Dates: October 13 - 15, 2021
Location: Washington, D.C.
Each year the Forum’s Steering Committee welcomes up to 48 chief compliance officers, personally selected and primarily from Fortune 200 organizations, to meet, benchmark their thinking with others from diverse industries, and discuss the most pressing issues they face.
Using candid, seminar-style discussion, the group shares their varied experiences and engages in meaningful dialogue on the most pressing issues in corporate compliance.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
I serve as head of Corporate Affairs and Chief of Staff, reporting to the CEO, and as a member of the Executive Management Team (EMT), at a Fortune 500 diversified energy company. As Chief of Staff, I provide counsel and leverage to the CEO and to the EMT, working across business lines and corporate functions, to ensure strategy is implemented and operations are smooth. I help lead our COVID-19 response and lead our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, chaired by our CEO. Under Corporate Affairs, my direct reports include Government Affairs, Business Continuity, Sustainability, PositiveNRG (our philanthropic and culture arm), and I own a number of policies and procedures. I attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and, through Sustainability, PositiveNRG and Government Affairs, report annually to the Governance & Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors.
In addition to these roles, I also have enterprise-wide responsibility for Corporate and Regulatory Compliance, reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Corporate Compliance includes Code of Conduct, Investigations, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Enterprise Risk Assessment, the Alertline, Ethics, Reputational Risk, Conflict Minerals, Social Responsibility in Manufacturing, Product Governance, Data Privacy Governance, and Training. Regulatory Compliance includes Trade Compliance and Dodd-Frank, NERC Reliability, NERC-Critical Infrastructure Protection, Investigations, and EIA and EQR filings. I partner with Internal Audit and Risk on Internal Controls and trader behavior and compliance.
I am a graduate of George Washington University and the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University.
Jeannine is a senior member of Facebook's compliance program, with strategic oversight, design and implementation responsibilities in the prevention, detection, and remediation pillars of the business ethics and compliance program. Day-to-day she manages a team which drives compliance culture, training and awareness, corporate ethics standards, partner compliance, compliance data analytics, risk assessments, control enhancements, and others. Before taking her current role, Jeannine led similar work as a senior member of Microsoft's compliance and ethics team and as part of the internal investigations program.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Jeannine was a Special Counsel in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP’s Business Fraud and Complex Litigation Group where she represented corporations and individuals in a wide variety of white-collar criminal and regulatory matters, including international corruption (arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), money laundering, mail and wire fraud, conspiracy, insider trading, and securities cases.Her clients included Fortune 100 multinational corporations and senior executives.
Jeannine holds a B.A. from the George Washington University and J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Keri Grafing is the Chief Compliance Officer for Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, she is responsible for the company’s Global Compliance, Ethics and Risk program. She reports directly to the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Best Buy Board of Directors, with an administrative line to the General Counsel and Chief Risk Officer.
The Global Compliance, Ethics, and Risk program that she oversees includes the Ethics Office, the Compliance program, and the Risk program. The Compliance program includes FCPA, Privacy, Product Safety, and Safety. In addition to having regulatory counsel responsibility for those teams, she also has regulatory counsel responsibility for the Haz Mat Transportation, Environmental, and Global Trade compliance teams. The Risk program includes Enterprise Risk Management, Insurance, and Third Party Vendor Risk.
Prior to her current role, she served as Senior Director of Global Compliance & Ethics, and as the Senior Corporate Counsel providing legal counsel to Best Buy’s Geek Squad and Services teams.
Keri played an instrumental role in creating the enterprise risk and compliance function at Best Buy, which has enabled material advancements in the company’s ability to assess and address material legal and compliance risks. She started to take on an increasing amount of compliance officer duties in 2019.
Prior to joining Best Buy in 2008, Keri was the co-founder and co-president of P.B. Loco Holdings Inc. She also previously served as a corporate and transactional attorney at Katten Muchin Rosenman, Leonard, Street and Deinard, and Winthrop & Weinstine.
Keri received her law degree and a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Iowa.
Ryan is a Partner and leads PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Forensics Services practice throughout the Midwest. Ryan specializes in fraud investigations, forensic accounting engagements, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback, FCPA and anti-bribery matters, transactional due diligence, compliance investigations, remediation efforts, compliance program build and implementation, arbitration matters and litigation support services for a diverse group of both public and private multi-national clients, not-for profits and state and local governments.
