Joe Pugh

Joe Pugh is the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) & Compliance Director at AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.

Joe built, matured and has focused on making the AARP ERM program strategic.  Joe was the architect of the ERM framework and established an ERM governance cadence that provides risk informed information to executives, the Board of Directors and key decision makers at all levels of the organization.  Under Joe’s leadership, the organization has become more risk savvy and able to understand the enterprise risks “to” and “of” strategic priorities, as well as the capability to act quickly when risk exposures change.  Joe regularly delivers ERM reporting to executive management, the Board of Directors and its Committees.

In addition, Joe assists the organization with developing and executing various strategies designed to promote a strong ethical culture and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Before joining AARP, Joe was responsible for the day-to-day risk management and compliance for a mutual fund company, where he held FINRA Series 6 and 26 licenses.

Joe has an MBA from Marymount University. He is a RIMS Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) as well as having the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA™) designation through the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Any opinions expressed by Joe are solely his own and are not made on behalf of AARP.