ETHIX360 Invests in Compliance as it Hires their first Chief Compliance Officer

Stephanie Jenkins has joined ETHIX360 as their first Chief Compliance Officer.  In her role, Stephanie will be responsible for oversight of all compliance risks and quality. As Chief Compliance Officer, she will focus on building a culture of compliance from the ground up and help ensure the company meets all its compliance management responsibilities.

Stephanie’s 13 years of diverse compliance experience and education allow her to have a unique understanding of what it takes to set up a robust compliance program and how to use her powers for good and help other compliance professionals make a difference.

J Rollins, ETHIX360’s founder and CEO, commented, “Stephanie is an important part of the management team we need to take ETHIX360 to the next level in the market.  Her combination of business acumen, ethix and compliance experience and education let her bring unique value to the table.  I am thrilled to have her join and further validate our disruptive role in the market.”

ETHIX360 provides next-generation Compliance as a Service (CaaS) solutions that can be configured to seamlessly facilitate identifying, managing, investigating and resolving issues within any business.  Our enterprise-class solution,  CaseTracTM, helps minimize the negative impact on an organization’s reputation and the creation of financial liabilities or other harmful consequences.  Reporting of concerns is enabled via a variety of technologies that can be deployed to support the multi-lingual input of a globally diverse constituent base.  CaseTracTM’s unique resolution management solution can be configured to promote adherence to a company’s policies and procedures for any program such as Employee Code of Conduct, Supply Chain Code of Conduct, Safety, Asset Protection, HR employee relations, FCPA compliance and more.  Powerful workflow engines and a notification matrix couple with system-wide security and data privacy rules to automate the resolution of a concern in accordance with the company’s standards.  Through real-time dashboards and data analysis, Intercede provides users and executive management with enterprise-wide visibility of issues enabling effective responses and proactive, continuous improvement.

“I’ve had the unique opportunity to be on all sides of the compliance fence. From managing global ethics and compliance programs to providing boutique style compliance consulting to educating sales professionals on how better understand and connect with the compliance buyer,” said Stephanie Jenkins, Chief Compliance Officer. “I’m honored to be apart of a company that has committed leadership, an inspiring vision, and quality products designed to make the lives of compliance professionals easier. I look forward to contributing to ETHIX360’s continued success and to helping shape the future of the compliance profession and industry.

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Eight Alumni of Distinction Named

On October 20, the UGA Graduate School honored eight graduates with the 2016 Alumni of Distinction Award. The recipients were singled out for exceptional successes in their professional careers as well as for significant service to their communities.

According to Graduate School Dean Suzanne Barbour, each of the recipients are distinguished by their professional achievement at the regional, national and international levels. “Their outstanding attainments include publications, awards received, mentorship, for serving as role models in their profession, and for making contributions to their local and global communities.”

In ceremonies concluding on October 21, Barbour stressed how Alumni of Distinction exemplify the UGA mission to expand the body of knowledge, and bring highest honor to the University.

The recipients of the 2016 awards are:

JAMES W. ANDREWS, JR.
James W. Andrews, Jr. began his career as one of the first four scientists at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. He published more than 100 scientific research papers during his 12 years there. He founded Savannah Laboratories and Environmental Services in 1980 which became the largest environmental testing laboratory in the world.

Andrews was the director of research for the Cardiovascular Council and the Curtis Hames Evans County Heart Study during the 1970s and 1980s. He discovered that people who live in the high-heart disease belt of the Southeast had low blood levels of selenium, an essential nutrient, and elevated levels of cadmium, a toxic element.

He currently volunteers with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens. Andrews is chair of the Master Plan Committee and president of the Friends of the Coastal Gardens. He was recently inducted into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame. His family has four generations of UGA graduates beginning with his mother in 1925.

MARTIN CHITWOOD
Martin Chitwood is a senior partner of Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP in Atlanta. He is recognized as a leader in the fields of securities litigation and corporate governance reform.

In 1966, Chitwood joined the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Green Berets, where he served as a commanding officer of a Special Forces A-Team. He became one of the most decorated junior officers in the Vietnam War receiving the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm from the Government of South Vietnam. The Department of the Army awarded him the Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Vietnam Jump Wings.

