December Risk Management Council to Focus on Active Shooter Response, Cybersecurity, and Compliance Risk


More than 70 credit union professionals attended the first Risk Management Council this spring in Boise, Tigard, SeaTac, and remotely through video conferencing.

Credit union professionals will hear from experts, share best practices, and discover solutions to shared challenges at the Risk Council meeting to be held next month.

Following the success of the first council held in April, the Dec. 10 gathering will focus on risk from a variety of different angles and cover topics designed to help risk professionals think about the discipline in a holistic, enterprise-wide manner.

“Building a risk-aware culture and implementing enterprise risk management can be quite an undertaking,” said Daniela Parker, Chief Risk Officer at TwinStar Credit Union and Risk Management Council member. “It can often seem unattainable until you start talking to your credit union peers. I always get so much out of exchanging best practices and ideas with others in risk management, and most importantly, it reminds me that my obstacles are not unique. The ability to collaborate and learn with and from each other is priceless.”

Attendees will hear from experts on a number of topics, including:
  • Operational and Security Risk with Mike Petrone, Risk Management Consultant at CUNA Mutual Group – Petrone will focus on how credit union professionals can be prepared should there be an active shooter situation.
  • Compliance Risk Deep-Dive with Hal Scoggins, Attorney at Farleigh Wada Witt – Compliance risk is a hot topic for credit unions today. During his presentation, Scoggins will address key aspects of compliance risk and share best practices for mitigating associated risks.
  • Cybersecurity and Cyber Threats with Tim Ryan, Managing Director at Sheltered Harbor – Attendees will learn how to get ahead of dynamic cybersecurity threats by connecting with a robust ecosystem of financial institutions working together to minimize risk and get ahead of incident recovery.

Council meetings are hosted at your Association’s offices in Boise, Tigard, and SeaTac, and may also be attended online from the comfort of your office or desk. Lunch is provided to those who attend at an NWCUA office location. All council meetings run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PST), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MST).

In addition to the Dec. 10 Risk Management Council, your Association has other councils on the calendar for 2019, including the Commercial Services Council on Nov. 14, Compliance Council on Nov. 19, and the HR & Trainers’ Council on Dec. 11.

Questions about the NWCUA’s Councils? Contact Carmen Vigil, Director of Cooperative Momentum.

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