2017 Summit Speakers & Moderators

John Basso

John Basso John is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Risk and Financial Advisory Government & Public Services practice more specifically a leader of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) practice. In this role he helps his clients integrate ERM fundamentals into their strategic-level risk and management functions. Before joining Deloitte, John served as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Planning and Performance Management for the (more…)

Mike Batlogg

Mike Batlogg Mike serves in KPMG’s National Office as a Director in Risk Management Policy and Enterprise Risk since 2022 to support the design and implementation of the firm’s enterprise risk management program. A primary focus includes generating and delivering high-quality enterprise risk management reporting to the firm’s Management Committee and Board of Directors in order to enhance the understanding, mitigation, and monitoring of the firm’s greatest (more…)

James Bone

Founder and President of Global Compliance Associates and Executive Director of TheGRCBlueBook, James Bone has developed the largest online directory of tools for risk, audit compliance and IT professionals. Headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Global Compliance Associates is a risk advisory firm providing consulting services to firms and governmental agencies on advances in technology targeted at risk, compliance and IT infrastructure. Global Compliance Associates delivers (more…)

A. Jamal Bouaichi

Jamal Bouaichi is a current AFERM member, and an Operational Risk Management Director at Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He has extensive experience (25+ years) in Mortgage Financing & Securitization, Enterprise Risk Management, Audit and Compliance. (more…)

Thomas (Tom) Brandt

Tom Brandt Tom Brandt is a risk management practitioner in the federal government. With nearly three decades of federal service, he is currently the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Director of Planning and Risk for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. He previously served as CRO for the IRS. He is a fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration, a past president of the Association for (more…)

Malena Brookshire, MPA, CGFM, PMP

Malena Brookshire’s professional career reflects over 12 years of leading the development of strategic plans that effectively communicate organization-wide priorities; employing advanced tools and complex data analysis to assess and evaluate operational soundness; and communicating executive-level information to inform resource decision making. Malena currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Office of Planning, Analysis and Accountability at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Prior to (more…)

Karen Butler

As Chief Risk Officer at the National Security Agency, Karen Butler oversees the agency’s enterprise risk management process, working across organizations to identify and assess significant risks in support of senior-level decision-making. In her 30+ years at NSA, she has served in multiple positions as analyst, staff officer, and manager. Ms. Butler earned her master’s degree in National Security Studies from the National War College (more…)

Laurie Champion

Responsibilities Laurie serves as an executive client advisor and relationship leader, working with clients and colleagues to deliver the best of Aon to support client needs and aspirations. She is one of Aon’s leading experts in corporate risk management and strategic / enterprise risk management. Experience From 2013 through 2016, Laurie served as the Chief Operating Officer for Aon Atlanta. Prior to this assignment, Laurie (more…)

Catherine Chatfield

Catherine Chatfield Catherine Chatfield joined NOAA in February 2017 as a Risk Director and leads the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program and manages the Program Management Council (PMC). Prior to joining NOAA, Catherine led various aspects of ERM programs both the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). (more…)

Dennis Chesley

Dennis Chesley is a Partner at Guidehouse (formerly PwC Public Sector) with more than 25 years of experience serving public and private global entities with a focus on risk, performance and strategy. Prior to joining Guidehouse, Dennis was the Global Leader of Risk Consulting at PwC. He led PwC’s work on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) update to the Enterprise (more…)

Doug Clift

Mr. Clift is the Census Bureau’s Chief Risk Management Officer. He has served in this position for nine years and has 28 years of Federal Government experience. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of enterprise investment and risk management frameworks to review, authorize, and monitor the Census Bureau’s portfolio of investments. Specific duties include enterprise governance for portfolio and enterprise risk management, (more…)

Rafael Cotto

Rafael Cotto is the Senior Associate Policy, Audit & Enterprise Risk Management at the National Science Foundation. (more…)

Amy Culbertson

Amy is the Assistant Director for Performance Management in the Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation at DHS. She currently leads the effort to mature a performance management culture in DHS focused on the many initiatives driven by the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act (GPRAMA). She is actively engaged in working with risk experts to formulate the implementation of ERM at DHS. (more…)

Dr. Temika Edwards

Temika Edwards is the Branch Chief for Enterprise Risk Management in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mrs. Edwards is a member of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management and active participant on the DHS department-wide ERM implementation effort. (more…)