He is a Life Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.Chitwood has served as director, vice president and co-chair of Securities of the National Association of Securities Consumer Law Attorneys and as director of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws. Chitwood also wrote and co-produced the story for “Unconquered,” a CBS movie of the week.

ARIEL Y. DEUTCH
Ariel Deutch is the James G. Blakemore professor of Psychiatry and professor of Pharmacology and Program in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His research focuses on central dopamine systems and their involvement in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease, and the mechanisms of action of antipsychotic drugs.

He has authored or co-authored more than 125 publications and has received continuous funding for 30 years. He previously held associate and assistant professor appointments at Yale University School of Medicine where he completed his postdoctoral studies in neuropharmacology.

Deutch currently holds positions as Chief Scientific Advisor and Chair of the National Parkinson Foundation’s Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Neurology Research Group on Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, the Minority Task Force for the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and chair of the Freedman Award Committee for the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

JAMES K. FARR
James K. Farr served as principal scientist in the Office of Response and Restoration, Environmental Response Division, National Ocean Service during his time at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He provided scientific expertise in responding to hundreds of chemical and oil accidents, including the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Farr also aided the FBI in development of a national chemical precursors database, which identifies precursors to track and prevent the use of chemical substances in the illegal production of explosives, drugs, and other dangerous materials. Dr. Farr authored or co-authored more than 30 publications. He is retired from federal service but continues his work on scientific aspects of chemical reactivity and industrial safety as a consultant to the Center for Chemical Process Safety/AlChE in New York.

Farr received the U.S. Department of Commerce Individual Silver Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce Team Silver Medal, NOAA National Technology Transfer Award, and NOAA National Employee of the Month award.

R. STEVE MCCALLUM
R. Steve McCallum is professor of School Psychology in the department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the University of Tennessee where he previously served as
department head for 22 years. He joined the faculty at UT in 1986 and served as director of the School Psychology Program before becoming department head. He has served at the state and national level as an officer in school psychology organizations.

McCallum has contributed to the field as an author and co-author of several scholarly works including books, book chapters, more than 100 journal articles, tests and conference presentations. He co-founded and is consulting editor of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment published by SAGE and was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

McCallum has received numerous awards from the University of Tennessee including the Chancellor’s Research and Creative Achievement Award; Dean’s Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards from the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences; Tunstall Outstanding Faculty Member from the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling.

A. ALLEN SEALS
A. Allen Seals is a clinical and interventional cardiologist with Baker and Gilmour Cardiovascular Institute in Jacksonville, Fla. where he is also managing partner and director of clinical research. Seals has been in practice for more than 25 years and focuses on specialized techniques in complex coronary angioplasty in addition to new life-saving treatments for patients with acute coronary syndrome and acute myocardial infarction.

Dr. Seals has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in addition to presenting at cardiology meetings throughout the U.S. and Europe.

In 2016, Dr. Seals was elected chair of the American College of Cardiology Board of Governors and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, the main governing body of the American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the steering committee for SMARTCare, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation grant program, which strives to provide tools for doctors to communicate with patients about their healthcare options.

ALVETTA P. THOMAS

Alvetta P. Thomas is President of Atlanta Technical College where she previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs. She was an education specialist at the U.S. Department of Defense, teacher and curriculum specialist in the Savannah Chatham County Schools and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Alabama State University.

Thomas has received honors from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. House of Representatives. She was named one of Atlanta’s 25 Most Influential Women, a “Female
Powerhouse” in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta and one of Atlanta’s Top 100 Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League. She received the Woman of Influence and Impact Award from Woman University.

Thomas serves on the board of Horizons Atlanta, the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, Metro RESA. She is a member of Civitan International, the West End Rotary Club and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America National Higher Education Access and Scholarship Task Force.

MARY SALMON WALKER
Mary Salmon Walker is an environmental consultant after serving a number of years in state government. She previously served as assistant director and COO for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources where she oversaw policy development, compliance programs and general agency operations.

Walker worked to establish a legally defensible buffer around coastal salt marsh, implemented groundwater withdrawal reductions in coastal Georgia and improved the state’s certification process for new reservoirs. She also worked with South Carolina on a management strategy for the Savannah River and developed and implemented strategies to address funding challenges at the agency.

