2021 Summit Speakers & Moderators

Tinisha Agramonte

Tinisha Agramonte Tinisha Agramonte, the Architect of the First Generation Professionals Initiative, a first of its kind Federal government diversity and inclusion program, is a highly regarded Civil Rights and Diversity Champion whose personal and professional mission is to advance equitable opportunities for all. She has 25 years of experience in the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), diversity, civil rights, and human relations arenas as a civil servant, (more…)

Vladimir Antikarov

Vladimir Antikarov Vladimir Antikarov is Principal at Verea Group LLC. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Antikarov has served as a senior member of the corporate finance practice with the Monitor Group (1992-2005), now Monitor Deloitte, and as Senior Advisor to the CFO of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (2005-2012). His client engagements have included work with AT&T, Merck, Lockheed Martin, Avaya, Thomson Reuters, Philips, Roche, Valle, (more…)

Tanim Awwal

Tanim Awwal Tanim Awwal is a Budget Analyst at the Community, Development, and Equal Opportunity Branch of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer. In addition to his program portfolios, including the Homeless Assistance Grants and the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity portfolios, he works as the budget liaison with Enterprise Fraud and Risk Management. His role includes developing guidance and (more…)

Amy Bally

Amy Bally Amy Bally is Vice President of the Enterprise Risk Management Department for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies and is located at State Farm Corporate Headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois. She has 28 years of experience in the insurance industry. Amy joined Stated Farm in 1993 and has held numerous leadership positions within the Internal Audit, IT and Research areas. She assumed her current role of (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…)

Doug Belling

Doug Belling Doug Belling is the lead for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) High Risk List Executive Advisory Board. At VA, Doug has improved strategizing, coordination, and communication across functions on VA-owned and multi-agency High Risk List areas. Doug also helped create the Interagency Consortium on the High Risk List, which seeks to promote best practices and knowledge sharing. Doug provides consultation to the Office of (more…)

Oliver Bevan

Oliver Bevan Oliver Bevan is a Partner in McKinsey’s Chicago office. He co-leads McKinsey’s North American Enterprise Risk Management efforts, with a focus on corporate risk. Oliver has worked on ERM topics for leading firms across sectors, including financial services, high-growth tech, med devices, health insurance, and pharmaceuticals. He previously worked extensively on operational risk and compliance topics, with a particular focus on building robust identification and (more…)

Gary J. Bierc

Gary J. Bierc Mr. Bierc is the founder and CEO of rPM³ Solutions.  He is the principal thought-leader behind rPM3’s innovations, such as Aperitisoft™ and the patented ARQ Technology™.  He is also the force behind rPM3’s commitment to deliver measurable results.  Being an early pioneer in ERM, Mr. Bierc is a recognized thought-leader and subject matter expert in ERM dating back to the mid-1990’s.  Gary is a veteran senior (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…)

Courtenay Brammar

Courtenay Brammar Courtenay Brammar is Director of Risk Analytics and Insights at Cyber Security Case Studies. She is an experienced global risk management and corporate governance professional with over 18 years experience in the discipline. Previously she was Vice President at Morgan Stanley in New York where she had direct responsibility for managing three global risk management programs. She completed her training in risk management at Deloitte (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…)

Patrick Brennan

Patrick Brennan Patrick is CEO and Founder of SRS, which applies risk prevention, threat prediction & monitoring software to cut supply chain risk disruptions. Supply disruption data shows that 60% of supply disruptions are preventable by getting suppliers to take specific risk prevention actions. Patrick is a certified risk professional (CBCP) with deep experience in software automation (Oracle Corp, Accenture). Patrick holds an MBA with Honors from the (more…)

Neil Bridge

Neil Bridge Neil Bridge serves as the Chief of the Enterprise Risk Management Branch (ERMB) and is the Senior Enterprise Risk Management Official at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). ERMB is responsible for the overall Enterprise Risk Management Program at USCIS, which leverage data analytics and internal control reviews to systematically identify and evaluate agency risks. (more…)

Karin Dasuki

Karin is the Director of the Office of Finance and Accounting at the Department of Energy. Her organization is responsible for the Department’s accounting and financial operations that include financial statements, investments, loans accounting, fraud risk management, internal controls and audits with staff located in multiple physical locations. Karin attended the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society and is a member of the (more…)

Gene Dodaro

Gene Dodaro Gene L. Dodaro became the eighth Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on December 22, 2010, when he was confirmed by the United States Senate. Mr. Dodaro has testified before Congress dozens of times on important national issues, including the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government’s long term fiscal outlook, efforts to reduce (more…)

Cynthia Dudzinski

Cynthia Dudzinski Cynthia Dudzinski is a Grants Management Specialist for the United States Coast Guard’s Boating Safety Division. She is a graduate from the University of Delaware and University of Pittsburgh and began her career in the Federal civilian service as a Presidential Management Fellow, Class of 2007. Cynthia previously worked on federal grant programs and policies at the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of State, (more…)

Rassii A. Elliott

Rassii Elliott As the Audit Liaison Officer for the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer in the Internal Control & Risk Management Division (ICRM), Rassii A. Elliott is the liaison to external auditing entities and ensures timely and appropriate responses to audits and reports of findings.  Additionally, Rassii is responsible for the identification, assessment, and evaluation of risks; making appropriate recommendations for improved internal controls and (more…)

Linda E. Esah, MBA, CFE

Linda Esah Linda currently serves as the Director of Operational Risk Management for the Office of Housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She advises the Housing’s senior leadership regarding Housing-FHA’s operational risk exposures, risk management practices, risk assessments, and risk mitigation strategies. She manages the development of both operational risk management and enterprise risk management processes and practices, providing change management leadership to (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 VA. Mr. Finley began his Federal Service with the Postal Service in 1994 and held numerous positions in Field Operations and Corporate positions in Marketing, Operations, Foresight/Strategic Planning/Risk Management, Sustainability and Employee Engagement.  Mr. Finley transferred to VA in 2017 and his current responsibilities (more…)

Jim Fitzmaurice

Jim Fitzmaurice As VP of Advisory at Gartner, Jim Fitzmaurice advises Heads of Internal Audit and ERM for large enterprises worldwide. Mr. Fitzmaurice provides a global perspective on the most difficult challenges faced by risk and audit executives, plus the solutions that will help them overcome those challenges. Jim holds an M.B.A. in Financial Engineering from the Robert H. Smith School of Business and a B.S. in (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…)

Robin Funston

Robin Funston Robin Funston is the Director of Strategic Planning and Performance for the Department of Justice (DOJ).  In this role she serves as the Deputy Performance Improvement Officer, the Deputy Evaluation Officer, the head of the Enterprise Risk Management Program, and the Program Management Improvement Officer for DOJ.  She has held this position since June 2018.  Prior to this role, she was the Budget Director for (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…)

Erich Gabris

Erich Gabris Erich Gabris is the branch chief for DLA’s Risk Management and Internal Control branches in the Enterprise Risk Management Program Management Office of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Erich has been with DLA for over 13 years, first as a contractor and then as a civilian for more than 10 years. He has worked in multiple DLA organizations, including the ERM Program Management Office, where (more…)

Emma Haas

Emma Haas Emma Haas currently serves as a fellow in the Office of the Director, Office of Strategy at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Emma presently supports the Chief Risk Office and Chief Strategy Officer in their execution of the Bureau’s Performance and ERM programs. Before coming to the CFPB, Emma spent time at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in the Office of the (more…)

Missy Hill

Missy Hill Currently, Missy Hill works for Vizient with healthcare facilities in all classes of trade throughout the United States as the Director, Disaster Management. In this role, she works with internal Vizient stakeholders to help members continue operations in the event they are exposed to an emergency event that would prohibit them from continuing to provide products/services to their customers. As a nurse, Hill also acts (more…)

Alexander Holbrook

Alexander Holbrook Alex is a Manager within Boston Consulting Group (BCG)’s Cybersecurity practice and leads BCG’s Cyber Risk Quantification offering. Alex is a co-author of NIST SP 800-161 Rev. 1 and has advised global clients across industry sectors on supply chain cyber risk, cyber risk management, cyber risk quantification, business continuity management, and cyber strategy. (more…)

Natalie K. Houghtby-Haddon

Natalie K. Houghtby-Haddon Dr. Natalie K. Houghtby-Haddon is the Associate Director of the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW CEPL). She teaches leadership, ethics, culture and change leadership, and enterprise risk management (ERM) for CEPL’s leadership programs. She has led the Center’s ERM practice since its inception in 2015. Natalie’s purpose is helping leaders imagine alternative futures for themselves, their people, and their organizations. (more…)

Linda Irvine

Linda Irvine Linda Irvine is the Executive Director of the Risk Management Branch (RMB).  As Executive Director Linda is responsible to assess, formulate, establish, implement and direct the provision of a broad range of risk management initiatives, policies and services to safeguard the public interest including: enterprise risk management and security policies for the provincial government and entities; comprehensive insurance and self insurance programs; loss prevention 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…)

Imad Jebara

Imad Jebara As VP of Customer Success, Imad leads a team of GRC professionals to drive optimal outcomes for clients in the delivery of Governance, Risk, and Compliance and ESG solutions. Imad leverages his more than 17 years of experience, 10 of which spent with KPMG Risk Advisory practice where he honed in his experience and expertise in the multiple GRC domains including SOX and other Compliance (more…)

Patricia Kalla

Patricia Kalla Patricia (Patty) Kalla serves as the Chief of Staff and Director, Integration Office, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Ms. Kalla is responsible for supporting the FIMA leadership team by providing an enterprise view that ensures FIMA is unified and recognized as a world class organization. In her role, Patty serves as the catalyst for the integration of FIMA’s programs (more…)

Safa Khaleq

Safa Khaleq Ms. Safa Khaleq is an experienced KPMG Director, with over 19 years of experience, focused on serving clients with complex accounting transactions, enterprise risk management, internal audit, business process reengineering, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) implementation, and strategic transformations. Over the course of her career, she has supported clients at various defense agencies, a civilian agency, not for profit organizations and small businesses. Ms. Khaleq (more…)

Emily Kornegay

Emily Kornegay Emily Kornegay has served as the Assistant Chief Financial Officer for Budget at HUD since November of 2017 where she leads the formulation, appropriations negotiations, and execution of HUD’s $61 annual appropriated budget as well as performance management and strategic planning. Prior to this role she spent over four years at the Treasury Department in the Office of Domestic Finance, where she worked as the (more…)

Jonathan M. Lash

Jonathan M. Lash, CFE and Senior Fraud Program Specialist/Risk Officer, works in the Departmental Enforcement Center (DEC) at HUD, which provides independent oversight of the administration of HUD programs and its external partners. He began ERM work in 2017 after meeting the HUD Chief Risk Officer and supporting the beginning of the ERM effort at HUD. Before joining the DEC, his career included 30 years (more…)

Jacob Lee

Jacob Lee Jacob (Jake) Lee is the chief risk officer for the Department of the Interior. After 27 plus years in the USAF as a weather forecaster that literally took him around the world Jake began his second career at the US Fish and Wildlife Service in October of 2005 as the internal controls coordinator.  He moved to the Bureau of Land Management in 2009 where he (more…)

Alyssa Lokits

Alyssa Lokits Alyssa Lokits is a Sr. Product Manager for the Enterprise and Operational Risk Management Solution as well as Public Sector Solution in Archer. Prior to working within the Product Function, Alyssa had 5 years of experience as a technical and functional pre-sales engineer at Archer supporting enterprise IRM teams to meet their program requirements across industry verticals. Outside of Archer, she works with non-profits to (more…)

Sarah (SJ) Lynch

Sarah (SJ) Lynch Sarah (SJ) Lynch currently serves as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Enterprise Risk Management Director. Since 2011, she has held cross-cutting senior manager and executive roles at the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services. Prior to these roles, she led and conducted studies at GAO and worked briefly on the Hill. She earned her MPP at the U of Minnesota (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…)

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…)

Jason Miller

Jason Miller Jason Miller has been executive editor of Federal News Network since 2008. Jason directs the news coverage on all federal issues. He has also produced several news series – among them on whistleblower retaliation at the SBA, the overall impact of President Obama’s first term, cross-agency priority goals, shared services and procurement reform. (more…)

Rosalyn G. Millman

Rosalyn G. Millman Rosalyn G. Millman leads the Federal Railroad Administration’s strategic planning, enterprise risk management, organizational performance, and evaluation lines of effort. She provides sustained attention to FRA’s current and future effectiveness based on its strategic and operating environment and works with leaders and managers to translate goals and strategies into multiyear plans and annual resource requests. She previously worked with the Government Accountability Office, U.S. House (more…)

Kristina Narvaez

Kristina Narvaez Kristina Narvaez is the Supplier Risk & Business Continuity Manager in the Supply Chain Organization at Intermountain Healthcare. She was hired in July 2020 to help design and implement a third-party supplier risk management program for Intermountain Healthcare. She graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Risk Management and then she received her MBA from Westminster College with two advanced certificates (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…)

