2019 Summit Speakers & Moderators

Rick Amrhein

Rick Amrhein Rick Amrhein is a lead auditor/ERM lead in the Division of Financial Policy, Analysis, and Control within the Office of Budget and Finance at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). In this role, Rick blends 9+ years of federal accounting experience with data analytics to support risk management capabilities through the development of new approaches in financial data analysis.  Before HRSA, Rick worked as (more…)

Thomas (Tom) Brandt

Tom Brandt As the IRS’s Chief Risk Officer since 2014, Tom leads the agency’s enterprise risk management program, enabling the identification, prioritization, evaluation and mitigation of key risks to achieving the IRS mission. He also chairs the ERM Community of Interest for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Forum on Tax Administration (FTA) (more…)

Stewart Brown

Stewart Brown Stewart Brown, a Principal of Dunkirk Partners, a management consulting firm headquartered in Pennsylvania, worked previously for Booz Allen Hamilton and Toffler Associates. His clients include: DOD, DOE, ODNI, US Marshalls, House of Representatives, DOJ, IRS, Treasury, US Army, US Navy, FBI, NAVSEA, AMC, USCIS, DHA, the United Arab Emirates, and multiple commercial organizations. He is a retired US Army Colonel and held senior executive (more…)

Jason Bruno

Jason Bruno The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) oversees the fiduciary trust for funds held on behalf of Indian tribes and Individual Indian Money accounts, which includes an investment corpus of over $5 billion.  Mr. Bruno currently acts as the Deputy Special Trustee for Program Management, which includes OST’s Risk Management, Compliance, and Audit functions.  He is OST’s highest ranking Risk official, and (more…)

Will Cabrera

Will Cabrera William Cabrera is the Lead Management and Program Analyst at the FirstNet Authority responsible for the development, implementation and maturation of the Enterprise Risk Management program and has over a decade of experience and expertise within the telecommunications sector. Prior to his Federal service, Will led internal control teams in large, rapid growth and startup companies.  He is a strong proponent of developing strategic relationships (more…)

Scott Dahl

Scott Dahl was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate in October 2013 as the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). As IG, Mr. Dahl is responsible for overseeing a nationwide program of audits and investigations involving DOL programs and operations. (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…)

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…)

Kenneth C. Fletcher

Ken Fletcher Mr. Fletcher’s professional career spans more than 40-years including military, private sector, and civilian government service. He is currently the President and founder of Kestrel Hawk Consulting, Inc., a risk management consultancy company he founded in 2017. He retired from federal government service after 14-years at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), (more…)

Alyssa Fusisi

Alyssa Fusisi Alyssa Fusisi, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Risk Management Professional – Federal (CRMP-Fed), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), is a Principal with Kearney & Company.  Ms. Fusisi has more than fourteen years of experience supporting multiple Federal agencies with financial management, internal controls, and risk management.  Ms. Fusisi is the Customer Enablement Lead for Kearney’s Emerging Technology Practice and (more…)

Lori Giblin

Lori Giblin serves as the U.S. Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) Chief Risk Officer with responsibility over the agency’s five primary risk assessment programs comprising enterprise risk management, internal controls, improper payments compliance, grant risk assessment and a bespoke national service criminal history check program unique to CNCS. Ms. Giblin joined CNCS in April, 2016 bringing with her 20 years of federal and (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…)

Neeraj Gupta

Neeraj Gupta Neeraj Gupta is the head of the Strategic Planning and Organizational Change Management Team at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). He is responsible for user adoption of new technologies, measuring progress of technology implementations, and capital planning for IT initiatives. He has been with the CFPB for more than 8 years. Mr. Gupta was a member of the US Department of Treasury Team leading (more…)

Rachel Holloway

Rachel Holloway Rachel Holloway, MPH, is a public health advisor at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), focusing on policy, performance, and issues management. Since 2015 she has worked in CDC’s Office of the Chief Operating Officer, which provides operational leadership, oversight, and support for CDC’s centralized business operations to ensure that all CDC staff have the necessary tools and resources to fulfill CDC’s public (more…)

Michael Howe

Mike Howe Michael (Mike) Howe is a Senior Advisor for Oversight at the National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management, Division of Institution and Award Support. Mike joined NSF in November 2004.  Prior to starting the new position he served as Senior Staff Associate, Risk Management and Program Integrity, coordinated fulfillment of NSF’s responsibilities for risk management and program integrity under the guidelines (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 L. Jones

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, budget preparation and management, finance and accounting functions, creating the annual performance plan, strategic planning, travel policies and programs, (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…)

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…)

Curtis M. Masiello

Curtis Masiello Dr. Curtis M. Masiello currently serves in the Office of the Director of Administration and Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense. In 2020, he spearheaded the Department’s efforts to make progress on the GAO High Risk List. Dr. Masiello previously served as a senior program manager with Engility Corporation, supporting the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Dr. Masiello is a retired U.S. (more…)

