Come join us as we explore compliance programs from the board’s perspective. What is the board’s role in compliance beyond setting the tone at the top. We will explore the standards applied to board members for compliance program knowledge, effective ways to engage with compliance and practical takeaways you should consider as you engage with your executive team and CCO/CEO.
Jane Lewis-Raymond: Director, Southwest Gas Holdings, NYSE:SWX
Jane Lewis-Raymond co-leads the firm’s Governance, Risk & Compliance Group and practices in its Energy Group. With more than 25 years’ legal experience, including a decade as general counsel and chief compliance officer of a publicly traded company, Jane has significant depth of knowledge relating to all aspects of corporate law, including enterprise compliance, securities, public company legal and governance issues, as well as board oversight of cybersecurity, crisis and risk management.
Additionally, Jane has significant experience with legal issues in the natural gas industry. She has spent the better part of the last three decades representing natural gas distribution companies at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and before state public utility commissions. She also is deeply familiar with the challenges faced by industry counsel related to every aspect of regulatory oversight, including the complicated regulatory regime under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and other federal regulatory matters.
Prior to joining Parker Poe, she was the senior vice president and chief legal, compliance and external relations officer with Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. Prior to joining Parker Poe, she was the senior vice president and chief legal, compliance and external relations officer with Piedmont Natural Gas Company Inc. She was an integral member of a team of senior executives that focused on creating measurable strategic and sustainability directives to build long-term value for shareholders.
She is the recent recipient of the Burton Award, which is the legal profession’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize for writing.
Jennifer Pollino serves as Director, Crane Co., Kaman Corporation, Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc., Teach for America, UNCC Belk College Advisory Board. Former Director form SHRM.
Ms. Pollino serves as a Director for public and non-profit companies. She has been a Director of Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products since 2013, Kaman Corporation an aerospace and industrial distribution company since 2015, Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc., a provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry since 2014 and two non-profits, Teach for America – Charlotte and the UNC Charlotte Belk College Advisory Board. She also served as a former Director for SHRM from 2013-2014.
She previously served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, at Goodrich from February 2005 until July 2012, when Goodrich was acquired by United Technologies Corporation. Prior to that, Ms. Pollino served as President and General Manager of the Aircraft Wheels & Brakes Division of Goodrich from September 2002 to February 2005, as President and General Manager of the Turbomachinery Products Division of Goodrich from December 2001 to August 2002 and in various other finance and accounting positions of increasing responsibility during her 20-year tenure with Goodrich. Prior to Goodrich, Ms. Pollino was the Controller of a savings and loan association, a Field Accounting Officer with the Resolution Trust Corporation and an Auditor with KPMG.
Jennifer Pollino currently serves as an Executive Coach and Consultant with JMPollino LLC, a leadership development, talent management and succession planning firm she founded upon her retirement from Goodrich Corporation in July 2012.
President & CEO, Novant Health; Director, Vizient Inc.
Carl S. Armato is the president and chief executive officer for Novant Health. Since joining Novant Health in 1998 as the vice president of finance and operations for the physician divisions in both Charlotte and Winston-Salem, Armato has also served as senior vice president of materials management and logistics for Novant Health. In 2003, Presbyterian Healthcare appointed Armato as chief operating officer and then promoted him to president and chief executive officer in January 2004. In 2008, the health system promoted him to president of Novant Health markets and in 2011 as chief operating officer. The board of trustees appointed him to his current position in January 2012.
Prior to joining Novant Health, Armato was vice president of operations for First Care Physicians and director of finance for the General Health System in Baton Rouge, LA. He was also a senior tax/audit consultant for Ernst & Young in the Baton Rouge office. Armato holds a Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting from the University of Southwestern Louisiana - Lafayette and a Master of Business Administration from Norwich University of Vermont.
He is a certified public accountant licensed in Louisiana and North Carolina. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina -Society of Certified Public Accountants, the State Board of CPAs of Louisiana and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Armato serves on the Vizient Board of Directors, the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Board of Directors of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council. He is actively involved in a number of community programs and has authored two books, It’s Never Just Another Monday, and A Future With Hope (An Inspiring Guide to Overcoming Diabetes).
Assistant General Counsel, SEC and Compliance SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPXC)
Stefanie M. Holland has assisted global, multinational, and US-domestic organizations navigate ever-changing business, economic, and commercial challenges for more than 25 years. Since 2006, she has provided counsel as both an in-house and law firm attorney to business professionals, senior management, and public company boards of directors on a range of legal, corporate, risk, and compliance and ethics matters.
Ms. Holland is Assistant General Counsel, SEC and Compliance of SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPXC), a supplier of highly engineered products and technologies, holding leadership positions in the HVAC, detection and measurement, and engineered solutions markets, based in Charlotte, NC. In this role, she directs the company’s Compliance and Ethics Program, overseeing global program design, implementation, management, and enforcement, and reports to the Audit Committee on the program.
Ms. Holland also serves as principal legal counsel supporting the company’s governance, reporting, and corporate needs as a publically traded company, and works closely with the Board of Directors, committees of the Board of Directors, and senior executive leadership. In addition, she champions strategic initiatives as a member of the General Counsel’s Legal Executive Team, team leader of the Legal Department’s Team Efficiency, and co-team leader of the Legal Process Management initiative team. She also serves on the advisory committee of the Society for Corporate Governance – Southeastern Chapter, serves on the women’s committee of the Association of Corporate Counsel – Charlotte Chapter, and previously served on the board of Leadership Harrisburg Area.
Before SPX, Ms. Holland gained valuable experience as an attorney with Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC), a diversified industrial services and engineered products company, based in Camp Hill, PA. She served as a member of the company’s Key Leadership Team, General Counsel’s Leadership Team, and Compliance & Ethics Sub-Committee. Ms. Holland started her legal career with Squire Sanders (Am Law 50), a top-tier law firm, based in Cleveland, OH, and, as part of her tenure at the firm, a multi-year secondment in Tokyo, Japan.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Holland spent 13 years in the import/export, logistics, and transportation industry, holding positions with several freight forwarders. She served as import manager and licensed broker, and continues to maintain her US Customs Broker License. Ms. Holland earned her J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Cleveland State University and B.A. in business administration degree from Baldwin-Wallace University.