Changing the Perception of Compliance Officers: Helane Morrison

As the business world becomes global, the need for compliance officers is growing. The field has been growing need because of the new regulations, international, federal, and state, that are causing businesses to need compliance officers and their assistance to ensure that they are staying in compliance with the newest of laws and regulations. This career path is one of the most rapidly growing ones with the most opportunities.

Compliance is more than just punishing; it is about making the companies follows rules and regulations that are necessary to keep them in compliance with new laws. Compliance officers keep employees and companies from making mistakes that could cause punitive actions from the enforcement agencies, like Securities and Exchange Commission.

Helane Morrison is changing the way compliance officers do business. She is the managing direction and chief compliance officer of Hall Capital, which is a company run by women. Her experience extends from the legal field to the compliance field. Helane has clerked under Justices and she has run an office in the SEC in San Fransisco. She understands the need to make sure companies are in compliance. She has worked diligently to change the way women and compliance officers are viewed. She studied at Northwestern and UCLA-Berkley. Morrison is truly a female leader in the field of compliance.