April 29 Lunch & Learn


Topic: Whistle(blowers) while you Work: An Understanding of How Companies are Handling Whistleblowers

Summary:  This panel

Learning Objectives:

Date & Agenda: Thursday, April 29, 2021  11:00am – 1pm.

11:00 AM: Welcome & Intros
11:10 AM: Program, including breakout discussion groups
12:45 PM: Q&A

Audience: This event is open to all compliance & ethics professionals.

CEU/CLE: We are happy to provide up to 2.0 credits for SHRM.  This education activity has been submitted to the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and the GA Bar and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs (SCCE) and CLEs (GA Bar). Credits will be issued based on actual run time and attendance.

Additionally, participants can request a participation certificate to use to self-submit for other professional development credits, including CPEs with the GA State Accountancy Board.

Location: A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

Cost: $75 non-members | No cost to current ACE members


  • Elizabeth Simon | Vice President, Compliance at FirstKey Homes
    Elizabeth Simon is the Vice President of Compliance at FirstKey Homes, a single-family home rental company based in Atlanta, GA.  She is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring compliance initiatives to ensure FirstKey Homes’ work activities are compliant with all laws and regulations. She reviews regulatory requirements with Legal team members and operationalizes practices for the broader company, establishes formalized policies and procedures, reporting channels, auditing mechanisms, and vendor management compliance, and leads training initiatives to ensure all employees understand and practice compliance practices.  Prior to joining FirstKey Homes, Elizabeth served as Director of Ethics & Compliance for Cox Enterprises, Inc.    In her eight years at Cox, she was responsible for managing the Ethics Hotline and overseeing ethics-related investigations, conducting compliance risk assessments and ensuring that Cox is complying with the laws and regulations that are relevant to the company, leading the Records & Information Management program, and leading compliance-related projects, such as standardizing the investigation process across the company’s divisions.