Norlin Evans

Norlin Evans is a Director at Dixon Hughes Goodman with more than thirty years of experience in internal audit, IT audit and project management. His particular areas of expertise include risk and compliance, business process improvement and governance. Industries of focus include financial services, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and hospitality and gaming. (more…)

David Fisher

David Fisher David Fisher has been successfully leading business transformation programs in both the public and private sectors for more than 20 years.  Currently he leads the Guidehouse Risk Consulting Practice, with a particular focus on assisting Federal agencies to design, implement, and fully operationalize Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs.   As the former Chief Risk Officer at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) who stood up the (more…)

Carol Fox

Carol Fox is the Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at RIMS, and Chair of the U.S. ISO 31000 Technical Advisory Group on risk management standards. Ms. Fox also participates on the COSO ERM Advisory Council and serves on the Advisory Board for Miami University’s Isaac & Oxley Center for Business Leadership in its Farmer Business School. (more…)

Todd Grams

Todd Grams is a Managing Director at Deloitte & Touche, LLP and leads the Federal Enterprise Risk Management practice. He is a former Federal government leader with over 20 years’ experience at the SES level and helped lead the implementation and operations of ERM programs at both the department (Veterans Affairs) and agency level (Internal Revenue Service). Todd is the Past-President of the Association of (more…)

Maxime Guénette

Maxime Guenette Maxime Guénette was appointed the Assistant Commissioner of the Public Affairs Branch and Chief Privacy Officer at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in August 2016. He joins the CRA from Finance Canada, where he held the position of General Director, Communications and Consultations, serving as the senior communications and consultations advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, the Deputy Ministers, the Minister and departmental officials on (more…)

Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy is currently the Director of Risk Management at the U.S. Department of Commerce where she oversees the implementation of the Department’s ERM and Audit Follow up programs. (more…)

Sallyanne Harper

Ms. Sallyanne Harper currently serves as the AFERM President, and she is the Vice-President and Executive Officer of AOC Solutions, Inc.’s Government Financial Management practice. In her current capacity, Ms. Harper is responsible for all aspects of planning, performance management, human capital, and knowledge services functions. Ms. Harper also manages client engagements related to federal financial management. She previously served as CFO and CAO at (more…)

Robert Hembrook

Director of Cybersecurity for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with a thirty year background in computers, cybersecurity, and intelligence. (more…)

John Hillen

The Honorable Dr. John Hillen is Chairman, Mason Government Contracting (GovCon) Initiative & Professor of Practice and Executive in Residence for the George Mason University School of Business. A recognized industry leader in the technology contracting space, Mr. Hillen he has led four defense and intelligence technology firms in Northern Virginia. He was recognized as the 2012 GovCon Contractor of the Year award in the (more…)

Jennifer Hills

Jennifer Hills has been the Director of Risk Management for King County, Washington since 2003. King County, which includes the Seattle-Bellevue metropolitan area, is the 13th largest County in the United States serving a population of over 2 million. King County, through its 14,000 employees, provides regional and local services such as public health and community services, parks and recreation, law enforcement, and Superior and (more…)

Nahla Ivy

Nahla Ivy is the Enterprise Risk Management Officer for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Gaithersburg, MD. Ms. Ivy has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. At NIST, Ms. Ivy leads the development and implementation of the agency-level Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program, including the development of a customized ERM framework (more…)

Mark Jerek

Mr. Mark M. Jarek serves as Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Cybersecurity, where he is responsible for managing the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enterprise Cybersecurity Program; advising Departmental senior officials on integrating cybersecurity; risk management; and implementing enterprise information resources management across the DOE. Mr. Jarek provides executive-level guidance for the interagency on administrative cybersecurity initiatives; including the White House’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity (more…)

Christine Jones

Christine Jones Christine Jones has been with the Federal government for over 25 years and is currently the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She is the lead executive championing the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) across the Department. Christine is recognized as a government-wide expert in ERM and currently serves on OMB’s ERM Executive Steering (more…)

Rendell Jones

Rendell L. Jones is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) responsible for the daily operations of the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund and the NCUA Operating Fund, including the accounting and financial reporting functions for both funds. He is also responsible for key agency functions including, enterprise risk management and internal controls, budget preparation and management, finance and accounting functions, creating the annual performance plan, (more…)

Daniel Kaneshiro

Dan Kaneshiro is a Policy Analyst with the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Federal Financial Management, where he is the lead analyst for OFFM’s work on Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Controls, Audit and Inspectors General Issues. He is responsible for the implementation of OMB Circular No. A-123, Management’s Responsibility for Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Control, Appendix A, Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (more…)

