The Compliance Life details the journey to and in the role of a Chief Compliance Officer. How does one come to sit in the CCO chair? What are some of the skills a CCO needs to success navigate the compliance waters in any company? What are some of the top challenges CCOs have faced and how did they meet them? These questions and many others will be explored in this new podcast series. Over four episodes each month on The Compliance Life, I visit with one current or former CCO to explore their journey to the CCO chair. This month, my guest is Gwen Hassan, Managing Counsel and Director of Compliance at CNH Industrial.

In this second episode, we take up the tricky issue of balancing a role as a legal eagle for the company as well as her role in compliance. We explore the different skill set needed for each of these careers and how it is possible to have both in one person. Gwen tells us her favorite part about being a compliance professional and then give us her “elevator speech” about the compliance profession she used at pre-pandemic cocktail parties.

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