episode, take a look at Rob’s college study at UVA and how the UVA Honor Code influenced him throughout his professional career.
16 min
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Natalia Shehadeh- Key Lessons learned and where...
In this fourth and final episode with Natalia we look at some of the key lessons she has learned and where the CCO chair may be headed in 2025 and beyond.
13 min
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Natalia Shehadeh - Into the CCO Chair
In this Episode 3, we review Natalia's moving into the CCO Chair.
13 min
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Natalia Shehadeh-Early Professional Career
In this episode we look at Natalia's early professional career.
14 min
60
Natalia Shehadeh-Why Compliance?
This month's gust on the February edition of The Compliance Life is Natalia Shehadeh. In Episode 1, we discuss Why Compliance?
13 min
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Gwen Hassan on Her Passion on Fighting Human Tr...
In this 4th and final episode on this month's The Compliance Life, Gwen Hassan explains her passion around the fight against human trafficking.
14 min
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Gwen Hassan on Staying Culturally Curious
In this Episode 3, I am joined again by Gwen Hassan who explains why a compliance professional must remain culturally curious.
12 min
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Gwen Hassan on Balancing Legal and Compliance R...
In Episode 2 of this month's series I am joined by Gwen Hassan who discusses balancing the roles of legal and compliance.
13 min
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Gwen Hassan on the Twisting Road to Compliance
This month on The Compliance Life, I am joined by Gwen Hassan. In Episode 1, Gwen talks about her twisting road to compliance.
13 min
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Kim Yapchai, Make Tomorrow Better (and have som...
In this fourth and final episode, Kim discusses receiving the designation of Chief Sustainability Officer and how that intersects with her role as CCO.
13 min
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Kim Yapchai, In the CCO Chair
This month, my guest is Kim Yapchai, the Chief Counsel - Environmental, Social & Governance at Tenneco Inc. In this third episode, Kim discusses her move to the CCO chair at Whirlpool and then Tenneco.
13 min
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Kim Yapchai, Journey to the CCO Chair
In this second episode, we take up the in-house roles In Kim held on her journey towards the CCO chair.
14 min
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Kim Yapchai, a Business Person with a Law Degree
In this first episode, we consider Kim’s undergraduate degree in economics and how this informed her decisions which led her down the path to the CCO chair.
13 min
69
Katie Smith on lessons from Covid-19 going forward
In this fourth and final episode, Katie discusses lessons for the compliance professional from the Coronavirus health crisis.
12 min
70
Katie Smith on when is it time to move on?
n this third episode, we take up a topic not often discussed by compliance professionals: when is it time to move on? Katie gives six pivots points.
12 min
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Katie Smith on helping the next generation of c...
In this second episode, we take up the some of the skills, tasks and roles that Katie used in her CCO/CECO roles. She discusses how the compliance profession and compliance professionals have evolved over the past two decades.
16 min
72
Katie Smith, a CCO with a Liberal Arts Degree
Today, I begin a four-part exploration of the journey of Katie Smith to the CCO chair and her experiences as a CCO.
17 min
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DeAnna Nwankwo - Standing Your Ground
In this fourth and final episode of this month's edition of The Compliance Life, DeAnna Nwankwo discusses that as a Chief Compliance Officer, you must stand for what you believe in.
18 min
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DeAnna Nwankwo - The Importance of Building T...
In this Episode 3, I visit with DeAnna Nwankwo on the importance of a CCO building trust throughout the organization.
16 min
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DeAnna Nwankwo on CCO Skills
What are some of the key skills a CCO needs? Find out in this Part 2 of September's The Compliance Life featuring DeAnna Nwankwo.
16 min
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Deanna Nwankwo - the Good News Is You are the ...
Welcome to the September edition of The Compliance Life. This month we feature Deanna Nwankwo. In this first episode, we consider Deanna’s journey to the CCO role.
13 min
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Louis Sapirman Looks into his Crystal Ball – W...
In this fourth and final episode of this month's edition of The Compliance Life, Louis Sapirman and Tom Fox look into the Crystal Ball to see where the CCO chair is headed as we move into the 2020's.
