PATRICIA J. HARNED, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Pat’s decades of experience and commitment to the building of ethical cultures in organizations makes her a true thought-leader in the ethics & compliance space. Pat drives the direction and scope of ECI’s original research and reporting, including the development and direction of the Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES), the leading longitudinal study on worldwide workplace behavior.
Her work and expertise have led her to serve as an ethics and culture consultant for top global institutions including BP, Penn State University and the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to advising CEOs on building ethical cultures in corporations, she also directs outreach efforts for governmental agencies and policymakers, including the United States Department of Justice.
As a subject-matter expert in the ethics & compliance industry, Pat has contributed her work and words on corporate governance and global integrity. Her work has appeared in nationwide publications like Variety magazine and media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today and CNN have sought out her opinions on matters relating to ethics, compliance, workplace integrity, sexual harassment and more.
Pat’s work has been recognized by others in the ethics & compliance space, having been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics in 2014 by Ethisphere and named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in 2010 and 2011 by the non-profit organization Trust Across America.
Dr. Harned holds a Bachelor of Science in education degree from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, a Master of Education degree from Indiana University and a Doctorate in the Philosophy of education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Senior Vice President
David brings to ECI a long history of service and dedication in the ethics & compliance space. With more than 25 years of leadership experience, David drives and oversees the business direction of ECI, including branding, marketing and communications.
David is considered one of the pioneers in the field of Governance, Risk and Compliance. He was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance” by Treasury & Risk Magazine and is a charter member of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), where he was designated an OCEG Fellow in 2010. David is certified as a Leadership Professional in Ethics and Compliance (LPEC) also is certified as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP).
Formerly, David has spearheaded and driven the direction for some of the industry’s leading organizations. He was the founder and CEO of EthicsPoint (now Navex Global) and was later CEO of Compli, a leading SaaS workforce management platform.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Business from Oral Roberts University and MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
MOIRA McGINTY KLOS
Senior Vice President, Operations & Events
Joining the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) in 1995, Moira took on the role of Senior VP of operations and events when ERC joined two other organizations, the Ethics & Compliance Certification Institute (ECCI) and Ethics & Compliance Officers Association (ECOA) to form ECI.
She is dedicated to ensuring each and every client, from single individual members to organizational groups and Fellows receive quality, custom services. In addition, Moira conducts strategic and financial planning for ECI’s range of events and conferences.
Before joining the ERC, McGinty Klos was employed by Ethics, Inc., the ethics consulting firm founded by former ERC President, Michael Daigneault. Moira was the primary point of contact for all Ethics, Inc. clients including United Way of America, American Hospital Association and the Environmental Industry Associations.
Moira holds dual bachelor’s degrees in business administration and dramatic arts from Mary Washington College, as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University.
Vice President, Research & Analytics
Evren has nearly two decades of experience in conducting research, performing analytics and original reporting. She brings her research leadership skills to ECI as head of the Research and Analytics Team, managing the implementation, reporting and analysis of ECI’s premier, longitudinal study on workplace behavior, the Global Business Ethics Survey (GBES).
Evren also oversees ECI client analytic services, including collecting and disseminating organizational data to assess program standing against established benchmarks. This data is used not only to help improve and strengthen our client’s organizational culture, but the data is also collected to strengthen global workplace benchmarks.
Prior to joining ECI, Evren spent nearly 15 years at the Society for Human Resource Management, including providing direction and analysis on workforce analytics and serving as the organization’s media spokesperson.
Evren holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Virginia Tech, achieved her Master’s of Social Work at Radford University and a Graduate Certificate in Survey Design and Analysis from George Washington University.
Vice President, Development & Corporate Secretary
Holli joined ECI in 2013 after moving to Washington DC from Vancouver, Canada. She leads ECI’s development function, working with donors and sponsors to provide the critical financial resources needed to fund and sustain our industry leading research projects and member enhancing events and services.
Holli also serves as Corporate Secretary to the boards of ECI’s three nonprofit organizations: the Ethics Research Center, the Ethics & Compliance Association and the Ethics & Compliance Certification Institute.
Before moving to the US, Holli spent 20 years at Simon Fraser University, where she specialized in project management, donor relations and event planning.
Holli holds a bachelor of science degree with a focus in management studies from the University of Maryland, University College and a Sustainability Professional Certificate from the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. She is a nature lover and an unapologetic chocoholic.
Earnie Broughton is Senior Advisor to the Ethics & Compliance Initiative in Vienna, Virginia. He previously served as Director of the M.B.A. and Executive Education programs in the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University from 2011 to 2016.
Prior to joining St. Mary’s, Earnie served as Executive Director, Ethics Program Coordinator, for United Services Automobile Association (USAA) from 2000 to 2011 and reported directly to USAA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He has an additional 20 years experience in Human Resources and Consumer Lending executive management in the financial services sector.
Earnie was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Ethics and Compliance Association from 2009 through 2011. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Vice Chair of the Washington-based Ethics & Compliance Initiative Fellows Program.
Earnie co-founded the Greater San Antonio Ethics and Compliance Roundtable and currently serves as President. He also chaired the San Antonio Ethics in Business Awards from 2010 though 2012. In 2015, Earnie was named by the Ethisphere Institute to the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics” list for having “a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance.”
Earnie is a graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and he has a Master’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.