QCA Honors D. Fenton For 10 Years as Head of Compliance
As the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) embarks on its 10-year anniversary on July 10, 2018, the organization and its Board of Directors recognized Denise "D." Fenton, executive director of compliance, for her role in establishing and maintaining QCA’s Accreditation program.
For more than 20 years, Fenton has worked in international manufacture-for-export. At QCA, she administers all compliance aspects for QCA and is responsible for the ongoing evolution of the QCA Accreditation program.
Prior to joining QCA, Fenton spent three years as director of corporate compliance for Walmart, where, in early 2000, she oversaw the design and implementation of the Walmart Factory Compliance system, a program focused on identifying and addressing root causes of non-compliance through operations-based solutions. She brought those skills, her experience working with organizations based in Taiwan, Sri Lanka and China, and her fluency in Mandarin to QCA when creating the industry’s only independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and validating responsible sourcing best practices.
Current QCA president David Clifton lauded Fenton as “the glue that has held QCA together over the last decade. Her expertise, leadership and continuity have provided the foundation for QCA’s success and contribution to our overall industry.”
“Dee Fenton’s hire by QCA in 2008 was critical to the successes of the organization," said Larry Whitney, Clifton's predecessor. "Her unparalleled knowledge in compliance matters, from her time at Walmart and from living in China, have been key to the development of QCA’s rigorous audit program. While the founding companies supported QCA financially in the beginning, it was D’s hard work over the past ten years that has helped QCA thrive.”
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