Gregory A. Keith

Gregory A. Keith joined Ginnie Mae as SVP & Chief Risk Officer in 2010. In this capacity, he monitors the corporation’s aggregate risk and compliance with risk policies, develops and maintains corporate-wide procedures for risk management, and provides independent evaluation and oversight of all risk management activities. (more…)

Larry Koskinen

Larry Koskinen has served the public interest for more than forty years through executive positions in the federal government, commercial professional services firms, and non-profit organizations, both within the United States and abroad.  He is a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, and is currently serving as Chief Risk Officer at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. (more…)

James Lam

James Lam is a noted risk expert, best-selling author, and experienced public and private corporate director. He is president of James Lam & Associates, a risk management consulting firm. Lam serves on the board of E*TRADE Financial, where he is chairman of the risk oversight committee and a member of the audit committee. Previously, he has served as partner at Oliver Wyman and chief risk (more…)

Michael Leibrock

Michael Leibrock Michael Leibrock is a Managing Director and serves as Head of Credit Risk and the Chief Systemic Risk Officer for the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). He has oversight for DTCC’s analysis, approval and ongoing credit surveillance for all members of DTCC’s clearing agencies.  Michael is also responsible for the identification and monitoring of potential systemic threats to DTCC and the securities industry, actively (more…)

Denise Lippuner, CGFM, CPA

Ms. Lippuner is a Partner with Grant Thornton responsible for leading its Public Sector Risk Advisory Practice. She assists organizations predict, prepare, protect, manage and respond to risk through the development and implementation of holistic and innovative solutions. (more…)

Javier Lopez, MSA

Javier Lopez serves as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR). Responsible for several HHS-wide projects, Javier provides advice and guidance on all aspects of finance, enterprise risk, and acquisition management to the CFO community. A high-performing public sector executive, top-rated professor, and sought after professional development expert, Javier is a (more…)

Valerie Lubrano

Valerie Lubrano is a Manager in the Advisory Services Practice at Ernst & Young LLP, focusing on Enterprise Risk Management. She leads the ERM Small Agency Community of Practice for the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM). (more…)

J. Christopher Mihm

Christopher Mihm is the Managing Director, Strategic Issues at U.S. GAO, and an elected member of the UN IAAC, where he advises the United Nations General Assembly. Mr. Mihm also is the Deputy Chair of the Audit and Compliance Committee of the FIFA and a fellow and former Board Chair of the NAPA. Mr. Mihm is an adjunct lecturer in public administration at the University (more…)

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is a Partner with Kearney & Company (Kearney) supporting the Federal Civilian audit and advisory practices. His experience includes performing consolidated financial statement audits and performance audits for Federal Government agencies, as well as business advisory services, including enterprise risk management, internal control reviews, business process reengineering, and accounting and program support. Brian is also the chairperson of AFERM’s Knowledge Capital Committee. (more…)

Chad Nieboer

Chad Nieboer is the Chief Strategist and Risk Officer at the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) credited with building and implementing a dynamic Strategic Performance Management System that integrates strategy, performance, and risk to optimize Agency performance. Over the past six years, Chad has transformed the USMS culture by infusing strategic thinking, data driven decision making, and enterprise risk management throughout the Agency. (more…)

Frances Nwachuku

Frances Nwachuku is the Director, Risk Management at the Loan Programs Office (LPO), a Department of Energy office that provides loan guarantees to support energy projects which deploy new or innovative technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and loans to automotive and component manufacturers that produce fuel-efficient advanced technology vehicles. In that capacity, Frances has responsibility for improving operational outcomes and creating a risk-aware environment (more…)

Nancy Owens

Nancy Owens As Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at YMCA of the USA, Nancy Owens oversees Y-USA’s financial plans and policies and its external financial relationships, and helps define and implement best practices for YMCAs related to financial audits and IRS Form 990 filing requirements. She joined Y-USA in April 2001 and previously served as Senior Director of Finance and Controller. She came to Y-USA from (more…)

Bobbi-Jo Pankaj

Bobbi-Jo Pankaj Bobbi-Jo Pankaj is an Enterprise Risk Management and Controls Subject Matter Expert at Guidehouse. Ms. Pankaj supports federal government clients with risk, compliance, and controls activities which encompasses Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-123 assessments, Internal Audit, and Grants Management.  Since 2004, Ms. Pankaj has led ERM, risk management and internal control engagements for public-sector organizations, assisting them in improving (more…)

