Charlotte Young

Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Risk & Compliance Officer

Charlotte Young is Winrock’s Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer. She reports to both the CEO and the Board of Directors. A practicing attorney since 1986, Charlotte has strong compliance, investigation, nonprofit governance, and risk assessment and management skills. Most recently, Charlotte worked for ten years at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) as the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Privacy Officer, and the Youth Safety Officer. She managed enterprise wide risk assessments, the organization’s policies and procedures, compliance training, compliance investigations and Hotline issues, and the ethics program. During Charlotte’s tenure the organization was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Corporations” by Ethisphere six times annually. Prior to TNC, Charlotte was a practicing attorney for 20 years. She started her legal career specializing in litigation and government contracts at the law firm of McKenna, Conner & Cuneo, in the Washington, D.C. area. After about 10 years, she moved to an in-house position as Assistant General Counsel of Unisys Corporation, where she managed commercial litigation and also focused on fraud and bribery prevention and investigation. Charlotte is a graduate of The University of Virginia and attended law school at The George Washington School of Law. She has taught Legal Writing and Research at two D.C. law schools. She is a frequent speaker and presenter on ethics and compliance topics.

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