She is a graduate of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leaders and has served as a state representative on the joint EPA/State E-Enterprise for the Environment Leadership
Council. Walker has also run a grief support program for children in Atlanta and works with newly arrived refugees in Dekalb County.

Martin Chitwood Partner, Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP

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      • BRONZE STAR, US ARMY
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Martin D. Chitwood, Partner

Martin Chitwood has served as lead or co-lead counsel in more than 40 class actions nationwide and has been instrumental in recovering billions of dollars for investors and other class members. In a lead article in February 2004, the Atlanta Journal/Constitution stated that Mr. Chitwood “is considered the plaintiffs’ lawyer in the state of Georgia.”  He has also been recognized as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics each year since the inception of the award.

Recently, Mr. Chitwood served as co-lead counsel in both the BankAmerica securities litigation in the Eastern District of Missouri, in which $490 million was recovered for investors, and in the Oxford Health securities litigation in the Southern District of New York, which resulted in a $300 million recovery for investors. When these cases were resolved in 2003, they were the second and fifth largest recoveries, respectively, since the enactment of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”). Mr. Chitwood has also served as lead trial counsel in approximately 25 jury trials and has written and argued numerous appeals.

Mr. Chitwood has served by appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of Georgia to represent Georgia state pension funds in securities class actions and has also served as lead counsel in securities class actions for pension funds of numerous other states.  He is one of a select few attorneys who have served as lead counsel for private mutual funds that have been appointed as lead plaintiffs in securities class action litigation.  Also, Mr. Chitwood has been Vice President, Co-Chair of Securities, and a director of the National Association of Securities and Consumer Law Attorneys (NASCAT) and a director of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL).  He is recognized as a leader in the field of corporate governance reform.

Mr. Chitwood has participated as a panelist in many professional seminars, and he authored “The Effects of the English Common Law on the Development of Commonwealth West African Legal Systems,” published by the University of Georgia Press in 1976.  Mr. Chitwood is also the author of papers on various aspects of securities and antitrust litigation, including:

  • “The Securities Reform Act of 1995:  Its Effects on Litigation and Capital Formation” – published in Calendar Call, Vol. II, Winter 1996, No. 4
  • “Federal Preemption of State Securities Laws:  Uniform Standards or Misguided ‘Reform’?” – published in Calendar Call, Vol. III, Spring 1998, No.1
  • “Litigating the Class Action Lawsuit in Georgia” – published by the National Business Institute in 1998

Additionally, he authored multiple articles published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”) in Georgia and has presented these articles at ICLE seminars, including:

  • “Securities Class Actions: The Plaintiffs’ Perspective” – 1997
  • “Class Actions and Antitrust Enforcement” – 1998
  • “The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 – A Synopsis” – 1999
  • 2000 and 2001 Updates to the “Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995”
  • “Investor Communications During Litigation:  Ethical Problems, Procedural Issues and PSLRA Requirements in Communicating with Investors When Litigation Is Pending” – 2001

Mr. Chitwood attended the University of Georgia, where he received his A.B., M.A., and J.D. degrees, the last in 1976.  He is admitted to practice before all Georgia state trial and appellate courts, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia, and the Second and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.  He is a member of the Atlanta and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Georgia, the Federal Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Lawyers’ Club of Atlanta, where he has served on the Rules, Practice, and Judiciary Committee.  He is also a Life Fellow of the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.  Mr. Chitwood is a member of the Securities Litigation Committee of the Litigation Section of the ABA and the Antitrust and General Practice and Trial Section of the Georgia Bar.

During the Vietnam Conflict, Mr. Chitwood was assigned to the Fifth Special Forces Group (Abn) and served as the commanding officer of a Special Forces A-Team.  He received a Top Secret security clearance with Special Access from the Department of Defense.  In addition, Mr. Chitwood was awarded both the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm by the Government of South Vietnam, and the Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Vietnam Jump Wings by the Department of the Army.

Mr. Chitwood co-produced and wrote the story for “Unconquered,” a CBS movie of the week that first aired in January 1989.  “Unconquered” was chosen as a Best of Category for 1989 by TV Guide.  Mr. Chitwood is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America.