Renata Maziarz

Renata Maziarz Renata Maziarz is a Senior at Workiva. Previous to joining Workiva, Renata served as the acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Data at the U.S. Department of Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service where she oversaw a full range of policy, management, and operational activities related to federal financial data and analytics. Specifically, Renata led the enterprise data strategy with the goal of increasing the value (more…)

W. Curtis McNeil

Curtis McNeil Curtis McNeil is the Risk Management Officer for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC). In this capacity, Mr. McNeil oversees the functions of the Integrated Risk Management Division (IRMD) under the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), which includes enterprise risk management (ERM), internal controls, audit liaison support activities, data analytics to support decision-making and the development of the Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). (more…)

Marcus Melton

Marcus Melton is a director in KPMG’s Federal Advisory practice and has over 20 years of experience working with Federal and local government. Mr. Melton is currently directing multiple projects for the Government National Mortgage Administration (Ginnie Mae), and HUD. Mr. Melton has managed attestation engagements, A-123 advisory engagements, and provided project and program management advisory services for both civilian and DOD clients. KPMG’s ERM (more…)

LCDR Lewis H. Motion

Lewis Motion LCDR Lewis H. Motion is the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Lead. He holds a master of business administration from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science from the United States Coast Guard Academy. LCDR Motion is a USCG aviator, having previously served as an Aviation Special Missions MH-65 mission commander at the USCG’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON). (more…)

Erica Navarro

Erica Navarro Ms. Navarro was selected to serve as Director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis (OBPA) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in June 2018. In this role, Ms. Navarro provides leadership in carrying out Department-wide responsibilities in policy analysis, program review, budget, legislative, and regulatory functions. Ms. Navarro previously served as the Budget Director for the U.S. Department of Education. Before that, (more…)

Kim Orlowski

Photo Not Available Kim Orlowski is an IRS Senior Risk Advisor supporting the Chief Risk Officer with the Enterprise Risk Management Program.  As a Senior Risk Advisor, she serves as an ambassador/champion for risk management, encouraging a safe environment supportive of open risk discussions and supports the ongoing implementation of the ERM program.  She works closely with the business unit risk liaisons in facilitating the annual enterprise risk (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 a Managing Director in the Risk Advisory service line for Grant Thornton’s Public Sector which encompasses Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) A-123 assessments, Internal Audit, Grants Management, and Fraud Risk Management.  Since 2004, Ms. Pankaj has led ERM, risk management and internal control engagements for public-sector organizations, assisting them in improving their risk management and internal control (more…)

Susan Perkins

Susan Perkins Susan Perkins is currently a Program Manager with the General Services Administration, working with strategic planning, performance management, and enterprise risk management. She has nearly 10 years of experience in strategic and enterprise risk management through roles as an Audit Liaison with the Transportation Security Administration and Sr. Risk Analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (OIG). Susan is a former (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…)

Jonelle Pianta

Jonelle Pianta is the Chief Risk Officer for the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (more…)

Debbie Poff

Photo Not Available Debbie Poff is an IRS Senior Risk Advisor supporting the Chief Risk Officer with the Enterprise Risk Management Program.  As a Senior Risk Advisor, she serves as an ambassador/champion for risk management, encouraging a safe environment supportive of open risk discussions and supports the ongoing implementation of the ERM program.  She works closely with the business unit risk liaisons in facilitating the annual enterprise risk (more…)

Zack Poimboeuf

Zack Poimboeuf serves as an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) analyst in the Office of Finance at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role, he manages the day to day operations of the HHS-wide ERM Core Team (HHS’s community of ERM practitioners), and he serves as the team lead on ERM knowledge management. (more…)

LaTaiga Proctor

Ms. Proctor is the Census Bureau’s Risk Management Officer. She also developed the organizations program and project management policies and standards. She has served in this capacity for more than 5 years, and has 20 years of federal government service (more…)

Yashika Rahaman

Yashika Rahaman Yashika Rahaman currently serves as the Director of the Agency Enterprise Risk Management Program at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  She works with FDA leaders and decision makers to incorporate proactive risk management into the Agency’s enterprise-wide business decisions. Previously, Ms. Rahaman worked as the Senior Advisor to the FDA Chief Financial Officer (CFO), supporting the execution of the CFO organization’s strategic goals (more…)

Melissa Reynard

Photo Not Available Melissa Reynard is an IRS Senior Risk Advisor supporting the Chief Risk Officer with the Enterprise Risk Management Program.  As a Senior Risk Advisor, she serves as an ambassador/champion for risk management, encouraging a safe environment supportive of open risk discussions and supports the ongoing implementation of the ERM program.  She works closely with the business unit risk liaisons in facilitating the annual enterprise risk (more…)

Joseph Roach

Joe Roach During Joe’s 20+ year Federal career, he has worked in several capacities within the technology management arena, including serving as the CIO and Deputy CIO at the HHS Office of the Inspector General and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), respectively. Other responsibilities during his tenure include IT management positions for enterprise architecture, systems management, and IT capital planning. Joe currently supports the HRSA Chief (more…)

Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts Ms. Roberts works in the Office of the Chief Management Officer as the Lead for ERM within the Department of the Navy. She has over 25 years of experience leading large-scale change management and business transformation efforts within federal government and the private sector, particularly for the defense, advanced science and technology, and healthcare sectors. She has been a member of AFERM for the last (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…)

Sim Segal, FSA, CERA

Sim Segal is president and founder of SimErgy Consulting, a firm specializing exclusively in enterprise risk management (ERM). Headquartered in Manhattan, SimErgy provides ERM consulting services to companies in all sectors, primarily in the U.S. and Canada. SimErgy also provides executive training on ERM. (more…)

Shahryar Shaghaghi

Shahryar Shaghaghi Shahryar Shaghaghi, a Principal with CohnReznick Advisory and national leader of Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, is focused on helping clients with their cybersecurity and privacy strategy and transformation programs.  Shahryar is also the lead faculty at Columbia University focusing in IT Risk Management and Data Privacy for the  Enterprise Risk Management graduate program. By leveraging his extensive technology and risk management leadership experience garnered from (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…)

Kevin Smagh

Kevin Smagh Mr. Kalwant (Kevin) Smagh, is the Director of the Strategic Business Initiatives (SBI) Unit, a direct reporting unit to CDC’s Chief Operating Officer.  In this role, Kevin is the agency deputy chief risk officer and lead for implementing enterprise risk management and governance, directing compliance reviews and monitoring, conference oversight, agency liaison to the HHS office of the inspector general office of investigations, and guiding (more…)

Alyssa Smiley

Alyssa Smiley Ms. Smiley began her Federal career in 2009 and currently serves as the acting Deputy Director for the Risk Management and Assurance Division within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Homeland Security. In this role, Ms. Smiley has assisted in developing a robust, risk-based information technology assurance program that encompasses Federal requirements while also supporting increased control environment maturity and (more…)

Jessica Southwell

Jessica Southwell is the Chief Performance and Risk Management Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General. Since her appointment in 2016, she has implemented a comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management program that enables a high performing, resilient organization. Jessica’s public service career includes working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, where she communicated agency priorities through strategic plans, evaluated mission performance, and (more…)

Neil Starzynski

Neil Starzynski Neil Starzynski is the Enterprise Risk Management Lead in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) at the US Department of Labor. In this role, Neil designed, developed, and manages the Enterprise Risk Management program for the Department and its agencies. In this capacity he works with Senior Career Leadership and political Agency Heads to develop the risk identification, assessment, and mitigation strategies which (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…)

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart Ms. Jessica Stewart is the National Security Analysis Mission Area Executive for Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In this role, she oversees innovative cross-cutting analyses, research, and integrated technology development that impact the broader national security enterprise, increase the effectiveness of national security operations and missions, and enable informed senior leadership decision-making. As the nation’s largest University Affiliated Research Center, APL serves as a (more…)

Kate Sylvis

Kate Sylvis Kate, a Director in Guidehouse’s Risk Consulting Practice and the Enterprise Risk Management Solution Leader has over 19 years of experience advising clients on complex governance, risk, compliance, internal control and operations challenges coupled with high transparency and regulatory scrutiny. She advises clients across a range of industries including: financial services, government, technology, healthcare, energy and consumer products. Her expertise and experience cover a range (more…)

Sean Vineyard

Mr. Vineyard is the Director of 11th Hour Service’s Public Sector Civilian Practice with over twelve years of risk management, financial management, and management advisory experience. Mr. Vineyard is a Senior Leader, an educator, and a published author in the Enterprise Risk Management and Financial Management fields of practice and is active in the risk and financial management communities having held multiple positions with the (more…)

Cynthia Vitters

Cynthia VItters Cynthia Vitters is a Managing Director in the Government & Public Services Advisory practice at Deloitte. She leads the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) internal function and provides OMB Circular A-123 guidance to Deloitte practitioners and project teams. She has nearly 20 years of public sector financial and risk management experience, with over 10 years in a management capacity. Before joining Deloitte, she led efforts to (more…)

Joshua Aaron Vogel

Joshua Vogel Joshua is the Director of Strategy, Risk, and Performance Management at the General Services Administration (GSA). He is responsible for the Agency’s strategic planning, enterprise risk management, performance management, and other enterprise-wide initiatives. Joshua has over a decade of experience in operational and strategic risk management, including work at the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developing doctrine and (more…)

Karen Weber

Karen Weber is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Risk Management at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She has worked for the Treasury for 17 years in the areas of Enterprise Risk Management and Federal credit policy (more…)

Doug Webster

Doug Webster Dr. Doug Webster served a 21-year career as an Air Force officer, followed by over two decades of serving in or consulting to the federal government.  He has served as Director of government-to-government risk management at USAID, and as CFO of the US Dept. of Labor and the US Dept. of Education. He convened the first cross-agency meeting of federal executives interested in ERM in (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…)

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…)