Advisory Councils

Strategic Advisory Council

Alex Dimitrief
Alex DimitriefFormer, General Counsel, GE and President and CEO, GE's Global Growth Organization
Veta Richardson
Veta RichardsonPresident & CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
Michael Hershman
Michael HershmanPresident and CEO, The Fairfax Group
Preston McKenzie
Preston McKenzieOperating Partner, General Atlantic
Paul Gennaro
Paul GennaroSenior Vice President, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, Voya Financial
Erica Salmon Byrne
Erica Salmon ByrneExecutive Vice President, Chair of BELA and Executive Board Liaison, Ethisphere
Timothy Erblich
Timothy ErblichChief Executive Officer and Executive Board Liaison, Ethisphere

BELA Executive Steering Committee

The BELA Executive Steering Committee is comprised of senior executives from BELA Member Companies who provide strategic direction to Ethisphere to help shape the priorities and objectives of the BELA community.  

David Huntley
David HuntleySenior Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, AT&T
Michael McLaughlin
Michael McLaughlinSVP, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Dell Technologies, Inc.
Kellye Gordon
Kellye GordonVice President, Ethics & Compliance, VF Corporation
Thomas Pfennig
Thomas PfennigSVP, Global Head of Compliance & Data Privacy, Bayer AG
Kelly W. Payne
Kelly W. PayneVice President – Global Ethics and Compliance Officer, Eli Lilly and Company
Joe Santosuosso
Joe SantosuossoDirector, Business Conduct and Global Compliance, Apple Inc.
Louis Sapirman
Louis SapirmanVice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Panasonic Corporation of North America
Jennifer Teerdhala
Jennifer TeerdhalaDirector, Ethics & Compliance and Analytics, The Coca-Cola Company
Ula Ulbani
Ula UlbaniChief Ethics & Conduct Officer, BMO Financial Group (BMO)

World’s Most Ethical Companies Methodology Advisory Panel

The World’s Most Ethical Companies® Methodology Advisory Panel is comprised of leading attorneys and government officials, professors and organization leaders who care about ethical and honest business practices. The panel periodically reviews and refines the Ethics Quotient survey and World’s Most Ethical Companies Methodology to ensure its relevancy. Advisory Panel members are not involved in the honoree selection process, and all input and feedback provided to Ethisphere is reflective of each members’ personal viewpoints and is not representative of their respective organizations.

Charles Elson
Charles ElsonEdgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance, University of Delaware; Professor of Finance, University of Delaware; Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware
Dr. Leslie Gaines-Ross
Dr. Leslie Gaines-RossChief Reputation Strategist, Weber Shandwick
Michael Hershman
Michael HershmanPresident and CEO, The Fairfax Group
Olajobi Makinwa
Olajobi MakinwaChief, Intergovernmental Relations & Africa, UN Global Compact
Gabriel Cecchini
Gabriel CecchiniDirector, ESG Integridad
Robyn Bew
Robyn BewWest Region Leader, EY Center for Board Matters
David Hackett
David HackettPartner, Baker McKenzie LLP
Matt Kelly
Matt KellyCEO, Radical Compliance
Ryan McConnell
Ryan McConnellPartner, R. McConnell Group LLP
Brian Moriarty
Brian MoriartyDirector; Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
Michael Byrne, J.D.
Michael Byrne, J.D.Senior Vice President, Ethisphere

Equity and Social Justice Initiative Advisory Council

DAVID S. HUNTLEY
DAVID S. HUNTLEYSenior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, AT&T Inc.
BURT FEALING
BURT FEALINGExecutive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Southwire Company
KELLYE GORDON
KELLYE GORDONVice President, Ethics & Compliance & Legal Operations, VF Corporation
TONY WEST
TONY WESTSenior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Uber
MATT HORACE
MATT HORACEChief Security Officer, Mayo Clinic
TONY JORDAN
TONY JORDANAmericas Forensic & Integrity Services Leader, EY
ALAN K. NEVEL
ALAN K. NEVELSenior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Human Resources Officer, The MetroHealth System
VETA T. RICHARDSON
VETA T. RICHARDSONPresident & CEO, Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
BRANNIGAN THOMPSON
BRANNIGAN THOMPSONSenior Vice President, Corporate & Organizational Development, Voya Financial
LUCY FATO
LUCY FATOExecutive Vice President & General Counsel, AIG
ANDY HINTON
ANDY HINTONChief Compliance Officer (former); Google
ALEX DIMITRIEF
ALEX DIMITRIEFPresident & CEO (former); GE’s Global Growth Organization
JOHN GERZEMA
JOHN GERZEMAChief Executive Officer; The Harris Poll
TIMOTHY ERBLICH
TIMOTHY ERBLICHChief Executive Officer; Ethisphere
ERICA SALMON BYRNE
ERICA SALMON BYRNEEVP & Chair of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance; Ethisphere