MINNEAPOLIS, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four compliance and ethics champions will be honored by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) during the 9th Annual Compliance and Ethics Awards ceremony on October 7, 2013 in Washington, DC, the SCCE announced today. This annual event takes place during the annual Compliance & Ethics Institute; it honors individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the compliance and ethics profession.
"The growth of the compliance and ethics profession is due not simply to changes in the law, but to the hard work of people who have proven the positive impact that compliance and ethics programs can have. These award recipients have helped demonstrate the value of compliance and ethics at a time in which all eyes are on business, and mistrust is at too high a level," said SCCE Chief Executive Officer Roy Snell.
This year's honorees include the following three individuals and one organization:
Dan Roach, Vice President, Compliance and Audit, Dignity Health, California, U.S.
Dan Roach is the founding co-chair of the SCCE, past president, and current board member of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). Along with Mr. Roach's countless and tireless contributions to the SCCE and HCCA, is his strong leadership in fostering compliance and ethics. With his direction, a compensation program was created at Dignity Health that includes compliance measures. In addition, Mr. Roach is among the few compliance officers who serve as a corporate board member, thereby promoting and exemplifying the value of compliance to boards.
Sally March, Director, Drummond March & Co., London, U.K.
Ms. March is being honored for her selfless dedication to helping the SCCE grow internationally. She played an active role in making the initial European Compliance and Ethics Institute a success, has also helped to shape the international track of the Compliance & Ethics Institute, and helped in the development of the Compliance Certification Board's international certification, Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional-International (CCEP-I).
Compliance Week, (http://www.complianceweek.com) located in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., published by Haymarket Media, Inc.
It is the leading information service on corporate governance, risk and compliance. Compliance Week is being recognized for its comprehensive coverage of the evolving compliance and ethics profession.
Kathleen Edmond, Chief Ethics Officer, Best Buy, Minnesota, U.S.
Ms. Edmond is being honored for her work to advance compliance and ethics. Through a blog written by Ms. Edmond, she helps Best Buy employees better understand their ethical obligations and the company's commitment to ethics. In addition, she has made the blog public, https://www.kathleenedmond.com/, which has helped to both educate the wider public and demonstrate that compliance and ethics "true life" tales can be shared.
About the Compliance & Ethics Institute
SCCE's Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute is the primary education and networking event for professionals working in compliance and ethics around the world. At this meeting, attendees learn the latest methods and strategies for developing and improving their compliance programs in this rapidly growing and evolving profession.
The Compliance & Ethics Institute features more than 100 educational sessions, 130 speakers and offers the following six tracks:
Hot Topics in Compliance Track
Case Study Track
Advance Discussion Groups
For agenda details and the conference brochure visit www.complianceethicsinstitute.org.
About the SCCE
The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., is a non-profit professional member association that serves compliance and ethics professionals globally. The association provides resources and training to compliance professionals and champions ethical practices and compliance standards.
Visit the SCCE website at www.corporatecompliance.org.
SOURCE The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics