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Mary J. Waz, CCEP

As a compliance officer for CORE Consultancy, LLC, Mary Waz helps organizations advance compliance programs by upholding and promoting integrity and ethical values throughout their organization.

With more than 20 years’ experience working directly with C-suite leaders and boards of directors, Ms. Waz possesses the ability to manage confidential information with unchallenged discretion while dealing directly on sensitive ethics and compliance matters.  She has strong organizational skills and understands the complexities of the inner-workings of large organizations.  In 2016, she became a Certified Corporate Compliance Professional (CCEP) as regulated by the Compliance Certification Board, which developed criteria to determine competence in the practice of compliance and ethics across various industries and specialty areas, and recognizes individuals meeting these criteria through its compliance certification programs.  Her bi-annual certification ensures she remains at the cutting edge of the compliance world and allows her to respond in thoughtful and practical ways to compliance-related issues.

Ms. Waz manages a diverse and demanding workload and has a track record of identifying critical risk management issues and those responsible, considering root causes before suggesting appropriate remediations.  She has been instrumental in the development and implementation of a world-class compliance program, applying her knowledge of business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects.  This has included personal responsibility for implementing ethics lines — of which she is currently an administrator — as well as implementing and administering integrity incentive programs, and identifying developing compliance champions to enhance the organization's compliance resource “bench.”   Ms. Waz brings practicality to CORE's compliance program, ensuring it remains relevant and meaningful to all stakeholders. 

Ms. Waz has served the Buffalo community volunteering at the Helping Hands food pantry and is a supporter of various Junior Achievement initiatives.