Suzanne Folsom is a global governance leader. Her distinguished career has included multiple high-profile positions in both the private and public sectors, and she has advised numerous corporate and world leaders on ethics. A Duke University and Georgetown Law graduate, she continues to be sought after to provide sage counsel to those operating at the highest levels of business and government. Most recently, Suzanne Folsom joined with the National Academy of Public Administration and served as the Anti-Corruption and Governance Expert on an Independent Review of US support for the establishment of a merit-based civil service system in Iraq. Her interest in public sector governance began at an early age with a coveted White House Internship in the Office of Vice President George H. W. Bush. Throughout her ensuring career, she has undertaken a number of public sector roles both domestically and internationally, which have provided her with a remarkable window on the world and its evolving issues. Suzanne Folsom was the First Family Liaison to the US Presidential Inaugural Committee in 1988. Prior to that, she worked on the Reagan-Bush Re-election Campaign and served as the Chief of Staff to the Co-Chair of the Republican Party. She was an Advisor to the Head of the UN Commission on the Status of Women and a Member and Advisor to the US Delegation to the UN World Women's Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. Suzanne Folsom has also served on numerous White House and State Department delegations to other countries. She was a Special Assistant to Barbara Bush on the George H. W. Bush Presidential Campaign. She was then recruited as the Private Secretary to Her Majesty Queen Noor of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and served in this key management role in Amman. Suzanne Folsom's interest in the Middle East and long-standing friendships in this part of the world endure today. In 2003, the World Bank President recruited Suzanne Folsom to serve as his Counselor and Director of US Affairs at the World Bank Group. She went on to assume responsibility for the Department of Institutional Integrity -- the anti-corruption division -- and was successful in elevating the dialogue on corruption at the Bank and other international financial institutions and pushing the issue to the forefront. Suzanne Folsom's legal education from Georgetown University Law Center, coupled with her training and experience at internationally recognized law firms Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and O'Melveny & Myers LLP, positioned her to play a leading role in promoting private sector governance. She has been advising clients from around the globe on regulatory, compliance and ethics issues since long before it became popular to do so. She has also provided counsel to members of both US political parties on revolving-door ethics issues and obligations as business leaders move in and out of government ranks. Most recently, Suzanne Folsom's role as the Vice President, Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel at the American International Group provided her with the opportunity to tackle myriad private sector governance issues effectively. She was recruited to join AIG after the determination of its material weakness to put in place a leading practices global regulatory and compliance system for the company. Her efforts in doing so have been recognized by regulators around the world. Throughout her career, Suzanne Folsom has been an active Board Member and volunteer for numerous domestic and international organizations. She is a frequent speaker and most recently co-authored an article with the Vice Chair of Deutsche Bank Asset Management Group on Private Sector Lessons for Public Sector Governance in Ethisphere Magazine, the leading business ethics magazine. She also continues to be an active supporter of women-owned small business ventures.
