Lisa Flavin

Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation and Compliance Officer at Emerson

Lisa A. Flavin is senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Emerson. In this role, she oversees Emerson’s audit, enterprise risk management, government relations and compliance functions. She is responsible for ensuring Emerson maintains its disciplined approach to evaluating and improving its systems of internal control, financial reporting and compliance processes. Flavin was appointed to Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive, which helps develop and guide the company’s global business strategies, in 2021.

Flavin joined Emerson in 1998 as director of internal audit. She was promoted to auditor general in February 2000, before being appointed vice president of audit in October 2000. She became chief compliance officer in 2011.

Prior to joining Emerson, Flavin held roles as the chief financial officer for the U.S. operations of Hüls Degussa AG and as an audit senior manager of Ernst & Young.

Flavin serves on the board of directors and is chair of the audit committee of Caleres, Inc. and BJC Healthcare. She is also a member of the board of directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Flavin has served on the professional accounting advisory board at Washington University and is on the executive committee of The Conference Board’s Council of Chief Audit Executives. In 2004, she was selected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to participate on a panel determining the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley law.

She is also active in the St. Louis community, where she serves as a member of the board of advisors of the Saint Louis Priory School and the board of directors and executive committee of Boys Hope Girls Hope. Flavin has been previously recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the “Most Influential Business Women” in St. Louis and a YWCA St. Louis Leader of Distinction.

Flavin holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and is a certified public accountant.


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  • Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation and Compliance Officer

    Current role

  • Chief Compliance Officer & VP, Audit

  • SVP, Chief Compliance Officer

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