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Minneapolis, Minn. ---April, 4, 2019--- What does 23 years in the compliance and ethics industry teach you? Countless lessons related to running a compliance program, the emotional IQ needed in compliance, and working with other compliance professionals.

In SCCE’s new book, The Accidental Compliance Professional, former SCCE & HCCA CEO and author Roy J. Snell tells his personal and compliance war stories, and how they can help anyone succeed in the industry. As a pioneer of the compliance and ethics profession, who built a professional association from the ground up, Snell has a wealth of information to share.

A future staple of any compliance professional’s library, this book covers a range of topics in an entertaining yet practical way, including:
  • How the Health Care Compliance Association and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics formed
  • The emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills needed to succeed
  • The tools needed to fully attack and fix a compliance problem
  • Why being delightfully honest and independent are critical to compliance

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Praise for The Accidental Compliance Professional:

“A thoroughly enjoyable, must-read for every compliance professional. The book is a wonderful combination of all of Roy’s best qualities: wisdom, passion, experience, humor, and just the right amount of wisecracker. I’ve known Roy for almost 20 years and still found I had more to learn from him.”
- Margaret Hambleton, CHC, CHPC, President, Hambleton Compliance

“Roy may have become a compliance professional by accident, but he also became one of the profession’s founding fathers. This account provides insight and direction for compliance professionals today.”
- Jay Jorgensen, former Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Walmart

“Roy Snell’s energy, curiosity, sense of adventure, and fun suffuses every paragraph of this book. Via personal anecdotes ranging from college pranks gone wrong to tackling integrity challenges in Sarajevo, makes a compelling case that compliance officers are the heart and conscience of the corporation, and that the mission has never been more important.”
- Alison Taylor, Managing Director at Business for Social Responsibility

About the author
Roy J. Snell is a cofounder and former CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics & Health Care Compliance Association (SCCE & HCCA). He’s worked as an administrator of the Mayo Clinic and a compliance officer for the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation and Hospital. Snell is a frequent speaker and writer on subjects related to the compliance profession.