2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

CS5-1: TUESDAY MARCH 17, 2009, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Leveraging Your Code of Conduct

Thomas G. Caputo, CPA
Vice President, Auditing, Tribune Co.
Gary W. Hill
Vice President and Chief Ethics Officer, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Adam Turteltaub
Vice President, Membership Development, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • Learn how to change your code of conduct from a shelved document to a living one that helps guide employee decisions and actions.
  • See how your code can provide a framework to help employees understand the value of doing the right thing, both legally and ethically.
  • Gain an understanding of how to make the code relevant to your workforce and management.
  • Answer questions about your own code of conduct, like "Is it written in language that employees can understand?" and "Is it global?"



Presenter Biography: Thomas G. Caputo, CPA

Tom Caputo oversees and directs a comprehensive internal auditing function for Tribune Company and its business units.  He also has some compliance duties including administering the Companys Code of Business Conduct process and monitoring processes for compliance with various laws and regulation.  Caputo has held a series of auditing and financial positions since joining Tribune in 1993.  Prior to Tribune, he served as internal auditor at McMaster-Carr Supply Company, and senior auditor at Ernst and Young.  He is a member and past chairperson of the Association of News Media Internal Auditors and also participates as a mentor in WOMEN Unlimiteds leadership development program. 

Presenter Biography: Gary W. Hill

Gary Hill joined Wal-Mart in 2004 as a director in the newly formed Global Ethics Office, which is responsible for worldwide communication, education, and investigation of ethics and integrity matters for Wal-Marts 2.2 million associates. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, he served as the first ethics officer for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Plano, Texas. Hill's 35-year business career has focused on government contracting and compliance. Before joining EDS, he spent 20 years at Texas Instruments as manager of Government Liaison and Compliance. Hill is a fellow with the Ethics Resource Center, sponsoring partner for the Ethics and Compliance Officers Association, and member of the Advisory Board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. 

Presenter Biography: Adam Turteltaub

Adam Turteltaub joined the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) with more than seven years of experience working with ethics and compliance professionals. Previously, he was a regular speaker at SCCE events, as well as conferences for a number of other associations, including The Institute of Internal Auditors, Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, and National Contract Management Association. Turteltaub's career includes 13 years in advertising and marketing. Prior to that, he served for two years on the Washington staff of Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

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