Parsons Corp. has appointed Avis Russell, vice president and director of contracts and procurement, to also serve as chief compliance officer, effective immediately.
The company said the three-decade government and private sector veteran veteran will be responsible for developing a program aimed at helping the company comply with laws, rules, regulations and its own internal policies and procedures such as its code of conduct.
She will also be responsible with identifying and addressing potential compliance risks as the company evolves its business strategy and aims to expand into international markets.
Sonny Ellis, senior vice president and general counsel, said Russell previously served as general counsel at the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority and established that agency’s compliance program.
“I am pleased that Avis has accepted the additional role of chief compliance officer,” Ellis said.
She joined the company in March 2011 in her current capacity, where she manages contract formation, procurement activities and contract administration work.