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Louis Berger names chief integrity officer to replace compliance exec

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Adelle Elia, chief integrity officer, Louis Berger.
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Louis Berger has hired a chief integrity officer, following the resignation of its chief compliance and ethics officer, it announced Monday.

Adelle Elia will assume the new role, based in the Washington, D.C., office, effective April 1, the Morristown-based professional services company said in a news release. She will replace Tom Nicastro, who is stepping down after 15 years with the company.

“Tom successfully has led the company’s compliance and ethics function from its establishment in 2009 to its current robust state,” Martha Clark Goss, chair of the board’s audit committee, said in a prepared statement. “His leadership and commitment during this important phase in the company’s history has been immensely important.

“We welcome Adelle, who will expand further our integrity program, building on the foundation set by Tom and the global compliance and ethics team.”

Elia will be responsible for giving the integrity program, including global compliance and ethics, direction and oversight. She will report to the audit committee. She has more than 25 years of experience in compliance, audit and business systems roles, most recently as chief ethics and compliance officer at US Investigations Services.

“Adelle is an excellent addition to our global leadership team,” CEO Jim Stamatis said in a statement. “I look forward to working with her to further infuse our culture of integrity into the fabric of Louis Berger’s global operations.”

Nicastro will remain with the company in a senior advisory role during a transition period, then move into a consulting role, Louis Berger said.

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