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CRO Lecture Series Presents Peter Schnall of Capital One

Sep 27, 2011
Experiential / Reality-based Learning


CRO Lecture Series
Peter Schnall, CRO, Capital One
October 11, 2011 | Washington, D.C.

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and the DC-Chapter of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) are proud to invite you to our on-going Chief Risk Officer Lecture Series that brings C-Suite Professional Risk Managers to Washington, D.C., to discuss sound practice and promote higher-standards for risk governance and financial risk management. Peter A. Schnall, chief risk officer and executive vice president at Capital One, will speak on "Risk Management in Action: How Risk and Business Managers Drive Strategy and Control Risk" at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

The focus of this lecture is on the depth, range, and scope of skills and abilities needed to be an effective risk manager. Mr. Schnall will explain numerous, practical ways risk management is used to create sustainable strategic value for an organization and will detail the numerous competencies required to be an effective risk leader; a leader that not only controls risk but one that intelligently accepts, manages, and mitigates risk. How does risk management drive improved enterprise risk governance? How is this value realized in practice? How can effective risk management make the business better and promote financial stability and resiliency? Mr. Schnall will also offer some thoughts on what makes risk management an interesting and high-growth profession.

Speaker Bio
Peter A. Schnall serves as Capital One’s Chief Risk Officer with responsibility for Credit, Compliance, Enterprise Risk and Operational Risk. He is a member of Capital One’s Executive Committee. Prior to becoming Chief Risk Officer, he was the company’s Chief Credit Officer from 2002 until 2006, and was a division head in the U.S. Card business from 1997 to 2002 where he had business responsibility at various times for Capital One’s Super-prime, Installment Loan, and Underserved businesses in addition to several specialty segments. Before moving into the credit card division in 1997, he served in the new business development area. He joined the company in 1996. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale.

This is a free event and seating is very limited. 

CRO Lecture Series
October 11, 2011, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Peter A. Schnall
Chief Risk Officer/EVP, Capital One
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004


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