Kellye Gordon, JD – 2017 Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leader

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Kellye Gordon, JD
Senior Director of Ethics and Compliance
VF Corporation

Kellye Gordon found her passion in her work for VF Corporation. Trained as a lawyer, she serves as the Senior Director of Ethics and Compliance where she designs creative ways to help VF’s more than 60,000 employees understand how to follow complex compliance requirements while living their values in their everyday work. At VF, Kellye built the Fortune 500 Company’s Ethics and Compliance Program from scratch, rewriting the company’s Code of Conduct, expanding methods for employees to raise concerns and helping reduce retaliation concerns by more than 10 percentage points in three years. Prior to VF, Kellye lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, leading the Africa legal department of a global engine manufacturer and spending time supporting an NGO that cared for abandoned babies. She currently serves on the board of the local Boys and Girls Club and enjoys working with organizations whose mission is to empower women and children.