Ed currently leads the Global Compliance Programs team, which encompasses functions responsible for identifying and mitigating compliance risk across the organization, through risk assessment, monitoring, training, policies, and culture initiatives, as well as providing compliance leadership in the areas of digital, external advocacy, business development, the Company’s anti-corruption program, and compliance with the Company’s 2018 Corporate Integrity Agreement. The team also provides compliance support to the Patient & Health Impact organization, delivers strategic operational support to the Division, and coordinates the Company’s compliance governance activities related to the Pfizer Executive Compliance Committee and the Regulatory and Compliance Committee of the Pfizer Board of Directors. Ed and his team also support the Chief Business Office and Chief Digital Office.
Ed has over 20 years of legal and compliance experience. Prior to this role, Ed led the Global Compliance Investigations and Risk Assessment teams. His responsibilities included overseeing the investigation and remediation of alleged violations of law and Pfizer policy across the entire organization.
I’ve been doing compliance work for the better part of my career—nearly 20 years—and I still find it to be as fun and exciting as when I started. I’m a lawyer by trade, but compliance offers a very different path than traditional legal practice. Instead of engaging in disputes, compliance professionals get to be more proactive. I love partnering with the business in order to provide protection, guidance, and true leadership.
Kathy Sheehan is Vice President, Business Conduct & Ethics at Amazon.com. Kathy leads the team responsible for the design and administration of Amazon’s anticorruption and legal compliance and training programs. She is also the lead attorney advising the company regarding information security legal issues.
Jennifer joined Fortive Corporation in June 2016 as VP, Chief Compliance Officer. Her responsibilities include strategic planning and execution of Compliance department goals and objectives, risk management, internal investigations, and compliance program development.
Previously, Jennifer was the VP, Risk & Compliance at Mead Johnson Nutrition, a global manufacturer of infant nutrition products. Prior to that, Jennifer was at General Electric (GE Healthcare and GE Capital) for a combined 10+ years in a variety of senior Legal and Compliance roles. She has expertise in Compliance and Commercial law, Legal Operations and department management, and project management and process improvement. Prior to GE, Jennifer worked at Dell Inc., and at two Texas law firms.
Jennifer earned a BA, cum laude, from Tufts University and a JD from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.
She is licensed to practice law in both Texas and Illinois, with an in-house license in Washington. She and her family live in the Seattle area.
Kristina is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is accredited as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), a globally recognized badge of excellence in the meeting and event industry. Prior to joining Cambridge Forums, Kristina worked for the Toronto International Film Festival where she successfully planned and hosted events for high-level donors, corporate clients and film stars. Outside the office, Kristina is passionate about learning new things, being outdoors, trying new cuisines and exploring the world one country at a time.
Emily holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Queen’s University. Before joining Cambridge Forums, Emily spent ten years working as an event manager; from leading full-scope event production of gala fundraisers in Toronto, to travelling the world as a destination wedding planner, managing each event from concept to onsite execution. Armed with deep expertise in relationship management and event logistics, Emily looks to deliver standout participant experiences as a Forum Director. Outside of the office, Emily can be found scouring Spotify for new music, hosting dinner parties for her friends and family, and perfecting her golf swing.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for Chief Compliance Officers to benchmark their thinking and have practical discussions on issues they frequently deal with.
"In my third year at the Forum, this remains an extremely outstanding learning experience. The contacts I have made here are invaluable and I would highly recommend the Forum to any Chief Compliance Officer."James Young VP and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park, IL
"Finally - a forum that covers relevant topics in-depth and doesn't waste time on the basics. This is the most valuable forum I have participated in. I won't miss it next year!"Christine Boucher VP Chief Compliance Officer Delta Air Lines Atlanta, GA
"This is one of the most helpful meetings I attend primarily because of the quality of the attendees. These are some of the brightest minds in the Ethics and compliance space, and I return to my company with actionable ideas and improvements for our program that have been tried and tested by sophisticated companies. And the relationships I have built here are critical to me both professionally and personally."Melissa S. Barnes Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management Eli Lilly and Company Indianapolis, IN
The Forum for Chief Compliance Officers is scheduled to take place from October 13 – 15, 2021, at The Darcy in Washington, D.C. Please see our COVID-19 Precautions page for details on our commitment to safety.