Jun 2011 - Present
Sr. VP, Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel
Xe Services LLC
Sep 1990 - May 1993
Georgetown University Law Center
Rebranded Academi Looks to Shed Blackwater Baggage http://www.mainjustice.com/justanticorruption/2012/03/27/rebranded-academi-looks-to-shed-blackwater-baggage/ Putting Credibility Into a Code of Conduct http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-isenberg/putting-credibility-into-conduct_b_2563928.html The Case For a Combined Code of Business Ethics and Conduct http://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202584539143&slreturn=20130204134808 Preparing for a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation Before You Are Under Investigation http://www.americanbar.org/publications/international_law_news/2013/winter/preparing_a_foreign_corrupt_practices_act_investigation_you_are_under_investigation.html Reducing corruption risk by disrupting moral hazard http://www.pwc.com/us/en/forensic-services/publications/law360-moral-hazard.jhtml Rules of Engagement for Confronting Corruption in Emerging Markets: A Primer for Stability Operations Implementers http://web.peaceops.com/archives/2261 How to Build an Anti-Corruption Policy that Allows for Appropriate Business Gifts http://consero.com/gifts-and-entertainment-how-to-build-an-anti-corruption-policy-that-allows-for-appropriate-business-gifts/ Private Sector Lessons for Public Sector Governance http://ethisphere.com/private-sector-lessons-for-public-sector-governance/ WSJ: A Day In the Life: Suzanne Folsom of ACADEMI http://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2013/02/20/a-day-in-the-life-suzanne-folsom-of-academi/ How to Build an Anti-Corruption Policy that Allows for Appropriate Business Gifts http://levick.com/blog/2012/10/05/how-build-anti-corruption-policy-allows-appropriate-business-gifts#.UHb1-lHdtyU ACI’s 30th National FCPA Conference http://www.fcpaconference.com/Speakers.html ACI’s Anti-Corruption Compliance in High Risk Markets http://www.americanconference.com/fcpaemergingmarkets/speaker-faculty ACI’s 3rd Middle East Summit on Anti-Corruption http://www.americanconference.com/2012/974/3rd-middle-east-summit-on-anti-corruption/speakers ACI’s 4th Middle East Summit on Anti-Corruption http://www.americanconference.com/2013/991/4th-middle-east-summit-on-anti-corruption/agenda CONSERO 2013 General Counsel Forum http://consero.com/suzanne-rich-folsomchief-regulatory-and-compliance-officeracademi-llc/ ACC Annual Meeting 2012 https://www.multisoftevents.com/accam12/programlisting.aspx WMACCA Global Issues Forum http://www.acc.com/chapters/wmacca/Global-Issues-Forum.cfm Dow Jones 2013 Global Compliance Symposium http://gcs.dowjones.com/speakers#mods Thomson Reuters Emerging and Frontier Markets Investment and Compliance Forum 2012 http://westlegaledcenter.com/program_guide/course_detail.jsf?courseId=43861217 ACADEMI Wins National Law Journal's Corporate Compliance Office of the Year Award http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10752007.htm Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors (Children’s National Medical Center) http://www.dcchildrensfoundation.com/site/PageServer?pagename=13cb_sponsors Children’s Ball 2013 Committee Members http://www.dcchildrensfoundation.com/site/PageServer?pagename=13cb_committee Let's fix foreign aid fiasco https://www.cis.org.au/media-information/opinion-pieces/article/555-lets-fix-foreign-aid-fiasco O'Melveny & Myers LLP Elects 35 New Partners and Special Counsel http://www.thefreelibrary.com/O%27Melveny+%26+Myers+LLP+Elects+35+New+Partners+and+Special+Counsel.-a069752183 World Bank anti-corruption head named http://www.theage.com.au/news/Business/World-Bank-anticorruption-head-named/2006/01/13/1136956325579.html Wolfowitz names World Bank anti-corruption head http://governancefocus.blogspot.com/2006/01/wolfowitz-names-world-bank-anti.html New U.S. database aims to help businesses track bribe attempts http://www.island.lk/2007/07/13/business13.html Fast, Anonymous Reporting Tool Available Online http://finance.paidcontent.org/paidcontent/news/read?GUID=2582241 TRACE Helps Business Fight Back http://www.thefreelibrary.com/TRACE+Helps+Business+Fight+Back.-a0166271028 New Report Shows Strong Action in World Bank's Global Anti-Corruption Fight http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48739485_new-report-shows-strong-action-world-banks-global-anti-corruption-fight Levick creates advisory board http://www.prweekus.com/levick-creates-advisory-board/article/134134/ Public Policy internship auction a smash hit http://sanford.duke.edu/news/newsletters/dpn/summer00/auction.html President’s Daughter in Israel http://www.nytimes.com/1985/10/10/world/president-s-daughter-in-israel.html Idahoans won’t share take; nix Maureen Reagan stop http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1314&dat=19840808&id=O3UzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_O4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=2380,3977031 Corporate America, Police Yourself http://www.thestreet.com/story/11964335/1/corporate-america-police-yourself.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN