Mel Thomson

Mel ThomsonMel Thomson leads Enterprise Risk Management at the City of Phoenix.  She is responsible for balancing insurable and uninsurable risks by providing consultations to improve risk-based decision making and strategy throughout the departments. She has worked with various teams on Enterprise Risk Management at city and state levels.

Mel began in the benefits consulting arena and later transitioned into property and casualty at the State of Arizona’s Department of Administration in the Risk Management Division.  She was the Risk Administrator for the City of Maricopa where she designed and implement a new risk division.  Currently, Mel serves at the City of Phoenix’s Risk Management Division and is the Education Chair for Arizona Public Risk Management Association’s Board (AZPRIMA).  Her Master’s degree is in Administration at Northern Arizona University.  She has earned her Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and as an Enterprise Risk Management Certified Professional (ERMCP).  She is also certified in Lean Six Sigma.  Mel is currently working on her Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) Designation.