Mr. Chitwood has been selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in each of the past eight years and is AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated.

Unconquered (1989 film)

Unconquered is a 1989 television film written by Martin Chitwood (story) and Pat Conroy (teleplay).[1] It was directed and produced by Dick Lowry,[2] and co-produced by Martin Chitwood [3] and Dean Silvers.[4] [5] The movie is based on the struggles of Richmond Flowers, Sr., the Alabama attorney general who opposed many of Governor George Wallace‘s segregationist policies in the 1960s, and his son, star athlete Richmond Flowers, Jr.

Plot

In 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, as the fires of racial hatred sweep across the State, one family stands alone, about to face the greatest test of courage and loyalty. State Attorney Richmond Flowers is the only man prepared to stand up and fight against the horrifying injustices destroying his town. But his determination may prove to be the destruction of his family. His son, Rich, is desperate to prove himself against all odds, yet has to fight to simply survive. As the family suffers increasingly brutal attacks at the hands of the enraged community, they must find a strength so great that it can conquer over the hatred that surrounds them.[6] [7]

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Martin Chitwood Biography

Unconquered Poster

Martin Chitwood, Partner at Chitwood Harley Harnes LLP, has served as lead or co-lead counsel in more than 40 class actions nationwide and has been instrumental in recovering billions of dollars for investors and other class members. Mr. Chitwood is considered the premier plaintiffs’ lawyer in the state of Georgia. He has also been recognized as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics each year since the inception of the award.

His firm represents both institutional investors and individuals in a wide variety of lawsuits to remedy corporate wrongdoing. They primarily pursue securities class actions but also are a leader in litigating antitrust and consumer protection class actions.

Mr. Chitwood has served by appointment as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the States of Georgia and Ohio to represent their state pension funds in securities class actions, and has served as lead counsel in securities class actions for pension funds of numerous other states. In addition, Mr. Chitwood has been Vice President, Co-Chair of Securities, and a director of the National Association of Securities and Consumer Law Attorneys (NASCAT) and a director of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (COSAL).

During the Vietnam Conflict, Mr. Chitwood was assigned to the Fifth Special Forces Group (Abn) and served as the commanding officer of a Special Forces A-Team. He received a Top Secret security clearance with Special Access from the Department of Defense. In addition, Mr. Chitwood was awarded both the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm by the Government of South Vietnam, and the Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Vietnam Jump Wings by the Department of the Army.

Martin Chitwood co-produced and wrote the story for “Unconquered,” a CBS movie of the week that first aired in January 1989. “Unconquered” was chosen as a Best of Category for 1989 by TV Guide. Mr. Chitwood is a member of the Writers’ Guild of America.

Over The Edge for Brain Cancer

 

Welcome to my fundraising page! I’ve committed to raise funds to benefit cutting-edge brain cancer research through ABC2 by rappelling down the side of a building! On December 3, 2017 I will rappel down the Manchester Grand Hyatt, the largest building on the San Diego waterfront. The most exciting part is, all the money raised for this event will be channeled to San Diego-based research projects.

I am dedicated to fight this deadly disease. There are almost 700,000 people living with brain tumors and about 80,000 more will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis this year. Despite the amount of brain tumors, and their devastating prognosis, there have only been four (4) FDA approved drugs to treat brain tumors in the past 30 years. More research is desperately needed.

HVAC Winnemuca

It started as an idea and became reality. Owners Eric Ham and his son Drew Ham started HAMS in 2009 and have been going strong ever since. Eric was still working for Newmont Mining and Drew sas serving in the Army deployed in Iraq. After getting an honorable discharge, Drew came home and Eric passed his contractors test and opened for business. With the experience and discipline, Eric and Drew make the perfect team and based their business on quality and not quantity. Give them a call for all your heating and air needs.

Arizona Artwork

Michael Chittock’s paintings are expressions of his fascination with human beings and our relationships with nature and each other. His works explore the ever-evolving connections that we have to our social contexts, and how these can produce the ideas we hold about ourselves. They call attention to the many possible reactions we have to visual stimuli in a variety of often emotionally-charged settings, and explore the complexities and fragility of human communication. Chittock focuses on individuals, situations from his extensive international travels, and the often edgy relationships between family members, friends, and lovers.