22 min
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Louis Sapirman - How can communications be used...
In this Part 3 of the August edition of The Compliance Life, I continue my discussion with Louis Sapirman. Today, we consider how communications can be used as a driver of culture?
19 min
79
Louis Sapirman - Qualities of the Successful CECO
In this Part 2 of the August edition of The Compliance Life, I continue my discussion with Louis Sapirman. Today, we consider some of the qualities of a successful CECO.
12 min
80
Louis Sapirman - The Personal and Professional ...
This month on The Compliance Life, I visit with Louis Sapirman. In this Part 1 of a four-part series, I begin with a discussion of his journey to the CCO chair.
15 min
81
Scott Sullivan -What will the CCO of the future...
In this final episode, Sullivan discusses how the role of a CCO has evolved from a legal response to government enforcement under the FCPA; driven by lawyers to something else.
12 min
82
Scott Sullivan - What does a CCO want for and f...
What does a CCO want for and from their compliance team? Find out in this episode of The Compliance Life, featuring Scott Sullivan.
14 min
83
Fit for Purpose and Reading the Tea Leaves
Why does a CCO need a seat at the table to stay in front? Find out in Episode 2 of The Compliance Life, featuring Scott Sullivan in the month of July.
15 min
84
Scott Sullivan on The Empathetic CCO
What is the 'Empathetic CCO'? Find out in Episode 1 of July's edition of The Compliance Life, this month featuring Scott Sullivan, Chief Integrity and Compliance Officer at Newmont Mining.
14 min
85
Ryan Rabalais - Company Culture and the Role o...
In this final episode, Ryan talks about the all-important role of culture in an organization and the role of the CCO in being a spokesman for culture.
12 min
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Ryan Rabalais - What Are the Skillsets Needed f...
In this Episode 3, Ryan Rabalais relates some of the skill sets he has used in his journey to the CCO chair and while he has been in that position.
16 min
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Ryan Rabalais - Transparency and the Compliance...
In this Episode 2, we discuss the evolution of the compliance role from that of a legal solution written by lawyers for lawyers to the CCO being seen as a part of the business solution.
13 min
88
Ryan Rabalais -Is Your Career Path a Road Map o...
Welcome to this month's The Compliance Life. In this first episode with the featured guest in June, Ryan Rabalais, we discuss how Ryan started his journey to the CCO chair.
16 min
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Ellen Hunt on What's Next After the CCO Role
In this concluding episode of this month's The Compliance Life podcast series, featuring Ellen Hunt, we discuss what roles are available after you sit in the CCO chair.
12 min
90
Ellen Hunt on Sitting in the CCO Chair
In this episode of the Compliance Life, Ellen Hunt shares about what life is like as a CCO.
12 min
91
Ellen Hunt on Moving up the Corporate Ladder
In this episode of The Compliance Life, Ellen Hunt shares how you can move up the corporate ladder to a CCO position.
11 min
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Ellen Hunt on How Do You Get There
In the the first episode of this The Compliance Life series, I visit with Ellen Hunt Senior Vice President - Audit, Ethics & Compliance Officer at AARP. We consider starting the journey to the CCO chair.
12 min
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The CCO and Privacy with Russ Berland
Tom Fox chats with Russ Berland about how his certification in privacy has facilitated him in his role as CCO.
9 min
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The CCO’s Role In Crisis Management with Russ B...
Russ Berland, CCO at Aventiv Technologies, chats with Tom Fox about how his team is managing the current COVID-19 crisis, and his role as CCO in particular.
7 min
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Changing Culture Through Creative Communication...
Russ Berland is back on this episode of The Compliance Life to share how he uses creative communication to change compliance culture.
9 min
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Compliance and Pizza with Russ Berland
Tom Fox chats with the Chief Compliance Officer at Aventiv Technologies, Russ Berland, in the premiere episode of The Compliance Life. They discuss the lessons Russ learned as a compliance officer and how it relates to pizza.
10 min