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Whether compliance or ethics, I strive to bring everyone to where we’re all on-board with a solution.


risk areas can be tricky. “It is important to communicate in the employees’ native language, so we engage interpreters and external law fi rms to ensure the right mes- sage gets across. “Other challenges include ever-


changing standards and keeping employees up-to-date on those and being available to the workforce; when you’re going to sleep at night someone else is coming into the offi ce,” says Martin, who has been with Bechtel for fi ve years. Prior to Bechtel, Martin was


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or Nina Martin, ethics is a mission. “I believe in being fair and honest. I like to


work in an environment where that’s an expectation, and where you’re rewarded for it. My job is in perfect alignment with that.” As ethics and compliance


offi cer at Houston-based Bechtel Oil, Gas, & Chemicals (the


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largest business unit of the global Bechtel Corporation), Martin focuses on ensuring employees understand work expectations, codes of conduct, and laws and regulations that apply to their job wherever they might work in the world. With employees in over 40 countries worldwide, training and education about legal compliance


an ethics and compliance offi - cer in Boeing’s Chicago offi ce, and before that a compliance team member at the Atlanta- based Southern Company. But Martin started her career as public defender in Athens-Clarke County , Ga. “When you’re a pub- lic defender you go down to the mat to win for your client every time. T at’s not always eff ective. Whether compliance or ethics, I strive to bring everyone to where we’re all on-board with a solution. Collaboration has been the key to my success.”


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