October 7, 2013 – SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute – Washington DC
Moderated by Donna Boehme this discussion panel was composed of Karen Bertha, CECO of defense contractor MCR, LLC; Patrick J. Gnazzo, a principal of Better Business Practices, LLC; and Judith Nocito, retired as Assistant General Counsel and Director of Global Compliance for Alcoa. The following five features were advocated as essential to CECO success:
- A seat at the table
- Line of sight
In addition to identifying and discussing these essential features of the CECO, the presentation pushes further and offers a number of strategies for a CECO to develop them in their own, individual programs.
All of these features are interconnected and are necessary for the CECO to have proper authority to manage his or her department and stand on equal footing amongst the other departments.