Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Celebrates Compliance and Ethics Champions...

Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:51am EDT

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Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Celebrates Compliance and Ethics
Champions During 5th Annual Compliance and Ethics Awards Dinner

SCCE 5th Annual Compliance and Ethics Awards Recipients:
-- W. Michael Hoffman, Executive Director, Center for Business Ethics and
Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics, Bentley University
-- Debbie Troklus, Assistant VP for Health Affairs/Compliance, University of
Louisville HSC
-- Jeff Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan & Walker LLP
-- John Steer, Senior Partner, Allenbaugh Samini Ghosheh LLP
-- Federal Bureau of Investigation Office of Integrity and Compliance
-- Hamline University School of Law, Health Law Institute

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six Champions of Compliance
and Business Ethics will be honored during the Society of Corporate Compliance
and Ethics (SCCE)  5th Annual Compliance and Ethics Awards ceremony on
September 14, 2009 SCCE announced today. This annual event honors leaders in
compliance and business ethics.

"These awards pay homage to two organizations and four individuals making
significant and important contributions to the compliance and business ethics
profession," said Odell Guyton, Senior Counsel and Director of Compliance for
Microsoft Corporation, Co-Chair of the SCCE Advisory Board.

"Each year, since this awards program began in 2005, the Society of Corporate
Compliance and Ethics has honored leaders in the compliance and business
ethics field who exemplify professional integrity and who strengthen the
profession," said Guyton.

The criteria used in selecting the SCCE 5th Annual Compliance and Ethics Award
recipients include:
    --  Outstanding performance and achievement in the field of corporate
        compliance
    --  Leadership abilities that contribute to the integrity of the
profession
    --  Contribution and leadership efforts in the development of global
growth
        and partnerships that enhance global compliance communications
    --  Outstanding personal commitment to further the compliance profession

    --  Recognition for achievements in academic development promoting the
        profession of compliance and ethics, technology focused on assisting
        compliance professionals with policies and procedures, and development
        of programs focused on integrity and ethical behaviors.


Award Recipients
This year's award recipients include four individuals and two organizations
making considerable contributions to the fast-growing corporate compliance and
ethics profession. 

"The SCCE 5th Annual Compliance and Ethics Award recipients are recognized by
their peers as pioneers and leaders in the compliance and ethics profession,"
said Guyton.

This year's award recipients are:
    --  W. Michael Hoffman, Executive Director, Center for Business Ethics and
        Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics, Bentley
University
    --  Debbie Troklus, Assistant VP for Health Affairs/Compliance, University
        of Louisville HSC
    --  Jeff Kaplan, Partner, Kaplan & Walker LLP
    --  John Steer, Senior Partner, Allenbaugh Samini Ghosheh LLP
    --  Federal Bureau of Investigation Office of Integrity and Compliance

    --  Hamline University School of Law, Health Law Institute


"We are grateful for the work each of these individuals and organizations are
doing to help advance the compliance and ethics profession. Their work speaks
for itself," said Roy Snell, CEO of the SCCE

Background on Compliance Profession
Today "corporate compliance" and "business ethics," are familiar terms easily
recognized by business executives. Although this is relatively a new
profession it continues to rapidly grow in relevance and visibility. The
compliance and ethics officer position can now be found in almost every
industry, in public and private companies, in nonprofit organizations and in
colleges and universities. Corporate compliance and ethics professionals
develop and oversee compliance and ethics programs to ensure that their
organizations comply with state and federal regulations. To learn more about
Corporate Compliance and Ethics:
http://www.corporatecompliance.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Resources

About The Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics
SCCE, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, is dedicated to improving the quality
of corporate governance, compliance and ethics. Its mission: SCCE exists to
champion ethical practice and compliance standards in all organizations and to
provide the necessary resources for compliance professionals and others who
share these principles. 

SCCE is located at 6500 Barrie Road, Suite 250, Minneapolis, MN 55435. Web
site: http://www.corporatecompliance.org Tel: 888/277-4977



SOURCE  Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Margaret Dragon of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics,
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