Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Marshaling Integrity - Donna Boehme

This excerpt is taken from our interview of Donna Boehme, who we contacted to learn about her experiences working in compliance "overseas".

As you are probably aware, the industry could be viewed as having its birth in issues arising out of the defense industry scandals of the 70’s. But as the industry has matured, meeting the overall seven elements of an effective compliance program has become more important, in addition to addressing the specific, regulatory compliance issues that you might see in the highly regulated industries, like pharmaceuticals or defense. In Europe there has been a traditional emphasis on ethics which historically manifested in aspirational mission or value statements, but in a recent study the majority of leading European companies also had codes of conduct. So the US no longer has the market cornered on compliance.

Donna Boehme's interview is included in Working for Integrity: Finding the Perfect Job in the Rapidly Growing Compliance and Ethics Field.

(All interviewees spoke to us about their own personal experiences and opinions; interviewees were not acting as a spokesperson or otherwise representing their current or former employers.)