When there is a change in management or leadership at a company, there is often a big shift in how people relate to compliance.  In many industries, compliance hasn’t fully developed as a career, and new leaders may not know how to relate to you or understand the value of what you do.  At times like this, it is important to remember that building your relationship with the new leader is important, but also, that part of your job may be to educate the leader about what you do and the direct value you bring to the organization.  Try not to be frustrated if this takes some time.  New leaders can become great advocates, but they may need to understand what we do first.