Smith School’s Center for Financial Policy Teams with PRMIA
Host Inaugural Chief Risk Officer Speaker Series
Dec. 15, 2010, in Washington, D.C., the Center for Financial
Policy at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland,
and the Professional Risk Management International Association (PRMIA) jointly
hosted the inaugural Chief Risk Officer Speaker Series. The speaker series is
the result of an on-going partnership between the Smith School and PRMIA and is
intended to bring risk practitioners together with the next generation of risk
leaders to have an evolving dialogue about important risk topics.
The featured guest speaker was Brenda Boultwood, SVP and chief risk officer
for Constellation Energy Group. Her presentation was made to a group of PRMIA
members and Smith School MBA students and faculty on “Defining a Strategic Risk
Management Approach.” The presentation focused on developing an integrated view
of risks across the organization, tailored to the specific needs of the company.
Important themes of the presentation included the criticality of strong risk
governance, cross-functional acceptance and accountability of the risk
management process, identification of emerging risks and clear performance
Laursen from NERA – also representing PRMIA – and Cliff Rossi,
Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Financial Policy jointly welcomed
guests to the event.
“The Center for Financial Policy has entered into a partnership with the
Professional Risk Management International Association (PRMIA) to host a series
of quarterly Chief Risk officer Lecture Series featuring the leading risk
professionals from financial and nonfinancial corporations,” said Rossi. “The
events are being sponsored by Angel Oak Advisory Services.”
The Center for Financial Policy launched in November 2009 and develops
thought leadership in financial policy that impacts corporate performance,
capital allocation and the stability of the global financial system. Located in
Washington, D.C., at the Smith’s School’s campus in the Ronald Reagan Building
and International Trade Center, the center is well-situated to take a leadership
role with its globally recognized faculty and its extensive relationships with
key policymakers, practitioners and academics.
PRMIA is a non-profit professional association with more than 72,732 members
in 200 countries and is represented globally by 60 chapters in major cities
around the world. Established in 2002 by a volunteer group of risk industry
professionals, PRMIA's mission is to provide a free and open forum for the
promotion of sound risk management standards and practices globally.