Andrea Peoples

Andrea Peoples Andrea Peoples is the Enterprise Risk Program Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Since assuming this role in 2015, she has been advising Agency leadership on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) as well as leading the implementation of ERM across the Agency. (more…)

Mary Beth Perdue

Mary Beth Perdue is the Vice President of Strategy and Initiatives for Enterprise Operational Risk Management at Freddie Mac. In this role, Mary Beth is responsible for the operational risk strategy and framework, the enterprise risk management tool (GRC) and oversight of new business and other initiatives. (more…)

Frank Petersen

Mr. Petersen is the Director of Quality Assurance for the National Aeronautics and Space (NASA). Mr. Petersen is responsible for the Agency’s Enterprise Risk Management execution and is responsible for ensuring that sound financial management practices are being followed and that internal controls over financial and management activities are in place and operating effectively. (more…)

Brian Philbin

Brian Philbin Brian Philbin has been the Assistant Commissioner of the Audit, Evaluation, and Risk Branch and the Chief Audit Executive for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) since January 2012. Prior to that, he had been the CRA’s Chief Risk Officer since June 2010. He is responsible for providing strategic advice and executive oversight with respect to horizontal and integrated enterprise risk management and for ensuring a (more…)

Jacqueline Ponti-Lazaruk

Jacqueline Ponti-Lazaruk is the Chief Risk Officer for USDA, Rural Development (RD) and is responsible for implementing Enterprise Risk Management and integrating it at all staff levels and into key Agency functions. She has 27 years of experience in public policy, management and finance, including 11 years of senior executive service at USDA. (more…)

Nicole Puri

Nicole Puri Nicole Puri is Chief Risk Officer at the Bureau of the Fiscal Service.  Ms. Puri has over 20 years of experience in the fields of enterprise risk management, law, finance, and real estate. She has worked in and with the federal government for over 15 years, (more…)

Jed Ross

Jed Ross is the Chief Risk Officer of the District of Columbia and Agency Director for the D.C. Office of Risk Management. Mr. Ross oversees all budget, operations, and the 70 plus employees and contracting staff supporting the District of Columbia risk management functions. Mr. Ross is the District of Columbia’s State Member Representative for the State Risk Insurance Management Association and oversees the District (more…)

Cliff Rossi, PhD

Dr. Rossi is Professor-of-the-Practice and Executive-in-Residence at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and a Principal of Chesapeake Risk Advisors, LLC. He has nearly 25 years of experience in financial risk management, having held a number of C-level positions at major banking institutions. Prior to his current posts, he was the chief risk officer for Citigroup’s North America Consumer Lending Division. (more…)

Marianne Roth

Marianne Roth is the first Chief Risk Officer for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and is standing up its ERM program. Marianne served as the Branch Manager for ERM at the Transportation Security Administration. She oversaw all ERM activities at TSA and led the agency’s efforts to significantly mature its ERM program. Marianne was the Director of the DHS Efficiency Review in the Office (more…)

William A. Rowe

William A. Rowe is the Chief Risk Officer and Liaison to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). In this role, Mr. Rowe leads the agency’s Office of Enterprise Risk Management and the agency’s Enterprise Risk Committee. Mr. Rowe also serves as the Comptroller’s Liaison to the FDIC. In that role, he provides support to the (more…)

Trevor Rudolph

Mr. Trevor Rudolph was the first ever Chief of the Cyber and National Security Division at the Office of Management and Budget. He was the White House cybersecurity executive responsible for revolutionizing the state of Federal cybersecurity. Under Rudolph’s leadership, the U.S. Government saw a 40% increase in the use of multi-factor authentication, a 50% reduction in the time to detect cyber incidents, and a (more…)

John Sammon

Currently acting as the Chief of Performance and Enterprise Risk, John Sammon is responsible for developing and driving the long-range strategic vision and objectives for TSA with respect to risk- based security and risk management actives. Sammon also leads TSA’s goal to encompass enterprise risk management across all areas of the Agency. (more…)

Philip Sherrill

Philip Sherrill Philip Sherrill is Chief Audit Executive and Vice-President of Internal Control and Reporting for Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield (ABCBS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he has spent the last 26 years of his career.  In his current role, he is responsible for leading the company’s Enterprise Risk Management process.  He has executive responsibility for supporting management’s efforts to maintain and enhance the Enterprise’s overall (more…)

