Former TI-USA Leader Boswell Joins ERC Board of Directors

March 13, 2012

Arlington, VA – The Ethics Resource Center (ERC) welcomes one of the most recognized voices on anti-corruption and integrity in the public and private sectors, Nancy Zucker Boswell, as the newest member of its Board of Directors.  The former President & CEO of Transparency International-USA (TI-USA), Boswell brings to the board a distinct voice informed by significant experience in the field.

“One of the reasons TI-USA is such a force in the effort to improve public and private sector integrity is Nancy’s leadership,” said Dr. Patricia Harned, President of the ERC.  “She will bring her knowledge of the international anti-corruption landscape to our board.  She will be a powerful presence because she has truly made a difference in the world.”
 
Boswell joined TI-USA in its early days and, over 17 years, built the organization into a widely respected advocate for good governance reform.  Under her leadership, the non-profit mobilized a campaign to ensure United States leadership in the worldwide effort to convince other nations to match the United States’ commitment to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Boswell brought together a coalition of entities with diverging interests, such as the United States Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, to support the campaign.    Many thought it would be impossible to get other nations to pursue their own companies for corruption abroad.  But today, the world's major exporting nations, including China, Russia, Germany, and Great Britain have enacted laws criminalizing foreign bribery.
 
Boswell also contributed to important initiatives to raise private sector compliance standards, including the OECD Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics and Compliance and TI’s “Business Principles for Countering Bribery.”  Developed by TI in consultation with a steering committee  comprised of corporate executives, trade union and non-governmental  representatives, the Business Principles provide common sense guidelines for comprehensive corporate anti-bribery programs. The World Economic Forum cites the Principles as an inspiration for the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), which has currently 160 signatories in more than 40 countries.

“I’m proud to join the distinguished group of researchers and board members who have made the ERC a leading voice in the discussion of public and private sector integrity,” Boswell said.  “The ERC is committed to supporting industry efforts to make the U.S. workplace meet the highest ethical standards.  Dr. Harned has established herself as one of the real thought leaders in the industry.  I look  forward to working with her on a variety of issues, including foreign corruption, the federal sentencing guidelines for organizations and bringing ERC's considerable tools and research to international attention.”

Ms. Boswell served  as a member of TI's international Board of Directors and as an advisor to  the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. She continues to advise the US Government, as a member of the USTR Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee and the USAID Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, and the private sector, as an advisory board member of the ABA Asia Rule of Law Initiative and Veracity Worldwide.  Ms. Boswell, an attorney, practiced at Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, DC, focusing on international trade, export controls and public international law.  She was responsible for government affairs at the American Association of University Women  and international financial matters at Citibank.  Boswell graduated summa cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law.

She now joins the current ERC Board of Directors:

Michael G. Oxley
Chair, ERC Board of Directors
Former Congressman, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
Co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Of Counsel
Baker Hostetler LLP
Washington, DC
 
Scott Harshbarger
Vice Chair, ERC Board of Directors
Chair, Governance Committee
Senior Counsel
Proskauer Rose LLP
Boston, MA
 
Richard S. Bowles III, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.
Whitehouse Station, NJ
 
Charles A. Bowsher
Former Comptroller General of the United States
 
Jude Curtis
Chair, Audit Committee
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
 
Marna Fullerton
Fullerton Companies
Plymouth, MN
 
H.P. Goldfield
Vice Chair
Albright Stonebridge Group & Senior International Advisor
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, D.C.
 
Henry Hart
General Counsel
Society for Human Resource Management
Alexandria, VA
 
David J. Heller
Vice President Risk Management
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Edison International
Rosemead, CA
 
Grace L. Hinchman
Vice President, Government Affairs & External Relations
Financial Accounting Foundation
Washington, D.C.
 
*Michael E. Horowitz
Partner
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Washington, D.C.
 
Thurgood Marshall, Jr.
Partner
Bingham McCutchen LLP
Washington, D.C.
 
Steven A. Miranda
Treasurer, ERC Board of Directors
Managing Director
Cornell University Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS)
 
Stephen D. Potts
Former Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush
 
Richard A. Schrader
Chairman
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
New York, NY
 
Thomas J. Spulak
Partner
King & Spalding LLP
Washington, D.C.
 
Bart Stupak
Partner
Venable, LLP
Washington, D.C.
 
Jane Leslie Wexton
President
Wexton Advisors, Inc
New York, NY
Ex Officio
 
Patricia J. Harned, Ph.D.
President
Ethics Resource Center
 
Moira McGinty Klos
Senior Vice President & Corporate Secretary
Ethics Resource Center
*Mr. Horowitz is being considered by the U.S. Senate for the Justice Department's Inspector General post.  If confirmed, he will step down from the Board.