Carrie Penman

Carrie Penman is the Chief Compliance Officer of NAVEX Global and Senior Vice President, Advisory Services. Carrie has been with Advisory Services since 2003 after serving four years as deputy director of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA). Carrie was one of the earliest ethics officers in America. She is a scientist who developed and directed the first corporate-wide global ethics program at Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Since joining NAVEX Global, she has conducted numerous program, risk and culture assessment projects globally for its clients and regularly works with and trains boards of directors and executive teams. She also serves as a corporate monitor and independent consultant for companies with government agreements. She is the author of numerous compliance-related articles and commentary and is regularly featured or quoted as a compliance expert in press and publications. Carrie was also featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Risk and Compliance Journal.

As Chief Compliance Officer, she oversees NAVEX Global’s internal ethics and compliance activities, employing many of the best practices NAVEX Global recommends to its clients.

businesswoman in black blowing a whistle and pointing at the camera

NAVEX Global CCO Carrie Penman discusses how the derogatory meaning we’ve assigned the label “whistleblower” actually discourages the reporting we train and expect employees to do when they witness wrongdoing. For many years, I’ve been concerned that the term whistleblower — which admittedly has become ingrained in both the public and private sectors — will have a discouraging and detrimental effect on...

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