Biography

Laurel Burke currently serves as Director and Associate General Counsel – Compliance leading the ethics and compliance program at Peabody Energy in St. Louis, MO. 

Before joining Peabody in July 2018, she served as Associate General Counsel – Compliance for Regal Beloit Corporation.  Ms. Burke helped teams implement best practices in the business segments, provided HR and compliance guidance, and worked closely with employees from across the globe on corruption prevention, investigations, policy management, risk assessment, and auditing program improvement.

Prior to her ethics and compliance program focused roles, Ms. Burke was a Partner at Powell Burke & Croke, LLP in Denver, Colorado (1996-2000) and held a variety of positions at CenturyLink (formerly Qwest Communications) including Staff Advocate, Compliance Attorney, and Senior Attorney (2000-2011).  

Ms. Burke holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish, a Honors Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Saint Louis University as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.  Ms. Burke has been a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional since 2009.  When not working, she enjoys being outside.

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