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Over 20 finalists highlight a record year of award nominations

PORTLAND, Ore.— August 17, 2023 – NAVEX, the leader in integrated risk and compliance management software, today unveiled the finalists for the third annual NAVEX Customer Excellence Awards. These awards recognize exemplary commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, risk mitigation, and ethical conduct. 

A comprehensive Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) program is the foundation of a robust corporate culture. Finalist entries into this year’s awards underscore how an effective GRC program enhances the fabric of organizational ethos and improves operational efficiency. At the same time, these programs serve as a vital apparatus for corporate excellence by actively recognizing and mitigating potential risks, further safeguarding enterprise interests. 

“Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and finalists on their remarkable achievements. As partners, we take pride in our customers’ ongoing GRC endeavors and accomplishments,” said Steve Chapman, NAVEX chief customer officer. “These annual awards serve as a platform to recognize some of the most innovative and effective programs out there.” 

Winners will be named in a number of categories including: Ethics & Compliance, Integrated Risk Management and GRC: Program of the Year.  

The 2023 North American finalists include:

  • ABM Industries 
  • American Express Global Business Travel
  • Avangrid
  • Axis Health System
  • CannonDesign
  • Cemex
  • Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
  • Fluence
  • HP, Inc.
  • JELD-WEN, Inc.
  • MODE Global, LLC
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Pilot Company
  • Radian Group Inc.
  • Securian Financial Group
  • State of Michigan
  • Univ. of Oklahoma Board of Regents

The 2023 International finalists include:

  • Coca-Cola Europacific Partners  
  • Currys
  • Diageo plc
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Pharmathen
  • Serco Group plc
  • Stellantis N.V.

Winners will be chosen from the pool of finalists across categories including Ethics & Compliance, Integrated Risk Management (IRM) and the overarching GRC Program of the Year.

As in years past, the judging panel includes NAVEX executives and GRC industry experts. This year’s panel includes:

  • Vera Cherepanova, ethics advocate, consultant and author
  • Stephen Chapman, NAVEX Chief Customer Officer
  • Florian Haarhaus, NAVEX International General Manager
  • Matt Kelly, CEO of Radical Compliance LLC
  • Carrie Penman, NAVEX Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
  • Michael Volkov, CEO of Volkov Law
  • Prof. Kyle Welch, George Washington University
  • Carol Williams, CEO, Strategic Decision Solutions

Award recipients will be announced prior to the 2023 NAVEX Next Virtual Conference on September 12.

About NAVEX   

NAVEX is trusted by thousands of customers worldwide to help them achieve the business outcomes that matter most. As the global leader in integrated risk and compliance management software and services, we deliver our solutions through the NAVEX One platform, the industry’s most comprehensive governance, risk and compliance (GRC) information system.