Lila Acharya is an experienced compliance and investigations attorney with a unique skillset developed from private practice, the public sector, and in-house compliance roles in the life sciences and manufacturing sectors. In her roles as an in-house compliance attorney at Rolls-Royce plc and Pfizer, she investigated significant matters across EMEA and Asia, developed policies and procedures, trained employees and third parties, and led the implementation of an automated third-party due diligence platform. Before going in house, she was an associate at Ropes & Gray LLP and a state prosecutor in Massachusetts. She is based in Boston, Massachusetts.
Senior Vice President and Head of Third-Party Risk Management
Rodney Campbell Senior Vice President and Head of Third-Party Risk Management
Valley National Bank
Keynote speaker, Rodney Campbell is a recognized industry leader in Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM),Global Strategy & Business Operations andRegulatory Compliance.
Rodney is a business champion, dedicated to empowering organizations and business leaders with industry insights and best practices to ensure both regulatory compliance and operational success. Experienced in developing global programs, processes, cross-functional teams from the ground up and leading projects spanning Asia-Pacific, Latin America, United Kingdom and North America regions, Rodney creates a high-impact, collaborative environment that eliminates silos and cross borders.
Additionally, Rodney serves on Seton Hall University Customer Experience Advisory Council and The Board of Directors for HANDS Housing and Neighborhood Development.
Angela Crawford is an experienced legal and compliance professional who has spent over two decades advising clients in a number of sectors, including life sciences, healthcare, food and beverage, retail, technology, and manufacturing. She regularly conducts investigations for clients based on allegations of compliance and regulatory violations, corruption, bribery, fraud, and employee and third-party misconduct, and advises clients on the development, implementation and enhancement of compliance programs, policies, and training. Angela has led well over 100 investigations, compliance reviews, risk assessments, and trainings in over 20 countries around the world. Before starting her own law firm, Angela was a partner at two global law firms and a federal prosecutor. She earned her law degree from Northwestern University Law School and a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University. She is based in Miami, Florida.
Samira Duijnmayer is an experienced compliance professional with a legal background focused on third party risks and financial crime areas such as sanctions and export controls, anti-bribery corruption, anti-money laundering and terrorism financing. Her focus at Booking.com is leading and driving end-to-end risk management programs through strategic initiatives and key tasks to combat financial crime and other compliance risks. Samira is leading a growing team responsible for designing and implementing TPRM and FCRM policies and guidelines, counterparty screening and due diligence and control testing and monitoring programs. She has several years of experience in legal and compliance and is passionate about and committed to building regulatory compliance to the highest ethical standards while empowering commercial growth. Prior to joining Booking, Samira spent several years in law firms and advised big corporates on compliance policies and third party and financial crime compliance related risks. Samira has primarily worked in Europe but her scope of work has international outreach.
Melanie Gallagher Head of Third-Party Risk Management
Melanie Gallagher is the Head of Third Party Risk Management at Intuit. She has a passion for GRC and building programs that are both effective and efficient – managing risk and delivering for regulators while enabling the business to be nimble and innovative. She has spent her 20+ year career in high tech companies in Silicon Valley beginning with KPMG where she worked with clients that included Apple, Acer, and Network Computing. Prior to Intuit, Melanie worked for Visa International, Apple, and a start-up, Riffage.com. Melanie is a CPA, CFE, CIA, and CISA. Melanie loves music, hiking, and animals. In her free time, you can find Melanie enjoying wide open spaces, listening to her husband playing his guitar, and petting any animal that will let her.
Kristy Grant-Hart is an expert at making compliance officers in-demand business assets. She's the author of the best-selling book, “How to be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer” and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Compliance Week, and on the cover of Compliance and Ethics Professional Magazine. She is CEO of Spark Compliance Consulting, and a former professor at Delaware School of Law, Widener University, teaching Global Compliance and Ethics.
Before launching Spark Compliance, Ms. Grant-Hart was the Chief Compliance Officer at United International Pictures, the joint distribution company for Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures in 65+ countries, where she was shortlisted for the Chief Compliance Officer of the Year at the Women in Compliance Awards.
David S. Huntley
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
David S. Huntley Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
David was appointed to this role after serving as Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel - AT&T Services. In this role, he oversaw a nationwide team responsible for providing legal support to the Home Solutions and Global Marketing organizations. He was also responsible for Legal administration. Previously, David served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Advertising Solutions and Interactive Operations. He also has served as Senior Vice President - Mobility Customer Service Centers, where he led a team of more than 30,000 employees. In addition, David has served as Senior Vice President of E-commerce, Direct Mail and Customer Information Services and has held significant positions in External Affairs, wireless operations, M&A and data operations.
David currently serves on the boards of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc., AT LAST!, the Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation, the Dallas Citizens Council, and the National Urban League and Methodist Health System. In addition, he is a Trustee of the Southern Methodist University Board, a public trustee for Dallas Medical Resources, a Member at Large and on the Executive Committee of the Texas Business Hall of Fame, and a member of the Executive Leadership Council and the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) Executive Steering Committee. He is also a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
David previously served on the executive committee of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and the government relations committee of the Greater Houston Partnership. He also served as a board member of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the 2004 Houston Super Bowl Host Committee, as well as on the board of trustees of the Texas Bar Foundation.