Peggy Sherry

Peggy Sherry is the AFERM President, and CFO at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Prior to OCC, Ms. Sherry served as the Deputy CFO for the National Credit Union Administration.  NCUA is the independent federal agency that regulates, charters and supervises federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages (more…)

Meredith Stein

Ms. Meredith Stein works at the National Institutes of Health, where she leads the Enterprise Risk Management, Audit Liaison, and FMFIA Programs. Prior to joining NIH, Ms. Stein worked for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and KPMG. (more…)

Kevin Stemp

Kevin Stemp is the Managing Executive in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He oversees the business operations of eight SEC offices. He also directs the agency’s development and implementation of enterprise risk management and the internal controls and management assurances programs. Kevin joined the SEC from the compliance group at the Office of Financial Stability, Troubled (more…)

Susan Suarez

Susan Suarez is the Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management at Capital One. She joined Capital One in early 2017 to lead the Enterprise Risk Management Incentive Risk, Country Risk, Insider Threat, and Compliance Oversight Programs. She also oversees the Corporate Policy Office and Capital One’s Risk Framework, Risk Governance, and Lines of Defense portfolios and is responsible for ensuring Capital One meets Heightened Standards (more…)

Brandon Thompson

Brandon Thompson is a Director in KPMG’s IT Advisory Services practice focusing on GRC clients and serves as the US BWise Champion. He has more than 12 years of industry experience implementing GRC technology in a wide range of industries including Healthcare, Financial Services, Government, Consumer Goods, Retail, and others. (more…)

Doug Webster

Doug Webster The Honorable Doug Webster is a retired Air Force officer with a subsequent quarter century working both in and consulting to the federal government. He has served as Director of Government-to-Government Risk Management at the USAID and Deputy Director of the DoD Business Transformation Agency.  As a Senate-confirmed Presidential appointee, he has served as CFO of both the Department of Labor and the Department of (more…)

Robert A. Westbrooks

Robert Westbrooks Robert A. (Bob) Westbrooks was appointed Inspector General of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation in May 2015. In this role, he oversees independent and objective audits and investigations, provides leadership to promote efficiency and effectiveness and to prevent and detect fraud, and keeps the PBGC Board of Directors and the Congress fully and currently informed about problems and deficiencies in PBGC programs and operations. (more…)

Mike Wetklow

Mike Wetklow is the NSF’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Division Director for Financial Management. Prior to NSF, Mike has held positions at OMB, DHS, KPMG, GAO, and the Maryland Legislative Auditors Office. Mike received his undergraduate degree in accounting and his graduate degree in public administration both from the University of Maryland at College Park. Mike is a CPA and CGFM. With his wife (more…)

Paul J. Wiedefeld

With more than 30 years of public and private sector transportation management experience, Paul J. Wiedefeld, was appointed as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of WMATA. Mr. Wiedefeld twice served as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Aviation Administration, managing Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). Leveraging strategy, performance and risk concepts, Mr. Wiedefield grew BWI to provide service to (more…)

Linda Wilbanks

Dr. Wilbanks serves as the Senior Cyber Security Risk Officer for at Federal Student Aid (FSA) within the Department of Education, responsible for developing a risk management program to identify and manage cyber security risks. Dr. Wilbanks has served as the Chief Information Security Officer at FSA, the Command Information Officer at the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, CIO at the National Nuclear Security Administration; and (more…)

Anthony (Tony) Wilhelm

Dr. Wilhelm joined NOAA in 2016 as the first Chief Performance and Risk Officer and the director of the office responsible for developing decision tools for leadership to improve performance, reduce enterprise risk, and integrate social science. (more…)

Roy Wright

Roy E. Wright serves as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation. He leads FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration that delivers the agency’s risk management, risk reduction, and flood insurance programs. Under Mr. Wright’s leadership, these programs act as a catalyst to drive increased understanding and proactive actions to help people in communities reduce their losses from natural hazards. (more…)

Montrice Yakimov

Montrice Godard Yakimov is the Chief Risk Officer for the US Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service where she serves as the Director of the Office of Enterprise Risk Management. Montrice is responsible for serving as a senior advisor to the Commissioner and Executive Board on the most significant risks facing the organization. Her responsibilities also include facilitating meetings with senior leaders to identify (more…)