Tyson M. Avery is Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for CBRE Inc. In this position, Mr. Avery is the senior executive responsible for the global ethics and compliance program, which includes both domestic and international responsibilities. He leads a team of over 60 dedicated professionals, and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Prior to CBRE, Mr. Avery served as the Director of Ethics & Compliance of ITT Defense. In this role, Mr. Avery built an integrated and sustained ethics and compliance program for a $6 billion organization in the aftermath of one of the largest regulatory prosecutions in US history, including over $100 million in fines and remediation. He was also the Global Process Owner for Compliance of a Corporate-wide SAP implementation. Mr. Avery also held various leadership positions in ITT as legal counsel and within the areas of Ethics and Compliance, Industrial Security, Trade Compliance, and Environmental, Health, and Safety.
Preceding his corporate experience, Mr. Avery spent ten years as an officer and judge advocate serving in the U.S. Marine Corps where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including prosecuting and defending felony level criminal cases, serving as one of the first Geneva Convention Magistrates in Iraq, and serving the President of the United States as the sole military attorney in the White House Counsel's Office. In 2004, the American Bar Association named Tyson the Young Military Lawyer of the Year. He was also awarded the Bronze Star for his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tyson holds a B.S. from the University of California, Riverside and a J.D. from the University of Kansas.
- University of California, Riverside, Bachelor of Science (1996)
- University of Kansas, Juris Doctorate (1999)