TRACE is a non-profit international business association dedicated to anti-bribery, compliance and good governance. Founded in 2001 to make it easier and less expensive to navigate and mitigate business bribery risk, TRACE is credited with establishing anti-bribery standards that have been adopted worldwide. Driven by the needs of its members, TRACE is continuously developing tools and resources that power compliance programs. TRACE is headquartered in the United States and registered in Canada, with a presence on four continents.
Alexandra Wrage is president and founder of TRACE. She is the author of several books on bribery and host of the training video Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business, produced by NBC. Ms. Wrage hosts the popular weekly podcast Bribe, Swindle or Steal.
Ms. Wrage is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Vancouver Anti-Corruption Institute; a member of the Board of Directors of the Integrity Fellowship and Sanctuary, which provides vital support to anti-corruption activists and whistleblowers in extremis; chair of the Board of Directors of the TRACE Foundation, a grant-making organization established to encourage greater commercial transparency and advance anti-bribery education; and a member of the Board of Directors of Ethixbase360. She frequently participates on the B20 Taskforce on Anti-Corruption, drafting recommendations to G20 leaders to consider in their global economic policies, and was a member of FIFA’s failed Independent Governance Committee until her resignation in 2013.
Ms. Wrage is the primary advisor to the forthcoming documentary Bribe Inc. She was featured in the Netflix docuseries FIFA Uncovered, as well as two BBC audio productions investigating FIFA. She is a guest blogger for Forbes and has been featured in media including the BBC, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, NPR and Reuters.
Ms. Wrage was named one of the “Canadians Changing the World” by The Globe & Mail and was awarded the Women in Compliance “Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Compliance Industry.” She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Raised in Canada and now dividing her time between Vancouver and Annapolis, Ms. Wrage studied law at King’s College, Cambridge University. She has provided anti-bribery consulting or training in over 140 countries.
Trained to think like a lawyer but with the business acumen of a compliance professional, Sunny has worked at the intersection of regulation, compliance, market trends and business for more than fifteen years.
As Senior Director II, Compliance Training, Sunny oversees a global team responsible for the development of a diverse portfolio of eLearning modules addressing topics including anti-corruption, antitrust, conflicts of interest, sanctions and anti-money laundering as well as the provision of compliance training services to hundreds of global multinationals around the globe. Additional oversight includes management of TRACEgifts, TRACE's gifts and hospitality tracking tool and TRACEpro, TRACE’s advanced training program exclusively focused on anti-bribery and related compliance topics.
Prior to joining TRACE, Sunny held the position of Vice President, Content & Operations at Momentum, where she oversaw the development of 25+ solutions-oriented, legal, compliance and regulatory-focused corporate training programs per year specifically targeted for Fortune 500 organizations. Additionally, Sunny oversaw all corporate operations for the company including staff training and development, employee engagement and conduct, process improvement, contractor and third-party relationships. Prior to Momentum, Sunny held the position of Industry Manager, FCPA & International Trade Division at the American Conference Institute where she oversaw a product portfolio that included one of most widely-known events in the FCPA community, The International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Sunny possesses specialized subject matter expertise in global compliance and corporate training best practices and has authored several articles on the topic of compliance training.
A Philadelphia native, Sunny holds both a JD and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Law, Global Compliance & Ethics from Widener University's Delaware Law School.
As Senior Director, Communications & Member Development, Virna provides leadership and strategic direction to advance the TRACE mission, with a focus on member development, brand awareness, marketing and events. Virna has specialized in anti-bribery compliance for over 15 years.
Prior to joining TRACE, Virna was a senior program director for the American Conference Institute where she specialized in international trade and anti-bribery compliance and launched the first-ever anti-corruption conferences in Russia, India, Brazil and the Middle East. She started her career as a global security researcher for the London-based think tank Demos where she was primarily focused on counter terrorism strategies.
Virna holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northeastern University and a master's degree in International Peace and Security from King's College in London. Virna is originally from Uruguay and speaks fluent Spanish. She is based in New York City.
As the Senior Director of Operations, Lisa oversees TRACE’s operations team and heads the legal/contracts team, managing all commercial contracts and day-to-day operational legal matters. She also contributes to business-related strategies, policies and procedures.
Lisa brings over a decade of legal and business experience to her role. Prior to joining TRACE, Lisa worked as an attorney at Towne Park, LLC, and as a manager in SC&H Group’s Contracts Compliance Consulting practice group, where she audited and conducted risk assessments of Fortune 100 companies’ third-party supplier relationships. She also worked as a contracts administrator in the procurement department of the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation. Lisa is a certified mediator and trained collaborative law practitioner.
Lisa earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, where she served as Class President and the Managing Editor of the Maryland Journal of International Law, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she double-majored in Political Science and Religious Studies. Lisa is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.
Pia Vining is the Senior Director, Member Services at TRACE. She focuses on complex member engagements and partner law firm relationships.
Pia has nearly 15 years of experience in the compliance field. Most recently she worked for Tcompliance (now ethiXbase360), where she developed customized, best practice third party management programs for multinational customers.
Prior to joining Tcompliance, Ms. Vining was a litigation specialist in the tax department of Miller & Chevalier. She graduated from the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law, and holds an LL.M. degree from The George Washington University Law School. She speaks Finnish and Swedish.
Ms. Vining is a member of the New York Bar Association.
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