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Janice L. Innis-Thompson

Compliance Strategies
Former Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, TIAA and Senior Consultant
Scotch Plains, NJ, USA


Janice Innis-Thompson is a Senior Advisor for Compliance Strategies, a leading consulting firm specializing exclusively in compliance, ethics, risk and governance practices.  Until June of 2016, Janice was Senior Managing Director, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, a role she served in for nine and a half years. Ms. Innis-Thompson oversaw and managed TIAA’s enterprise wide compliance and ethics program. She led a team of more than 150 compliance professionals who transformed TIAA’s Compliance Program from an Insurance-centric program to a multi-regulated program driven by the Federal Reserve Bank.  She also created TIAA’s Ethics program, which won Ethisphere’s Awards in 2014 and 2015, ranking TIAA as one of the most Ethical Companies in the World.

Ms. Innis-Thompson joined TIAA in October 2006 from Tyco International, where she was Chief Compliance Counsel. Prior to that, she was the Chief Compliance Counsel at the International Paper Company. Ms. Innis-Thompson began her career with the United States Department of Justice, where she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in three jurisdictions. During that time she also served a year as Counsel to the Director of EOUSA (Executive Office for United States Attorneys), and worked with Attorney General Janet Reno during the 1996 election. Ms. Innis-Thompson holds a B.A. with honors and a J.D. from the University of Florida. She is a board member of Edward Jones’ Bridge Builder Trust Fund, where she chairs the nominating and governance committee. She also serves on the boards of the NYPD Audit Advisory Committee and the Wardlaw-Hartridge School. She is an active member of several industry groups including the Compliance & Ethics Leadership Counsel and Corporate Executive Board.
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