As one of the earliest ethics officers in the industry, Carrie Penman has been with NAVEX Global since 2003 after serving four years as deputy director of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) now ECI. A scientist by training, she developed and directed the first corporate-wide global ethics program at Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1994-1999.
As Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for NAVEX Global, Carrie leads the company’s formal risk management processes. She also oversees its internal ethics and compliance activities employing many of the best practices that NAVEX Global recommends to its customers.
Carrie has extensive client-facing risk and compliance consulting experience, including more than 15 years as an advisor to boards and executive teams; most recently as NAVEX Global’s Senior Vice President of Advisory Services. She has also served as a corporate monitor and independent consultant for companies with government settlement agreements.
Carrie is the author of numerous compliance related articles and commentary and is regularly featured or quoted as a compliance expert in the press. Carrie was featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Risk and Compliance Journal and on the cover of Compliance Week magazine. Carrie is a recognized expert in the area of hotline reporting and is the author of NAVEX Global’s annual Hotline Benchmark Report which evaluates data from over 1.3 million hotline reports annually.
She currently serves as advisory board vice-chair to Bentley University's Center for Business Ethics and was recently invited to join the International Compliance Association's Global Practitioner Advisory Board. Additionally, Carrie serves on the Advisory Board of Compliance Week. She previously served on the ECOA Board of Directors and its Executive Committee and served on the Advisory Board for the Duquesne University, Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics.
In 2020, she was recognized with Compliance Week’s Lifetime Achievement in Compliance Award, recognizing long-time practitioners that have upheld the core principles of ethics and leadership throughout their career. In 2017, Carrie received the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) Carol R. Marshall Award for Innovation in Corporate Ethics for an extensive career contributing to the advancement of the ethics and compliance field worldwide.