Roy Snell and Karen Latchana Kenney on The Accidental Compliance Professional [Podcast]


By Adam Turteltaub

Roy Snell must have written a book’s worth of material each year as the CEO of The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and Health Care Compliance Association, but it wasn’t until recently that he wrote an actual book.  The Accidental Compliance Professional is the first, of potentially several, from Roy.

He sat down for a podcast, along with the book’s editor, Karen Latchana Kenney to discuss how the book was developed and written.  It started out, they explained, with the idea of giving some history of compliance but quickly evolved into a vehicle to tell stories and share what Roy had learned along the way.

Listen in as they discuss:

  • How even accidental compliance professionals may have ended up in the job for very good reasons
  • The genesis and purpose of Roy-isms and Roy’s rules
  • The value in learning from mistakes
  • The importance of compliance officer independence
  • How conflicts of interest can get in the way of preventing, finding and fixing problems


  1. Received my copy two weeks ago, and enjoyed EVERY page – especially the “Roy’ism’s”! Wonderful read, and full of so many great stories and experiences of the journey of a Compliance and Ethics pro!
    Thank you Roy for your leadership and your sense of humor.

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