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GACFE Luncheon Meeting March 6, 2020



Elizabeth Simon, Director of Ethics and Compliance, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Topic: Ethics in the Workplace

More and more news stories share examples of companies who have chosen not to do the right thing.  How can we maintain a culture of compliance and ensure our employees choose to do the right thing?  This session will explore the research on why cultural failures occur at corporations, provide some examples of companies in the news that have made bad decisions resulting in negative news, fines, or penalties, and leave you with some key takeaways to improve the Speak Up culture at your company.



Elizabeth Simon is the Director of Ethics & Compliance for Cox Enterprises, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.  She was appointed to her current role in November 2019 but was on the Cox Communications compliance team for almost seven years.  She is responsible for managing the Ethics Hotline and overseeing ethics-related investigations, conducting compliance risk assessments and ensuring that Cox is complying with the laws and regulations that are relevant to the company.  She also oversees the Records & Information Management program, ensuring that all employees have the tools and knowledge to maintain the records required by laws and regulations.  Ms. Simon leads compliance-related projects, such as standardizing the investigation process across the company’s divisions. 

Ms. Simon previously served as the Senior Internal Auditor for Kimberly-Clark in Roswell, GA, with responsibility for developing data analytics around Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and fraud analytics for scoping other internal audits.  She led special audit and compliance projects on the Internal Audit team, including creating metrics for decentralized compliance functions to measure the effectiveness of the corporate-wide compliance program and developing the compliance website.  Prior to that, Ms. Simon was in Kimberly-Clark’s Global Security department where she ran the anti-fraud program.   

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Ms. Simon worked at both PwC and Ernst & Young, two of the Big Four accounting firms.  She conducted external audits and worked on forensic accounting investigations with these firms.  She also worked at Global Payments, a payment processing company, and built out their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program. 
Ms. Simon currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Compliance and Ethics (ACE) Roundtable and is a Regent Emeritus for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).   

Ms. Simon holds Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science Degrees in Accountancy from East Carolina University.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of Georgia (active) and North Caroline (inactive), a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional, and a Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional. 
Ms. Simon is married and has four children.  She is an avid marathon runner who has run a marathon in all 50 states. 

GACFE MARCH MEETING:                    

Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Time: 11:20 AM to 1:00 PM 
Registration Starting Time: 11:00 AM
Buffet Lunch Available: 11:20 AM
Speaker Presentations: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Ansley Golf Club, 196 Montgomery Ferry Drive, Atlanta, GA 30309

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NOTE:  In order for the Ansley Golf Club to plan for adequate seating and food, it is important for us to be able to provide a lunch count to them by Tuesday morning before our Friday meetings, so please be sure to register by 11:00 am March 3, 2020. Even if you are a gold or platinum member, we ask you to please register for the meetings.


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