David holds a law degree from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Chief Operating Officer for the Office of Ethics and Compliance
Ali Ikram Chief Operating Officer for the Office of Ethics and Compliance
Ali Ikram is Chief Operating Officer for the Office of Ethics and Compliance at SAP. He is an accredited Chartered Accountant, Chartered Professional Account and Certified Internal Auditor with extensive program and project management experience. He currently manages a global team with focus on technological improvements and innovation, partner due diligence and transactional compliance checks, and ethical leadership.
Ramsey Kazem Regional Compliance Officer — North America
Andritz (USA) Inc.
Ramsey Kazem is Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional and an accomplished attorney. As Regional Compliance Officer – North America for Andritz, Ramsey has a broad range of responsibilities including preparing risk assessments, implementing program improvements, investigating claims of misconduct, and managing third-party risk. His expertise includes designing, assessing, and implementing third-party risk management programs.
Prior to his work in compliance, Ramsey was a practicing attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. His legal practice focused on construction law, government contracts, and commercial litigation. During this time, he gained extensive experience assisting businesses with risk management, claims avoidance, and dispute resolution. Ramsey attended law school and business school at Emory University, where he earned his J.D. and M.B.A.
Holly K. Kulka EVP, Global Chief Compliance and Risk Officer
S&P Global Ratings
Holly Kulka is Global Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for S&P Global Ratings. Based in New York, she leads our globally integrated risk and compliance teams, including the criteria and model validation groups. Holly’s group works with senior leadership to ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, as well as with internal policies and industry best practices. Holly and her team manage relationships with more than 20 regulators around the world, including the SEC, ESMA, FCA, HKSFC and the JFSA. She is a member of S&P Global Ratings’ Executive Committee. Holly is also Chairman of the Board of CRISIL Ratings.
Previously, Holly served as Executive Vice President, Deputy General Counsel for Intercontinental Exchange Inc., which acquired NYSE Euronext. As a member of the executive leadership team, she was responsible for regulatory strategy, litigation, investigations, antitrust, insurance, privacy and human resources legal matters. Before that, she was a partner at the law firm of Heller Ehrman LLP, representing and advising companies and individuals in state and federal commercial and regulatory investigations, corporate governance questions and litigations through trial. Earlier in her career, Holly was a federal prosecutor.
Holly holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and a B.A. from Williams College. She is admitted to the bars in New York, New Jersey, California and Washington, D.C.
Paul Kurtz Director of Third-Party Risk Management
Paul Kurtz is the Director of Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) at MerchantE,an end-to-end payment platform leader that provides flexible, secure payment processing for in-person and online payment acceptance.With three decades of experience in financial services, Paul’sThird-Party Risk experience dates to2012when he was asked to help build the TPRM program at SunTrust Bank, now Truist. Paul has held first and second line of defense TPRM roles with banks and financial service providers serving clients and financial institutions worldwide. Additionally, Paul has experience in card issuing and merchant services in both the private and public sectors with prior responsibilities in both client and vendor relationship management, loss prevention, fraud investigation and program management, including oversite of the State of Georgia’s purchasing card program. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, and he and his wife live in metro Atlanta and have a son at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Bets Lillo is an Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor for the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, teaching Global Supply Chain and Global Business Ethics. She is a patent holder and advisor to technology companies in cyber, software and hardware sectors, serving on the board of directors for River Logic, and the advisory boards of Entara, Skylark Wireless and LOOMIA.
A sought-after speaker on supply chain and the boardroom, her 2022 audiences included the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, Women Corporate Directors, the Private Directors Association and the German Marshall Fund. Her civic leadership includes board service for the World Affairs Council of Dallas Ft. Worth and the International Women’s Forum.
Ms. Lillo’s corporate executive career included finance, operations and technology leadership roles at IBM, AT&T, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie. As the Vice President of Global Purchasing Systems, Operations and Compliance at AbbVie, she oversaw compliance and global operations for over one million transactions and $15B in spend across 100+ countries.
Recent professional accolades include Chairman’s Awards for M&A at Abbott Laboratories and business transformation at AbbVie, and the Global Innovation Award from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals.
Amy Mertz Brown has over 30 years of experience as a leader, lawyer, and compliance professional. Amy currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Gurstel Law Firm, P.C., a creditors’ rights law firm headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota and practicing in nine states. Amy leads both the Firm’s regulatory compliance with federal and state law concerning creditors’ rights and consumer rights, as well compliance with operational requirements for the Firm such as business and attorney licensing.
