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ECI Senior Advisors

Senior Advisors serve as part- and flex-time business consultants who help ECI serve our clients, expand our market scope and generate revenue. ECI is actively engaged with organizations around the globe with advisory services, which require a variety of skills and experience. Senior Advisors provide subject-matter expertise to our engagements, and they represent the ECI as the principal voice on a project. Senior Advisors make it possible for ECI to expand our engagements, improve our business processes and better serve our clients.

Jeff Benjamin
Jeff BenjaminFormer CECO, Avon
Jeff Benjamin served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Avon Products, Inc. from September 2012 through July 2017. Previously he served in a variety of General Counseling and Ethics & Compliance Officer roles at Novartis Corporation (formerly known as Ciba Geigy Corporation), where he was employed for more than 37 years, including as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer from 1997 to 2011.

Among other ethics and compliance related activities, he served on the Board of Directors of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association from 2005 through 2012 and as Chair of its New York Metropolitan Area Chapter from 2010 through 2012. Since retiring from Avon in 2017, Jeff has provided consulting services primarily in the areas of ethics and compliance, litigation and leadership.

Jacqueline Brevard
Jacqueline BrevardFormer CECO, Merck
Ms. Brevard, brings more than 20 years of experience as a global ethics and compliance professional in the pharmaceutical industry. As the former Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., Ms. Brevard is the pioneer and visionary who developed and successfully implemented the first comprehensive Global Ethics Program for a top tier global pharmaceutical company, driving Merck & Co. to a leadership position in organizational ethics and setting the standard that others would follow years later. Ms. Brevard served on the Board of the then, Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (now, the Ethics and Compliance Initiative) where she is Vice Chair Emeritus; and she is former Chair of the Ethics Resource Center’s Fellows Program. Currently, Ms. Brevard is the Program Director of The Conference Board Global Business Conduct Council.

In addition, she is Senior Advisor at GEC Risk Advisory, a global risk, governance, ethics, cyber and crisis advisory firm, serving executives, boards, investors, and advisors to business, non-profits and government.

Earnie Broughton
Earnie BroughtonFormer Ethics Program Director, USAA
Earnie 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.

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.

C. Eugene Farmer
C. Eugene FarmerFormer Business Integrity Manager and Senior Attorney, Marathon Petroleum
Gene Farmer has 30 years’ experience serving as Attorney and Senior Attorney at Marathon Petroleum and its subsidiary, Speedway, LLC, including seven years as Business Integrity & Compliance Manager. Gene’s leadership experience includes assessing and designing codes of conduct, heading hotline and hospitality reporting systems, spearheading ethics and compliance communications and training, and speaking at ethics and compliance conferences nationwide.
Barbara Kipp
Barbara KippFormer PricewaterhouseCoopers Partner
Barbara (Bobby) Kipp is a retired PricewaterhouseCoopers partner, who most recently led PwC’s Ethics & Compliance Consulting practice. As the former global and U.S. Ethics & Business Conduct Leader, and U.S. Chief Privacy Officer for PwC, she led the development and operation of PwC’s U.S. and global Ethics & Business Conduct programs and U.S. Privacy program. These were ground-breaking programs, and the first amongst the Big Four. She led the first compliance risk assessment for PwC and created the initial blueprint for PwC’s current Ethics & Compliance program. She also led a multiyear engagement to develop and implement a global data protection and privacy program for PwC in 150 countries. Following her internal roles for PwC she spent over ten years consulting with many global and domestic organizations on their ethics, compliance, privacy, risk management and conflict minerals programs. She also spent many years as a financial auditor. She has been active in the Ethics & Compliance space for more than twenty years.

Tim Lindon
Tim LindonFormer VP and Chief Compliance Officer, Phillip Morris International
Tim Lindon worked for 26 years in a variety of roles at Phillip Morris International. Lindon began as assistant general counsel in the organization's various business and regional divisions, before taking on the role of VP and Chief Compliance Officer. Presently, Lindon serves as Senior Advisor of Ethics & Integrity for the Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors (ASPSCA) and as a Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law.

In addition, Lindon has founded his own consulting & coaching practice, Lindon Consulting & Coaching, where he serves as CEO.

Suzan McGinnis
Suzan McGinnisFormer Ethics Director, Target
Suzan McGinnis has served in senior ethics positions for nearly 15 years. McGinnis acted as Senior Manager and Director in the ethics & compliance function at Best Buy, before moving on to act as the Ethics Team Director at Target.

Currently, she is the Senior Director at Rethink Compliance where she uses her knowledge and experience to develop boutique, custom strategies that organizations can use to advance their E&C function.

Jeff Oak
Jeff OakFormer Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health
Jeff Oak brings 25 years experience leading ethics, compliance and risk functions. Most recently, he served as the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health. Under his leadership, Bon Secours Health System, was recognized nationally for innovation and among the World’s Most Ethical Companies®.

Jeff has served on the Boards of Directors for organizations in health care, higher education, global development, professional associations and insurance. In addition to his work with ECI, he is Adjunct Faculty at Fordham University Law School, and Founder and Principal of AnchorPoint GRC Advisory LLC.

Stephen Prosser
Stephen ProsserFormer Managing Director, Starbucks
Stephen Prosser has nearly two decades of experience in the ethics & compliance function. In 2001, Prosser was hired on by Starbucks to build, design and manage the company's global ethics & compliance team. In this position, Prosser's focus was in strategic planning, operations, policy development, risk assessments, communications, leadership engagement, board reporting, anti-harassment, anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation training and investigations across the world, as well as focus on anti-bribery / anti-corruption compliance.
Carsten Tams
Carsten TamsConsultant, Harvard University & Emagence, Author
Carsten Tams served as Senior Vice President of Ethics & Compliance at Bertelsmann for nearly a decade. There, he built the company's global ethics program that spanned 50 countries and more than 100,000 employees. Tams has most recently worked as a consultant for Harvard University and Emagence as well as an author and contributing writer for Forbes magazine.

As a Fellow at The Aspen Institute, Tams worked to develop an innovative methodology for strengthening self-governance in organizations.