Roy Snell


Roy Snell, CHC, CCEP
Strategic Advisor

Roy Snell is the CEO of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), which together now total more than 15,000 members. Roy was a co-founder and the organization’s first President. He has developed numerous partnerships with government, industry, and other professional associations, and he has facilitated collaboration between the compliance/ethics profession and the enforcement community. Roy has a Masters degree in Health and Human Services Administration.

Through his work with the two associations, he has overseen the development of compliance and ethics books, manuals, videos, conferences and audio conferences. He has been a regular speaker in the compliance profession for more than ten years and has spoken internationally for the United Nations on compliance and ethics. He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP)®.

Roy writes more than 25 compliance articles annually and has written for several international publications, including European CEO and The European Business Review. Roy is the co-editor of the Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual and serves as editor, co-editor and advisory board member of several other books, magazines and newsletters. He has served as a source for many media reports, including national publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazineand Business Week. He has been quoted in international publications such as Financial Times and Ethical Corporation.

Roy is a former Mayo Clinic administrator. He is also a former consultant and compliance officer. He has participated in the development of compliance program guidance, professional certification programs and the Compliance Professional’s Code of Ethics. He has dedicated more than ten years to the compliance profession and to the development of compliance programs on an international basis. Roy was named one of Ethisphere’s Most Influential People in Business Ethics in both 2007 and 2010.

Recent Posts: 

Famous Misquotes About the Compliance & Ethics Institute

Greg Triguba

Stay Focused: There is “good money” and there is “problematic money”

Business Crisis? Proceed as Quickly as You Must… But as Slowly as You Can

Is the Word Ethical Being Used in an Unethical Way?

Using Social Media to Improve Your Position in Our Profession

Compliance….We Are Not the Bad Guys

When I grow up, I want to be a compliance and ethics officer

Everything I Know About Compliance I Learned in Kindergarten: Just Say “Yes”

Everything I Learned About Compliance I Learned in Kindergarten: Dealing with the Bully

Teaching Values Is Not Enough

Compliance X.0 and the Compliance and Ethics Institute

Compliance 2.0

“But I Stayed at a Holiday Inn Express Last Night”

I am $400 Away From Having Real Integrity


10 Business Risk Reduction Principles

SCCE Compliance and Ethics Institute Feedback

Corporate Speak

Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week is Moving

To Heck with Political Correctness

Compliance is Not the Problem

We have very few true business ethicists

When is a Compliance Officer Not a Compliance Officer?

SCCE/HCCA Reaches 15,000 members

How to Avoid Ruining Your Code of Conduct

Who will answer the GC/CCO reporting relationship question?

Workplace stress: Every little bit helps

Last Week Was Interesting

Fire, Heart Attack, Electrocution, Rot, Explosion, Compliance

Jeff Foxworthy, Compliance, and Internal Audit

If Everybody is Responsible, Nobody is Responsible.

I Want You to Read this Article Because I Want to Impact Your Influencing Skills

Compliance Relationships with Other Departments

Compliance Officer’s 10 Principles

We Have a Problem and We are Going to Fix it

Read this Post or You are Not Ethical

S&P Settlement is 1.4B but people are asking where’s the beef?

Pain Compliance

Compliance Leadership and “The Grey Area”

We Will All Pay

Mad as Heck!

Be Careful When You Are 100% Correct

Compliance Professionals Getting Grief

Compliance Relationships with Other Departments

Compliance, the Blind Man and the Elephant

Compliance & Ethics Programs and the 5 Stages of Grief

Transitioning from the GC’s Office to Compliance

Playing the Ethics Card

Compliance Expertise on your Board

Compliance, Fire, Heart Attacks, Electrocution & Explosions

Ethics Creep

Corporate Speak aka “blah blah blah…”

Peaceful leaders and Compliance Officers

Your new Compliance Officer…Justin Bieber?

Compliance Officer Independence