Nancy Potok

Nancy Potok Dr. Nancy Potok is a Senior Fellow at The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership. She served as the Chief Statistician of the United States in the Executive Office of the President until January 2020. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau, where she established the Enterprise Risk Management program. Dr. Potok (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 Stephen Quinn is 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). He is also a co-originator of the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP).  He was (more…)

Stacy Richkun

Stacy Richkum Stacy Richkun is the Chief of the Risk Management Branch in the Department of Interior (DOI)’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Cybersecurity Division and oversees the areas of Enterprise Cyber Risk Management including ICT-Supply Chain and Continuous Monitoring, High Value Assets (HVAs) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).  She has been at DOI since 2005.  She first served as a contractor supporting FISMA (more…)

Mark Ripley

Mark Ripley Mark has spent over 30 years in enterprise risk, internal audit and assurance roles in UK central government and the private sector. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CFIIA) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA). Mark led the revision and publication of the UK central government principles and concepts for the management of risk (The (more…)

Greg Robinson

Greg Robinson Greg Robinson has 28 years of service with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, serving in Banking Supervision and Regulation, Credit Risk Management, and, most recently, managing the Integrated Risk Management team. In his current role Greg is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance Services, and Data Privacy. Greg is heavily involved in work for the Federal Reserve System as a contributor to ongoing risk (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…)

Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan Liz Ryan currently serves as the Deputy Chief Management Officer for the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) in Washington, DC. Ms. Ryan has managed ERM, credit programs, and economic development programs and has worked at federal agencies including NOAA, NASA, and the Departments of State, Commerce, and Interior. Ms. Ryan earned a Masters in Public Administration from American University and is certified in (more…)

Cora Shepherd

Cora Shepherd Cora Shepherd is Director of Accounting at the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has over 16 years of experience in Federal financial management. Cora currently serves as the Director of Accounting for the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is ERM Champion at NEH, leading the ERM Implementation effort at NEH.  Cora has worked in multiple Federal agencies, including the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, (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…)

Thomas H. Stanton

Thomas H. Stanton Thomas H. Stanton is a former president of AFERM, former member of the federal Senior Executive Service, and Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). In 2017 NAPA honored him with the George Graham Award for Exceptional Service.  In 2018 AFERM honored him with the Enterprise Risk Management Hall of Fame award. He serves on the adjunct faculty of Johns Hopkins University and has (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

Meredith Stein Meredith Stein, CPA, works at the National Institutes of Health. NIH is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Stein provides institutional oversight for twelve agency-wide programs: Privacy Act, Enterprise Risk Management, Program Integrity, Records, Internal Controls, Policy, Delegations of Authority, Federal Register, Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act, Regulations, Forms, and Organizational Changes. Ms. Stein consistently looks for opportunities to reduce (more…)

Kevin Stine

Kevin Stine Mr. Kevin Stine is NIST’s Chief Cybersecurity Advisor and Associate Director for Cybersecurity in NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory. He also serves as Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division. In these roles, he leads NIST collaborations with industry, academia, and government to build trust in information, systems, and technologies by advancing cybersecurity and privacy standards, guidelines, and measures. (more…)

Jason Swegle

Jason Swegle Jason Swegle has been with the Department of the Interior (DOI) since summer of 2006.  He is currently the Section lead for Cybersecurity Risk Management in the Risk Management Branch of DOI’s Cybersecurity Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Swegle has over 30 years of IT experience and has been focused on Cybersecurity for the bulk of his IT career.   Most recently Mr. (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…)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb spent 21 years as a risk taker (quantitative trader) before becoming a researcher in philosophical, mathematical and (mostly) practical problems with probability. Taleb is the author of a multivolume essay, the Incerto (The Black Swan, Fooled by Randomness, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game) covering broad facets of uncertainty. It has been published into 43 languages. In addition to his trader life, Taleb has also written, as a (more…)

Kenneth M. Tinsley

Kenneth Tinsley Kenneth M. Tinsley is the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Senior Vice President of the Office of Risk Management. He has held this position since January 2016 and is the first career-level CRO in the EXIM’s history. As CRO, Mr. Tinsley is responsible for implementing the position’s Charter-mandated responsibilities. Essentially, the CRO is responsible for all matters related to managing and mitigating all risk to (more…)

