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Each year we recognize our colleagues and peers for their efforts in furthering the Compliance & Ethics profession. Representatives from Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics & Health Care Compliance Association (SCCE & HCCA) and the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) review nominated candidates and select individuals and companies for their efforts and innovative accomplishments to move our profession forward.

Recognition and celebration takes place at SCCE’s Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute each year and HCCA’s Compliance Institute. 


Gabriel “Gabe” Imperato, Partner at Nelson Mullins. 

Gabriel Imperato -  2024 HCCA Compliance Award Winner!



Al Josephs, Program Director Corporate Compliance at Children's Health

Al Josephs


Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE),
award accepted by Frank Brown, Director, Anti-Corruption and Governance Center at CIPE

Frank Brown accepted on behalf of the Center for International Private Enterprise at CEI



Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, award accepted by Paul Sobel, Chair of Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO)

2022 CEI Award Winner- COSO


James Sheehan,  Bureau Chief of the New York Attorney Generals Charities Bureau
James Sheehan



Roy Snell, ESG Officer of Osprey ESG Software. Cofounder and former CEO of SCCE & HCCA
Roy Snell


International Chamber of Commerce, award accepted by Anne Riley, Chair of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Task Force on Antitrust Compliance and Advocacy

Anne Riley


 Lockheed Martin Corporation, award accepted by Blair C Mark, Vice President, Ethics and Business Conduct

Lockheed Martin



Berda Willson, Board of Directors – Norton Sound Health Corporation



Jenny O’Brien, Chief Compliance Officer – United Healthcare

Jenny O’Brien, Chief Compliance Officer – United Healthcare


Institute of Business Ethics, award accepted by Philippa Foster Back, Director

Ministry of Transparency and Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil, award accepted by the Honorable Minister of Transparency and Comptroller General Wagner De Campos Rosario

2018 Award Recipients


Bojan Bajić, Co-founder and CEO, Net Consulting Ltd. 

The Center for Compliance Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, accepted by Ryan Meade, Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Stephen Cohen, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Michael HorowitzInspector General, Department of Justice (DOJ)

Višnja Marilović, Lead Ethics and Compliance Consultant, Net Consulting Ltd. 

2017 winners



Kimberly BrandtChief Oversight Counsel, U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Majority Staff

Competition Bureau Canada, award accepted by John Pecman, Commissioner of Competition, Competition Bureau Canada

Dun & Bradstreet, award accepted by Louis Sapirman, VP, Associate General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Dun & Bradstreet

Thomas R. Fox, Principal, Advanced Compliance,

Special Recognition: The U.S. Sentencing Commission on the 25th Anniversary of the Organizational Guidelines, award accepted by Kathleen Cooper Grilli, General Counsel, U.S. Sentencing Commission

2016 International Awards



UN Global Compact, award accepted by Ms. Olajobi Makinwa, Chief, Anti-Corruption & Transparency and Africa UN Global Compact Office

The FCPA Blog, award accepted by Jessica Tillipman, Senior Editor, The FCPA Blog

TAMKO Building Products, Inc., award accepted by Tim Whelan, Executive Vice President, TAMKO Building Products, Inc.

Kim LansfordChief Compliance Officer, Shriners Hospitals for Children

Odell GuytonVice President, Global Compliance, Jabil Circuit, Inc.

2015 Recipients


Donna C. Boehme, Principal, Compliance Strategists LLC

Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Smith Debnam LLP, award accepted by Jennifer Quillen, Compliance Officer, Smith Debnam LLP

WSJ’s Risk and Compliance Journal., award accepted by Ben DiPietro

2014 Winners


Compliance Week, award accepted by Matt Kelly, Editor and Publisher, Compliance Week

Sally March, JD, CCEP, CCEP-I, Director, Drummond March Ltd.

