Meet MTA: Mary Long, Chief Compliance Officer

The Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that bring our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. With decades of compliance expertise, Chief Compliance Officer Mary Long leads the design, implementation and assessment of compliance for MTA’s operating processes, ensuring compliance with legal, regulatory and contractual obligations.

Meet Mary Long

Tell us about your current role as Chief Compliance Officer for Miller Tanner Associates (MTA)?

As Chief Compliance Officer for Miller Tanner Associates, I work across our internal departments to assure we have appropriate processes and procedures established to fulfill MTA’s legal commitments to our clients and or authorities.  

What are your primary responsibilities?

My role is to support and guide our teams to understand what compliance means, why it is important in terms of how we produce quality products/services.

How long have you been with Miller Tanner Associates? I have worked at MTA for 10 years!

What did you do before joining MTA?

Before joining Miller Tanner Associates, I worked in the clinical research organizational industry in global clinical operations and clinical quality compliance roles for twenty years. I was responsible for the development of departmental standard operating procedures (SOPs), process standards, benchmarking, system, and reporting tools for multiple companies. I also have ten years of nursing and have held positions in hospitals, clinics, and home care, with a therapeutic focus in oncology, nephrology, and orthopedics.

What do you feel are the most fulfilling aspects of your job?

It’s very fulfilling to continue to expand my understanding of the everchanging world of data privacy and to be able to support our teams with that knowledge.

What compliance-related concerns do our clients have and how does MTA address these concerns?

As the world is looking forward to planning more “in person” event opportunities to train, support and collaborate with their attendees, country, and or associations, compliance aspects of providing hospitality for an individual will need to be built into the pre-event event timelines.   Staying flexible in offering both in person and virtual (hybrid event) experiences for attendees will remain relevant for some time. 

Each summer, MTA comes together for a Workshop where we bring all of the team together for a week of training and team building. Why do you think that this is important? What do you get most from this time together?

As MTA has been a “virtual” company for 25 years, we recognized long ago that face-to-face interactions that occur at our workshops continue to support and build strong connections, relationships and commitments for one another and for the organization. 

Since you are based in Texas, tell us 3 must-see/must-do attractions when visiting the local area.

Some of the best attractions in San Antonio are the Mission Trail, the River Walk and Tower of the Americas, which is a 750-feet tall tower with panoramic views built as part of the 1968 World’s Fair.

Learn more about Mary here.