An ideal combination of distinguished academics and seasoned compliance and regulatory professionals has developed the curriculum and will be teaching the classes, enriched by guest speakers from relevant industries. These include the following:
Robert J. Chersi
Robert J. (Bob) Chersi is the Executive Director of the Center, and an adjunct professor at Lubin. Bob's thirty plus year professional business career has included senior corporate executive roles including CFO and Member of the Executive Committee of Fidelity Investments, and Member of the Group Managing Board of UBS AG and CFO of U.S. Wealth Management. Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Old Mutual Asset Management (NYSE: OMAM); his prior board mandates have included a FDIC regulated bank, a SEC registrant investing in technology and biotechnology companies, and several civic boards. He has also served as a Panelist for the New York Stock Exchange's Hearing Board. He is a graduate of Pace University.
John J. (Jack) James is Chairman Emeritus of the Center. Jack, an internationally recognized corporate governance leader, joined Lubin as an adjunct professor in 2003, and was appointed the inaugural Executive Director of the Center in 2012. In collaboration with senior industry and regulatory professionals, he founded the Center's flagship regulatory certification program known as the Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP®) program. James is a former management consultant with Hewitt Associates and McKinsey & Co., and he also created his own firm, Management Counsellors International, S.A. He earned his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
Edwin (Ned) Lewis is Counsel to the Center and an adjunct professor at Lubin. Ned is a recognized legal authority on regulatory and compliance issues and has wide experience as Senior VP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary for global public companies including Borg Warner Security Corporation. He has also been legal advisor to several public company boards of directors, has designed and implemented global risk management and compliance programs and has conducted global compliance investigations. He earned his bachelor's degree from Lafayette College, and his J.D. from the Temple University School of Law.
The above faculty is supplemented by "subject matter experts" ("SMEs") who add a "real world" perspective to the Center's offerings. The SMEs are drawn from professionals from the Financial Services industry as well as its regulators.