2020 Summit Speakers & Moderators

Vivek Arora

Vivek Arora Vivek Arora is Head of the IMF’s Office of Risk Management, which oversees the Fund’s enterprise risk management framework. He has held this position since 2017. Vivek’s previous positions include Deputy Director of the IMF’s Strategy, Policy & Review Department and extensive experience in country operations. He has served as the Fund’s senior resident representative in China, based in Beijing, and in South Africa, based (more…)

Merline Barrington

Merline Barrington is ERM Lead at Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. She earned a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy and Administration degree (MPA-PPA), dually specializing in management and operations as well as human resources management from the City University of New York- John Jay College. (more…)

Gabriel Benincasa

Gabe Benincasa Gabriel Benincasa is both a CPA and JD with years of financial services leadership experience. As the SEC’s first Chief Risk Officer, Gabriel has been responsible for establishing the organization’s strategic plan and building a department from scratch. Gabriel has a long history of helping companies revamp their compliance and risk structures while influencing the corporate cultures to comply with the heightened regulatory scrutiny. While (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…)

Atisha Burks

Atisha Burks Atisha Burks is the Senior Accounting and Finance Leader at the Department of the Navy where she supports Navy Financial Management and Financial Improvement programs department wide.  Previously she was the Chief of Financial Policy, Reporting and Property at the Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard. Prior to that she was the Director of Financial Reporting and Policy at the United States Department (more…)

Donovan Chase

Donovan Chase Donovan Chase is an advisory Manager with KPMG.  Since 2002, Donovan has worked with Federal clients, focusing on Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Government National Mortgage Association since 2004.  His work has supported Federal Enterprise Risk Management, Government Compliance and Risk Assessment, Internal Control Testing, and Business Strategy for the Secondary Mortgage Market. (more…)

Tom Easthope

Tom Easthope As a senior member in Microsoft’s Enterprise Risk Management team, Tom Easthope is currently responsible for driving the company’s ERM engagement focus on information and enterprise IT as well as continuity and response. Mr. Easthope also oversees Microsoft’s internal implementation of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (more…)

Adrian Evans-Burke

Adrian Evans-Burke Adrian Evans-Burke is a management analyst in the Office of Strategic Planning and Performance Management at the Library of Congress. He is responsible for managing the Library‘s Integrated Risk Management and Internal Controls (iRIC) framework and ensuring that it is successfully incorporated into the Library’s planning and performance activities. (more…)

Preston Finley

Preston Finley Preston Finley is the Director of the Foresight, Strategic Planning and Risk Management team within the Office of Enterprise Integration in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He began his Federal Service with the Postal Service in 1994 and held numerous positions in Mail Processing Field Operations and Corporate positions (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…)

Michael Frueh

Michael Frueh Michael James Frueh was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Performance Management in the Office of Enterprise Integration in June 2019. He is responsible for the Department’s strategic planning, enterprise risk management, performance management, enterprise governance, and business architecture support. (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…)

Chris Hare

Chris Hare Chris brings over 16 years of risk management experience in both the public and private sectors including all three branches of government (Executive, Legislative & Judicial).  He has a special expertise in the area of OMB Circular A-123, the Green Book and the COSO Internal Control and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frameworks and serves as a corporate liaison on several projects where he helps Federal (more…)

Thomas Holland

Thomas Holland Thomas Holland is a Manager at Guidehouse focused on helping entities enable their missions through enhanced enterprise risk management. Thomas has also played a key role in multiple program stand-up or transformation engagements, contributing mainly in the areas of organizational and operational design, governance, risk, compliance, and process improvement. (more…)

Bernard Jenkins

Bernard Jenkins Since January 2016, he has served as the Director of Business Operations for the Office of Finance at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  In this role, Bernard has overall responsibility for all major operational functional areas, including budget, human resources, acquisitions, IT, and space management ensuring organizational efficiency and effectiveness.  Prior to joining the Office of Finance, Bernard spent his entire (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…)

Kate Kraycirik

Kate Kraycirik Kate Kraycirik is the Director of Enterprise Risk Management at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  Prior to starting the Enterprise Risk Management program, Kate was in charge of the MD Anderson’s Risk Management section in the Legal services department providing  ongoing assistance, guidance and oversight for related activities at MD Anderson, with particular emphasis on patient care risk review and reduction, investigation, (more…)

Jill Lennox

Jill Lennox Jill Lennox is the Team Lead for the FDIC’s Enterprise Risk Management program.  Jill assumed this role in February 2019, where she played a key role in building the FDIC’s ERM program in 2019 and launching it in 2020.  Jill leads a five-person team and reports to the CRO. (more…)

Bonita Mannings

Bonita Mannings Bonita Mannings is a Personnel Psychologist and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advocate at the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM).  In this role, Bonita served as the Curriculum Director for the Leadership and Relationship Curriculum, as well at the Diversity and Inclusion Curriculum for five years. Additionally, she serves as an Executive Coach and mentor.  Bonita also works collaboratively with her colleagues on various organizational (more…)

Alice McNutt Miller

Alice McNutt Miller is the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation’s first Chief Risk Officer.  She is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive process for identifying, monitoring and managing risks to DFC.  Prior to joining DFC, Alice was the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s first Chief Risk Officer. As CRO, she was responsible for guiding and overseeing the agency’s approach to assessing and managing risk, including (more…)

Patrick A. Murphy

Patrick A. Murphy has been serving as the Commissioner of the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency (DHSES) since February 2019. During his tenure at DHSES, Commissioner Murphy oversaw the establishment and maintenance of New York State’s critical COVID-19 response infrastructure (more…)

James A. Nelson

James Nelson Dr. Nelson was appointed Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) in October 2007.  The position established in January 2006, is the result of a major recommendation by NAPA (National Academy of Public Administration), which conducted an exhaustive analysis of diversity within CDC. Dr. Nelson has achieved a distinguished career in the field of Diversity Management and Education Development. He has (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, 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 practices and (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…)

Stephen Quinn

Stephen Quinn Mr. Stephen Quinn joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2004 and serves as a senior computer scientist in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL). Mr. Quinn is the program manager of the National Checklist Program and the National Online Informative Reference Program and is the lead author for integrating NIST risk management project work within the paradigm of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). (more…)

Mick Reed

Mick Reed Mick Reed is a retired US Marine Corps helicopter pilot and cross functional leader. As a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton for nine years, he advised and supported Marine Corps headquarters in the US, Asia-Pacific, and Europe-Africa on matters of strategy (more…)

John Skober

John Skober Mr. John Skober joined the civil service and became the Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) Lead for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), located in San Diego, in 2012. In this role, he is accountable for the management and leadership of the people, processes and tools required for department audit readiness across the command. Mr. Skober has over ten years of industry (more…)

Alyssa Smiley

Alyssa Smiley Alyssa Smiley is the Acting Director for the Risk Management and Assurance division at the Department of Homeland Security. Since joining DHS Headquarters in 2016, Alyssa has assisted in developing a robust, risk based information technology assurance program that continues to be used by the Department to strengthen its IT security controls and is working to expand to provide enhanced coverage over application controls, data (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…)

Kate Sylvis

Kate Sylvis Kate Sylvis, a Director in the Guidehouse Risk Consulting Practice, has over 17 years of experience advising clients on complex organizational and governance, operational, compliance, and risk management challenges coupled with high transparency and regulatory scrutiny. She has advised clients across multiple industries including; the federal government, banking and capital markets, healthcare, telecom and energy. Her expertise and experience cover a range of risk and (more…)

William Tillman

William D. Tillman William (David) Tillman, a retired enlisted Marine cryptologist, is currently the Senior Agency Information Security Risk Officer (SAISRO) for the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) headquartered in Alexandria has the executive responsibility for all aspects of Cybersecurity governance, risk, compliance and operations. Mr. Tillman is also the responsible executive for NCUA Tier 1 – Tier 4 IT operations. Prior to this role, Mr. Tillman served (more…)

Marshall Toburen

Marshall Toburen Marshall Toburen, CIA, CISA, CFSA (non-practicing) is Risk Management Strategist at RSA, a Dell Technologies Company. Marshall provides strategic input to the development and marketing of risk-related solutions for RSA and advises customers on risk management best practices. (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 is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory managing director at Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Government & Public Services practice and assists federal clients in developing and implementing Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs. She attended the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University and has an MBA from Georgia State University and a BA from Franklin & Marshall College. She has more than 20 years of federal ERM and (more…)