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 for application at the organization, program and project levels. Prior to joining NIST, Ms. Ivy worked with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Financial Risk, Policy and Controls, where she provided risk oversight for a $6B American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) project portfolio and later implemented the Department’s internal controls program. In 2017, Ms. Ivy received an ERM Professional of the Year award from the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM).
In private industry, Ms. Ivy served as a research director and product manager for a financial services and corporate governance firm, where she oversaw research and product teams located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Ms. Ivy has an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and a B.A. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies from the College of William & Mary. She is a member of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) and the Association for Government Accountants (AGA).