The professional recruiters of Howard-Sloan must have been up really late one night to come up with the idea of trying to find America’s Funniest Compliance Professional. Mitchell Berger, Howard-Sloan’s chief executive, said that for several years in the 1980s to ’90s, the firm put on a similar contest for accountants. I suppose if you can find funny accountants, you can find funny compliance officers.
It sounds like the pickings were slim. Compliance officials from around the country sent in demo tapes of their comedic skills. A mere 15 were submitted. From those, six performers were selected.
Give a round a round of applause and a belly laugh to Michael L. Shaw from pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC, who earned the title of America’s Funniest Compliance Professional.
Even better, the event raised over $11,000 for juvenile diabetes research.
Thanks to Dennis Liu for highlighting the story for me.
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