An association of leading employers committed to accelerating the pursuit of workplace compliance, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Who We Are

CWC is a national association of employers committed to effective labor and employment compliance, lawful diversity and inclusion efforts, and the sensible regulation of the U.S. workplace.

Our members are leading employers in workplace compliance, risk management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. They employ millions of workers in the United States – and even more globally – and include Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and nonprofit businesses from every major industry and economic sector.

For more than 40 years, CWC has served our members by providing practical research, analysis, and guidance on the key issues affecting workplace compliance and risk, including pay equity, federal contracting rules, equal employment opportunity, workplace immigration, joint employment, state standards, talent acquisition, labor relations, worker classification, and workplace harassment.

These member employers count on CWC to help them better understand and manage compliance and risk, to support their development of fully compliant DEI programs, and to advocate on their behalf for sensible workplace rules and requirements.

CWC members are represented in the association by their senior-level HR leaders, in-house employment counsel, ethics and compliance officers, DEI executives, talent acquisition professionals, and compensation principals. They are served by an experienced team of labor and employment attorneys, policy analysts, compliance specialists, and member services professionals strategically headquartered in Washington, DC.

Our Mission

Our mission is to:

  • help our member employers better understand and manage their workplace compliance requirements and risks;
  • facilitate the exchange of practical and effective solutions to common compliance and diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges; and
  • advance the sensible and efficient regulation of the U.S. workplace.



Senior Vice President

Michael Bracken

Center for Workplace Compliance

Vice President

Patrick Collins

Center for Workplace Compliance


Michele Conte


Senior Vice President

Michael Eastman

Center for Workplace Compliance


Joseph Lakis

Center for Workplace Compliance

Senior Vice President

Danny Petrella

Center for Workplace Compliance


Katherine Cheung

Marriott International, Inc.

Joyce Coles

Starbucks Corporation

Francisco DeLosReyes

Merck & Co., Inc.

Susan Dunnings

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Kevin Fitzpatrick

PepsiCo., Inc.

Jennifer Goad

Charter Communications, Inc.

Jeanette Kilo-Smith

Zurich North America

Audria Lee

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

Kathleen Rohan


Teresa Salinas

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings

Kelsey Skaer

Koch Capabilities

Valerie Vickers

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Alicia Wallace

Eli Lilly & Company


Michael Bracken
Vice President, Operations and Risk Management and Assistant General Counsel
Carlo Brienza
Data Analyst
Inderdeep Chatrath
Senior Advisor, Higher Education
Jahnavi Chindepalli
Data Analyst
Gayle Cinquegrani
Senior Legal Content Writer
Patrick Collins
Director of Finance
Rachel DesPlaines
Director, Programs and Products
Jonathan Dickerman
Business Operations Specialist
Michael Eastman
Senior Vice President, Policy and Assistant General Counsel
Christina English
Director, Analytics Group
Michael Goodman
Director, Compliance Solutions
Chris Handel
Data Analyst
Jessica Harryman
Operations Support Specialist
Tariqul Islam
Senior Analyst
Judy Jackson
Project Manager, Finance and Accounting
Bianca Kriznik
Financial Operations Support Specialist
Timothy Kutta
Consulting Senior Analyst
Joseph S. Lakis, Jr.
Gabrielle Lattery
Isabel Lebron
Consulting Analyst
Gloria Liu
Instructional Design Specialist
Ting Liu
Associate Analyst
Jake Mason
Membership Operations Specialist
Nancy Nelkin
Senior Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Danny Petrella
Senior Vice President, Compliance and Assistant General Counsel
Frank Picha
Senior Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Kamisha Polk
Finance Specialist
Kim Quaranto
Technical Support Specialist
Steven A. Quaranto
Associate Analyst
Greg Rainwater
Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Ann E. Reesman
Senior Counsel
Constance Richardson
Team Lead, Membership Operations
Tonya Spears
Director, Human Resources and Administration
John Steiger
Senior Legal Assistant
John Tysse
Senior Counsel and Managing Editor
Cynthia Valadez
Senior Advisor, Compliance Solutions
Jessica Whitley
Member Relations Manager

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