Ophelia Usher

Ophelia Usher Ophelia is an expert associate partner in McKinsey’s Stamford office who specialize in topics related to operational resiliency, crisis preparedness, crisis response, crisis recovery, business continuity, and operational excellence under pressure. She has served local, state and federal agencies as well as private sector clients (e.g., aviation, advanced industries. Her work focuses on launching and scaling up new response operations quickly (e.g., nerve center), business (more…)

Jana Utter

Jana Utter Jana Utter serves as the Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for Centene Corporation, a Fortune 25 multinational healthcare enterprise headquartered in St. Louis.  She is responsible for ERM and managing Centene’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and reporting.  Jana is also responsible for the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment and Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure reporting processes. She holds degrees in accounting and (more…)

Steve Vetter

Steve Vetter Mr. Vetter is the Compliance and Risk Officer for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Mr. Vetter has over 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing and management consulting. He has a broad knowledge of enterprise risk management, OMB A-123 internal controls, federal financial management, Treasury fixed income securities, financial management systems, government accounting, financial statement preparation, auditing, federal regulations, project management and administrative (more…)

Cynthia Vitters

Cynthia VItters Cynthia Vitters is a Managing Director in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Advisory practice, and leads Deloitte’s Government & Public Services Enterprise Risk Management practice.  In this role, she and her team support clients across the federal, state and local governments as well as higher education institutions, helping them to identify, interpret, and prepare for risks that can impact business as usual as well as lead, (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…)

Jen Wade

Jen Wade Jen Wade is the Director of Budget Formulation within the FDA’s Office of Budget. As Director, Jen is responsible for formulating and justifying over $6 billion in annual resources and multi-year budgets for the FDA. She has experience in budget formulation, policy, legislative and program operations. Jen has served in various roles including as a senior HHS analyst over the Indian Health Service’s $7.4 billion (more…)

Dr. Paul L. Walker

Dr. Paul Walker Dr. Walker co-developed one of the first courses on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and has done ERM training and advising for executives and boards around the world. This includes helping boards develop risk oversight practices, benchmarking ERM practices, working with organizations to develop the risk and strategy connection, helping organizations link risk to innovation, building a strategic risk identification profile, conducting black swan and strategic (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…)

Mary Jean White

Mary Jean White Mary Jean White of MJ White Consulting, Inc. has over twenty-seven years of experience in Federal compliance and risk management, grants management, procurement, cost accounting, grant writing, strategic planning, and compliance monitoring, as well as grants and legislative process training for public sector, non-profit, and commercial organizations. MJ is a recognized Subject Matter Expert in the Uniform Administrative Requirements (2 CFR 200) and the Federal (more…)

Debra Williams

Debra Williams Debra Williams is the Senior ERM Advisor in the Strategic Planning & Performance Staff Office at the Department of Justice. Under the Director’s leadership, she manages the Department’s ERM Program using a comprehensive risk framework and methodology to guide Departmental components in the identification and management of enterprise risk that may have a significant impact on the performance and achieve of the Department’s strategic objectives (more…)

Dan Williams

Dan Williams Dan Williams is Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of McKinsey & Company. He is a leader in McKinsey’s Risk Practice, leads the Regulatory Service Line, and has both in depth experience in supporting institutions in their regulatory responses and experience examining and advising institutions on building effective risk management and oversight operating models across lines of defense. Select recent experience Leading the regulatory responses (more…)

Jing Williams

Jing Williams Ms. Jing Williams is the Division Director of the Department of Systems Policy and Compliance (DSPC) with the HHS Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources, Office of Finance. She manages the HHS Financial Systems Policy and Compliance program that provides HHS financial systems policy and guidance; security and internal controls oversight; and audit response and remediation. Since 2015, Jing has led a Departmental collaboration effort with (more…)

Kathy Zelnik

Photo Not Available Kathy has been the Chief Risk Officer for the Department of Education office of Federal Student Aid since 2018. Prior to this role, Kathy was a consultant in PwC’s Public Sector Risk Consulting Practice, specializes in delivering solutions to help clients embed a proactive and dynamic risk management capability and mindset into business practices, starting from the onset of strategic planning and extending throughout strategy (more…)

Bob Zukis

Bob Zukis Bob is the Founder and CEO of Digital Directors Network. DDN is the only boardroom advisory and executive network focused exclusively on systemic risk and digital and cybersecurity risk oversight. Bob is one of the world’s leading advocates and educators on these issues related to corporate governance and the digital business system. He’s the creator of DiRECTOR™, the only systemic risk framework for governing complex (more…)