President: Marianne Roth

Marianne RothMarianne Roth is the Chief Risk Officer at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Since January 2017, she has been responsible for creating an ERM program and managing an agency-wide approach to risk management. She is the President of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM).  In 2020, Marianne was named “Leader of the Year” by AFERM.  In 2019, she received the Theodore Roosevelt Leadership in Government Award in the “Visionary” category for her work in implementing ERM at CFPB.

Previously, Marianne served as the Branch Manager for Enterprise Risk Management within the Office of the Chief Risk Officer in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this role, she oversaw all ERM activities at TSA and led the agency in its efforts to significantly mature its ERM program.  TSA’s ERM program was recognized by GAO in its report titled ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT: Selected Agencies’ Experiences Illustrate Good Practices in Managing Risk.

Marianne was the Director of the DHS Efficiency Review (DHS ER) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  She was responsible for managing a Department-wide program to improve DHS operations by reducing costs, streamlining processes, eliminating duplication, and increasing communication and collaboration.  Marianne oversaw the implementation of 46 DHS ER initiatives across the Department and identified more than $4 billion in cost avoidances.  The DHS ER was recognized by Vice President Biden as a model program for all federal agencies and was recognized by GAO in its report titled STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT: Key Practices from Select Efficiency Initiatives Should Be Shared Government-wide.

In 2008, Marianne was selected to serve on the first DHS Presidential Transition Team.  She was responsible for helping to educate and prepare the new DHS leadership.   Marianne also served as a Program Manager in the Office of the Deputy Administrator, TSA.  In this position, she was responsible for developing, designing, and leading the implementation of high complexity and high visibility programs that impact TSA’s management and operations at a national level.

Prior to joining DHS, Marianne worked with BearingPoint, and Booz Allen Hamilton where she led many complex process improvement/reengineering and organizational redesign engagements for diverse Federal clients including U.S. Department of State, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and U.S. Department of Labor.

Marianne regularly advises other federal government agencies on their ERM implementation.   She is the co-chair of the Small Agency Community of Practice (SACoP) for ERM.  Marianne has served as co-chair of the AFERM Annual Summit in 2020 and 2020.  She has spoken on ERM at many professional conferences and trainings including AFERM, Association for Military Comptrollers, Association of Government Accountants, Conference Board, and the Potomac Forum.  Marianne was interviewed on “Government Matters” television program, WABC7 Washington for her efforts in leading TSA’s ERM program, Federal News Network,  and has presented on ERM webcasts for Gartner and George Washington University.   Marianne holds a MA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and a BA in Government from Franklin and Marshall College.