Prior to joining Gurstel in 2020, Amy was CCO at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), leading a team of compliance attorneys and professionals to oversee government ethics compliance for all SEC employees and managing several large dollar value IT projects. Amy developed and implemented the enterprise ethics and compliance program at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a financial services federal agency. She joined CFPB in 2010 in its start-up phase and over the course of eight years helped establish and build CFPB’s in-house legal department. Amy also has served in legal department management positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Amy is a national public speaker on compliance program and risk management, regulatory compliance, and creditor’s rights, for groups such as National Creditors Bar Association (NCBA), Receivables Management Association International (RMAI), Compliance Week, and Great Women in Compliance Podcast. Since October 2022, Amy has served on the NCBA Board of Directors and co-chairs NCBA’s Advocacy Committee. Amy also is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and Chief, a private network of executive women.
Amy is a graduate of Washington College of Law, The American University, in Washington, DC, and is licensed in California. She holds a Leadership Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC) Certification from the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), and an individual Certified Receivables Compliance Professional (CRCP) certification from RMAI.
William Nelson is an Associate General Counsel at the Investment Adviser Association (IAA), whose member firms manage more than $35 trillion in assets for a wide variety of individual and institutional clients. Prior to joining the IAA, William served as Chief Compliance Officer for Mercer Advisors, one of the largest independent SEC-registered investment advisers in the US, where he served as the subject matter expert on legal and regulatory compliance issues. William previously served as Assistant General Counsel and Public Policy Counsel for CFP Board and has held multiple roles as an attorney with both the U.S. Departments of Justice and Veterans Affairs.He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, teaching securities regulation, and George Washington University Law School and currently serves as Vice Chair for the DC Bar’s Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community. He has been published in several scholarly law journals and his work has been cited in legal treatises and state and federal court decisions. William received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tulsa, his JD with Honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and his LLM from the George Washington University Law School.
Chris Paterson Director of Strategy, Third-Party Risk Management
Chris Paterson serves as Director of Strategy, Third-Party Risk Management at OneTrust, the Trust Intelligence Platform, unlocking every company’s value and potential to thrive by doing what’s good for people and the planet. OneTrust connects privacy, GRC, ethics, and ESG teams, data, and processes, so all companies can collaborate seamlessly and put trust at the center of their operations and culture. In his role, Chris supports the OneTrust GRC & Security Assurance Cloud where he advises companies on how to reduce third party risks and build mutual trust between the business and its vendors. Chris is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and holds CIPP/E, CIPM certifications from the IAPP.
Izak Rosenfeld is Associate General Counsel for Access Now, where he serves as global compliance and contracts counsel. Izak provides advice on international operations and compliance, including sanctions, corporate governance, data privacy, employment/ labor law, intellectual property, and cross-border transactions. Prior to Access Now, Izak practiced commercial litigation and corporate law at a full-service firm in Toronto, Canada. He obtained his Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Melbourne, having also studied law at McGill University.
Izak is a licensed Attorney in New York and Washington DC (USA), and a Barrister & Solicitor in Ontario (Canada), and also holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional - EU (CIPP/E) designation. He is currently an Associate Judge - Awards and Subgrants for the American Bar Association (ABA), Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), member of the ABA Pro Bono Taskforce, and Mediator with the International Mediation Institute (IMI).
Jessica Sanderson, Partner at The Volkov Law Group, provides litigation, investigation, and legal and compliance advisory services to clients primarily in the areas of anticorruption, trade sanctions, export controls, and white collar crimes. Ms Sanderson has more than 25 years’ experience in private practice, as a litigator and as a leader on ethics and compliance monitorships. Ms. Sanderson has extensive experience working with clients and as in-house counsel in the evaluation, design, and implementation of effective ethics and compliance programs. Among other things, Ms. Sanderson regularly designs third-party due diligence policies and procedures, and she has conducted third-party compliance audits in several high risk countries. Before joining the Volkov Law Group in 2019, Ms. Sanderson spent five years as in-house counsel at Innospec Inc. (NASDQ: IOSP) a publicly traded, global specialty chemicals company under an FCPA and UKBA monitorship. Among other things, at the Monitor’s insistence, Ms. Sanderson spearheaded a project to classify hundreds of products (chemicals) under U.S. and EU export control laws, and to substantially revise the Company’s compliance policies and program. Before that, Ms. Sanderson was a litigator at Gibson Dunn, where she represented clients in complex white collar and securities fraud investigations and litigation and served on FCPA compliance monitorships.
Debra is a senior executive with 4 decades of experience guiding companies through their growth journey – from early stage to rapid growth, to market leadership. She has in-depth knowledge of the business issues faced by high-growth companies, having served companies from start up to global Fortune 500 enterprises.
Seated in the board room of both public and private companies, Debra has experience as Chair of the Audit Committee, and Chair of the Compensation Committee of NASDAQ listed companies. She is qualified to serve as a Financial Expert under SEC and NYSE/NASDAQ listing rules. Currently, Debra serves on the Board of Directors for Canoo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOEV) and Vari/VARIDESK. She Chairs the Women’s President Organization Zenith Chapter comprised of 21 dynamic CEOs from 5 countries. Debra also serves on the Board for the North Texas Chapter of NACD, and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation.
Debra is a graduate of the University of North Texas and she is a Certified Public Accountant. Debra completed the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Executive Program and the Harvard Business School Strategic Leadership Program through EY.