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StoneTurn is pleased to announce that Partner Michele Edwards, former Chief of Staff and member of the senior leadership team on the VW monitorship, has been recognized as a 2021 Global Leader in Consulting. Each year, Consulting Magazine’s editorial committee works to identify and present awards to “…individuals who have displayed outstanding leadership qualities and exert extraordinary influence in their firms, for their clients and over the entire consulting profession.” The committee favors trusted, global advisers who can provide measurable metrics and have helped deliver quantifiable results.

Michele was selected in Consulting Magazine’s ‘Excellence in Execution’ category, in part, for her work overseeing the VW monitorship– one of the largest and most complex corporate compliance monitorships in history. Over the course of this high-profile, three-year effort, Michele advised the Monitor and Deputy Monitors, led the team, managed day-to-day operations and was also critical in ensuring VW met its commitments as part of a DOJ Plea Agreement and Civil Consent Decree. Her work ultimately impacted over 670,000 employees worldwide and included recommendations to enhance compliance culture and drive transformational change that resulted in 300+ new or revised internal regulations and policies.

“It took a phenomenal team effort on the VW monitorship to achieve our mandate, so collaboration was key,” Michele explained. “I am personally grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of and help lead this high-performing team and applaud the great work done by Mr. Larry Thompson and everyone at VW. This honor provides independent affirmation of my and StoneTurn’s deep dedication to our clients and serves as an acknowledgement of the shared values I try to live every day – empathy, a global mindset, hard work and diligence to achieve the best possible result for my clients.”

Read more at Consulting Magazine.

Meet Michele

Michele Edwards

Michele Edwards

Michele Edwards, a Partner with StoneTurn, has more than 20 years of combined experience in fraud and compliance risk management, compliance and monitoring and auditing. She specializes in assessing, implementing […]