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My Flight Path

Throughout my career journey, I've identified unique educational and professional development opportunities to maximize ROI by carefully weighing invested time, cost, and overall impact while building on-the-job experience in high-impact compliance programs. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my background, education, and credentials.

Education

Master of Science in Management and Leadership

Western Governors University

Completed degree program through JetBlue corporate partnership during Pandemic downtime from ACBSP-accredited, nonprofit university utilizing groundbreaking competency-based learning model endorsed by U.S. Secretary of Education, Bill Gates, and named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies. 

Bachelor of Science in Management

Cardinal Stritch University

Values-oriented curriculum at ACBSP-accredited, private, nonprofit university placed strong emphasis on ethical business leadership and community involvement, graduated with honors (cum laude) while maintaining a full-time career.

Certification

Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)

Credential awarded to individuals who demonstrate knowledge and expertise in compliance and ethics. Candidates must pass an exam testing their understanding of compliance program management, legal and regulatory requirements, and ethical considerations in business. CCEP holders remain current on industry developments, best practices, and demonstrate a commitment to ethical behavior and compliance program management through ongoing professional development. 

Work Experience

Senior Manager Ethics & Compliance Program

Workday 

Responsible for assisting in the management of Workday's global ethics and compliance program, ensuring adherence to legal and regulatory requirements. Oversaw policy maintenance, training, and employee communication efforts to promote ethical behavior and awareness across the organization. Developed and executed monitoring strategies to identify and mitigate potential compliance issues. Collaborated with cross-functional teams and leadership to provide guidance and recommendations for ethical and compliant business practices. 

Silicon Valley, CA (Pleasanton)  Hybrid  2022 - 2022

Manager Ethics & Compliance Training

Adobe

Managed the development and delivery of compliance training programs for a multinational technology company. Designed and facilitated training sessions on topics including code of conduct, anti-bribery, and conflicts of interest. Conducted assessments to measure training effectiveness and collaborated with cross-functional teams to ensure compliance with regulatory compliance. 

Silicon Valley, CA (San Jose)  Hybrid  2021 - 2022

Senior Analyst Ethics & Compliance

JetBlue

Responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, and management of the company's ethics and compliance program, including creating policies and procedures, analyzing risk assessments, providing compliance training, and partnering with relevant stakeholders to investigate and resolve compliance issues. Worked closely with executives and key stakeholders to ensure program aligned with business objectives and regulatory requirements. Led development and implementation of the company's code of conduct and provided guidance and support to employees and business partners. Helped successfully build a comprehensive ethics and compliance program from the ground up, and demonstrated my expertise in compliance program management, risk assessment, and investigation and resolution of compliance issues. Experience in this role has helped prepare me for more senior-level leadership positions in ethics and compliance program management. My commitment to ongoing professional development and industry best practices demonstrates my dedication to ethical behavior and compliance program leadership.

New York, NY  Hybrid   2018 - 2021

Analyst Inflight Regulatory Standards

JetBlue

Analyzed and interpreted regulatory requirements related to inflight operations, and ensured compliance with applicable regulations. Worked collaboratively with cross-functional teams to develop and implement policies, procedures, and training programs to meet regulatory requirements. Conducted audits, risk assessments, and investigations to identify areas for improvement and mitigate risk. Maintained up-to-date knowledge of regulatory changes and industry best practices.  

New York, NY  On-Site  2015 - 2018

Specialist, Inflight Policy & Compliance

Compass Airlines

Managed and ensured compliance with regulatory requirements, company policies, and procedures related to inflight operations. Provided guidance and support to inflight personnel on policy and compliance matters and conducted audits and inspections to identify and address any areas of non-compliance. Collaborated with cross-functional teams including vendors and union and corporate leadership to develop and implement new policies and procedures to improve overall compliance and performance. 

Minneapolis, MN  On-Site  2015 - 2015

Instructor / Curriculum Developer

Compass Airlines

Developed and delivered training programs for airline crewmembers ensuring compliance with FAA regulations and company policies. Created and maintained training materials and collaborated with subject matter experts to develop effective curriculum. Demonstrated strong communication and instructional skills, delivering engaging and effective training to diverse group of learners.  

Minneapolis, MN  On-Site  2014-2015

Inflight Crewmember / Flight Attendant 

Compass Airlines

Ensured a comfortable and enjoyable experience for customers while maintaining safety and security compliance in highly regulated frontline role. Assisted crew and customers in emergency situations and was recognized for large volume of positive customer and leader feedback. 

Minneapolis, MN  On-Site  2012-2014

Assistant to Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Community Bank Corporation

Supported CFO with financial analysis and regulatory compliance reporting. Managed projects including system implementations and process improvements to streamline operations and increase efficiency. 

Chaska, MN  On-Site  2011-2012

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