Daniel R. Roach, JD, General Counsel, Optum360°

Kathleen Edmond, Chief Ethics Officer, Best Buy

2013 Winners



Kendra Dimond Campbell (1947 – 2012), CHRC, Vice Chair of the Institutional Review Board and Research Consultant, University of Central Florida; award accepted by her daughter Elena Lomicky and husband Bill Campbell

Lewis Morris, JD, Counsel, Adelman, Sheff & Smith, LLC; Former OIG Chief Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services

Defense Industry Initiative (DII), award accepted by Ms. Karen Clapsaddle, Director, Enterprise Operations & Ethics Engagement, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Working Group representative for the Defense Industry Initiative

Office of Fair Trading (OFT), award accepted by Steven Preece, Deputy Director of Competition Policy for the Office of Fair Trading

2012 Winners



Sheryl Vacca, Senior Vice President/Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, University of California

Transparency International, award accepted by Hugette LaBelle, Chairperson of the Board, Transparency International

Widener University School of Law, award accepted by Linda L. Ammons, Associate Provost and Dean, Widener University School of Law

Judge William W. Wilkins, Former Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

2011 Winners



University of Louisville, award accepted by Dr. Larry Cook, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Louisville

OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, award accepted by Dr. Maria Gavouneli, Assistant Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Athens, and Vice-Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery

Kurt Eichenwald, Author of The Informant, Pulitzer Prize Finalist

University of Wisconsin, award accepted by Marc Dettmann, former CEO, The University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation

2010 Winners


W. Michael Hoffman, Executive Director, Center for Business Ethics, and Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics, Bentley University

Jeff Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan & Walker LLP

John Steer, Senior Partner, Allenbaugh Samini LLP

Debbie Troklus, Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs/Compliance, University of Louisville HSC

FBI Office of Integrity and Compliance, award accepted by Patrick Kelley, Assistant Director, FBI

Hamline University School of Law, Health Law Institute, award accepted by Lucinda Jesson, Associate Professor, Hamline University

2009 Winners



Iwao Taka, Ph.D., Professor, International School of Economics and Business Administration, Reitaku University, Japan 

Ethics Resource Center (ERC), award to be accepted by Pat Harned, Chief Executive Officer, Ethics Resource Center , Arlington, VA

John Falcetano, CCEP, CHC-F, CHRC, Chief Audit/Compliance Officer, University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina, North Carolina, Greenville, NC

Florida Gulf Coast University, award to be accepted by David E. Steckler, Director, Compliance Specialist Graduate Certificate Program, Florida Gulf Coast University located in Fort Myers, Florida 

2008 Winners


Marti Arvin, Privacy Officer, University of Louisville

Paul E. Fiorelli, Director, Williams College of Business, Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility, Xavier University

Shin Jae Kim Hong, Partner, TozziniFreire Advogados

Joseph Weber, Chief of Correspondents, Business Week

George Washington University, award accepted by Phyllis C. Borzi, Research Professor, Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University Medical Center

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), award accepted by David A. Richards, President, The Institute of Internal Auditors

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), award accepted by Jeffrey Thomson, Vice President – Research and Applications Development, Institute of Management Accountants

2007 Winners



Charles M. Elson, The Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair in Corporate Governance and Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

HCA, Inc., accepted by Alan Yuspeh, Senior Vice President, Ethics, Compliance and Corporate Responsibility, HCA, Inc.

Ron James, President and CEO, Center for Ethical Business Cultures, University of St. Thomas

Littler Mendelson, accepted by Marko Mrkonich, President & Managing Director, Littler Mendelson

Mollie Painter-Morland, Director, Center for Business & Ethics, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Associate Director, Institute of Business & Professional Ethics, De Paul University, Chicago

Rita Scichilone, Director of Practice Resources, American Health Information Management Association

2006 Winners


Joseph E. Murphy, Executive Vice President, Compliance Systems Legal Group

Australian Compliance Institute, award accepted by Mike Lotzof, CEO, Australian Compliance Institute

E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, Inc., award accepted by Marjorie Doyle, Chief Compliance Counsel

United States Sentencing Commission, award accepted by Michael Horowitz, Commissioner, United States Sentencing Commission

Quinnipiac University, award accepted by Angela S. Mattie, Assistant Professor of Management, Quinnipiac University