Patricia J. Harned

Patricia Harned is chief executive officer of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) in Arlington. The mission of the ECI is to empower organizations to build and sustain high quality ethics & compliance programs. The ECI is an alliance of three nonprofit organizations: the Ethics Research Center (ERC), the Ethics & Compliance Association (ECA) and the Ethics & Compliance Certification Institute (ECCI). Dr. Harned chaired the ECI’s Blue Ribbon Panel on High-Quality Ethics & Compliance Programs, which established a new industry standard for effective ethics and compliance efforts in organizations. She has served as a consultant to many leading organizations; among them Penn State University, Daimler AG, and the New York Stock Exchange. Dr. Harned has testified before Congress and the U.S. Sentencing Commission, and she has provided briefings to U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, the OSHA Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, and the Federal Bar Council on strategies to increase effective reporting of suspected organizational misconduct.

Latest Articles by PatriciaHarned

  1. corporate culture, ethics

    17 July, 2017

    Corporate culture: five questions for the boardroom

    Responsibility for safeguarding corporate culture falls with board directors, but how can that be done effectively? A good start would be to ask yourselves the following questions at every board meeting.