In Part 1 of our webinar series Coffee & Conversations: Strengthening Culture in COVID, LRN's Senior E&C Advisor, Susan Divers guides a 20-minute discussion with Kristi Kevern, Senior Managing Director of Ethics & Compliance at Dell Technologies drawing out the innovative and highly effective responses Dell's team implemented to address the “new normal” they faced.
Kristi Kevern is the Director‚ Operational Compliance at Dell. Kristi’s global team designs, implements and operates regulatory compliance programs aimed primarily at mitigating anticorruption, privacy and U.S.-specific regulatory exposure to Dell. Prior to Dell, Kristi served as a founding member of The Coca-Cola Company’s ethics office where she managed over 50 investigations of alleged employee misconduct. Kristi is a former Big 4 manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she led complex assurance and consulting engagements for Fortune 100+ clients. Kristi has served on OCEG’s Leadership Council, ANSI and ISO committees and advisory member to The Coca-Cola FFCU. Notable recognitions are Dell’s General Counsel Excellence Award and TRACE International’s Innovation in Anti-bribery Compliance Award (2014). Kristi is contributing author to OCEG’s Burgundy Book and Visa’s Cardholder Information Security Program (PCI DSS). Kristi graduated with honors in Accounting from Auburn University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia.
Susan Divers is a senior advisor with LRN Corporation. In that capacity, Ms. Divers brings her 30+ years’ accomplishments and experience in the ethics and compliance area to LRN partners and colleagues. This expertise includes building state-of-the-art compliance programs infused with values, designing user-friendly means of engaging and informing employees, fostering an embedded culture of compliance and substantial subject matter expertise in anti-corruption, export controls, sanctions, and other key areas of compliance.
Prior to joining LRN, Mrs. Divers served as AECOM’s Assistant General for Global Ethics & Compliance and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. Under her leadership, AECOM’s ethics and compliance program garnered six external awards in recognition of its effectiveness and Mrs. Divers’ thought leadership in the ethics field. In 2011, Mrs. Divers received the AECOM CEO Award of Excellence, which recognized her work in advancing the company’s ethics and compliance program.
Mrs. Divers’ background includes more than thirty years’ experience practicing law in these areas. Before joining AECOM, she worked at SAIC and Lockheed Martin in the international compliance area. Prior to that, she was a partner with the DC office of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal. She also spent four years in London and is qualified as a Solicitor to the High Court of England and Wales, practicing in the international arena with the law firms of Theodore Goddard & Co. and Herbert Smith & Co. She also served as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the Department of State and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the UN working on the first anti-corruption multilateral treaty initiative.
Mrs. Divers is a member of the DC Bar and a graduate of Trinity College, Washington D.C. and of the National Law Center of George Washington University. In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ethisphere Magazine listed her as one the “Attorneys Who Matter” in the ethics & compliance area. She is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Rutgers University Center for Ethical Behavior and served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Practical Training from 2005-2008.
She resides in Northern Virginia and is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on ethics and compliance topics. Mrs. Divers’ most recent publication is “Balancing Best Practices and Reality in Compliance,” published by Compliance Week in February 2015. In her spare time, she mentors veteran and university students and enjoys outdoor activities.