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Sherron Watkins

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Sherron Watkins was Vice President of corporate development at Enron and is considered by many the whistleblower who helped to uncover the Enron scandal in 2001/2002.

Some doubt this reputation because she just wrote a concerned letter to Enron CEO Kenneth Lay warning him of potential whistleblowers in the company and pointing out that there were misstatements in the financial reports. Her memo did not reach the public until 5 months after it was written.

She testified before the U.S. Congress and Senate at the beginning of 2002 and was selected as one of three "People of the Year 2002" by TIME magazine.

She had joined Enron in 1993, having worked for Arthur Andersen the previous eight years. She left Enron in November 2002. Since then she has been giving speeches at management congresses and has co-written a book about her experiences at Enron and the problems of the US corporate culture.

Books

  • Mimi Swartz with Sherron Watkins: Power Failure. The Inside Story of The Collapse of Enron, ISBN 0-385-50888-3 (March 2003)

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