BarkerGilmore Recruits Jeffrey Lewis as Chief Compliance Officer for Sinclair Broadcast Group

(Jan. 29, 2021) BarkerGilmore, a boutique firm specializing in legal and compliance executive search and leadership development, has recruited Jeffrey Lewis as the new Chief Compliance Officer of Sinclair Broadcast Group. The engagement was managed by John Gilmore, co-founder and Managing Partner, and Stephen Bell, Senior Director of BarkerGilmore.

Chris Ripley, President and Chief Executive Officer for Sinclair, stated, “Throughout his career, Jeffrey has continuously developed strategies that solidified more secure and compliant organizational practices for numerous companies, large and small. Jeffrey will be a valuable asset to the Sinclair team. Adding to our existing compliance guidelines, he will be a foothold in the strategy and supervision of applying topline compliance initiatives for Sinclair.”

Jeffrey Lewis, the former General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Corporate Secretary of Pinnacle Propane, LLC, brings with him more than two decades of experience as a strategic legal and compliance professional, fifteen of which were spent with a Fortune 10 company. He is highly skilled in the development and management of corporate compliance functions and is adept at utilizing innovation and technology to optimize compliance operations. Jeffrey earned his J.D. from Rutgers University, an L.L.M. in Corporations Law from New York University, and a B.A. from Southern Illinois University. As Chief Compliance Officer, Mr. Lewis will report directly to the CEO and serve as architect and steward of enterprise compliance. He will not only be responsible for the design, implementation, oversight, training, and enforcement of Sinclair’s compliance program, but will ensure compliance with all internal and external policies, procedures, and regulations including those of the FCC.

“There was no question about Jeff being the strongest candidate and best cultural fit for Sinclair,” said John Gilmore. “He will be viewed by all inside and outside of the company as a highly respected, trusted CCO.”

Sinclair (NASDAQ: SBGI) is a diversified media company and leading provider of local sports and news. Founded in 1986 and publicly traded since 1995, the Company owns and/or operates 23 RSN brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 191 television stations in 89 markets; is a leading local news provider in the country; owns multiple national networks; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks.

BarkerGilmore is a boutique firm specializing in executive search and selection in the areas of law and compliance. With a network of advisors and recruiters spanning across the United States, BarkerGilmore consistently places exceptional talent at leading consumer, energy, financial, healthcare, industrial, and technology companies. In addition, as a prominent thought leader within the legal industry, BarkerGilmore has released various reports to inform the conversations on in-house counsel compensation, the crucial role of the General Counsel as both a legal advisor and business partner, and General Counsel succession planning. For further information visit or call 877-571-5047.

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