Meeting/Event Information


February 14, 2018

Target’s Ethics Program & The Innocence Project of MN
February 14, 2018
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Radisson Hotel Roseville
2540 North Cleveland Avenue
Roseville, MN 55113
February Ethics Training Session

$30.00 TCCCFE February 2018 Quarterly Training-Ethics- Member
$25.00 Earlybird rate before February 3

$40.00 TCCCFE February 2018 Quarterly Training-Ethics-Nonmember
$35.00 Earlybird rate before February 3

Come join us for our next networking and training opportunity on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at The Radisson Hotel Roseville.  We're looking forward to exciting presentations from Suzan McGinnis with Target Corporation and Nick Vilbas with the Innocence Project of MN. Attendees of this quarterly training session will receive three hours of fraud related, non-NASBA Ethics CPE and MN POST credits (pending), and it also includes a full breakfast buffet.



Suzan McGinnis is the Director of the Ethics Team at Target Corporation.  Suzan joined Target late in 2017 and is responsible for the design, implementation, and management of the company’s ethics program, and related processes, including the creation and maintenance of relevant policies and procedures.

Session 1: An Effective Compliance and Ethics Program

Overview of the essential aspects and major components of an ethics program based on the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG) elements for an effective compliance and ethics program.  We will explore using the framework of the FSG overlaid with the classical operating model and foundation capability areas of “people, process, and technology” to shape a fourth, and possibly most important trending element – predictive analytics – to spot emerging risks within an organization.


A native of Kemp, Texas, Nick Vilbas obtained his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington before moving on to several positions in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement and court administration.  He went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law where he first joined the Innocence Project of Texas as a volunteer student.  Nick went right to work after law school, first serving as the Case Director and then the Executive Director.  Nick was instrumental in IPTX’s efforts to combat junk science, including important work on the Dog Scent Lineup Report and the Statewide Arson Review partnership with the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office.  After leaving IPTX in 2015 he served as the Assistant General Counsel to the Texas Forensic Science Commission where he managed the Commission’s hair microscopy and bite mark comparison case reviews.  Nick is excited to once again be an advocate for the innocent working to free the wrongfully convicted in Minnesota and the Dakotas.

Session 2: The Work of The Innocence Project of Minnesota

This presentation will give a broad introduction to the work of the Innocence Project of Minnesota, including the causes and factors of wrongful convictions, case studies, and ongoing efforts to free the innocent and improve the criminal justice system.



Registration cutoff for this meeting is 11:59:59pm on 02/09/18 and early registration expires at 11:59:59pm on 02/02/18. The Board of Directors will hold their quarterly meeting immediately following the conclusion of the training session at 11:00am.